July 25, 2011
Oh, hoppy wonder, you’re alluring and magic,
To waste you, sweet nectar, is the apex of tragic.
Some call you bitter, as if it is bad,
But your alphas and betas are sultry wonders to be had.
While others may race to pack in IBUs,
We know a simple nuance is better to use.
Full-bodied and refined, with a twinge of bouquet,
Pucker up and kiss a nice Titan IPA.
So, you’ve heard about #IPAday nationwide but now it’s time for some GD-specific deets!
Join us August 4th in the Tap Room to celebrate #IPAday in style:
-special Great Divide IPA taster flight
-one-day-only bargain pricing on Titan IPA shirts
-never-before-released #IPAday keg on tap
Plus, be entered to win a sweet GD prize pack by tweeting or Facebook-ing a pic of your IPA in the Tap Room with the tag #IPAday
Not in the 303? No problem!
You can celebrate with us from afar, too, by tagging pictures with Great Divide Brewing Company or @greatdividebrew or by letting us know what delicious GD IPA you’re enjoying in your own city on August 4th.
Tap Room will be open from 2-10pm. See you there!
July 8, 2011
Check out the #IPAday details here and worship the hop with us on August 4th!
Announcing International #IPADay: A Social Celebration of Craft Beer
San Diego, CA – July 7th, 2011 – Attention all craft beer evangelists, brewers, bloggers, and suds-savvy citizens! On Thursday, August 4th 2011, you are cordially invited to participate in the largest international craft beer celebration and virtual conversation the world has ever seen.
International #IPADay is a grassroots movement to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers, and brewers worldwide through social media. On Thursday August 4th, craft beer drinkers across the social sphere and across the globe will raise pints in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India Pale Ale. This celebrated style represents the pinnacle of brewing innovation with its broad spectrum of diverse brands, subcategories, and regional flavor variations – making it the perfect style to galvanize craft beer’s social voice.
#IPADay is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. #IPADay is opportunity for breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer. Getting involved is easy; the only requirements are an appreciation for great beer and the will to spread the word. Anyone can participate by enjoying IPA with friends, making some noise online with the #IPADay hashtag, and showing the world that craft beer is more than a trend!
Tips on How to Take Part:
1. Organize an #IPADay event at your brewery, brewpub, restaurant, bar, home, or office (Ex: An IPA dinner/cheese pairing/comparative or educational tasting/cask night/tap takeover…). Share your events on the official #IPADay forum at http://www.ratebeer.com.
2. On August 4th, share your photos, videos, blog posts, tasting notes, recipes, and thoughts with the world. Be sure to include the #IPADay hashtag in your posts Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, RateBeer, Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, Untappd or any other social media site.
3. See what other people are saying by searching “#IPADay” on Google, search.twitter.com, et cetera…
4. Track down your favorite IPA’s, ones you’ve been meaning to try, and ones you’ve never heard of; share them with friends and share your thoughts with the world.
5. Have a good time and know that by sharing your experiences online, you’re strengthening the craft beer community at large.
About International #IPADAY
Founded in 2011 by beer evangelists and social media personalities Ashley V Routson and Ryan A Ross, International #IPADay is the largest grassroots social media-based celebration of craft beer. The goal of #IPADay is to use social media to strengthen the collective voice of craft beer through the simple celebration of beer itself. The success of #IPADay hinges on the passionate voices of beer enthusiasts worldwide and their willingness to share that passion across the social sphere.
For more information on events or how you can support #IPADay, visit http://ipaday.eventbrite.com or contact (insert regional host brewery) at (http://www.breweryname.com/, facebook, twitter, *Change out with relevant brewery/blog info*
Thanks to The Ledger for making Colette their Beer of the Week!
June 29, 2011
Often, as we prepare to dive into a holiday weekend, we find ourselves caught up in the scurrying chaos of vacation plans, last-minute work minutia and the ever-present illusion of busyness. It’s easy to get lost in the grind.
On this holiday weekend, as we share America’s symbolic birthday, we will likely be awash with languid patriotic musings capable of making even Francis Scott Key blush. So, we’ll keep ours short.
In a time of gridlocked divisiveness, we’ll be celebrating what makes us unified: good friends, good food and good beer. Sitting down with family and friends and simply enjoying time together is what’s it’s all about. Rather than drawing partitions and finding differences, we’ll be raising a pint to the good things in life. How about you?
June 13, 2011
Please note, the Flickr pics listed in our previous post are to be credited to Sean Buchan, not “Sean Buchand” as we had errantly stated. Apologies!
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:
or here, at Denver Off The Wagon contributor Sean Buchand’s Flickr:
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.
#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.
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: