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Durango Craft Spirits to release bourbon Friday

Durango Craft Spirits plans to release its straight bourbon, “Cinder Dick” on Friday. The bourbon is named after the railroad detectives who once roamed the West, and it has been aging since...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Steamworks reprises Colorado Proud Pale Ale

Steamworks Brewing Co.’s limited production beer, Colorado Proud Pale Ale is set to be tapped on Friday. The beer is made using ingredients exclusively from Colorado, including mountain spring...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Avalanche Brewing Co. wins Brewfest award

Avalanche Brewing Co. was chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 San Juan Brewfest on August 26. The winner was selected by attendees of the Brewfest. Avalanche Brewing is...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Hop harvest arrives at Steamworks Brewing Co. to make special beer

A sweet and calming aroma filled the air in front of Steamworks Brewing Co. on Wednesday morning as a mobile hop harvester stripped cones from vines. The harvester rumbled as the tines removed the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top 10 Reasons to Go to the San Juan Brewfest

The San Juan Brewfest will be held next Saturday, August 26. The Durango Business Improvement District manages this event, and this is the 10th year that I have personally been involved in it. Here...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Ska releases new Tart Mexican Logger

Ska Brewing Co. recently announced the release of its new Tart Mexican Logger, a sour version of the famous Mexican Logger, created by the company’s Mod Project. The beer is now available in 12 oz....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Downtown distillery gaining recognition

With six breweries, Durango is certainly a craft-beer town, but beers are not the only alcoholic products making a name for themselves. Durango Craft Spirits is on a streak, winning awards for its...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Anheuser-Busch will invest $2 billion in u.s. to push beyond Bud

The maker of Budweiser, facing more competition in America from craft brews and cocktails, is spending billions to fight back. Anheuser-Busch InBev will devote $2 billion in U.S. capital spending...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill to protect microbreweries receives bipartisan support

DENVER – Microbreweries across Colorado have some friends at the Capitol who showed them some love on Valentine’s Day. Senate Bill 134 would separate the retail and wholesale portions of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liquor joins beer, wine ballot battle to enter Colorado supermarkets

DENVER – Distillers have joined the ballot fight to allow full-strength alcohol sales in supermarkets, competing with grocery stores that have been pushing for beer and wine sales. Distillers on...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers struggle to find compromise on alcohol sales

DENVER – State lawmakers are working on legislation that they hope strikes a compromise in an effort to eliminate a ballot proposal that would allow beer and wine in supermarkets. The details of...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raise a glass; raise the bar

Drink up, Durango. Colorado makes a lot of craft beer. About 1.5 million barrels a year. According to the Colorado Brewers Guild, there now are 232 identified craft brewers in the state, a 109...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News