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 >>
Colorado has become home to a flourishing craft culture -- first with breweries, and now with an increasing number of distillers. From potato vodka and botanical-packed gins, rye whiskey and whiskey made with experimental grains, to the more niche spirits like absinthe and creme de violette, the ran ... More >>
Rained out of its original outdoor venue and date last month, Cherry Creek North's Celebrate Fashion is finally on for tonight -- indoors -- at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. The show will feature fourteen boutiques, each presenting fall adult and children's collections available in Cherry Creek N ... More >>
The Denver Roller Dolls have had a big year in 2013 -- the league's all-star Mile High Club won the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's Division 1 Playoffs earlier this month and is headed to the WFTDA Championships next month in Wisconsin as a top-seeded team -- but the Dolls' home team champion ... More >>
It takes a lot of work to be creative. It takes even more to become a Certified Creative District in Colorado. But for the areas that are successful, it's worth the effort. Born out of a 2011 state law, the Certified Creative Districts program allows areas all over Colorado to apply for financial an ... More >>
In his new book, Charles F. Price illuminates one of Colorado's most unsettling and violent stories: the tale of the "Bloody Espinosas." Through careful research, Price tells the story of the three Hispanic outlaws in 1863 whose goal was to kill every Anglo in the Colorado Territory; they were respo ... More >>
Devoted Broncos fans probably remember the greatest among their ranks, Tim "Barrel Man" McKernan, as the guy who wore nothing but a barrel with overalls to pretty much every home game -- rain or shine -- from 1977 to 2007 (though he attended, fully-clothed, nearly every game ten years beyond that). ... More >>
If you were ogling those photos of Sonya Looney posing for the 2013 Cyclepassion calendar we posted last week and wondering if she's the real deal, here's your confirmation: She was busy training for Saturday's Vapor Trail 125 High Altitude Ultra-Marathon Mountain Bike Enduro race in Salida when tho ... More >>
"The human body -- male or female -- is a work of art, especially with athletes," says Boulder-based mountain bike pro endurance racer Sonya Looney, the latest local rider to strip down for Cyclepassion, the infamous German Calendar of International Cycling Stars often disparaged/celebrated as bike ... More >>
Copper Kettle Brewing scored some hand-painted, custom table tops recently that incorporate not just game boards -- like backgammon and checkers -- but a few of the young brewery's accolades, including its Great American Beer Festival medal and, of course, its nod as Best Brewery for Neighbors in We ... More >>
Frank Gray is president of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council in Douglas County. Yet at a public hearing yesterday on six projects vying for big-bucks state tourism incentives, Gray eschewed his county's own project and, like many of the 23 people who testified, spoke in favor of Gaylord E ... More >>
After nearly twenty years of planning, Christo and his "Over the River" project are two temporary-use permits away from full approval. The installation, which would suspend 5.9 miles of fabric over a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River, was conceived in 1992, but only received the go-ahead last No ... More >>
Shawn Hunter.As the economy is tanking, how does one generate millions of dollars in revenue? Apparently, put on a free bike race. According to a study by IFM, a global sports marketing firm, the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, held throughout Colorado August 22-28 and won by Levi Leiph ... More >>
National Park ServiceIt's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>
Courtesy of the Food NetworkIt wasn't nearly as bad as the walkout that Troy Guard, the owner/chef of TAG, experienced two weeks ago when a vocal majority of his staff hoofed it out the door after news that Guard and his soon-to-be-ex-wife had a parting of ways, but Andrew Casalini, the owner ... More >>
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association announced yesterday that it has accepted eight new roller derby leagues from its apprentice league program, including Colorado's Castle Rock 'n' Rollers (catch them in action on June 11 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, skating against Greeley's Slaug ... More >>
Jared Loughner.Update below: Nearly a dozen years later, the shootings at Columbine High School continue to be a go-to reference point whenever mass killings such as Jared Loughner's murderous attack in Arizona take place. That's especially true in the British press, which frequently portray ... More >>
Vincent Palazzotto.At 2 p.m. this afternoon, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's medical marijuana advisory committee will meet to discuss new regulations for physicians (they're on view below) that Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of the Rockies executive director ... More >>
Wolfgang Volz, copyright Christo 2007This is what the Arkansas River wrap might look like -- if it ever happens.Today's sudden death of Jeanne-Claude -- wife of fellow artist Christo, and his principal collaborator -- prompted expressions of condolence from a range of Colorado officials, incl ... More >>
William Havu Gallery is full of heavy metal.
Different approaches to abstraction are highlighted in two strong solos.
Mel Strawn and Jeff Wenzel use fragmented imagery in separate solos on Santa Fe.
Colorado's becoming a mecca for skateboarders. But for the best parks, you'd better head for the hills.
Bean and nothingness
Kent Haruf stakes out the literary turf of Colorado.
The 2003-2004 art season has only just begun.
After fifty years of marriage, their love remains strong. Very strong.
From the week of April 11, 2002
Colorful parables take root in exhibits at Havu and the Lakewood Cultural Center.
Building the future of the Stock Show.
From the week of November 29, 2001
From the week of August 9, 2001
Good for the goose.
A partnership between Qwest and the state may sink a rural Internet provider.
Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.
The horror! The horror! For Barry McDonald, believing is not always seeing.
A UFO museum may blast off in Denver.
Sport utility vehicles aren't as safe as you think.
Dying bees have their Colorado keepers in a state of hive anxiety.