Pizza in some form -- a disk of baked dough with a few toppings -- has been around since probably the dawn of agriculture, while pasta in Italy dates back to as early as the 13th century. Tomatoes, on the other hand, didn't make it to the land of San Marzano and Chef Boyardee until after Columbus ac ... More >>
Great Divide Brewing, which made its name with enormous, potent beers like Yeti and Hercules, will continue a newer romance with lower-alcohol beers in January when it debuts Lasso, an IPA that will carry the lowest ABV in the brewery's lineup. Brewed with three kinds of hops -- Columbus, Centennia ... More >>
Arvada's Voss Farms, which supplies hops for Black Shirt Brewing and other local beer makers, is already picking it's sweet-smelling produce, and you might be able to help. Like last year, Voss is looking for volunteers (although space is very limited). For details, email Andrew at VossFarmsColorado ... More >>
If you missed the pilot episode of Colorado Brews, which aired on Rocky Mountain PBS a few months ago, you can catch it again tomorrow, July 25, at 9:30 p.m. The half-hour program, which will begin a regular run this fall, features a different Colorado craft brewery each week. It's hosted by author ... More >>
Colorado breweries made and packaged dozens and dozens of amazing new beers in 2012, expanding their range and proving which state is the center of the craft beer universe. And although hundreds more were brewed and sold on draft in tap rooms, bars and breweries, this list -- like the one I did last ... More >>
A pair of new winter seasonals are set to hit liquor store shelves this week. Upslope Brewing's Christmas Ale, a Spiced Belgian-Style Dubbel, is based on a homebrew recipe that brewery owner Matt Cutter used to make and bring to parties. Christmas Ale, which is ruby red in color, is the fourth inst ... More >>
Matt Rutherford spent more than three hundred days sailing around the world in small boat. Many thought this dubious expedition was impossible, but he not only completed it, he's now the subject of a new documentary, a film that his old friend and former classmate, Spoke In Wordz, has been tasked wi ... More >>
The resumes were long and detailed, the qualifications extreme, but the ten finalists in the Wynkoop Brewing Company's annual Beerdrinker of the Year contest have been whittled down to three -- and these guys know their beer. The man who eventually claims the title for 2012 will be determined at an ... More >>
Big photos below.A quinceanara is an important rite of passage for fifteen-year-old young women. But for Tahlia Perea, a passage she allegedly attempted at age eighteen proved problematic. She was busted for trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border with more than a hundred pounds of marijuana ... More >>
On Wednesday, I laid down my picks for the best new Colorado beers of 2011 -- a group that had to meet certain qualifications to make the cut. Then, on Thursday, I posted pictures of seventeen new Colorado beer labels we'll be seeing in 2012. Oskar Blues wasn't on either list -- much to the d ... More >>
Back in November, the Wynkoop Brewing Company hosted a membership rally for the Boulder-based National Homebrewers Association -- a rally that turned into a giant brewing session: each of the 210 AHA members in attendance pitched a cupful of hops into a boiling brew kettle, making a beer that will b ... More >>
Oskar Blues is the second Colorado brewery to tap into a viral YouTube video, releasing Honey Badger Smoked Porter at its restaurants in Longmont and Lyons yesterday. The beer was inspired by "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)," a National Geographic video with a hilar ... More >>
William Hunt.Although William Ples Hunt was convicted of murder during the 1980s, he was later granted parole after blowing the whistle on a corrupt prison. So what did Hunt do with his second chance? He wasted it by trying to blow up his ex-girlfriend's house -- an act for which he's been s ... More >>
Click image to enlarge. The joy of living in a "melting pot" is to share in the wide variety of different cultural celebrations. The photograph above shows the curious call-and-response customs practiced by Native-American-Mexicans and Italian-Americans on their annual Columbus Day get-togeth ... More >>
Jim Caruso and George Stranahan. It took a few laps around the block and a sprint through the rain to find the Flying Dog Brewing Company's new Denver tap room, at 2330 Broadway, but it was worth the hunt. The tiny but brightly-painted space (it's on the east side of an apartment/office bui ... More >>
"Gimme your best seasonal on tap," I request as I belly up to the handcrafted bar at Twisted Pine Ale House (3201 Walnut Street, Boulder). Bartender Jody Valenta slides a sample of her favorite seasonal, Hoppy Man, across the planks and I can see why she digs it. (Check back with Cafe Societ ... More >>
Cultural imperialists!No one doubts that lunch room food is offensive. And while I have nothing but respect for lunch ladies -- they prepare, cook and serve thousands of meals a day to kids who take tater tots for granted (damn cholesterol!) -- the fare itself is, well, just like when you we ... More >>
â€‹After six weeks off the road spent working on new music and revamping its live show, Meese is back on tour. The outfit is kicking off its upcoming series of shows tonight with a gig at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, followed by nearly two dozen dates across the country -- includi ... More >>
Imagine this display, except covered with snow.Richard SaBell, president of the Denver Columbus Day Parade committee, wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He didn't send out an e-mail this week to the Mayor's Office and members of the media saying that the annual spectacle had been called ... More >>
On ESPN radio (1600 AM) this morning, host Colin Cowherd veered into an interesting discussion about the best coaching jobs in college and pro football. In judging great coaching gigs, he said he looks for a handful of traits: supportive but not unrealistic fans, supportive but not overbearing owner ... More >>
Letters from the week of 8/14/2008
The trial began Wednesday against three people, Glenn Morris, Julie Todd and Koreena Montoya, who were arrested on October 6 and charged with blocking the annual Columbus Day Parade. Charges against a fourth anti-Columbus Day agitator, Russell Means, were dismissed by a Denver County Court Judge (el ... More >>
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
The Mercury Motley Players cast a hot Colombian spell.
See a slide show of the parade and protest. A reported 88 protesters were arrested at the Columbus Day Parade in downtown Denver earlier today. The demonstration brought the parade procession to a standstill for more than an hour. The stand-off between police and the anti-Columbus group Transform ... More >>
The Colorado History Museum has put these Homeland Security tees on ice until the Columbus Day contention cools down.
After building the musuem’s Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics from scratch, Miller is off to do it again in Indianapolis.
Fight one bean, you fight the whole burrito.
Denver's on an artistic collision course this weekend.
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Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing.
In 1492, Columbus started a controversy that isn't through.
January 30, 2003
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New World Sangria
A glimpse of the dysfunctional NBA clan from a lofty family-night perch.
From the week of January 18, 2001
The sky's no limit for these Colorado scientists. They're heading straight for the Red Planet.