Leopold Bros. distillery was awarded the 2014 Distillery of the Year award. It was presented by the American Distilling Institute at the annual Spirits Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
In April, the American Distilling Institute—a trade organization for the craft spirits industry—named Denver's beloved Leopold Bros. as the 2014 Distillery of the Year. This family-owned-and-operated business boasts a distillery, tasting room, and barrel storage area inside its new space in...
June 26 2015, 12:00 PM
Owners Blake and Tracy Eliasson arranging a tasting session at Boulder's Settembre Cellars.
The Winery: Settembre Cellars
The People: After Tracy and Blake Eliasson met at a bluegrass show, they fell in love making homemade pasta and drinking Italian wine together. While experimenting with winemaking in their basement, Blake, who has a Ph.D. in engineering, became...
June 25 2015, 1:45 PM
—Image courtesy of Kari Cummings
Catching the tiki trend has proven to be an elusive feat across the country. Some cities like New York have a decades-old relationship with tiki bars, fraught with highs and lows—and more highs and lows—and seem to be in the middle of another low. But others like San Francisco ...
June 8 2015, 10:00 AM
In Denver, there’s no shortage of spots to nab a fancy cocktail. But at Beast & Bottle, top-notch drinks (and bites) are delivered in an unpretentious atmosphere. The first sign the crew doesn’t take itself too seriously: Each drink is creatively named after a song (Rum Like Hell, Sweet...
May 14 2015, 10:30 AM
One sip of this bright, beachy cocktail and you'll be whisked away to the shores of the Caribbean. Part of Cafe Brazil's thoughtfully designed drink menu, Sol y Sombra ("Sun and Shade"), the twist-on-a-classic Trader Vic's Mai Tai is well-balanced, slightly sweet and full of flavor. It's ...
May 13 2015, 11:00 AM
Opening night at Fort Greene
Hidden in the shadow of I-70, on Globeville’s East 45th Street, the new Fort Greene bar aims to succeed in a space where three others (Crash 45, White Owl, Portaluca Café) have failed over the course of the past six years. Owner Bretton Scott, a New York City refugee (hence Fort...
May 1 2015, 10:30 AM
A few of Spero Winery's award-winning bottles on display in their Denver tasting room
The Winery: Spero Winery
The People: Husband-and-wife team Clyde and June Spero own and operate this Denver-based, boutique winery. Clyde has been making wine his entire life, having learned the craft from his father, Gaetano, who emigrated from southern Italy at...
April 30 2015, 12:00 PM
—Photo by Anieca Ayler
Add this to the ever-growing list of reasons why imbibers like Denver: Last month, Linger was named the Best Restaurant Bar of 2015 by national industry magazine Nightclub & Bar, beating out hundreds of other U.S. eateries.
We already know that Linger is part of...
April 1 2015, 1:30 PM