Monthly Archives: March 2013

Designer Beard

We know all of our Beards of Denver readers are hip to certain high-end designer labels, but no Louis Vuitton or Gucci hold a candle to the literally designer beard we have for you. Meet Rick, a graphic designer from Boulder who we were lucky enough to meet at the Bluebird Theatre when he showed off his singing prowess through a Jameson-fueled solo during the Pickwick show. Rick, who is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has lived in Boulder about three and a half years. Rick said that his family is not too keen on his beard, but being a clean-cut designer is out of the question. He said that he recently trimmed his beard and that normally, it's rather bushy and that we " don't know how bad it really is." Rick, if bad means good, I think we understand.

We know all of our Beards of Denver readers are hip to certain high-end designer labels, but no Louis Vuitton or Gucci can hold a candle to the (literally) designer beard we have for you. Meet Rick, a graphic designer from Boulder who we were lucky enough to meet at the Bluebird Theatre when he showed off his singing prowess through a Jameson-fueled solo during the Pickwick show. Rick, who is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has lived in Boulder about three and a half years. Rick said that his family is not too keen on his beard, but being a clean-cut designer is out of the question. He said that he recently trimmed his beard and that normally, it’s rather bushy and that we “Don’t know how bad it really is.” Rick, if bad means good, I think we understand.

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All Ears on This Beard

The ladies of Beards of Denver love catching live music in town, and recently when waiting to see the amazing band Pickwick play at the Bluebird theatre, we were lucky enough to meet Tim and admire his fantastic beard. Tim was not only at the show to enjoy the music, he was also covering it for the wonderful music website Listen Up Denver! TIm has been in Colorado 13 years, the past 10 in Denver, and he has also kept his beard the past 10 years (we, of course, think the correlation of beard growth and Denver residence is more than just a coincidence!) Tim's wife loves his beard, as does their seven week old daughter, Story. Already such good taste at such a young age! Tim and his beard also are contributing to building the local music scene in Denver; he helps organize the Soulfax Sessions at Park House, which are weekly free music nights on Thursdays at Park House. Be sure to check that out and say hi to Tim while you're at it!

The ladies of Beards of Denver love catching live music in town, and recently when waiting to see the amazing band Pickwick play at the Bluebird theatre, we were lucky enough to meet Tim and admire his fantastic beard. Tim was not only at the show to enjoy the music, he was also covering it for the wonderful music website Listen Up Denver! Tim has been in Colorado 13 years, the past 10 in Denver, AND has kept his beard the past 10 years (we, of course, think the correlation of beard growth and Denver residence is more than just a coincidence!) Tim’s wife loves his beard, as does their seven week old daughter, Story. Already such good taste at such a young age! Tim and his beard also are contributing to building the local music scene in Denver; he helps organize the Soulfax Sessions, which are weekly free music nights on Thursdays at Park House on East Colfax and Madison. Be sure when you get your Soulfax on, you also say hi to Tim and admire his beard!

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Luck ‘O The Irish Beard

We've all heard of Luck of the Irish, but it was luck for the ladies of Beards of Denver to meet Mr. Al Trout on St. Patrick's Day at the Whiskey Bar in Denver. Al, who is originally from Kansas City but has lived in Denver about four and a half years, usually has some sort of facial hair going, and we were glad it was a beard when we met him! Recently, Al boasted a full-on handlebar mustache, and is attempting to grow it back since the New Year. Bad-ass beards run in Al's family,  as his brother first encouraged him to grow a beard several years ago. Though we're sure Al spends lots of time contemplating his beard, he spends much more of it playing music; you can check out his Americana gems here. Thanks Al!

We’ve all heard of Luck of the Irish, but it was luck for the ladies of Beards of Denver to meet Mr. Al Trout on St. Patrick’s Day at the Whiskey Bar in Denver. Al, who is originally from Kansas City but has lived in Denver about four and a half years, usually has some sort of facial hair going, and we were glad it was a beard when we met him! Recently, Al boasted a full-on handlebar mustache, and is attempting to grow it back since the New Year. Bad-ass beards run in Al’s family, as his brother first encouraged him to grow a beard several years ago. Though we’re sure Al spends lots of time contemplating his beard, he spends much more of it playing music; you can check out his Americana gems here. Thanks Al!

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High Caliber Hi-Dive Beard

On a recent jaunt to the Hi-Dive, we were lucky enough to meet JJ.  JJ, who is the head bartender at the Hi-Dive, hasn't been clean shaven in--get ready--12 years. He's grown his current impressive beard for about two and a half years, which started, much like some of our other amazing beards on Beards of Denver, as a battle with his buddies to see who could grow the most awesome one. When asked about care for his beard, JJ said he only started washing it about six months ago, but brushes it out everyday. Though he grew up in Kansas, JJ and his beard have called Denver home for the past nine years. He and his beard are celebrating their 30th year on June 21st with an art show at the Hi-Dive; seriously, his beard is a work of art on its own. Keep it growing, JJ!

