From Our Editors
Payless Wine & Liquor's knowledgeable staff leads customers through a cache of fine wines, craft beers, and top-shelf spirits. Twenty-two coolers brim with domestic, craft, and imported brews, including a selection of homegrown drafts such as Billy’s Chilies's beer ($9.99 for a 6-pack) and Left Hand Brewing's milk stout ($9.99 for a six-pack), each touting more Coloradan flair than a mountain snowboarding down another mountain. A bottle of La Crema's chardonnay ($19.99) or Rodney Strong's Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon ($20.99) breach the surface of the shop’s wine selection, with grape nectars cultivated, crushed, and bottled in both California and Colorado. A 750-millileter jug of Buffalo Trace Kentucky bourbon ($22.49) rouses the most reticent librarians to cheer and celebrate and 750 milliliters of Cupcake vodka ($17.99) calms them back down with its smooth-and-sweet finish.