U.S. Forest Service photo, via BreckenridgePeak6.comView of lift-served and hike-to terrain to be opened in proposed Breckenridge Peak 6 expansion On Friday, the U.S. Forest Service approved plans for Breckenridge Peak 6, a proposed expansion in White River National Forest that would open 550 ... More >>
Sean Kenyon knows how to pour out both drinks and advice. A third-generation bar man with almost 25 years behind the bar, he is a student of cocktail history, a United States Bartenders Guild-certified Spirits Professional and a BAR Ready graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource ... More >>
It's been five months since the Wynkoop and Breckenridge breweries revealed that they were merging their finances and operations, but it's going to be a while longer before the Wynkoop can start producing its beer at Breckenridge as it had planned. The federal Alcohol Tobacco Trade and Tax B ... More >>
At the very least, the recent ragtag assembly of Colorado tourist-attraction mascots at the Discover Colorado Rally proved that the snuggly symbols of the state's travel industry are out of touch with reality. To appeal to today's cash-strapped consumer, Colorado needs truthier travel mascot ... More >>
Breckenridge Brewing is hitting the airwaves with a TV campaign spoofing the big boys of the industry and the gimmicks that they use to sell beer. The four Truth in Beervertising ads feature Breckenridge head brewer Bob Harrington delivering one-liners in a deadpan voice that skewers the cold-indic ... More >>
We have a quick contest for you on this fine Thursday: We're giving one Cafe Society commenter two "VIP Mugs" (you and a guest) to this Saturday's Breckenridge Beer Fest. To find out how to win, keep reading.
Kate LevyA recent Great Divide release party.Do you sense something? Is that...could it be...summer in the air? Actually, no. But it is spring, and that means spring beer releases. What's on tap this month? How about Odell Double Pilsner, Left Hand Good JuJu, Ska's Mexican Logger and three b ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge scores with Ale House at Amato's.Ale House at Amato's, the latest venture from the Breckenridge Brewing Company, opened at 11 a.m. today with a gorgeous view of the Platte Valley, the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. The highly anticipated LoHi-area beer ba ... More >>
The Breckenridge and Wynkoop brewing companies have finally sealed the deal on their joint venture, which we first reported in December. Under the agreement, the two companies will keep their identities and their individuality, but they will share their brewing and restaurant resources. The ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge Brewery's barrel-aging riches.The Breckenridge and Wynkoop breweries officially sealed the deal on their joint venture, and celebrated their future on Tuesday by tapping kegs of each other's beers at their respective breweries. And later this month -- possibly as e ... More >>
Traditionally the calm before the storm before Spring Break mania takes over in the mountains, the last weekend in February has become a storm of its own, with challenging events at just about every ski area in Colorado. Here's a preview of the top five ways you could be busting your butt thi ... More >>
AlliSports.comBreck Freeride team member Eric Willet, center, wins Men's Snowboard Slopestyle at the Toyota Challenge in Ogden, UTBreckenridge Ski Resort is getting a good return on investment from its Breck Freeride Team and its stepped-up park & pipe programs: Yesterday, Breckenridge snowbo ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesBreckenridge Brewery has a bounty of bock.Colorado craft brewers are off to a hoppy New Year in 2011 with many new beers on the shelves and the re-release of popular seasonals. In fact, the breweries are cranking out so much stuff, it's hard to keep track. So here's a list of b ... More >>
Photo by Carl Scofield, courtesy Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridge has had more than 47 inches of new snow in the last weekNext week we have the Denver Big Air competitions, the entire snowsports industry in town for the SIA Snow Show and Winter X Games 15 at Buttermilk. But first, this wee ... More >>
If you're looking to try something new, this is the weekend for you: January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and Winter Trails Month, it's been dumping in the mountains and there are more camps, demos and competitions this weekend than you can shake a snowboard at. Here are a bunch of good ... More >>
Photo by Timothy FaustThe Ullr Fest Parade involves less clothes than you might think for a tribute to the god of winterBreck's Ullr Fest Parade is an annual winter spectacle dating back to 1963, and it's one of the craziest events in Colorado. This year's parade theme? "Still Crazy After All ... More >>
