Category Archives: Burly Beards

Lucero Luck

When you go to see a kick-ass alt-country band like Lucero, the odds are stacked pretty heavily in your favor that you're going to encounter some kick-ass bearded men. But our Beards of Denver hopes were significantly exceeded when we happened upon Jeremy and his amazing beard at the Bluebird in Denver a few months ago. Jeremy, who, when he's not growing his amazing beard, is the GM at Hodi's Half Note in Fort Collins, said he's had his beard something like six to seven years (certainly nothing to sneeze at). His delightful wife, Brandi, loves his bear but Jeremy himself has a love/hate relationship with it because, as he described it best "It's like a pregnant belly"; everyone wants to touch a bit of that beard. I know we were impressed! Keep up the great growth, Jeremy!

When you go to see a kick-ass alt-country band like Lucero, the odds are stacked pretty heavily in your favor that you’re going to encounter some kick-ass bearded men. But our Beards of Denver hopes were significantly exceeded when we happened upon Jeremy and his amazing beard at the Bluebird in Denver a few months ago. Jeremy, who, when he’s not growing his amazing beard, is the GM at the venue Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, said he’s had his beard something like six to seven years (certainly nothing to sneeze at). His delightful wife, Brandi, loves his beard but Jeremy himself has a love/hate relationship with it because, as he described it best “It’s like a pregnant belly”; everyone wants to touch a bit of that beard! I know we were impressed! Keep up the great growth, Jeremy!

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Holy Moses

Every once in a while it is the joy of the Beard Huntress to happen upon a handsome bearded man who is willing to share the various stages of change his beard goes through. Such was the case when we were fortunate enough to run into Mr. Johnny Moses. Johnny is one of our favorite Denver beards--a native--and was kind enough to share with us the evolution of his beard, which happened over the span of four or five months this year. Johnny works both at the Elm bar and restaurant on East Colfax and Elm in Denver, as well as at Park Hill Methodist preschool, and is shown in the bottom right being given the infamous Ice Cream 'Stache by some of his students. When Johnny's not molding the minds of our great city's youth, or rubbing elbows with the locals at the Elm, he plays in the Denver band I Sank Molly Brown. I said it before and I'll say it again, Holy Moses, Johnny! We love your beard.

Every once in a while it is the joy of the Beard Huntress to happen upon a handsome bearded man who is willing to share the various stages of change his beard goes through. Such was the case when we were fortunate enough to run into Mr. Johnny Moses a few months ago. Johnny is one of our favorite Denver beards–a native–and was kind enough to share with us the evolution of his beard, which happened over the span of four or five months this year. Johnny works both at the Elm bar and restaurant on East Colfax and Elm in Denver, as well as at Park Hill Methodist preschool, and is shown in the bottom right being given the infamous Ice Cream ‘Stache by some of his students. When Johnny’s not molding the minds of our great city’s youth, or rubbing elbows with the locals at the Elm, he plays in the Denver band I Sank Molly Brown. I said it before and I’ll say it again, Holy Moses, Johnny! We love your beard.

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Awesome Beard on Elm Street

There aren’t always nightmares on Elm Street; sometimes there are amazing beards! We met Tommy a few months back at The Elm bar on East Colfax and Elm and we were immediately amazed by his fantastic handle bar mustache and beard combination. Tommy first started growing facial hair when he was 16 back in his home state of Wisconsin because he found an ID that said he was 23, so he figured he needed a little facial-hair power to back up that ID (smart thinking!) Tommy’s been in Denver over nine years, but is still an official shareholder of the Green Bay Packers, and his nickname back in Wisconsin is Weird Beard. When asked how that name came about, he told us he used to have a huge goatee and he would always eat chicken wings, which prompted a friend to say on one occasion that he had chicken in his Weird Beard (again), and the name stuck (just like that pesky chicken). Tommy’s sweetheart Kelly loves his ‘stache/beard combo, and we can’t blame her, it is pretty fantastic! Thanks Tommy!

