Gabby Hayes

About Gabby Hayes

Gabby is a trainer, writer, photographer, and traveler, and has traveled around the world - sometimes for work, sometimes for play, always with an eye for adventure, scenery, and stories to tell. He considers himself a beer connoisseur, and has lived in four of the best beer towns (Munich, Dublin, Portland, and now the Denver metro area) in the world. He and his wife often go beer-treking, looking for the best beers around. He has lived in several states and countries, but plans on retiring and dying (hopefully in that order) in Colorado.
Posts by Gabby Hayes

An Evening of Beer and Chocolate

This year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) has ended. The event is always a good place to learn about beer, taste great beers from around the world, and meet brewers and beer lovers. GABF, however, is more than one large party at the Colorado Convention Center. Many pre-GABF events occur in and around Denver. One […]

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Who Thought Shopping Could Be So Fun

When was the last time you took a leisurely stroll through your local grocery store, enjoying a nice cold beer while perusing the aisles? If you live in Colorado, the answer is never. Until now. On April 6th, Lucky’s Market held a celebration in their South Boulder store, at 695 South Broadway. The celebration kicked […]

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Oil to Love For

“When you open the bottle, close your eyes, and then smell the oil.” These were my instructions from Oscar Sanchez, when we met. “You will smell more than oil. You will smell life . . . happiness . . . love.” I did what Oscar asked. I was preparing a Valentine’s Day dinner for my […]

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Growing Gardens Growing Food for Good

What happens when good people with good ideas and good intentions get together? Good deeds happen. Boulder County is lucky to have its share of good people. A great example of good people helping others in the county is a partnership between two groups. Those two groups are Growing Gardens and the Ed & Ruth […]

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Second Time’s a Charm: Lafayette’s Front Range Brewing improves beers, food menu

Here are two rules to running a great microbrewery: 1) Make it great to begin with, and 2) make it better. Front Range Brewing Company in Lafayette has followed these rules to a Tee. Front Range Brewing Company (FRBC) first opened its doors two years ago, in the Coal Creak Village Shopping Center, on S. […]

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Liquid Libations in Lafayette

As I travel to breweries in the Boulder area, I come across three primary taproom styles. The first is industrial – breweries that are located in out-of-the-way industrial parks, with ample brewing rooms and usually small tasting rooms. The second style is residential/commercial properties; often houses or small stand-alone buildings with larger taprooms and more […]

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When in Niwot, Why Not Try Bootstrap Brewery

The first time I visited the Bootstrap Brewery in Niwot, I was on my bicycle, riding into town from Broomfield to attend a Rock & Rails concert. Somehow, I took a few wrong turns, ran into a couple of dead-end roads, and found myself somewhat lost. Forty miles later, I located the brewery where I […]

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