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  • Beer and Cheer: The Bruery's 2 Turtle Doves

    published Dec 08, 2009

    The Bruery in Orange County, California, has become one of the most recognized up-and-coming craft breweries in the country in only a couple of years, in part because of its enormous, extreme and expe... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Alaskan Winter Ale

    published Dec 07, 2009

    Alaskan Brewing Company offers one of the most unusual and refreshing tastes of the season with its Winter Ale, with is smooth and rich from start to finish.. Although the beer is brewed with spruce ... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Yule Fuel at Bull & Bush and Blitzen at Rock Bottom

    published Dec 04, 2009

    I'm not one to complain about free beer -- not usually. And there was certainly nothing wrong with Rock Bottom Brewery's delicious Blitzen ale, which the restaurant at 1001 16th Street tapped last nig... More >>

  • John Denver, Bernie Madoff & Me rules New York

    published Dec 04, 2009

    John Denver once admitted that "Rocky Mountain High" was written under the influence of LSD and marijuana -- and now that his anthem is our state song, the Colorado legislature should write their medi... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

    published Dec 03, 2009

    Sierra Nevada Celebration is back with a zesty, tongue- tingling bang in 2009, bringing the full host of hops that had been missing from a couple of its previous incarnations. This is the holiday bee... More >>

  • Jobbed: These boots were made for lifting at Forever 21

    published Dec 03, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted ... More >>

  • Flip for the calendar girls at Jonesy's EatBar
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    Flip for the calendar girls at Jonesy's EatBar

    published Dec 03, 2009

    Some people can't get enough of the mac-and-cheese fries at Jonesy's EatBar and some people can't get enough of the beer list, which is packed full of Colorado microbrews. But if you can't get enough... More >>

  • Free beer! Get Blitzen at the Rock Bottom tonight

    published Dec 03, 2009

    Donner may have been Rudolph's dad in the 1964 TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but Blitzen will be responsible for giving you a red nose when downtown's Rock Bottom Brewery taps its venera... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Shiner Holiday Cheer

    published Dec 02, 2009

    There are many more holiday beers on liquor store shelves this year, especially offerings from out-of-state brewers. Shiner Holiday Cheer was a nice surprise among them, not just because I hadn't see... More >>

  • Drawing and Draughts

    published December 3, 2009

    I was first introduced to Jubelale in 2003 by a buddy who loved the beer only slightly more than the artwork, which he collected and framed. The... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Left Hand's Fade to Black

    published Dec 01, 2009

    The Left Hand Brewing Company made me cry this year when VP of Operations Chris Lennert announced it would no longer make its Snow Bound spiced ale, which was been one of my favorite holiday beers ove... More >>

  • Beer and Cheer: Coors Winterfest is back!

    published Nov 30, 2009

    It's not often that a powerless little blogger can claim to have influenced a billion-dollar conglomerate like MillerCoors. After all, the big boys of beer spend ungodly sums of money on marketing tea... More >>

  • Black Friday means something else for reporters

    published Nov 27, 2009

    When the sun rose this morning at 6:58 a.m., it shed its light on one of the weirdest American traditions around: millions of people scrambling for discount deals at big box stores. In Denver, this ee... More >>

  • Giving thanks for the Denver Broncos

    published Nov 27, 2009

    You didn't really think the Broncos were going to win six games and then lose the next ten did you? You didn't really think they would suddenly just turn into the team everyone expected them to be and... More >>

  • Happy Turkey Day: We'll see you Friday

    published Nov 26, 2009

    Gobble, gobble: Our promised Top Ten Turkeys of 2009 is heating up nicely, and will be served up first thing tomorrow (which means there's still time to make your nominations below). And speaking of t... More >>

  • Jobbed: Medical Marijuana dispensary is paging Dr. Ganja

    published Nov 25, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted ... More >>

  • More details about former poker tour operator Matt Sowash, who was sentenced to five years

    published Nov 25, 2009

    As Westword reported yesterday, Matt Sowash, the 34-year-old former head of the Amateur Poker Tour, has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation for bilking investors out of ... More >>

  • Amateur Poker Tour head Matt Sowash sentenced to five years

    published Nov 24, 2009

    Matt Sowash, the former head of the Amateur Poker Tour, has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation for illegal actions related to his attempts to solicit investors in a new... More >>

  • The List: Our Weekly Bread top ten sandwiches

    published Nov 20, 2009

    After fifteen months of reviewing sandwiches, it's time to take a step back, time to consider what has passed between many, many slices of bread, time to take a break from sandwiches and offer a count... More >>

  • Jobbed: Here comes Santa Claus

    published Nov 19, 2009

    The Job, as posted online: Santa Claus Qualifications: You must look the part and have a jovial personality to thrill the kids. Responsibilities: Being Santa Fri, Sat & Sun evenings from 12/4 throu... More >>

  • Jobbed: John Hickenlooper Wants You (to work for free)!

    published Nov 12, 2009

    Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published November 12, 2009

    Tickets for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, the critically acclaimed, buzz-generating film that opens the Denver... More >>

  • Denver Film Festival

    published November 12, 2009

    Tickets for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, the critically acclaimed, buzz-generating film that opens the... More >>

  • Denver Arts Week: Day Two

    published Nov 09, 2009

    Dr. Doolittle talked with the animals. He also walked with the animals. But leave it to the Denver Zoo to paint with the animals. As part of Denver Arts Week, November 6 through 14, visitors can watc... More >>

  • The nuts and bolts of five handy vending machines

    published Nov 09, 2009

    Aside from the beer-vending machine in the Westword newsroom, this License Plates Nuts & Bolts machine in the state motor vehicle division office at 2736 Welton Street may be the coolest dispensary I... More >>

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