 

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Wooden Hat Double Trouble

Who knew spirits and beards went so well together?  The ladies of Beards of Denver, that’s who.  A few months back at the D-Still spirit-tasting event in Denver (during the American Distilling Institute conference), we were lucky enough to happen upon Gary Hinegardner and his son Jeremy and their amazing father/son beards’ combo. The elder Hinegardner, who lives in Montgomery City, Missouri, with his wife, Katy, dabbles in making spirits (gin, whiskey, and vodka) and also makes the impressive wooden hats they’re modeling here.  Jeremy, who has called Boulder home since 2000, runs his own company called Copious Free Time, where he helps people solve complex technology problems. Jeremy used to only have a goatee (for shame) and after attending a conference in Ireland last year (where attendees were asked to grow out their beards) he smartly decided to stay on the beard-path.  Gary has had a beard or ‘stache most of his adult life (wise man indeed). Gary was a wood turner for a long time before he decided to learn how to make wooden hats, and now, spirits. His distillery is in New Florence, Missouri and he plans to let his beard continue to grow as he pursues his new passion.   http://woodhatspirits.com and http://facebook.com/woodhatspirits).

Who knew spirits and beards went so well together? The ladies of Beards of Denver, that’s who. A few months back at the D-Still spirit-tasting event in Denver (during the American Distilling Institute conference), we were lucky enough to happen upon Gary Hinegardner and his son Jeremy and their amazing father/son beards’ combo. The elder Hinegardner, who lives in Montgomery City, Missouri, with his wife, Katy, dabbles in making spirits (gin, whiskey, and vodka) and also makes the impressive wooden hats Jeremy is modeling here.
Jeremy, who has called Boulder home since 2000, runs his own company called Copious Free Time, where he helps people solve complex technology problems. Jeremy used to only have a goatee (for shame!) and after attending a conference in Ireland last year (where attendees were asked to grow out their beards; sounds like a great conference) he smartly decided to stay on the beard-path. Gary has had a beard or ‘stache most of his adult life (wise man indeed) and he  was a wood turner for a long time before he decided to learn how to make wooden hats, and now, spirits. His distillery is in New Florence, Missouri and he plans to let his beard continue to grow as he pursues his newest passion. Check out Gary’s distillery both here and here. Thanks for keeping beards in the family, guys!

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Ha Ha Beard

We've got a special guest beard to make your Memorial Day weekend that much more memorable! Meet Anthony! Half of B of D was on the hunt in NYC this past week and happened upon this bearded gem at an underground comedy show. This beard will make your belly laugh and your ears ache for more of his sweet, sweet tunes. His current beard is only 6 months old. Favorite part? He doesn't like to shave. What?!?!? He treats his facial hair to a shampoo and conditioning treatment every day---you know what they say, a man with a well kept beard also knows how to treat a lady! When asked what mama thinks, he said "she thinks it looks fine" (and with the same amount of emotion that you'd imagined). Last time his face was naked was over 4 years ago, just for the hell of it. Check out his work at www.anthonykapfer.com You'll be glad you did! Hopefully we can convince Sir Anthony to take his show on the road and head to Denver!

We’ve got a special guest beard to make your Memorial Day weekend that much more memorable! Meet Anthony! Half of B of D was on the hunt in NYC this past week and happened upon this bearded gem at an underground comedy show. This beard will make your belly laugh and your ears ache for more of his sweet, sweet tunes. His current beard is only 6 months old. Favorite part? He doesn’t like to shave. What?!?!? He treats his facial hair to a shampoo and conditioning treatment every day—you know what they say, a man with a well kept beard also knows how to treat a lady! When asked what mama thinks, he said “she thinks it looks fine” (and with the same amount of emotion that you’d imagined). Last time his face was naked was over 4 years ago, just for the hell of it. Check out his work at http://www.anthonykapfer.com You’ll be glad you did! Hopefully we can convince Sir Anthony to take his show on the road and head to Denver!

Beard Symmulation

 

Hey Denvereenos! Meet Mr. Symm! We owe another huge 'thank you' to our lovely freelance beard huntress, Carrie, for her beard capturing skillz during a recent Gov's Park outing. It was at that fine establishment that she met Mr. Symm (or Sim? Sorry, buddy). Symm is a self taught architect and (similar to sweet Care-bear) does some freelance work of his own. This lover of traditional style design stays true to his art and maintains his beard in a classic style. Symm has a special lady that shares his sense of good taste--she's never experienced his naked chin! Lucky lady! Thanks for letting us capture your handsome mug, Symm!

Hey Denvereenos! Meet Mr. Symm! We owe another huge ‘thank you’ to our lovely freelance beard huntress, Carrie, for her beard capturing skillz during a recent Gov’s Park outing. It was at that fine establishment that she met Mr. Symm (or Sim? Sorry, buddy). Symm is a self taught architect and (similar to sweet Care-bear) does some freelance work of his own. This lover of traditional style design stays true to his art and maintains his beard in a classic style. Symm has a special lady that shares his sense of good taste–she’s never experienced his naked chin! Lucky lady! Thanks for letting us capture your handsome mug, Symm!

