Category: Around the Country

Stave Church

I’d be lying if I said the prospect of visiting Crooked Stave didn’t make the decision to stay an extra night in Denver easier. We still had the long drive back to Texas ahead of us, but never do today…

Tommyknocker – Idaho Springs

After spending Christmas week skiing in and around Frisco, we decided to stay an extra night in Denver before undertaking the long drive back to Texas. Luckily, about halfway between the two, and just in time for lunch, sits the…

Breckenfridge

It always seems to be a few degrees colder in Breckenridge. We drove over from Frisco for coffee and hot chocolate; the historic town is beautiful, with a Main St. that’s actually the main street, and the myriad Christmas lights…

Poncha Drunk Love

Elevation Beer

Elevation Beer Co. 115 Pahlone Pkwy Poncha Springs, CO 81242 Hours behind the wheel necessitate the opportunity to stretch one’s legs and when it comes to pit stops, there are decrepit and befouled highway rest areas and there are warm…

The Mountain Pass

San Luis Valley Brewing

San Luis Valley Brewing Co. 631 Main St. Alamosa, CO 81101 New Mexico Councilmember #1: “Man, truckloads of Texans are cutting through our Northeast corner to get to Colorado on 87 from Amarillo.” New Mexico Councilmember #2: “You know that thing…

Hunter Gatherer – Columbia

Brewpubs are a special breed, and can often be hard to manage profitably or with any sort of notoriety thanks to restrictive beer laws in many parts of the country. Despite that, the Hunter-Gatherer has become one of Columbia’s most…

Swamp Cabbage

Swamp Cabbage

921 Brookwood Dr, Columbia SC After the trek from campus down to the stadium and a flight at Conquest Brewing, we were less than keen to hike to the other side of the stadium to visit River Rat Brewing, the next…

Conquest Brewing

947 S Stadium Road, Bay 1, Columbia, SC The suggestions of “Stand By Me” were unmistakable. The abandoned and rusting metal structures, the wizened oaks and coastal boxelders, the chunks of coal strewn about among the ballast lining the railroad…

Bloody Marvelous

For our annual football trip, in 2010 my college buddies and I found ourselves in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. The weather could not have been more perfect, with the sun shining and a cool cross-breeze coming through, between Lakes Mendota and Monona. The brisk Autumn…

Trappeze Pub – Athens

You might expect to have quite a few highly touted food and drink options to wade through in any big city. In smaller college towns, however, you might think the pickings would be slimmer. But even if that’s the case,…