March 7, 2009

Angry beer makes for happy people

A few weekends ago, my friend D was out in Colorado and together we decided to attempt to conquer the tasting rooms of several local breweries (Denver has the highest number of breweries per capita in the U.S., didja know?). I love me some hearty beers (like oh! that fantastic Cutthroat Porter), and dark amber ales. All in all that weekend, I think we tried 22 beers by my count.

Craft brewing appeals to me in the complex, rich flavors in all the different brews and the fiercely independent spirit of the great small operations we have here around town. It almost feels luxurious — much more so than a can of whatever pale mass-produced beer I drink when it’s on special for fifty cents. This film Beer Wars is coming to theatres on April 16th with a virtual live discussion hosted by Ben Stein.

It is, of course, a snapshot of whatever larger discussion you want to have about the little independent guys trying to make it against corporate behemoths. I plan to try and see it; I hope they serve beer.

Drinking Again – Haley Bonar

(okay, so the song’s about red wine, but I still love love to sing along with this one)

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2 Comments »

  • A great beer song… BEER by the Asylum Street Spankers. “my favoirte drug is a nice cold beer”… yummm… Will have to keep an eye out for this movie.

    aims — March 7, 2009 @ 10:43 am

  • dogfishhead owns my checking account.

    scott b. — March 7, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

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