University Park loses Fermaentra, its only microbrewery

In a surprising turn of events, the owners of Fermaentra (1715 East Evans Avenue) have closed their doors. According to the Washington Park Profile, the “owners cited overhead and rising costs as the reason for the closure”.

The site shows ‘For Lease”. Furniture and brewing equipment remain.

The brewery closing is a surprise considering that the location was usually bustling during business hours – but the location did not open up until the afternoon – one of the operation’s shortfalls. The microbrewery operated with food trucks (a Denver ordinance for food service at microbreweries), featured local art on its walls and offered board games for patrons. Fermaentra was particularly busy after hockey and lacrosse games as well as other on-campus events. Continue reading University Park loses Fermaentra, its only microbrewery

Crimson & Gold Show Episode 5: Processing a lost Gold Pan and previewing the playoffs

After a long hiatus thanks to some scheduling oddities and poorly-timed vacations (lookin’ at you, Nick), the Crimson & Gold Show is back just ahead of the postseason! Denver was swept by CC over the weekend and for the first time in five years, the Tigers have claimed the trophy. It was a rough weekend for the Pios but in the end, the regular season is now over and the “season that matters” is about to start. The Pioneers will welcome archrival North Dakota to Magness Arena next weekend for the first round of the NCHC Tournament.

Click below to listen to a recap of the weekend with CC and a look ahead to UND next weekend: Continue reading Crimson & Gold Show Episode 5: Processing a lost Gold Pan and previewing the playoffs

Pioneers lay second straight egg against Tigers, lose Gold Pan for first time in five years

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Wash. Rinse. Repeat. If you had watched Friday night’s game between the #6 Denver Pioneers and Colorado College Tigers, congratulations. You effectively watched Saturday night’s at the World Arena as well. The only things that changed a night after Denver’s dud of a performance against CC at Magness Arena were the uniforms. Once again, Denver failed to generate any offense and this time went down 1-0. Continue reading Pioneers lay second straight egg against Tigers, lose Gold Pan for first time in five years

NCAA Championships Day 4: Denver’s Jett Seymour wins Slalom National Championship

Photo: Courtesy of Denver AthleticsNational Champion Jett Seymour

The Denver Alpine team took to the slopes on the final day of the NCAA Skiing Championships in Stowe, Vermont. While the Pioneers did not repeat as team champions, a DU sophomore won an individual NCAA championship.

On the men’s side, DU sophomore Jett Seymour became a national champion and All-American with a first-place finish in the men’s slalom Saturday morning.

On the women’s side, Denver had another strong Alpine performance as Andrea Komsic finished 6th and Amelia Smart finished 4th in slalom. Both are now  All-Americans. Continue reading NCAA Championships Day 4: Denver’s Jett Seymour wins Slalom National Championship

The history of the Gold Pan as told by Frank Serratore and Don Lucia

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Springs Gazette

Frank Serratore and Don Lucia grew up just six miles apart in Northeastern Minnesota and attended rival high schools. The duo were no strangers to the tradition, intensity and antics that coincide with long-standing rivalries. If anything, Serratore and Lucia embraced them. Continue reading The history of the Gold Pan as told by Frank Serratore and Don Lucia

Alex Leclerc, Tigers spoil Pioneers’ Senior Night, delay Gold Pan clinching by a night

DENVER – For just the second time since 2014, the #6 Denver Pioneers find themselves on the wrong end of a regular season game against archrival Colorado College. In Denver’s Senior Night, the final home regular season game of the 2018-19 season at Magness Arena, two first period goals from Mason Bergh and Trey Bradley and yet another stellar performance between the pipes by CC goalie Alex Leclerc were enough to sink the Pioneers and delay any clinching of the Gold Pan by one night with a 2-1 road victory. Continue reading Alex Leclerc, Tigers spoil Pioneers’ Senior Night, delay Gold Pan clinching by a night

NCAA Championships Day 3: Pioneers fade in Nordic Classical

Photo: Courtesy of DenverPioneers.com

The Pioneers continued their recent trend of every-other-year wins. And, Denver is usually not at their best when out East. It has never been more true than Friday when the Nordic team experienced another bad day.

Denver’s hopes for a repeat national championship were all but dashed in Stowe, Vermont Friday when the Pioneers struggled at the men’s (20k) and women’s (15k) Classical events. Denver needed to hold serve or make a little bit of progress but neither happened this morning. Continue reading NCAA Championships Day 3: Pioneers fade in Nordic Classical

Denver Hockey Series Preview: Colorado College

No. 6 Denver plays their final series of the regular season versus Colorado College with the Gold Pan and a record on the line

It seems like just yesterday we were talking about what the Denver Pioneers were going to do without coach Jim Montgomery.  We pondered how the defense would fare without the experience of Adam Plant and Tariq Hammond.  And what would this forward group do without future NHL stars Troy Terry, Dylan Gambrell, and Henrik Borgström in the lineup?  But as the 2018-19 Pioneers prepare for their final home game of the regular season at Magness Arena Friday, this team under coach David Carle has a lot to be proud of with a 19-8-5 record. Continue reading Denver Hockey Series Preview: Colorado College

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