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THE SUMMER 2016

BEVERAGE GUIDE THE DOG DAYS ARE THE BEST TIME TO REFINE YOUR APPRECIATION OF THE BEST COLORADO HAS TO OFFER. THAT MEANS BIG DAYS UP IN THE MOUNTAINS, TRIPS TO THE FARMERS MARKET AND, OH YES, SIPPING THE STATE'S BEST CRAFT BEERS, WINES, LIQUORS AND SPIRITS. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

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TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY ∙ NO COVER CHARGE THE GOONIES 6-9PM ∙ THE AL CAPONES 2:30-5:30 ∙ HALF RAFF 12-2PM

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n 1979 two professors at the University of Colorado did something unheard of at the time: They applied for, and received, a brewing license to create the Boulder Beer Company. Little did they know it at the time, but their then tiny brewery was forging a path that many others in the state, and the entire country, were soon to follow. To celebrate Boulder Beer’s 37th birthday the nowbustling brewery is throwing a huge bash featuring three live bands, numerous rarities on tap and general craziness on July 16 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Even though Boulder Beer is Colorado’s first craft brewery, and the oldest craft brewery post-Prohibition in the country, don’t expect these guys to be resting on their laurels. Head Brewmaster David Zuckerman

and his team have been busy creating some new beers just in time for summer. Pulp Fusion Blood Orange IPA has a generous helping of Centennial, Cascade, and Glacier hops that give it beautiful aromas and overwhelming flavor. If you are looking for something a bit bigger, the Good Trip Tripel will be released just before the party across Colorado in 22-ounce bombers and on draft. It’s a big, boozy beast that will leave you seeing double. So be a part of a legend and make sure you celebrate this summer with a homegrown legend and stock your cooler with Boulder Beers fine brews. You will feel right at home here in Colorado.

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ooking for something to sip this summer beyond that big, hoppy IPA? Look for the Colorado Cider Company. For the past five years, this Denver-based cidery has been turning out award-winning, refreshing, all-natural and gluten-free ciders. With four different ciders available in four-packs, plus numerous 22-ounce bombers of specialty releases, these ciders cover the entire taste spectrum. Just in time for summer is the Radl’ah, a session cider with only 4.25 percent alcohol that’s infused with lemongrass and lemon balm. It’s the ultimate summer sipper, and available in cans. If you’re in Denver, stop by the tasting room at 2650 West 2nd Ave, Unit #10. It’s open Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 2p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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ince 2007, Boulder’s very own Green Guru has been taking worn out gear that normally would be headed for the dump—blown out bike tubes, tents, climbing ropes, wetsuits and waders—and repurposing and reconstructing them into sturdy active gear, including bike bags, backpacks, wallets and bracelets. It’s a sustainability story and a labor of love: Green Guru has diverted thousands upon thousands of pounds of waste from dumps. The brand recently joined forces with Alchemy Goods to expand its upcycling business, and help bring its unique products to even more people. Stop by the shop off the Goose Creek Bike Path to peruse their offerings, and have a beer from Kettle and Spoke Brewery (opening in August) located right inside the building. It’s Boulder’s newest nano-brewery turning out small batch beer.

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oulder Fermentation Supply offers up all the ingredients and education you need for home beer, wine, mead, kombucha, sake, cheese-making and other home-crafting needs. Not only does the shop carry the best equipment, it also provides crafting classes and the friendly staff is always willing to answer questions. Plus, the new Vision Quest Brewery taproom serves up a wide selection of traditional and experimental craft beers just down the hallway. Now, you can enjoy samples or sip a pint while you peruse the supplies. It's fermentation paradise. Stop in at 2510 47th St. in Boulder. The tasting room is open Wednesday–Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

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144 W. 1st StREET • 719-207-4315 • Tasting room open daily Tours • Handmade Spirits from Salida, CO

nside a renovated auto garage right in the heart of downtown Salida, brothers PT and Lee Wood have been creating some of the high country’s most unique whiskeys, gins and assorted liquors for the last four years. There’s tradition here, too. The brothers turn out those exceptional spirits with help from their 135-year-old German pot still that they named “Ashley.” Tenderfoot Whiskey is the distillery’s pride and joy, a whiskey that relies on five separate malts and is both smoky, and spicy. The Treeline Gin, a traditional dry style, is created using the finest mountain water, Colorado juniper, grains of paradise, coriander and several other fine botanicals. Looking for an interesting departure from the norm? Ask for Treeline Barrel Rested Gin. To create it, Woods takes Treeline gin and ages it in new

charred American Oak barrels, which impart a complex flavor profile reminiscent of whiskey. The Alpine Rye Whiskey contains 70 percent malt-rye and a 30 percent mixture of cherry wood smoked chocolate barley malts that come together to create a sweet sipper with a spicy finish. Love craft beers? Grab a bottle of the Mountain Hopped Gin. By adding fresh Cascade hops from Paonia, Woods has created the one of the most unique spirits on the market. And just in time for summer, the Fleur de Sureau Elderflower Liqueur is ideal for sipping around the campfire. Stop by the tasting room located at 144 W. 1st St. in Salida and ask for one of their crafted cocktails. If you’re not in heaven, then you’re pretty damn close.

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or the past eight years Upslope Brewing has existed to supply people with that one thing every single resident of Colorado needs: damn good beer. The folks at Upslope just have that Colorado mindset. They’re ready to crack open a cold one after a day on the slopes, a backcountry tour by bike or even just a long day at the office. That’s because Upslope’s three owners love spending as much time outdoors as possible and the company manifesto makes that philosophy clear: “Après Everything isn’t a movement. It’s not a fad. It’s a frame of mind. It’s the ability to celebrate all things Rocky Mountain where they happen, when they happen. From bagging peaks to backcountry escapes. Because each and every adventure deserves to be capped off the right way: with some damn good

beer to match.” As part of their commitment to sharing their ideals with the community, Upslope also sponsors several outdoor organizations, and strives to promote many worthy causes. Upslope’s two tasting rooms in Boulder offer dozens of award-winning brews on tap. Here, you can kick back and relax, with friends and like-minded individuals. If you can’t make it to Boulder to taste some of their goodness fresh from the tap, don’t worry, Upslope’s beers are available across Colorado and in most states within the Rocky Mountain region. So the next time you are planning an adventure, toss a couple sixpacks of Upslope in the cooler and head out for your own après moment.

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