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Pikes Pub: Craft beer tour, with a chaser of Colorado Springs history
Pikes Pub: Craft beer tour, with a chaser of Colorado Springs history

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Galen Duffy took the scenic route to get to her dream job, behind the wheel of a minibus at Colorado Craft Tours. "I started at William and Mary (in...

Brewers around Colorado Springs feeling the crimp of new tariffs
Brewers around Colorado Springs feeling the crimp of new tariffs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Popping a tab on a cold one could soon cost more if brewers are unable to negotiate leeway in the Trump administration's recently enacted tariffs on...

Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs summer beer passports come with rewards
Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs summer beer passports come with rewards

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

We're on the cusp of summer adventure season. I trust you've got your passport in order. Not that passport. Your beer passport. Or, rather,...

Colorado Springs area beer related events starting May 24, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

Festivals, specials and other beer-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Pikes Pub: American Craft Beer Week turns 13
Pikes Pub: American Craft Beer Week turns 13

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

It was Mother's Day, 1970-something, and I was lamenting to my mom about the unfairness of a world that neglected to set aside a holiday specifically...

Pikes Pub: Sudsy 'ancient beer' challenge charts a path to June's Feast of St. Arnold
Pikes Pub: Sudsy 'ancient beer' challenge charts a path to June's Feast of St. Arnold

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, May 11, 2018

Don't you hate when you've been enjoying a thing and the government up and outlaws it? Centuries before Prohibition brought a temporary halt to...

Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs' first Latina-owned brewery opens with Cinco de Mayo celebration
Pikes Pub: Colorado Springs' first Latina-owned brewery opens with Cinco de Mayo celebration

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

As anyone who's ever started a brewery - or waited for one to open - knows, original "target opening dates" often turn into more of a...

Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Beer
Best of the Springs 2018 Expert Picks: Beer

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

New storm brewin' Atrevida Beer Co. (formerly Great Storm Brewing Co.) 204 Mountain View Lane, No. 3, atrevidabeerco.com, 266-4200 When Jessica...

3 Colorado Springs breweries win medals at 2018 World Beer Cup
3 Colorado Springs breweries win medals at 2018 World Beer Cup

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

Beers from three Colorado Springs breweries were ranked among the planet's best in the 2018 World Beer Cup awards, presented Thursday in Nashville....

Pikes Pub: 'Something's rotten at the Elsinore Brewery...'
Pikes Pub: 'Something's rotten at the Elsinore Brewery...'

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

There are movies about beer, and then there is "Strange Brew." The cinematic celebration of hops, hockey, hoserdom and - yes - "Hamlet" turns old...

Pikes Pub: Hazy IPAs go legit, and the brewru called it
Pikes Pub: Hazy IPAs go legit, and the brewru called it

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

As much as I applaud healthy risk-taking and embracing change, I am, at this point in my life, a firmly entrenched creature of habit. To put it...

Pikes Pub: Two new breweries open in Colorado Springs
Pikes Pub: Two new breweries open in Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Sunburns, snowstorms and fresh-blooming suds: Welcome to spring in the southern Front Range. The Colorado Springs area is celebrating the season of...

Pikes Pub: Penrose cider-maker expands distribution to Colorado Springs
Pikes Pub: Penrose cider-maker expands distribution to Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Kevin Williams was well into his journey down the traditional road to craft brewery startup-dom when he took a hard turn into an apple orchard. The...

Colorado Springs area beer related events starting March 22, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Tastings, festivals and other beer-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Pikes Pub: This bracket's for you, Colorado Springs beer fans
Pikes Pub: This bracket's for you, Colorado Springs beer fans

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Mar 15, 2018

If we happen to be chatting, and the NCAA Tournament brackets come up, please don't take it personally when my eyes glaze over and I start to drool...

Pikes Pub: 'Foam'enting a brewing unrest
Pikes Pub: 'Foam'enting a brewing unrest

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Mar 8, 2018

There's an episode of "The Brady Bunch" wherein youngest brother Bobby sets out to do laundry by himself, dumps in way too much detergent, and the...

