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A Colorado Checklist for Memorial Day Grilling

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, one of Colorado’s best seasons. Serious skiers can’t attack the mountains, but there are plenty of other outdoor activities to burn some calories. And that’s a good thing… because we plan to kick off summer right with a tasty Memorial Day cookout. From the beers to the brats and everything in between, summer in the Rocky Mountains tastes delicious.

Practice the Basics

Grilling is like riding a snowboard. Once you know how to do it, it’s easy to pick it back up (even if it’s been a while). Weber has some wonderful Tips & Techniques to try out on your Memorial Day guests. They also have visual step-by-step guides and videos to help you master grilling steaks, ribs, salmon, and the art of smoke cooking. There’s enough content to keep you cooking all summer long.

Pick up Some Local Beer

The Vail Valley area is known for more than skiing. We have some exceptional breweries in the area! Sure, your Memorial Day cookout can be stocked with store-bought brewskis from companies that spend millions on Super Bowl ads… but we recommend you shop local. Check out this list of The Best 10 Breweries near Vail. Let us know which one you like best!

Find Your Favorite Recipes

Burgers, brats, steak… what on the menu? Here are some of our favorites!

Remember the Chicken Wings

Hot wings aren’t only for football parties. They’re a great way to kick off summer! Check out these Grilled Honey-Chipotle Chicken Wings or these delightful Hickory Drumettes.

If you don’t already have a grill worthy of a Colorado cookout for your next Memorial Day, stop by your nearest Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa showroom. We proudly carry Weber and Lynx Grills, and our crew is happy to taste test anything you make on one of these barbecues.