Wynkoop BrewingThe Wynkoop got together with Breckenridge Brewing.In April, the Wynkoop Brewing Company began delivering kegs and cans to some of its downtown clients via horse and buggy. The move was a cool addition to Denver's beer culture and a fun sight to see on Friday afternoons. But C ... More >>
Photo courtesy AlliSports.comBreck local JJ Thomas boosts his way to the 2010 Dew Cup championshipLooking to get your blood pumping this weekend? Any of these should do the trick: 1. Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge. Breckenridge is hosting the Nike 6.0 Open this week to kick off the 3-stop ... More >>
Breckenridge is hosting the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour this week for the third year in a row, and the event's Peak 8 festival village opens today. All of the main-event finals action will happen on Saturday and Sunday, but head up today anyway: The format for the Nike 6.0 Open lets new ... More >>
Yet another reason to head for the hills this week: The new Summit Action Sports Film Festival in Breckenridge opens tonight at 5 p.m. at Brooklyn's Tavern, 500 South Main Street, with screenings of the People Crew's Cheers and five other ski and snowboard films. The festival continues tomorr ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickWynkoop Brewing Co. has a big deal brewing.Two weeks ago, the merger of local Rock Bottom Brewing with the Tennessee-based Gordon Biersch brewpub chain formed one of the largest craft-beer-focused companies in the country: Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries. And now, as we ... More >>
More evidence that marijuana legalization could give a boost to Colorado's economy: a comment that popped up on a blog post from back in April about a Breckenridge club that allowed marijuana to be smoked for recreational purposes. Here's what Nathan had to say:
Breckenridge BreweryBreckenridge Brewing plans to roll out its second canned beer, Lucky U IPA, by the end of the month, adding it to Avalanche Ale, which it began canning last year. "We got the cans on Friday," says Breckenridge brewmaster Todd Usry. "Distribution will be limited to begin w ... More >>
Lori MidsonWell, shit. Among the hundreds of events taking place this week in honor of the Great American Beer Festival and Denver Beer Fest, the one I was looking forward to the most has been squashed. Sunk. Torpedoed. Axed.
FlickrBreckenridge Brewery is almost old enough to drink. The company, which was founded in 1990 by Richard Squire, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary this week with a couple of parties and a nod to strong sales. Breckenridge is now the state's third oldest microbrewery and the 46th l ... More >>
When Breckenridge Brewery's newest restaurant opens on March 1, 2011 in what is now Amato of Denver, at the corner of 16th and Central streets, it will feature forty Colorado craft beers on tap, along with small plates, seasonal menus, beer dinners, a private events room, a rooftop patio over ... More >>
This branded buttock belongs to Amon G. "Chance" Carter IV.So you thought the most controversial recreational activity in Breckenridge these days involves smoking marijuana? That's nothing compared to the damage done to Amon G. "Chance" Carter IV's ass. Channel 7 reports that Carter, whose g ... More >>
Have these guys heard it's still illegal to toke at Breckenridge Ski Resort? Doubt it.In November, voters in Breckenridge approved the decriminalization of marijuana in the community -- and the town council has now approved regulations relating to the measure. As of January 1, 21-and-older ad ... More >>
Chief Rick Holman is talking to a lot of confused people these days. Even more than usual.Yesterday, Sensible Breckenridge's Sean McAllister, speaking about the passage of ballot initiative 2F, a marijuana decriminalization measure in his hometown, bristled at a media claim that the action wa ... More >>
Sean McAllister thinks the government has better things to spend money on than busting small-time weed users.While the rest of the state bickers about medical marijuana, and what kind of limitations should or shouldn't be placed upon it (read Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's take here), Breck ... More >>
Small amounts if this could soon be legal in Breckenridge.In the battle to become Ski Country's most weed-friendly destination, the town of Breckenridge has moved one step closer to legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The town clerk has certified a petition circulated by ... More >>
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