Sud Sisters   A Drinking Blog with a Writing Problem

Colorado Springs brewery caught in social media tiff; would it really leave town?

Dec 12, 2014

Beer is to blame for many a tiff, but usually only after it’s been consumed in great quantities. Something of a (sober) beer brawl broke out on...

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SudSisters: Hot peppers, beer provide mouth-burning lesson in pairings

Dec 3, 2014

"You look like you need this," says a nice man in a yellow volunteer T-shirt, noticing that my face has melted into a briney puddle on the table....

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Shopping on Black Friday? Take a break with these craft beer options

Nov 28, 2014

Doing some Black Friday shopping? Need a beer break? Here are some brewereis geographically located near Colorado Springs shopping hot spots. If...

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Sud Sisters: Craft brews infused at NovemberFRESH

Nov 19, 2014

What can a Randall do for beer? That depends on your beer, your ingredients and of course, your Randall. Developed by the folks at Delaware’s...

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SudSisters: Sales of seasonal AdAmAn Ale to help Empty Stocking Fund

Nov 19, 2014

Mmmm, the smell of cinnamon, ginger, honey and orange peel in the morning. The Gazette's SudSisters recently were treated to a behind-the-scenes...

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Great Storm rolls out barrel aged beers

Nov 18, 2014

Barrel aging a beer can significantly affect its flavor. The longer it sits, the more it’s influenced by the container — the elements imbued by...

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Get a mammogram, get a beer at Pikes Peak Brewing

Nov 6, 2014

This brew’s a chick thing, for good cause. Each October, as part of the brewery’s breast cancer awareness campaign, the female employees of...

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Blog: Spark up the fireplace, Bristol's Winter Warlock is here

Oct 31, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, the Winter Warlock has arrived. Bristol Brewing Co. released its oatmeal stout this week to replace its summer...

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Blog: Fieldhouse Brewing promises to change opinions about gluten-free beer

Oct 29, 2014

Maybe you’ve read that gluten free beer is not too tasty. But local brewery owner Niki Fields says before making a final judgment on gluten free...

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Fossil Brewing celebrates grand opening Friday

Oct 24, 2014

The Colorado Springs brewery population gained a new member Friday, with the grand opening of Fossil Brewing Company, 2-10 p.m. at 2845 Ore Mill...

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Blog: Local burger joint features local beers

Oct 23, 2014

Local craft beer is so popular at Bingo Burger restaurant that owner and Chef Richard Warner is going to add more taps, he said. This week the...

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TheatreWorks' Pints & Potions pairs shows with fitting suds

Oct 23, 2014

What’s the best accent beer for a “Psycho Beach Party,” a show described as a campy ‘Gidget’ with a slasher twist? Not an easy question,...

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SudSisters: Gluten-free beer does exist but the taste might not grab you

Oct 22, 2014

Gluten is a mixture of two proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. Beer is made from malted cereal grains such as wheat, barley and rye. So it...

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Tickets going fast for All Colorado Beer Festival

Oct 21, 2014

Dear ‘Rest of Nation’, We appreciate what you bring to the table, but this one’s just for us. Sincerely, Colorado   The All Colorado...

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Haunted Brew Fest favors booze over boos, but costumes encouraged

Oct 16, 2014

Relax: The goal of The Haunted Brew Fest isn't to startle you into spilling your beer. It'll leave that to the "real" haunted houses. With 50...

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The great pumpkin ale

Oct 15, 2014

Bristol Brewing Co. released their Venetucci Pumpkin Ale tonight. One hundred percent of the profits from the sale of each pint and bottle of the...

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SudSisters: Warm beer not cold comfort

Oct 8, 2014

A German health official sparked something of a furor last year when he intimated that a "bottle of warm beer" could be considered an acceptable...

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'Karma Hour' at Bristol benefits TESSA of Colorado Springs

Oct 7, 2014

We all could use a little good karma. Why not earn those cosmic brownie points while you imbibe at Bristol Brewing’s Karma Hour, a benefit for...

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Newest 'Drinker's Guide to Colorado' released, with expanded vision

Oct 6, 2014

Free beer! Have we got your attention? Good, because the 8th edition of the “Drinker’s Guide to Colorado”— expanded to a new,...

