Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated 17 years with us Saturday!

June 13, 2011

 

We couldn’t have made it this far without you and we were so excited to celebrate. Cheers to 17 more!

Saturday may have been #GD17 but Monday is #recoverymode. Catch all the pics here, in a sweet Westword slideshow:

http://www.westword.com/slideshow/great-divide-17th-anniversary-party-33530002/

or here, at Denver Off The Wagon contributor Sean Buchand’s Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanbuchandpt/sets/72157626946296002/

Day In The Life: Rumble Oak Aged IPA

June 10, 2011

 

They say I’m characterized by my subtle nuance. Well, I’m flattered, but I’m just being me. Some IPAs these days crash into a room like an elephant on fire. My style’s a bit quieter. No need to beat my chest and compete on IBUs. I like the finer things in life. The round vanilla undertones of French and American oak, lively debate about the inevitable nadir of modernist historiography, the lesser known works of Aeschylus or the fundamental orderliness of Baroque music.

That said, I’ve been known to kick back, rock out and throw down with the best of them.

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party

 

#2: Knickers: yep, you read it right. We will be selling our famous I <3 Hops underwear, along with a bunch of other sweet threads at the merch table. You know you’re livin’ right when you have a pair of beer underwear. Stop by and see the other cool clothes we’re selling, including some new apparel! This is the LAST DAY to buy tickets online. Tickets will be sold at the door, but they will be $30 and cash only. Do yourself a favor… you’ll be happy to have them beforehand.

http://gd17anniversaryparty.eventbrite.com/

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party

June 9, 2011

 

 

#3: Block Party: The term “block party” conjures up images of fun, food and friends. Luckily, our June 11th Anniversary Party will have all three! We’re shutting down the street while we throw down and we want you to be there! Join us for this once-a-year funfest, featuring food trucks, live music, special beers and sweet merch. Buy your tix online to save a couple bucks! Tickets at the door will be cash only and will be $30. Get ‘em while they’re hot:

http://gd17anniversaryparty.eventbrite.com/

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party

June 8, 2011

 

#4: Killer Tunes: Beer and live music were practically made for each other. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like hugs and kisses. Like freedom and bald eagles. Like mobility scooters and the elderly. That’s why our June 11th block party features the rockin’ styling of Lil’ Thunder, The Knew, Marty Jones and the Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers. Each hour brings a new band and it’s gonna be legendary. Buy your tix here:

http://gd17anniversaryparty.eventbrite.com/

Day In The Life: Hades Belgian Strong Ale

June 7, 2011

 

I know, I know. You and your wife are looking for a nice home to start a family. Maybe you’re a bit skeptical of the area. But, just hear me out. This Hades neighborhood is really coming around. What some call a terrifying dungeon of torment and suffering, I call a beautiful riverfront property! Even better, this storied neighborhood was briefly home to such celebs as Heracles and Theseus. Can someone say star-studded?! Access to the cul-de-sac is heavily guarded by a lovely pooch named Cerberus, so you won’t have to worry about any of your little ones running off. Ever.

Just consider it. I know once you do, you’ll be dying to make this your eternal home!

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party

 

#5: Meet and Greet

Ever wished you could sneak backstage at a concert and kick it with the lead singer? Well, here’s your chance. True, our brewers may not shred tasty guitar licks or pound out fat bass lines, but they sure are brewing rockstars. June 11th, you’ll get to try beers poured by the brewers themselves. $25 to eat, drink, listen to great music and chat with our brewers? Sounds like quite a deal!

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party

June 6, 2011

 

#6: Beer Patio

Our former Beer Lounge (a crowd favorite during GABF) has been quickly filling up with tanks as we continue to grow. Good news is that we have installed a brand-spankin’-new deck out by the tanks for the ultimate beer drinking. Stop by the 17th Anniversary party on June 11th to help us christen the porch! Get your tickets here:

http://gd17anniversaryparty.eventbrite.com/

Top 10 Reasons You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party

June 3, 2011

 

 

#8: Food Trucks

This year’s party brings some of Denver’s most acclaimed food trucks, including some weekly Tap Room faves. Your ticket gets you access to Basic Kneads Pizza (@ikneadpizza), Quiero Arepas (@quieroarepas), Stick It To Me (@stickfood) and The Denver Cupcake Truck (@CakeCrumbsTruck). Delicious? We think so!

Get your tickets here:

http://gd17anniversaryparty.eventbrite.com/

Online tix are the only way to pay by credit card. Tix at the door will be $5 more and cash-only.

Day In The Life: Samurai Rice Ale

June 2, 2011

 

I’m all about honor and, like every good Samurai, I offer the best of both worlds. On the one hand, I’ve been known to sit down and write languidly on the virtues of bushido. On the other…you ever seen me wield a broadsword? I’m the perfect warm weather beer—crisp, light and refreshing. But I’m sworn to protect the Great Divide shogun in the Denver prefecture, so you know I’m true to their characteristic boldness. When people find out I’m a Samurai, I often hear, “Ooh, like that Tom Cruise movie?!”

No. Not like that.