• Pikes Pub: What's hot in cold weather seasonals in Colorado Springs

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    It's easy enough for a thing to smell the way Christmas is supposed to taste. Products spiked and sprayed with chemical facsimiles that insta-tap the holiday feels abound this time of year. Nostalgia, it seems, can be a pretty cheap date. But what I want from a cinnamon eggnog mood...

  • Colorado Springs fixture, Poor Richard's book wizard Ed Zasadny, dies at 70

    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    Ed Zasadny didn't drive, never married or had kids, and lived much of his 70 years within a few blocks of the downtown Colorado Springs bookshop where he'd worked since 1977. "His whole world was three or four blocks - except when he went to the supermarket or the laundry," said...

  • Pikes Pub: For the beer fans on your list, the best gift is self evident

    Updated: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

    Oftentimes, the gifts we give are as much a statement about our own likes as they are the tastes of those we've targeted for seasonal largesse, which works out well for the craft beer fans on my Christmas list. Want to make a beer lover happy? Give 'em beer. That said, not all...

  • The beer flowed freely at Garden of the Gods thanks to Fatty Rice

    Updated: Sat, Dec 2, 2017

    The struggle between teetotaling ideals and a taste for alcohol is a major theme in Colorado Springs history. From the early days of the city's founding in 1871, by vice-averse William Jackson Palmer, alcohol was an unwelcome, yet readily available and widely enjoyed, indulgence....

  • Colorado Springs service honors Fort Carson Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

    Updated: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

    The moral creed by which Sgt. 1st. Class Stephen B. Cribben lived and served could be summed up in the words the Fort Carson Green Beret chose to have indelibly inked on his skin. One tattoo invoked the poem "Invictus," by William Ernest Henley;" another, Theodore Roosevelt's "The...

  • Pikes Pub: We're not saying you need democracy for good craft beer, but ...

    Updated: Thu, Nov 23, 2017

    As we pause to give thanks and gorge in honor of intercultural goodwill and our freedom-seeking forefathers, join us for a look at how an American-born trend is faring in one of the world's younger democratic states. The people who live on the Pacific island of Taiwan first cast...

  • Colorado Springs-raised icon Elvira ready for a final Halloween bow

    Updated: Wed, Nov 22, 2017

    Unlike her vampire vixen alter ego, Elvira, Cassandra Peterson has been known to take frights in a stride that’s more like a sprint. There was that one time back in the 1990s, when she accompanied her friend, Linda Blair, to a celebrity screening of “The Exorcist” at Grauman’s...

  • Excluded from Trump's Asia itinerary, Taiwan still feels anxiety

    Updated: Sun, Nov 19, 2017

    TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Like character-constrained comments on social media, fleeting encounters can have a powerful impact when you're president. Donald Trump's whirlwind trip to Asia - and temporary Twitter tirade detente - came to an end last week, after a 12-day tour that included...

  • Saturday's All Colorado Beer Festival full of changes in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Nov 11, 2017

    Past attendees will notice some changes at the 11th iteration of the fundraising All Colorado Beer Festival. First - and most significantly - it's got a new home at Norris Penrose Event Center's indoor arena, across town from the North Nevada Avenue expo space where it's played out...

  • Pikes Pub: New bike-themed, pour-your-own spot opens on Colorado Springs' West Side

    Updated: Fri, Nov 10, 2017

    When it comes to a strategic location for an outdoors-themed watering hole, Trails End Taproom has serious traction. The Midland Trail is a literal stone's throw away; Red Rocks Open Space and Garden of the Gods, less than a mile. Whether the taproom marks the end of your trail,...

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