Arthur DeVitalis, Peak to Peak. From alcohol to the finest herb in Colorado, the Peak to Peak region still has plenty to offer for adult amenities in the midst of Covid-19. The best grass and THC infusions can be found from Nederland to Central City and Black Hawk, in addition to locally crafted and high quality adult beverages. Safety precautions including curbside pickup and more are offered at many of these locations, with advance online ordering available as well. Remember, consume safely and don’t get behind the wheel after taking a load off with some of these stores’ fare.
Canyon Liquors is the one-stop-shop for anyone looking for adult beverages in Coal Creek Canyon. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday. Everything from beer to wine, and too many varieties of liquor to list is available at Canyon. Visit their Facebook page for stock updates and new beverages as they become available.
Location: 30550 Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon
Call 303-642-3200 for pickup and more information.
Dam Liquor Store
Dam Liquor Store is available to provide adult beverages from beer and liquor to wine from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Located in the Caribou Shopping Center, the business has been open for nearly three decades. Owner Scott Haynes specializes in finding unique wines sourced from area vineyards. Stop by to see the selection or call to find out about Christmas Specials. Be sure to check the gift table there, featuring something for everyone with the discerning taste.
Location: 20 Lakeview Drive #114, Nederland
Call 303-258-9002 for pickup and more information.
Peak Wine and Spirits
Peak Wine and Spirits offers a great selection of craft beer, spirits and wine. New additions are often featured on Facebook. Specialty beers and wines commonly fill the shelves, in addition to sake, whiskey, bourbon and some liquor you won’t find anywhere else. For specials and orders 24/7, visit the website or stop by between 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday hours are from noon to 8 p.m. “We are still requiring masks and social distancing of six feet between customers. We sometimes need to limit the number of customers in the store due to the distancing requirements, so try to come before 4 or after 6 to avoid the wait,” staff wrote in response to recent Covid-19 developments. There are almost always drinks on sale, so be sure to ask or visit the sale section of the website.
Location: 150 North Jefferson Street, Nederland
Call (607) 343-7034 for info on selections and new additions to the shelves.
Mid County Liquors serves Gilpin County with a huge selection of wine, beer and liquors. The store features beer specials every Sunday, including seltzer and ciders, for buy one and get a second for one half off. They also have a special 25 percent off for brands of schnapps with recipe ideas of how to use it. Tasting events are ongoing, typically held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The store offers more than 150 varieties of beer and 180 varieties of wine. The store’s hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the store is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Stop by or call ahead for pickup.
Location: 17218 Highway 119, mid Gilpin County
Call (303) 642-7686 for info on upcoming tastings and specials.
Underground Liquor is still serving in-store and via drive-through in Black Hawk. Ask about the customer rewards program while you shop a large selection of liquors or check out Christmas gift specials. Underground is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., so plan to be there a little earlier if picking up. IPAs, craft beers, whiskey and other concoctions are waiting to be enjoyed.
Location: 15107 Highway 119, mid Gilpin County
Call 303-582-6034 for more information on everything Underground has to offer in Black Hawk.
Base Camp and Pickle Liquors
Pickle Liquors is located in Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon. Offering more than just liquor and beer, the store is a convenient stop for groceries, gas, laundry supplies, and more for the camper that forgot one thing at home. The store is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call ahead for more information on selections and holiday closures or visit the website to see adult beverages always in stock.
Location: 661 Highway 46, Black Hawk
Call 303-582-9979 for info on everything Base Camp offers.
Annie Oakley’s Emporium
Annie Oakley’s Emporium continues to serve Central City and the surrounding area. The shop also contains the Bon Fire Dispensary. Groceries are available on the first floor, while the liquor store fills the second landing. The dispensary offers member rewards with the Mile Higher Club, in addition to more specials throughout the establishment. The grocery and liquor store are open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., while the dispensary’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie%20Oakley’s%20Emporium/ 667232053349975/
Location: 135 Nevada Street, Central City
Call (303) 582-3530 for more on what is in-store.
