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Why is Gunbarrel, Colorado a Wonderful Place to Live?

February 5th, 2024

Gunbarrel, Colorado is a fantastic place to call home for many reasons. Situated in Boulder County, Gunbarrel offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and a tight-knit community atmosphere that make it an attractive destination for families, professionals, and retirees alike. One of the most compelling reasons to live in Gunbarrel is the town’s stunning natural surroundings. The area boasts sweeping mountain vistas, crystal-clear streams and lakes, and lush green forests that are perfect for hiking, biking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. Additionally,... Read More

Sawhill Ponds Trailhead, Boulder

March 8th, 2023

Sawhill Ponds Trailhead is a popular outdoor recreation area located in Boulder, Colorado. The trailhead provides access to a network of trails and ponds that are popular among hikers, bikers, and bird watchers. The area was historically used as a gravel mine and was later reclaimed as a wildlife habitat in the 1970s. Today, the area is managed by the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and a variety of waterfowl. The Sawhill Ponds Trailhead provides access to several trails, including the South... Read More

Flashback 2015: Finkel and Garf: A Guide to Boulder’s Own Whimsical Brewery

December 27th, 2022
Finkel and Garf, Gunbarrel Colorado

I’ll be the first one to say it: and this is tough, coming from a self-proclaimed beer junkie. Sometimes, craft brew lovers, we take ourselves a wee bit too seriously. It’s not a problem, mind you. But have you ever been drinking a beer with a friend, only to be so caught up in predicting the grain bill, the hops used, the clarity of the water used, the astrological sign the beer was brewed under… that you forget why you’re actually there in the first place? At the end of the day, shouldn’t enjoying a beer really be about where you are, and who you are with? We don’t... Read More

Boulder’s Hidden Gem: Asher Organic Brewing Company

July 8th, 2022

Meet Chris Asher, the brain behind Colorado’s first all-organic brewery, the Asher Brewing Company. Chris, an east coaster at heart, moved to Colorado after graduating from Wesleyan University, and his career as a brew master began to flourish. As an east-coaster myself, I was already familiar with Chris through the crazy 6 degrees of separation. Oddly enough, my mom, back in Mass, happens to work at Chris’s high school alma mater, the Noble & Greenough School. So, of course, I had to meet Chris upon moving to Colorado. I mean, come on, he went from teaching home-brewing classes in college... Read More

Is Gunbarrel in Boulder?

June 9th, 2020

As many of you know, Google has brought 1200+ new employees’ to Boulder, all making over $100,000 per year. This means that prices for housing will continue to go up, because more people that move here can afford to pay that much. That is good for sellers who want to leave Boulder, but not so much for buyers who are having a hard time financially meeting the high prices. So middle income folks are moving out to Gunbarrel, Lafayette, Louisville, Niwot, Superior and other outlying Boulder communities. Many Boulderites don’t really consider Gunbarrel apart of Boulder, even though the neighborhood... Read More

Top 3 Things to do in Gunbarrel

May 27th, 2020
twin lakes

Gunbarrel: named after a historic local stagecoach route 1. Take a tea tour   Nationwide tea-maker Celestial Seasonings is based out of Gunbarrel. Locals and tourists alike can take a free tour of the tea factory, where you can learn how their tea is made, experience the infamous mint room, and taste samples. After the tour you can visit the tea shop and buy their every day and limited edition teas, or sit down with a cup at the Celestial Cafe. 2. Visit Twin Lakes Open Space Twin Lakes Open Space has plenty of trails, both of which are accepting of dogs (though the trail has specific on-leash... Read More

Top 3 Restaurants in Gunbarrel

July 25th, 2019

1. Sancho’s Mexican Restaurant Come in on Tuesday for their taco special, but really come in any day of the week because Sancho’s has some excellent Mexican grub in a friendly environment. Keep an eye out, because they often have live music playing on certain nights of the week, and they frequently have running drink specials. 2. Aperetivo: The Gathering Place Aperetivo is a bistro and bar serving up Lavazza coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine bar, and tapas. This sophisticated restaurant offers high-quality, global fusion meals such as Bangkok eggs Benedict, pâté, and penne... Read More

Earth Day and the Organic Question at Asher Brewing

April 26th, 2015
Asher Brewing Gunbarrel

Late April is always a fascinating time in Boulder, because you have two holidays that many of us truly enjoy. First up, always on the 20th of every year, is the hallowed “420”, which, to many (CU’s Administration, for example), is just a major headache. To those who actually have a reason behind celebrating 420, and aren’t just smoking their friend’s glass to seem counterculture, 420 is an important symbol for national legalization and recognition of every person in prison for the “crime” of possession of cannabis. I guess you can tell which side of... Read More

Boulder Says “Goodbye!” to Avery Brewing Company

February 15th, 2015
Avery Brewing Company Boulder

In all honesty, it’s definitely one of the strangest places for a taproom. It’s the kind of place, the first few times you visit, you’re certain you’ve made a wrong turn. The mangled corpses of wrecked cars line your path, delving further from the street, and deeper into this strange hodgepodge of commercial buildings. Of course, the iconic capital “A” shines on one unassuming building, and it’s perhaps at that point you notice the massive fermentation vessels lining the street. Avery Brewing Company has been a Boulder institution for nearly 22 years;... Read More