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Image of Ramskeller Pub & Grub sign.

Brewing Knowledge and Toasting the Future

Jackson Patrick, Contributor September 21, 2022

In the basement of the Lory Student Center, on the Colorado State University campus, visitors will see a dimly lit bar full of neon signs and TVs. Here in the Ramskeller Pub & Grub, more often than...

Old Town Fort Collins empty at night

Partying in a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has reset CSU’s social scene

Grace Cooper March 29, 2021

The red solo cups of a crowded house and disco lights of a bustling bar have become iconic for generations of college students. A first college party has become a rite of passage for everyone — except...

Two bowls of ramen in the kitchen of RamaMama

Small Businesses See Surge of Community Support During Pandemic

Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

For local business owners Jeremy Kempter and John Lawyer, staying open in the midst of a global pandemic has been business as never before.   Kempter, the owner and master distiller of Old Town...

shot of vodka and bottle on counter of Road34

Best of CSU Alcohol

Best of CSU Staff February 24, 2021

Best Liquor Store: Wilbur’s Total Beverage Wilbur’s Total Beverage is a FoCo favorite family-owned liquor store that has been in business for over 16 years. Wilbur’s has an excellent selection of...

(Brooke Buchan | College Avenue Magazine)

Best of CSU Shopping

Best of CSU Staff February 24, 2021

Best Thrift Store: Arc Thrift Store The Arc not only has some of the best finds and deals, but their work also goes directly towards helping people with developmental disabilities. The thrift chain opened...

wall of stickers on a door to the fermentation lab

Don’t Call It “the Beer Major”

Arlee Walls December 21, 2019

Before you sit down at the Ramskeller and order an Old Aggie, make sure you know not to call the fermentation science and technology program “the beer major.” Just because students in this program...

shelf filled with liquor bottles

Boozy Cocktails: 3 Drinks To Order in Fort Collins on Your 21st Birthday

Tyler Duncan February 25, 2019

Your eyes flutter awake and the sun's morning rays filter into your room. Today is the day. You’ve been waiting for this all year and now it is finally here: your 21st birthday. It's like Christmas except,...

two THC bathbombs

THC Bath Bombs: Relaxation After Stressful Midterms

Jayla Hodge November 28, 2018

From food to beauty products, there is an endless amount of innovative marijuana items on the market. But, there’s now a cannabis product that could find an unlikely home: your bathtub. As popular...

marijuana plants

5 Steps of the Creative Process Inside a Dispensary

Lexi Elio April 17, 2017
Making things is hard -- check out my shaky look inside a local dispensary.
Colorado hemp farm

Industrial Hemp: A Misunderstood Industry

Jenna Fischer April 13, 2017

With its environmentally-friendly properties and wide range of uses, industrial hemp or Cannabis sativa L. may be the key to the future of sustainable agriculture. Mike Sullivan is the founder of Hemp...

The Mayor of Old Town offers 100 beers on tap from a wide range of areas including Europe, Canada, Hawaii, the continental US, and many local breweries. Photo credit: Lexi Elio

Hidden Beer Bar Gem

Lexi Elio April 12, 2017
A small restaurant across from the Oval offers 100 different beers on tap and delicious takes on classic barfood.
painting smocks hung on wall with paintings at Pinots Palette

A Palette of a Good Time

CJohnson100 March 30, 2017
Sipping and Painting
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