Drink

Building a bar, one ingredient at a time

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A negroni, that simple classic of gin, vermouth and amaro, is still a negroni if you swap out the gin (though sometimes you add...

Savoring growth at Abbott & Wallace

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Cocktail menus can be a challenge for craft distilleries. There needs to be a balance between something delicious to entice customers through the doors...

First Sip boozes up a Boulder spring

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For 15 years, First Bite Boulder has been celebrating the county culinary scene with tasting menus and dining deals. Now, the organization is trying...

A single-malt with echoes of Scotland

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Scotland is famed for its single malt whisky, sought out by whiskey snobs all over the world, including this writer. Each distillery spread across...

Ship off to a rum-drinker’s paradise

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Swaylo’s Tiki is, first and foremost, an experience, an homage to a different era and a temple to all things tiki. It will take...

Deviate off the beaten path for some unique tastes

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Let’s set the stage: A small stone top bar, wild murals on the opposite wall and tree branches glimmering in the rafter of the...

It’s a whiskey business

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You may have noticed a new byline on this column last week. The prolific and illustrious Michael J. Casey left a big growler to...

Spirit Hound noses out another fine whiskey release

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Like many fine things in life, making good whiskey takes patience and time. Spirit Hound Distillers’ latest release, a five-year-old Colorado rye whiskey, proudly...

Goodbye to all of that

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I’ve been writing the end for so long, but I never seem to get any closer to it. If you’ve been following this column for...

The burden of history

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I miss the Walnut Brewery. It wasn’t fancy, and it wasn’t hip, but the Walnut was my kind of place to swing by for a...

Wishful drinking

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Let’s try this again. Back in 2020, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) was set to host one of the Centennial State’s signature beer events: Collaboration...

The stout month story

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Return of the Bolder County tradition