About Alexandra Weissner

Alex loves craft beer and brunch. She has a weakness for Champagne and Prosecco.

Brunch and Broncos: Where Wes Welker and Matt Prater Should Drink and Watch the Game

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Football is back! While the majority of our favorite players, like Peyton Manning, took the field, a few players have been side-lined and need a few recommendations on where to enjoy a cold one and watch the game. To help out Wes Welker and Matt Prater, we have put together a short list of where to […]

Wine 101 at Wine & Whey

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When I imagine wine making, I always picture Lucile Ball dancing/stomping around a vat of grapes. Once upon a time, this was how wine was made. Winemakers used this method because the balls of the feet would not squish the grapes completely. Nowadays, it’s rare to find winemakers who crush grapes with their feet, but […]

I’m outdoorsy in that I like drinking on patios

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This week kicks off the official start to the summer and what is better than enjoying a cold one outside in the sunshine? Day drinking on patios is one of my favorite summer hobbies. With so many options what are the not-to-miss spots to drink in the sunshine? To answer this question I asked my […]

Kentucky Derby Parties: Where to watch the best two minutes in sports

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Time to get your hats, dresses and seersucker suits out of the closet, the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 3. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade-1 stakes race for 23 three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. While the race itself only lasts about two minutes, the […]

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 […]

bRUNch Launches Running and Libations Sunday Funday Group

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 […]