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627 S Broadway E, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
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The author does some research at the Southern Sun, a family-friendly brewpub in south Boulder; pictured above, Annapurna Amber and Quinn’s Golden Ale. The Southern Sun (627 S Broadway St, Boulder, 303-543-0886). The ample space, enormous...
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2201 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
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The city that helped launch the craft beer revolution has turned its attention to liquor. Here are three distilleries worth a visit. 1. STRANAHAN’S The whiskey is made from barley grown in the Rockies. Factory tours end with a tasting in the new...
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100 Elbert Ln #115, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Located slope-side, The Ranger Station has eleven New Belgium beers on tap ranging from the good ole faithful Fat Tire to their seasonal variety. New Belgium is brewed in Fort Collins, Colorado and there is something about having a draft beer...
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207 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
Adjacent to the BreckConnect gondola, the Warming Hut keeps a stash of slippers so that skiers and riders can kick back in comfort. The menu offers Colorado comfort food such as the slider trio with beef, bison, and lamb. And, the staff works with...
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501 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Started by an Aspen native, she started by selling juice out of a cute wooden carte that looked like it was straight off a farm. Now it has found a permanent home at the Aspen Club & Spa. The carte is still used at the Saturday Markets in the...
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1100 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
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Did you know that Dazbog is the name of an ancient Slavic solar deity? Also happens to be one of the best coffee roasters in Denver! Head to this full-space location, order a drink (I got the seasonal pumpkin-spice latte) and be sure to grab a bag...
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504 West Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA
Smoothyʼs Juice Bar opened in Alamosa on 504 West Ave. (Corner of Hwy 285 and 160), and offers an easy way for you to incorporate your daily intake of greens through tasty smoothies. Smoothyʼs Juice Bar offers green and fruit smoothies, wraps,...
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73 Wood Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Located slope side, the Base Camp Bar and Grill has the best outdoor patio in Snowmass. Angled just right you can soak up the sun for hours during the day and well into après-ski. It is great for families because the kids can run around and play...
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3200 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
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Denver is a beer town, so wine in a can makes sense. Urban winery Infinite Monkey Theorem has perfected a variety of reds and whites and ask you to try it out in their RiNo District tasting room. Wine on tap is a normal here, so is liking it.
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2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
I hop down the familiar 13th Street entrance, dipping beneath the iconic Hotel Boulderado and into what used to be the Catacombs Bar. I used to play guitar at the open mic here 18 years ago. But on this evening, my feet pad over plush, dark,...
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76 Boomerang Rd, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The bass is loud and steady, thumping through my body as I do the ski-boot heel-toe across the kitchen of Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, an iconic midmountain restaurant at Aspen Highlands. As I am licking my fingers after one last round of...
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3269 3/4 C Road, Palisade, CO 81526, USA
Hermosa Vineyards is one of the most popular in Palisade. Although it's slightly off the beaten path, there's a reason why the tasting room in owner Kenneth Dunn Jr.'s garage is always busy. It's not just the wine but Dunn's outgoing personality....
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600 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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Drinking in high altitude is definitely an endurance sport and the folks at Breckenridge Brewery in Summit County, Colorado really know how to sweeten the odds. Er, make them even more difficult, that is - with their 9% alcohol volume 471 Double...
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320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
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For an elaborately prepared absinthe experience—or for the meatiest Bloody Mary you've ever tasted, swing by Justice Snow's, the restaurant and bar under Wheeler Opera House in central Aspen. Enjoy.
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415 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Some Irish bars just have the name but this bar has the name, the food, the beer and the owner that are all Irish making it the real deal. A lot of thought and detail went into the design of this pub with dark wood flooring and chandeliers made...
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1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
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You've got two options: a drink at Wynkoop Brewing Company, or a wander through the Denver Modern Art Museum. I chose wrong. It took half a dozen pints of Cowtown Milk Stout to wash away the memory of that museum's dreadful third floor exhibition....
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115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO 81242, USA
Set amongst numerous 14,000-foot peaks and the Arkansas River in Poncha Springs, CO, Elevation Beer Company brews beer for the outdoor enthusiast and hard-working man alike. With a handful of easy-drinking classics like 8 Second Kolsch, First Cast...
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500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA
So there we were, driving down the road, when out of nowhere a hipster on a 1-speed bolts out in front of us. I couldn't believe how well he could navigate his bike, considering he was wearing sandals, skinny jeans, and the ultimate shmedium...
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1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
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This cafe recently opened and I'm so glad we were able to experience it before we moved. DBC is a bicycle maintenance shop, cafe and beer hall all in one. It's a great space for studying, unwinding from a long day or grabbing a drink with friends....
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0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd, Avon, CO 81620, USA
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch has put an educational twist on après ski. New for the 2014-2015 ski season, the hotel is offering an après beer and cheese class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the new Bachelor's Lounge. I'm a total...