Fresh Produce and Craft Beer

April 17, 2019

Have you heard of GoFarm? They are a local nonprofit that supports local farmers and brings delicious, sustainably grown food to the community. Interested in learning more about what they do and how you can sign up to receive produce this summer?

Head to Mountain Toad Brewing between 5 and 8PM to meet the GoFarm team to get all of your questions answered. Enjoy $1 off a Mountain Toad craft beer!

Mountain Toad |  900 Washington Ave.  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

News from the Breweries

March 20, 2019

Colorado Craft Beer Week
This is Colorado Craft Beer Week, and today (Wednesday March 20th) is Colorado Pint Day!

Cannonball Creek is selling Colorado Craft Beer-labeled glasses today. They are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of their Open Mic Night from 6-10PM tonight. It was originally scheduled for last week, but they were bomb-cycloned out.
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company | 393 N. Washington Avenue | 303-278-0111 | Map

Barrels & Bottles is serving their Combover Kolsch in the CCB-labeled glasses–buy the beer; keep the glass.
Barrels and Bottles  |  600 12th Street  |  720-328-3643  |  Map

New Terrain Brewing will sell you your favorite brew for $10, including the glass.
New Terrain Brewing Company  |  16401 Table Mountain Parkway  |  (720) 771-6997  |  Map

In all cases, part of the proceeds for sale of the glasses will go to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Holidaily points out that this year’s Craft Beer Week is themed “Craft Beer. It’s in our Nature.” Therefore, on Friday afternoon, they will celebrate with a hike: In the spirit of the great Colorado outdoors, join us for a hike and happy hour on Friday March 22nd. Meet at 3:00 at North Table trailhead (map) near the brewery for a hike and enjoy a beer at the brewery afterwards. $1 off all pints from 4-6pm.
Holidaily Brewing Co.  |  801 Brickyard Circle  |  303-867-5309  |  Map

Cheese Night at Mountain Toad

Mountain Toad Brewing and Cheese Ranch Deli are celebrating Cheese Night at the brewery tomorrow (Thursday, March 21st). Join us for a Mountain Toad favorite: cheese and beer! Hand picked cheeses by Cheese Ranch to go with your favorite Mountain Toad brews! The party starts at 6PM.

Mountain Toad |  900 Washington Ave.  |  720-638-3244  |  Map
Cheese Ranch Deli | 601 16th St. | 303-278-1293 | Map

Lots of Irish Food This Weekend

March 16, 2019

Grateful Bread is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day baking of Parker House Rolls (made with lots of local butter) today. They remind us that these rolls are the perfect complement to corned beef and cabbage–as are their rye bread and pumpernickel bread. Get them before they sell out! If you miss them don’t worry–they have a couple dozen other breads, buns, and rolls today. They will be open from 10AM-2:30PM.
Grateful Bread | 425 Violet Street | 303-681-5406 | Map

The Bridgewater Grill at the Golden Hotel has some special menu items this weekend, including a breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham with Green Bell Pepper and Golden Hash for $12. For lunch and dinner, they’re offering Corned Beef and Cabbage – House Corned Beef Brisket, Herman Joseph Beer Braised Cabbage, Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Baby Carrots served with your choice of House or Caesar Salad for $18 OR Shepherd’s Pie served with your choice of House or Caesar Salad and Caraway Garlic Bread $18
Bridgewater Grill  |  800 11th St.  |  303-279-2010  |  Map

New Terrain Brewing is having a St. Paddy’s Party
11AM-11PM. Don your green and let’s get silly for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans! We’ll have Irish GreenGrass by Ragged Union, Irish dancers, tasty-riffic Irish bites from J Street Catering and Food Truck, and we’ll toast with our seasonal special, the MintNight Express Chocolate-Mint Stout. Sláinte!
New Terrain Brewing Company  |  16401 Table Mountain Parkway  |  (720) 771-6997  |  Map

Mountain Toad Brewing is releasing a tadpole (small) batch of Irish Coffee Stout today, and they’re offering discounts all weekend on Irish Red and Ryrish Stout, as well as green Mountain Toad green shirts and hats.
Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

Jolynn’s Food and Spirits will be serving corned beef and cabbage, reubens, and green beer all weekend.
Jolynn’s Food & Spirits  |  1224 Washington Avenue  |  303-271-0730  |  Map

Holidaily Brewing will be visited by Dedicated Bistro & Bakery from 12-8PM, serving gluten-free Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, Reuben Load Fried, Irish Shortbread Cookies, and more.
Holidaily Brewing Co.  |  801 Brickyard Circle  |  303-867-5309  |  Map

Tune in tomorrow for more St. Patrick’s Day delights!

