The Great American Beer Festival will welcome nearly 50,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center October 2 through October 4, along with an astounding 3,500 beers from 726 breweries, making it the biggest and best sudstravaganza in the world. Tickets sold out months ago (although you can find th ... More >>
Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids was closed yesterday after noxious fumes sickened multiple employees during lunch service on Sunday. But management quickly found the source of the problem and is re-opening the Longmont restaurant today at 11 a.m. "Our first priority was the safety of our employees an ... More >>
Coloradans like to celebrate their state almost as much as they like to live in it. Longmont's second annual Front Range Film Fest, running Thursday through Saturday, "Connects the Front Range to Film," with three feature-length films and a series of shorts, most of which are by local filmmakers. " ... More >>
Beer and community building go hand and hand, says Eric Wallace, founder and president of Left Hand Brewing Company. Over the years, the Longmont-based business has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for issues as varied as theater, flood relief, the YMCA and, most recently, Intercambio, an org ... More >>
Whether you are into snowboarding or beer or saving cute little animals by dancing the night away, there is something for everyone on the culinary calendar for everyone this weekend. See also: Photos: CitySet now has a full set of restaurants, including two Best of Denver winners
Sure, it's winter, but just because there's a chill in the air doesn't mean that we stop craving ice cream. For proof, just look in my freezer. Nonetheless, the crew from Sweet Action Ice Cream, one of the most popular ice cream spots in the city, is on a month-long holiday according to the sign pos ... More >>
Longmont's Cyclhops Bike CANtina is the latest emerald-capped tooth in Oskar Blues' crooked grin. Armed with tacos and bikes, the restaurant, which is having a grand opening bash today, may be the quirky company's oddest creation yet. But Jason Rogers, a Cyclhops chef partner, says it makes perfect ... More >>
On New Year's Eve, the Longmont-based Oskar Blues brewery will open the latest in its ever-expanding empire of craft beer-themed restaurants and businesses. Cyclhops Bike CANtina, at 600 Airport Road in Longmont, will be a Mexican-style restaurant with twenty beers on tap, along with 43 premium tequ ... More >>
As we noted in a post yesterday, the best way to get a feel for the vast sweep of flooding in Colorado is to view it from the air. Understanding this, 7News, the local station that's offered the most comprehensive coverage of this story to date (going wall-to-wall on Sunday when a number of other De ... More >>
As quickly as the floodwaters rose, Colorado is organizing benefits to help those affected, and bars and breweries are no exception -- especially those in Longmont, Lyons and Boulder where some of the flooding hit the hardest. One of those benefits is Longmont's Oktoberfest, organized by Left Hand B ... More >>
The first Modmarket opened in 2009 in Boulder, a town that seemed ideally suited for its seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table philosophy set off by a sleek, fast-casual setting. But in the three years after that, owners Rob McColgan and Anthony Pigliacamto opened three more stores in metro locatio ... More >>
Denver blog posts make the most of what they've got. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein on the terrible performance by the new-look Nuggets in a loss to Philadelphia. Weren't those big contracts for Ty Lawson and JaVale McGee supposed to be inspiring? Free Range Longmont's Kaye Fissinger on the Denve ... More >>
Some families farm together. Some sell insurance. Some are partners in a law firm. Samm White's family sells cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. "It took a lot of work from the family to make [Cheese Importers] what it is today, but it's our passion," Samm says. "We love it and we do it for the smiles. ... More >>
Denver blog posts try to make the best of every situation. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic drills into Longmont's fracking ban proposal. Big Media's Jason Salzman thinks radio hosts shouldn't let politicians get away with calling Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" without backing up the comment. ... More >>
"I'm bursting at the seams, I'm so excited," says Comida Cantina owner Rayme Rossello, who just inked a deal to open a second Comida in a 2,700-square-foot restaurant space inside the Source, a behemoth indoor artisan European market, conceived and undertaken by urban developer Kyle Zeppelin, that w ... More >>
The talk continues about T|ACO, the updated taqueria with the awkward name that opened yesterday in Boulder. It's not the first hip taqueria in the area, of course. Pinche Taqueria gave the Pinche Tacos concept a permanent home last year. And in February Comida Cantina opened a brick-and-mortar ver ... More >>
Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids, 1550 South Hover Road in Longmont, is bringing women on board with the Can Can Girls Beer Club Beer Dinner. Tonight's event pairs five courses with brews to help raise both awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. Admission is $50; for more details, call 303-585-94 ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Talk about celebrating a milestone in style: The Tasty Weasel, 1800 Pike in Longmont, will celebrate Oskar Blues's ninth birthday with a CANniversary Celebration complete with beer tappings, the unveiling of the Bone Wagon food truck, hand-canning, live music, tournaments and m ... More >>
Oskar BluesTaprooms and food trucks are a perfect match: the taprooms need good grub to feed their customers, and the food trucks need to find good spots with a lot of hungry people. Over the past few years, it's a combination that's worked well for more than a dozen breweries in Denver, Bou ... More >>
Photo by Dq Israd, courtesy J. Walcher CommunicationsNick Batsch coming in hot at the 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy PilotingThe mere thrill of jumping out of a plane wasn't enough for Denver-based skydiver Nick Batsch, who took up the sport of canopy piloting (where the ... More >>
Good food for good causes: How can you go wrong? You can't, so head to Terroir, 246 Main Street in Longmont, which is hosting Dining Out Days from 4 to 9 p.m. The Boulder County Aids Project will receive 15 percent of the proceeds; for more information, call 303-651-0630 or visit www.terroir- ... More >>
Terroir, 246 Main Street in Longmont, will be full of the flavor of fall tonight when it hosts a Hard Apple Cider Dinner, with five courses (regular or vegetarian) and four hard apple cider pairings created by Dick Dunn of Talisman Farms. Here's the menu:
A Flickr photoMove, kitty!We found these three Denver blog posts -- and we're sharing. Colorado Pols tells about an offer from PETA to Longmont: We'll pave subdivision roads in exchange for our name on the pavement. Watch the fur fly. Denver Infill checks in with its thirtieth update on Uni ... More >>
It's the Fourth of July weekend (yes, it is here already) and you need some beer to drink to property get into the spirit of things. Well, there's nothing more American than Red, White and Blue, so try these beers for a truly festive fourth. Red: It's hard to go wrong with Odell Brewing's R ... More >>
This might hurt a little.Do you think you're tough? No, seriously, do you think you're tough? Because if you have even a lingering doubt about the fortitude of your stomach lining or the iron sides of your throat, you won't want to try the ghost wing challenge at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids ... More >>
Marcyzk's Fine Foods, at 770 East 17th Avenue, today is offering 10 percent off on all store sales, as well as sales in the adjacent wine shop. For more info, call 303-894-9499 or go to www.marczykfinefoods.com. And the Cherry Creek Fresh Market kicks off its eleventh season at 8 a.m. today; it's ... More >>
It's a day that probably won't live in infamy. But you never know... Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fray tops Billboard 200. • The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced. • Young Coyotes to release pair of EPs next month. • Watch DJ Chonz mix live every day at 11 a. ... More >>
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