Craft beer

San Juan Brewfest celebrates 20 years of beer

The San Juan Brewfest is celebrating two decades as the largest beer fest in the Four Corners on Saturday, but it’s still just shy of drinking age. “It’s almost legal. In one more year, it will be...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Brewing Co. closes taproom, fires employees, moves to La Junta

Durango Brewing Co. abruptly closed its taproom last week in Durango, fired all of its local employees and is moving operations to La Junta. And it’s taking the Durango moniker with it. The move...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing Co. installs solar panels

Ska Brewing Co. has installed 223 solar panels at its world headquarters at 225 Girard St. in Durango. These new solar panels will generate enough energy to brew approximately 545,000 pints each...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Panda Beer anyone? Craft beers flow in middle-class China

SHANGHAI – “Panda Beer,” “Little General,” “Flying Fist IPA” and “Mandarin Wheat” are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this month in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Steamworks mountain bike course a hit among riders and fans

It was all about bikes and beer at Steamworks Brewing Co. on Sunday for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike races. One day a year, servers and bartenders have to dodge sweaty,...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

‘History, Hikes, Hops’ takes readers on a Colorado beer adventure

Craft brew guru and author Ed Sealover is the guy you want to have a tall frosty one with at the bar. Just be ready beforehand, or afterward, to go visit a historical site or have an outdoor...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With big changes in Colorado beer sales ahead, lawmakers scramble on rules

Come Jan. 1, you should be able to walk into most Colorado grocery and convenience stores to buy full-strength beer, the result of a measure adopted by the General Assembly in 2016. But that...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hops and hopes: Female brewers toast Women’s Day

Female brewers worldwide are raising a stein to International Women’s Day. Thousands of women in the beer business and female homebrewers are brewing together around the event, which falls on...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Grant will help market Durango’s craft brews

Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado, a regional partnership marketing effort, recently received a total of $40,000, in the form of matching grants from Durango Area Tourism Office and Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing to tap yerba maté beer Sunday

Giancarlo Vigil, the owner of the Maté Exchange who died in March at the age of 23, gave Ska Brewing Co. a recipe that sought to infuse yerba maté tea and beer just days before he passed away. On...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Route 66 brewery in New Mexico sued by Europeans over name

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico brewery that uses the Route 66 in its name faces a lawsuit from a European company that says it owns the beer sales and marketing trademark for the famed American...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango inventor combines music, robots and booze

The two most popular guests at a party are probably a robot and alcohol. One fascinates people and the other can make people fascinating. Ryan Finnigan, a mechanical tinkerer, is also likely...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News