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
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!
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
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
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