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But wait ... what is a craft brew exactly?

I’ve written about a lot of stuff for this column: Day drinking, drinking on amateur night, lagers, IPAs, buyouts, sellouts, heroes, politicians, saisons, sours, summer beers, session beers, cozy beers, Netflix and chill beers, and all of it bent toward craft beer. But what the F is a craft beer?

I think craft beer is...

‘F*&% Your Hair’ and other political activity involving beer

There are a lot big political issues going on in America right now, and compared to most of them, beer is very, very, very low on the totem pole. I mean, our country is going through huge debates involving gun control, LGBTQ civil rights, economic inequality, women’s rights, latent systemic racism, and a major party candidate...

People changing the beer landscape that you should know about.

When I was a kid, I collected baseball and football cards. There was a gas station near our house that sold them and my brother and I would get a pack every time mom or dad stopped in to get gas or some grocery that they had forgotten in town. Back then, baseball cards were the internet for sports: What was John Kruk’s...

2016 Summer Music and Festival Guide

It’s summer time, and the living’s easy. But you don’t want to take it TOO easy. The advent of hot days and warm nights means a plethora of festivals coming out of the Southwestern woodwork. We put together a guide for you to follow over the next three months. Whether you love bluegrass, beer or simply fraternizing with...

Amazing summer drinks? Don’t forget the wine and cider

For me, every season of the year has associations with different beverages. The fall is football and beer and porches and cool evenings and sipping whiskey and the winter is cold nights snuggling with stouts and shredding the mountain with a backpack full of Euphoria Pale Ale. Spring goes perfectly with really fresh IPAs and...

Chicks will dig this new beer for broads ... right?

There is a new brewery, with a new beer, made by women and for women and I could not be happier. Thank god that they finally have their own beer, because I’m tired of women getting their hormones in my man beer. I’m tired of their periods and their makeup and their high-heeled shoes ruining the man bars and manly man places...

Durango’s best IPAs, explained

If there’s one place in town that seems to knock it out of the park each time with its rolling menu of IPAs, it’s Carver’s. Their recent string of IPAs – Main Ave., Twilight Peak, Vapor Trail and Bike Bike double to name a few – have hit an unparalleled level of balance and drinkability.

We talked with Carver’s head...

A primer on one of summer’s great beers: The saison

One of the most diverse and varied styles of beer is the Belgian style of saison. It’s a beer style that was almost extinct, kept alive by Brasserie Dupont, and resurrected by the craft beer movement worldwide. Saison means “season” in French and refers to the seasonal farm workers (saisonniers) who would be given daily...

2016 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic: The highlights

With this year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic kicking off Friday, May 27, in Buckley Park, here are the events you don’t want to miss this Memorial Day Weekend.

FridayFace Plant Ale, which is a collaboration brew from Ska Brewing Co. and Steamworks Brewing Co. in recognition of the Iron...

Behold: The greatest hangover cure ever (and if not, we’re sure to keep trying)

As I’m writing this, it’s now two days after Taste of Durango and the town is waking up from the collective hangover. For my part, I wasn’t terribly hungover on Monday because I made it to bed by my normal bedtime and did a pretty good job of recovering the next day, with water, coffee, aspirin, ibuprofen, and a huge...

As needed in Durango: Gay bar

For a small city and a mountain town at that, Durango has an increasingly impressive LGBT scene. As American society makes hesitant strides toward mainstream acceptance of queer culture (hello, Caitlyn Jenner), Durango has followed suit. This June marks the Durango Pride Festival’s seventh year; the more LGBT events on...

Trust me: Beer bill would be a disaster

Dear Colorado,

I wasn’t born here, I’m not a native, but, like a lot of transplants to your state, I love everything about you. I love your mountains, I love your rivers, I love your snow, I love your sunshine, I love your open spaces, and I love your cities. I love your beer, I love your love of weed, I love your local...

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