Dogs and Brews, 
no Back-to-School Blues

August in Colorado is a funny thing. It’s dead in the middle of summer (summer doesn’t end till September 22), yet we find ourselves getting the kids back to school and refocusing on work obligations that in other parts of the country are left to the post-Labor-Day realm.

Time to hit “pause” on summer (or should I say, ahem, paws).

Let’s savor these “dog days of summer.” Let’s grab a beer – a really tasty, local beer – and spend quality time with our fur-ever friends. Heck, we can even combine the two!

Our annual “Dogs & Brews” issue offers where to grab a beer in and around Parker (“Summer Beer Love,” p. 17), which coincidentally all have dog-friendly patios. Join us at a truly local hangout in Parker (“Where the Locals Eat,” p.22). Enjoy tips from a pro on how to get the best shots of your gorgeous pets using your iPhone (“Your Photogenic Pet,” p.34). And bask in the glow of the great design of Davis Weekley Homes at Inspiration (“Step Into the Light,” p.12).

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed making it! Whatever August holds for you, may it include lots of sun, fun and puppy love.

Smiles,

Robin Bond, Editor

ON THE COVER Sallie at 3 Freaks Brewery

PHOTOGRAPHY | POPPIES AND PAISLEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELSEY HUFFER