Buntport Gets Delightfully Stranger with “Crud”

LINCOLN PARK — Buntport Theater is unconventional. And with their new production, Crud, a story created using all the things found in an abandoned storage locker, they have moved even further toward the unorthodox. This is no mere attempt to reconstruct the past of this odd collection of stuff, it is something new, literally creating […]
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North Denver gets gold at the Great American Beer Fest!

DENVER — The themes of this years’ Great American Beer Fest (GABF) was twofold: Celebration, and Reunification.

First, Celebration. 

GABF is not just a place to try all the beer you can hold in three hours.  It’s a world-renowned competition, where beers are blind tasted and essentially ranked by quality, on a number of distinct flavor, aroma and textural elements. There are 96 styles of beer, many with multiple subcategories.  This year, the festival had a specific section pouring 2015 winners, offering a great chance to try some world class beers.

Breweries will often enter the competition but not host a table in the hall, or, will host a table but will not pour the specialty beers they have entered in the competition.  Since entrants pay to host a table, they have substantial discretion on what beers they choose to pour.  One might assume that brewers would choose to pour lower cost beers to a crowd of less discriminating palates, but this is not always the case.

Now, on to the winners!

I am proud to report that five North Denver breweries took home medals at the 2016 GABF!  2016 GABF was a blast and was made even sweeter by how well our local companies did in the competition.

Cerebral Brewing took the Gold medal in Brett Beer for its “Dreamy Thing” Brett farmhouse ale, a simple table beer that’s been inoculated with Brettanomyces to create a tangy beer.  This beer is a collaboration between two North Denver breweries, Our Mutual Friend and Cerebral.

14er Brewing also took home the Gold for its Rocky Mountain Saison in the Chili beer category. 14er is so hardcore, they don’t even have a brick and mortar location, yet they’re obviously killing it.  I’m very excited for them to open and I love the name and concept.

Denver Beer Company Canworks also took Gold for their “Drama Queen,” in the wood and barrel-aged beer category.  Way to go guys!

Prost took home a Silver medal for their Weisbier, in the South German Hefeweizen style.  Prost boasts some rock solid German beers and a view of the city that can’t be beat!

Fiction Beer Company also won a Silver medal for a German style lager, with their Alternate Present Schwarzbier.  Regarding style, a Schwarzbier is simply a deep black lager.

Again, a million congrats to all the winners!

Now on to theme two, Reunification.

A great big deal that came out of the festival is the proposed reunification of the Colorado Brewers Guild.  Back in June, the group fractured due to some major M&A action in the Colorado Beer Scene (a little company called AB InBev purchased Breckenridge Brewing and many were upset over the impact of voting rights and control in the guild due to AB InBev’s status as a multinational conglomerate).

Craft Beer Colorado spun off to form its own group.  As a result of talks around GABF the Guild and Craft Beer Colorado have proposed a merger and may be on the verge of reuniting.  As a consumer, I am cautiously supportive — the bifurcation only served to create confusion.  I am also a realist. It’s no surprise that consolidation happens when a field is as profitable and growth oriented as the craft beer scene.  But what will Anheuser-Busch InBev buy next?

Bacon and Beer Returns!

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Glitter Dome  |  3600 Wynkoop Street, Denver

Two Parts hosts the fifth iteration of an outstanding festival pairing local brews with tasty bacon-inspired dishes.  Not to be confused with the Bacon and Beer Classic, Two Part’s festival is a local Denver undertaking.  Proceeds from the fest will benefit Project Angel Heart and Metro Caring, so you can fuel your love of pork and other cardiovascular challenges while giving back.  You can expect beers from Alpine Dog Brewing Company, Call to Arms Brewing Co. Cerebral Brewing and Goldspot Brewing Company, as well as others from the surrounding metro area.

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Denver Real Estate Gets Help From the Neighborhood Stabilization Plan

            Denver is going to get a boost from the recently announced 29.3 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding in 2010. There are high hopes that this stimulus plan will help the City of Denver's efforts to combat the foreclosures that have been a problem since the housing bust. This will not only improve Denver real estate, it will produce thousands of jobs for people involved in construction.

The Neighborhood Stabilization Plan – via the Housing and Economy Act of 2008 – was developed to combat the ills that foreclosed properties can bring upon a neighborhood – lowered home values, abandonment, higher crime and gradually spreading urban blight. With the funding provided through the Plan, Denver can now buy, renovate or redevelop and resell properties that have been foreclosed upon.

In 2010, the Denver Office of Economic Development and Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. will receive $ 18,994,444 and $ 10,263,440, respectively. This will be used to solve problems caused by residential foreclosure and to boost revitalization efforts in Denver neighborhoods that have been most affected by foreclosures and the problems associated with them.

The Denver Office of Economic Development will be targeting 12 Denver neighborhoods to purchase and revitalize properties affected by foreclosure. In all, 325 properties will be selected and restored to create accessible, affordable housing for:

Households with income not exceeding 120% of the area median income
Households at or below 50% of the area median income.

The redevelopment plan also includes:

rehabilitation of 245 abandoned / foreclosed homes
land bank of 15 properties
demolishing of 50 vacant properties
redevelopment of 35 vacant / demolished properties for housing

Loan assistance for 195 low-moderate income households will also be available for the purchase of homes near public transit lines. This targets raising home values, job creation, improved public transit and local business development and patronage. In the years to come, this will stabilize the neighborhoods where these homes are and provide a platform where the real estate in general starts increasing in value.

The Neighborhood Stabilization Plan is working towards raising home values and providing low-median income households with the opportunity of home ownership. The City of Denver’s strong support of revitalization efforts means that home buyers today are likely to see rising home values and equity in the future. It’s a good time to look into buying real estate in Denver, especially for people with moderate incomes.

Explore MetropolitanDenver.com for the latest Metro Denver homes on the market. Find the best of Baker real estate today!

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DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh gets an exhibit at Denver's MCA

DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh gets an exhibit at Denver's MCA
Artist and musician Mark Mothersbaugh is photographed in front of what he calls an untitled coagulation of rugs and video exhibit that is part of his show called Myopia at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. (Photos by Helen H. Richardson, The …
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North West gets own seat at Givenchy next to mom

North West gets own seat at Givenchy next to mom
PARIS (AP) — Mademoiselle North West is barely over a year old, but she's already commanding what fashionistas may have spent entire careers working toward: A front row seat at Givenchy. The celebrity offspring was seated in pride of place at "AA5 bis …
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