• Pikes Pub: Here's to your health

    Published: Thu, Jan 18, 2018

    At a recent brewery gathering, I was preparing to make my move on a full pint of freshly poured IPA abandoned (by acquaintances) at the table next door when my friend Katie caught the trajectory of my gaze. "It's cold and flu season," she said, balancing her toddler on her hip and...

  • On MLK Day, Colorado Springs celebrates powerful words that unite, empower

    Updated: Mon, Jan 15, 2018

    On a day set aside to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose vision for peace, justice and racial equality helped change the course of history for a nation, Colorado Springs residents met to celebrate his timeless legacy of powerful words - and reject recent destructive ones...

  • Colorado Springs mom lauds Trump's order on mental health care for returning vets

    Updated: Fri, Jan 12, 2018

    A Colorado Springs Gold Star Mom who lost her combat-veteran son to suicide in 2015, Kim Harter is applauding an executive order signed Tuesday by President Trump that provides unconditional access to mental health care for veterans transitioning out of the military. "Mental health...

  • Pikes Pub: New Colorado Springs brewery set to open soon

    Updated: Fri, Jan 12, 2018

    Orthographers of Colorado Springs, you'll need a beer for this one: Dueces Wild Brewery? Not a typo. "'Deuces wild' is a very popular business name, so we figured maybe we spell it wrong," said Rich Hysing, whose veteran-owned brewery opens Friday in Colorado Springs. "Maybe we'll...

  • Pikes Pick: Experience the abysmal 'The Room' on Wednesday in select Colorado Springs theaters

    Published: Tue, Jan 9, 2018

    Before James Franco's comedic biopic, "The Disaster Artist," came The Disaster: Director/producer/actor Tommy Wiseau's low-budget labor of love, and arguably the worst film ever made, "The Room." Despite its lead-balloon premiere in 2003, the movie gained a cult-like following, playing...

  • Brewer's Republic will be revived in Colorado Springs thanks to former owners

    Updated: Mon, Jan 8, 2018

    In ancient Greek mythology, Cerberus was a monstrous three-headed dog who kept the dead from returning to the land of the living. In modern day Colorado Springs, Cerberus is giving Brewer's Republic a new lease on life. The popular downtown craft beer bar and restaurant, at 110 N....

  • Pikes Pub: Thanks for making 2017 a little more palatable, American craft beer

    Updated: Wed, Jan 3, 2018

    Say or scream what you will about the surreal year we just retired, I can think of at least one significant other reflecting on 2017 with a different kind of tear in its eye. Yes, it was another good one for the nation's craft beer industry, which added about 700 breweries for a...

  • Here's some advice, from one year to the next

    Updated: Sun, Dec 31, 2017

    Dear Two Thousand Eighteen, As is tradition, I write this letter to say welcome and to share a few parting thoughts in hopes they might better prepare you for the pivotal role to which you soon ascend. I am honored to hand over the reins of this turbulent, exhilarating, maddening,...

  • Brewers Association in Colorado loves the 'historic' tax overhaul

    Updated: Fri, Dec 29, 2017

    The new tax overhaul has many of us scratching our heads over how things will play out on a personal level, but the nonprofit group that champions small and independent craft brewers cheers the sweeping changes. The new legislation rolls back excise tax rates that were instituted on...

  • Bizarre brotherly tale has a Colorado Springs twist

    Updated: Fri, Dec 29, 2017

    Tom Gray grew up in Honolulu in the years after World War II, in a tight-knit island community that felt and operated much like extended family. Perhaps that's why his wife is the one seemingly more over-the-moon about the recent family holiday update that's gotten a global embrace....

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