Characters of the Craft
The next seven years of Johnston’s life were consumed by the tattoo industry. He gained priceless knowledge, inspiration and capital. That experience would serve him well after he met Nick Smith ...
Chris Haver, who grew up in North Carolina and regularly took ski trips to Colorado with his family, must have enjoyed those stays as a youngster. Yet, running a bed and breakfast in a small Colorado town wasn’t even a distant dream at that time.
Are you looking for a locally sourced slab of beef, pork, poultry, lamb or bison? Look no further because Justin Herd, owner of The Local Butcher Shop, is your go-to man.
With a background in hospitality and as a chef at a local hospital, “you taste things differently than if you were a bartender,” he says. “I thought it would be fun to create a brand that brings balanced culinary flavors to a spirit in a fun way.”
Once she and her husband Obe realized they wanted to start a business, she unleashed her creativity as the culinary director of The Preservery, a seasonal bakery, eatery and marketplace that opened in RiNo this spring.
At 21 years old, Nichols started as a volunteer at FRBC, and was offered the Head Brewer position seven months later. Nichols describes it as “a dream come true” to be perhaps the youngest head brewer
One of the state’s newest breweries wants to make sure that the community – inside and outside of Maxline Brewing – is as healthy as can be.
Anthony Martuscello had long planned to open a brewery along Denver’s iconic West Colfax Avenue, and he knew finding a prime location would not be easy.
It all fell into place for brewer Scott Cline after he moved to Gunnison in July of 2014. He went to work at a bike shop and overheard a customer discussing potential brewery locations with the owner of the shop. Then, the Gunnison Brewery shut its doors, leaving the college town without craft options.
After moving to Salida in the 1980s because of the incredible skiing, biking, kayaking, fishing and hiking, P.T. Wood has stayed put. Now, along with his brother, Lee, he distills whiskey, gin and liqueur at Wood’s High Mountain Distillery.