The Old Prospector sculpture in Denver, Colorado, has quite a back story. Not only was it modeled after John Straughn, a larger-than-life character, it was sculpted by a German metalworker. It used to stand atop the now-gone Colorado Gold Mining Exchange building - itself a historical treasure.
A visit to Avery Brewing Company has its address in Boulder, Colorado. But really it's in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder County. Each local brewery here has its own gig, and Avery's is lots of diverse beer types, plus a surprisingly creative and delicious kitchen! Check out the photos of their wonderful, two-story taproom.