1) 4 Noses Brewing Expands to Park Hill
Beloved for their innovative flavors and award-winning craft brews, 4 Noses Brewing Company celebrated the grand opening of its Park Hill location in October. The new brewery and taproom, located at 4040 Dahlia Street, accommodates 4 Noses Brewing Company’s increased production demand and enables the expansion of 4 Noses’ original taproom in Broomfield. Founded in 2015, 4 Noses Brewing Company gained national attention with its ’Bout Damn Time IPA, the company’s most commercially successful beer, and Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale, a gold-medal winner at both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. With 32 taps, the Park Hill brewery and taproom will serve rotating offerings from their brand as well as from their Wild Provisions Beer Project in Boulder. “We are thrilled for 4 Noses Brewing Company to join the Park Hill community with our brand new taproom and brewery,” said Tommy Bibliowicz, CEO of 4NB Holdings, the parent company for 4 Noses. “This new chapter will allow us to expand our production, push innovation, and continue improving quality.”
2) FlyteCo Brewing Offers Tours of Former Air Traffic Control Tower
After being closed for nearly 30 years, the former air traffic control tower for the Stapleton Airport will be open to the public beginning Nov. 15. FlyteCo Brewing, which has a restaurant and entertainment center in the adjoining building, will conduct tours every Wednesday at 2pm and 4pm. Visitors must be at least 16 years of age and be able to climb up and down 11 stories. The reward is unparalleled views of the surrounding area and a shot of beer when guests successfully make it back down. Tickets are $10 per person plus taxes and fees and must be reserved in advance online at https://flytecotower.com/tower-tours.
3) Camp Christmas Returns to Stanley Marketplace
Camp Christmas, one of the holiday season’s quirkiest and “campiest” traditions, is returning to its original location at Stanley Marketplace after being shut down in 2020 due to the pandemic. Featuring the best of the holidays wrapped into an all-out sparkly experience, Camp Christmas immerses visitors in a 15,000-square-foot, 360-degree kaleidoscope of yuletide cheer, nostalgic scenes, and playful winterscapes. Handcrafted by Camp director Lonnie Hanzon and his Denver-based artistic team, the spectacle runs from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24. “We’re eagerly looking forward to the return of Camp Christmas, a magical holiday experience that truly embodies the spirit of the season,” says Ally Fredeen, general manager of Stanley Marketplace. “With plenty of holiday programming to accompany the spirited experience, we’re excited to welcome back families to one of our favorite holiday traditions, where they can come together to celebrate, share laughter, and create cherished moments that will last a lifetime.” Tickets start at $12, with VIP experiences up to $74; children under age 2 are free. Camp bonuses such as VIP guided camp director tours, VIP drag queen tours, and visits with Santa can be added to any Camp Christmas ticket. Visit stanleymarketplace.com/events/camp-christmas/ to reserve a timed-entry or flexible ticket.
4) New Mural on Sand Creek Trail in Central Park
A new mural depicting the natural world that surrounds Denver has been completed along the Sand Creek Trail in Central Park. It is the third mural sponsored by the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership with five more planned in the coming years. Artist Brian Ray Simmonds says he hopes his mural will inspire people to “explore, steward, and connect with nature in Colorado.”
The painting of the mural was kicked off at a September mural festival underwritten by Little Man Ice Cream that included food, music, and the chance for nearly 300 participants to help paint the base of the mural. The murals cost approximately $30,000 each to install, with most of the funding coming from individual donors.
For more information about the Sand Creek mural project, visit sandcreekgreenway.org/artwalk.
5) Cheluna Brewing Wins Gold Medal
The Great American Beer Festival awarded Cheluna Brewing the 2023 gold medal for best collaboration. Located in Stanley Marketplace, Cheluna was the first Latin-owned Mexican brewery in Colorado and is known for its unique recipes and high-quality flavors. Cheluna collaborated with Prost Brewing Company to produce Luna Nueva and win the 2023 gold medal. Cheluna’s Orizaba Cold IPA also won a silver medal in the India Pale Lager or Cold India Pale Ale category.