There’s little need to find an excuse to travel, but a beer festival in a fantastic Colorado town is a good one. After all, what’s a more perfect way to celebrate fall than by drinking beer in Estes Park? This is a great fall town because it’s less busy in the autumn, the elk are plentiful and sweaters are extra comfy in Estes Park. Did I mention that beer tastes
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I’ve attended this festival a number of times and it always makes my list of best mountain destination beer festivals. Find out why in today’s Featured Festival post. Location, Location, Location First, let’s talk about the location of Fall Back Beer Fest. Estes Park is a short drive from Denver, but oh so far away. When is the last time you saw an elk cross Larimer Street? On our last
Destination beer festivals are just plain fun, and that’s one thing that sets Fall Back Beer Fest apart. This event is an opportunity to drink good beer in the fantastic Town of Estes Park. The other thing that sets Fall Back Beer Fest apart is that it’s about more than drinking beer – this festival encourages attendees to learn about beer – the beer making process, hops, tasting and more.
Have you ever wondered what craft beer pairs best with candy corn? You can find out this Halloween at Fall Back Beer Fest in Estes Park, Colorado. The event falls on All Hallows’ Eve this year and therefore a Halloween candy/beer pairing is on the festival agenda. We attended Fall Back Beer Fest last year and we had a blast. In fact, it was one of two truly stand-out beer
Think the beer festival season is over? Think again. Beer festivals have become a year round tradition here in Colorado and there’s a great one just around the corner. When I preview a beer event, I try to find something unique about the festival. After all, beer events are, on the whole, quite similar. You go, you taste beer, you chat up the brewers and taste more beer and that’s
‘Tis the season when winter sets in, and not in a good way. Here on Colorado’s Front Range, we are experiencing a dreary day. No snow is falling and it looks like Seattle-weather (something I am all too familiar with from childhood). So what’s on tap to bring joy to this gray, wintry world? If I am planning, I am happy. A plan means something to look forward to, and
I am going to tell you about the places we ate in Pueblo, although we definitely want to go back with eating as a priority. You see, this is an diverse town when it comes to food. There was a lot of Italian immigration here in the 1800s and these Italians brought with them great food culture. In fact, most of the farms we visited during our farm tour were
I believe chiles make the world go round. So Pueblo Chile & Frijole Festival has been on my list for almost as long as the festival has been running. This year, their 25th anniversary, I finally made to the fest, and believe it or not, it was my first time in Pueblo. I am going to write about our amazing farm tour with Frontier Pathways Scenic Byways in the future.
(Dates updated for 2019) This post is going live on a warm September week in 2018, but I was in the mountains this weekend and it looks like fall up there. We’ll be pulling out the scarfs and boots before we know it. Here are four ways to embrace fall in Colorado. Doughnut & Coffee Tasting in Denver This sounds like the perfect activity for a fall visit to Denver,
When I arrived at Wibby Brewing in Longmont on a sunny Friday afternoon, Ryan Wibby was outside throwing a ball for his three-year-old German Shepherd, Mickey. Mickey’s intense focus on the ball is a lot like his owner’s intense concentration on beer, an unwavering 11-year immersion in his craft that resulted in a medal win at the Great American Beer Festival this past year. The History Ryan Wibby’s beer journey