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2003 Stories by Marty Jones

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  • Consumed

    published December 4, 2003

    Like a lot of kids in the '70s, Erik Amundson collected and traded beer cans. And like his fellow collectors, he eventually lost interest and... More >>

  • Consumed

    published November 20, 2003

    Most of us can picture the embattled alcoholic, staring down at a tempting glass of vodka and calling a fellow abstainer late at night: "I'm... More >>

  • State of Reflux

    published November 6, 2003

    If you're going to drink alcohol, do it before noon." Ordinarily, receiving this medical advice from your doctor would be a dream come true, like... More >>

  • Honey's Dew

    published October 23, 2003

    Call it a honey of a drinking festival: The International Mead Festival -- Honey Wines of the World features the globe's best brands of... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published October 16, 2003

    Mishka Shubaly is staggering home. The singer-songwriter wrote his first tunes while living in a Colorado basement, where his blissfully... More >>

  • Consumed

    published October 16, 2003

    Fruitcake vendors swear by Christmas, and turkey sellers depend on Thanksgiving. But Phil Kellogg lives for Halloween, which is also National... More >>

  • Consumed

    published October 2, 2003

    If you're remotely familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous, you know that Jake Schroeder isn't the first out-of-control drinker to trade alcohol for... More >>

  • Consumed

    published September 18, 2003

    Beekeepers get a lot of things from the bees they raise: beeswax, honey, money. But Tom Theobald gets all that and more. "Life," he says. "I get... More >>

  • Dwight Yoakam

    published August 28, 2003

    There's a reason Dwight Yoakam's recordings are the lone country albums in many a rocker's collection. For nearly twenty years, he's been the lone... More >>

  • Consumed

    published August 21, 2003

    Smoking is good for Jim Barsness's health. For thirty years, his family has run House of Smoke, a Fort Lupton company that specializes in... More >>

  • Nick Curran and the Nightlifes

    published August 7, 2003

    For those who crave blues from the old school -- Muddy, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Little Milton, et al. -- most modern blues recordings hold... More >>

  • Consumed

    published July 17, 2003

    Pioneers relied on the covered wagon to help them start new lives in the West. A century and a half later, Randy and Rita Sorenson identify with... More >>

  • Lowdown on Lowriders

    published July 17, 2003

    SAT, 7/19 There's something that everyone from gearheads and grease monkeys to Snoop Dogg and Ice-T can agree on: The hottest way to... More >>

  • Brew Haha

    published July 3, 2003

    For Buddy Schmalz, the buzz about John Hickenlooper going from brewpub owner to mayor-elect is old news. Schmalz has been there, done that. The... More >>

  • Consumed

    published June 19, 2003

    A camping trip without fire is as pointless as non-alcohol beer and Boca burgers. Howard Oliver learned that hard lesson back in 1996, when a... More >>

  • Punching Through

    published June 5, 2003

    Mike Mitchell learned to be adaptable at an early age. When he was in the seventh grade, his schoolteacher mom pulled up the family tree in... More >>

  • Consumed

    published June 5, 2003

    Sure, Canada has at least one "mad" cow. But what American beef eaters don't know is that the United States has millions of cows that, if not yet... More >>

  • Consumed

    published May 22, 2003

    Carol Fenster was raised on wheat produced on her family's Nebraska farm by her father, an internationally acclaimed wheat grower. For forty... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published May 8, 2003

    Pinetop Perkins, who appears Wednesday, May 14, at the Soiled Dove, is a human time capsule of American music history. Now ninety, Perkins... More >>

  • Consumed

    published May 8, 2003

    For many people who work in Denver's City & County Building, the basement cafeteria is a feared, last-resort stop. But Jacques Yang, the... More >>

  • Consumed

    published April 24, 2003

    Leave it to Uncle Sam to kill a good buzz. Heavenly Daze tapped the first kegs of its Hemp Lager in late March, and the beer quickly become... More >>

  • The Last Supper

    published April 10, 2003

    Kathleen Gomendi is preparing for the last supper. For the past ten years, she's run Grant Avenue Street Reach, which hosts an every-Monday... More >>

  • Consumed

    published March 20, 2003

    Howard Lahti is a rock-it scientist. Fifteen years ago, the Canadian geologist/geochemist was pondering a stone sample over a snifter of Scotch... More >>

  • Consumed

    published March 6, 2003

    If James and Nate Banker have their way, "Pass the salt and pepper, please" will fade from polite dining-table conversation. The Banker... More >>

  • Consumed

    published February 6, 2003

    Adam Avery is the patron saint of Colorado's gonzo beer lovers. As the owner and founder (with his father) of Boulder's Avery Brewing Company, for... More >>

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