Big Choice Brewing in Broomfield

Big Choice Brewing in Broomfield

Enjoyed the mild spring weather last night and made a trip to Big Choice Brewing in Broomfield which, disturbingly I had yet to do! If you’re looking for the standard Friday evening bar scene, packed with boisterous 20-somethings you won’t find it here. Big Choice appears to cater to the slightly more “sophisticated” crowd which is not to say that there were a bunch of folks in a suit and tie wheeling and dealing after work either. More mature than the 20-somethings and more relaxed than the after work professional crowd. There were a number of families there with young children, hanging out and socializing as well as the beer aficionado crowd relaxing and enjoying one of the fine micro brews that Colorado is so well known for. Jeans and t-shirts were the uniform of choice.

BarleyWe met a dog named Barley whose parents love beer… and yes, you can bring your dog!

I had the Marzen Lager which was delicious! Other great choices (get it? Choices?! ha ha!) include Disconnected Red, Poblano Stout, 10,000 Summers Saison, and West Portal Colorado Common.

They have food trucks that park there on any given day and last night was hot dog night! The Suburban Wiener, which turned out to be extra funny when the couple we were chatting with pointed out it was Good Friday. No fish tacos I guess! LOL! Tuesdays are Taco Tuesday.

Suburban WienerI had a vegetarian hot dog – the Open Space with chipotle ketchup and mustard and the chipotle ketchup was only a tiny bit spicy. Pretty good – seemed a lot like a veggie burger in the shape of a hot dog. I would get it again.

Big Choice opened in the spring of 2012 and a year later they were even canning beer. They get great reviews on Yelp. Although a number of people have commented that it’s strange to have a brewery in an industrial park. Have they never been to Avery? I think that’s what contributes to the overall atmosphere anyway – not a traditional bar type place that you’ll see in downtown Denver for instance. More for the crowd that is past all that hype and just wants to sit and enjoy a great beer and catch up with old friends or make new ones.

You can follow them on twitter.

To get there if you’re in Broomfield you go west on 120th Ave to Upham which is near all the new construction they’re doing for US 36 – then you go south on Upham until you reach the end of the street and Big Choice is dead ahead in the warehouse area. The first one right on the corner.

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Easter Sunday Church Services in Westminster CO

Easter Sunday Church Services in Westminster CO

Check out my list of churches in the Westminster area that are celebrating Easter this Sunday.

And Happy Easter everyone!

Advent Lutheran Church
Easter Sunday Services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. On Friday at 12 and 7:00 p.m. Good Friday services.)

The Crossing: Church of the Nazarene
Easter Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m.
(On Friday at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Service. Saturday at 6 p.m.)

Grace Community Church
Easter Sunday Service: 10 a.m.
(On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service.)

Rocky Mountain Presbyterian Church
Easter Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
(On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service.)

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Easter Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Maunday Thursday service.)

Westminster Christian Church
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service Seder Meal. On Friday at 7 p.m. a contemporary Tenebrae service.)

Westminster United Methodist Church
Easter Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service.)

Crossroads Church
Easter Sunday Services: 7:45, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
(On Saturday at 6 p.m.)

St Mark Catholic Church
Easter Sunday Services: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am
(On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Mass Of The Lord’s Supper. On Friday at 1:00 p.m. Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Communion. And 5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross.)

Tri-City Baptist Church
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
(Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service.)

Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church
Easter Sunday Services: 7:00 and 10:00 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship. On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Worship.)

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Easter Church Services in Broomfield

Easter Church Services in Broomfield

Happy Easter!

Easter has always been my favorite – yes more than Christmas even. How can you not enjoy a story of redemption and hope and new life? Plus it’s observed in the spring when (a lot of the time) the earth is starting to warm up from the dreary winter. I even turned my sprinklers on the other day!

In case you were looking for a church service in Broomfield here you go:

Discovery Christian Church
Easter Sunday Services:8:15, 9:20 and 10:45 a.m.
(From 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 the church will open the 5 Stations of the Journey to the Cross.)

Broomfield United Methodist Church
Easter Sunday Services: 6 a.m. Sunrise service at the BHS football field, 8:00, 8:30, 9:45, 11:05 a.m. and 5:05 p.m.
(On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Lord’s Supper Service will be held in the Sanctuary. On Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Good Friday Open Sanctuary for Prayer and Communion.)

Good News Community Church
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Calvary Chapel Broomfield
Easter Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. – you can also view the service online if you go to their website

Victory Church
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
(On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service)

Presbyterian Church of Broomfield
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
(On Thursday at 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Dinner and 7 p.m. Worship Service. On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Worship Service.)

Christian Church of Broomfield
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

The United Church of Broomfield
Easter Sunday Service: 10 a.m.
(On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Love Feast/Last Supper)

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. On Friday at noon Contemplative Service and at 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service.)

Family in Christ Community Church
Easter Sunday Services: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. On Friday at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Communion Service.)

Lutheran Church of Hope
Easter Sunday Services: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
(On Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Holy Communion Liturgy with Washing of the Feet. At 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion Liturgy with Washing of the Feet and Stripping of the Chancel. On Friday at 12:15pm – Good Friday Liturgy. On Friday at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy with Choral/Orchestral Cantata entitled ‘Canticle of the Cross’ with a 35-voice choir and over a 20-piece symphony orchestra. On Saturday at 5:31pm – The Great Easter Vigil coordinated by the Youth of LCH and Spirit of Hope Contemporary Choir and Band.)

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Easter Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday service.)

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Easter Sunday Service: 10 a.m.
(On Thursday at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service. On Friday at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Service.)

Flatirons Community Church
Easter Sunday Services: 9:00, 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
(On Saturday at 3:15, 5:00 and 6:45 p.m.)

