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Damn the Man, Grow the Beard!

It’s no secret that a lot of our fantastic beard encounters here at Beards of Denver have occurred  whilst sampling some of the many fine brews crafted in our wonderful city.  It was on such an occasion on a recent chilly fall Saturday night that we found ourselves at Black Shirt Brewing, only to have our hearts warmed by meeting Ben and admiring his glorious beard.  Ben even managed to surprise us (we’re normally so unflappable) by admitting to being a Beards of Denver fan! You’re earning mega points there, Ben. The incarnation of Ben’s beard was about a year ago when he started a new gig and proclaimed he was no longer going to shave, which obviously has been a huge gain for the entire universe.  Ben, who’s lived in Denver about a year, is a true-bearded Coloradan, hailing from one of our favorite cities and northern neighbor, Fort Collins.  Ben shared that beard growth is all in the family: his dad hosts an annual chili party where almost all the men in Ben’s family sport beards, and we certainly expect an invite to the next one!  Ben’s wonderful wife of a year-and-a-half, Brittany, loves his beard, and we predict a long and happy life together for these two; after all, a bond built on beard-love cannot be broken!  Ben says normally strangers seem to fear his beard, with the notable exception of Beards of Denver (of course). Thanks Ben, keep the beard going strong!

It’s no secret that a lot of our fantastic beard encounters here at Beards of Denver have occurred whilst sampling some of the many fine brews crafted in our wonderful city. It was on such an occasion on a recent chilly fall Saturday night that we found ourselves at Black Shirt Brewing, only to have our hearts warmed by meeting Ben and admiring his glorious beard. Ben even managed to surprise us (we’re normally so unflappable) by admitting to being a Beards of Denver fan! You’re earning mega points there, Ben. The incarnation of Ben’s beard was about a year ago when he started a new gig and proclaimed he was no longer going to shave, which obviously has been a huge gain for the entire universe. Ben, who’s lived in Denver about a year, is a true-bearded Coloradan, hailing from one of our favorite cities and northern neighbor, Fort Collins. Ben shared that beard growth is all in the family: his dad hosts an annual chili party where almost all the men in Ben’s family sport beards, and we certainly expect an invite to the next one! Ben’s wonderful wife of a year-and-a-half, Brittany, loves his beard, and we predict a long and happy life together for these two; after all, a bond built on beard-love cannot be broken! Ben says normally strangers seem to fear his beard, with the notable exception of Beards of Denver (of course). Thanks Ben, keep the beard growing strong!

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Take this beard all the way

 On occasion, the stars align for the ladies of Beards of Denver.  When we think we’re simply heading out on the town for an always-innocent night of sippin’ whiskey and dancin’ to the folk-Americana-bluegrass-accordion-laced music we fancy, wouldn’t you know, a fabulous beard enters our orbit. Such was the case on a recent Friday night at Larimer Lounge in Denver, when our already wonderful night of listening to the amazing tunes of Hurray for the Riff Raff and Spirit Family Reunion was topped off by meeting Joe from Denver and admiring his amazing beard.  Believe it or not, ladies and gentlebeards, this is Joe’s first foray into serious beard growth.  He’s been growing his beard since February, and shared with us that lots of guys “Think they are not beard guys because it grows in patchy” but was adamant they need to stay the course and get past those uncomfortable stages until they reach full beard glory. We, of course, couldn’t agree more.  Joe, who often used to shave his head, altered his hair cut to complement his beard. Such good choices!  Joe shampoos his beard every few days, and came about using a beard cream in a rather serendipitous fashion.  Walking into the Dive Inn bar on South Broadway one night, he encountered a bar back there who makes a beard cream called Don’s Beard Cream, which accounts for his beard’s soft texture (turns out you can buy this at Indie 6).  Yet another example of wonderful Denver Beard-brotherhood. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this good Midwestern boy has called our fair city of Denver home the past eight years.  When not grooming his beard, he plays guitar and generally philosophizes.  Believe it or not ladies, Joe’s a free agent, which we’re sure won’t last for long with a beard like his.  He plans to put in at least a full year of beard growth, declaring “I feel like I’ve come so far and I need to take it to the limit.  Why do anything if you’re not going to go all the way?” Take it all the way, Joe! We can’t wait to see how your beard progresses come February.


