Hyped as the “Worlds Best Beer” by many, Westvleteran Xll will be available for a very short time.

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Each summer a particular refreshment seems to mysteriously make its way from our subsconscious toward our frontal lobes to become the mascot drink of the summer. Last year it was rosemary lemonade with Manitou spring water. This summer it’s Key Lime Mango Lassi (all due credit to my wife and the ready […]

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We can always count on the Pikes Peak Public Library District for some amazingly campy old Alexander Film Company commercials shot locally. These two reels of 7-Up commercials shot in and around the Pikes Peak region offer a “lively and sparkly” taste of a more innocent, yet glamorous time in our recent past. See you there!

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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Registrar Michael Fox invited us down to take pictures of their collection of Manitou’s spring water bottles for the past century and narrated this brief, but highly informative history of water bottling in the region. Don’t miss all the great label designs, which you can see ore closely by watching the slide show in full screen.

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Meet your favorite new summer beverage and mixer.

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Yesterday we brought you the first part of “A Local’s Unofficial Tour of Manitou’s Springs” Part 1 (which you can watch HERE). Here in Part 2 you’ll learn which spring is most likely to make you angry and which spring is named after a long-forgtotten 8’6″ basketball coach. Enjoy!

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As tourist season fast approaches, Craig Richardson goes along with locals Jim Jackson, Birgitta DePree, Don Goede and Warren Epstein for a tasting and tales from the gurgling fonts that give Manitou Springs half its name. Click HERE for Part II.

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