Explore: 4 Noses Brewery Opening

I paid a visit to the brand new 4 Noses Brewing Company out in Broomfield for their opening day. I was expecting some good and some bad – because it was a new brewery after all. What I got was all fantastic.

The brewery itself was gorgeous. Wood-paneled walls, tree knots for tap handles, and a perfectly simple poured concrete bar. They even have a garage door to open up the brewery on sunny days. From the bar, you could see through the windows and take a gander at their massive set-up. These folks are not kidding around. They are fresh in the brewniverse and already they have an enormous brewing capacity. I could tell the founders had visited quite a few breweries and learned from other’s successes before building their own brewery.

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Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : April 2014

Tonight’s drink of choice: Double Skull by @epicbrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beertography #beerporn #beergasm #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer

“Tonight’s drink of choice: Double Skull by @epicbrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beertography #beerporn #beergasm #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer”

Yesterday’s haul. I’d say I did pretty well for myself. #drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #beerstagram #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Yesterday’s haul. I’d say I did pretty well for myself. #drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #beerstagram #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Happy National Beer Day!! Drinking Tree Shaker by @odellbrewing #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #chickswhodrink #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beer #beerporn #beertography #nationalbeerday #happynationalbeerday

“Happy National Beer Day!! Drinking Tree Shaker by @odellbrewing #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #chickswhodrink #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beer #beerporn #beertography #nationalbeerday #happynationalbeerday”

Attempting to please my jewish boyfriend and beer loving blog followers all at once by cooking a brisket in dried fruits, pasilla peppers, and Trippel by @newbelgium #drinkandspoon #passover #brisket #food #foodporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #cooking #beer #beerporn #instafood #instabeer #instagood #yum

“Attempting to please my jewish boyfriend and beer loving blog followers all at once by cooking a brisket in dried fruits, pasilla peppers, and Trippel by @newbelgium #drinkandspoon #passover #brisket #food #foodporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #cooking #beer #beerporn #instafood #instabeer #instagood #yum”

Benefits of food and beer blogging = delicious food and beer after work. #drinkandspoon #drink #eat #food #cooking #foodporn #craftbeer #instafood

“Benefits of food and beer blogging = delicious food and beer after work. #drinkandspoon #drink #eat #food #cooking #foodporn #craftbeer #instafood”

Drinking beer and making #guacamole is always a recipe for success 
#drinkandspoon #drink #eat #food #foodporn #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instafood #instabeer #instagood #yum

“Drinking beer and making #guacamole is always a recipe for success
#drinkandspoon #drink #eat #food #foodporn #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instafood #instabeer #instagood #yum”

A Gravity Ebb and Flow double red rye last night at @renegadepublik #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beerme #craftbeer #yum

“A Gravity Ebb and Flow double red rye last night at @renegadepublik #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beerme #craftbeer #yum”

Last night’s drink of choice: Black IPA by @sanitasbrewing - like the can says, it’s “dripping in hops”
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #colorado

“Last night’s drink of choice: Black IPA by @sanitasbrewing – like the can says, it’s “dripping in hops”
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #colorado”

This amazing chick, @amwatson made our smoked beer mac and cheese! Way to go and thanks so much for the support. I hope you enjoy the recipe! #drinkandspoon #cheese #food #foodie #foodporn #foodpics

This amazing chick, @amwatson made our smoked beer mac and cheese! Way to go and thanks so much for the support. I hope you enjoy the recipe! #drinkandspoon #cheese #food #foodie #foodporn #foodpics

Snagged myself the brand-spankin-new @rivernorthbrew IPA cans! And a glass of Goodman Life Belgian black IPA #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #ipa #hops #beer #beerporn #weekend #instabeer #instagood #colorado

“Snagged myself the brand-spankin-new @rivernorthbrew IPA cans! And a glass of Goodman Life Belgian black IPA #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #ipa #hops #beer #beerporn #weekend #instabeer #instagood #colorado”

Determined to become a beer genius. #drinkandspoon #drinkcraft #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #books #read #learn

“Determined to become a beer genius. #drinkandspoon #drinkcraft #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #books #read #learn”

Tonight’s drink of choice: @rivernorthbrew IPA #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beerpics #instabeer #instagood

“Tonight’s drink of choice: @rivernorthbrew IPA #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beerpics #instabeer #instagood”

 

Explore: River North Releases Canned IPA

Red. Hoppy. Portable.

Last night we went over to River North Brewery to grab a 4-pack of the brand new River North IPA cans. Once again, they have created another fantastic brew. The IPA is a spin-off of BPR and it is a citrusy, hoppy delight. I planned on saving some for cooking, but I guess I’ll just have to go grab some more because we drank them all. Don’t wait, go try it out.

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Explore: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

I knew The Source was a rad place long before I went there to drink beer. Not only had I looked it up online, I had eaten a delicious chorizo benedict at Comida, a restaurant in the building, a few weeks before. The Source is a collective of eateries, providers of booze, and quaint little shops. Within the warehouse, there is a butcher, a baker, a florist, a gallery, a distillery, and nestled in the back left corner is Crooked Stave. The surrounding atmosphere is hip yet the look of the bar is simple and sleek. They put all their focus into their brews, which becomes quite apparent when you start to drink them.

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Explore: River North Brewery – Anniversary Ale 2 Release

I said in my review I would return to River North…. and I did. River North Brewery in Denver released their Second Anniversary Ale this weekend and I was lucky enough to try it out. The bartender described it as “tropical” and I agreed. Its like Belgium meets Hawaii. Anny Ale #2 has those good farmhouse flavors you would expect in a Belgian Golden but it is also sweet. The sweetness tasted sort of like a pineapple but without the tartness. The other pictures are of BPR, which I’m now addicted to, and Hello, Darkness which is also delish. If you want to read more about those, check out my review of River North from a few weeks back.

 

Happy Anniversary River North Brewery!

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Explore: River North Brewery

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Can you imagine a tiny little beer haven where they play Alt-J through the speakers, have beautiful bartenders, and a surprisingly large barrel aging program? This sounds kind of like a beer dream doesn’t it? Well, its real and its called River North Brewery. Tucked away in a small building near Coors Field in Downtown Denver is this somewhat small Belgian inspired brew palace. Although it is slight in size, it pumps out beers with big flavors. Maybe you’ve heard of some of them like Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle or J. Marie. If you haven’t, you should try to get your hands on some of them. If you’re in town, visit their intimate taproom (which is no larger than my living room and kitchen combined) and grab a seat at the bar. You won’t be disappointed. We tried every beer on tap that night. When we left we were slightly tipsy and very happy with our overall experience.

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