Read Part One: Rich History, Colorful Present: A Stay in Arvada After visiting Unbound: Sculptures in a Field at the Arvada Center, I met Ryan at Odyssey Beerwerks, which is just three miles down the road. This is the only brewery we visited on our getaway to Arvada although there are several more in the town. Beer Me in Arvada We ordered a taster tray and the beer is solid.
Staying in a spot when everyone else is coming and going, is not only unique but a strangely peaceful travel experience. You can do just that in Denver, Colorado at Union Station. The Crawford Hotel, inside Union Station, was created just a few years ago but you’d never know because it feels historic. When Union Station underwent a huge construction project in 2012-2014, part of the result is The Crawford Hotel.
We’ve been spending time in Leadville for the good part of two decades and we’ve seen this town go through some changes. However, it’s never lost that Wild West charm that makes it an authentic slice of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. We visited Leadville in December and it was frigid. Even with gloves on my fingers were stiff and nearly frozen as we walked around town. Leadville should be
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
We are all a bit nostalgic right now. When “South Park” does a Member Berries episode, you know it’s true. “Member the 90s?” “I member.” Enter, Punch Bowl Social. This is a place that provides Gen X with everything they remember loving from the “good old days” and Millennials love it too because it’s all so rad. Punch Bowl Social is a Colorado company, in fact, their Stapleton location, just one-year-old,
There are few cities along Colorado’s Front Range that have a better taco scene than Longmont—maybe none. Google search “tacos in Longmont” and tons of entries come up, from places like Fuzzy’s Tacos to lots of locally owned joints. I asked citizens on HeidiTown’s Facebook page their favorite taco in Colorado. National Taco Day inspired the question and I got a number of responses but was blown away by how
Pizza is controversial. Don’t believe me? Ask your friends, on a platform like Facebook, if they think pizza crust should be thin or thick. And if you really want to stir the marinara, ask if they think pizza should be folded when eaten. These are the kinds of discussions we love at HeidiTown, so I was excited when First National Bank asked if I’d write an article in honor of
Guest Post by Angela Rose Every fall, hordes of craft beer fans flock to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver for America’s biggest beer festival. Now in its 37th year, 2018’s Great American Beer Festival, held September 20 through 22, drew greater than 62,000 attendees eager to quaff the liquid fruits of more than 800 U.S. breweries. But this isn’t another review of the more than 4,000 beers that were
As many of my social media followers know, Ryan and I recently celebrated 16-years of marriage in Denver this month, however, that was not where we were supposed to be celebrating. Six months ago, we’d booked a trip to Mexico with the sincere belief that our nearly 15-year-old German Shepherd wasn’t going to make it until May. I’m grateful that we were wrong, she’s still here and this makes us
Crested Butte, Colorado is not short on restaurants. In fact, between Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the small Town of Crested Butte, there are around 60 restaurants, so it would be difficult to eat all the things in Crested Butte during one three-night stay, but we tried. It turns out, Crested Butte is a very good food town. Here’s where we ate and what we thought about each and every