Colorado Roadtrip: Spotlight on Left Hand Brewery

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Our Colorado month keeps rolling on, with praise pouring in for the amazing beers we brought back with us. On this online stage of the roadtrip we’re trying to shine a little more light on some of the amazing breweries we’ve worked with. In this feature, we introduce you to the incredible Left Hand Brewery. The large Left Hand came from possible the most humble of beginnings. When founder Dick Doore fell in love with a simple homebrew kit he received for Christmas from his brother. His new found passion drove him back to the craft beer state in 1993, where he…

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Our Top 9 Bars in Colorado

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We hope you’ve been following this months roadtrip of Colorado, we have been having a blast sharing our experiences with you as you sample some of the wears we brought back with us. When we were over in the craft beer state we visited some of the most amazing bars and we’d like to share some of them with you… TAG This was a bar that has left a lasting memory with us (not something you can always say!) It’s where the barman Ben introduced us to Leopold Brother’s Whiskey, the best new age American whiskey we’ve tasted. Great service, vibrant…

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Colorado Roadtrip – Spotlight on Odell Brewing

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Hopefully you’ve been following our online roadtrip this month where we’ve been lifting the lids on Colorado’s craft beer scene. We visited the craft beer state to find some of the best beers to bring back with us for you to enjoy, two of which have been shipped fresh from Odell Brewing Co. First a bit about the brewery itself. Founded in 1989 by the three Odell brothers in downtown Fort Collins, it produces some of finest American takes on old fashioned British beer recipes. As a craft brewery it prides itself on not only the great beer it produces but giving back to…

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Colorado Roadtrip – Boulder and The Avery Brewery

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For those unfamiliar with Avery Brewing Co, they are known for producing some really heavy hitting beer. In America where a medium strength beer is usually 6 or 7%, thats quite something. We’re talking 18% barrel aged stouts and some killer mega hopped barley wines here. At the helm of this boozy ship is Adam Avery, one of the US’s most well respected brewers, a guy that was there right at the start of the US craft beer revolution almost 23 years ago. They make serious beers, seriously. There is no murals on the walls or howling wolves on the…

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Colorado Roadtrip – Falling In Love With Loveland

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Loveland is the quaintest of the cities we visited in our white 4×4, rolling through the craft beer state. It’s not something you hear often in the US, but in this case size doesn’t matter. Even though it only has a population of 72,000, its refreshing to still see the same passion and love for beer we saw everywhere else. 46 miles north of Denver, Loveland is very accessible for any visitor to Colorado and a must visit for any beer lover. Alongside some phenomenal breweries Loveland Aleworks, Grimm Brothers, Verboten and the tiny Crow Hop, the passion for craft beer in this…

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Spotlight on Lerwick Brewery

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Featured in last months Scotland box was a stunning IPA from one of the UKs most remote breweries. Some would say against the odds, Lerwick Brewery and the Shetland pony that marks their bottles and cans are gaining notoriety and they are thriving from their base 150km from the mainland. Lerwick Brewery started back in 2013 when three brothers fulfilled their life long dream of owning a brewery. Starting on a small scale, as many craft operations do, they sold to the Shetland market and as the tourists came and went through the town, wider interest started to surround the delicious brews…

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Five Places To Stay Where The Drinks Won’t Run Dry

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If you appreciate all things craft ale, know your lambic from your column still and can pair your pints with your dinner then you can join us in celebrating all things Wild Brewing. If not, read on and you can learn a thing or two. Here at Sawday’s Canopy & Stars, we’re purveyors of unusual places to stay in the great outdoors, and we’ve teamed up with Beer52 to rejoice the great and good of brewing in the UK. Amongst our inspected and selected glamping sites, think treehouses, yurts, shepherd’s huts, Gypsy wagons and more, they also have a selection…

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Colorado Roadtrip – Estes Park and Rock Cut Brewery

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As we sloped through the highways of Colorado, we entered the Rockies and the beautiful town of Estes Park. A popular base camp for those looking to explore the states national park, its chock-a-block with those setting off on a wilderness adventure, luckily for us there is some great craft beer around too. Our time in Colorado was pretty full on and Estes Park was the welcome break we needed. Staying in The Landing, a group of luxury cabins on the edge of the forrest we picked up a few cans and sat out on the porch. It was close to…

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Colorado Roadtrip – The Biggest Brewers in Fort Collins

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Next stop on the road trip, we drove into Fort Collins. One of Colorado’s small towns we were able to step out of our oversized pick up and cycle around to see the sights. For what the city lacks in size, it has some powerhouse brewery within its limits. The biggest brewer in town and indeed the craft beer state is New Belgium. It’s time to put that perspective for you; Last year it shipped an estimate 1 million barrels of beer. New Belgium has 783 employees over it’s two breweries Onsite in Fort Collins they have a gym, a climbing wall, table tennis,…

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