Living in Evergreen

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Brewing companies in Evergreen and the surrounding area

If you enjoy sampling local brews you’ll be pleasantly surprised that Evergreen and the surrounding area have become a bit of a mecca for beer-lovers. Here are a few that are drawing connoisseurs of ales, stouts, porter and even ciders.

 

1. Evergreen Brewery & Tap House (Evergreen)

www.evergreentaphouse.com

Sample of offerings: Centennial State IPA, Elk Meadow IPA, Miner’s Milk Stout, Two Kilts to the Wind, Evergreen Cream Ale, Trump This! ‘Merica Beer, Ullrs Delight Dark Saison

 

2. Revival Brews (Evergreen)

www.revivalbrews.pub

Offers a curated selection of local craft beers

 

3. El Rancho Brewing (Evergreen)

www.elranchobrewing.com

Mostly brews traditional styles of beer: blonde ales, IPAs, stouts, scotch ales, saisons and the occasional lager

 

4. Lariat Lodge Brewing (Evergreen)

www.lariatlodgebrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Lariat Lodge IPA, Squaw Pass Stout, Golden Goliath, Elephant Butte Brown Ale, Angry Elk Amber Ale

 

5. Golden City Brewery (Golden)

www.gcbrewery.com

Sample of offerings: Legendary Red Ale, Mad Molly’s Brown Ale, Evolution India Pale Ale, Lookout Stout, Clear Creek Gold Pale Ale

 

6. Green Mountain Beer Company (Lakewood)

www.greenmountainbeercompany.com

Sample of offerings: Lone Star Schwarzbier, Sinister Saison, Dubbel Date, Crushable Pale Ale, Brussels Black

 

7. Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Golden)

www.barrelsbottles.com

Sample of offerings: Barrels & Bottles Bang Your Head Red IPA, Fromageddon, G-Town Brown Porter, Laces Out Stout, Orange Creamsicle Ale, Obsess Much? Stout

 

8. Cannonball Creek Brewing Company (Golden)

www.cannonballcreekbrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Trump Hands IPA, Solid Gold Belgian Golden, Featherweight Pale, Belligerent Quail Pale Ale, Victorville Red, Project Alpha, Mean Mug Coffee Porter, Battlecat Stout

 

9. Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden)

www.mountaintoadbrewing.com

Sample of offerings: White Ranch Wit, Sweet Potato Brown, 3 Sisters IPA, Coal Creek Black IPA, Pedal On! Pale, Apex Amber

 

10. Holidaily Brewing (Golden) – Gluten-free!

www.holidailybrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Buckwit Belgian, Sassy Blonde, Riley’s Red, Glutopia Saison, Fat Randy’s IPA, Headbanger Brown, Day, Day Out Imperial Stout

 

 

11. New Terrain Brewing Company (Golden)

www.newterrainbrewing.com

Sample of offerings: Belgian Wit, Easy Saison, Winter Pale, Colorado IPA, American Cream, Red IPA, German Sour, American Brown

 

12. Ironworks Brewery & Pub (Lakewood)

www.ironworkspub.com

Sample of offerings: Honey Orange Wheat, Choco-Latte Stout, Green Mtn. Pale Ale, MacFeegle Scotch Ale, Chinook Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Hop Killah IPA

 

13. Coors Brewery (Golden) – Take the tour!

www.millercoors.com

Brewed in Golden: Blue Moon Belgian White, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Killian’s Irish Red, Icehouse, Keystone, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Miller Lite, Steel Reserve

 

Expand your horizons! Consider these classes in 2017

            If you’re looking to try something new this year, we’ve lassoed together a list of local classes worth your consideration. From belly dancing and cooking classes to music lessons or learning a language, Evergreen is full of fun, affordable ways to spark a new interest or add to your knowledge base!

1. Adult Spanish – Mini Session

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Come exercise your brain and body by learning Spanish the fun way! We use the latest language technique such as TPR (total physical response) which uses the entire body to learn words and concepts and TPRS (engaging and relevant story telling). We will explore cultures such as Spain, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries. These are high-engagement, low-stress classes that produce results.

