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    From a self-taught, Boulder-based 3D animator who can light up a room even with his terrible personality (jk, he's OK), Afterglow Studio repurposes antiques sourced from Ft Collins junkyards, local thrifts, and eBay. Like the soft touch of that sex robot from Weird Science, his lighting fixtures are both industrial and playful, with highlights like:

    Glassket: He'll recreate the beauty pictured here by stuffing a shipping crate, bucket, or footlocker with bottles that he'll illuminate from underneath via a special blue light, so expect Walmart bargain hunters to start poking around your living room.

    Bender: Though buying a robot that drinks a ton of beer and makes hilarious quips is still out of reach, this thing is almost as impressive, and is made from a former electric rectifier with five dimmers controlling 45+ bulbs.

    Centrifuse: This particularly steampunky piece is made from a milkfat measuring device whose hand-crank now controls the dimmer, meaning the only thing going sour will be your conversation with the guy who made this thing (jk, he's whatever).
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      From a self-taught, Boulder-based 3D animator who can light up a room even with his terrible personality (jk, he's OK), Afterglow Studio repurposes antiques sourced from Ft Collins junkyards, local thrifts, and eBay. Like the soft touch of that sex robot from Weird Science, his lighting fixtures are both industrial and playful, with highlights like:

      Glassket: He'll recreate the beauty pictured here by stuffing a shipping crate, bucket, or footlocker with bottles that he'll illuminate from underneath via a special blue light, so expect Walmart bargain hunters to start poking around your living room.

      Bender: Though buying a robot that drinks a ton of beer and makes hilarious quips is still out of reach, this thing is almost as impressive, and is made from a former electric rectifier with five dimmers controlling 45+ bulbs.

      Centrifuse: This particularly steampunky piece is made from a milkfat measuring device whose hand-crank now controls the dimmer, meaning the only thing going sour will be your conversation with the guy who made this thing (jk, he's whatever).
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  • 02
    For a brewmaster likely to make comments about Uranus before you've both knocked a couple back, head to River North Brewery, which's run by a former Lockheed Martin engineer who worked on a "space capsule intended to replace the Space Shuttle" before apparently deciding that stuff wasn't challengering enough and focusing on beer. The spankin' new, 35-seat RiNo taproom's got a warehouse-y feel, which is good, because you'll be loading your palate with their four Belgian-style brews (and "American styles with a Belgian twist"): Black IPA: Spiced up with roasted malts, this 6.5% ABV beauty features "coffee notes along with the good bitterness everyone loves in an IPA", and is called Hello Darkness, presumably because after drinking a couple you'll start acting like everyone is your old friend. White Ale: A 5.2% witbier they're calling the River North White Ale because they used up all their creativity naming Hello Darkness, this wheat-based, Belgian-style sucker has a "crispy, citrusy, and very refreshing" taste. Saison: This dry farmhouse is stronger than the White Ale, will retain "the spicy notes you find in Belgian styles", and is named J. Marie after the brewer's wife, meaning after Lockheed, the dude's even more married to his work. Belgian Pale Ale: Amber-hued with "a good balance of hoppy bitterness and sweetness", this one promises a Belgian character that's "muted in the background", actually something many people wish they could do when engineers start talking about what they do.
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      For a brewmaster likely to make comments about Uranus before you've both knocked a couple back, head to River North Brewery, which's run by a former Lockheed Martin engineer who worked on a "space capsule intended to replace the Space Shuttle" before apparently deciding that stuff wasn't challengering enough and focusing on beer. The spankin' new, 35-seat RiNo taproom's got a warehouse-y feel, which is good, because you'll be loading your palate with their four Belgian-style brews (and "American styles with a Belgian twist"): Black IPA: Spiced up with roasted malts, this 6.5% ABV beauty features "coffee notes along with the good bitterness everyone loves in an IPA", and is called Hello Darkness, presumably because after drinking a couple you'll start acting like everyone is your old friend. White Ale: A 5.2% witbier they're calling the River North White Ale because they used up all their creativity naming Hello Darkness, this wheat-based, Belgian-style sucker has a "crispy, citrusy, and very refreshing" taste. Saison: This dry farmhouse is stronger than the White Ale, will retain "the spicy notes you find in Belgian styles", and is named J. Marie after the brewer's wife, meaning after Lockheed, the dude's even more married to his work. Belgian Pale Ale: Amber-hued with "a good balance of hoppy bitterness and sweetness", this one promises a Belgian character that's "muted in the background", actually something many people wish they could do when engineers start talking about what they do.
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  • 03
    Ordering a local beer's a lot easier than ordering a local liquor, what with Denver's abundance of craft taps, many of which obscure you from the bartender so that he can't see you mouthing "Bananarita". Giving you a few more local liquor options: Mile High Spirits.

