Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent
Craft Beer

Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE Beer lovers gathered in Denver in October at The Brewers Association’s 36th annual Great American Beer Festival to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries around the country. The same association—a not-for-profit trade group dedicated to “promoting and protecting” America’s small and independent craft brewers—is working to … Continue reading

Craft Beer

Craft Breweries across U.S. unveil beer recipes in new guide

BOULDER Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5 to 10 gallon batches, after reaching out to breweries nationwide. “Just about every one … Continue reading

Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show making, preserving lifelong memories
Culture / Food & Drink / Music

Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show making, preserving lifelong memories

By Jeffrey V. Smith ESTES PARK The Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show, now in the second season of its modern era, delivers a “delightful mix” of family-friendly cowboy music, skits and humor, accompanied by an authentic, “gold-standard” cowboy dinner. But it’s more than that. Much more. The production, which takes place in the historic Elkhorn … Continue reading