First Draughts

Robert Wendeborne’s take on craft beer industry and issues

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Smuttynose auction seems like a potential steal. Or is it?

One of the really hard-hitting pieces of beer news in the last few weeks was the announcement...

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Stay classy Durango: How to do Snowdown right (and wrong)

Of all the activities, adventures, and all-around good times that Durango offers, Snowdown is...

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2018 beer predictions: Lots of lager and session stouts

Predicting the future is hard work, and nigh impossible. No one could have predicted two years...

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Know the limits of age – for beer and our bodies

This is probably the last column I will write on this computer. It’s almost 10 years...

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What I got right and wrong in my 2017 beer predictions

Every year in beer seems to move faster than the year before, and 2017 was no exception. From...

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An easy gift that (most) everyone will love: Booze

Buying gifts is one of the most tedious tasks this time of year. Though, the internet makes it...

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Why the saison is the perfect Thanksgiving beer

It would be really hard for someone to pick a single style of beer to drink with their turkey...

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Coffee beer is all the buzz

Many of my friends in Durango know that I love coffee. If I was not in a bar or a brewery I...