Distillers Sitdown Series: Kristian Naslund of Dancing Pines Distillery

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This week, Denver off the Wagon sits down with Kristian Naslund to talk about Dancing Pines Distillery.  From Polka music, to talk about starting in Loveland, CO, his “house” liquor, and his rocking liqueurs, we go into it all.   Biographical information: Full Name Kristian Naslund Current Location: Loveland, CO Name of Distillery: Dancing Pines […]

Well, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Colorado Distillers Festival Recap

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By Jess Hunter, Josh Rapp, Jim Halligan, and PJ Hoberman I look at the clock.  Noon.   It’s well-past 5 o’clock in London; the Queen would be sipping her gin, so I can too, right?  I sigh and step up to the check-in at Rackhouse Pub on Sunday.  Chris Rippe, owner and the impetus behind the […]

The Liquid Diet

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: the “super secret stoner food not-on-the-menu” menu aka Fair Fare unleashed itself upon Denver (so don’t tell anyone because, well, it’s a secret).  A beer that had been waiting patiently since the year of movies like Wedding Crashers and Pride & Prejudice as well as songs like “Holla Back Girl” […]

Distillers Sitdown Series: Rob Masters of Boulder Distillery

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The 1st Annual Colorado Distiller’s Festival will be held on September 18.  As part of the roll-out, we will be interviewing the participating CO distillers to feature in the coming weeks. Today, we’re featuring Boulder Distillery with THE Rob Masters.   Biographical information Full Name  Rob Masters Current Location Boulder, Colorado Name of Distillery Boulder Distillery   […]

Distillers Sitdown Series: Heather Bean of Syntax Spirits

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The 1st Annual Colorado Distiller’s Festival will be held on September 18.  As part of the roll-out, we will be interviewing the participating CO distillers to feature in the coming weeks. Today, we’re featuring Syntax Spirits in our sit-down with Heather Bean. Biographical information Full Name Heather Bean Current Location Greeley, CO Name of Distillery  Syntax Spirits […]

Ask the Janitor – South of the Border edition.

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A question submitted from Twitter: Why the hell can’t I get a clean, simple marg instead of a sugar bomb at most places? –Suburban Marg Huntress** **For the short answer and to skip all of my blovating, scroll to the bottom. Margaritas terrify me.  Everyone has secret recipes and tricks that make theirs the best […]

Spring 44 Launches Product in Denver at Euclid Hall

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On Tuesday, June 19th, Spring 44 (one of Sean Kenyon’s consulting projects) launched in the Denver market at Euclid Hall. And I’ll admit, I was apprehensive.  Last time Euclid Hall launched a product, it was American Harvest.  And at the Harvest launch, it felt like the old Martini Ranch has resurrected itself–complete with the skinny […]

Where, oh, where has my bartender gone? Tales of the Cocktail, of course.

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As you stop in this week to your local cocktail joint, you may notice that your favorite bartender might not be behind the bar.  Bartenders, distributors, and distillers alike are jet-setting down to Tales of the Cocktail held in New Orleans, capital of the sazerac, from July 20 to July 24.  Every year, the booze […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 5/19-5/22

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  Your weekend forecast * Thursday, May 19th High of 52, low of 42 — Scattered T-Storms 60% chance of precipitation Friday, May 20th High of 60, low of 44 — Isolated T-Storms 30% chance of precipitation Saturday, May 21st High of 67, low of 48 — Partly Cloudy 20% chance of precipitation Sunday, May […]