Table of contents 5280 February 2013
If drinking beer is good, drinking freshly brewed beer straight from the source is even better. Pull up a stool and taste the revolution.
The controversial businessman is building an Old West town near Paonia that’s a full-scale reproduction of a 19th-century settlement. But is the town simply the project of an eccentric billionaire, or is there more to the story?
Looking for love? Don’t sweat it—we’re making it easy on you. We tracked down 17 of the hottest singles in the Front Range, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Dig in for 5280’s most eligible dates.
Is Vail Resorts taking over the skiing world one mountain at a time?
NAME: Lauren Gardner
OCCUPATION: Sports/entertainment host and reporter
HOBBIES: Aviation (Gardner earned her private pilot license last May), snowboarding, traveling, and volunteer work
FACTOID: CBS offered Gardner an interview last year after spotting her in another reporter’s demo reel.
Which Buffs sports do you watch?
Front Range Scene
Rock a free-spirited look on your next beach vacation with bold prints and tropical tones.
Poetry comes alive at a Boulder bookstore.
John Shors whisks readers to far-off lands with his epic tales.
Grab a latte, choose a playlist, and head to Denver’s foothills—if only for the afternoon.
Colorado’s Best—All tied up in a bow.
Ski Town Soups: the book that will have you reaching for a spoon.
Can a bunch of dudes, some dirty jokes, and $50,000 make Denver famously funny?
Google’s autocomplete search function has become something of a Magic 8 Ball.
Eat & Drink
Al Lado, a six-month-old wine and tapas bar in Riverfront, has the right moves.
Porche Lovely, owner of Church of Cupcakes, is the queen of buttercream. Here’s how she does it.
Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market offers downtown fare without the sticker shock.
Gluten-free sweets that actually deliver? You bet.
Hops and barley are no longer just for making brew.