About Alexandra Weissner

Life is about balance. Alex writes about the relationship between booze and health. She also believes a home is not home unless you have Limoncello and Prosecco in the fridge.

Collaboration Festival: Colorado is one big happy brewing family

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Collaboration. This is a term you do not often hear between competing companies. However, the craft beer industry is not like any other industry. On March 22, Imbibe Denver and the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) will present Collaboration Festival at The Curtis Hotel. Each beer featured at the festival was created by at least one CBG […]

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Libations & Wellness: Drinking Champagne Is Good for Your Brain

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New Year’s might be long over, but Valentine’s Day is a champagne-worthy holiday. Last year, scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain published a study that one to two glasses of champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss. The study found that champagne’s phenolic compounds help improve spatial memory, which […]

Libations & Wellness: Cocktails That Fight the Cold and Flu

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Cold and flu season is here. Finding a remedy for those cold and flu symptoms just sucks. Ask any doctor and they will probably disagree with my next statement, but some cocktails have great healing abilities. Or at least restorative powers and symptom relief. In 1993, a study at Carnegie Mellon found that 391 adults […]

Libations & Wellness: The Bitter Truth

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From an Old Fashioned to Bloody Mary, a dash of bitters plays a vital role in the flavor profile of your cocktail. However, bitters actually had a more medicinal start. In 1824, Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert created Angostura bitters and sold the bitters to sailors to cure sea sickness and other stomach maladies. Bitters […]

Libations & Wellness: Drinking at Altitude

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It’s GABF week! Beer drinkers from all over the country will be filling our quaint city on a mission to drink lots and lots of beer. Many of these individuals will blame some of their drunk antics on the altitude. The claim being: drinking at higher elevation makes one drink feel like it has the […]

Libations & Wellness: The Hangover – Causes, Prevention & Cures

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It’s Friday night. You hit the town to put the week behind you. Happy Hour. Shots. Then you wake up Saturday morning. Your head hurts. Your stomach is uneasy. You just want to curl up in a little ball, in a dark space and have a breakfast sandwich delivered to your door. You’re hungover. What […]

Adventures in France: A Duck Makes Some Wine

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Once upon a time there was a duck that lived on a farm in France. This duck’s name was Fat Louis. Fat Louis had big dreams. Fat Louis wanted to visit Paris, ski the Alps, and dance the Can-can. Fat Louis left his home in Saint-Chinian to follow his dreams, all of which are depicted […]

Libations and Wellness: Cocktails Under 200 Calories

A night of drinking cocktails can leave you more than just hungover, it can leave you fatter. The average serving of one ounce of 80-proof alcohol contains about 90 calories. Then add in all the mixers and you’re looking at a full meal. For example, a margarita can have as many calories as a hamburger. […]

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Libations and Wellness: Beer for Yogis

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What does practicing yoga and drinking beer have in common? Lots, which is why a few local breweries have started yoga clubs. Yoga and beer have many similarities. Yoga is about finding the balance within oneself, where as when a brewer is brewing beer, they are looking for a balance in the flavors. Both can […]

Libations and Wellness: Beer For Athletic Recovery

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In the past five years, I have participated in numerous races from Rock’n’Roll Half Marathons to the Skirt Chaser 5K and one thing all of these races have in common is beer being poured at the finish line. When I moved to Denver, I was introduced to the bar run club scene. There is a […]

A Tingling Journey for Your Mouth: Tingala

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The story of Tingala – a liqueur made from the Ting flowers which has a natural tingling taste, available at Mile High Spirits – is a family affair. Tingala was first crafted here in Colorado using the tingflower, a native flower to the Amazon River basin of Brazil and Peru that has a natural tingling […]

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Sure, exercise is important. Not every runner is training for an ultra marathon. Every mile needn’t be logged nor every workout drowned in a chalky protein shake. During the 1904 Olympic Marathon, US gold medalist Thomas Hicks enjoyed a mixture of brandy, strychnine, and eggs whites in an effort to gain a competitive edge. Over […]

10 Reasons You Should Vote for Us as 5280′s Top of Town Blog for 2013

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5280’s Top of the Town 2013 ballot is now open and we need your vote. We are asking you, our loyal readers, to vote for us as the your favorite blog (you have to fill in a box on page 2. Archaic, I know.). Our goal has always been to bring you important beer news and insights […]

Our Birthday Change You Can’t Miss: Thursday’s Preview Dinner

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We know you all love to drink, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this blog. A few weeks ago we announced our birthday celebration festivities. We have decided to change things up a bit and dedicate Thursday to a small little preview of the weekend. Thursday’s wine pairing dinner is now a booze preview dinner. This […]

Get Out and Mingle This Valentine’s Day with Imbibe

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Oh, Valentine’s Day. Love it, hate it, or complicated-love-hate relationship with this “holiday”, join us as we join our friends at Imbibe for their Valentine’s Mingle at The Corner Office Bar and Off-Center. Singles, whipped, asexual, married, friends, lovebirds and wingmates are all encouraged to attend a night of mingling and laughs. Details: Feb. 14 […]

Fat Tuesday Party at Star Bar

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If you had only one night left of drinking for 40 days, you would want to spend the night with us at Star Bar. Mardi Gras is this today, and the practice of the last night of overindulging dates back to the late 1690s. Mardi Gras is celebrated in a number of traditionally ethnic French […]

It’s our birthday and we’ll drink if we want to.

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Over the past two years, we’ve done a lot of drinking. A lot of thinking and a lot of drinking. Through beer, wine, and spirits, we have sipped, sloshed, slurped, sopped, swallowed, swigged and swilled our way around this fine town. In honor of turning two, we are throwing a three-day party. Because, math. And […]

Party Like a Cowboy: Where to Drink During National Western Stock Show

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The National Western Stock Show kicked off in Denver last week, and it is time to party like a cowboy. What does it mean to party like a cowboy? It means you will be drinking lots and lots of beer and whiskey and two-stepping the nights away. There are so many great places and events […]

Sunday Funday: Bacon & Beer Festival Recap

Photos by John Mogos  Sundays are best served up with a side of bacon, beer and football. The first annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival at Mile High Station on Sunday brought 900 pounds of bacon, 25 chefs, 20 breweries and 800 people together for the ultimate Sunday Funday. The best compliment to bacon is […]

Sneak Peek: Bacon & Beer Festival

We are about a week away from Denver’s first Bacon & Beer Festival. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet I would get on it. There are only about 100 left and trust me you do not want to miss out on any of these delicious bacon dishes and flavorful beers. Here are the details […]