Stories from the Tap Room

GABF 2017 NoCo Winners

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, October 9, 2017

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, Colorado


         At this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) we ...continue reading


The Best Winter Beers

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, January 9, 2017

Now that fall is in the rear-view mirror we can discuss the darker and heavier winter beer styles. Snow is falling and sometimes you just want to sit inside and warm your bones with a nice strong beer! Here’s our list of five amazing winter beers to try from the Fort Collins-area breweries during ...continue reading


GABF 2016 NoCo Winners

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, October 10, 2016

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, Colorado


         At this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) we ...continue reading


The Best Fall Beers of 2016

By Rowland Wasgatt on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Summer has passed and fall is here once again. With the leaves turning and autumn colors emerging, local beers tend to change, too, getting a little darker in color and heartier in alcohol content. Here’s our list of five amazing fall beers to try from Fort Collins-area breweries during these ...continue reading


The Best Summer Beers of 2016

By Rowland Wasgatt on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Now that we've hit the Summer solstice, here’s our list of five summer beers to try from around the Fort Collins area breweries during these longer, hotter days...

Cheers!

Heavy Melon (New ...continue reading


2016 Fort Love Brewers Jamboree

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Fort Love Brewers Jamboree - Fort Collins, Colorado


         Heading into the 2016 craft ...continue reading


Our Top Northern Colorado Breweries to Visit in 2016

By Rowland Wasgatt on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fort Collins Brewery Guide - Fort Collins, Colorado


         We’re looking forward to another exciting year ...continue reading


High Hops Brewery to Sell Beer for Good Cause

By Zach Weakland of High Hops Brewery on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

High Hops Brewery - Windsor, Colorado


         About one month ago, one of their own at The Windsor ...continue reading


Fort Collins Ranks 3rd for National Oktoberfest Index

By Hannah Goodman of Trulia on Saturday, October 17, 2015

         When Anheuser-Busch opened the doors to their Fort Collins Brewery in 1988, they opened the doors to the beginning of a craft beer culture in the Northern Front Range cities. Since then, ...continue reading


GABF 2015 NoCo Winners

By Rowland Wasgatt on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, Colorado


         At this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) we ...continue reading


Denver Events Happening During the 2015 GABF

By Rowland Wasgatt on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, Colorado


         Did you miss out on this year’s Great ...continue reading


Rocky Mountain High – Past, Present and Future

By Bill Van Eron on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rocky Mountain High - Fort Collins Brewery Guide


         I am dating myself, but what the heck, I ...continue reading


Fort Love Brewers Jamboree

By Rowland Wasgatt on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fort Love Brewers Jamboree - Fort Collins, Colorado


         Remember when you could go ...continue reading


Great American Beer Festival 2014: A Brewer’s Perspective

By Rowland Wasgatt on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zwei Brüder Brewing - Fort Collins, Colorado


         The 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be ...continue reading


Calling All Steves and Stephanies! It’s Stevetoberfest!!

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, September 15, 2014

Stevetoberfest - Fort Collins, Colorado


         Steve Jones, ...continue reading


The Colorado Brewers’ Festival Silver Anniversary

By Rowland Wasgatt on Thursday, June 26, 2014

25th Colorado Brewers' Festival - Fort Collins, Colorado


         Twenty-five years ago Doug Odell of Odell Brewing ...continue reading


Taps: Not Any Ordinary Sports Bar

By Rowland Wasgatt on Friday, June 13, 2014
Taps Sports and Grill - Fort Collins, Colorado

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High Hops Brewery: All Types of Beer for All Types of People

By Rowland Wasgatt on Friday, April 18, 2014
High Hops Brewery from Windsor, Colorado

Pat Weakland, co-owner of High Hops ...continue reading


Loveland Aleworks: A Story of Simple, Honest Beer

By Rowland Wasgatt on Friday, February 28, 2014
Loveland Aleworks from Loveland, Colorado

         On July 4th, 2012 the promise of simple, honest beer came to fruition when ...continue reading


It’s Winter Seasonal Beer Time in NoCo!

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, December 2, 2013

‘Tis the season for all those brews that remind us that winter is upon us, and there’s no short supply of great beers to choose from. From darker ales and stouts to lighter styles that mix it up with those Christmassy spices we all love, incredible winter brews are available now. We’re ...continue reading


Brewery Spotlight: Odell Brewing Company

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, October 14, 2013
Odell Brewing Company from Fort Collins, Colorado

Are you from out of town and looking for a unique brewery to visit in Fort Collins? Looking for interesting ...continue reading


Craft Beer in a Can

By Seth Daire on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Canned craft beer from Colorado

Walk into a liquor store in Fort Collins, Colorado, and you’ll see a variety of local craft brews on the ...continue reading


Beyond Happy Hour: Special traditions in the Northern Colorado Beer Scene

By Aaron Burns on Friday, July 12, 2013

One of the most exciting things about craft breweries and tap rooms is their emerging ability to revolutionize Happy Hour. Just like any service-industry business, they want to lure you in during non-peak hours. But more and more, they're getting creative in this effort. Everything's more ...continue reading


2013 Colorado Brewer’s Festival Weekend in Fort Collins

By Michael Bren, Rowland Wasgatt, & Seth Daire on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 1

The evening of Friday, June 21, we had the honor of attending the 4th Annual Colorado Beer Connoisseurs Tasting, sponsored by Choice City Butcher and Deli and held at the Sunset Event Center. The tasting, organized by Russ Robinson and Colleen Hunt, was a blast and is one ...continue reading


Beer Culture - It Ain’t No New Thing?

By Blake Stewart on Friday, May 31, 2013

Beer Culture. We at The Brewery Guides Research Institute (TBGRI) espouse it, investigate it, worship it (metaphorically speaking), and enjoy it. What is Beer Culture, anyway?

My own beer culture, like Dorothy’s experience in Oz, is rooted in hot, humid Kansas summers. As wee bairns ...continue reading


2013 - A Beer Odyssey

By Mike Bren on Friday, May 17, 2013

“The journey is the thing.” ~Homer~

Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide... Many breweries did he visit! Unlike many classic Greek heroes, I made it safely home and there was no such folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion or having to endure ...continue reading


It's Just Not a Guy Thing Anymore

By Rowland Wasgatt on Friday, May 3, 2013

Are women more involved today, compared to years past, when it comes to the enjoyment of craft beer? It’s a simple observation, really, about what I’ve noticed over the last decade in terms of craft beer involvement. I admit it, I bought into the cliché that beer just seemed like a thing for ...continue reading


A Year Without Fort Collins Beer

By Seth Daire on Friday, April 19, 2013

I’ve spent most of the last decade living in Fort Collins and part of that experience has been enjoying the occasional microbrew. Here I learned that beers could actually have distinctive flavors, rather than the bland taste of many mass produced beers. I didn’t choose to abstain from Fort ...continue reading


This Has Happened Before (But Now is Better)

By Mike Bren on Friday, April 5, 2013

It’s a good time to be a craft beer drinker in Colorado! While many reasons may come to mind, there’s one underlying principle for me, which is the notion that something that is already really good can get even better, and surprisingly so. And that gives me much hope and inspiration. I’m ...continue reading