Producing medicinal and recreational marijuana on a large scale is IgadI’s specialty. Growing from a 12,500 square foot facility in Tabernash, the company sells fine green in Nederland, Central City, and beyond. Flower, concentrates, vapor, and edibles are all available online and in-store. The dispensary is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week in Nederland, and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays in Central City. Friday and Saturday hours in Central City are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. To place an order online, visit their website and see the showcase of current products.
Location: 150 N Jefferson Street #B3, Nederland
171 Lawrence Street, Central City
Call (303) 258-7058 for the shop in Nederland or 303-582-3093 for the Central City location.
Silver Stem Fine Cannabis
Employees at Silver Stem grow the sweet herb using organic farming practices and conscious techniques for the potent plants. The store also sells a wide variety of edibles, cartridges, topical products and patches. Apparel, shake, pre-rolls and vape specials are available online, in addition to 23 strains with four new varieties coming soon. Call ahead for pickup between the hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. “Silver Stem’s mission is to deliver the finest quality cannabis and cannabis-derived products to its adult customers in a safe and professional environment, while educating and providing a memorable experience,” reads the company’s mission statement. “Our flower is grown exclusively in soil and is hand-watered and hand-pruned.”
Location: 1 West 1st Street #1, Nederland
Call 303-258-3552 to find out about specials or a specific strain you’re looking for.
Even after the Green Rush, Harvest House continues to provide quality cannabis including flower, sodas, creams, vape cartridges, and even gear to get started. Pickup is available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Online ordering begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Stop by for pre-rolls and tinctures as well. Harvest House is locally owned, and products are locally grown. All Harvest flower is pesticide free.
Location: 211 South Bridge Street, Nederland
Call 303-258-3144 to place an order or inquire about products.
The Kind Castle is a recreational cannabis dispensary that opened its doors on July 10, 2020, and is located on Highway 119 in Nederland. The store is the second of its kind, the first of which is located in Parachute, CO, which was recognized in 2019 by Leafbuyer for Best of the Best in the US for their dispensary design.
They pride themselves on a unique variety of products and offer daily specials and discounts to locals and medical card holders. The Locals Discount includes Everyday $25 eighths, $50 quarters, 420 joint specials and daily deals. Additional discounts include a 20% discount for veterans and industry professionals. Medical card holders receive a 15% discount. Discounts do not apply to items already on sale and discounts cannot be stacked. They are open Sunday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 98 Highway 119, Nederland
Call 303-258-7210 for additional information.
Pre-rolls, fine flower, sativa, indica and hybrids are all under one roof at Green Grass Alternative Medicine. Green Grass is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Central City. In-store shopping and curbside pickup are available currently, with a wide variety of strains to choose from.
Location: 440 Lawrence Street, Central City
Call 303-582-5088 to place a pick-up order or find out more about what’s available.
Golden Nugget Dispensary
Located in historic downtown Central City, Golden Nugget Dispensary offers much in the way of cartridges, edibles, pre-rolls, wax and flower for the discerning customer. Golden Nugget is within walking distance of the casinos, to take the edge off or relax before another run. The dispensary is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but opens 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 127 Main Street, Central City
Call 303-582-2043 for daily specials and more special treats.
Rocky Mountain Organics Dispensary
Rocky Mountain Organics operates out of Black Hawk and Central City, providing high-class grass that is never pre-packaged. All strains are available to smell, and staff is on-hand to explain or educate anyone about specific products. The Black Hawk location is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sundays. Friday and Saturday hours are extended from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In Central City, Rocky Mountain is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday as well. Edibles, gum, cartridges, and even tried-and-true buds come in a wide variety and selection.
Locations: 5312 Highway 119, Black Hawk
149 Gregory Street, Central City
(Originally published in the December 17, 2020, edition of The Mountain-Ear.)