February 2020 Around Town 1


For the 2020 season, WinterWonderGrass is excited to announce their collaboration with the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) to curate a fresh and independent brewery selection for the festival’s daily beer tastings. As with past iterations of WinterWonderGrass, complimentary beer tasting will be held for all attendees ages 21+ from 2:00-5:00 pm each day throughout the festival, taking place this February 21st – 23rd, 2020.

“The original inspiration behind the creation of WinterWonderGrass was due to the fact that we were attending great musical events with mediocre beer, and great beer festivals with mediocre music. Why not combine all the best ingredients?” explains festival founder, Scotty Stoughton.

New tasting partners include Good River Brewing from Denver, CO, Spiked Snowmelt—the brand new spiked seltzer line from Boulder, CO-based Upslope Brewing, Holidaily Brewing from Golden, CO, which offers an extensive selection of gluten-free beers, Boulder’s Twisted Pine Brewing, specializing in gluten-reduced beers, Wibby Brewing from Longmont, CO and Square Peg Brewerks from Alamosa, CO. Photo by Molly McCormick.

For more information, visit WinterWonderGrass.com

Foreign Form opens flagship space in mysterious Larimer Street location

Long covered with large, black corrugated, steel shutters: pedestrians have been amazed to see the 2719 Larimer location come to life out of nowhere, stimulating the block and creating fresh energy on the original RiNo main drag. Foreign Form aims to offer Denver a new retail experience that falls somewhere between a concept store, gallery space, and cultural hub. After a handful of successful seasonal pop-ups in Aspen, Denver, and Sun Valley, Idaho; Foreign Form is thrilled to call Denver home with their first official flagship store. Located in the heart of RiNo at 2719 Larimer Street, the new Foreign Form headquarters inhabits a long-time empty historic building which has never before been used for commercial purposes. The space features an immersive retail shop on the main floor that includes high end, contemporary, small batch apparel, jewelry and artwork, and a rotating fine art gallery on the second floor. The second floor fine art gallery is currently showcasing original, historic Gonzo artwork by the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman and Thomas Benton.


The most-anticipated restaurants coming to Denver in 2020

What can we expect from Denver restaurants opening in 2020? More one-stop shops, out-of-town transplants and neighborhood staples. By now, we all know that In-N-Out is coming, but enough about that (for a little while).

Did you know that we’re about to get three new places specializing in mezcal and tequila? And that after a few years of unstoppable growth in new restaurant centers like RiNo and Union Station, we’ll see some novel options cropping up across town, from Arvada to Aurora and Littleton?

Of course, there will be more food halls, more Italian restaurants and more chain concepts. We’re looking forward to some of those, too, and we’ll explain why. Without further ado, we present 16 of the most-anticipated Denver dining and drinking destinations coming this year. You have permission to get excited. Read the complete story in the link below.