Amalgam’s Experimental Cherry Reduction Beer

The Denver brewery uses a centuries-old technique to extract deep, complex notes from sour beer, barrels, and fruit

To produce in the traditional ice wine style requires patience. Grapes—while still on the vine—are frozen and subsequently concentrated, as the water within freezes but the sugars do not. When pressed, their juice proves far richer, deeper, and sweeter. Using this centuries-old concept as a starting point, Amalgam Brewing co-owners Eric Schmidt and Phil Joyce sought to replicate a similarly complex and concentrated beer. Beginning with …

Highlights From Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market 2019

From apparel to kayaks and skateboards, our picks from the annual exhibition

At this year’s Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market, there was plenty of buzz around all kinds of gear. Whether it be the consensus shift toward sustainability or the CBD boom (the cannabinoid had its own wing this year), the 2019 show had a different feel. Brands—eager to appeal to new consumers, but to also show a sense of accountability—showed less than usual. For instance, The North …

Word of Mouth: River North Denver Food + Drink

Breweries, bars, markets and more in the ever-growing neighborhood

Denver‘s River North neighborhood, cut in half by the South Platte River, is home to some of the city’s best galleries, drinking and dining. Just minutes from downtown, this stretch of mural-clad, industrial-sized facades contains breweries, fine dining and conceptual spaces—and still has room to grow. With everything from karaoke bars to breweries and restaurants opening up regularly—filling once-empty warehouses and auto shops—the area is …