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5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

November 29th, 2020

Josephine Antoine This fair Boulderite was beloved for her incredible rise to fame as a Metropolitan Opera star. After completing her education in Boulder, Antoine went on to earn a Master’s at the Julliard School of Music in NYC. Before her first national appearance, she received a telegram from the mayor of Boulder reading: “Every citizen sends you love and good wishes for your performance tomorrow.” She was a success, and sang the lead in 14 Metropolitan Opera productions. Her singing was featured on national radio stations, and she returned to Boulder to perform at the Colorado... Read More

Ten Reasons Why Boulder Rocks

November 27th, 2020

Happy cows may come from California, but happy people come from Boulder. And for good reason! Boulder has so much to offer, it’s no wonder that people here are considered to be among the happiest in the country. Narrowing this list down was the real challenge, but here are ten reasons why Boulder rocks: 1. Hiking, Biking, and Climbing Okay, maybe that’s three reasons, but the main theme here is mountains. Nestled right at the base of the Rockies, Boulder has over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, and countless opportunities for climbing and bouldering (imagine that). Even if you don’t... Read More

No Name Bar: It’s as Inconspicuous as it Sounds

November 13th, 2020

Tucked away in a small complex on the Hill, sandwiched between Dot’s Diner and Cosmo’s Pizza, lies is a hidden gem. The No Name Bar, connected to Cosmo’s Pizza is a hip, speakeasy-esque bar. Its entrance, a large, elegant wooden door, stands alone in a dark corner beneath a set of outdoor stairs. At first glance, it appears to lead nowhere—it lacks the typical outdoor lighting that announces a restaurant or bar’s presence. And, most peculiarly, it lacks a sign. Their business card matchbooks that line the bar neither have any contact information nor any name, marked with a simple ‘C’... Read More

7 Best Year-Round Boulder Beers

November 2nd, 2020

1.  Avery, White Rascal Don’t let the devilish rascal on the can scare you away because this unfiltered Belgian-Style White Ale is delicious. Expertly spiced with coriander and orange-peel, it is flavorful and easy on the hops for those looking for lower a IBU. 2.  Upslope, Pale Ale This golden hued ale is a satisfyingly balanced option for anyone looking for a beer with just the right amount of hops to add flavor and still make for relatively easy drinking. It is bright, crisp, and always feels like the sweet spot between Upslope’s Craft Lager and IPA. 3.  Boulder Beer, Shake They weren’t... Read More

A Brief History of the Beer Boot

October 28th, 2020

Drinking beer is not the only thing I do, so the other day, I decided to go on a lovely jaunt through downtown Boulder. Where was I walking, do you ask? To the Bohemian Biergarten, of course! I was on a quest to discover the history behind the beloved beer boot, or Das Boot, as many of us fondly refer to it. I arrived at my destination, but to my disappointment, their Bavarian chef, Martin König, was away, and my question could not be answered. I actually think my curiosity may have sparked the same questioning surrounding Das Boot in others. Anyways, I am not the most patient person, so instead... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

October 14th, 2020

“For me, the connection between nature and beer was very natural. I’m a mountain biker, skier, camper… and my business plan spoke to that. We produce and sell craft beer for outdoor enthusiasts and [a can] is the best was to take a beer with you while enjoying nature; it’s compact, can be crushed after use, and recycled. And from the beginning, we have tried to be sustainable—we are FSC certified, we have a high efficiency boiler, and buy wind turbine credits to be 100% wind powered… [The environment] isn’t better off with business, but it is our duty to be responsible.”   Matt... Read More

West Flanders Brewing Company : A Truly Intercontinental Tale

September 6th, 2020
West Flanders Brewing Company Boulder

At this point, I realize it’s rather passé, but I just have to talk about this month’s unusual weather one more time. Notably, the daily gloomy forecasts remind me very vividly of my time spent in the city of Amsterdam. As a young and impressionable collegian, I can’t imagine a better crash course in beer culture. Every day would greet us with thick fog, the occasional drizzle, only to be replaced with an onslaught of rain and grumpy attitudes. So, along with some of the other Americans on my study abroad semester, decided to seek out Amsterdam’s best bar for beer. While... Read More

Feelin’ Fine, Springtime, Twisted Pine (Rhyming is Hard)

August 2nd, 2020
Twisted Pine Brewing Co Boulder

To be fair, the “rhyme” in the title of this post is indeed a slant rhyme, which totally counts. What are you, the rhyming police? Does such an organization exist? If they do, I want to humbly thank them for their service in smugly correcting poets all across this land. Anyway, welcome to this week’s editorial in which Max drinks a few beers, and tells other Boulderites what he thinks of them. On tap this week? Twisted Pine Brewing Company, a major-league brewery in the middle of Boulder, Colorado. Before I get started in today’s beer experience, I want to tell all you... Read More

Cheerful & Beer-Full at the Bohemian Biergarten

June 27th, 2020

Sunday’s can sometimes be a bit of a drag – a day to sleep in, run errands, and dread work the next morning. Therefore, when it comes to finding something fun on a Sunday night, the struggle is real. On Sunday nights the majority of Boulder is a quiet community nestled in the foot of the Flatirons. Little do we know, the Bohemian Biergarten is booming every Sunday night with their gut-busting Comedy Show. That’s right, the Bohemian Biergarten is turning those lazy days into Sunday Funday. The laughs come at a $5 entrance fee, and begin Sunday at 7pm, and continue for a 2nd show at 9:15pm.... Read More