On occasion, the stars align for the ladies of Beards of Denver. When we think we’re simply heading out on the town for an always-innocent night of sippin’ whiskey and dancin’ to the folk-Americana-bluegrass-accordion-laced music we fancy, wouldn’t you know, a fabulous beard enters our orbit. Such was the case on a recent Friday night at Larimer Lounge in Denver, when our already wonderful night of listening to the amazing tunes of Hurray for the Riff Raff (who put out one of our favorite albums this year) and Spirit Family Reunion was topped off by meeting Joe from Denver and admiring his amazing beard. Believe it or not, ladies and gentlebeards, this is Joe’s first foray into serious beard growth. He’s been growing his beard since February, and shared with us that lots of guys “Think they are not beard guys because it grows in patchy” but he was adamant they need to stay the course and get past those uncomfortable stages until they reach full beard glory. We, of course, couldn’t agree more. Joe, who often used to shave his head, altered his hair cut to complement his beard. Such good choices! Joe shampoos his beard every few days, and came about using a beard cream in a rather serendipitous fashion. Walking into the Dive Inn bar on South Broadway one night, he encountered a bar back there who makes a beard cream called Don’s Beard Cream, which accounts for his beard’s soft texture (turns out you can buy this at Indie 6). Yet another example of wonderful Denver Beard-brotherhood.
Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this good Midwestern boy has called our fair city of Denver home the past eight years. When not grooming his beard, he plays guitar and generally philosophizes. Believe it or not ladies, Joe’s a free agent, which we’re sure won’t last for long with a beard like his. He plans to put in at least a full year of beard growth, declaring “I feel like I’ve come so far and I need to take it to the limit. Why do anything if you’re not going to go all the way?” Take it all the way, Joe! We can’t wait to see how your beard progresses come February.

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Breathtaking Beard

You're especially lucky today, Beards of Denver loyalists, because we're bring you a beard that will make you breathe easier--literally and figuratively.  We met Mark while we were awaiting entry into the Great American Beer Festival in October, and we couldn't have been more pleased to make his acquaintance.  Mark started this version of his great beard journey in October of 2012 when he lost his job, but he's had a beard the better part of the past 12 years. As you can expect, Mark is quite the wise man.  Mark, who now works at the Pima Medical Institue teaching in the Respiratory Therapy department, has been growing his beard ever since he started the gig there last year, and his boss is one of his biggest supporters.  His wife and daughter, however, are not fans of his beard, which, of course, we find astonishing.  Mark says that doesn't deter his dedication to his beard growth, it just means a little less lovin' from his sweetheart.  Mark said his wife wouldn't help him braid the pretzels into his beard as a form of protest, but even with her dislike of his manly mane, their marriage is going on 14 years strong.  Mark, who lives in Highlands Ranch, says he gets lots of comments on his beard, especially from other bearded brothers "It's like a beard fraternity" he told us. One we'd proudly pledge!  Thanks Mark! we hope all those pretzels came in handy at GABF!

You’re especially lucky today, Beards of Denver loyalists, because we’re bringing you a beard that will make you breathe easier–literally and figuratively. We met Mark while we were awaiting entry into the Great American Beer Festival in October, and we couldn’t have been more pleased to make his acquaintance. Mark started this version of his great beard journey in October of 2012 when he lost his job, but he’s had a beard the better part of the past 12 years (as you can expect, Mark is quite the wise man). Mark, who now works at the Pima Medical Institute teaching in the Respiratory Therapy department, has been growing his beard ever since he started his gig there last year, and his boss is one of his biggest supporters. His wife and daughter, however, are not exactly fans of his beard, which, of course, we find astonishing. Mark says that doesn’t deter his dedication to his beard growth, it just means a little less lovin’ from his sweetheart. If you look closely, you can see Mark braided the pretzels into his beard for GABF, which is his own handiwork;  his wife wouldn’t help him as a form of protest. Even with her dislike of his manly mane, their marriage is going on 14 years strong!  We hope his beard has at least a little to do with that great success.  Mark, who lives in Highlands Ranch, says he gets lots of comments on his beard, especially from other bearded brothers “It’s like a beard fraternity,” he told us. One we’d proudly pledge, Mark! We hope all those pretzels came in handy at GABF.