Pikes Pub: Selling the fantasy of Colorado craft beer
Pikes Pub: Selling the fantasy of Colorado craft beer

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Mar 1, 2018

In today's highly competitive craft brewing world, creating a brand that resonates with drinkers - and keeps you in business for the long haul - takes...

Pikes Pub: Brass Brewing Co. nears grand opening in downtown Colorado Springs
Pikes Pub: Brass Brewing Co. nears grand opening in downtown Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Feb 26, 2018

It's all about perspective, and Woody Briggs is bringing a fresh dose of that to his military themed Brass Brewing Co., on track to open in mid-March...

Pikes Pub: Downtown taproom, Brewer's Republic, reopens
Pikes Pub: Downtown taproom, Brewer's Republic, reopens

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

After being closed for more than a month while the owners remodeled and made upgrades to the kitchen, Brewer's Republic is back, with a new look, tap...

Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Feb. 1, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

THURSDAY Bristol Brewery/Smokebrush Porter Release Party - To benefit Smokebursh Living Arts at SunMountain Center, 5:30-10 p.m., Bristol Brewery,...

Pikes Pub: Have a beer and get smarter during 'Talk Nerdy to Me' series in Colorado Springs
Pikes Pub: Have a beer and get smarter during 'Talk Nerdy to Me' series in Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Alcohol certainly facilitates the organized extraction of knowledge, as any Geek Who Drinks can attest, but a number of breweries and pubs also host...

'Beerland' winner Jessica Fierro takes reins at Great Storm Brewing
'Beerland' winner Jessica Fierro takes reins at Great Storm Brewing

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jan 24, 2018

A local homebrewer whose recipe for tamarind-flavored beer won the grand prize in a competitive TV reality show last year now owns Great Storm Brewing...

Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Jan. 18, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Beer-related events in and around Colorado Springs.

Pikes Pub: Here's to your health
Pikes Pub: Here's to your health

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Jan 22, 2018

At a recent brewery gathering, I was preparing to make my move on a full pint of freshly poured IPA abandoned (by acquaintances) at the table next door...

Pikes Pub: New Colorado Springs brewery set to open soon
Pikes Pub: New Colorado Springs brewery set to open soon

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Orthographers of Colorado Springs, you'll need a beer for this one: Dueces Wild Brewery? Not a typo. "'Deuces wild' is a very popular business...

Brewer's Republic will be revived in Colorado Springs thanks to former owners
Brewer's Republic will be revived in Colorado Springs thanks to former owners

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

In ancient Greek mythology, Cerberus was a monstrous three-headed dog who kept the dead from returning to the land of the living. In modern day...

Brewers Association in Colorado loves the 'historic' tax overhaul
Brewers Association in Colorado loves the 'historic' tax overhaul

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The new tax overhaul has many of us scratching our heads over how things will play out on a personal level, but the nonprofit group that champions...

Popular Brewer's Republic closes in downtown Colorado Springs after fire code flap
Popular Brewer's Republic closes in downtown Colorado Springs after fire code flap

By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

A popular downtown watering hole that's been a go-to spot for the city's serious craft beer crowd since 2010 is no more. Brewer's Republic, which...

Pikes Pub: Colorado craft beer guide maker's biggest challenge? Finding room for all
Pikes Pub: Colorado craft beer guide maker's biggest challenge? Finding room for all

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

When Mike Laur set out to create a definitive guide to the state's growing craft beer scene a decade ago, he knew he'd face a certain set of...

Pikes Pub: What's hot in cold weather seasonals in Colorado Springs
Pikes Pub: What's hot in cold weather seasonals in Colorado Springs

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

It's easy enough for a thing to smell the way Christmas is supposed to taste. Products spiked and sprayed with chemical facsimiles that insta-tap the...

Stephanie Earl bio:

Stephanie Earls writes about beer, brewing and the craft scene for The Gazette's Pikes Pub column, and devotes much of her off-the-clock time to field research on the topic. The odds of her someday hiking a fourteener would be greatly increased if someone opens a brewery up there.