9 Restaurant Patios That Let You Enjoy the Sunshine in Boulder

June 25th, 2020

With May almost over, the summer sun is becoming a little more friendly as summer in Boulder, Colorado sets in. Why not enjoy it at one of the many lovely patios that Boulder’s restaurants feature? Here is the short list of our favorite patios to dine and drink on. The Corner  – Right on the corner of 13th and College Avenue is the well-known The Corner cafe. Students can be found here studying in between classes, catching a break with one of their drinks from the bar, or enjoying the sunshine. It is common you will see a dog (or five) leashed up along this patio, their owners enjoying... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 15th, 2020

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Left Hand Knows Nitro

June 6th, 2020

Anyone out there wondering what makes a nitro, a nitro? You are? Alright, well let me give you a little lesson with the help of the Left Hand Brewery. It’s no secret that Left Hand Brewing Co. is Number 1 when it comes to nitros, so I made my way up to Longmont to learn from the best. They sure did teach me a thing or two about these bodacious beers, and of course I had to test a few to grasp the full experience. After talking to a few employees, I came up with a quick guide to nitros: Basically, a regular beer uses 100% carbon dioxide during the carbonation process, while nitros do not.... Read More

POSTing Up in Boulder

June 6th, 2020

Have you guys tried the Post Brewing Company’s location in Boulder? I have! And, it’s now one of my favorite hangouts in town. Hot Chicken Loves Cold Beer, what more is needed to entice you?! The poultry and pilsners are calling your name! I was lucky enough to heed that beckoning, and make the Grand Opening on Thursday, November 2nd. The place was bumping, filled with boisterous people ready for a brew. An unbelievable atmosphere with unbelievable employees. Lead brewmaster, Nick Tedeschi, and head chef, Brett Smith, make a mean duo. Their combo of pipin’ hot chicken and quality... Read More

Get Strong and Flexible While Drinking Beer

June 3rd, 2020

Being such a healthy, active city, Boulder is one of those places that makes you want to get out there and try new activities. For me, the most recent addition to my fitness routine has been pilates. I’ve been on the mat doing yoga for a few years now but pilates is a whole other beast, focusing more on intense workouts for the core rather than the overall strength and flexibility associated with yoga. You know what makes an intense core workout all the more bearable? Rolling off the mat and immediately getting a fresh pint of Sanitas beer. That’s right. Sanitas has added craft pilates at the... Read More

An Island on the Hill

May 11th, 2020

Through a combination of nostalgia and legend, some pieces of Boulder never fully disappear. Maybe the best example was an ordinary building in the middle of the Hill known as Tulagi. On walking inside, you were hit with the smell of decades of beer being poured, consumed, and spilled. Past the Tiki-ish foyer, you were deposited into the venue, with an open dance floor as simple as the stage at its head. On either side were raised sitting areas with built-in benches and stacked-stone walls, under-lit to give the feel of a cavern-come-club. Surrounding was a mural with various scenes—all sun-drenched... Read More

Dr. Fauci Gets Beer Named After Him

April 14th, 2020

Wild Heaven Beer in Georgia gave Dr. Fauci, the doctor giving key coronavirus information to the nation, his own beer. The beer is called Fauci Spring, and the pale ale is made with acai so it’s good for your health (get it?). A companion lager was also released with the name Don’t Stand So Close to Me. Wild Heaven is hoping to get the brews out and into stores soon.  Read More

Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Delivers Beer Ice Cream Truck-Style [VIDEO]

April 9th, 2020

Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing is amping up the social distancing game by offering an ice cream truck-style beer delivery service. The company is driving around in a Sanitas logoed van with traditional ice cream truck music playing. Their method of payment, through a QR code to limit interaction, is also posted on the side of the van. The driver is wearing gloves and a mask and distributes the beer with those claws you had as a kid.  Read More

Frozen Dead Guy Days Survival Guide

March 4th, 2020

FDGD is USA Today’s #5 Cultural festival in the country as of 2015. With a Facebook following around 12k and an annual turnout that consumes 50k in merchandise, 100 kegs, 100 cases of beer, and 9k in liquor drinks, things can get wild. We’re here to help you navigate the festival like a pro and get the most bang for any buck you spend. Many of the best events are free anyway! So why should this festival be on your bucket list? We asked a few people at 2016’s FDGD to find out: “I’m from Kansas and my buddies in Colorado said I had to cone this year. They told me... Read More

Top 3 Bars in Niwot

March 3rd, 2020

1. 1914 House Set in a two story historic building in Old Town Niwot, 1914 House is focused on sustainable food made from scratch as well as a wide selection of drinks to try in their bar or in their private dining area. Drinks to try: Royal Vesper empress 1908 gin, hanger one rose vodka, lillet blanc, house lavender syrup Railcar finlandia grapefruit vodka, hand-squeezed grapefruit, lime, house rosemary syrup Niwot’s Curse knob creek rye, spanish vermouth, leopold bros. tart cherry liqueur, cinnamon bitters 2. Niwot Tavern Niwot Tavern is a local favorite with a great happy... Read More

Top 3 Bars in Longmont

October 2nd, 2019

1. Left Hand Brewing Company   Left Hand Brewing is a Colorado favorite for good reason; they have excellent craft beers, including the legendary Milk Stout (which you will love regardless of whether you’re a dark beer person or not) as well as free factory tours and friendly staff. There are also frequently events and live music that they host, so check out their calendar to see what’s coming next. Beers to try out: Raspberry Milk Stout Roasted coffee notes combine with raspberries and chocolate malt for creamy decadence. Meet the sultry sister of America’s Stout—Raspberry... Read More