First Draughts

Robert Wendeborne’s take on craft beer industry and issues

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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...

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My favorite moments from two years of ‘First Draughts’

In the next two weeks, DGO will celebrate two years of journalistic success and last month...

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How the cultural capital of beer makes my life worth living

One of the biggest perks of beer making and working in the beer industry is the fact that you...

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Being an accountant isn’t so boring when it’s at Ska

I often will take subtle jabs at the non-production people in a brewery. They’re the...

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A brewery’s unsung heroes: The packaging line

Most people in the brewing industry full time get their first taste of brewery life by...

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Everything you’ll ever need to know about Oktoberfest

For the first time in my memory, the beer world seemingly jumped the gun on all things fall by...

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What makes a good brewery great? Shared vision, values

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series exploring the...