Guest post by Angela Rose If you live anywhere near Denver, Colorado, or are at all familiar with the world of craft beer, you’ve probably heard of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) organized by the Brewers Association (BA). Now in its 38th year, the GABF is the nation’s largest ticketed beer festival and commercial competition, drawing together hundreds of breweries and tens of thousands of beer lovers for three
I feel like I’m writing one of these every day. I think it is because time is moving so fast. I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for 12 years, yes, I started the blog in 2007, and wow, that feels like a long time ago. I don’t think I even know exactly what a blog was in the mid-2000s. This year has had its challenges. The main one being that
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.
‘Tis the season of Oktoberfest and I love it. There’s nothing better than beer, brats, sauerkraut and polka on a crisp fall day. Okay, fall actually doesn’t start until September 23, but there have already been a few brisk Colorado mornings this month. New Location for Loveland Oktoberfest This year, the crowd-favorite will be held at Loveland’s Fairground Park just south of downtown at 700 S. Railroad Avenue. The new
Dance like nobody’s watching. Eat all the things. Enjoy circus performers. Listen to live music. Buy art. In its 41st year, at Greeley Arts Picnic you can do all these things and more. Greeley Arts Picnic is held under the big trees at Lincoln Park. It’s a good reason to round up the entire family, including grandma, and head to downtown Greeley and enjoy a summer weekend of art and
Today’s featured festival is a nonprofit event I’ve been involved with since the beginning. You see, the event incorporates two of my favorite things—dogs and beer—and 100% of the proceeds of this festival go to Harley’s Dream. Harley had a dream of ridding the world of puppy mills, and I was lucky to have met him during his lifetime. An effective spokesdog against puppy mills, he made a big difference.
Taste of Vail is a whirlwind of wine and food. I ate so much that on Saturday night, after the Grand Tasting, I dreamed about eating food. This year I decided to highlight the best bites of Taste of Vail according to me. The only professionally judged portion of the event is The American Lamb Cook-off & Aprés Ski Tasting on Thursday and I will list the winners accordingly. This
I’ve always wanted to stay in one of Leadville’s gingerbread houses. We’ve stayed at The Colorado Trail House in Leadville, which is a beautiful and rather stately Victorian home, but not quite as colorful as some of Leadville’s old homes. When Rick and Bec, owners of The Colorado Trail House and more recent owners of The Majestic, invited us to stay at their new Leadville property during Crystal Carnival &
Some days I wish I were one of those svelte folks who treat food as fuel, but I probably wouldn’t be doing this job. If I were one of those people, I’d be climbing mountains in the Himalayas, but alas, I love food; the taste, the texture and the regional differences. So, therefore, I am not climbing mountains but I am covering festivals around the Rocky Mountain West and finding
Guest Post by Angela Rose Held annually in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival is understandably popular with craft beer aficionados. The festival’s largest event, the Saturday afternoon Commercial Tasting at Beaver Run Resort, regularly features high ABV and Belgian-style beers from more than 150 breweries located across the U.S. and around the world. It’s easy to see why Big Beers has earned