DATE: May 9, 2017 – May 23, 2017

LOCATION: Wulf Recreation Center

5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen

MORE INFO: http://www.active.com/evergreen-co/spanish/classes/adult-spanish-class-mini-session-2017?cmp=23-126

 

2. Memoir Writing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Study Memoir Writing with the master, Carolyn Evans Campbell. Memoir represents a slice of life in which authors reflect upon intimate issues, family stories, specific events or personal relationships. It is a glimpse of the past, vividly recreated through creative writing.

DATE: January 13, 2017—February 3, 2017

LOCATION: Center for the Arts Evergreen

32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenarts.org/education.php?cat=2&mon=1&yr=2017

 

3. Aqua Zumba

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This exhilarating, low-impact class is designed to improve body tone, balance and flexibility. Exercises are choreographed to music.

DATE: Drop-ins welcome

LOCATION: Wulf Recreation Center

5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen

MORE INFO: http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Aquatics.htm

 

4. Evening Yoga Flow

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A relaxing evening yoga class that focuses on breathing combined with structured poses, moves and stretching. You’ll rejuvenate and realign your body to create a sense of harmony, balance and fluidity. This format strengthens your muscles and joints while increasing flexibility and range of movement to protect against injury. This challenging class is attainable for all!

DATE: Mondays/Thursday

LOCATION: Buchanan Park Recreation Center

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/adult_fitness_wellness/Fitness_Classes.htm#Mind

 

5. Tai Chi Chuan

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Tai Chi Chuan is a Taoist internal martial art. It is learned within an ancient system of fluid, rounded, and balanced movements. Practiced daily, Tai Chi will promote spiritual, emotional, and physical equilibrium. Beginners: The whole form will be taught.

DATE: Varies

LOCATION: Buchanan Park Recreation Center

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/eprd/Activity_Search?detailskeyword=Tai+Chi+Chuan+Beginner&IsAdvanced=True&ddlSortBy=Activity+name&DaysOfWeek=0000000&SearchFor=2&SearchLevelID=2&maxAge=100&NumberOfItemsPerPage=50&IsSearch=true

 

6. CPR/AED

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The American Heart Association (AHA), Heartsaver CPR/AED course is designed to teach people the basic skills of CPR and how to operate an AED. Students will receive instruction in the following areas:

·       Scene assessment/safety

·       Activating EMS

·       CPR for adults, children, and infants

·       AED (Automated External Defibrillation), proven lifesaving technology

·       Foreign body airway obstruction

·       Recognition of signs and symptoms of: heart attack, stroke, choking and sudden cardiac arrest

DATE: Varies

LOCATION: 1802 Bergen Pkwy., Evergreen

MORE INFO:

https://evergreenfirerescue.com/safety/cpr-classes/

 

7. Color and Water Media

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Stephen Quiller will serve as the juror in the 44th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition to be held at the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Stephen's paintings have been on covers and the subjects of articles in many leading art magazines. He has served as a juror for most of the regional and international water media exhibitions and conducts a limited number of national and international seminars annually. Nature, color and light are his inspiration.

DATE: July 31, 2017-August 3, 2017

LOCATION: Center for the Arts Evergreen

32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenarts.org/education.php?cat=2&mon=7&yr=2017

  

8. Whirlwind Gourdsket Vessel

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A Gourdsket is created when you combine two ancient materials and techniques into one beautiful, contemporary art form. You begin with an ancient vessel called “Lagenaria,” (a hard-shelled gourd), then add on pine needles and waxed linen using the 9,000-year-old technique of coiling. Learn about the history behind the art form, how to find and prepare natural materials and how to use their natural marking to accentuate design.

DATE: January 6, 2017

LOCATION: Center for the Arts Evergreen

32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenarts.org/education.php?cat=2&mon=1&yr=2017

 

9. Tennis Class

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Class sizes generally range from 4-8 participants per instructor, so players can receive focused attention at every class. All participants should bring a racquet and water to every practice and one can of new tennis balls to the first practice. 

