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Pikes Pub: National Drink Beer (Make-up) Day
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Sep 29, 2016

To celebrate the fact that we neglected to properly celebrate National Drink Beer Day on Wednesday, we're officially taking our Mulligan and...

Pikes Pub: Manitou Springs hosts Heritage Brew Festival
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

If you’re planning to head to Saturday’s second annual Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival, there’s still time to purchase advance tickets for the...

Pikes Pub: Great Storm celebrates Oktoberfest, Ivywild marks a century
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Craft beer may not be flowing at Oktoberfest in Munich, where the German beer purity law known as The Reinheitsgebot limits beer ingredients to hops,...

Pikes Pub: Move over craft beer; fall is cider time
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Spend any time in a taphouse or liquor store these days, you’d be hard-pressed not to acknowledge the growth in the craft cider industry.


Pikes Pub: Hops get fresh at 'Bines and Brews' in Monument
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Seventeen breweries, a cider house and moonshine distillery will pour samples of their wares at the third annual Bines and Brews Hopfest, 1-5 p.m....

Pikes Pub: C.B. & Potts steps up for ALS
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

C.B & Potts Restaurant and Brewery has joined the annual ‘Ales for ALS’ program a fundraising and awareness campaign to help find a cure for ALS...

Pikes Pub: Smithsonian seeks beer historian, Colorado prepping resume
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

This, from our Google alert for "dream job":

The Smithsonian Institution is hiring a beer historian/scholar to conduct archival and field...

Pikes Pub: Bristol Brewing seeks volunteers to weed at Venetucci Farm
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Earn a leg up on the rush for Colorado Springs’ most popular, super-limited-release fall seasonal by taking a knee, Saturday, at the garden where...

Pikes Pub: Toast National Zookeeper Week with (a) Smiling Toad
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Celebrate National Zookeeper Week with Colorado Springs’ Smiling Toad Brewery.

Through Saturday, the brewery will donate $1 from every pint...

Pikes Pub: 'Beersonality' test, swag heading to Springs' Brewer's Republic
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Explore your palate and what it may or may not say about your personality at a tap takeover featuring Left Hand Brewing’s yin and yang IPA offerings:...

Pikes Pub: ‘719 Brewfest’ is Tuesday in Colorado Springs
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Twelve local breweries and one distillery will serve up libations created in the Pikes Peak area at the second annual 719 Brewfest, 6 to 9 p.m....

Pikes Pub: El Paso County Fair hosts annual homebrew rodeo
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

The El Paso County Fair once again is partnering with the Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak for a homebrew competition, offered as part of the fair’s...

Pikes Pub: Celebrate with these 6 Colorado Springs beers for the Fourth of July
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Our nation was founded by those who sought to escape the yoke of royalty, and to toast the country that brung it (and not a marketing...

Pikes Pub: 14 breweries, including Bristol, split from Colorado Brewers Guild
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Fourteen of the state’s craft breweries, including some of its larger and more widely-recognized brands, have split from the Colorado Brewer’s Guild...

Pikes Pub: Summer craft beer season starts early in Colorado Springs
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

In beer world, strawberry blondes and summer sun are not mortal enemies.

Suds in point: Great Storm Brewing’s...

9 Colorado Springs-area breweries inspired to create beers for Feast of Saint Arnold
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Before you toast the seventh-century saint at his namesake festival June 11, there's still time to fortify with a survey course through the...

Pikes Pub: Brew runs and hoppy rewards for mowing the lawn
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Beer is normally a substance that goes better for those watching sporting events than for those athletes who participate on the fields of friendly...

Brewery moving on from Lincoln Center in Colorado Springs
By: Kate Shefte - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Local Relic won’t be putting down roots in the new Lincoln Center on North Cascade Avenue after all.

The brewery said in its newsletter...

Pikes Pub: Lincoln Center open in Colorado Springs, but beer still brewing
By: Kate Shefte - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Ivywild 2.0 has thrown open its doors. But its own beer offering - or two - is still trying to graduate.

Lincoln Elementary on North Cascade...

Pikes Pub: New SodaStream device aimed at fans of "crafted" beer
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, May 31, 2016

What’s the best way to make water more exciting and fun to drink?

Turn it into beer!

SodaStream International Ltd., manufacturer of...