July marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the compilation released after Marley's death that brought reggae to the forefront of rock-music popularity (read all about it in our current Bob Marley Backbeat feature). Marley fathered nearly as ... More >>
"We don't believe the world needs another IPA." That's the rallying cry that AC Golden Brewing will use to market Colorado Native IPL, its second beer under the increasingly popular Colorado Native Brand. "We do, however, believe there is room for a beer that is similar to an IPA, but is one that ... More >>
Headed to the Western Slope? That's the only place you'll be able to score a bottle of Olathe, a German-style lager that AC Golden Brewing made to honor the harvest season and the growers who work with the company. "The corn, barley and hops were all grown within one mile of each other in Olathe," ... More >>
In September, Westword brought you "Is Everyone Hoppy," the farm-to-plane-to-kettle story of hop farming in Colorado and of Left Hand Brewing's Warrior IPA, a beer that is part of the fresh or wet-hopped category. To make these beers, breweries pick their hops and get them into the brewery within 24 ... More >>
Great Divide Brewing will tap its first-ever beer made with fresh Colorado hops tomorrow at 2 p.m., joining a growing list of brewers who use locally grown hops. Sticky Icky is a pale ale that has been soaked in a firkin with fresh Crystal hops from Misty Mountain Hop Farm in Olathe. But the brewery ... More >>
Rocky Ford farmers and growers have spent much of the last year doing damage control, after their melons were wrongly fingered as the cause of a listeria outbreak that actually originated a hundred miles away, at Jensen Farms, and ultimately killed over thirty people. But while doing damage control, ... More >>
Every year on the third Thursday in November, the world celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau, field-fresh young red wines from France that are meant to celebrate the harvest and be enjoyed right away. This September, Colorado beer brewers will do something similar for hops by kicking off a Hops Nouveau par ... More >>
The Unreasonable Institute's culminating event, the Unreasonable Climax, will go down this Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, in Boulder. Friday's "A Day for Play" consists of free workshops, activities and discussions for Climax attendees at venues across downtown Boulder, including Shine, SCRiB ... More >>
Give Rex Tillerson some credit. At least the ExxonMobil CEO has avoided claiming that global warming isn't real, the way tobacco executives used to pretend lung cancer was just some weird, wacky, luck-of-the-draw disease that had no linkage to massive consumption of their product. Tillerson just h ... More >>
"We, the citizens of Boulder County, in order to create a more perfect food system, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common need, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of a food system free from the influences of corporate power, and ensure publi ... More >>
Friday, October 7, Beta, 303-383-1909.
Do not mess with the Potato Board.Don't mess with spuds. That was the message sent out yesterday by the Denver-based United States Potato Board, in response to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine that states potatoes make your body resemble Mr. Potato Head. In ... More >>
Rosenne in 1990.Well, at least when Roseanne sang "The National Anthem" and then grabbed her crotch, she got the words right -- unlike Christina Aguilera at the Super Bowl yesterday. Still, Roseanne's misguided homage to baseball-playing behavior back in 1990 earned her a spot on Time's list ... More >>
The Tommyknocker crew.www.sanjuanhopfarms.comOn the third Thursday of every November (today), vintners in France have been releasing a kind of red wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. The wine isn't powerful or rich or even that all that good. Its main quality is light freshness. It's fermented f ... More >>
"Don't leave us unprotected!"For seventeen years, J.B. Woods, owner of Parker's Greenpoint Insurance Group, has sold policies that cover losses to individuals, families and assorted commercial and business interests. But it's only been in the past few days that he's been able to offer medica ... More >>
"At long last," proclaims the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website, "a grower steps forward." And let's not forget a restaurant company, Chipotle, which, as spokesman Chris Arnold had told us three weeks ago, was negotiating with that grower to get around a stalemate that had prevented the ... More >>
“It’s made from corn. It doesn’t have artificial ingredients. Like sugar, it’s fine in moderation.” This from a new TV ad campaign extolling the virtues and relative safety of high-fructose corn syrup. One can only presume that members of the Lard Council must be licking their fatty chop ... More >>
Giant pumpkins and squash invade Littleton.
Alex Komarnitsky is a Boulder resident who likes to post things to the Internet (he was briefly famous for his Christmas light webcam). He posted this grotesque and incredible photo of a wasp defending “its” territory on a peach (apparently he grows peaches, too!), along with a bunch of other ph ... More >>
Last we heard from Denver coffee entrepreneur and explorer Joseph Brodsky, he was planning to stay in Ethiopia indefinitely to seek out the best undiscovered coffee beans—such as the legendary Geisha—the birthplace of java had to offer. He's still there, looking for his beans in wild f ... More >>
The documentary Black Gold, which is touring the country and was shown in Denver and Boulder last month, fashions itself the Fast Food Nation of the coffee industry, contrasting the excesses of the western caffeine craze with the plight of Ethiopian coffee farmers to illustrate the inequities stirre ... More >>
Joseph Brodsky has a nose for great coffee. It led him all the way to Ethiopia, in search of the Geisha.
Wednesday, October 11, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.
Jonathan Demme brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen.
Olathe Corn Festival
Some farmers in the San Luis Valley were just waiting to be picked.
To bee or not to bee? Denver's zoning department just answered that question.
Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.
When the U.S. declared war on drugs, Colorado's carnation industry went up in smoke