When Pedro Gonzalez discovered, to his great dismay, that he had celiac disease?and could no longer consume gluten in any form?the thing he worried about most was beer. Most beers, and certainly nearly all craft beers, contain gluten in high amounts. Gonzalez decided to take matters into his own hands, setting out on a quest to brew delicious, gluten-free beer, and in the process, New Planet Beer was born.
Gonzalez brews both entirely gluten-free beers and barley-based beers that are crafted to remove nearly all gluten. Since starting the brewery, the beers of his labor have received praises from the likes of The Huffington Post and beloved foodie blog, The Kitchn, who rarely praises gluten-free beers for being as satisfying as the real thing. At the cozy tap room, visitors can try seven different varieties of these beers, which rotate throughout the season to include their IPA, Belgian amber, and raspberry ales, and also enjoy draft root beer and gluten-free pretzels and pizza.
In the 1700s, a hot air balloon was a strange and potentially worrisome sight, especially because pilots often landed in unsuspecting civilians? backyards. To build goodwill with anyone they scared, balloon pilots carried a bottle of champagne on every flight. This tradition of the convivial champagne toast still lives on at Adventure Balloon Sports, where, after each landing, the company?s FAA-certified pilots pour a celebratory glass of bubbly for each passenger.
But before the toast, the adventure begins as flights soar skyward, showcasing Colorado?s rugged terrain and the majestic sprawl of the Rocky Mountains. No two flights are the same?after departing, pilots can only fully control the balloon?s vertical motion, meaning balloons often safely land in neighboring towns, rather than in the local hot air balloon parking lot.
Kerstin of Creme de la Creme Face and Body Care runs her spa solo, but, as a certified aesthetician and massage therapist, she has all of the skills that her clients need. She analyzes each customer?s skin to select the proper skincare products from an arsenal that includes Phytobiodermie, Sanitas, and Image Skin Care, all of which are completely natural. Aside from facials, her specialties include mineral make-up applications, soothing eye treatments, and massages in styles such as deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and Thai.
The chocolatiers behind Concertos in Chocolate hand-dip all their truffles, nut-filled bark, and other confections in European-style chocolate forged from fresh whipping cream, butter, and pure flavorings. Orb-like truffles hide unique fillings flavored with lavender and champagne, and nostalgic confections, including hefty coconut stacks, keep children from sneaking off on time-travel missions to find the treats their parents reminisce about. The confectioners also mold fresh-fruit purees into fruit gigs—gems of black currant and passionfruit that sparkle with dustings of sugar.
Children and teens engage their imaginations during dynamic adventures set in a fantastical time filled with dashing knights questing in the name of good. Groups of four to seven young heroes must overcome challenging puzzles and duel with foam swords as they work together to complete tasks such as saving their village, solving a mystery, or developing the technique of crop rotation. While swinging a Swasher sword, children learn how to compete and act fairly according to the rules of swordplay. The interactive play teaches kids creative problem solving and conflict-resolution skills that incorporate negotiation and compromises to solve complex disputes.