Let the games begin…..Brewer’s Olympics draw a big crowd to Vine Street Pub’s block party

Mountain Sun Breweries and the Vine Street Pub hosted the second annual Brewer’s Olympics on a blocked-off and very packed Vine Street last weekend in Denver. Contestants from many of Denver’s best craft breweries came out to face-off and compete in a pentathlon of events only someone who enjoys a lot of craft beer could conceive. The events were very hotly contested and the swelling crowed cheered for, well, everything. In the end everyone was a winner and the prize was a rocking concert by Scott Law & Friends, featuring Keith Moseley of String Cheese Incident, Liza Oxnard of Zuba, Tyler Grant, Chris Misner and Eric Moon. All proceeds from the event went to benefit New Era Colorado. What a day in Denver.

Vine Street Pub…..”Sun” fun in Denver

On 17th & Vine there is the unbelievable third addition of the Mountain Sun trilogy of neighborhood watering holes. Vine Street Pub & Brewery offers Denverites the opportunity to experience all of the craft beer and great food that the people of Boulder have come to know and love.

“Opened in 2008, Vine Street is the third pub and brewery in the Mountain Sun family and a cornerstone of the vibrant Uptown Neighborhood of Denver. ¬†Featuring free live music and comedy, board games and corn hole, finely crafted Mountain Sun brews, and fresh, creative pub fare, Vine Street is quickly becoming the neighborhood’s choice as a community gathering spot.”-Paul Nashak, Mountain Sun Breweries.

Vine Street includes not only fabulous outside seating but also frequently has great live music. Vine Street also features a sparkling new brewery where the master brewers create their award winning beers.

Stop by, meet friends, eat and drink and go home with a growler of your favorite brew.

Ice Cream & Hula Hooping…..what could be better on a July afternoon?

Little Man Ice Cream, Hoopa, The Stasko Agency and about a hundred eager competitors created quite an event in Denver’s Lower Highlands on a hot July afternoon. “Hoop for a Scoop”, the third annual hula hoop competition, pitted young and old with wiggly hips and colorful hoops in a contest for the ages. Proceeds from the event benefitted The GrowHaus, a non-profit urban farm, marketplace and education center.

Competitors showed their best moves and fanciest costumes to impress judges and win not only life-time fame but also fantastic prizes, which included tickets to Phish, a year’s worth of Little Man ice cream and passes to Waterworld. The day was hot but the competition was hotter. The only relief came from the breeze generated form the hundreds of spinning hoops.

Holy Hooping…..this stuff is fun

Hoopa is at it again, holding classes around Denver, and turning people on to a great workout. The classes are ideal for everyone who wants to increase strength, endurance and mobility. Whether a long-time hooper, pregnant, boy or girl then hooping is a fun way to get in shape.¬†Michele leads a wonderful progression that will have everyone involved sweating and smiling by class’ end.

Schedules and upcoming news may be seen on the Hoopa Facebook Page and at www.hoopahoopa.com, which is coming soon.

Jockeys, Juleps & Jazz…..MyLifeLine.org throws a Derby Bash at Four Seasons, Denver

Once again, I have had the opportunity to put my photo skills to use to back an unbelievable cause and have a good time doing it. MyLifeLine.org hosted a Derby Bash in Denver that would rival even the party at Churchill Downs. The event was an opportunity to dress to the nines, down some delicious Juleps and to support an organization that is more than worthy. MyLifeLine.org creates free websites for people suffering from cancer and has a very straightforward directive.

“Our mission is to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.” -MyLifeLine.org

The event was held at the fabulous Four Seasons, Denver and went off without a hitch due to the efforts of an amazing volunteer planning committee directed by Sheri Muilenburg of The Avia Group and her co-chair Diedre Wooden.

Please visit the MyLifeLine.org website to learn more about what Founder, Marcia Donzinger and her dedicated crew are doing to help make a trying time more bearable for everyone effected.