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Pikes Pub: Triple S Brewery celebrates grand opening in Colorado Springs

Pikes Pub: Bristol’s Venetucci Pumpkin Ale pre-sale is Sunday
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sun, Oct 4, 2015

It’s fall. We know this because we can buy Christmas decorations at the pharmacy and pumpkin beers at the liquor store. In Colorado Springs, home of...

Pikes Pub: Old cronies - like Coors - in a craft beer world
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Forty years ago, Coors Banquet was the gold standard in American beer, iconic and scarce enough to send Snowman and Bandit on one of moviedom’s...

Colorado Springs brewery pulls in another Great American Beer Festival medal
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sun, Sep 27, 2015

DENVER - Trinity Brewing Co.brought home the hardware for Pikes Peak region brewers on Saturday at The Great American Beer Festival in Denver.


Pikes Pub: Oktoberfesting
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The world’s biggest beer blitz and competition is currently underway in Denver, but if record-setting crowds, long queues and limitless beer...

Pikes Pub: Fall craft beer fests, Bines & Brews and beyond
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Fall beer festival season is upon us. If you were able to score a ticket to the Great American Beer Festival, which sold out in 77 minutes in late...

Pikes Pub: All Colorado Beer Fest offers early bird deal
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

Tickets for the 2015 All Colorado Beer Festival officially go on sale next week, but - through midnight on Labor Day - organizers are offering a...

Pikes Pub: Toast fall (already?) at Bristol Octoberfest release
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Oh golden brews of summer, we hardly knew ye. Feels like yesterday we were singing the praises of newfound warm-weather faves (Upslope Thai-style...

Pikes Pub: 'Homegrown' beer festival takes vacated spot in Manitou Springs
By: Kate Shefte - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

After a series of events left patrons disappointed and confused, a craft beer festival is headed back to Manitou Springs in October.


Pikes Pub: HefeWheaties and now Starbucks? Craft beer's breakfast takeover
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

First it was HefeWheaties … and now Starbucks?

Welcome to Craft Beer Phase III: The Breakfast Takeover.

The Seattle-based java...

Pikes Pub: New Belgium's 'Clips Beer & Film' tour
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour rolls into Colorado Springs for an evening of craft beer and open-air, big screen viewing, 7:30 p.m....

Pikes Pub: A whirlwind web ride of beer
By: Robert S. Johnson - 0 Thu, Jul 30, 2015

As craft beer has gotten more popular, so too have websites dedicated to tasty suds. That’s helpful when cruising the Internet for beer column ideas,...

Brew tour takes charitable giving message to Colorado Springs craft beer crowd
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The Community Partnership for Child Development is taking its message on the road in a vehicle inspired by, and tailored for, the craft beer...

Pikes Pub: Pour-your-own beer pub opens in Denver
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sat, Jul 25, 2015

A new concept in craft beer sales, opening Friday in Denver, returns the power (of the pour) to the people.

First Draft, the first...

Pikes Pub: Pikes Peak Brewing continues growth
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Pikes Peak Brewing is expanding its reach, thanks to an agreement with Western Distribution that will make the Monument-based brewery’s beers...

Pikes Pub: Bristol RyePA release party
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Join Bristol Brewing Company for a rustic, “Rye-O-licious” celebration and the release of its Brewhouse Series RyePA, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the...

Klee blog: Drink up, Rockies fans — beer prices are competitive, at least
By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Are the plunging Colorado Rockies driving you to drink?

Then Coors Field is a fine place to be. We've long known the ballpark at...

Pikes Pub: Defining 'craft brew' just got easier. Not really
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Happy 20th birthday, Blue Moon. Go ahead and cry if you want to.

Yes, this could be the year of the identity crisis for the nation's mega...

Pikes Pub: Hop Theory has a new way to enjoy a pint
By: Robert S. Johnson - 0 Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Bobby Gattuso has a solution for fans of craft beer who want a lighter, cheaper option:

Go to

Gattuso, a 25-year-old...

Pikes Pub: Storybook looks to next chapter
By: Robert S. Johnson - 0 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Pete Kilman has a day job, but his dream is to have a storybook ending in which his beer pays the bills.

Brewing, talking and drinking beer is...

Pikes Pub: Summer arrives with a bash and brews
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Caution: Big weekend ahead.

Official start of summer. Father’s Day. And, if the forecast holds, no rain and temps in the 80s and 90s.


Pikes Pub: In the world of beer, what gose around comes around
By: Kate Shefte - 0 Wed, Jun 17, 2015

I remember my first gose clearly. It was from Cisco Brewers and made with ocean water. It was a bit like bodysurfing during high tide, getting sucked...

Colorado Springs homebrewer ranked among best in world
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Homebrewer wins bronze in competition

A Maple Rye Whisky Stout created by Colorado Springs brewer Christopher Crump was ranked among the...

Pikes Pub: Local homebrewer's beer among world's best
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

A Maple Rye Whisky Stout created by Colorado Springs brewer Christopher Crump was ranked among the very best at the 37th National Homebrew...

Pikes Pub: Happy 21st birthday, Bristol Brewing!
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Jun 11, 2015

In 1994:

- In Detroit, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed in the knee by a thug hired by the ex-husband of her rival, Tonya Harding


Pikes Pub: Steel City honors best in homebrewing
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Recreational beer makers from the Front Range region, and as far away as Ohio, brewed up more than 200 entries for the second annual homebrew...