Competitive Guac-ing at Mountain Toad

February 2, 2019

Mountain Toad is hosting their 3rd Annual Gigante Guac-Off tomorrow from noon-3PM.

Join us before the Big Game for our Third Annual Guacamole Competition! Bring your own guacamole or just come and sample (and vote for) the entries. Entrants will receive their first pint free! Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. with prizes for the top three guacs. The pre-game show will be on while enjoying your favorite Mountain Toad brew!

Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

Preview of February Business Events in Golden

February 1, 2019

Golden restaurants are taking advantage of our holiday lights to launch a new event this year: Winter Lights, Winter Nights will last from February 1st-10th. More than a dozen Golden restaurants are offering special menus, free drinks with an entree, discounts, etc. Enjoy a stroll downtown to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights, and follow up with a special dining experience. Since we’re also celebrating Heart and Soul of Golden month, why not see a play at Miners Alley or take advantage of free admission at the Golden History Center, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, or the CSM Geology Museum? See the Winter Lights, Winter Nights list to plan a great evening out….

Of course, Golden’s businesses have many other events planned this month. A partial list appears below. For details on any of the following, see the Calendar of Events.

Mountain Toad Brewing – First Friday Happy Hour with Dee Dee and the Shakers, 4-7PM
Winter on the Rocks Pre-Party at Nomad Taqueria
Quilt ’til U Wilt
Free Pancake Breakfast at Avalanche Harley-Davidson
Heart Candy Box workshop at Home Depot
Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily
Holidaily’s 3rd Anniversary Party
Earth Sweet Botanicals – Three Year Anniversary Party
Ski And Board Tune Onesie Party! at Coda Brewing
Woody’s Downhill Saturday
Tony Rosario at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Super Bowl Parties at Bridgewater Grill, Cast Iron Tavern, Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill, and Trailhead Taphouse
3rd Annual Mountain Toad’s Gigante Guac-Off
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Indulge
CMS Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Bent Gate
Bend at the Barrel – Yoga and Tea Pairing
Class: Turtle Pincusion at the Golden Quilt Company
Cooking Class – The Power of Chocolate at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Healthy Skin Club at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Easy Bath Updates at Home Depot
Couples Massage Workshop @ Golden Yoga and Healing Arts
Spa Day at Virtuosity Dance Centre
Valentine Cookie Decorating
1st Annual Community Beer Night at Pedal Pushers
Dance & Yoga Night at Ashtanga Yoga
Drum Circle Mediation – Golden Body & Brain Yoga
Natural Perfume Making Workshop – Earth Sweet Botanicals
Sip and Shop at Cast Iron Tavern
Paint and Sip Class at Holidaily
Sipping +Sewing – Beginners at Holidaily
Golden Beer Talks at Windy Saddle
Fly-Tying Class
Backcountry 101 at Bent Gate
Valentine’s Day Truffle & Beer Tasting at New Terrain
Valentine’s Scents & Sips – A Candle, Wine & Floral Experience @ Mountain Lux Candles
Family Game Night at On Tap Credit Union
Inspired by Mountains at Bent Gate
Valentine’s Day Menu at the Golden Hotel (14th – 16th)
Valentine’s Day Date Night @ Virtuosity Dance Centre
Installing a Faucet at Home Depot
Let Your Love Show – A Couples Yoga & Relationship Workshop @ Golden Yoga and Healing Arts
Folk ‘n Frosting: A Bluegrass, Wine and Cupcake Event at Barrels & Bottles
Open Mic at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Ski & Snowboard Tune Night at New Terrain
Fly-Tying with Golden River Sports
Home Heating Methods at Golden Real Estate
Make a Pipe Coat Hanger at Home Depot
Mystery Mayhem at Golden Quilt Company
Installing Wall Tile at Home Depot
Buffalo Bill Birthday Party @ Rock Rest Lodge
SAT Prep Workshop – English
Open Mic Night at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Cooking Class – Soups & Stews at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Of Mountains and Mental Health at Bent Gate

Where can you go?

