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

Tour de Fat Rides On

  Since its inception in 2000, Tour de Fat has brought together thousands of people from all walks of life with its promise of bikes, beer, and bemusement. This philanthropically-minded national tour of performance artists, bike-enthusiasts, and musical entertainment has raised over 5 million dollars to non-profits around the country. After a somewhat criticized 2017 season, Tour de Fat rides on; the popular festival made its honorable return to six … Continue readingTour de Fat Rides On

Purpose Brewing and Cellars’ One-Year Anniversary Party

On August 4-5 weekend, Purpose Brewing and Cellars celebrated its 1st anniversary. We can’t believe it’s already been a year! Last year, former owners of 1933 Brewing, Zach and Laura Wilson, teamed up with former brewmaster of New Belgium Brewing Peter Bouckaert and his wife Frezi to create a unique brewery that delivers an entirely new experience to the craft beer community.     On August 4-5 weekend, Purpose Brewing … Continue readingPurpose Brewing and Cellars’ One-Year Anniversary Party

Happy Birthday High Hops!

On Oct 13th and 14th, High Hops Brewing celebrated their 5th anniversary with three bands, a food truck, commemorative t-shirts, two beer releases, giveaways, and good times all around! When Lace & Lager arrived at 1 pm, Tyler T. and his didgeridoo took the stage, followed by Dan and Bill Duo at 3:30. Then, local favorite House with a Yard closed down the party, playing until 9 pm.       … Continue readingHappy Birthday High Hops!

Tour de Fat: Changing with the Times

Tour de Fat loudly proclaimed its 19th birthday this year, bringing its collaboration of artists, carnies, and performers to 33 different cities, starting in Asheville, NC on May 20th end ending October 7th in Tempe, AZ. Lace & Lager’s Ali Cornish was able to join the bikes, beer, and bemusement when TDF rolled through the source of all things New Belgium Brewing: Fort Collins. On Sept 2nd, a perfect late-summer … Continue readingTour de Fat: Changing with the Times

Iceland: Brugghús Steðja and Hvalur 2

Note: This article was originally published on www.chicagobeergeeks.com  In 2016, I visited the Land of Fire and Ice and returned with tales of waterfalls, fjords, sheep, and gnomes. But, the most interesting story of all involved drinking the most controversial beer in the world: Hvalur 2. First of all, one would think that a Nordic country like Iceland would have breweries in every city. However, the breweries they have such … Continue readingIceland: Brugghús Steðja and Hvalur 2