Harry Smith, a longtime brewer at Breckenridge Brewery, opened his own place today, just a block from his old employer and with its full support. Black Sky Brewery, which dishes up Connecticut-style pizza along with more than ten taps of local beers, was a long time in the making, Smith says. "It d ... More >>
ALABAMA SHAKES @ RED ROCKS | SUN, 6/2/13 Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has a powerful and mesmerizing voice and she sings with an impassioned believability that sounds like she has experienced a fuller life than her young years could hope to contain. Her earthy vocals and the band's solid, vibra ... More >>
Two brewmasters with the Colorado-based Rock Bottom chain will strike out on their own this fall by opening a full-scale brewpub and pizzeria in a high-profile spot between Capitol Hill and the Golden Triangle neighborhoods. Unlike most of the tap rooms that have opened recently around Denver, Lowd ... More >>
The father-and-son team of Andy and Jack Diebolt plan to give north Denver's Sunnyside neighborhood its second brewery this year, when they open Diebolt Brewing in a small warehouse building at 3855 Mariposa Street sometime in late spring or summer. Diebolt will be located about ten blocks south of ... More >>
Each week, Strange Brewing taps a new, small-batch creation: just one barrel of whatever head brewer Tim Myers and buddy Harry Smith (who is starting his own brewery next year) can think up. Along with the beer, they take a pic of the wort as it is being brewed and post it on Facebook as Strange Mas ... More >>
Breweries, big and small, have been opening at a dizzying pace over the past year along the Front Range, from Colorado Springs to Windsor and everywhere in between. Denver alone welcomed eight new breweries in the past twelve months, while Boulder County added at least eight, including four within t ... More >>
Harry Smith, who has been making beer for Breckenridge Brewing for eleven years, will open his own place early next year -- just a block away from where he now works. "I can go to work, and then go to work," jokes Smith, who will stay with Breckenridge until he opens Black Sky Brewery, a brewpub th ... More >>
The final numbers are still being tallied, but Breckenridge Brewery saw close to 30 percent growth in 2011 -- about double the growth rate of the craft beer industry as a whole -- which makes this week's installation of more brewing tanks excellent timing. "We're psyched about it," says Terry Usry, ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
As pointed out in this blog, the Rocky Mountain News recently offered what was described as a "voluntary separation package" to fifty Rocky employees age 55 and older who have worked at the tabloid for at least ten years. This plan, which is intended to shrink the staff by twenty workers, or about t ... More >>
A local coffee house escapes the smoking ban.
The Folk Years: A Singers and Songwriters Collection (Time Life Music)
Are the stars out tonight? Depends on who's asking.
Get Wet's Les Fradkin made history with one simple guitar riff. Now he's making waves as an Internet innovator and surf-rock guru.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.