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  • With 'Flight,' Rotary Club aims for Kardashian-level recognition


    Not too long ago, members of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs took to the streets, armed with video cameras, a pop quiz and a vision of updating their century-old service club. "We asked people three different questions. One, 'Are you able to name the Kardashian sisters?' A high...

  • Largest tiny house gathering comes to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    For those who are, understandably, a bit fuzzy on the concept of irony: A three-day event celebrating the micro-housing and small-living movement is expected to draw as many as 10,000 people to a sprawling 27-acre museum campus in Colorado Springs. "This is the first event of this...

  • Springs Beer Fest marks ninth year

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    1-4 p.m. Saturday at America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $35/$40 general admission, $50 VIP tickets get revelers in an hour early, available online and at the gate; 1-303-777-6887. Tickets: When Josh Osterhoudt, then-general manager at Bristol Brewing,...

  • Brew tour takes charitable giving message to Colorado Springs craft beer crowd

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Community Partnership for Child Development is taking its message on the road in a vehicle inspired by, and tailored for, the craft beer demographic. Hops on the Bus invites those of legal drinking age on board for a two-hour tour of three west-side Colorado Springs breweries,...

  • Pikes Pub: Pour-your-own beer pub opens in Denver

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    A new concept in craft beer sales, opening Friday in Denver, returns the power (of the pour) to the people. First Draft, the first bartender-free, dispense-your-own-beer pub to open in Colorado — and among only a handful nationwide — does away with the middleman, allowing patrons to...

  • Pikes Pub: Pikes Peak Brewing continues growth

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Pikes Peak Brewing is expanding its reach, thanks to an agreement with Western Distribution that will make the Monument-based brewery’s beers available throughout Colorado. The brewery, which celebrated its fourth anniversary in June, continues to expand operations and recently added...

  • Pikes Pub: Bristol RyePA release party

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Join Bristol Brewing Company for a rustic, “Rye-O-licious” celebration and the release of its Brewhouse Series RyePA, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bristol Pub at Ivywild School, 1605 S. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs. The party kicks off with a toast by brewery owner Mike...

  • Colorado Springs man unsure of being 'Chipotle guy to 300 million people'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Mark Rantal is many things: graphic designer, improv comedian, fast-casual philosopher and fan of Mexican food. He is not - repeat, not - the Jared of Chipotle. Any similarities to former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, a doughy nobody who parlayed his sandwich chain-based weight-loss...

  • Intertribal Festival and Powwow celebrates Native American history, culture in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Grand Entry at noon, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., $4 adults, Native Americans in full regalia and children 12 and younger free, bring chairs because seating is limited; 329-0251, Drumming taps something...

  • Pikes Pub: Defining 'craft brew' just got easier. Not really

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Happy 20th birthday, Blue Moon. Go ahead and cry if you want to. Yes, this could be the year of the identity crisis for the nation's mega brewers of microbrews. In April, a California homebrewer filed suit against Blue Moon's parent company, MillerCoors, claiming the only thing...

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