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Dedicated to Denver

The ladies of Beards of Denver always feel fortunate when we are lucky enough to meet a new (to us) bearded Denver gentleman, and we always have a hunch when we visit one of our fair city’s wonderful breweries that Lady Bearded Luck is a bit more likely to smile upon us. Such was the case on a recent fall night in Denver, where we were happened upon Kyle and his fiery-gingerbeard as we were walking into Black Shirt Brewing in RiNo neighborhood.  Kyle, who is originally from Mississippi, lives in North City Park with his lovely sweetheart Erin and their dog Belle.   His glorious beard originates from the fact that he’s not very good at shaving, and he noted “Everybody loves it.” And how could you not love such a beard with that captivating fiery hue?  Kyle’s redbeard is even more fitting when we found out he works at Fire on the Mountain in Highlands, our favorite wings spot in the city (and a mecca to find many impressive beards to admire).  In addition to Kyle’s dedication to his beard, he has major allegiance to D-Town, proudly stating, “What other cities compare to Denver?? San Fran is cool, but it’s NOT Denver.” We couldn’t agree more Kyle.  You and that fantastic beard of yours best never leave!

The ladies of Beards of Denver always feel fortunate when we are lucky enough to meet a new (to us) bearded Denver gentleman, and we always have a hunch when we visit one of our fair city’s wonderful breweries that Lady Bearded Luck is a bit more likely to smile upon us. Such was the case on a recent fall night in Denver, where we happened upon Kyle and his fiery-gingerbeard as we were walking into Black Shirt Brewing in RiNo neighborhood. Kyle, who is originally from Mississippi, lives in North City Park with his lovely sweetheart Erin and their dog Belle. His glorious beard originates from the fact that he’s not very good at shaving, and he noted “Everybody loves it.” And how could you not love such a beard with that captivating red hue? Kyle’s redbeard is even more fitting when we found out he works at Fire on the Mountain in Highlands, our favorite wings spot in the city (and a mecca to find many impressive beards to admire). In addition to Kyle’s dedication to his beard, he has major allegiance to D-Town, proudly stating, “What other cities compare to Denver?? San Fran is cool, but it’s NOT Denver.” We couldn’t agree more Kyle. You and that fantastic beard of yours best never leave!

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Señor Guapo

Sometimes in life, we take leaps. Some are big, some are small, some are of faith, some are into pools, but whatever the kind, they are almost always worth it.  Today, Beards of Denver loyalists, we bring you Mr. Eric Pynn, who isn’t afraid to take a leap, including growing his fantastic gingerbeard to its full glory. Back in April, Eric took a leave of absence from his job as a financial consultant to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with his sweetheart Manisha.  Eric’s beard, which he has had for three years, had been kept in check via trimmings prior to this epic journey because when not a mountain man, Eric is a slave to The Man, making his living in the business world. Eric and Manisha’s 152-day PCT journey allowed Eric’s beard to reach its full potential, evidence both in the photo from the trail and the photo from last week when we caught up with him at Vine Street in Denver. Eric, who grew up in Indiana, has always played catch-up when its come to growing his beard in comparison to his father and brothers (in fact, we suspect the real reason he hiked the PCT was to grow that beard out to its full glory). Because his beard takes more coaxing than his brothers’ and dad’s to come to fruition, his family finds it funny that he now constantly is With Beard.  Eric blames the sweet Colorado livin’ he’s been privy to the past nine years on the birth of his beard, being first inspired by an impressive telemark skier he encountered with a frosty-beard who blew by him in Vail’s back bowls.  Filled with beard (and ski) envy, Eric embarked on a journey to both learn to tele and grow a massive beard. We’re not sure where he’s at with the skiing, but we hope that beard holds up. Eric’s favorite part about his beard are the nicknames he collects from it. Manisha, obviously Eric’s #1 beard fan, nicknamed him Gingerbeard long ago (as if we needed more reasons to love her) and her three nieces call him “Bob the Lumberjack” (neglecting to learn his real name; but who needs real names? It’s important to teach the world’s youth the value of the beard at a young age!)  In addition Eric’s been dubbed “Cougar Bait” and “Señor Guapo”. Manisha’s favorite story of Eric’s beard is how he received the nickname “Señor Guapo” whilst on the PCT (which became his trail name).  On a rest day, Eric and Manisha were waiting on a trolley in Mammoth Lakes and a 50-ish Mexican named Maria struck up a conversation with them, and asked Manisha if they were married.  When she found the answer was no, Maria hit on Eric the entire trolley ride. Upon exiting, she called out “Adios, Señor Guapo!” Manisha firmly believes Eric’s long locks and flowing beard earned him Maria’s affections, and we have to agree. Senor Guapo, indeed! Thanks Eric and Midge!

