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The Ultimate Guide to Craft Brewing in Denver

If drinking beer is good, drinking freshly brewed beer straight from the source is even better. Pull up a stool and taste the revolution.


February 2013


Single in the City

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.

Bill Koch’s Wild West Adventure

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? 


From the Editor

Front Range

Opportunity Knocks

Is Vail Resorts taking over the skiing world one mountain at a time?

On Air

NAME: Lauren GardnerAGE: 27OCCUPATION: Sports/entertainment host and reporterHOBBIES: Aviation (Gardner earned her private pilot license last May), snowboarding, traveling, and volunteer workFACTOID: CBS offered Gardner an interview last year after spotting her in another reporter’s demo reel.


Which Buffs sports do you watch?



Bohemian Romance

Rock a free-spirited look on your next beach vacation with bold prints and tropical tones.

Booked Up

John Shors whisks readers to far-off lands with his epic tales.

Get Outta Town

Grab a latte, choose a playlist, and head to Denver’s foothills—if only for the afternoon.

Free Verse

Poetry comes alive at a Boulder bookstore.

Special Delivery

Colorado’s Best—All tied up in a bow.

Ski Town Soups

Ski Town Soups: the book that will have you reaching for a spoon.

Eat and Drink

Date Night

Al Lado, a six-month-old wine and tapas bar in Riverfront, has the right moves.

How To Make Buttercream

Porche Lovely, owner of Church of Cupcakes, is the queen of buttercream. Here’s how she does it.

Waste Not

Hops and barley are no longer just for making brew.

Settle On In

Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market offers downtown fare without the sticker shock.


The Laugh Track

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.

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