Old, new and local -- really local. That's the only way to describe Denver Beer Festivus, a new craft-beer festival set for December 15 that will feature Denver breweries only, something that makes sense now that there are more than twenty of them -- eight having opened in the past year alone. That ... More >>
There are plenty of dates to mark on the culinary calendar this week -- including a free, independent film screening sponsored by New Belgium Brewing in Boulder. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
It's all about beer this week -- although oenophiles will still find an event or two to their taste -- culminating in everyone's favorite football game, the Super Bowl. And there's plenty more to keep you occupied until Sunday, including a benefit and celebration of Noel Cunningham's life; he ... More >>
During Tuesday night's broadcast of the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors, the cameras frequently swept over the President's box occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as honorees Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma -- and there, just to the president's right ... More >>
The Regional Transportation District Board is scheduled to make a final decision on the redevelopment of Union Station tonight -- choosing between the proposal of the Union Station Neighborhood Co., which already has the contract to oversee the development behind the historic station, and the ... More >>
Euclid HallWhile millions of bleary eyes will gaze longingly at Denver next week when the Great American Beer Festival, Denver Beer Fest and Oktoberfest transform the city into the world's largest beer garden, July and August were also great months for the sudsy stuff -- especially for those ... More >>
Ten years ago this month Westword left LoDo -- where the paper had been housed, in an assortment of offices, for more than twenty years, since long before lower downtown even had a hip nickname. Moving to the edge of the Golden Triangle, we found the space and parking we needed -- but we left ... More >>
Having trouble finding your favorite seasonal brew? The Colorado Brewers Guild is working on that. And on Tuesday evening, the Guild -- a trade group representing the majority of the 110-plus craft beer-makers in the state -- hosted liquor store and restaurant reps at its second annual holid ... More >>
"Rocky Mountain High" is getting quite a work-out as national media outlets run stories on the booming medical marijuana business in Colorado. With both city and state officials talking about reining in the industry with new regulations, I put calls into both Governor Bill Ritter and Mayor Jo ... More >>
Bananas kick off the Gorilla Run.Halloween is always a big day at the Wynkoop Brewing Co., because the pub celebrates its birthday that day (it's 21 years old this year) and because of the annual Denver Gorilla Run, a 5.6K race in which everyone dresses up as a gorilla and raises money to sup ... More >>
The Wynkoop Brewing Co. was the first modern-era brewpub to open its doors in Denver, and this summer, it plans to become the first city brewery to sell its beer in cans. "We're pushing for June," says new Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown, who got the project off the ground by persuading the owners o ... More >>
Adman Lew Cady sent in the following memory of the early days of the Wynkoop Brewing Co.: The night Rock Bottom opened, John Hickenlooper and I (and you) were there and I asked Hickenlooper what he was going to do now that there was a second brewpub in town. "Crush 'em like a little bug," he said, ... More >>
Caleb Followill, a King of Leon. Here are some more blogs that really click. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of Kings of Leon at the Fillmore Auditorium. Today in Cafe Society: • Tyler Nemkov gets hot and bothered over Sexy Pizza. • Lew Cady shares more Wynkoop Brewing Co. memori ... More >>
Twenty years ago this month, a group of intrepid entrepreneurs opened Denver’s first brewpub in LoDo, which had just become an official historic district that year. This, of course, was before the city had a major-league baseball team, much less a Coors Field that would rise to the northeast of th ... More >>
All good things must come to an end, but at the Coors brewery tour in Golden, all the good things come atthe end.
Restaurants unwrap a few surprises.
When the 37th annual confab of the Beewery Collectibles of America -- the CANvention -- convened in Denver last week, there was only one possible person to deliver the keynote address: Mayor John Hickenlooper, who gave this town one of its most liquid assets when he and a couple of partners founded ... More >>
The Madwoman celebrates rags over riches.
Blue Line Bar and Grill
If you build it, they will come.
Taking a gamble on dinner in Black Hawk.
Wazee Supper Club