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Great American Beer Fest survival tip: Have a beer plan, stick to it

Oct 4, 2014

The Great American Beer Festival wraps up tonight with an evening session that, according to those who’ve experienced it, tends to be the most...

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Starbucks tests craft beer-inspired latte, but not in Colorado

Oct 1, 2014

We know that coffee and beer are two great tastes that, for the most part, taste great together. Some of our favorite seasonal beers are porters...

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Beers ease fears at Haunted Brew Fest

Sep 30, 2014

Relax: The goal of The Haunted Brew Fest isn’t to startle you into spilling your beer. They’ll leave that to the “real” haunted houses. With 50...

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Bristol's Venetucci Pumpkin Ale pre-sales begin Sunday

Sep 24, 2014

Colorado Springs' pumpkin beer celebration isn't in full swing until local darling Venetucci Pumpkin Ale arrives to the party, and on Sunday,...

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This bug's for you, German beers

Sep 18, 2014

This, from the TMI department: A recent study of 24 German beers revealed the suds contained a host of exotic, unintentional ingredients, from...

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Fun run and brew fest to benefit Colorado Springs animal welfare group

Sep 17, 2014

Celebrate the last Saturday of summer in a manner summer would applaud — with dogs, a little exercise (for a good cause) and beer — at...

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Brew hues inspire creative design line

Sep 15, 2014

The next time you're out at a bar and someone says, “That beer goes great with your shoes,” they might not be alerting you to a fresh spill. A...

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Blog: Monument Beer Week kicks off Saturday with Oktoberfest party

Sep 12, 2014

    Beer Week in Monument kicks off Saturday at Pikes Peak Brewing Co. with an Oktoberfest party -- and es wird fantastisch!...

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Brew fests ahead, in Monument and Colorado Springs

Sep 10, 2014

Where did the summer (beer festival season) go? Seems like yesterday we were slathering on sunscreen at The Feast of St. Arnold and the Springs...

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It's all fun and games, and beer, at Bristol's Beer Field Day

Sep 5, 2014

  Remember Field Day from when you were a kid? Well how about Beer Field Day now that you're all grown up. Bristol Brewing Company is...

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Smiling Toad Brewery opens new location, loses unique Colorado Springs distinction

Sep 5, 2014

It’s a bittersweet day for Smiling Toad Brewery. When doors opened Friday at the new location, 1757 S. 8th St., the brewery officially lost...

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Meet the Brewer night: Aspen Brewing Company

Sep 4, 2014

Meet the force behind the foam at Aspen Brewing Company, and of course sample varieties of that foam, 7 p.m. Thursday at Front Range Barbeque,...

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Tickets on sale for All Colorado Beer Festival

Sep 3, 2014

Tickets went on sale last week for the 8th annual celebration of the state's food and beers, set for Nov. 1, and for a limited time, Groupon is...

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Colorado Springs breweries ready to kick off Labor Day weekend

Aug 28, 2014

Labor Day isn’t until Monday, but no one has to wait to celebrate with great beer! Breweries in Colorado Springs are making sure there’s plenty...

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Area hops picking parties put fingers, elbows to work

Aug 27, 2014

He grew it and they’ll brew it, but first you get to pick it — fresh-from-the-bine hops, that is. In the run-up to the “Top Hop” fresh hop beer...

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MLB rankings, in beer-speak

Aug 18, 2014

Washington Post survey ranks teams based on ballpark beer offerings

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Variety is the spice of beer in Bristol Brewhouse Series

Jul 31, 2014

What happens when you throw open the toy box and encourage craft brewers to get creative? At Bristol Brewing, you get the Brewhouse Series, a...

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Beer sales contribute to economy

Jul 2, 2014

It’s just as I’ve suspected: beer is an economic driver.

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Rocky Mountain Brew Runs’ ‘Epic Experience’ for cancer in Colorado Springs

Jul 29, 2014

A Sunday spent running for a great cause, then celebrating with delicious local craft beer, is a Sunday well-spent.  Rocky Mountain Brew...

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More Springs brews on tap for Springs Beer Fest

Jul 25, 2014

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