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Tap Party

August 17, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

Written by Kim Hoag, Steers and Beers Brew Fest Craft beer has exploded in Colorado, and we are lucky to be in the center of a craft beer mecca with several great local brewers in our town and in surrounding areas. In Colorado, we seem to take good beer for granted. Come try out a couple of the best local brews at the Tap Party at the new Piccadilly Bar in the Antlers Hotel lobby. We are hosting a pre-Steers and Beers Brew Fest teaser party for FREE next Wednesday, August 23 from 5-7pm. Chat with brewers and sample some …

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Serving Great Beer to Great People

August 3, 2017 @ 9:27 am

By Paul Vieira, Owner/Brewmaster of Peaks N Pines Brewing Co. Who could have imagined that nearly 40 years ago when I concocted my first batch of home brew, that I would one day be a brewmaster and brewery owner. So how did I get to be Brewmaster? After nearly 4 decades of surviving failed fermentations, stuck mashes, demoralizing infections and exploding bottle episodes, I realized that science and process rule the day, but relying on a pound of confidence and a few ounces of luck is a must for any brewer. Likewise our four partners relied on each other in …

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Helping our Community

July 27, 2017 @ 4:42 pm
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Written by Patrice Ravenscroft, Director of Development, REACH Pikes Peak For over 53 years now, REACH Pikes Peak has strived to give stability, self-sufficiency, financial independence and hope for a better future. REACH has three offices in El Paso County: Downtown Colorado Springs; Calhan serving Eastern El Paso County, and Fountain serving Fountain Valley. In 2016 REACH Pikes Peak served 12,220 individuals and families and provided 7,086 services. REACH Pikes Peak is a hand up, not a hand out. For many community members in El Paso County, it’s not always easy to ask for help, but REACH Pikes Peak empowers individuals …

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Being a New Belgium Beer Ranger

July 20, 2017 @ 9:43 am
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By Travis Flett – New Belgium Ranger Being a Ranger for New Belgium is truly a dream job, especially for a beer enthusiast like myself. I am currently the Ranger Specialist for the Southern Front Range of Colorado, and I am in my 15th year with the brewery. I started my beer career 18 years ago with a wholesale distributor in Columbia, Missouri, and I still remember when we got the New Belgium brand… that quirky beer with a bicycle on it that tasted unlike anything I’d ever had. The New Belgium Beer Ranger title encompasses so many things— from selling to …

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Our Team is Growing!

July 13, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

We are excited to have the 365 Grand Club team growing so quickly. Help us welcome our newest team members and get to know them and the role they will play with 365 Grand Club members.       —————   Caralissa Stanley is an accomplished restaurant industry professional, with experience in five star dining and other restaurant environments, as well as hospitality. As our new Brand Ambassador, Caralissa brings our clients a unique insight into the organization and its memberships. She believes in nurturing her business relationships by providing both professional and loyal service to both the organization and …

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From Exchanging Gold to Memories

July 7, 2017 @ 9:42 am

In 1900, construction on a prominent, five-story, concrete building began in downtown Colorado Springs. The Cripple Creak millionaire, Winfield Scott Stratton, envisioned the building to be the largest stock exchange in the nation, inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture with beautiful ornamental detail on the outside of the building and pressed brick walls. The Mining Exchange was the first building in the city to rise above four stories, making it the tallest building in Colorado Springs’ cityscape for several years. Construction was completed and the Exchange opened its doors on January 1, 1902. As mining became a mainstream industry in the …

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A Second Set of Hands

June 30, 2017 @ 10:55 am

Written by Trudy L’Tova, Lifestyle Director of 365 Grand Club Most people associate concierge services with a stay at a hotel or resort. Being a member of the 365 Grand Club affords you those same privileges. The 365 Grand Club Concierge Services are designed to help make your life just a little easier by taking care of some of those things that you would prefer not to do or don’t have time to do. Our dedicated staff offer elite quality service to fulfill your needs. In addition to normal services, we pride ourselves in finding solutions to numerous, seemingly impossible …

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Southern Hospitality

June 22, 2017 @ 10:50 am

Written by Pete Henderson, Assistant Manager at Springs Orleans Southern Hospitality is defined as ‘a phrase to describe the stereotype of residents of the southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes’. Growing up in the South it was a phrase I heard often, though I never really thought much about it. I started my career in the service industry in 1989 while going to college (occasionally) in southeast Alabama as a dishwasher. I found this position very boring very quickly so I made it a point to hustle my way out of the …

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Champagne Cabaret

June 15, 2017 @ 10:17 am

In case you haven’t heard yet… The Open Minded Gold Room and Colorado’s Burlesque Super Troupe, Peaks and Pasties, are teaming up to bring The Gold Room’s Champagne Cabaret to the nightlife scene in downtown Colorado Springs. This will be Colorado Springs’ first and only full time Cabaret. Their goal is to bring a wide variety of weekly entertainment to downtown Colorado Springs. Starting this June, the Champagne Cabaret will be putting on stage burlesque shows, drag shows, acrobatics, music, comedy, and more. This will all kick off in a grand way on Thursday June 22, Friday June 23, and …

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Summer Movie Nights

June 9, 2017 @ 9:25 am

Do you remember the good old days of the drive-in movie? There is something magical about hunkering down with your favorite people, some popcorn and candy, and cuddling up under the setting sun to watch timeless movies. We don’t believe those experiences should be lost. Summertime calls for outdoor activities, late nights, and great movies—and the historic Antlers Hotel in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs can provide just that this summer. Every Friday this summer, the Antlers is setting up a movie screen in the front lawn for a community gathering of fantastic movies. Some are brand new, others …

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