Denver

Great Divide Brewing Co.

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Legendary Craft Beer


Just like bigfoot, Great Divide beer is rare and elusive in Wisconsin (the nearest place to get is…Illinois-gasp!). That means, whenever we’re in Denver, we head directly to the brewery to bag a flight of their exceptional beer. Their flagship brew is the Yeti Imperial Stout, which we think is quite possibly the most perfect example of this style of beer.… Continue Reading →

Snooze

Snooze on Larimer in Denver

The Best Brunch in Denver

Gentle reader, what would you do if I told you there was a place that SERVED FLIGHTS OF PANCAKES! Would you hop on a plane and head straight there?

We would. (Look how excited Ryan is for his pancakes!)

And rightfully so. Take a look at this…

Pure culinary genius.… Continue Reading →

NYE in Denver

Union Station, Denver NYE in Denver!

Denver & Golden

Windy Saddle Check out photos from our second day in Denver!

Oxford Hotel

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Denver’s First Hotel is also Denver’s Finest

The Oxford Hotel as been a part of Denver almost as long as there has been a Denver to be a part of. Way back at the end of the 18th century, brewer Adolph Zang (brewers seem to know what’s best for Denver) decided that there needed to be a luxury hotel close to the newly constructed Union Station to serve business and leisure travelers coming in by train.… Continue Reading →

Tattered Cover Bookstore

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Downtown indie bookstore with a massive selection

Although I do read books on my iPad, especially when we’re vacationing for a long time, there’s something about real, actual paper books that can’t be beat. And one of those things (besides of course, the fact that you can read them in the tub) is the bookstore experience.… Continue Reading →

Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Brew Pub in LoDo Denver

The Lower Downtown neighborhood is the original birthplace of the city of Denver and home to the magnificent Union Station (built 1914). It was once filled with bustling warehouses storing goods to fuel the expansion westward, but by the 1960s, it had fallen on hard times.… Continue Reading →

Wazee Supper Club

Wazee Supper Club, LoDo

Pizza and Beer In LoDo Denver

Wazee Supper Club has been holding down the corner of 15th & Wazee since 1974, long before LoDo’s resurgence as Denver’s hippest neighborhood. And even though it is more of a pizza place than a supper club – we’re from Wisconsin where “supper club” means Friday fish fry and Saturday prime rib – we’re not complaining!… Continue Reading →

Red Rocks Park

Ryan & Kindra at Red Rocks

World-Famous Amphitheater and Park Near Denver

Red Rocks. When people hear this, they think of epic outdoor concerts by A-list acts. Those who have been to shows there will tell you what an uh-may-zing time they had there enjoying the music under the stars. Red Rocks is the world’s only naturally occurring amphitheater, thanks to the giant rocks jutting from the earth where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains.… Continue Reading →

The 1up

Ryan playing video games at the 1up

Your Favorite Childhood Arcade Games, This Time With Beer.

My family got our first Nintendo when I was 10, right around the time Super Mario Brothers 3 came out. I was not much for video games before that, so when I started playing, I started from scratch. It took me two years of playing it daily, but I finally beat it. … Continue Reading →