Free Tastings at Foss Company

May 23, 2019

Did you know that Foss Company Wine Spirits Beer is now offering free “tastings” every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 2-7PM? Stop by and see what they’re offering today!

Foss Company Wine Spirits Beer | 1224 Washington Ave. Suite 115 | 303-963-5693 | Map

Bike Packing and Bike Safety

May 22, 2019

Tonight from 6-7PM at Bent Gate:
Bike Packing with Justin Simoni

Have you ever wondered what it would take to combine backpacking and biking? Come to Bentgate Mountaineering and learn about bike packing from Justin Simoni, a guy who has spent countless hours traveling by bike to remote Colorado locations.

He will bring in one of his bikes to show you how he packs and prepares for a trip. Topics include:

  • sleep + shelter system
  • how to treat and carry water
  • how to store your clothes
  • CalTopo maps and routes close to the Front Range.

Come snag a drink compliments of our local breweries and learn how to bikepack!

Bent Gate Mountaineering | 1313 Washington | 303-271-9382 | Map

Thursday Night from 6-8PM at Peak Cycles: Bike Safety Class

Peak Cycles/ in collaboration with Megan Hottman, the Cyclist-Lawyer are hosting a bike safety class.

Learn what the laws are for cyclists; how you legally and appropriately ride on public roads; what the rules are for turning, stopping, passing; your rights and obligations; become educated on bike safety, commuting and much, much more!

Join the fun! There will be food, drinks, cycling education, and even bike parts to drool over! Become a street smart, savvy, safe, educated, conscientious cyclist. During the event, enjoy 15% off non-closeout accessories and 10% off bikes. Sign up on the shop’s Facebook page or give them a call at the shop 303-216-1616. For any questions about the event contact Dan Dwyer at

Peak Cycles | 1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 145 |  303-216-1616  |  Map

Over Yonder Brewing is Now Open!

May 21, 2019

Our newest brewery is now open daily! Over Yonder Brewing is a family venture by Jason, Jessica, and Ashleigh Bilodeaux. According to their website, OYB’s core product lines will include a variety of New England IPAs, Citranade (West Coast IPA with flaked oats), Witbier, Coconut Porter, and seasonal rotations which will feature fruit beers, kettle sours, a barrel aging program, and other adventurous and delicious brews.

They will celebrate their Grand Opening with a party this Saturday, May 25th. They’ll have live music from Kings of Prussia from 6-9PM, local food available from their neighbors, Vice Kitchen Wine Whiskey and Launch Espresso Food Spirits. They’ll also be raffling off swag and prizes.

But they’re open now, so beat the rush and visit today!

Over Yonder Brewing | 18455 W Colfax Avenue #103 | 303-278-0399 | Map

Herbal Tinctures for Stress & Sleep at Earth Sweet Botanicals

May 20, 2019

Things are buzzing at Earth Sweet Botanicals, as usual. They’re offering a FREE class tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 21st): Herbal Tinctures for Stress & Sleep, presented by Danielle Cicak of Wish Garden Herbs

Stress & sleep go hand-in-hand and can create havoc in your life. Attend this informative class from Wish Garden Herbs and discover how easy it is to incorporate herbal tinctures into your routine to help bring you balance. Danielle will discuss herbal tinctures such as: Deep Stress, Emotional Ally, Sleepy Nights, Serious Relaxer…and more. Learn about the different herbs in these formulas and how best to combine them. Plus, Danielle will talk about how stress affects the body and what could be interfering with your sleep patterns. A truly wonderful class that could shed some light on these two problems affecting you or a loved one. The class runs from 6:15-8PM and is FREE, however, registration is required. Call the store to sign up!

They’re offering a cooking class on Thursday June 6th from 6:15-8:15PM: Farm to Table Harvest. Instructor Cheryl Rojic will be joined by GoFARM.

Join us for this class and enjoy a complete plant-based dinner created with vegetables and fruits donated by GoFarm! Learn about food shares & local farmers. You will take home all the recipes to recreate them in your own kitchen. We will share information about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how to get lots of fresh farm-grown produce without having to dig and plant! (We’ll cover a bit about planting, too!) MENU: dependent upon harvest available at time of class. Cost: $40. Slots are limited, so call the store to register ASAP.

Earth Sweet Botanicals  |  1224 Arapahoe St  |  303-278-1260  |  Map

Okinawa Sushi is Open!

May 19, 2019

It was a long wait, but it was worth it–Okinawa Sushi is celebrating their Grand Opening this weekend! This new restaurant is operating in the space formerly occupied by Maki Sushi. That business was purchased by the head chef, so the food remains top notch. They have a gleaming sushi bar and a nicely-appointed dining room.