Sometimes in life, we take leaps. Some are big, some are small, some are of faith, some are into pools, but whatever the kind, they are almost always worth it. Today, Beards of Denver loyalists, we bring you Mr. Eric Pynn, who isn’t afraid to take a leap, including growing his fantastic gingerbeard to its full glory. Back in April, Eric took a leave of absence from his job as a financial consultant to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with his sweetheart Manisha. Eric’s beard, which he has had for three years, had been kept in check via trimmings prior to this epic journey because when not a mountain man, Eric is a slave to The Man, making his living in the business world.
Eric and Manisha’s 152-day PCT journey allowed Eric’s beard to reach its full potential, evidence both in the photo from the trail and the photo from last week when we caught up with him at Vine Street in Denver. Eric, who grew up in Indiana, has always played catch-up when it has come to growing his beard in comparison to his father and brothers (in fact, we suspect the real reason he hiked the PCT was to grow that beard out to its full glory). Because his beard takes more coaxing than his brothers’ and dad’s to come to fruition, his family finds it funny that he now constantly is With Beard. Eric blames the sweet Colorado livin’ he’s been privy to the past nine years on the birth of his beard, being first inspired by an impressive telemark skier he encountered with a frosty-beard who blew by him in Vail’s back bowls. Filled with beard (and ski) envy, Eric embarked on a journey to both learn to tele and grow a massive beard. We’re not sure where he’s at with the skiing, but we hope that beard holds up.
Eric’s favorite part about his beard is the nicknames he collects because of it. Manisha, obviously Eric’s #1 beard fan, nicknamed him Gingerbeard long ago (as if we needed more reasons to love her) and her three nieces call him “Bob the Lumberjack” (neglecting to learn his real name; but who needs real names? It’s important to teach the world’s youth the value of the beard at a young age!) In addition, Eric’s been dubbed “Cougar Bait” and “Señor Guapo”. Manisha’s favorite story of Eric’s beard is how he received the nickname “Señor Guapo” whilst on the PCT (which became his trail name). On a rest day, Eric and Manisha were waiting for a trolley in Mammoth Lakes and a 50-ish woman from Mexico named Maria struck up a conversation with them, and asked Manisha if they were married. When she found the answer was no, Maria hit on Eric the entire trolley ride. Upon exiting, she called out “Adios, Señor Guapo!” Manisha firmly believes Eric’s long locks and flowing beard earned him Maria’s affections, and we have to agree. Señor Guapo, indeed! Thanks Eric and Midge!

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It’s Our First Beardiversary!

