About Mitch Dinkins

Mitch prefers life at 10,000' but can often be found around Denver or Boulder enjoying the finer things his home state has to offer.

Top Shelf Harvest Vail

If you are not an avid skier, snowboarder, or all around winter enthusiast then the best time to visit Vail is undoubtedly the fall. A combination of summer staples like mountain biking and hiking combined with the milder weather and changing leaves make autumn trips west of the tunnel a perfect weekend getaway. This year […]

Prohibition Style In Boulder at License No 1

Boulder is known both locally and nationally as a beer town. With 15+ breweries and a number of tap houses, you have no shortage of options if you’re looking for something made of hops and barley. The University of Colorado even ensures there are a number of dive bars if shooting well liquor is more […]

Cocktail Hour on Little Raven

Tequila is an odd drink. Often the source of hazy college flashbacks, late night runs for food you’ll regret in the morning, and the only drink served regularly from belly buttons. It is not a surprise then that many swear off it completely as they grow past their partying days. This unfortunate reputation is in […]

DAM Uncorked: Two nights for wine enthusiasts

Art and wine is the quintessential pairing, setting a standard against which other pairings are measured. That is why the Denver Art Museum’s annual wine tasting has continued to be one of its most successful fundraisers each year and is still growing. Now in its 14th year, DAM Uncorked is a two-day event comprising a wine tasting […]

From wine club to winery for a Boulder couple

There is certainly no shortage of computer scientists and engineers in Boulder. The city’s reputation as a high caliber startup incubator relies heavily on the tech workforce being churned out of the University of Colorado each year. Boulder is also a hotbed of startups closer to the Wagon’s heart. John Garlich and Ulla Merz left […]

A White Christmas Of Sorts.

Its 2:00 am, 20 degrees, and I can no longer feel my toes but I’m excited, and so is the crowd.  We are queued outside the Stranahan’s distillery in industrial south Denver for the release of their 12th Snowflake, Mount Shavano Malbec.  Aside from the superb main line whiskey, these limited releases, always named after […]

We Have Grapes!

Colorado has long held the “Napa Valley of Craft Beer” title (Sorry Portland!). So many great breweries exist that there has been a lot of talk recently about the potential oversaturation of the brewery market in Colorado (Here and Here). While I’m a firm believer in the “No such thing as too much beer” philosophy […]

Redefining Your Fall Drinking Routine at P17

Fall brings many things to the Mile High City: football, cool weather, the promise of ski season. Around the Wagon it represents one of the best times of year for experimental beer and cocktails. There are always autumn staples like pumpkin beers and pumpkin cocktails; I’ve even seen some pumpkin spice wines. All well and […]