The Westword 2014 Food and Drink Bucket List: #25-16
What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and this week we'll be rolling out their answers across our blogs, with can't miss events/activities in music, the great outdoors, the arts and, of course, food.
Check back on January 16 for the full list -- and in the meantime, post your own suggestions for our next fifteen food and drink bucket list items in the comments section below.
See also: The Westword 2014 Arts and Culture Bucket List: #25-16
25. Have a spot of tea at the Brown Palace -- or a cigar at Churchill Bar.
The lobby of the venerable Brown Palace is one of the most stunning spaces in town -- and the perfect setting for a spot of tea...or maybe a cocktail or two. After that civilized ceremony, retire to Churchill Bar next door for a cigar.
24. Sip free samples on the Golden Brewery tour.
Adolph Coors built his first brewery in Golden in 1873. The company has gone through many changes since then -- it's now known as Miller Coors -- but the tour at the world's largest single-site brewery remains a Colorado tradition. The self-paced, thirty-minute tour takes you through the malting, brewing and packaging processes, on through the "fresh beer room," where visitors can sip a cold sample, and on to the tasting room for more free samples -- and the time to buy fresh-off-the-line beer.
23. Eat a turkey leg at Taste of Colorado.
The Taste of Colorado got its start as the Festival of Mountain and Plain, introduced in 1893 as an economic booster after the Silver Crash. Revived three decades ago as the Taste of Colorado, the festival has become an end-of-summer rite. And although there's a fine-dining area, roasted corn and giant turkey legs remain the crowd favorites.