Civic Center Eats is on a roll: The largest gathering of food trucks in metro Denver returns to Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, and will be there every subsequent Tuesday and thursday through October 9 (except for June 5, July 3, August 28 and September 2). Find out more informa ... More >>
The Brewers Association released its annual accounting this week of the top fifty craft brewers in the nation as base on sales, as well as the top fifty brewers altogether. In Colorado, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand, Boulder Beer and Craftworks -- which owns the Rock Bottom and Old Chic ... More >>
From the sea to the still, Boulder is celebrating food and drink in a big way tonight. Whether you'd rather be shucking and slurping at the Oyster Fest or sitting down to a multi-course meal centered on a whole boar at SALT, there is something for everyone -- except, maybe, vegetarians. See also: S ... More >>
Bryan Jansing and Paul Vismara, who've been slinging suds at the Falling Rock Taphouse for years, will release their book, Italy: Beer Country The Story of Italian Craft Beer, in a couple weeks with a couple of launch parties. The fully-illustrated book covers the "story of the Italian craft beer mo ... More >>
At 5 p.m. Friday, the DenverDepartment of Excise and Licenses posted a list of fourteen stores now fully licensed to sell recreational marijuana on January 1. There are still two days left in 2013, so more stores might be added to this list by the start of retail sales in the new year -- while other ... More >>
Colorado restaurants and residents alike have been eager to lend a helping hand to the very start of the food chain: First with the Tables to Farm dinners at Colterra and SALT that benefited Boulder County farmers, and tonight with Slow Food Denver's Come Rain or Come Shine fundraiser. See also: H ... More >>
Twelve local bartenders -- Randy Layman (ACE), Ryan Layman (Steuben's), Ken Kodys (Breckenridge-Wynkoop), Alex Kady (Epicurean Catering and Entertainment), Derrick Mund (Breckenridge-Wynkoop), Anika Zappe (Coohills), Les Baker (Tom's Urban Diner), Mark Baldini (Cruise Room), Chad Gray (Lou's Food Ba ... More >>
Over the years, Fort Collins has amassed a cauldron of awards: top downtown in the country; a best vacation destination for beer lovers; one of the ten best cities to retire; a top-ten college town; and the best city in which to live -- and work -- if you're a young professional. The only thing miss ... More >>
There are evil villains on the loose, trying to twist a naming contest for the special beer that is being brewed in honor of Denver Comic Con, coming up at the end of May. Last week, the organizers of the second annual festival posted a notice on their Facebook page decrying someone or someones who ... More >>
Some people need a phone booth to become super heroes. Others need a mask and a utility belt or just a lot of stress and anger-management issues. But in Denver, it takes a little something different to turn a man into a myth: their local brewery. On Thursday, the heroes of Denver Comic Con, who wil ... More >>
When it opens in Littleton's Aspen Grove Shopping Center on March 25, the 900-seat, state-of-the-art Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will bring Hollywood to Colorado via Texas (where the quirky, irreverent company is based). But anyone who orders a beer in the Glass Half Full bar inside the building will de ... More >>
Tonight at the Bluebird Theater, Kraddy is kicking off an eight-night Colorado run with Ana Sia that will include stops in Crested Butte, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Ft. Collins, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride -- in that order. Tonight is the only night in Denver, so you know it's going t ... More >>
Breckenridge Brewery announced today that it will move from Denver to Littleton, building a $20 million farm-like campus on a rural, twelve-acre spot on South Santa Fe Drive and cementing its future as both a Colorado-based brewery and a tourist destination. The campus, located near the Platte Riv ... More >>
Fifteen teams competed in the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge last week. From January 22-26, groups from across the globe hand-carved 20-ton blocks of snow into frozen art over a 65-hour period. Yesterday, team Mongolia took home top honors for its impressive snow stat ... More >>
In a year of big ski-town anniversaries -- including a 40th bash at Copper Mountain, 50th anniversaries at Vail and Steamboat and Eldora, the 75th anniversary celebration at Loveland, and the upcoming 100th anniversary of Steamboat Springs' Howelsen Hill -- the wildest party of all just might be thi ... More >>
Colorado craft breweries and their many fans enjoyed a spectacular year in 2012, as the options for consuming locally made beer continued to grow and fill our tastebuds with joy. If the state's 160-plus breweries weren't expanding, then they were adding new beers or welcoming friendly competitors. A ... More >>
Every Thursday, the Banjo Billy Bus provides a three-hour brewery tour for $34, with visits to Wynkoop Brewing Co., Strange Brewing, Breckenridge and Denver Beer Co. Tickets include three pints and a designated driver; go to the website for more information. For information on dozens of culinary ev ... More >>
