Tracing the grains that make up Durango Craft Spirits’ bourbon

Judging by the medals sitting behind Durango Craft Spirits’ bar, the distillery’s Cinder Dick bourbon is a clean and smooth quality spirit. The caramely, slightly sweet two-year bourbon has been...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Police take proactive approach to problems at Colorado Pongas

Durango police decided more than a year ago that remedial measures would better address liquor license violations at Colorado Pongas rather than punitive ones. And it seems to be working, city...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Corn syrup in beer: It’s for fermenting, not as a sweetener

NEW YORK – Bud Light is touting that it doesn’t use corn syrup, but that doesn’t make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Liquor stores feel pinch from grocery store beer sales

A month after grocery stores started selling full-strength beer in Colorado, some independently owned liquor stores in La Plata County are already feeling the pain. The owners of Helen’s Country...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two brandies, both alike in dignity

In the depths of winter, most of us could use something a little different, perhaps something warmer to melt the frost within us. Enter Cognac and Armagnac. Both spirits are brandies, but not all...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: The Good News

College buddies open ski bar south of Purgatory Resort

North Animas Valley residents have a new night spot a half mile from the entrance of Purgatory Resort after college buddies Kevin Wright and Joe Valerio spent two months gutting an old vacation...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

So long, 3.2 beer; grocery stores can now sell full-strength brews

It didn’t happen in time for New Year’s Eve revelers, but after the clock struck midnight Tuesday, grocery stores in Durango and across Colorado began stocking shelves with full-strength beer....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moe’s Starlight Lounge busted for serving minors

The state has suspended Moe’s Starlight Lounge’s liquor license after employees were caught serving alcohol to a minor on three separate occasions, according to the Department of Revenue. A state...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putting the ‘Bud’ in Budweiser

NEW YORK – The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The alliance announced last...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Despite paralysis and heartbreak, Durangoan finds joy

Life hasn’t been easy for Durangoan Jessica Vought: She lost the use of her legs in a car crash and parted ways with two husbands. But life’s punches have not stolen her joy. “This girl has never...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking for a holiday cocktail? Try a hoary old chestnut.

While many attempt to survive Whamageddon (a trending seasonal game in which you’re “out” as soon as you suffer inadvertent exposure to ‘80s-era pop-duo Wham!’s holiday standard “Last Christmas”),...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Forget the chocolate: Advent calendars go for booze, cheese

NEW YORK – Advent calendars are hitting the bottle. The cardboard calendars, typically filled with chocolates, are now being stuffed with cans of beer and bottles of wine. Others have chunks of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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