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Getting Boozy in Buena Vista & Going to Jail 3. HeidiTown.com

I am not a fan of clickbait titles but today’s blog post title is totally true. We did get a little boozy in Buena Vista and go to jail, but we didn’t end up in the big house. In fact, the jail hasn’t seen inmates for many years, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Eddyline Brewery I have been drinking beer from their kayaks at beer festivals for many years

A Beer Tour in Colorado Springs with the Crafts & Drafts Passport 9. HeidiTown.com

Life is good for beer lovers in Colorado Springs. At last count, there were more than 30 breweries in the Colorado Springs area, so whether you live here or are just visiting, this brewery scene is hard to beat. What’s better than 30 breweries? Having someone else drive you to them. Colorado Craft Tours is the newest way to explore breweries and distilleries in Colorado Springs, and we hopped on

Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Colorado - Westin Beaver Creek summer fire pits, credit the hotel

A Note from the Mayor: Sight is a precious thing (something I know all too well). Before you go trotting off to watch the eclipse this month, please take a moment to review these recommendations from NASA on how to safely view the eclipse. *** Have you heard about the upcoming solar eclipse? If not, you may be fairly surprised when the sun disappears behind the moon on August 21,

New Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado. View from Residence Inn pool. HeidiTown.com

Breckenridge is a town we know well and many of my readers do too. So on our last trip, we decided to do some things in Breckenridge that we’d never done before. That included the fat bike tour that I wrote about earlier this month. New Hotel in Breckenridge It also included staying at a brand new hotel, the Residence Inn by Marriott. It’s not only new to us, this

Beer, Bourbon & Fat Bikes in Breckenridge, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

I love riding bikes. I know this because at the end of a ride my teeth are covered in bugs and grit from smiling widely during my outing, but that’s okay – totally worth it. Riding a bike is one of the last things that genuinely makes me feel like a kid again. This past weekend, I got to experience the best of both worlds during a fat bike tour

Whiskey, Lights, Pinball, Spirit Hound Distillers. HeidiTown.com

Lyons, Colorado is one of our longtime haunts; after all, we’ve been visiting for more than a decade. It’s home to one of Ryan’s favorite destination, Lyons Classic Pinball, and anytime we’re in town some pinball must be played. Last Friday, we had a new destination in Lyons – Spirit Hound Distillers. They’d invited me for a tour and we’d gladly accepted. Spirit Hound has been open for four years,

Fall Harvest Brewfest 2011 logo

I am dog person. I can’t imagine coming home to a house without having an excited canine there to greet me.   While some people ooh and aww over babies, I’m the person who will get overly excited about a new puppy or newly adopted dog. Let’s face it, dogs are awesome and many of us couldn’t live without ours. That being said, this week’s give away is a pair

Spirits at Sunset logo

This year, Summerfest in the Rockies will kick off on July 8, 2011 with Spirits at Sunset. This is a twist on their usual wine tasting event. With a unique new distillery now open in Loveland, as well as a new brewery, the organizers thought it would be fun to highlight these two small businesses. The evening will be an interactive beer and spirits tasting with drinks provided by Dancing

Top 5 Christmas Gifts

1. The gift of dinner & theater. This is the gift of an entire evening of fun, including dinner and a show. We are lucky to have several excellent dinner theaters nearby, including my favorite, Boulder’s Dinner Theater. You can read my past review of one of their shows by clicking here. If you live in Northern Colorado check out Carousel Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins (www.adinnertheatre.com), Union Colony Dinner

The still in Dancing Pines Distillery in Loveland, Colorado

Colorado is already known for beer, but the craft distillery business is making their mark in the rocky mountain state. Colorado is fourth in number of distilleries around the country, falling behind California, Michigan and Oregon. Nationally the number of distilleries is around 150, and is growing by 20% every year. While distilling liquor may make you think of moonshine, bootleggers and prohibition, today, distilling liquor is a true artisan