The fourteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival starts today and runs through January 11 at the Vail Cascade Hotel and Club. The three-day event features educational seminars, two brewmaster dinners, a commercial tasting, a homebrew competition and other tastings and pairings and ki ... More >>
Resolve to eat more great food this year. The Monday night wine dinners are back at Frasca Food and Wine, and tonight's edition will feature a flight of deep red wines presented by Mike Joyce of the Natural Wine Company, located in Denver. Joyce, along with Frasca's Bobby Stuckey, will pour the wine ... More >>
Reality TV fans know him as the quirky but loveable co-star of the Discovery Channel's short-loved series Brew Masters. Beer geeks know him as the guy who helped create and produce odd, boundary-busting beers for Delaware's famed Dogfish Head Brewing for nearly a decade. And now Colorado will get to ... More >>
If you're going into the weekend with a nearly empty wallet, don't fret. From ten cent art openings to comedy debates to a cult film about a sugar addict, there are plenty of events you can enjoy on a shoestring -- or at least for under ten bucks. For a complete listing of events in town, visit the ... More >>
The taps at Falling Rock, 1919 Blake Street, are always up-to-date, especially during the Great American Beer Festival. In fact, Denver's most famous craft-beer bar can be a welcome alternative to the massive fest. There will be daily tappings throughout the weekend there, and today's begins at noon ... More >>
They're out of their gourds! For the eleventh year in a row, the City of Aurora is hosting its Punkin Chunkin, an event that features pumpkins being catapulted, shot, Gallagher-ized and mutilated in all sorts of ways. Aurorans take their punkin chunkin' seriously, and the city expects 10,000 people ... More >>
Updated with new events: Tourists may go to Rome to see the Coliseum, but it's the side streets, the adventures and the hidden cafes that typically fill their cameras and their post-trip stories. The same is true of the week surrounding the Great American Beer Festival. The event is the centerpiece, ... More >>
Moving from one location to another can be stressful and often means prioritizing what to bring with you and what to leave behind. According to Delaware police, Andre Dismuke didn't want to leave behind the amazing cannabis we have in Colorado just because he was moving to the First State -- so he s ... More >>
FlickrThis afternoon at the Colorado state house, the agriculture, natural resources and energy committee will consider what's being characterized as the nation's toughest ban of trans fat at schools. Senator Lucia Guzman is surprised by all the attention the measure has received to date, in ... More >>
UpslopeUpslope jacked the competition. Pumpkin beers are an acquired taste. Some people love them, others hate them. Most drinkers can only tolerate a few. But there is an amazing array of pumpkin beers on the market, from the subtle to the spicy to the completely over-the-top.
American schoolchildren don't know Alaska from their elbow. That's the news today from the NAEP, dubbed "The Nation's Report Card:" Fewer than one-third of students tested proficient in geography in 2010. Education gurus blame a shrinking curriculum -- but that could change in Colorado.
Could the broader approval of medical marijuana lead to legalization of marijuana for recreational use? That's one theory put forward by cannabis activists like Morgan Fox, communications manager for the Marijuana Policy Project. Fox believes more than half of U.S. states could legalize MMJ b ... More >>
Great Divide BrewingGreat Divide made beer drinkers in six states cry last week when the Denver brewery acknowledged that it had pulled its beers from the shelves there. In addition to Michigan, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico and Alaska, the brewer is leaving Washington, D.C ... More >>
Craft beer has been the star of a recent documentary, a television series and a couple of Youtube videos over the past year, now another feature-length documentary is scheduled to be released this summer. Most of these efforts have been serious, noble -- sometimes overly so. Leave it to the ... More >>
Recognize this fella? Do you know from which country the U.S. of A. declared its independence in 1776? If so, consider yourself among the 74 percent of Americans who do. If not, consider yourself dumber than a first grader, which is when everyone learns about George Washington and how he comm ... More >>
Dan Maes.These days, Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes isn't getting much love in Colorado, where one poll shows him with just 5 percent support, to the delight of Tom Tancredo. But the national press he's getting of late may be even uglier, with one major source wondering if he's the ... More >>
Colbert greets Steinhauser.Is Ken Buck the poster child for Tea Party candidates who were never into witchcraft? Yes, judging by the appearance on last night's edition of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report of Brendan Steinhauser, the director of state and federal campaigns for FreedomWorks, ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
Dean Singleton's indebtedness looks a lot less onerous this week.The Saturday Denver Post blurb about Affiliated Media couldn't entirely avoid the word "bankruptcy," as the broadsheet's writers have endeavored to do since January. After all, the judge who approved the prepackaged plan assembl ... More >>
Even these guys probably doubted McDaniels.Okay, you and me, and most of the local media, and all of the national media -- everyone, really, except this guy. We read his age, and we heard the lip-smacking and the no-commenting, and we saw all the former Patriots showing up in Dove Valley, an ... More >>
Charles Garlick.Early on August 5, Denver police found a body in an alley near 14th and Ogden that was subsequently identified as James Foos, 48. In short order, Charles Garlick, 26, was taken into custody on investigation of first-degree murder. A mug shot wasn't immediately made public -- b ... More >>
Those Breathe Carolina boys sure are colorful. It started out as a simple phone interview for a feature commemorating Breathe Carolina's participation in this year's Warped Tour, which rolls into Invesco Field at Mile High on Sunday, August 9. But it turned into something considerably more unexpect ... More >>
View Larger Map Another early morning weekday killing, this one in the alley between the 1400 blocks of Ogden and Emerson, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Denver Police subsequently arrested Charles Garlick, 26. He's being held ... More >>
Falling Rock Taphouse has an interesting beer on tap tonight: Palo Santo Marron, from Delaware's famous and always experimenting Dogfish Head Brewery. Palo Santo Marron, a brown ale with a hefty 12 percent alcohol content, was aged in barrels made from Paraguayan Palo Santo (or "holy") wood. The tr ... More >>
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