December 31, 2018

I’ve rounded up the holiday hours for some of our businesses. You’ll be glad to know that you can buy toys, tea, home decorating items, and liquor tomorrow. Oh–and beer. As of January 1st, grocery stores and convenience stores can sell full-strength beer.

Mountain Toad Brewing: Today 12-10PM | Tomorrow 12-10PM
Barrels & Bottles: Today 11AM-10PM | Tomorrow 11AM-10PM
Foss Company Wine | Spirits | Beer: Today 12-8 | Tomorrow 12-8
Golden Goods: Today 10-7 | Tomorrow 10-7
Southern Charm Home Decor: Today 12-3 | Tomorrow 12-6
Old Barrel Tea Company: Today 12-3 | Tomorrow 12-6
Truly BoHotique: Today 10-5 | Closed tomorrow
The Clothes Mine: Today 10-5 | Closed tomorrow
Cheese Ranch Deli: Today 10-3 | Closed tomorrow
Golden Quilt Company: Today 10-4:30 | Closed tomorrow
Icelantic Skis: Today 11-4 | Closed tomorrow
Miners Saloon: Tonight open till 1AM | Closed tomorrow
Old Capitol Grill: Tonight open til 8PM | Closed tomorrow
Quilt Museum: Today 10-2 | Closed tomorrow
Maki Sushi & Grill: 11-9:30PM | Closed tomorrow
Baby Doe’s: Today 9:30-4 | Closed tomorrow

Golden History Museum: Closed both days
Spirits in the Wind Gallery: Closed both days
State-38 Distilling: Closed both days
Gold Mine Cupcakes: Closed both days

It you’re looking for a special night out tonight, check yesterday’s post: New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Golden.

Maki Sushi & Grill will have a change of ownership as of tomorrow, and they will be closed tomorrow through January 15th for remodeling. If you absolutely need a dose of their sushi, better visit them TODAY!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Golden

December 30, 2018

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? There are several celebrations planned here in town, including a Disco Party (Miners Saloon), a Polka Party (Kickers Club) , live jazz (Bridgewater Grill), guitar (Dagotto’s), retro rock (Dirty Dogs) and lots of great food!

BRIDGEWATER GRILL @ the Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
Three Course Dinner $63
Dinner & Wine Pairing $72
Tax, service, and beverages (other than wine pairings) extra.
Live music from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., featuring Teresa Carroll – vocals, Andy Weyl – piano, Ken Walker – bass and Dave Rolhf – drums
Reservations required: 303-279-2010

700 12th Street
Reservations required
Chef Tony is preparing a wonderful 5 course Italian Dinner and paired wines to compliment each course (Soup: Lobster Bisque; Salad: Caesar Salad; Pasta: Penne Pasta with Spinach and Prosciutto; Entrée: Beef Tenderloin or Seared Salmon; Dessert: Holiday Hazelnut Chocolate Crostata). We will also have champagne toasts on the hour beginning at 10pm-Midnight. Entertainment: Mike Scarpelli.  Door prizes!  $75.00 per person. There is a discount for customers who wish to not have the wine pairings. 
8:00 p.m. to Midnight

16776 W. 50th Avenue
Featuring The Alpine Polkadots
Party favors and champagne toast at midnight
Member $10.00 / Guest $15.00 – Food and drinks available for purchase
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. / Band 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

17999 W. Colfax Avenue
We are offering a four-course dinner consisting of Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, a salad, 14-16oz Prime Rib and 1/2lb King Crab leg entree, and a Crème Brulee for $60 per person. Make your reservations soon. We only have seating for 15 couples unless you bring friends, and then we can seat two couples at each table. We will also have the heaters on on the patio! The Prime Rib with be rare to Medium this year!!!
Dinner followed by our 2nd Annual  New Year’s Bash! We have the Jane’s Gang Band playing from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. These guys are freakin’ good!!! Come on out and rock in the New Year with us! We will have champagne and party favors at midnight.

