Powder Keg Brewing has opened in Niwot, where it's the town's second craft-beer maker; the location has a brewpub license (since it plans to serve food), which means it can also pour beers from other local breweries, including its neighbor, Bootstrap Brewing. Powder Keg plans to be open seven days a ... More >>
California's Sierra Nevada Brewing, the nation's second-largest craft beer maker, is nearing completion on a second production facility, this one near Asheville, North Carolina. And to celebrate, company founder Ken Grossman wanted to turn the spotlight on the craft brewing industry as a whole, rath ... More >>
Beer can pack on calories, especially for the owners and employees of Colorado's breweries, who have to drink their brews for a living (tough life). Fortunately, they know how to work them off as well. On Monday, July 21, owners and reps from six breweries (Avery, Ska, Boulder Beer, Left Hand, Oskar ... More >>
Barrels & Bottles released three flagship beers this week, all of them created by new head brewer Kim Collins. The beers are Piney the First, a 5 percent ABV all Chinook-hopped pale ale; Lil' IPA, a 5.2 percent ABV session IPA; and Hot Lips, a 3.7 percent ABV sour mash blonde ale that was brewed wit ... More >>
Last September, we shared Kiplinger's list of the ten best cities for young graduates. But a new roster by SmartAsset is even more specific. The site shares its picks for the best (and worst) college towns to live in for new grads or just folks looking for a fresh start -- and two Colorado places ma ... More >>
We're accustomed to seeing Denver top marijuana-centric city lists. So we were definitely surprised to come across Elite Daily's "10 Best U.S. Cites For Stoners To Live In" and discover that while Denver was among the two Colorado communities to make the cut, and despite upcoming 4/20 activities dra ... More >>
This past September, the Marijuana Policy Project put up a billboard near Mile High Stadium criticizing the NFL's pot policy -- a gambit that echoed past efforts by Denver-based MPP spokesman Mason Tvert. Check out the photos below. Now, Tvert and company are taking their campaign to an even bigger ... More >>
Alex B is preparing to kick off his latest tour with Paper Diamond this Friday night in Hollywood. The tour, which includes more than thirty dates with support from LoudPvck, Branchez, Gent & Jawns and Manic Focus, is set to crisscross the country before making its way back home to the Mile High Cit ... More >>
At Beast Bottle, servers love to tell the story of Bangs Island mussels nearly as much as people like to eat them. I'm glad I listened to the story: Just a few days after chef and co-owner Paul Reilly told me how he'd braved Maine's chilly November temps to work on a barge in Casco Bay to haul in ... More >>
Gallup has released a new poll that measures the most religious communities -- a list topped by the Provo-Orem, Utah area, where 77 percent of respondents described themselves as "very religious." What about the least religious places? Gallup calculated that, too, with none other than Boulder finis ... More >>
When Paul Reilly shuttered Encore early in this year, in April, he found that he had some free time on his hands for the first time in a long time, and while he was scouring the 'hoods for a space where he could open a new restaurant, he also welcomed the opportunity to do something for himself -- s ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Fiona Apple's coming to the Paramount Theatre on Friday, July 20: With a newly revitalized career thanks to a stint wowing audiences at this year's SXSW and fresh off releasing a brand new album with a notably pithy title (in comparison to When the Pawn..., her 1999 album -- The Idler Wheel is wiser ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>
Danny ClinchBad news: Familiar with that expression, "You snooze, you lose"? Yes? Well, it applies here. If you slept on getting your tickets to see the Black Keys at 1STBANK Center on April 30, you blew it. Show's sold out. D'oh! Luckily for you, though, you'll have another chance to see 'em ... More >>
Danny ClinchWe've just received word that the Black Keys, on the heels of its highly enjoyable new record, El Camino (we seriously can't pry it from our playlist), are coming to the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with the Arctic Monkeys. Tickets ($55.00 - $59.50, plus service fees) for t ... More >>
Like Colorado, Wisconsin has a long beer tradition and a new breed of craft brewers. The most well-known is probably New Glarus, a brewery that has reached cult status nationwide because of unusual fruit beers like Wisconsin Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart -- and because it only distributes in Wiscon ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
While Portland, Maine's Cruel Hand has been identified with that strangely durable neo-hardcore style of the last decade, the band's sound stretches a little further, encapsulating the diverse energy and heaviness of Metallica and Bouncing Souls. Vocalist Chris Linkovich leads Cruel Hand with ... More >>
I love holiday beers. But that's not all that Colorado's breweries are putting out right now. Here are five beers that have just been released -- or are about to be -- that were brewed simply because, well, because Colorado is awesome. Double Rainbow Trinity Brewing, Colorado Springs Black ... More >>
There are as many styles of beer blogging on the Internet as there are blogs, and there's a new beer blog starting out there every other day. Last weekend, at least a hundred of those bloggers -- from all across the country -- showed up in Boulder to talk beer. They spent the three days of f ... More >>
Update: Two new events have been added (Avery's Rumpkin tapping at Euclid Hall tonight and Vine Street Pub's tapping on Sunday), while the info for the Bull & Bush pig and pumpkin beer tasting has been expanded. See below for details. Pumpkin beers are an acquired taste, but if you love them ... More >>
Colorado makes some of the best beers in the world, but when the Great American Beer Festival is in town, it's your chance to try something from another state, especially the ones that are talked about by beer aficionados across the country. We're lucky in that some of these breweries - like ... More >>
Last week, GQ magazine put out a bucket list of fifty beers to try before you die (see it below). That sounds like a reasonable goal - even if some of the selections were a little odd. I wouldn't have put Anchor Steam on the list, for instance. It may have been a bucket list fifteen years a ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword will be offering ... More >>
If you don't already have plans tonight for Valentine's eve -- like, say, seeing DeVotchKa at the Paramount -- it would be well worth your time to stop by the Bluebird to catch Gregory Alan Isakov & the Freight, with Oakhurst. By now, you're probably intimately familiar with the guy we named be ... More >>
Eschewing pretense, this couple takes a stripped-down approach to music.
White and bright, Sole emerges as independent hip-hop's newest anti-hero.
From the week of September 20, 2001
October 1 - 7, 1998
Meet Steven Ray Liedlich, upright guitarist.