Craft beer

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale? Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Face Plant Ale returns for Iron Horse in familiar form

If there’s an official beverage of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, it’s the Face Plant Ale. Brewed by both Steamworks Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co. , the beer celebrating this weekend’s iconic...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

3.2 Beer is gone, but Colorado didn’t notice – sales jumped in January

Colorado beer sales set a new monthly record in January. When grocery and convenience stores started stocking full-strength and craft beers, it wasn’t clear how Colorado’s beer market would...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing to debut Rancid beer at punk rock festival

As a rule, “rancid” is not a term you want associated with something you’re about to put in your mouth. But Ska Brewing Co.’s upcoming Brewstomper Golden Ale might be the exception. The beer is the...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

WildEdge brewery celebrates two years of operation in Cortez

Tucker Robinson believes beer is best consumed with other people. So he made that a central tenet of WildEdge Brewing Collective, the business he started nearly two years ago. “We built the space...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s foodie and boozy events around the corner

Spring is in full bloom (that is, if it ever stops snowing), and that means Durango’s food and libation festival season is right around the corner. The first, our local wine experience, will kick...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

BREW Pub & Kitchen to close at end of the month

Durango will soon be down to just four breweries. Erik Maxson, co-owner of BREW Pub & Kitchen , has announced the brewery in downtown Durango will close March 31. “It’s an incredibly emotional...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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