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Denver Beer Lover’s Guide 2016

Discover 10 of our favorite new Denver breweries—plus local brew trends, beer-cations, and the end of suburban beer deserts. 

5280 February 2016


How the Gold King Mine Spill Threatens the Navajo Nation

Colorado’s Gold King Mine spill sent millions of gallons of contaminated water into the Animas River this past summer. More than 130 miles away in New Mexico, along the San Juan River, the environmental disaster is making the Navajo Nation rethink itself.

15 Ways To Do DIA Better

Denver’s airport isn’t as bad as you think it is—in fact, we offer a variety of tips for how to learn to enjoy the journey.


NASCAR? In Denver?!

Furniture Row Racing looks to capitalize on its best season yet.

From the Editor

Unintended Consequences

A letter from the editor of our February 2016 issue.

Front Range

Q&A: The Grawlix

The Denver comedy trio discusses their new sitcom, the Denver comedy scene, and fake literature.

The Chinese Economy

According to Chinese astrology, business industries are grouped into five elemental categories. Here’s how they’ll fare in the Year of the Fire Monkey. 

Luck Be A Monkey

We divine the fortunes of Colorado legislators facing re-election in 2016—aka the Year of the Fire Monkey, which begins February 4—using their Chinese astrological signs.

Hockey Comes To Coors Field

Coors Field hosts its first NHL game this month, which made us wonder: What does it take to build a hockey rink inside a baseball stadium?

How Fast Is Fast?

Westminster’s Zybek Sports answers that question at February’s NFL Scouting Combine.

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? The Denver Comedy Scene

With local comics becoming national stars, and national comics seeking out local clubs, Denver has never been funnier.


The Next Thing in Winter Jackets: Bison Fiber

An East Coast company uses Colorado bison wool in its new winter jacket—one that can keep you warm when the temperatures drop.

Valentine’s Day Dates for All

Whether you’re already partnered up or on the hunt for your match (and fed up with Tinder), here are six dates that can help to turn your passion into…well, passion.

How to Make the Right Valentine’s Day Card

Pro secrets for making homemade Valentines.

Get Ready For Geek Bowl

Put down your pencil and pick up your pint: Geeks Who Drink brings the Super Bowl of trivia back to its Denver birthplace. 

Your Ski Day Just Got Better

Three new (or updated) apps to elevate your Colorado ski day.

Anime Goes Small

Colorado’s most intimate meeting of anime aficionados debuts this month.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Ski Day

Savor the leap year with a bonus day on the mountain.

Eat and Drink

In From The Cold

Warm up with these winter-weather eats.

How To: Make An Ice Cream Bombe

Impress your valentine with a High Point Creamery–inspired treat.

Trendspotting: Uni

Denver chefs shine a spotlight on sea urchin.

Eat Cheap: La Casa Alba

Breakfast burritos and bowls of chile hit the spot at La Casa Alba.

Best Bites: Edge’s Octopus

Edge Restaurant & Bar gives octopus the royal treatment.


6 Facial Hair Fads Spotted Around Denver

Facial hair is high art in Denver. Here’s your guide to some of the varieties you’ll see around town.

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