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Stephanie Earls

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Last week the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau released the second incarnation of its Crafts and Drafts Passport, the evolved and expanded version of an initiative launched in 2017 to highlight the area's rich craft food and beverage scene. (The Gazette file)
More than 75 percent of the nation's craft beer brands now feature the Brewers Association's "independent craft brewer" seal on their labels. Photo courtesy of the BA.
Colton Emick shops for hats Friday morning at Lids in Aurora. Emick lost his voluminous hat collection April 17 when his family's home burned down in the 117 fire. Lids donated a $1,000 hat shopping spree after Emick's sister-in-law reached out to the company. Courtesy photo.
The Pilgrimage of Pints challenges drinkers to visit at least participating area breweries and sample their "ancient-style" beers. Sample at least 10 Pimgrimage beers (and get the stickers to prove it) and earn half-off a general admission ticket to the Feast of St. Arnold beer festival, June 9, at Chapel of Our Saviour in the cit's Broadmoor area.
Manitou Springs artist, healer and yoga teacher Kat Tudor will lead a Yogic Spiral -- such as this one, from a gathering at Colorado College -- during Love Yoga, 4 p.m. Thursday at Mansions Park in Manitou Springs. The class is part of the 12-day Manitou Chooses Love initiative, a series of free and ticketed events celebrating love and reunification. Courtesy photo.
The city's first Latina-owned brewery will host its grand re-opening on Cinco de Mayo, this Saturday. Jessica Fierro, who last year beat out other top homebrewers in the nation to win Viceland TV's Beerland competition reality show, bought Great Storm Brewing Co. earlier this year. Over the last few months she's been transitioning the brand and officially opens as Atrevida Beer Co. May 5. Monday, April 30, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Terri Bradshaw's dog, Oscar, interferes a little as she tries to read the menu at Pub Dog Colorado Monday, April 24, 2017. This is first destination in the state where it's entirely legal to dine, indoors, with a dog, although on this day all diners and dogs were ouside on the patio. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
STREET FLOODING
A rotating tap of 25 beers grace the bar at Mike and Amanda Bristol's Bristol Brewing Company as the business approaches 20 years in business. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Stephanie Earls photographed Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Stephanie Earls tries to test her cat Squeak's blood sugar Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at her Colorado Springs home. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)