Cyril Vidergar

About Cyril Vidergar

Cyril is a craft beer writer and columnist whose Pondering the Pint column appears in the Longmont Times-Call). He is founder of Boulder's Beer Law Incubator, which provides start-up craft brewery consulting; a home brewer for the past 15 years; and a self-proclaimed Philosopher/Ponderer.
Posts by Cyril Vidergar

Eureka! – Crooked Stave Dinner Excels

The right venue, the right menu, paired with the right craft beers, leads to more than harmony; it can lead one plus one to equal three. Unique contributions by a beer can reveal new facets of familiar foods, and the true artistry of a beer can breathe anew between bites of seasoned morsels. This is […]

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International Beer Tasting Shines in Broomfield

A dozen ice trays adorned black tablecloths, aligned on tables against the windows of a modest downstairs meeting room in Broomfield’s Omni Interlocken Resort on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Each tray brimmed with twenty to thirty beers, mostly in bottles, roughly organized into style groups or according to SRM color, getting darker and fuller in […]

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New Element to Explore

Boiled down, an ideal dinner or cocktail out has three essential elements: location, product, and atmosphere. The new Element Bistro in Gunbarrel has hit fairly high marks on these goals in its first month. The location is unique– amid the trees and birds above the suburban traffic. The cocktail list is extensive and food menu […]

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The Med – Patio dining at its finest

With the return of sunny afternoons and warm spring temperatures, the restaurant patio is an increasingly inviting venue. Among the hidden gems of the Pearl Street merchant district is just such a perfect dining patio. The Mediterranean Restaurant (“the Med” as it’s locally known) offers an intimate tiered approach to patio dining, squeezed amid multi-story […]

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Spicy goat and more on North 28th

North 28th Street at Valmont Road bustles with activity any Friday evening. Car dealer windows aglow offer cyclists a glimpse at another life. Gas stations bathe pedestrians in spheres of daylight cast beneath pure white LEDs. Pale pink hangs in the western sky, silhouetting our iconic local foothills. And goat is on the menu at Curry-N-Kebob, […]

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Sustainable Farm-to-Fork Guide

In June, New York-based GRACE Communications Foundation launched the EAT WELL GUIDE, an online directory of over 25,000 hand-picked restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, food co-ops and other purveyors of local, sustainably produced food. The goal of the Guide is to help conscientious food enthusiasts find new options close to home, or lead the way to […]

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A glimmering ruddy Rye Saison farmhouse ale, from Gunbarrel's Finkel & Garf

Mud Season Beers – Rye Saison and Old Chub

A thin chill lingers in the air, aided by soggy earth and roiling gray skies. But spring is on its way, foretold by longer daylight hours. Our minds now wander beyond rain and wet towards warm, lazy days. This is “mud season” in the Rockies. Beers that capture the spirit of this time “between” are a […]

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