Colorado Brewed: Breckenridge 471 IPA

Breckenridge 471 IPA

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. With […]

Loads of new small breweries. What will hang on and what won’t?

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Here at Denver Off The Wagon, we have covered the opening of a bunch of new breweries. Odds are that some of these places are destined to win and unfortunately, some are probably going to lose. I am not going to break balls here and act like I know anything. There are so many new small […]

New Belgium Hoptober Returns

New Belgium Hoptober

[Source: BeerNews.org] (Fort Collins, CO) – Hoptober Golden Ale, New Belgium Brewing’s fall seasonal, is ushering in the cooler fall months with its complex hop profile and depth of flavor. Hoptober, which New Belgium originally introduced in 2009, is a medium-bodied ale that brings five hops and four malts together to create a creamy mouthfeel. Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, […]

Renegade Announces Grand Opening Party

Finally, the long-awaited Renegade Brewing grand opening celebration is set for September 10th.  Check out the press release for more details: Renegade Grand Opening Planned September 10 After taking a little time to get their feet wet, Brian and Khara O’Connell, proprietors at Renegade Brewing Company, are ready to officially welcome beer lovers with a Grand Opening […]

Know Thy Beer – Barley Wine

Old Ruffian

As the Great American Beer Festival approaches (28 days!), I’ll be highlighting some of the beer styles you are likely to encounter and what makes them unique.  Today we’ll be covering the barley wine (or barleywine depending on how you want to spell it).  This big beer is easily one of my favorite styles and […]

Recap: Wynkoop Brewing’s hop-picking party

Belgorado hops, Andrew Eaton brings in the harvest

Colorado certainly has had its share of heat and moisture and hop plants are going crazy. Plus, it’s soon to be wet hop season (cheers!).  Here’s how Wynkoop’s hop-picking party went for their upcoming Belgorado beer: Yesterday morning we conducted the first hop “harvest” in downtown Denver in a long, long time. For the fresh […]

The Liquid Diet

Why, yes, that is an ice luge of the Le Grand's Eiffel Tower spitting out my delicious cocktail...

This Week in The Liquid Diet: This week I find myself knee-deep in cocktails and miraculously drink my way out of it! It begins with an evening filled with a first glimpse of the million dollar view atop Linger on their rooftop patio and a cocktail at Justin’s OG spot Root Down with the one and […]

Like All Good Rock Stars, Thus Dies Rockbar

RockBar

Earlier this week our friends at the Westword Cafe Society posted a piece about an upcoming transformation of one of the most iconic and ridiculous dive bars in Denver: Rockbar. I linked it to our editor PJ with a large sigh of dismay, and asked if I should write a piece about how terrible an idea […]

Beer Porn of the Week — Denver Beer Co. Saison It Ain’t So

[Thanks to Taylor Beseda for this Monday's beer porn] Denver Beer Co. Saison It Ain’t So   [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Monday Morning Blues — Jeff Beck — Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Brush With the Blues

Let’s start the week off right. With some blues. Leave your Monday Morning Blues suggestions in the comments. Have a good week!

Ignite Denver off the Wagon – Tickets on Sale Now!

ignite denver

As promised, Ignite Denver Off the Wagon Tickets are on sale now. Visit http://ignitedenver10.eventbrite.com/ to pick some up. $5 gets you in. $10 gets you in AND two beers. Beer tickets will be available at the event for $5 each. We’ll have Great Divide, Ska, Renegade, and we’ve just also added Odell to the mix! We’ll […]

Weekend off the Wagon: August 26 – August 28

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday] If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick: Track 1:   Friday: Denver Suitcase Party, because that’s just awesome. Saturday: Freshcraft 1st Anniversary Party.  Yep.  And then the Green Route Fest in RiNo.  Maybe I […]

Māori people outraged about Funkwerks’ Maori King

Yesterday, our biggest search result was for some variations of “Maori King Beer”. I couldn’t figure out why. Then I saw this this morning on BeerNews.org: (Fort Collins, CO) – When branding a beer after a culture with which you are not familiar goes horribly wrong… When I posted the label and press release for Funkwerks […]

Help Prohibition get a patio

We love patios in Denver.  Now you can help add one more to our beautiful city. Prohibition has hopes of opening a patio on the Pennsylvania side of the bar, but has met some opposition.  Anyone who lives in cap hill is invited to go show support for their patio hearing today.  The hearing is at […]

How To: Pick Up A Lady at a Beer Festival (And Show Her There’s More To You Than a Beer Gut)

Or, if you're really drunk, let her slap pasties on you!

By Julia Yugel and Lisa Bongiovanni Weekends in Colorado are spent off the Wagon as they’re jam-packed of booze-related events.  Consequently, you’re left with little time to pick up women. Fear not.  Should your focus stray from the copious amounts of beer you’ll be consuming, you may realize that there couldn’t be a better time to […]

Drinking With Forkly

Forkly

It seems another eisydxmm has arrived to distract you at the bar, and Forkly will certainly do just that. We have written before about the beveragistas and their check-in obsessions, and how sometimes it’s good to keep your phone in your pocket. However, we still want to let people know when we find something good, […]

Grimm Brothers Sooty Brother release on Friday

Grimm Brothers Brewing in Loveland has a beer release this Friday. They’re releasing a Grätzer called Sooty Brother, which sounds delicious. Have you been to the Grimm Brothers tap room? What do you think? Full details: Grätzer is another lost style,  this beer originated in Poland and was a wheat and pilsner based beer that had […]

Colorado Brewed: Funkwerks Saison

Funkwerks Saison

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. Besides […]

Fort Collins Brewery celebrates its 1st year at new home

FCB

Fort Collins Brewery (affectionately FCB) is throwing a beer bash to celebrate their 1-year “new home” anniversary after moving on August 27 from 1-8pm.  Come join in the festivities and, as they say it, a “darn good time.”  Here’s the press release: Brewing Up a Good Time: Fort Collins Brewery Shindig Fort Collins, CO- Fort […]

Ignite Denver Off the Wagon – The Big Reveal!

Tatiana Peavey

Well folks, it’s time for the big reveal. We’ve been dropping some hints here and there about a big event we’re planning with the Ignite Denver folks, and we’re ready to let you all in on the secret! Here’s the lineup we’ve managed to pull in: Greg Koch – CEO, Stone Brewing Dave Thibodeau – […]