Charlie Parr-Fect Beard

It’s no secret to regular Beards of Denver readers that we love the Hi-Dive, and the bearded me of the Hi-Dive sure seem to love us. On a recent Thursday night, we again made the short trek to the Hi-Dive to catch the musical styling’s of Mr. Charlie Parr. Charlie, who hails from the lovely (though usually frigid) city of Duluth, Minnesota, not only brought the house down and had the crowd kicking holes in the Hi-Dave dance floor with his original and piercing style of bluegrass/rock, he also was kind enough to talk with us about that stellar beard of his. Charli’es had his beard since he was about 16, when it assisted in his efforts to purchase cigarettes. His wife of over 20 years loves his beard—she even laughed at him on their wedding day for trimming it too short. Charlie does a close shave about once a year, but doesn’t actually shave, he explained; he bought a set of dog clippers (complete with a poodle logo) at a yard sale years ago and continues to use those—sans any attachments—to trim his great beard. Charlie’s next stop after Denver was to head to Europe for some shows; he told us a film crew from Paris was also shooting a documentary about him, which we hope prominently features his beard as well. Charlie also told us his young daughter loves his beard; except when her tootsie roll pop gets stuck in it (true story) and then the transferred hair doesn’t go over too well. All we can say is, if you get a chance to see Mr. Charlie Parr play don’t delay one minute; you will have the time of your life; the beard, in this case, is the added bonus.

It’s no secret to regular Beards of Denver readers that we love the Hi-Dive, and, based on the number of bearded men we have encountered there, it sure seems to love us. On a recent Thursday night, we again made the short trek to the Hi-Dive to catch the musical styling’s of Mr. Charlie Parr. Charlie, who hails from the lovely (though usually frigid) city of Duluth, Minnesota, not only brought the house down and had the crowd kicking holes in the Hi-Dave dance floor with his original and piercing style of folk/bluegrass, he also was kind enough to talk with us about that stellar beard of his. Charlie’s had his beard since he was about 16 years old, when it assisted in his efforts to purchase cigarettes. His wife of over 20 years loves his beard—she even laughed at him on their wedding day for trimming it too short. Charlie does a close shave about once a year, but doesn’t actually shave, he explained; he bought a set of dog clippers (complete with a poodle logo) at a yard sale years ago and continues to use those—sans any attachments—to trim his great beard. Charlie’s next stop after Denver was to head to Europe for some shows; he told us a film crew from Paris was  shooting a documentary about him, which we hope prominently features his beard. Charlie also told us his young daughter loves his beard, except when her tootsie roll pop gets stuck in it (true story); she much prefers her dad’s beard on his face than on her candy.  If you get a chance to see Charlie  perform don’t delay one minute; you will have a blast. The beard, in this case, is the added bonus.

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Branson Beard

This may come as a shock (or perhaps, not a shock at all) but distilling and great beards tend to go hand-in-hand. So when the ladies of Beards of Denver volunteered at the American Distilling Institute conference in Denver recently, we were pleased to meet Brandon, who works at Copper Run Distillery in Branson, Missouri. Whoever thinks Branson just has cheeky stage shows and buses of retirees frequenting it is wrong; it also has its share of men with impressive beards and great distilleries! Going back about five years, Brandon has been growing out his beard at least every winter, with his current beard at a year. When he distills, he often braids his beard and tucks it back; which we were happy to hear, we don’t want to know of any beard accidents in the workplace! When he’s not making moonshine, Brandon’s playing bluegrass music in the Ozarks with his band the Shotgun Brothers (which, not surprisingly, originates form shot-gunning some brews). Brandon has an 8-year old daughter who LOVES his beard and encourages him to enter regional beard competitions; smart lass, even at age 8! Brandon admitted he does the competitions to make her happy and to get together and have some libations and raise money for charity; we do love that honesty in a good beard!  Thanks Brandon!

