We are Closed today Wednesday September 6th. It’s been a busy summer and our amazing crew needs some much deserved rest and a mental health break. Sorry for any inconvenience to our patrons.
Don’t Miss this race!! It’s our inaugural event for the Entertainment District in Silverton. Golden Block Brewery and the Grand Imperial are hosting a Common Consumption Area on the sidewalk and part of the street. This means you can purchase from our bars and take it outside in the designated area and enjoy watch the […]
We just set this new website up in March but since we were closed for the month of April we didn’t really start posting till May and you can see in the image above how the traffic took off as soon as we starting doing so. Since then, we’ve had over 10,000 hits on our […]
Yesterday Silverton got a dusting of snow in town while the passes picked an inch or more. What this means is that this morning we find the Aspen trees at their peak of color with a blanket of white beneath them. Bottom line, grab your camera and get out there for some amazingly rare […]
This weekend could possibly mark the peak of fall colors for Silverton and San Juan County in general, so hop in the car and take a nice casual drive up to the Golden Block Brewery in Silverton for a beer and some pizza as you take in the amazing scenery. While there is still some […]
The other night our amazing volunteer firefighters voted to officially take over the fireworks for next year! This is fantastic news as the SVFD has been responsible for the Silverton 4th of July fireworks for decades and this year proved to be a bit of a dud with the new location and a new crew […]
Yesterday I drove over Red Mountain Pass and the colors are really starting to take off. Silverton itself is still mostly green but is starting to get some patches of reds and orange higher up. If you are taking the train the leaves will be about 99% green at this point as so much […]
Clear Lake Trail is an amazing place to get the jeep out for a 1/2 day out and back. the trailhead is located near the end of South Mineral Creek Road which is located a few miles North of Silverton on Highway 550. Clear Lake Trail is a moderately difficult trail with the most difficult […]
As the tops of the mountains are starting to see a regular dusting of snow we thought it would be fun to run a contest to see who can guess when the first major snowfall will hit Silverton. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below with a date and the […]
The last karaoke of the summer is this Monday night. Come on down and belt out your favorite tunes with the whole town. This is one of our biggest nights so clear your schedule and step on up to the bar. Karaoke night at the brewery is calling!
Yesterday afternoon I spotted these two Moose near the intersection of Hwy 550 and S. Mineral Creek. If you see a bunch of cars parked on the side of the road, chances are that they’ve spotted one of these majestic animals. Towering up to 7 feet in height at the shoulders, moose are very impressive […]
August 5th marked the one year anniversary of the Gold King Mine Spill so all the restaurants in town decided to do some kind of $5 special ranging from greasy pork sliders to this rusty colored, small batch (10 gallon) EPA-IPA we brewed here at the Golden Block. This muddy looking beer, designed to replicate […]
It’s early August and the wildflowers are peaking! San Juan County and Silverton are famous for their amazing wildflowers so if you’re planning on doing some hikes up here you should hurry up and go before they start dropping their petals. Check out this photo gallery for inspiration. To get out and see […]
Silverton, Colorado has DEEP mining roots and the Hardrockers Holidays celebrate this connection like no other annual event. This is an amazing event that’s not only educational, but also a TON of fun for the whole family. To really round out your experience, consider taking some time to tour the Old 100 Mine, the […]
One of the great joys of the Rocky Mountains is to head out into the forest and come back with a good hearty meal. Wild mushrooms are a delicious treat and a lot of fun to go hunt. I found these chanterelles a few days ago north of town near hwy 550. I can’t tell […]
We have a special treat tonight, August 6th. A New Mexico based ska/reggae band will be rocking out the golden block tonight. Come on down and enjoy the music with a delicious craft beer. The Casual Friday’s will be performing tonight from 8-11pm. Check them out here.
This has been an exceptionally busy summer and our entire staff really needs a break so we decided to give them one. This Sunday we will be closed for business and getting some much needed R and R. Monday we’ll be back and ready to go – 7 days a week – for the […]
If you’re looking for a nice place to slip away for a while consider Molas Lake. With views of everything from the Needles, Grand Turk and Kendall Peak all the way to Engineer Mountain, this area is worth some exploration. This high alpine lake is located at an elevation of around 11,000 feet just 6 […]
On Saturday Luke Aikens jumped out of an airplane without a parachute and then landed on a 20 story tall net. WOW! This is one of the coolest videos I’ve seen in awhile and I just had to share it. You can’t even see the net from where he jumps and all he had to […]
The Golden Block Brewery in Silverton is a great place for Pokemon Go. The brewery sits right next to 3 stops and a gym! I tried it out and found that you can sit right at the bar and swipe the Poke stop that’s located next door at the Grand Imperial Hotel. Silverton has a […]
Black Bear Pass is one of the toughest around. No small feat in an area known for its amazing backcountry roads with breathtaking drops and views topping out near 13,000 feet. But black bear pass adds an additional element in the form of a series of sharp and tight switchbacks with extreme exposures topping 1,000 […]