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About Tasha Brandstatter

Tasha Brandstatter is a freelance arts and culture writer with a master's degree in art history, three scotties, and more books than she knows what to do with. You can find her work in History Colorado, Book Riot, Western Passages, ArtiSpectrum, and Cocktail Paparazzi, among other publications.
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Japanese beer expert by night, Pueblo Community College Dean by day
1 year ago

Japanese beer expert by night, Pueblo Community College Dean by day

When you think of drinking in Japan, you probably don’t think of beer. But beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the country, accounting for nearly two-thirds of alcohol …
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Guide: Off the Vine in Southern Colorado
1 year ago

Guide: Off the Vine in Southern Colorado

It might be said that Pueblo’s always been a drinking town. Previously it was known for having more bars per capita than any other city in the U.S., although currently …
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Eloquent objects
2 years ago

Eloquent objects

Between June 27 and Sept. 13, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is hosting “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico.” The FAC is one of only …
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The canvas of Joan Miró
2 years ago

The canvas of Joan Miró

The work of a master artist at the end of his life often anticipates the innovations of the next generation, even inspires it with more radical ideas than those generated …
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Unboxing Subscription Boxes
2 years ago

Unboxing Subscription Boxes

Welcome to the future of retail.

If you’re on Facebook or Instagram a lot, you’re probably already familiar with subscription box services, even if you haven’t participated in the phenomenon. …
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Irish whiskey: A brief history
2 years ago

Irish whiskey: A brief history

Lix on the TV show The Hour once posited that, “Whiskey is god’s way of telling us he loves us and wants us to be happy.” But practically speaking, God …
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Thrift Shop Drinking
2 years ago

Thrift Shop Drinking

Have you ever been wandering around a thrift store or a garage sale and spotted a completely random glass that you kind of wanted, but at the same time …
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This was once a palace of minerals
2 years ago

This was once a palace of minerals

In 1889, the future seemed bright for Pueblo, Colorado. With three smelters and one steel mill, the mining industry had brought wealth to the rough and rapidly growing city, which …
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Take Home Brew Fest
2 years ago

Take Home Brew Fest

In November, Big Bear Wine and Liquor hosted the first (possibly to become annual) Brew Fest in the Pueblo Convention Center. The Brew Fest featured over 100 breweries, many of …
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Featured Brewer: San Luis Valley Brewing Company
2 years ago

Featured Brewer: San Luis Valley Brewing Company

About thirty minutes west of the Great Sand Dunes National Park, in the railroad town of Alamosa, Colorado, lies the San Luis Valley Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery that’s a must-visit …
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