This may come as a shock (or perhaps, not a shock at all) but distilling and great beards tend to go hand-in-hand. So when the ladies of Beards of Denver volunteered at the American Distilling Institute conference in Denver recently, we were pleased to meet Brandon, who works at Copper Run Distillery in Branson, Missouri. Whoever thinks Branson just has cheeky stage shows and buses of retirees frequenting it is wrong; it also has its share of men with impressive beards and great distilleries! Going back about five years, Brandon has been growing out his beard at least every winter, with his current beard at a year. When he distills, he often braids his beard and tucks it back, which we were happy to hear; we don’t want to know of any beard accidents in the workplace! When he’s not making moonshine, Brandon’s playing bluegrass music in the Ozarks with his band the Shotgun Brothers (which, not surprisingly, originates form shot-gunning some brews). Brandon has an 8-year old daughter who LOVES his beard and encourages him to enter regional beard competitions; smart little lady, even at age 8! Brandon admitted he does the competitions to make her happy and to get together and have some libations and raise money for charity; we  love that honesty in a fantastic beard! Thanks Brandon, and keep that whiskey flowing for us!

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Military Grade Beard

When one thinks indie rock and beards in the same vein, a hipster-esque beard may first come to mind, but at the recent Phosphorescent show at the Hi-Dive in Denver, we met Sean and he proved that men with incredibly burly beards also love the alt-rock. Sean’s a recent transplant to the Denver area from Reno, arriving just over a year ago. When he got out of the Marines he decided to go three months without shaving—and his current beard has surpassed the seven month mark—and we certainly hope his beard makes it a full year! When asked what his family thinks of his beard, he says his dad (who is also a former Marine) is somewhat skeptical; obviously we need to send him this amazing photo to prove to him how fantastic Sean’s beard really is! Sean—who’s currently single, ladies—said his ex wasn’t a huge fan of his beard, which we can’t fully comprehend; we will happily admire such beard genius!

When one thinks indie rock and beards in the same vein, a hipster-esque beard may first come to mind, but at the recent Phosphorescent show at the Hi-Dive in Denver, we met Sean and he proved that men with incredibly burly beards also love the alt-rock. Sean’s a recent transplant to the Denver area from Reno, arriving just over a year ago. When he got out of the Marines he decided to go three months without shaving—and his current beard has surpassed the seven month mark—and we certainly hope his beard makes it a full year! When asked what his family thinks of his beard, he says his dad (who is also a former Marine) is somewhat skeptical; obviously we need to send him this amazing photo to prove to him how fantastic Sean’s beard really is! Sean—who’s currently single, ladies—said his ex wasn’t a huge fan of his beard, which we can’t fully comprehend; we will happily admire such beard genius! Obviously, his beard is the bomb; Prince even approves!

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‘Ol St. Rick

When you combine a great long beard, a love of craft beers, and a resemblance to Santa Claus, who do you get? Rick, who was born, raised, and has lived in south Denver most of his life, that’s who. We were tipped off about Rick (who’s had some sort of facial hair since high school, when he got in trouble for having a mustache), and his amazing beard by his fantastic wife, Terri. We love the stellar shape of Rick’s beard, but not as much as Terri, who claims it makes a great “handle” to pull him in close for a kiss!  Terri told us that young kids are always staring at Rick and his beard; her theory is that they may think he’s Santa, and he humors them by giving his beard a quick flip to make them smile—of course he’s a people pleaser; with that great beard, how could he not be? Terri said it’s easily been 12 years since she’s seen him clean shaven. Like many other amazing Beards of Denver, both Rick and Terri love visiting breweries—they’ve been to 149—yes, 149!—thus far, with Copper Kettle Brewing Company being their favorite (and also one of our favorites). Keep up that great beard growth, and beer sampling, Rick!

When you combine a great long beard, a love of craft beers, and a resemblance to Santa Claus, who do you get? Rick, who was born, raised, and has lived in south Denver most of his life, that’s who! We were tipped off about Rick (who’s had some sort of facial hair since high school, when he got in trouble for having a mustache), and his amazing beard by his fantastic wife, Terri. We love the stellar shape of Rick’s beard, but not as much as Terri, who claims it makes a great “handle” to pull him in close for a kiss! Terri told us that young kids are always staring at Rick and his beard; her theory is that they may think he’s Santa, and he humors them by giving his beard a quick flip to make them smile—of course he’s a people pleaser; with that great beard, how could he not be? Rick’s dedicated to the beard cause; Terri said it’s easily been 12 years since she’s seen him clean shaven. Like many other amazing Beards of Denver, both Rick and Terri love visiting breweries—they’ve been to 149—yes, 149!—thus far, with Copper Kettle Brewing Company being their favorite (and also one of our favorites). Keep up that great beard growth, and beer sampling, Rick!

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