Author Archives: Rich Tucciarone

What has 60,000 heads, 3,800 beers served by 750 breweries and lives in Denver?

The Great American Beer Festival® of course!  September 22 – 26 I had the honor and pleasure of attending (my 21st) and judging (15th yr) at the GABF. Every year it never ceases to amaze me – not only the incredible growth of this event, but the diversity of beer styles, festival attendees … [More]

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An Oasis in the Canyonlands

Set in, what could be considered the middle of nowhere, about five hours South East of Salt Lake City, in the Grand County, Utah near spectacular More]

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Distilling in the High West

Howdy Folks! You can’t get any more western than sipping whiskey on a cowboy ranch in Utah (OK, maybe sipping while riding a horse on a cowboy ranch, but anyway…).  During my recent adventure “out west”, I had the pleasure of meeting with … [More]

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Dustin’ Off and Moving In

The last time I visited Shades of Pale (SP), they were at a tiny location that was great for a startup, but left little room to expand. This visit, I was excited to see Shades of Pale moving into a much larger space with much more room for brewing and … [More]

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CO – The State of Craft Beer (& spirits)

Recently I had the good fortune to join 80 fantastic CO Brewers at the 19th annual Colorado Brewers Guild Rendezvous in historic Salida, CO. Salida is a beautiful mountain town bordering the mighty Arkansas … [More]

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