New England IPA: What’s in a Style?

A lot of people ask me “What is it that makes a New England IPA different?”. The big difference is that this style has a HUGE tropical and citrus hop flavor (think mangos and orange zest), but a low bitterness. This makes it extremely flavorful and drinkable even to...
Gluten-Free vs. Gluten-Reduced Brewing

Gluten-Free vs. Gluten-Reduced Brewing

“Celiac’s Disease” is one disorder that rips havoc on people’s digestive systems when they consume gluten.  Even for those that haven’t been diagnosed officially there are many more people that are considered to be “gluten-sensitive.”  Both of these groups of...
Behind the Beers: The History of Jalapeño Lena

Behind the Beers: The History of Jalapeño Lena

I was telling the story to somebody about how Jalapeño Lena beer was created and realized it was now several years ago that I made my first batch.  So I looked it up and sure enough, it was on October 24, 2011. I usually tell people it was made on a “Dare and Bet” and...
Yak & Yeti at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016!

Yak & Yeti at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016!

Do you have the Luck of the Irish? If you are free on Saturday March 12th, then, yes you do! That day is when Olde Town Arvada blocks off the streets near Grandview and Olde Wadsworth Ave. and we drink some beers and dance/listen to some rockin’ Irish bands. Yak &...
Collaboration Fest 2016

Collaboration Fest 2016

The third annual Collaboration Fest is almost here and features some of the most creative beer projects throughout the craft beer industry. This year’s festival will feature more than 75 collaborative projects from across the world, where each beer is crafted by...

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