1299 Washington Avenue 
Pop the bubbly and ring in the New Year with us at Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar.    Featuring an affordable a la carte menu with some of our customers’ favorite items, as well as lobster and fillet mignon surf and turf special.  Special “6 Under $60” sparkling wine list.
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

1109 Miners Alley
Disco New Year’s Eve
8:30 p.m. to close
Prizes and giveaways
Complimentary champagne toast at midnight

900 Washington Avenue
Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with Farmer on the Hive at Mountain Toad Brewery. We will have a special menu that will pair with any beer on tap!
4:00 to 10:00 p.m.

16401 Table Mountain Pkwy
New Year’s Eve Pre-Party
Join us for our 3rd annual New Year’s Eve pre-party! We’ll have a full bevy of frothy brews flowing, and Whitewater Ramble will be bringing the groovy vibes with their High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass! At 9:00 p.m. we’ll raise a glass together as we toast to the awesomeness that awaits us in 2019!

Preview of October Business Events in Golden

October 1, 2018

To learn more about any of these events, check the calendar of events.

Recurring Events

Run Club at New Terrain
College Night at Woody’s
Yoga on Tap at New Terrain
Trivia Night at Ace Hi
Miles and Smiles Run Club – Holidaily Brewing
Dirty Dogs Bike Night
Team Trivia at Woody’s
Group Run at Runner’s High
Jazz at the Golden Hotel
Music by the Mesa at New Terrain
Live Music at the Table Mountain Inn
Yoga on Tap at New Terrain
Games and Vinyl at Cannonball Creek

Golden Quilt Company Jack O’Lantern Placemat
Open Mic at the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse
Hike to Happy Hour at Mountain Side Gear Rental
Bent Gate’s Ski Season Kickoff Party
Quilt ’til You Wilt at the Golden Quilt Company
The Rendezvous at Earth Treks
Final Golden Farmers Market for the Year
Kids Workshop at Home Depot
Hogtoberfest at Avalanche Harley-Davidson
Oktoberfest at Miners Saloon
Bike Contest at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Colorado Haunted History Tour
Oktoberfest at Miners Saloon
Craft Beer and Candles at Mountain Toad Brewing
How the Energy Industry Supports Education and the Economy in Colorado at Origin Red Rocks Hotel

Golden Chamber Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting - Golden Colorado
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse 1 Year Anniversary
Extend Your Ride – Bike Storage Workshop @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
Installing Smoke/CO Alarms
DIY Oil Diffuser Class at Period Six
Thriving Thyroid @ Natural Grocers
Knock Your Boots Off Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting
There Will Be A Song [Album Release Tour] w/ Taylor Leonhardt at Launchpad Studios
Dance & Yoga Night at Your Ashtanga Yoga Studio
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Colorado Haunted History
Colorado Haunted History Tour
Downtown Merchants Association Meeting
Cooking Class – Pumpkin Time! at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Witch Hat Door Hanger at Home Depot
Colorado Haunted History Tour
ChiliFest21 at Golden City Brewery
Optimal Fetal Position and Prenatal Yoga Workshop @ PranaTonic
Strategies to Keep Your Gallbladder @ Natural Grocers
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Colorado Haunted History Tour
Vintage Dress Wallhanging – Golden Quilt Company
Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Bent Gate
GHW: Live Demo Run @ Bent Gate
Haunted Hayride
Healthy Skin Club – Maskerade at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Haunted Hayride
Cannonball Creek Brewing 5K – RUN FOR BEER!
Energy 101: A Journey Through the Chakras w/Annie Martens at Your Ashtanga Yoga Studio
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Haunted Hayride
Colorado Haunted History Tour
Colorado Haunted History Tour
Fun and Done Table Runner at Golden Quilt Company
Open Mic Night at the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse
Downtown Trick or Treating
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl

Beer and Chocolate at Mountain Toad

August 26, 2018

Mountain Toad Brewing - Golden CO

Tomorrow night, Monday August 27th, Mountain Toad Brewing is hosting a beer and chocolate pairing.

