South Dakota Governor Signs Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Bill into Law

Today, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed direct-to-consumer wine shipping legislation (HB 1001) into law making South Dakota the 43rd state (as well as the District of Columbia) to allow wineries to ship directly to consumers, which was previously prohibited by law. The legislation establishes a wine direct shipper license to be issued by South Dakotas Department […]

Newcastle Removing Caramel Coloring

Newcastle, the ale that’s raised eyebrows with its savvy Super Bowl ambush marketing, has another pre-game surprise: It’s dumping caramel coloring. Under pressure from activists and consumers concerned about the possible health effects of caramel coloring, the U.K. brewer, owned by Heineken, confirmed to USA TODAY that it will stop using caramel coloring in its […]

Why You Should Limit Alcohol Before Bed for Better Sleep

Drinking, drugs can have unexpected effects Source: Cleveland ClinicBy Brain & Spine Team That glass of red wine, a nightcap, or beer before bed can be a sure-fire ticket to falling asleep easily. But while they might ease you into a deep slumber initially, they can end up robbing you of a good night’s rest. […]

TOP 10 Gadget Gifts for Beer Lovers

Still struggling to find a gift for the beer-lover in your life? Our round up of nifty beer gadgets could offer some much-needed inspiration.  From icicle beer chillers and mind-bending beer taps to at-home draught beer kits, the world is full of gadgets from the practical to the perplexing. Check out the offers at:  Gadgets for […]

AB To Open Biergarten

Responding to a growing market for beer and food pairings, Anheuser-Busch will unveil a new restaurant and biergarten later this month at the Fort Collins brewery. Construction is now underway at 2351 Busch Dr., in A-B’s old tasting room and tour center located behind the brewery. Once open, the renovated building will house a gift […]

Hickenlooper, Beauprez a offer voters stark differences

By Megan Schrader Updated: September 28, 2014 at 7:12 am • 5 Colorado voters will decide in November between two self-made millionaires for the state’s next governor. Incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Denver, and former Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez are locked in a heated race that most polls indicate could go either way. […]

Why Growlers Are Good

craftbeer.com/craftbeermuses I remember handing a growler to the food editor of a major newspaper asking him to hold it for a moment while I organized a few belongings. He asked, “What is this?” Yikes, in my mind he is a food editor. He should know what a growler is, but maybe that is hoping for […]

A Fading Promise

By The Denver Post Editorial Board What if they opened up retail marijuana stores and nobody came? OK, that hasn’t happened in Colorado. We exaggerate. But the point is that something unexpectedhas occurred in terms of marijuana sales during the first six months of retail stores: Medical marijuana purchases have held strong and easily outpaced the […]