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A handy guide to getting a handle on Durango’s craft beer options

When my wife – who at the time was my girlfriend – first brought me to Durango to visit our future home, our first brewery stop was at Durango Brewing Company (Editor’s note: RIP). We went to Ska the next day, and the new Animas Brewing Company the day after that. I would eventually end up frequenting Carvers and Steamworks...

Telluride native new Colorado Brewers Guild director

There’s a new Queen B around here in Colorado, and by “B” we mean beer. Queen Beer, to be exact. This week, Shawnee Adelson was named director of the Colorado Brewers Guild just in time for beer season events like Great American Beer Fest and Oktoberfest.

Adelson has served at the organization for four years and the...

Bud Light comes in peace with special edition Area 51 beer

Bud Light isn’t going to let a marketing opportunity like the September 20 Storm Area 51 go by. Oh no. Once booed on the Twitter stage for stating, “We’d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid,” the beer company has since backed off on its negative stance on aliens....

Rocky Mountain Funnel Cake Factory is the sugary key to our cold, dead hearts

It was a gloomy weekend in Durango, filled with rain, clouds, and next to no sun. Everything was wet and dreary, and it was a sad reminder that summer will be over come the end of September.

It was these conditions that inspired our trip to our neighbors up north in Silverton. If you’ve never taken US-550 N from...

WildEdge Brewing kicking off fall with return of Southwest Sour Fest

Is sour beer overrated? That question alone is enough to get you laughed out of the DGO Mag office, and maybe even get a few pens thrown at you as you see yourself out. We don’t tolerate that kind of talk ‘round here. Sour beers are a favorite among our staff, and we take them very (VERY) seriously. Just try prying a...

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper made eating burgers possible for this non-beef eater

I haven’t had a hamburger grease my taste buds in over three years. Giving up beef was a personal choice I made after watching a news report featuring a skinny, dirty, shaking-from-fear cow just stand in the middle of a busy intersection after it escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens, New York. QUEENS?! I had no idea there...

The elotes at Switchback aren’t the spicy corn snacks of my childhood, but they’re delicious anyway

When I was a young kid growing up in deep south Texas, elotes were a staple of my diet. Many of my friends’ parents worked at the maquiladoras – American factories that are run just across the border in Mexico to get around things like environmental and labor regulations – so we’d spend a lot of time running around the...

The New Mexico/Colorado chile war is heating up

The brutal war between New Mexico and Colorado as to who has the best chile continues.

Just a few months after the states’ governors had it out via social media over the Hatch chile versus the Pueblo chile, a New Mexico ad is stirring the pot again.

New Mexico True, the state tourism department, launched a new ad...

Labor Day weekend grilling: charcoal is tastier but gas is easier

I’ve spent the last five months grilling, and I’m not just talking about drinking in the backyard on the weekends. One of my favorite freelance jobs is as a product tester, and the assignment has been grills since April. I’ve received dozens of them – gas, charcoal, kamado, and smokers. Some of them have been large enough to...

EBT/SNAP participant? Then you’re eligible for Food Bucks at Durango Natural Foods Co-op

Durango Natural Foods Co-op took its friendly neighborhood grocery store vibe to a new level this summer.

The co-op joined the Old Fort Farm Stand, Durango Farmer’s Market, and Bayfield Farmer’s Market to offer the Double Up Food Bucks Program to EBT/SNAP participants. This makes DNF Co-op, a member-owned food...

Chang Thai Durango is the latest dubbed gold-at-the-end-of-your-chopsticks heaven

Last year I moved away from Suwanee Thai Cuisine, one of a handful of places worth eating at in central Nebraska, and there’s been a drunken noodles-shaped hole in my soul ever since.

The owner of Suwanee, a Thai native who named the restaurant after his wife, would take an annual trip back to Thailand every summer and...

Cantera introduces CBD cocktails into the posh mixed drink mix

Cantera on Main Avenue in Durango emanates the artisanal, from the stunning blown glass artwork to the elaborate, aesthetically pleasing cocktails. And now, in a new partnership with the local company Kind Hemp Co, they’re bringing big city posh to downtown by offering high quality CBD oil as an additive to drinks. Infusing...

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