On a recent jaunt to the Hi-Dive for some great live music, we were lucky enough to meet JJ. JJ, who is the head bartender at the Hi-Dive, hasn’t been clean shaven in–get ready for this–12 glorious years. He’s grown his current impressive beard for about two and a half years, which started, much like some of our other amazing beards on Beards of Denver, as a battle with his buddies to see who could grow the most awesome one. When asked about care for his beard, JJ said he only started washing it about six months ago, but brushes it out everyday. Though he grew up in Kansas, JJ and his beard have called Denver home for the past nine years. JJ’s celebrating his 30th year on June 21st with an art show at the Hi-Dive, where it’s reported the theme of the show will revolve around him; seriously, his beard is a work of art on its own. Keep it growing, JJ!

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Bearded Road Warrior

On a recent week day night, at the Hi-Dive in Denver (little known fact, that was where Beards of Denver was born!) we were lucky enough to strike up a conversation with Ruston Kelly, one of the musicians performing that night. From Nashville, Ruston was on tour with Marcus Foster and was kind enough to chat with us about his beard.  Normally, he says he has it much longer (you can check out his website for longer beard photos, and for his music) but he says he has to change it up. Something to spice up those long stretches on the road between gigs, we imagine! We look forward to catching his show next time he's in town--and updating you all on the state of his beard!

On a recent week day night at the Hi-Dive in Denver (little known fact, this was where Beards of Denver was born!) we were lucky enough to strike up a conversation with Ruston Kelly, one of the musicians performing that night. From Nashville, Ruston was on tour with Marcus Foster and was kind enough to chat with us about his beard. Normally, he says he grows his beard much longer (you can check out his website for more photos of his beard, and, of course, for his music) but he says he has to change it up. Something to spice up those long stretches on the road between gigs, we imagine! Not only can he grow a mean beard, he’s an amazing musician and perhaps a personal favorite of the ladies of Beards of Denver for covering “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams. We look forward to catching his show next time he’s in town–and, naturally, updating you all on the state of his beard!

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Lone Star ‘Stache

A few weeks ago, Beards of Denver ventured down to Dallas, Texas.  When not searching for Willie Nelson and admitting that, yes, everything is bigger in Texas, we were fortunate enough to enjoy some whiskies while a country band played at Adair's Saloon in Dallas, and lucky enough to encounter our latest Guest 'Stache: Rhett. Rhett, who's had his 'stache in this amazing condition for the past three years or so is Fort Worth born and raised and now lived in Texas, but interestingly enough, had a Colorado connection of a friend's band touring in Denver the same weekend we met him; we thus loved he and his stellar 'stache even more. Rhett originally decided to grow out his 'stache to battle a buddy who was also growing out his beard, and he had--he said, regretabbly--recently trimmed up his 'stache. A hair stylist by trade, Rhett took extra pride in his 'stache, and we can see why!

A few weeks ago, Beards of Denver ventured down to Texas. And when not searching for Willie Nelson and admitting that, yes, everything is bigger there, we were fortunate enough to enjoy some whiskies on a raucous Saturday night while a country band played at Adair’s Saloon in Dallas, and happened upon our latest Guest ‘Stache: Rhett. Rhett, who’s had his ‘stache in this amazing condition for the past three years, is Fort Worth born and raised and now lives in Dallas, but, interestingly enough, had a Colorado connection of a friend’s band touring in Denver the same weekend we met him; we thus loved he and his stellar ‘stache even more. Rhett originally decided to grow out his ‘stache to battle a buddy who was also growing out his beard, and Rhett had–he said, regrettably–recently trimmed up his ‘stache. We still thought it more than impressive, and weren’t surprised to learn he’s a hair stylist by trade; that ‘stache ain’t from just any amateur. Pleased to meet you, cowboy!

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Long Distance Denver

Nothing makes a B of D lady you feel more at home than meeting a great Denver beard out in southern CA! Meet Lance! We had the pleasure of chatting with Lance and his lovely lady, Lindsay, while nursing our sea level hangovers this weekend. Lance and his sweetheart recently moved to San Diego after spending 8 years in Denver. They may eventually be pulled back to the Rockies---especially if they need to support the opening of a local craft brewery (hint hint). Lance is a big fan of the beard comb. He shampoos, conditions and blow dries, but only on Fridays (weekend warrior!). This is one lucky dude, Lindsay fully supports his bearded efforts--she's never seen his chin naked and wants to keep it that way. Lance loves the Broncos and keeps it real while in Charger country. He proudly showed us a shirtless picture of himself with Peyton Manning. Seriously. It was awesome. Lance, hope you don't mind---you're going to be the first dual site beard and the first post on our brother site, beardsofsandiego.com!