Super heroes aren't real. Sorry. But you can drown that sad truth this weekend with a superhero beer -- a collaboration between Breckenridge Brewery and Denver Comic Con, which kicked off yesterday at the Colorado Convention Center. The Fantastic Pour, a riff on the Fantastic Four, was settled on af ... More >>
Jourdan Adler, the owner of The 1Up, the hip arcade/bar in LoDo, now has a second outpost of his video game-centric bar in the former Pete's Monkey Bar space at 717 East Colfax. the 2Up. Last night, the 2Up -- complete with 35 games, eight pinball machines and three skee-ball lanes -- had a soft ope ... More >>
The Wazee Supper Club has been serving cold beer and hot Colorado-style pizza since it was founded 38 years ago by the Karagas brothers, Jim and Angelo, who'd opened My Brother's Bar a few years earlier at 2376 15th Street. From the start, the Wazee was lower downtown's go-to neighborhood bar -- lon ... More >>
The third annual Denver International Beer Competition takes place this weekend at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, a contest that last year received more than 190 entries from brewers in more than twenty states and six countries. The gold-medal winners will be showcased at the Taste of El ... More >>
Standing in front of the beer cooler in Colorado, the Napa Valley of Beer, can be a little overwhelming. Okay, it can be a lot overwhelming. There are dozens of styles -- from IPAs, stouts and sours to Belgian saisons bocks and barrel-aged brews -- from a confounding number of breweries. And then t ... More >>
Breckenridge Ballpark Pub is undergoing its first renovation since it went into business in 1992, three years before Coors Field was built. The pub, which served as Breck's primary brewing facility until 1996, closed March 18 and will reopen by April 9, Colorado Rockies Opening Day. "She's twenty ... More >>
"Team Canada-Quebec created a sculpture that demonstrates all virtues of carving snow: clean execution, anatomically correct figures and animals, texture, balance and more," said Jenn Cram, judge coordinator for the 22nd annual International Snow Sculpture Championships and Arts District administrat ... More >>
Craft Spirits Festival: Still on the Hill returns to Breckenridge for a second year this weekend. Featuring tastings of handcrafted spirits, restaurant specials, a pub crawl and more, this craft festival deserves to go on, and on. The events continue through Saturday, October 8; for a complete sched ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival might be over, but hold onto those hangovers, because Oktoberfest and Breckenridge's Craft Spirits Festival are still on the agenda. Here's a taste of what's ahead this week in food events:
Theater seasons are revving up all over town, and as always they cover the gamut: serious, classic, thoughtful, imaginative, pandering, comic, adventurous, silly or just plain fun. On our random list of upcoming auditions, there's something for everyone. Get out your head shots, confidence a ... More >>
The new U.S. Freeskiing National Team announced its first official team roster today, following April's news that Ski Halfpipe will be an Olympic medal sport at the 2014 Games in Sochi and that Copper Mountain will host the first Olympic qualifier for the event in December 2013. Three of the ... More >>
Arapahoe Basin photo archives, via SummitDaily.comOn "the Beach" at Arapahoe Basin, back in the dayBack in the day we had to ski to school uphill in both directions. Okay, maybe not, but you can still get an earful of old-school ski stories when representatives from Arapahoe Basin, Breckenrid ... More >>
Everyone knows that Colorado rules when it comes to craft beer -- and now, Breckenridge is celebrating another aspect of craft alcohol with the inaugural Craft Spirits Festival.
The Breckenridge marijuana vote put a smile on Sean McAllister's face.Sean McAllister experienced a big up and an equally large down yesterday. As the head of Sensible Breckenridge, a marijuana advocacy organization, he was thrilled when residents of the ski town voted overwhelmingly to decri ... More >>
Cans of Breckenridge Brewery's Avalanche Ale began rolling out of the plant this week and into liquor stores, just in time to catch the heart of the summer season. Breckenridge, which is borrowing its canning line from Ska Brewing Company in Durango, will also supply concert venues, golf courses an ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Rich DziombaPicture frames made of beetle-killed pine trees in the BKTA showroom. The problem is a familiar one to Colorado residents by now: two million acres of dead trees, forested mountainsides turned entirely red. The high country has been turned into a giant tinderbox by a ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>
Snow sculpture challenge packs a creative punch
Why don't we sip into something more comfortable?
Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?
Bitch, bitch, bitch
Breckenridge wraps itself in patriotic colors.
Colorado ski resorts look to folkie Jim Salestrom for a musical lift.
A tourist-hating vandal with a grudge the size of Texas makes a splash in Breckenridge.