Brick Oven in the News!
How to Eat and Drink Your Way through Aspen and Crested Butte
By Nathan Borchelt | March 21, 2019
In downtown, beer-lovers should earmark a night to explore the expansive menu of on-tap beers at Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub, located on Elk. The place boasts a 30-tab beer network engineered by Thirsty Aid Beer Systems. The offerings cover the gamut—stouts, porters, IPAs, along with rotating taps that include hard-to-find sours, and a few lines dedicated to craft legends like Melvin and Crooked Stave. The cellar list, which grew from the owners’ own collection of hard-to-find bottles, will also tempt you to sacrifice the money earmarked for another day on the slopes, though the prices are refreshingly lower than you’d expect for the rare brews from folks like Avery and New Belgium.
During the winter, it’s hard to enjoy the pub’s expansive sun deck. But come warmer weather—when tourism in Crested Butte really spikes—the establishment becomes a default après spot for the legions of mountain bikers. One local told me that you’ll find $40,000 in bikes scattered at the entrance, with everyone sling back on local beers.
Teton Gravity Research bike test.
Looks like they had some fun at the Brick!
Here’s the Best Small Town in Every State 12.28.2018
INSIDER examined the best small town in each state across the US.
While cities are known for being culture hubs and centers of entertainment, small towns have just as much to offer.
All across America, small towns are becoming art havens, fine dining meccas, and top travel destinations. Researchers even found that people living in small towns are happier than those who live in more urban environments.
INSIDER went state-by-state to find small towns with a plethora of activities for both locals and visitors. While some of the towns and villages are bustling tourist destinations, others are quiet suburban communities that are home to only a select few.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, these are the best small towns in the US (all populations according to the US Census Bureau).
COLORADO: Crested Butte
Population: 1,018 Crested Butte, situated in the Rocky Mountains, is known for its flowers. In fact, the town is dubbed the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado.” One of the town’s most popular seasons is July, when it hosts the Wildflower Festival, which includes hikes, garden tours, and classes. The warmer months also offer 750 miles of biking trails and camping in the Gunnison National Forest. In the winter, Crested Butte becomes a popular skiing destination.