Distiller and brewer

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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 | UPDATED: 19 minutes ago | 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What’s more local than a homebrew bar?

Mancos is now home to a brewing company on Railroad Avenue that plans to cultivate community by giving homebrewers an outlet for their work. Owner Kathy Hands and brewer DeWayne Jackson opened the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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16th annual Brewfest making its way to Durango

Attention beer aficionados: The 16th annual San Juan Brewfest will take place Aug. 23 at Buckley Park. More than 50 breweries in conjunction with the Durango Business Improvement District will...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Founding beverages?

Local candidates for elected office carry on a democratic legacy of the Founding Fathers.They campaign for votes at places where people drink.Recently re-elected City Councilor Christina Rinderle...

DATE: April 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News