    Distilling four completely different hooches, Five Points' brand-new Mile High's opening a fittingly beer-less lounge in which their very own booze'll be enjoyed amidst leather couches, a pool table, shed antler lamps, and no “loud music”, as apparently alcohol by high volume is as dangerous as high alcohol by volume. If you're in the mood for a spirit you can't see through, the bar's stocked with sugarcane-based Pegleg Rum (“small notes of coconut/ banana”) and Fireside Whiskey: a “smooth” bourbon aged for 4.5yrs in an oak barrel and cold-filtered "in order to refine it”, despite its tendency to do the exact opposite to you. On the lighter side, there're 16 flavors of Elevate Vodka (like bacon! And... 15 other fruity ones!), which's distilled from a glass still (as opposed to copper/ stainless steel) to retain purity, as well as their Denver Dry Gin with a “little more nose to it”, so mind it doesn't touch yours when sipping, as that could get mad awkward.

    And while they won't be doing their own food, they will be hosting a fleet of food trucks parked out front, aka where you'll need to position yourself at the bar if you want your guavatini order getting heard.
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      Ordering a local beer's a lot easier than ordering a local liquor, what with Denver's abundance of craft taps, many of which obscure you from the bartender so that he can't see you mouthing "Bananarita". Giving you a few more local liquor options: Mile High Spirits.

      Distilling four completely different hooches, Five Points' brand-new Mile High's opening a fittingly beer-less lounge in which their very own booze'll be enjoyed amidst leather couches, a pool table, shed antler lamps, and no “loud music”, as apparently alcohol by high volume is as dangerous as high alcohol by volume. If you're in the mood for a spirit you can't see through, the bar's stocked with sugarcane-based Pegleg Rum (“small notes of coconut/ banana”) and Fireside Whiskey: a “smooth” bourbon aged for 4.5yrs in an oak barrel and cold-filtered "in order to refine it”, despite its tendency to do the exact opposite to you. On the lighter side, there're 16 flavors of Elevate Vodka (like bacon! And... 15 other fruity ones!), which's distilled from a glass still (as opposed to copper/ stainless steel) to retain purity, as well as their Denver Dry Gin with a “little more nose to it”, so mind it doesn't touch yours when sipping, as that could get mad awkward.

      And while they won't be doing their own food, they will be hosting a fleet of food trucks parked out front, aka where you'll need to position yourself at the bar if you want your guavatini order getting heard.
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  • 04
    Getting fresh, hard-to-find craft beer shipped to your door sounds like a crazy dream, but it can't be, as you can't have crazy dreams without beer, and yours is likely either out, or old and gross. And while you try to work through that circular logic, order some fresh craft beer now, from Beerjobber

    Just out of beta today, Jobber yearns to ship you hard-to-find crafts from 20+ out-of-state breweries, all but ensuring freshness by contracting many of the beermakers to package the cans/ bottles for them directly on-site before they arrive at your place “usually within 10 days”. So get on that ish right now, unless you're Naomi Watts from The Ring, in which case maybe don't bother

    They can't ship you stuff from CO brewhouses (and Abbey Brewing) due to the legality of various... who cares, but everything else on the site is fair game, and they'll even help you suss out what to drink (you probably haven't heard of much of it) by suggesting brews after you fill out a quick profile, so like Facebook, make sure yours doesn't contain pictures of you chugging crap beer

    Suds you could previously never get in Mile High include cans of Bomb Lager (otherwise only available in NY) decorated with street art; a coffee/ chocolatey Oatmeal Stout from the award-winning American Brewing Co that's snagged 10 gold medals at various beer fests; and Seattle's Hilliard's, a tiny operation with a brewing capacity of only 15 barrels, meaning Jobber's likely providing them their first opportunity to get you gross.
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      Getting fresh, hard-to-find craft beer shipped to your door sounds like a crazy dream, but it can't be, as you can't have crazy dreams without beer, and yours is likely either out, or old and gross. And while you try to work through that circular logic, order some fresh craft beer now, from Beerjobber

