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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

A cannabis flower bud rests on the rim of a glass of New Belgium Brewings Old Aggie lager

Beer Edition: The perfect puff for the perfect pour

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director April 13, 2022
Cannabis and beer have a vital history together. They’re both intrinsically linked with Coloradan culture. They’re both crafted by artisans or mass produced by profiteers who pretend they’re crafted by artisans. Most importantly, they’re generally loved by people who enjoy both the aesthetic experience and the accompanying buzz. For those who know what kind of beer they like and are looking to branch out, check out our list of ideal beer and cannabis pairings.
Photo Illustration of Dylan Medina, a Colorado State University chemistry major, opening a beer at the Horsetooth Reservoir Apr 2.

Beer Edition: FoCo breweries prioritize sustainability, carbon neutrality

Noelle Mason, News Reporter April 13, 2022

Fort Collins is known as a hotspot for breweries and sustainability. When it comes to addressing concerns about climate change and how it might affect the beer industry, the brewers of Fort Collins are...

Beer Edition: Editors’ Picks: Best brews, perfect pours

Editorial Staff April 13, 2022

Fort Collins is home to more than 20 craft breweries, and with so many places to try beer, we wanted to pick a few of our favorites to recommend. We hope you're enjoying this special edition and you're...

(Graphic illustration by Ava Kerzic | The Collegian)

Beer Edition: Understanding the history of beer in Fort Collins

Hailee Stegall, Arts and Culture Reporter April 12, 2022

Brewing in Fort Collins has a rich history, and the story does not begin where one might think. According to Fort Collins History Connection, the town was “dry” until 1969, meaning alcohol was not...

A man in a red shirt plays keyboard at the Awake Sober Bar. Behind him is a plant and a glowing yellow sign that says, Together, we wake up, and next to him is a table with two non-alcoholic beverages.

Beer Edition: Denver’s Awake sober bar offers a creative escape from alcohol culture

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 12, 2022

For many 20-somethings, a large part of socialization is local nightlife. It is the essence of the college experience, and with bars reopening and mask mandates being lifted, it stands to reason that many...

Dr. Keith Villa looks at some beer.

Beer Edition: The connection between bud and beer

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter April 11, 2022

On first inspection, it may seem beer and cannabis are fundamentally opposed. After all, they are made of different plants and used in different settings. You wouldn’t want to smoke a joint at a football...

A tower consisting of only Sippin Pretty cans sit stacked on top of each other in the packaging section of the Odell Brewing Company April 6.

Beer Edition: Ranking local beer packaging

Adah McMillan, Collegian Columnist April 11, 2022
There’s a lot of variety when it comes to beer, especially in Fort Collins, where we have over 20 breweries. Depending on your personal preferences, taste, alcohol by volume, malt and other factors lift some beers above others, but the most important thing to consider when picking a drink is, of course, the packaging. I’ve examined the options at 20 Fort Collins breweries to find the best beer packaging in the area. I’m a perfectly unbiased judge of packaging because I have never had a beer in my life and don’t ever intend to. My opinions are unfettered by any knowledge about beer. 
(Graphic illustration by Charlie Cohen | The Collegian)

Beer Edition: Beer isn’t just for men, so why do advertisers market it that way?

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist April 11, 2022
Created over 5,000 years ago through the process of fermentation, beer has been perceived as a man’s beverage. However, fermented beverages, which for so long have been marketed toward men, were actually created by women 9,000 years ago. Women during the early ages were always seen as belonging in the kitchen, meaning women were actually the first to brew beer, not men. Why is this the case, though? Why has beer been perceived as masculine rather than something to be consumed by anyone, no matter their gender?
The New Belgium Brewing porch at the North end zone of Canvas Stadium.

Beer Edition: New Belgium Porch and FNBO Loft offer Ram fans beer-drinking spots

Bailey Shepherd, Sports Reporter April 11, 2022

There are a few things in this world that go perfectly with one another: peanut butter and jelly, chips and salsa, bacon and eggs. These combinations are marriages as old as time to us, but here in this...

A flight of available ciders at Scrumpys in Old Town, Fort Collins

Beer Edition: Summit Hard Cider: Local craft drinks for the beer-adverse

Serena Bettis, Content Managing Editor April 11, 2022

Fort Collins: known for bikes, beer and the Colorado State University Rams.  The city has a lot more to offer than that, of course, but beer — and the model of a local craft brewery in particular...

(Graphic illustration by Brooke Beresford | The Collegian)

Beer Edition: 5 Fort Collins resources to support getting sober

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director April 11, 2022
If you're looking to get sober, Fort Collins has plenty of options to support you in your journey.
Various beers sit on tap at the Ram Skeller located in the basement of the Lory Student Center April 8.

Beer Edition: Ramskeller is a celebration of student activism, beer at CSU

Samy Gentle, News Reporter April 10, 2022

Editor’s Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. Throughout history, students turned to peaceful protest as a popular method of getting things done. Such was the case on Oct. 18, 1968,...

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