Nick Gonzales

Position: Herald Food Editor

Carver Brewing Co. brings home the Pueblo-Hatch chile war

Earlier this month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis added fuel to a long-burning fiery debate when he took to social media to proclaim that Colorado’s Pueblo green chiles are better than those from...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skagua seltzer set to release in Southwest Colorado

Durango’s Ska Brewing Co. is branching out into a new realm, at least when it comes to distribution – sparkling water. When Ska first moved into its current headquarters in 2008, the team was...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Market: Mancos’ High Pine Produce is all over Durango

High Pine Produce is a farm with ambitions of growing and changing. Owner Max Kirks said the farm has been an incubator at the Old Fort in Hesperus for the last three years, but moved this year to...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing to debut Rancid beer at punk rock festival

As a rule, “rancid” is not a term you want associated with something you’re about to put in your mouth. But Ska Brewing Co.’s upcoming Brewstomper Golden Ale might be the exception. The beer is the...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Collaboration Festival brings together beer makers from across Colorado

Food and beer festivals – and capitalism in general – are often based around competition. The Collaboration Festival in Denver next month, however, flips that concept on its head. And Durango is...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango breweries land two golds at Great American Beer Festival

Further cementing Durango’s place in the world of craft brewing, two local breweries brought home gold medals from this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Ska Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

An entryway into Durango’s marketplace?

In the past year, Durango’s farmers market scene has exploded, growing from one to four markets in the city. Joining the Durango, Animas City and Three Springs markets is a new market at the Smiley...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Vanasoap sells homemade artisan soaps without palm oil

Vanessa McCowan originally took up soap making as a hobby, but she now sells them as Vanasoap at the Durango Farmers Market. “I started off giving them as gifts to friends and family,” she said....

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos ranch helps supply Durango farm to school program

A year and a half into its existence, Durango School District 9-R’s food distribution center is thriving and has allowed the district to expand its offerings. The newest addition to school menus is...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

State wineries, cannabis give Telluride event Colorado focus

The Telluride Wine Festival returned Thursday and continues through Sunday, for its 36th year. This time, however, its organizers have a few changes in mind. Among the festival’s 30 events are a...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Mancos Love Krauts brews up healthy food and drink

When it comes to the regional delicacies of Southwest Colorado, sauerkraut isn’t the first thing to come to mind. Given enough time, however, Love Krauts, a Mancos-based company, may challenge that...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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