I went there in a party of 4 last night and we ordered 6 types of sushi and an order of teriyaki chicken. The chicken was the best I’ve ever tasted, and every one of the sushi plates was a masterpiece–both delicious and beautifully presented.

I highly recommend the restaurant. Why not go there today, and help them celebrate their Grand Opening?

Okinawa Sushi | 1301 Washington Avenue, Suite 120 | 303-404-2800 | map

25% Off Storewide at Bent Gate Mountaineering

May 18, 2019

Bent Gate Mountaineering’s Summer Sale has started! Clothing, Camping Gear, Footwear, Climbing Gear…shop their best brands at 25% OFF. Osprey Packs, Black Diamond, La Sportiva N.A., SCARPA, NEMO Equipment, Big Agnes, MSR – Mountain Safety Research, Therm-a-Rest, and Platypus Hydration…’s all 25% OFF. Visit Bentgate today and save on the best gear around!

Bent Gate Mountaineering | 1313 Washington | 303-271-9382

Demo Fest at Pedal Pushers and SALE at Vital Outdoors

May 17, 2019

Tomorrow morning (Saturday May 18th) from 9AM-7PM Pedal Pushers Cyclery is hosting their Spring Demo Festival.

Join us for our sixth annual kick-off of the mountain bike season and demo some killer bikes, eat some great local grub and enjoy brews from the best Colorado breweries around. We’re inviting our friends at Kona, Ibis, Niner, Rocky Mountain and Scott to bring their demo bikes for you to try out.

Pedal Pushers Cyclery | 710 Golden Ridge Road | 303-365-2453 | Map

Vital Outdoors is offering 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map

See ‘Queen of Conspiracy’ at Miners Alley Playhouse

May 16, 2019

John Lennon. Frank Zappa. Henry Miller. Richard Nixon. You may know these 1970’s icons…but have you ever heard of Mae Brussell? The one-time Queen of Conspiracy, she attracted audiences of thousands. Her radio shows analyzed public government records to link the JFK and RFK assassinations with the Watergate scandal. Loyal fans and celebrities looking to make sense of an increasingly complex, crazy world were hungry for Brussell’s version of the truth. Josh Hartwell’s new drama, set in present-day Denver, imagines the family who inherits Brussell’s legacy. What will they do when her past invades their present?

Miners Alley Playhouse is opening a new play this weekend: Queen of Conspiracy. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2PM. This play is rated R for strong language and content. Queen of Conspiracy will run May 17th-June 23rd.

Tomorrow night’s performance (Friday 5/17) will be followed by their free opening night party, featuring an excellent buffet, so it’s a great night to attend!

Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

Period Six Helps You Evaluate Your Essential Oil Needs

May 15, 2019

Period Six Studio has scheduled a fun event this Saturday, May 18th. Visit the store between 1 PM to 3 PM and have a drink, shop a little and get an iTOVi scan from Ari with Open Mind Oils. This little gadget will let you know what oils your body is craving! As an added bonus the first ten people to spend $20 will get a free gift!

Period Six Studio  |  720 Golden Ridge Rd, #B  |  303.278.2150  |  Map

Golden Beer Talks: Sharks!

May 14, 2019

This will be a special meeting of Golden Beer Talks: it’s our last meeting at Windy Saddle Cafe. Despite our deep affection for our “birthplace,” we have outgrown the available space in Windy Saddle. Next month, we’ll be moving across the street to the Buffalo Rose. Tonight, we plan to celebrate our hostess of 5-1/2 years…Windy Saddle’s owner, DeAnn Wieber.

This evening, Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of the Ocean First Institute will tell us about The World of Sharks. Sharks are iconic and misunderstood species with a long evolutionary history. There are over 500 living shark species, all with unique adaptations, that have radiated into nearly every aquatic habitat. There is tremendous diversity in shark species life histories, reproductive modes, habitat use, sensory biology, ecology, and behavior. Sharks are under global threat from human interference and over 30% are at risk for extinction. Today, research and conservation efforts are targeting effective ways to protect endangered species. For this talk, Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza will share the story of shark diversification and their fascinating adaptations, as well as aspects of her ongoing conservation and research efforts through the Ocean First Institute. Learn more….

Golden Beer Talks officially starts at 6:30, but the regulars will start showing up at about 6 to secure a table. Windy Saddle will not be serving dinner tonight, instead, DeAnn plans to serve a variety of snacks and craft beers.

Golden Beer Talks  |  Windy Saddle Café  |  1110 Washington Avenue  |  303-279-1905  |  Map