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Stephanie Earls

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AdAmAn Ale, from Pikes Peak Brewing Co. in Monument, is a winter warmer (Christmas in a glass!) named for the group of local mountaineers responsible for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks atop Pikes Peak.
A tribute to long-time Poor Richard's employee Ed Zasadny sits on the counter in Rico's Cafe Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, where Zasadny enjoyed sitting while drinking his coffee. Zasadny, who died Monday at the age of 70, was owner Richard Skorman's first hire when he opened Poor Richard's Feed and Read in 1977 and he worked at the downtown bookstore, restaurant and coffee shop until his death. Memorial services for him will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at All Soul's Unitarian Church. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brew-Opoly is a Monopoly-inspired board game for grownups that pits players against one another in a race to own and expand America's favorite "craft" beer brands. Which is, basically, Big Beer's real world business model. Photo by Stephanie Earls
Before opening "Fatty's Place" off the main carriage road leading into Garden of the Gods, entrepreneur Edwin "Fatty" Rice and his wife, Phoebe, ran a bakery and meat market in Old Colorado City. Photo, from Richard Gehling's "The Historical Garden of the Gods," courtesy of Phoebe Wells, granddaughter of Edwin and Phoebe Rice.
Connor Cribben, 5, peers around at the casket as he holds the scriptures readings during his father Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Baxter Cribben's funeral service that was held at New Life Church in Colorado Springs on Tuesday November 28, 2017. Cribben died after being wounded in Afghanistan's eastern Logar Province. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Taipei-based 23 Brewing Company is among a growing number of craft breweries in the Pacific island nation of Taiwan. Photo by Stephanie Earls.
After meeting with Taiwan's Vice President, the delegation of U.S. reporters with the Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowship program toured the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Here, delegation member and Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls poses before a bronze statue of the former president of the Republic of China, Nov. 7.
Red Leg's Blue Nose Brown Ale and some comfortable ski chairs at Trails End Taproom. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)