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Month: July 2016

The Legend of Briones and The Butcherknife

The Legend of Briones and The Butcherknife is a story that begins with a man that lives high in the mountains of Routt County. Many familiar with the area know that the Yampa River flows through the town of Steamboat Springs, which is where this story takes place. It all began on a specific New Year’s Eve many years ago when Briones, the man, decided to host a party for close friends and family at his home. It was a small first gathering, nothing special. And everyone left during the wee hours of January 1st the next year, feeling...

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The Divide Music Festival Recap + Photo Gallery

This past weekend, July 22-24, was the inaugural “Divide Music Festival” in Fraser, Colorado. Near Winter Park, the event was held on the famous tubing hill known as Colorado Adventure Park. As one would expect from the high country during the summer months, beautiful mountain vistas, and lots of greenery (trees and such). Mild air temperatures throughout the weekend offered great relief from the stagnant hot air of the plains and foothills. The location of The Divide Music Festival could not have been better, and with the option to camp throughout the weekend, we could not have been happier....

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JR JR, The Divide Music Festival, and Beer

As some of you may know, Detroit based rock band, JR JR, spent this past weekend at The Divide Music festival in Winter Park. The Pint was there making sure the beer paired well with the music (it did), and to take the opportunity to crash the band’s press conference. We thought it would be clever to ask famous musicians what their favorite beers were. Our interview skills are clunky, and in an effort to stay in the spotlight asked JR JR, three beer related questions in quick succession: 1. Favorite Beers?, 2. Are there good breweries in Detroit? (the band’s hometown), 3. Has JR JR played in any breweries before? The band confirmed that they had played at Ann Arbor Brewery and went on to make this ridiculous statement, “Detroit has so many good breweries, I think Michigan is the capital of breweries.” Though we don’t doubt that Detroit and Michigan have great beer. It was the latter part of that statement we must take issue with, as did most of the attending media. The statement was met with various cackles and doubt. The band member pressed on, stating, “We definitely are!” More doubt and cackles, even a couple ‘tisks’ ensued. The Pint wanted to clarify his statement and asked, “Per Capita?” The band agreed, “Per Capita.” Well according to the Brewer’s Association, as of 2015 Colorado has...

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Top 5 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for The Divide Music Festival!

In exactly one week from today, on Friday July 22, Winter Park will play host to what is looking to be one of Colorado’s biggest and best music festivals, organizers are expecting around 50,000 attendees. In fact, this is the inaugural year of the festival, but based on many factors including the music line-up, this festival is sure to be one for the books. Here are The Pint’s Top 5 Reasons why we are excited to be a part of The Divide Music Festival: Beer Selection As stated above, The Divide Music Festival is looking like it could be...

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Tadpole Pedicabs: The Metamorphosis of Pedal Transportation

Fort Collins is a bike-riding town fueled by beer, there is no doubt. And with a few of the country’s most popular breweries all within a stone’s throw of each other, the idea of a guided brewery bike tour could not be far behind. That is the theory behind Tadpole Pedicabs. As a Fort Collins local, owner Andrew Victora  could see the need for guided pedicab tours. The concept was born in an entrepreneurial class that Victora took while at CSU. In Victora’s words, “Fort Collins likes bikes, and they love beer. So why not put as much beer...

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