Well, ladies and our ever-loved bearded gentlemen, it’s been a wonderful, wild, and exciting ride documenting the Bewitching Bearded Boys of Denver for you the past year!  It’s hard for us to believe that 365 days have passed since we cemented our friendship and embarked on our poetic, and most favorite, journey yet: That of bringing the bearded (and occasionally) mustachioed love to you. Thanks to all of the bearded fans out there, our fabulous beard correspondents, and most importantly the bearded men of Denver who bring so much joy to our fuzzy-burly-beard-lovin hearts. Our emergence as pogonologists would not have been possible without you! We can’t wait to bring you more whiskered wonder in the next year to come. Cheers and Beards! Kate and Leah

Well, ladies and our ever-loved bearded gentlemen, it’s been a wonderful, wild, and exciting ride documenting the Bewitching Bearded Boys of Denver for you the past year! It’s hard for us to believe that 365 days have passed since we cemented our friendship and embarked on our poetic, and most favorite, journey yet: That of bringing the bearded (and occasionally) mustachioed love to you. Thanks to all of the bearded fans out there, our fabulous beard correspondents, and most importantly the bearded men of Denver who bring so much joy to our fuzzy-burly-beard-lovin’ hearts. Our emergence as pogonologists would not have been possible without you! We can’t wait to bring you more whiskered wonder in the next year to come. Cheers and Beards!
Kate and Leah

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Modest Mustache

It’s Movember, Beards of Denver faithful, and to kick it off right we bring you a magnificent, yet modest, mustache! Meet Macon, who has been growing his stellar ‘stache for over two years.  Originally from Houston, Macon’s been a Coloradoan since 2001 and a Denverite since 2007.  He told us the best part of sporting his ‘stache is that people buy him drinks all the time, and the worst part is that everyone wants to talk about it—guilty as charged—particularly bros, kids, and cougars (why are we not surprised about the cougars?  Look at that face!)  In fact, Macon’s been beckoned by cougars who asked him if mustache rides are free; Ladies, take note: Please buy the gentleman a drink first! While most people approach Macon to admire his mustache, occasionally people are aggressive; and he even got called out on the 16th Street mall recently. Obviously, that person needed to feel the ‘stache love.  Speaking of love, Macon said his sweethearts are a fan of his ‘stache, and are always surprised at how soft it is, which may be due to the fact he waxes it almost everyday with mustache wax a friend gave him called Mr. Mustard’s Magnificent Magical Mustache Manicuring Miracle Wax (say that five times fast), which he keeps in his pocket right next to his Altoids. We love that dedication to the ‘stache. Macon’s mom and sis like his ‘stache more than when he had his beard, as they want to see those gorgeous cheekbones! Understandable, ladies. Macon told us when he rocked his beard it was really wiry, but he figured it was a good way to find a great lady: If a girl loved him with his big, wiry, ridiculous beard she must really love him.  We’re just glad at least the ‘stache lives on. Besides growing that superb ‘stache, Macon is a professional musician, playing upright bass and guitar in a few bands in town, including the wonderful band Paper Bird (who we’re big fans of here at Beards of Denver). He also dabbles in landscaping, carpentry, and soon pedi-cabbing.  We predict people will be lining up to get a pedi-cab ride from this ‘stache!  If you see Macon around, perhaps just give him a knowing nod of appreciation; he likes that his ‘stache is well-received but doesn’t always need to talk about it. Duly noted, and most appreciated. Thanks Macon!

It’s Movember, Beards of Denver faithful, and to kick it off right we bring you a magnificent, yet modest, mustache! Meet Macon, who has been growing his stellar ‘stache for over two years. Originally from Houston, Macon’s been a Coloradoan since 2001 and a Denverite since 2007. He told us the best part of sporting his ‘stache is that people buy him drinks all the time, and the worst part is that everyone wants to talk about it (guilty as charged) particularly bros, kids, and cougars (why are we not surprised about the cougars? Look at that face!) In fact, Macon’s been beckoned by cougars who asked him if mustache rides are free. Ladies, take note: Please buy the gentleman a drink first!
While most people admire his mustache, occasionally bros are aggressive;  he even got called out on the 16th Street mall recently. Obviously, that person needed to feel the ‘stache love! Speaking of love, Macon said his sweethearts are a fan of his ‘stache, and are always surprised at how soft it is, which may be due to the fact he waxes it almost everyday with mustache wax a friend gave him called Mr. Mustard’s Magnificent Magical Mustache Manicuring Miracle Wax (say that five times fast), which he keeps in his pocket right next to his Altoids. We love that dedication to the ‘stache.
Macon’s mom and sis like his ‘stache more than when he had his beard, as they want to see those gorgeous cheekbones! Understandable, ladies. Macon told us when he rocked his beard it was really wiry, but he figured it was a good way to find a great lady: If a girl loved him with his big, wiry, ridiculous beard she must really love him. We’re just glad at least the ‘stache lives on.
Besides growing that superb ‘stache, Macon is a professional musician, playing upright bass and guitar in a few bands in town, including the wonderful band Paper Bird (who we’re big fans of here at Beards of Denver).  Additionally, he just started a record label, Collectible Records, which had its first release the end of September. He also dabbles in landscaping, carpentry, and soon pedi-cabbing. We predict people will be lining up to get a pedi-cab ride from this ‘stache! If you see Macon around, perhaps just give him a knowing nod of appreciation; he likes that his ‘stache is well-received but doesn’t always need to talk about it. Duly noted, and most appreciated. Thanks Macon!

