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Riff Raff Brewing Company actually gets mentioned by news media once in a while. We try to archive mentions—positive, negative or indifferent—here.

DGO Mag: October 2018

Bring on the Riff Raff – A brewery that names its beers after Grateful Dead songs, serves delicious blueberry hazy IPAs, and is haunted by a ghost who hides pennies? Of course the music/beer/ghost nerds at DGO jumped on the Riff Raff Brewing Co. bandwagon immediately.

Thirst Colorado: November 2017

Hot Springs and Cold Beer – Riff Raff taps geothermal heating March 2016

Riff Raff Brewing Company’s beer proves to be a can’t miss in Pagosa Springs – great overview of RRBC’s beer! April 2016

9 great breweries outside of Denver metro area – A beer writer posted his nine favorite breweries outside of Denver on National Beer Day on April 7. Riff Raff made the list…woohoo!

RootsRated: February 2016

Skiing the Southern Colorado Powder Highway – Relax, recharge, and celebrate your epic day of skiing Wolf Creek with a Big Lambowski at Riff Raff!

Cheat Sheet: December 2015

The Ultimate Ski Vacation: Wolf Creek – The title says it all!  Epic powder days at Wolf Creek followed by soaking in the Hot Springs and sipping on Earth Powered Beer at Riff Raff Brewing Co!

ColoradoBiz Magazine: October 2015

Pagosa Springs business tap geothermal heat – Riff Raff boasts being the second brewery in the world using spring-fed geothermal energy.  Now others are boasting about us, too!

Denver Life Magazine: September 2015

99 Bottles of (Colorado) Beer on the Wall – A tribute to local brews.  Riff Raff’s El Duende Verde Chile and Russian Imperial Stout are featured!

5280 Magazine: September 2015

7 Spectacular Small Town Getaways – 5280 Magazine mentioned Riff Raff Brewing in a nice write up on some of the amazing things Pagosa Springs has to offer.

Outside Magazine: August 18, 2015

Outside Magazine: The 16 Best Places to Live in America: 2015 – Check out #9 Pagosa Springs!

Denver Post First Drafts Blog: December 23, 2014

Our favorite beers of 2014 – Riff Raff Brewing’s Chokecherry Blonde selected as one of writers’ favorite beers of 2014

Denver Post First Drafts Blog: April 12, 2014

Small Colorado breweries come up big at World Beer Cup – Riff Raff Brewing wins bronze!

Denver Post First Drafts Blog: July 30, 2013

Riff Raff Brewing Added to Great American Beer Festival (GABF) roster

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    There will be 2 upstream RED buoys for paddlers to negotiate in the river directly in front of the The Springs Resort & Spa during the downriver race. ALL boat must make these upstream moves or be deducted 2 minutes per missed buoy. Upstream buoys must be entered from downstream and cannot be entered from upstream. Watch how these pros navigate upstream buoys on this course from the Pan Am Games. ...

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    Only 2 days till race time! Pagosa Paddle is hosting the first ever whitewater race through downtown Pagosa Springs! You can check out all the information at Colorado-Oregon Rafting Team's page. But a couple things you should know right away!
    - If you need equipment to run the river, Pagosa Outside will provide any team with:
    Boat, paddles, river gear, a shuttle, and even a
    guide if you want for only $50! To sign up with
    Pagosa Outside, you need to do so by tomorrow
    AM at the latest.
    - The festivities start this Saturday morning the 18th by the Gazebo in Yamaguchi Park. At 11am, everyone is welcome to take a fun run/practice run and get used to navigating the features that have been set up (post to follow concerning these buoy obstacles). This is also your chance to be videotaped so that we can watch your awesome run on the big screen at Riff Raff on the Rio later in the evening.
    - Race Registration is at 2:30pm at Riff Raff on the Rio, and it's only $15 per person. This includes a shuttle, insurance, schwag, awesome deals on beer and food at the Rio, and a soaking pass for the Springs Resort and Spa!
    - Downriver mass start race begins at 4pm in front of Riff Raff on the Rio. Race starts will be by class (hard shell kayak, inflatable kayak, fun raft, pro raft, and SUP).
    - After the races, around 6:30PM, there will be awards, cash prizes, discounted Riff Raff fare, and a gear auction at Riff Raff on the Rio.
    Looking forward to seeing you at Riff Raff on the Rio this Saturday!

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    Check out Colorado-Oregon Rafting Team getting a practice run in for Pagosa Paddle - gotta stay hydrated on the water! Registration for raft, kayak, and SUP races is on Saturday May 18th, 2:30, at Riff Raff on the Rio. Post race, Rio will be hosting the after party, complete with prizes, an awesome gear auction, and video/picture recaps of the day. For all your informational needs, just click on the Colorado-Oregon Rafting Team’s link above. See you on the 18th! ...

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    Come in and try our new Adventure Project on tap! ...

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    3 weeks ago

    Thursday at Six!

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