Pink Boots Society Brew Day at Mash Lab Brewing

Gather a group of passionate women together and magic happens. I was honored to be part of that magic on a recent sunny March day when a group of 14 women gathered at Mash Lab Brewing in Windsor, Colorado. We came from all sides of the beer industry: some of us being beer slingers, others in sales, packaging, quality control, taproom management… one of us was not even a year … Continue readingPink Boots Society Brew Day at Mash Lab Brewing

Pan-tastic Pandamonium!

Sad Panda is one of the most beloved brews in NoCo. This coffee stout made Horse & Dragon a household name in Fort Collins. So it was no surprise when nearly six years after the beer originated, an entire festival was built around Sad Panda. Pandamonium was an idea that Josh, their Head Brewer, had suggested and approached the owners about. They loved the idea, and decided the festival would … Continue readingPan-tastic Pandamonium!

Lost in the Secret Garden

When we arrived at New Belgium, about 10 minutes before the doors opened, a line had already formed. Adorned with flower crowns I crafted for us, Erika and I eagerly waited for the doors to open. We pointed out woodland themed costumes to each other, including an adorable mushroom in front of us. Five minutes before the door opened, the line had reached the street. Once we walked in the … Continue readingLost in the Secret Garden

7 Reasons to Visit 5030 Local

When Jesse Sommers, co-owner of Berthoud Brewing and partner at 5030 Local, invited us to their new-ish space in Loveland, we were very excited! All the women of Lace & Lager are fans of their original location Berthoud Brewery and their product. Their beer is clean, interesting and always varies. The small town vibe of their original location is inviting, with a taplist always leaving you wanting just one more. … Continue reading7 Reasons to Visit 5030 Local

Brew Year’s Resolutions

This was originally written and posted for the New Scene by Savannah Hayes-Orr in January 2019. ‘Tis the season to set resolutions! If your goal revolves around your health and fitness, keep in mind your liquid diet. But there’s no need to leave your carbonated companion behind, beer can still be part of “new year, new you.” Gluten Free Everyone knows beer has gluten, and giving up beer sucks. So … Continue readingBrew Year’s Resolutions

Head Over Hops: Our Beer Love Stories

The ladies of Lace & Lager share stories of how they fell in love with craft beer.  Ali, co-founder and Fort Collins correspondent I’ve been grateful to live in beer cities all of my adult life, but my beer story really began in 2003 when I was a just a wee naïve college student in San Diego. Being from Chicago meant I was new to everything “SoCal.” The culture confused … Continue readingHead Over Hops: Our Beer Love Stories

Wellington Brewfest 2019 and its Founding Females

“Two brewery owners, a taproom manager, a creative marketer, a liquor store owner and a nonprofit executive director walk into a coffee shop. And the rest is history.”   Note: This interview was written prior to the event. The photos included at the end of the article were taken at the event and added after the original article was published.    Wellington Brewfest is just a few weeks away. This … Continue readingWellington Brewfest 2019 and its Founding Females

Wiley Roots Expansion Party and Beer Release

Since 2013, Wiley Roots has been crafting award-winning beer in NE Greeley, Colorado. Recently, Kyle and Miranda Carbaugh flirted with the idea of moving their brewery to the center of town. They even brewed a beer called 1320 IPA to commemorate their new downtown address. However, they they ultimately decided against the move, choosing instead to expand their current facility. Even though a downtown Greeley location might have awarded more … Continue readingWiley Roots Expansion Party and Beer Release

Lace & Lager’s Favorite Pumpkin Beers

The daylight hours are dwindling, and nights are getting longer. There’s no better time of year for enjoying the crafts of the season! For this collaborative post, we discuss our favorite seasonally spiced pumpkin beers. Hopefully our thoughts can shed some warm light on the encroaching winter darkness. Without further ado –   Katy Rose’s Favorite Pumpkin Beer: Southern Tier’s Pumking  While I am a BIG fan of pumpkin spice … Continue readingLace & Lager’s Favorite Pumpkin Beers

Double Dunkel Release Party at Wibby Brewing

On Thursday, October 18th, I had the immense pleasure attending Wibby Brewing’s Double Dunkel Release Party, which involved the release of their canned Double Dunkel (seasonally available until April), and three other barrel aged variants of the DD: bourbon barrel, bourbon barrel with additional vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and Hotbox cold brew; and a rum barrel with additional vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and Hotbox cold brew. I sampled a flight of … Continue readingDouble Dunkel Release Party at Wibby Brewing