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Strong Man Beard

Occasionally here at Beards of Denver we are fortunate enough to feature some of our good buddies and their bomb beards, and such is the case today.  Beards of Denver lovelies, meet Kyle.  Residing in Denver now for over eight years, Kyle’s a true local Denver bearded gem.  Kyle’s beard represents his beard-growing effort over the entire summer, and this is the longest his beard has ever been in his life, and we certainly applaud and support this beard dedication!  When we snapped this pic of Kyle in mid-September he was, sadly, planning to trim his beard to attend a wedding, but don’t fear, beard-adoring public: Kyle always participates in Movember (where he usually sports an impressive handlebar ‘stache) and is planning to Beard Up again for the winter (we’d have to have a serious talk if this wasn’t the case). Kyle’s lovely mother, who also lives in the Denver area, does not approve of his beard because she thinks the ladies won’t like it; luckily, we can prove that theory wrong right here and now! Kyle fully embraces the grey featured in his beard, as we believe he should.  When he’s not attending to his facial hair Kyle competes locally in Olympic weightlifting, where there is some precedent for awesome facial hair, and we’re certainly glad this strong man is joining the bearded-muscle ranks. Thanks Kyle! Can’t wait to see what Movember holds.

Occasionally here at Beards of Denver we are fortunate enough to feature some of our good buddies and their bomb beards, and such is the case today. Beards of Denver lovelies, meet Kyle. Residing in Denver now for over eight years, Kyle’s a true local Denver bearded gem. Kyle’s beard represents his beard-growing effort over the entire summer, and this is the longest his beard has ever been in his life, and we certainly applaud and support this beard dedication! When we snapped this pic of Kyle in mid-September he was, sadly, planning to trim his beard to attend a wedding, but don’t fear, beard-adoring public: Kyle always participates in Movember (where he usually sports an impressive handlebar ‘stache) and is planning to Beard Up again for the winter (we’d have to have a serious talk if this wasn’t the case). Kyle’s lovely mother, who also lives in the Denver area, does not approve of his beard because she thinks the ladies won’t like it; luckily, we can prove that theory wrong right here and now! Kyle fully embraces the grey featured in his beard, as we believe he should. When he’s not attending to his facial hair Kyle competes locally in Olympic weightlifting, where there is some precedent for awesome facial hair, and we’re certainly glad this strong man is joining the bearded-muscle ranks. Thanks Kyle! Can’t wait to see what Movember holds.

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True Yeard Achievement (From Afghanistan!)

Beards of Denver fans, we bring you today a Denver dude who has stayed true to the beard tradition even being literally thousands of miles away: meet Preston, who has been living in Afghanistan since January 2013.  Preston contacted B of D from the base of the northern Afghanistan mountains (through the power of the mighty Facebook) and we are ever-so-glad he did. Preston is a true beard-liever, as even the summer heat of Afghanistan was no match for he and his beard; it stayed all summer, and he even proudly stated, “If I won't shave my  beard for a girl, Afghanistan stands no chance.”  Preston is a fairly recent Denver transplant, moving to the Five Points neighborhood of our wonderful city in November 2012, and if all goes as planned he will be back in town shortly after the new year.  Preston relocated to Denver for many fantastic reasons, including the abundance of sunshine allowing for long motorcycle rides with his beard blowing in the wind, as well as the many options for skiing and riding: this beard does them both!  Having formerly served in the Air Force for six years, Preston now flies UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) for a company and this allows him to live, and grow his beard, where he chooses.  He can’t wait to come back home to Denver and enjoy the craft beer, mountain biking, camping, and of course, get many more compliments on that gorgeous beard.  The photo featuring Preston’s and his beard documents his recent “YEARD” achievement: the first time he has ever let his beard grow a full year!  We could not be prouder, and approve of that cigar of celebration.  Take care Preston and can’t wait to admire that beard in person when you’re back in D-Town!

