Sweet can mean two things: tastes great or stellar experience. There is a lot of sweetness in the U.S. Mountain West and western Canada, but I’ll limit this to talking about the new “Buzzed at Bernardus” experiences at Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley, California.
As snow returns to Colorado’s high country and anticipation of the upcoming winter season becomes evident among locals, there are some fun announcements of interest for groups from mountain towns and those surrounded by mountains. These are just a few of the many new highlights shared by our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office.
Hotels in Breckenridge, Keystone and Beaver Creek are shaking up traditional team-building and break opportunities by offering historic tours combined with bourbon and vodka tastings, Guac-Offs, Winter Rescue Challenges and much more.
We rounded up a list of top breweries with event space from each one of our magazines’ 10 regions.
Pyramid Breweries, Berkeley
- 1.5 oz. Pearl Cucumber Vodka
- .25 oz. house-made cucumber syrup*
- .5 oz. St. Germaine
- .5 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
- 2 cucumber slices
1. Muddle the two slices of cucumber with the cucumber syrup.
2. Add all ingredientsto a cocktail mixer and shake.
3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
4. Garnish with cucumber slice.
- 1 cup grated cucumber (or can be ground up in a blender)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
While working on a venue report about guest ranches for our new sister publication, Mountain Meetings, it further confirmed what I already knew. Colorado is rich with top-notch ranches. The Dude Ranchers’ Association (duderanch.org) has more than 100 member ranches, and 27 of them call the Centennial State home.