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Crafty Ladies Beer Club Blog

  • Dec 20

    5th Annual Holiday Dinner

    by Riley Cowing

    With all that the holiday season brings, one of the highlights is to eat and drink in good company. On Tuesday, December 13, the Crafty Ladies gathered to celebrate their 5th annual holiday dinner. To keep in the holiday spirit, the kitchen staff at Highland Tap was sure to pull out all the stops to pair with the hop-forward brews by Melvin Brewing Company and tart selections from Crooked Stave. While sours and hops provide a challenge for chefs when conceptualizing a menu, Chef Eli Odell and staff prepared a six-course meal with ultra fresh ingredients and innovative combinations.

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  • Oct 3

    Crafty Ladies Collaboration Ale

    by Riley Cowing

    The coffee cream ale collaboration by Epic Brewing, Novo Coffee, and of course the Crafty Ladies is ready for your tasting pleasure. 

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  • Jul 29

    Brews and Tunes with Ninkasi Brewing

    by Riley Cowing

    Ninkasi Brewing company came armed to their evening with the Crafty Ladies with four key elements – good beer, good food, good company and a new element, good music.

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  • Jul 10

    A Balancing Act by Horse and Dragon Brewing

    by Riley Cowing

    Horse and Dragon brewing company is all about balance – from tart and sour IPAs to sweeter stouts, experimenting with diverse ingredients in the brewing process, and creating a community established on passion and love for craft beer.

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  • Jun 1

    An Evening with Epic Brewing

    by Riley Cowing

     Breakfast for dinner – eggs, bacon, toast…and beer? The Crafty Ladies teamed up with Epic Brewing last week to provide a full menu of breakfast must-haves paired with some coffee beer, created by Epic and local coffee roasters. 

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  • May 7

    Pairings with Crooked Stave

    by Riley Cowing

    With inches of snow continuing to pile up around Denver in April, it seemed hard to believe that spring is upon us. However, the cold weather did not hinder the Crafty Ladies and their gathering with Crooked Stave April 12th. Crooked Stave, a brewery that focuses mainly on sour beers, collaborated with Highland Tap and Burger’s own Chef Eli Odell to create a four-course beer and food pairing to showcase what new, seasonal bites are available at HT&B as well as Crooked Stave’s current offerings. It was an event to educate as well as indulge.

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  • Nov 4

    Tasting with Firestone Walker

    by Riley Cowing

    Across the nation, craft breweries are popping up with their interpretation of traditional styles beer. The scene is rapidly growing, calling brewers to take risks and make their creations stand out within what has been described as a “crowded” scene.

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  • May 23

    Upslope Beer Dinner

    by Katie O'Shea

    Highland Tap & Burger hosted Upslope Brewing this week for a five-course beer dinner created by Chef Eli Odell and his team.  One of the coolest things about this dinner was that three of the beers were rare one-offs that most may never have the pleasure of tasting.

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  • Sep 1

    Tasting with Merchant du Vin

    by Rhonda Patton

    With over 200 local Colorado breweries, brewpubs, tasting rooms and  numerous festivals from which to try  premium craft beer, the Crafty Ladies Beer Club kicked off Oktoberfest celebrating Around-the-World with Merchant du Vin, for an old world experience.

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  • Jan 21

    Chocolate Pretzel Stout with Fate Brewing

    by Lillian Chatham

    The Crafty Ladies were brewing again and this time they developed something both salty and chocolaty that is sure to make any winter day better

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  • Oct 1

    Moa Beer from New Zealand

    by Lillian Chatham

    Coming all the way from New Zealand, Moa Brewing Company visited the Crafty Ladies to share with us some of their beers.

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  • Sep 3

    Boulder Beer and Food Pairing

    by Lillian Chatham

    Boulder Beer Company visited the crafty ladies, bringing us delicious food pairings to go with their beer.

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  • Jul 29

    Elevation Beer Tasting

    by Lillian Chatham

    The Crafty Ladies enjoyed beer by Elevation Brewing Company from Poncha Springs this past month. 

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  • May 28

    Bon Voyage to Tannea Beer Dinner with Great Divide

    by Lillian Chatham

    Great Divide and Highland Tap & Burger joined forces to provide us with a delicious beer dinner. The dinner was Caribbean influenced and was a Bon Voyage to

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  • May 23

    Food and Beer Pairing with Goose Island

    by Lillian Chatham

    Cheese and sweets were paired with four Goose Island vintage ales at the May event with the Crafty Ladies. 

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  • May 12

    Field Trip to Caution Brewery

    by Rhonda Patton

    Crafty Ladies Beer Club continues to be in full force while sampling with caution, Caution: Brewing CO. that is!  On April 17, 2013 Crafty Ladies traveled by party bus to Caution: Brewing CO. for a tour and sampling of this humble brewery tucked away at 12445 E. 39th Ave., Unit 314, Denver, CO 80239.

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  • May 9

    Crafty Ladies at the Oldest Brewpub in CO

    by Lillian Chatham

    This past month we were privileged with visiting the Oldest Brewpub in Colorado, Wynkoop Brewing. 

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  • Mar 24

    March Crafty Ladies with Twisted Pine

    by Lillian Chatham

    This month the Crafty Ladies hosted Twisted Pine Brewing. Twisted Pine has been brewing beer since 1995.

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  • Feb 28

    February Beer and Food Pairing with Odell

    by Lillian Chatham

    This month the Crafty Ladies hosted Odell Brewing for a beer and food pairing event.

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  • Feb 15

    Brewing at Upslope

    by Lillian Chatham

    A couple weeks ago the Crafty Ladies got the privilege of brewing a beer with Sam Scruby at Upslope Brewing. The day was filled with lots of hands on brewing, beer and fun! 

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  • Jan 5

    "OLD WORLD/NEW WORLD" HOLIDAY BEER DINNER

    by Katie O'Shea

    The holidays went by so fast and there were many delicious beers to be drunk, but I think my favorite night of beers had to be the “Old World/New World” Holiday Beer Dinner on the 18th.

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  • Nov 16

    October 2012 Event with Oskar Blues

    by Katie O'Shea

    Last month we hosted one of our favorite Colorado breweries, Oskar Blues Brewing for a tasting of some of its flagship, as well as new brews. 

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