Craft beer

Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

Women belonging to an organization called the Pink Boots Society came together around the world to brew beers March 8 – International Women’s Day. And for the first time, Durango was represented by...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Talk about Town: Beercat to make stop at Silverton Mountain

It looks like Silverton earned itself a spot on 10 Barrel Brewing Co.’s first-ever Beercat tour. But first, what’s a Beercat? “Think snowcat + beer = Beercat,” said Lauren Haber, a spokeswoman for...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Cavern restaurant now Down the Rabbit Hole

Basement bar The Cavern, at 640 Main Ave., went through an extreme remodel and is now Down the Rabbit Hole. An ownership group of 10 individuals hired Donald Fleming, who lives in Bloomfield, N.M.,...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Irish Car Bomb’ firkin to return Friday at Steamworks

Herald Staff Report Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its ongoing Firkin Fridays series by reprising the tapping of its “Irish Car Bomb” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday at its downtown brewpub and...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Collaboration Festival brings together beer makers from across Colorado

Food and beer festivals – and capitalism in general – are often based around competition. The Collaboration Festival in Denver next month, however, flips that concept on its head. And Durango is...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Gov. Polis signs bill paving way for brewers to more easily enter grocery stores

The first bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis will ease the path of beer into local grocery stores and eliminate what brewers say would have been “devastating” regulations on how they brew,...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liquor stores feel pinch from grocery store beer sales

A month after grocery stores started selling full-strength beer in Colorado, some independently owned liquor stores in La Plata County are already feeling the pain. The owners of Helen’s Country...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamworks to tap Snickerdoodle firkin during Snowdown

Herald Staff Report Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its ongoing Firkin Fridays series by tapping a “Snickerdoode” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday at its downtown brewpub and Purgy’s at Purgatory...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Sen. Bennet highlights impacts to breweries during shutdown

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to address the growing concerns of craft breweries and distilleries this week in a letter. The partial government shutdown...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partial shutdown stifles craft breweries, including Ska

As the partial federal government shutdown extends to a month, craft brewers like Ska Brewing Co. are feeling the pinch. Craft brewers that distribute across state lines need approval from the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska wins at Good Food Awards, debuts Green Silo Saison

Ska Brewing Co.’s True Blonde Ale was recognized as a winner at the 2019 Good Food Awards on Friday at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. The beer is a medium-bodied blonde...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

You won’t believe where Ska Brewing’s second biggest market is

It took the right timing, the right beer and a little bit of luck for Ska Brewing Co. to find its second biggest market. It seems odd that of all places in the world, Sweden would be such a huge...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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