Food and Drink

West Coast IPA makes a comeback amid hazy craze

A pour of the collaboration beer from WeldWerks, OMF and Firestone Walker.
A pour of a West Coast IPA brewed by WeldWerks, Our Mutual Friend and Firestone Walker. Photo courtesy of OMF.

A new mindset is taking hold when it comes to the nation's most popular beer style: Make IPA Clear Again.

State of the pint: The haze craze that made murky IPAs the top beer trend is reaching a plateau, brewers say.

John Frank
Jan 11, 2022 - COVID

Where to find COVID tests in Colorado

Illustration of a pattern of covid particles and positive signs turning into each other.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

One of Colorado's main strategies for battling the pandemic is providing access to free COVID-19 testing.

Zoom out: The state's free rapid test program is even being emulated by the White House, which is working to distribute a half-billion tests across the country and require insurers to cover the cost.

Alayna Alvarez
Jan 7, 2022 - News

Five COVID-safe things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 7-9

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

If you're not heading to the National Western Stock Show this weekend, but are looking for some low-key, COVID-safe fun, we've got a few ideas.

What's next: Food for thought on Denver's dining scene

Noble Fry-It Denver Colorado
Noble Riot, a RiNo wine bar, changed its business model to become Noble Fry-it, a fried chicken pickup/delivery business in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

After COVID-induced shutdowns, repeated regulatory changes, labor shortages and supply chain challenges, restaurant owners, operators and workers β€” along with the patrons they serve β€” are left to wonder what 2022 has in store.

What to watch: Denver's dining world continues to display resilience and fierce creativity, but its players anticipate menu price hikes, continued staffing problems and a delayed return to any semblance of normal as they embark on year three of the global pandemic.

How to do sober January in Denver

A mocktail made with guava juice. Photo: Gado/Getty Images

Denver's boozy culture takes a break this month.

What's happening: Americans increased their alcohol consumption amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now as we enter year three, many are contemplating a reset.

John Frank
Dec 22, 2021 - Things to Do

The best Colorado beer and breweries in 2021

Outer Range's brewery in Frisco. Photo courtesy of Outer Range
Outer Range's brewery in Frisco. Photo courtesy of Outer Range

The top Colorado breweries and brews in this year's Axios Best Beer survey epitomized both ends of the spectrum: hop-crazed hazy IPAs and traditional, full-flavored lagers.

What we found: We surveyed 150 beer lovers, brewers and industry pros β€” in addition to crunching Untappd ratings data β€” to find Colorado's best breweries, beers and trends for 2021 and what to watch in 2022.

Food chain: A delicious Denver dining dispatch

Boulder's Basta pop-up with chef Brian Lockwood
A plate from chef Brian Lockwood's pop-up at Boulder's Basta. Photo: Jeff Fierberg

Wrapping up all the year-end happenings in the Colorado restaurant scene, we give you the deliciously good along with the heartburn-inducing headlines you need to know about your favorite dining destinations and more.

Alayna Alvarez
Dec 17, 2021 - News

What to do in Denver this weekend, Dec. 17-19

A latte with "weekend" written in the foam.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Not sure what to do in Denver this weekend?

We've got six ideas:


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