DATE: Varies

LOCATION: Wulf Recreation Center Tennis Courts

5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Sports/Tennis.htm

  

10. Intro to Outdoor Climbing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Experience outdoor rock climbing on ropes at some of the best areas the Front Range has to offer. During this camp you will learn the techniques needed to climb outdoors as well as how to be a safe and responsible member of the outdoor community. Weather permitting. 

DATE: varies

LOCATION: varies

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Climbing.htm

  

11. Basic Beginner Belly Dance

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Come join us for this fun way to exercise! You will learn posture, isolation movements and range of motion for each part of the body. This class will give you a basic belly dance vocabulary to build upon. All ages, sizes and shapes are welcome! 

DATE: varies

LOCATION: Buchanan Park Rec Center

32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Dance.htm

 

12. Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), or “Hoe he’e nalu,” is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. It gives participants a strong core workout, can be mastered in less than an hour, and is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors in Evergreen against the serene mountain backdrop.

EPRD offers hourly SUP rentals and private/semi-private lessons at Evergreen Lake and SUP Yoga and fitness classes at Buchanan Ponds.

DATE: Any

LOCATION: Evergreen Lake and Buchanan Ponds

MORE INFO:

http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/Adult_Activities/Outdoor_Recreation/Stand_Up_Paddleboarding__SUP_.htm

  

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.

 

Things to know before moving to Evergreen

Moving to Evergreen? Consider these 10 tips: 

1. You will need a four-wheel/all-wheel drive. Although Evergreen’s roads are meticulously maintained, other roads aren’t. If you plan to go skiing during snowy weather or work in Denver and need to drive on side streets on snow days, it’s worth it to invest in a 4WD or AWD vehicle.

2. Everyone has dogs. If you love dogs and being able to take your dog(s) with you on a lot of adventures, Evergreen is a great town for you!

3. Wildlife is town is a regular thing. Fox, deer and elk are especially common in downtown. Although bears and mountain lions do live in the area, the sightings are less common. Still, plan to keep your trash stored away with a tight lid to keep the bears and raccoons from enjoying a buffet ransacking.

4. “Altitude sickness” is a real thing. Sometimes referred to as “acute mountain sickness,” altitude sickness is sometimes found in people making a sudden altitude adjustment, such as those living at sea level flying to Colorado for a ski vacation. Common symptoms include headache, nausea and shortness of breath, with other symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, insomnia and increased heart rate being reported by some people. Five of the most common controllable factors are: consuming alcohol, ascending at a rapid rate, smoking, overexertion and dehydration. If you do nothing else, drink a lot more water than usual when you first move to Evergreen.

5. The speed limit on the interstate is 75 mph. Enjoy it, but be especially cautious of mountain curves, wildlife, cyclists and icy roads.

6. The weather changes a lot. The joke in Evergreen is that if you don’t like the weather, wait a day. It could be 60 degrees in February or snowing on Columbus Day. Learn to live in layers and keep winter gear in your car just in case.

7. Colorado is very dry. Here’s another reason to drink lots of water! Stock up on lip balm and lotion and pick up a humidifier. The altitude and low humidity also mean very few mosquitos!

8. You will need sunscreen. Plan to wear sunblock year round and whenever possible, opt for a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing. Don’t forget that snow reflects UV rays, so your face and lips will need extra protection if you plan to hit the slopes!

9. Evergreen is an unincorporated area. Part of what this means is that you’ll get your gas, electric, water/sewer and municipal services from a variety of sources around the region. While the Evergreen Metro District and other community districts provide water/sewer, private wells and septic tanks are most common outside districts.

10. Many homes don’t have A/C. Evergreen is typically 10 degrees cooler than Denver in the summer, so don’t be shocked when you’re house-hunting and don’t see central air in every listing. Even those with A/C often opt to just open their windows and enjoy the light breeze.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Evergreen, we hope you’ll allow RE/MAX Alliance of Evergreen to be your Realtor! We know the area better than anyone and work closely with Home Mortgage Alliance to get you the best mortgage rates. Call us today 303-674-9770 or visit us online at http://evergreen.homesincolorado.com/.