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
Easter Sunday Services: 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 a.m. and Noon

Shepherd of Love Fellowship
Easter Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

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What should you change to sell your home?

What should you change to sell your home?

Good Saturday morning everyone! Fun filled day on tap. Lots of showings. Let’s hope something is a match!

I have to ask: did you see the Suits season finale on Thursday? Loved watching Harvey and Louis team up to save Mike and Harold. So glad Scottie is gone. I never liked her. If you aren’t watching this show you really should be because it’s great. The USA Network has been making some good stuff – Sirens is funny, Covert Affairs starts again this summer as does Suits. Excellent summer tv!

I came across a good article this morning: Minor Renovation Outweigh Major Remodels When Selling a Home.

They point out that home sellers should pay more attention to curb appeal and staging than to addressing major remodeling projects in order to sell their home. I have addressed this current crazy market a number of times on this website, and pointed out that stuff is selling almost no matter what.

And that’s an important almost. The run-down, messy, cluttered homes aren’t selling nearly as quickly and they’re definitely selling for less than their asking price.

Whereas homes that are neat and tidy AND well staged AND have new carpet and paint (even if they’re a bit outdated) are FLYING off the shelves.

I’ve recently scheduled showings to see homes, 1st thing in the morning, (that go on the market in the previous afternoon or evening), only to have the showing canceled, before we can get to the house, because it’s already under contract.


And these are not for homes that are run down, messy, cluttered or that just don’t show well. These are for homes that show well and where buyers will have to do very little other than move in and enjoy it.

I definitely agree with the article – new carpet, new paint, CLEAN your home, and put all your crap in storage, and you’ll probably sell your house faster than you may want to even!

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Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

YouTube is clearly one of the greatest inventions of all time (the dogs were obviously trying to warn this guy):

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Today’s mortgage interest rates

Today’s mortgage interest rates

According to The Mortgage Reports, mortgage interest rates are at a 2 month low which means homes cost less right now than they did last month! (Meaning you’ll pay less in interest for your mortgage, over the life of the loan now, than you would have last month.)

Mortgage rates on a 30 year fixed rate loan, for the best, most well qualified buyers, are at about 4.34% right now and expected to go lower next week. These figures always depend on your current financial situation of course, and you’ll need to talk to a licensed mortgage banker to find out if you can qualify.

People always ask me “what should I do next?” in terms of buying a home. Get with a mortgage banker and find out how much you qualify for. If the mortgage professional tells you there are any mistakes (or balances that need to be paid off) on your credit report start working on them NOW. Even if you don’t plan to buy for 3 months or 6 months or whatever. Address these issues now. It could literally mean the difference between being able to buy a home or not.

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What to do if you drop your iphone in the water

What to do if you drop your iphone in the water

If you happen to live in Broomfield CO you are really lucky! For more reason than one obviously – BUT if you drop any smart phone or tablet in the water run, don’t walk, to the Flatiron Mall and visit the TekDry booth by the Apple store.

If you don’t live in Broomfield, you can still mail your phone in. They charge $75 only for successful recovery. Otherwise you aren’t charged. Just visit their website for information on where to send your phone.

Some phones can be restored in as quickly as 30 minutes.

You can watch this kid go through a demonstration at the mall after he purposely drops his ipod touch in the water. The look on his face when he gets the Starbucks gift cards though is hysterical. And he apparently thinks it’s going to snow inside the store…okay I digress, watch the video:

My mom said it was featured on Good Day Colorado this morning but I didn’t happen to catch it.

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Easter is going to the dogs in Broomfield

Easter is going to the dogs in Broomfield

Dogs enjoy a good celebration too, right? Of course they do! On April 19, at 3 p.m. bring your dog to the Broomfield County Commons Dog Park for an Easter Egg Hunt (filled with dog treats of course) an Easter Bonnet Parade and pictures with the Easter Bunny himself. Don’t forget to bring a basket for treats.

And let’s make it fun for everyone: don’t bring dogs who don’t enjoy that sort of thing, keep your dog on a leash (even though the park is normally off leash) and pick up after your dog!

If you register in advance, it’s $3 for Broomfield residents and $5 otherwise. Or if you pay the day of the event it’s $5 and $7.

It’s being presented by Camp Bow Wow.

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2 Lawn mower clinics in Broomfield in April 2014

2 Lawn mower clinics in Broomfield in April 2014

Broomfield United Methodist Church
April 12th and 26th
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
A $50 donation will get you blade sharpening, oil change, debris removal from air filter, power wash, and spark plug check or replacement if necessary.
For $70 they will come to your house and pick up the mower, then deliver when done. (Same day)
Otherwise drop the mower off at Broomfield United Methodist Church. You can call for pick up too – 303.667.2320.

United Church of Broomfield
April 12th and 26th
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A $45 donation will get you an oil change, clean the air filter, spark plug replacement, sharpen and balance the blade and power wash.
They only take 75 mowers per day though! You can get your mower picked up (if you’re one of the 1st 25 to call) for an extra $10. Mowers are picked up on Friday and returned on Saturday afternoon. You can call 303.466.8355 to schedule a pickup.
I actually use these guys to service my lawn mower every year and they do a great job!

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What are those pinwheel gardens?

What are those pinwheel gardens?

As I was out and about with home buyers yesterday (this time in Arvada) I kept seeing pinwheels “planted” in the ground every where and I couldn’t figure out why the heck I was seeing them ALL over the place, and not just in one place.

Turns out, according to the Broomfield Enterprise, that in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Week of the Young Child and National Library Week (in Broomfield anyway) they will plant pinwheels on April 15 (boo! Tax Day!) in front of the library.

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