It's been a cold, snowy February, but that's just fine with us. Why? Because February is Mountain Sun Pubs and Breweries' annual stout month, of course.
With more than 75 options on tap throughout February, this year's celebration of dark, malty beer will please the traditionalist,...
February 9 2016, 10:20 AM
Image courtesy of Ska Brewing Company
Sure, we’re excited to watch the Denver Broncos dominate the Carolina Panthers this Sunday, but if we're being honest, we really can’t wait to gorge ourselves on snack foods and beer. Considering that Colorado is a craft beer mecca, we're keeping things local for Super Bowl 50. We've picked five of...
February 3 2016, 4:04 PM
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In the February issue of 5280, we brought you our Denver Beer Lover's Guide—an inside look at our favorite new breweries, local trends, and more. While doing the research, we wondered: What do our city's best and brightest brewers think about the burgeoning beer scene? So we asked them. Straight...
February 2 2016, 2:25 PM
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BLACK SKY BREWERY, DENVER
Specialty: Unique spins on true-to-style beers
Humble Beginnings: Black Sky Brewery is the undertaking of Harry Smith, who already had 11 years under his belt as a brewer at Breckenridge Brewery when Black Sky shredded into Denver's craft beer scene in...
January 15 2016, 2:00 PM
Great Frontier Brewing Company; —All photos courtesy of Carrie Dow
When my friend Alyssa was diagnosed with Celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune disorder that makes sufferers gluten intolerant, 12 years ago, it was a devastating a blow. Not only did the diagnosis force her to give up any products that include wheat, barley, and rye, such as breads, pastas, and...
January 12 2016, 4:15 PM
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Bristol Brewing Company
Specialty: Classic craft beers
Neighborhood: The Ivywild neighborhood in Colorado Springs
Humble Beginnings: In the early 1990s, Mike and Amanda Bristol’s young careers were on the fast track. He was a district manager for Nissan, and she was a creative...
December 18 2015, 2:18 PM
An order of jägerschnitzel at the Bohemian Biergarten is worth it for the red cabbage alone.
Scenic mountain views, world-class slopes, delicious beer—Colorado and the German-speaking world can seem quite similar, especially in the winter months. As temperatures drop and snow piles up, find comfort in these high-alpine inspired eateries.
From the Streets: Wurstküche...
December 15 2015, 10:30 AM
Golden's Coors Malted Milk Co., circa 1952—Photo courtesy of Golden History Museum (City of Golden Collection)
One hundred years ago this month, on January 1, Colorado emptied its collective liquor cabinet and began a 17-year ban on alcohol. It was one of the first states in the country to go dry. (Prohibition didn’t become federal law until 1920.) Leading up to the November 1915 election, the state’s...