Tag: colorado

The Function of the One

Imagine, if you will, that Underbelly, the Houston Dairymaids, Blacksmith, Revival Market, Slow Dough Bread Co., a Jester King Brewery taproom, and a host of other creative companies from graphic designers to florists were housed in the same repurposed Houston…

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…

Backcountry Brewery

Having come up from Alamosa through Poncha Springs, passing between¬†the ninguid slopes of Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, we arrived in Frisco, Colorado just as the snow began to fall. The clerks at the corner store weren’t surprised to see Texas…

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…

The Farmer in Odell

Led by the Beatles and the English acts that followed, the so-called British Invasion of the 1960’s revolutionized the American music scene, largely ushering out the surf music craze of the decade’s early years while forcing other genres like the…