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BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS

Meet Gentry Bourbon

Gentry Bourbon

Last Wednesday, restaurateur and real estate developer John David Madison of Gentry Bourbon gathered friends and fans at the DAM to announce some pretty big news: his premier, reserve-batch bourbon from South Carolina is now legal in Colorado! Gentry Bourbon gets its name from Madison’s grandfather Gentry, whose was known for his love for bourbon and horse racing. Madison says, ... Read More »

Taste of Peru: Cusqueña Beer

Cusqueña Beer with classic Lomo Saltado

While the craft beer movement might be consuming the American market, it’s a different story in Peru. Here, the sudsy pride from jungle to coast is indisputable: Cusqueña. From the sides of restaurants on the sloping, cobbled streets of Cusco to the electronic marquis of Lacormar mall in Lima, the Cusqueña brand is everywhere. But why is this simply crafted brew so popular? ... Read More »

Hidden Happy Hour: Cuba Cuba

Cuba Cuba

Before summer’s over, treat yourself to happy hour at Cuba Cuba {1173 Delaware Street, Denver; 303.605.2822}. Their jewel box patio stays open for half the year, providing a quiet, intimate spot in the middle of the Golden Triangle to escape the stresses of the workday. From 5pm-6:15pm Monday through Thursday, one of Cuba Cuba’s legendary mojitos (available in the classic version of light ... Read More »

Summertime Sips

Drinks for this time of the year should be refreshing and tasty, reviving us into the later hours of the evening after a day of outdoor activity (after all, Colorado’s options for hiking, biking, or summer concerts abound). Here, we’ve collected some of our favorite summer sips from Denver and Boulder bars. T/aco {1174 Walnut Street, Boulder; 303.443.9648} is an ... Read More »

Colorado Craft Beers Created for the Summer Season

Beer—a beverage as unique and variable as the brewer—has its seasonal slant, too. While the winter months have us craving a hearty stout by a warm fire; summer, with its heat, time spent outdoors, and long, leisurely hours, has us in the mood for ice cold, refreshing, and quaffable summer beers. Trending: Mexican lagers, fruity saisons, and sour beers. Here ... Read More »

Weekend Wine Tastings in Denver

Balistreri

Forget brunch and flowers, think outside the box this Mother’s Day. Think wine. Moms like wine. You like wine. Why not pair the two for a delicious experience you’ll both enjoy? And any of these vineyards also make great warm weather outings year-round if you’re curious to taste and explore local Front Range wines. Balistreri Vineyards {1946 East 66th Avenue, Denver; 303.287.5156} ... Read More »

The Best Pairing Dinner in Denver

You’ve probably drunk it before warm out of a ceramic cup alongside rows of maki and seaweed salad. But do you really know what sake is? The different varieties? How to properly consume it? Whether, technically, it’s a wine or beer (the answer is actually neither)? Sure, you could scour the internet for information on sake, but the better way ... Read More »

5 Cocktails to Make Tax Day Less Painful

As Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And April 15 is the day we must all pay the piper. Whether you owe money or are getting a refund, the turmoil involved in filing taxes takes its toll. Now that it’s here we have put together a few great ideas ... Read More »

Where to Bend and Brew in Denver

Denver—the city that always brews—is always looking for a new way to insert beer into the equation. Cheese plate? Pair it with a beer. Chocolate truffles? Complement it with a stout. Girl Scout Cookies? Forget the milk; Samoas taste better with a coconut-infused brew. The point is, beer can pair with anything, so why stop at food? Welcome to the wonderful ... Read More »

5 Places to Drink Margaritas for National Margarita Day

There’s no reason to wait for Cinco de Mayo to bust out the tequila because February 22 is National Margarita Day. If you’re planning to take part in the fiesta, these are some of our favorite places to sip off the salted rim in Denver and Boulder. 1. Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant {1525 Blake Street, Denver; 303.623.5432} There’s no short supply ... Read More »