As a brewer details the inspiration behind his summery wheat brew, a group of fans lift sudsy mugs to their lips. The summer day has finally begun to cool, and rock music from a nearby stage adds a festive mood to the serious business of beer tasting. Now in its third decade, the Colorado Brewers' Festival hosts thousands of visitors, drawn like moths to a burning s'more, at the Civic Center Park Area every year. Over time, the festival has found ever more Colorado breweries to celebrate, including a large number from Fort Collins alone.
Nestled inside of a charming, renovated home in the heart of Fort Collins, the Rainbow Restaurant has served up fresh, creative vegetarian- and vegan-friendly fare for more than 30 years. Dynamize dormant taste buds with Rainbow Restaurant's expansive breakfast menu, which holsters a vast selection of omelettes, breakfast burritos, and pancakes. Early-morning biters can perch serrated ivories on the banana rum french toast, topped with grilled bananas, butter-rum sauce, whipped cream, and walnuts ($8.25). Or graze on vegan-friendly a.m. comestibles such as the tempeh sauté, made with fresh spinach, mushrooms, and black beans and sprinkled with onions and tomatoes ($7.95). Unlike the debut albums of celebrity parrots, the focaccia pesto pizza's disc engages crowds with a melodious mixture of grilled bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and feta and jack cheese ($8.50). For die-hard or dabbling meat eaters, Rainbow Restaurant offers a plethora of carnivorous dishes such as the chicken burrito platter ($7.95) and the chicken ziti ($8.95).
Biscuit's Dog Pawlour transports the human comforts of a salon to the canine world. Within private rooms, self-service wash stations let owners use shampoo and brushes to help their pups look like the day they first hatched. Professional groomers can also tag in for more in-depth services. Biscuit's Dog Pawlour's crew also delights furry family members with toys, organic treats, and food.
With expertise in audio, photo, and video, Click Media Services' staff helps their customers create new memories and usher old media into the digital age. They can transfer analog formats such as audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and '70s-era cave drawings onto disks and hard drives. Manning HD cameras, video-production crews preserve fleeting moments at events such as weddings and championship football games. They keep precious moments safe with round-the-clock surveillance and can ship items with GPS-enabled boxes. The media experts also work with businesses to design websites and logos.
The close-knit team at Spa 4 Paws promise to treat each canine client as if it were their own pet. To that end, they dry dogs by hand after baths and carefully groom them in spa services that include extensive brushing and "paw-di-cures." During massage sessions, dogs can find relief from stiff muscles and the anxiety caused by their own constant barking. The spa's mobile grooming unit brings its dog-soothing expertise to clients' driveways. Customers can also give back by donating pet food to the spa's pet pantry, which then distributes it to the pets of families in need.