Beards of Denver fans, we bring you today a Denver dude who has stayed true to the beard tradition even being literally thousands of miles away: meet Preston, who has been living in Afghanistan since January 2013. Preston contacted B of D from the base of the northern Afghanistan mountains (through the power of the mighty Facebook) and we are ever-so-glad he did. Preston is a true beard-liever, as even the summer heat of Afghanistan was no match for he and his beard; it stayed all summer, and he even proudly stated, “If I won’t shave my beard for a girl, Afghanistan stands no chance.” Preston is a fairly recent Denver transplant, moving to the Five Points neighborhood of our wonderful city in November 2012, and if all goes as planned he will be back in town shortly after the new year. Preston relocated to Denver for many fantastic reasons, including the abundance of sunshine allowing for long motorcycle rides with his beard blowing in the wind, as well as the many options for skiing and riding: this beard does them both! Having formerly served in the Air Force for six years, Preston now flies UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) for a company and this allows him to live, and grow his beard, where he chooses. He can’t wait to come back home to Denver and enjoy the craft beer, mountain biking, camping, and of course, get many more compliments on that gorgeous beard. This photo featuring Preston and his beard documents his recent “YEARD” achievement: the first time he has ever let his beard grow a full year! We could not be prouder, and approve of that cigar of celebration. Take care Preston and can’t wait to admire that beard in person when you’re back in D-Town!

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More than a Shel of a Beard

Here in Denver, we are fortunate for so many reasons. We have tons of breweries from which to sample so many frothy brews; we are able to get around on bikes almost anywhere in our wonderful city; and every night of the week there are a multitude of great live music choices to choose from. It is at one of our favorite venues, the Larimer Lounge, where we met Nate and his stop-you-in-your-tracks beard. We were there to see two wonderful bands--Shel out of Fort Collins and Whiskey Shivers out of Austin--and were pleasantly surprised to also meet Nate. Nate has been growing his amazing mane on and off since 2004, and has lived in Denver about 13 years. When he's not playing the role of volunteer roadie for Shel he works at Renegade Publik House in Denver, which features many of the aforementioned delicious brews. Nate said his mom has a love/hate relationship with his beard (clearly we need to get her over to our side of pure appreciation) and--get ready for this ladies--he has no sweetheart. With a beard like this and that much dapper style, that won't be the case for long. Thanks Nate! We'll be by Renegade to see you, and admire that beard of yours, soon!

Here in Denver, we are fortunate for so many reasons. We have tons of breweries from which to sample so much frothy deliciousness; we are able to get around on bikes almost anywhere in our wonderful city; and every night of the week there are a multitude of great live music choices to see. It is at one of our favorite venues, the Larimer Lounge, where we met Nate and his stop-you-in-your-tracks beard. We were there to see two wonderful bands–Shel out of Fort Collins and Whiskey Shivers out of Austin–and were pleasantly surprised to meet Nate between sets. Nate has been growing his amazing mane on and off since 2004, and has lived in Denver about 13 years. When he’s not playing the role of volunteer roadie for Shel he works at Renegade Publik House in Denver, which features many of the aforementioned delicious brews. Nate said his mom has a love/hate relationship with his beard (clearly we need to get her over to our side of pure appreciation) and–get ready for this ladies–he has no sweetheart!? With a beard like this and that much dapper style, that won’t be the case for long. Thanks Nate! We’ll be by Renegade to see you, and admire that beard of yours, soon!

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