Nothing makes a B of D lady feel more at home than meeting a great Denver beard out in southern CA! Meet Lance! We had the pleasure of chatting with Lance and his lovely lady, Lindsay, while nursing our sea level hangovers this weekend. Lance and his sweetheart recently moved to San Diego after spending 8 years in Denver. They may eventually be pulled back to the Rockies—especially if they need to support the opening of a local craft brewery (hint hint). Lance is a big fan of the beard comb. He shampoos, conditions and blow dries, but only on Fridays (weekend warrior!). This is one lucky dude, Lindsay fully supports his bearded efforts–she’s never seen his chin naked and wants to keep it that way. Lance loves the Broncos and keeps it real while in Charger country. He proudly showed us a shirtless picture of himself with Peyton Manning. Seriously. It was awesome. Lance, hope you don’t mind—you’re going to be the first dual site beard and the first post on our brother site, beardsofsandiego.com!

Bearded Wine Wizard

On one recent weekday, late night excursion to Steubens, the ladies of Beards of Denver were lucky enough to late night dine with Bob and his fantastic beard. Bob not only can grow a stealth beard, he is also a wine connoisseur, as in, this bearded boy knows how to make the sauce! Because he's also extremely sharp, Bob's had his beard since he was 20 years old. Originally hailing from Southern Missouri, he's been in Denver for the past 10 years. A hustler at dominos, he also told us he excels at gold brickin', making hooch (as previously stated), and wrastlin'. Combine all that with his beard, he's really the total bearded package.

On one recent weekday, late-night excursion to Steubens (following an amazing concert from Denver’s own Nathaniel Rateliff at the Mercury Cafe), the ladies of Beards of Denver were lucky enough to late night dine with Bob and his fantastic beard. Bob not only can grow a stealth beard, he is also a wine connoisseur, as in, this bearded boy knows how to make the sauce! Because he’s also extremely sharp, Bob’s had his beard since he was 20 years old. Originally hailing from Southern Missouri, he’s been in Denver for the past 10 years. A hustler at dominoes, he also told us he excels at gold brickin’, making hooch (as previously stated), and wrastlin’. Combine all that with his beard, he’s really the total bearded package!

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Fear the Beard

Fans of Beards of Denver, meet one of our favorite ginger beards thus far, Steve from Boulder! We were lucky enough to encounter Steve at the Beer and Bacon Breakfast at Denver Beer Company, where he was downing a few mugs of brew and showing off his amazing beard on a bright Saturday morning. Steve began growing his impressive beard on Halloween, when he went as Dexter (hence, the fear of the beard). He says his beard has acted as a superior face mask this winter while snowboarding, even though it often gets ice chunks stuck in it. Steve works at West End Tavern in Boulder while at the same time going to CU for psych and business; with that beard, we don't think he'll have any trouble navigating the business world once he graduates. Steve's been in Colorado for four years, and is originally from Chicago. With a beard like that, we hope he stays for good!

Fans of Beards of Denver, meet one of our favorite ginger beards thus far, Steve from Boulder! We were lucky enough to encounter Steve at the Beer and Bacon Breakfast at Denver Beer Company, where he was downing a few mugs of brew and showing off his amazing beard on a bright Saturday morning. Steve began growing his impressive beard on Halloween, when he went as Dexter (hence, the fear of the beard). He says his beard has acted as a superior face mask this winter while snowboarding, even though it often gets ice chunks stuck in it. Steve works at West End Tavern in Boulder while at the same time going to CU for psych and business; if his study habits are equivalent to his beard-growing skills, we don’t think he’ll have any trouble navigating the business world once he graduates. Steve’s originally from Chicago, but has called Colorado home the past four years. With a beard like that, we hope he stays for good!

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Amazing Bacon-Loving Beard

When you go to bacon and beer breakfast, you know you are in for a great time, guaranteed. It's a bonus then when you come across a great beard to go along with  your bacon and beer. Met Casey, who was serving up tasty bacon from the Denver Bacon Company at the Denver Beer Company's beer and bacon breakfast on a recent gorgeous Saturday morning. Casey, who is the Chef De Cuisine at Masterpiece Delicatessen in Denver, has had this beard for teh past seven years. Casey's called Denver home the past nine years, and originally hails from the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area (thus the love of bacon is not surprising). We liked Casey even more when he told us he hasn't been clean shaven since he was 19 years old--start man. Casey's sweetheart loves his beard (wise woman) and his two brothers also have the ability to sport beards, but don't always keep them--mayabe they'll be more encouraged now!

When you go to bacon and beer breakfast, you know you are in for a great time, guaranteed. It’s then a bonus then when you come across a great beard to go along with your bacon and beer! Meet Casey, who was serving up tasty bacon from the Denver Bacon Company at the Denver Beer Company’s beer and bacon breakfast on a recent gorgeous Saturday morning in Denver. Casey, who is the Chef De Cuisine at Masterpiece Delicatessen in Denver, has had this beard for the past seven years. Casey has called Denver home the past nine years, and originally hails from the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area (thus the love of bacon is not surprising). We liked Casey even more when he told us he hasn’t been clean shaven since he was 19 years old–start man. Casey’s sweetheart loves his beard–wise woman–and his two brothers also have the ability to sport beards, but don’t always grow them–we hope they’ll follow Casey’s lead, look at that beard, why wouldn’t you? Thanks Casey!

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