Local Culture, Arts & Community

NEW MANAGEMENT TAKES THE REINS AT OPENSTAGE THEATRE

By Kate Forgach White roses tumbled out of a full vase on the day everything changed at OpenStage Theatre and Company. The luscious blooms were a gift from the Theatre’s co-founder to her successor, a change long in the making.  August 1 was the official date OpenStage Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director Denise Bryson Freestone stepped back into a consulting position and Sydney Parks Smith took over the artistic reigns. […]

Food

Tom Kha Asian Bistro: Creative International Fusion

With all the entrees you expect in a Thai restaurant like the usual Pad Thai and Curries, imagine turning a menu page and coming upon many happy surprises. With a wide assortment of fresh Seafood, Oysters and Clams, Rack of Lamb cooked on an Asian grill, and dishes that make you wonder like Thai Cioppino Stew, Thai Fajitas, Thai Pescatore Seafood Pasta, Hong Kong Flounder, Korean Ribs, and among many, […]

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Kicking breast cancer

Independent local martial arts studio hosts Kickathon fundraiser By Steve Graham Andrew Beck spends most of the year teaching tae kwon do punches, kicks and blocks. But this month, he is focused on a different kind of sparring — the fight against breast cancer. Beck is the chief instructor at Becks’ Martial Arts, which he launched with his wife Rebecca in 2018. The school will host the fifth annual Kickathon, with […]

Beer

Top 5 Breweries to Visit this Fall 

Equinox Brewing | Fort Collins Nestled close to Old Town Square in Fort Collins, Equinox Brewing is a great place to unwind after work or swing by on a Saturday afternoon. Equinox focuses on the social aspect of beer: bringing people together to enjoy a good brew, chat about their lives and listen to local music. You won’t find TV’s here, either. Equinox also has an outdoor beer garden to […]

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Top 5 Summer Patios in Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Company | Fort Collins Is there anything better than beer and sunshine? How about a few of your closest friends and some good dogs to round out the perfect vibe? Located near Old Town in Fort Collins, Odell Brewing Company’s patio is always hopping. Stop by after work or on the weekends for local food trucks, delicious beer and usually a fantastic live band. Local tip? Every third […]

Ska Brewing Brings Back World-Class Oktoberfest
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Ska Brewing Brings Back World-Class Oktoberfest

It’s hard to top the first year of Ska Brewing’s Oktoberfest, with wins at prestigious beer competitions across the globe. Nevertheless cans of this world-class German-Style Lager return to Ska’s World Headquarters for the season on Friday, August 2. Ska brewed and canned a small batch of this craft lager for the first time in 2018, and it sold out in record time— well before Oktoberfest season was over. That first […]

Family friendly breweries
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Craft Brewed Kids

Are Breweries Truly Family Friendly?   In Northern Colorado, breweries are so much more than a yummy, bubbly production facility. They promote healthy lifestyles by being bike accessible, encourage community and culture through live music and advocate for families by providing enclosed, comfortable spaces. Taprooms have become a magnet for parents. I mean, how many places can you can drink quality beer, bring your own gluten-free snacks, get your kids […]

Funkwerks Summer Concert Series
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Funkwerks Summer Concert Series

Funkwerks 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES   Funkwerks has good tunes, good beer, and good times. EVERY FRIDAY night, June through September, Funkwerks host live music on the patio from 6 to 8 pm! *Weather permitting*. Summer Concert Series Schedule: July 👇 5th – Curtis T & the Duffel Bag Boys 12th – The Waido Experience 19th – Annie & the Bang Bang 29th – Zeta June  August 👇 2nd – Dollhouse Thieves 9th – Nick Critchlow & […]

Tis the season to set resolutions! If your goal revolves around your health and fitness, keep in mind your liquid diet. But there’s no need to leave your carbonated companion behind, beer can still be part of “new year, new you.”
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Where to drink beer in NoCo in June

By Emily Hutto radcraftbeer.com instagramtwitterfacebook Mug Making @ Maxline Brewing, Sunday, June 16, 3pm-5pm Participants will choose between 4 different cylinder shapes created on the spot by Flingin Pots and Friends. Personalize by adding a handle, a stamped name badge, or Fun motifs with textures/tools/stamps. Cost is $30 and includes a drink token. Register here. Paint a Gnome @ Weldwerks Brewing Company, Sunday, June 16, 2pm-6pm Paint your own ceramic […]

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Los Dos Paelleros brings the transformational taste of Valencia’s paella to the Front Range

By Emily Kemme Stephen Davidson isn’t Spanish, but if you’re talking paella, you might say that Spain is in his blood. He is the co-founder of Los Dos Paelleros — Spanish for someone who prepares paella, a rice dish studded with meats and vegetables long-cooked in a shallow pan designed for only that purpose. Davidson lived in Valencia, Spain for several years while in his early 20s. He was dating […]