Come and join us for a pairing with four of Mountain Toad’s craft brews and four vegan organic chocolates from Red Wagon Organic Chocolates. These hand crafted chocolates include flavors such as Lavender and Lemongrass or Peppermint all created with food grade essential oils and no refined sugars. These beauties melt in your mouth!

The cost for pairing which consists of four chocolates and four 5oz beers is $15. Sales begin at 6pm and will go until the chocolates run out!

Red Wagon Organic Chocolates will also have chocolates available for sale. Find your favorite pairing and take a bar and a crowler to go!

Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

Sales, Music, Carriage Rides, and Coco…. You need to come downtown.

August 17, 2018

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Carriage Rides - Golden Colorado

Summer is waning and school has started, but some of our best summer traditions are still before us.  We have 2-1/2 more weeks of Golden Weekends, with carriage rides, street music, late hours, sales, samples, and specials in the stores.  The weekly shindig happens this Friday and Saturday, next Friday and Saturday, and Friday night, August 31st.  (After that you’ll have to wait for Olde Golden Christmas for your next carriage ride.)

Tonight is also Movies and Music in the Park, featuring Fiesta Colorado and Coco.  Saturday and Sunday, we’re having the Golden Fine Arts Festival, and Sunday night is the annual free concert by the Jefferson Symphony in Parfet Park.

Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map
Samples of local food products and beautiful 2018 Colorado Calendars FREE with any purchase. (While they last).
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Refreshments in the store and selling luminaria as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Blue Moose Trading Company | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
Torched Hot Sauce Sampling and 10% off all Torched Products
Café 13 | 1301 Arapahoe St. | 303-278-2225 | Map
Art show featuring local artists
Creekside Jewelers  | 1206 Washington Ave  |  303-279-4246  |  Map
40% off Bulova, Caravelle, and Citizen watches
Golden Goods  |  1201 Washington Ave  |  (303) 216-2123  |  Map
20% off camping chairs
Golden Quilt Company | 1108 Washington Avenue | Golden, CO  80401 | 303-277-0717  |  Map
End of bolt sale: 20% discount if you purchase the fabric remaining on any bolt
Golden Sweets | 1299 Washington Avenue | 303-271-1199 | Map
$1 off Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop  |  1118 Washington Ave.  |  303-278-3994  |  Map
Giving away fair trade and Golden-themed refrigerator magnets
Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Ave |  303.827.9371 |  Map
Spend $30, receive a free B&B Soap, at Spinster Sisters
Spirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map
Artist visit and show – Jordyn Payne impressionist landscapes
Toad&Co  |  1213 Washington Avenue  |  303-216-2331  |  Map
Summer Sale – up to 30% off your favorite summer styles
Vital Outdoors  |  1224 Washington Ave., Suite 115  |  303-215-1644  |  Map
Save 30% on select summer styles and gear!


Both Nights –

Carriage Rides by Clear Creek Carriages from 6-8PM.  Sponsored by the downtown merchants. Board on 12th Street, just west of Washington Avenue.

Play – Lend Me a Tenor, 7:30PM
Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

Friday –

Movies and Music in the Park Friday Night – dance performance by Fiesta Colorado at 7PM, Coco starting at dusk.

Friday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Icelantic Skis  |  1300 Washington Ave.  |  303-670-6804  |  Map
Tony Dollar (acoustic pop, rock, reggae blend), 5-8PM
Mountain Lux Candles | 1111 Washington Avenue, Suite 100 |720-908-8950 | Map
Matt Weatherbee & the Gnarbillies (rockabilly), 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Russ Knight (creative rock covers, warm vocals, solid acoustic), 6:30-9:30PM

Saturday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern  |  1216 Washington Ave  |  303-279-9043
Happy Hour from 3-7PM, Karaoke starting at 9PM.
Gold Mine Cupcakes  |  700 12th St. #130  |  720-328-9531 |  Map
Jubilant Bridge (duo using several string instruments with vocals), 5-8PM
Baby Doe’s | 1116 Washington Ave | 303-279-8100 | Map
Theresa Peterson (folk modern rock) , 5-8PM
Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map
Dee Dee and the Shakers, 5-8PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map
Kerri Lick (Blues & Jazz & a little Rockabilly), 6:30-9:30PM