      Just out of beta today, Jobber yearns to ship you hard-to-find crafts from 20+ out-of-state breweries, all but ensuring freshness by contracting many of the beermakers to package the cans/ bottles for them directly on-site before they arrive at your place “usually within 10 days”. So get on that ish right now, unless you're Naomi Watts from The Ring, in which case maybe don't bother

      They can't ship you stuff from CO brewhouses (and Abbey Brewing) due to the legality of various... who cares, but everything else on the site is fair game, and they'll even help you suss out what to drink (you probably haven't heard of much of it) by suggesting brews after you fill out a quick profile, so like Facebook, make sure yours doesn't contain pictures of you chugging crap beer

      Suds you could previously never get in Mile High include cans of Bomb Lager (otherwise only available in NY) decorated with street art; a coffee/ chocolatey Oatmeal Stout from the award-winning American Brewing Co that's snagged 10 gold medals at various beer fests; and Seattle's Hilliard's, a tiny operation with a brewing capacity of only 15 barrels, meaning Jobber's likely providing them their first opportunity to get you gross.
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  • 05
    Not just what Rocky would shout in a fromagerie, Yo'Cheese is a brand-new SouthGlenn walk-up window slinging a focused grilled cheese menu of grilled cheeses. For entertainment, they'll have a TV playing "cheesy” movies like classic '80s flicks and slightly later non-classics like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, probably because they love The Shredder. Here's the dairy-filled goodness

    Jackson: The standard bearer crams four slices (Wisconsin white & sharp cheddar, American) between two thick cuts of white bread for a sandwich they describe as “ooey gooey”, two names Ms. Deschanel's parents ultimately decided against. Preston: Basically the Jackson, but with smokehouse bacon, because Nicorette bacon just doesn't do the job. Stella: This vegetarian option tops all the cheese you can handle with diced ruby red tomatoes. You must place your order via the desperate scream of a broken man, or you won't be served. Grace: It's the Stella & Jackson combined, offering up diced tomatoes and bacon all on one sammie. Specialty Sandwiches: Like a middle school volleyball team whose coach is as tech-savvy as he is insensitive, their ever-changing roster will be announced daily on Facebook and Twitter, and might include a green apple/ cheddar, a spicy pepper jack/ bacon, a jalapeno/ cream cheese/ cheddar, or a mozz/ basil/ tomato

    Fixins' include pickles, ketchup, and ranch dressing, and there's also homemade tomato basil soup, just in case, like Rocky in an old barn, you want to dip.
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      Not just what Rocky would shout in a fromagerie, Yo'Cheese is a brand-new SouthGlenn walk-up window slinging a focused grilled cheese menu of grilled cheeses. For entertainment, they'll have a TV playing "cheesy” movies like classic '80s flicks and slightly later non-classics like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, probably because they love The Shredder. Here's the dairy-filled goodness

      Jackson: The standard bearer crams four slices (Wisconsin white & sharp cheddar, American) between two thick cuts of white bread for a sandwich they describe as “ooey gooey”, two names Ms. Deschanel's parents ultimately decided against. Preston: Basically the Jackson, but with smokehouse bacon, because Nicorette bacon just doesn't do the job. Stella: This vegetarian option tops all the cheese you can handle with diced ruby red tomatoes. You must place your order via the desperate scream of a broken man, or you won't be served. Grace: It's the Stella & Jackson combined, offering up diced tomatoes and bacon all on one sammie. Specialty Sandwiches: Like a middle school volleyball team whose coach is as tech-savvy as he is insensitive, their ever-changing roster will be announced daily on Facebook and Twitter, and might include a green apple/ cheddar, a spicy pepper jack/ bacon, a jalapeno/ cream cheese/ cheddar, or a mozz/ basil/ tomato

      Fixins' include pickles, ketchup, and ranch dressing, and there's also homemade tomato basil soup, just in case, like Rocky in an old barn, you want to dip.
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