Ale House at Amato’s to hold Halloween event for craft beer enthusiasts

The kids on Halloween think the candy is dandy and their parents—stressed-out from wrangling miniature Optimus Primes, Spider-Men, and Disney princesses on a sugar high—insist that liquor is quicker.  What is there for the craft beer lover on this holiday?  The Ale House at Amato’s has heard about the neglect of this demographic and seeks […]

Pumpkin Yeti Cupcakes

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These little treats are just perfect for fall or winter or stout day.  The sweetness of the glaze is followed by straight up pumpkin with the spice blend finishing as a tickle in the back of your throat.  They are like Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with a side of dark roast coffee in cupcake form.  What could be […]

Arvada Beer Company opens to the public

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Many months ago, my girlfriend and I were walking through Olde Town Arvada on our way to our weekly Geeks Who Drink trivia contest at the D-Note.  Along the way we passed by a stately but vacant brick building on the corner of Old Wadsworth and Grandview.  “This place would make for a great craft […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Belikin Stout

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  Belikin Stout by Belize Brewing Co. [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!]

Avery planning to stay in Boulder

A few months ago, we reported on some rumors that Avery was looking to expand, and that the couldn’t find enough land in Boulder to do so. This weekend beernews.org reported that the plans have changed, and Avery is attempting to stick around. The new location would be massive, around 70,000 square feet between the […]

Monday Morning Blues — Tab Benoit — I Put A Spell On You

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

Announcing International Stout Day

Chances are you were guzzling down the hop juice on August 4th with IPA Day (#IPAday). Now you have a second chance to take some more gulps and celebrate all that is beer. On November 3rd, the social networks are pushing out the first International Stout Day.  Bars and breweries alike are counting down the days […]

Weekend off the Wagon: October 28 – October 30

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Winter is coming. And hey, it’s nice out again. Bring a warm coat and some sun screen, it’s Denver. For an extensive Halloween list, check here. Here’s a few ideas for your weekend: Track 1: Friday: Head over to the new Arvada Brewing Company, and finish […]

The 7th Annual Denver International Wine Festival welcomes foodies, wineries, and winos alike

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In its 7th year, the Denver International Wine Festival has expanded to the point of moving into The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.  If 44,000 square feet of room didn’t show what this impressive program has to offer, perhaps the list of events, wineries/distributors, and participating restaurants (Terroir, Panzano, Root Down, Oceanaire, […]

Distillers Sitdown Series: Kristian Naslund of Dancing Pines Distillery

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This week, Denver off the Wagon sits down with Kristian Naslund to talk about Dancing Pines Distillery.  From Polka music, to talk about starting in Loveland, CO, his “house” liquor, and his rocking liqueurs, we go into it all.   Biographical information: Full Name Kristian Naslund Current Location: Loveland, CO Name of Distillery: Dancing Pines […]

One Day In A Bottle

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October 18, 2011 – Jack Daniels & Ginger Ale “What’s more, he no longer saw his own life as a path, but as a highway: a line that led from one point to another, from the rank of captain to the rank of general, from the role of wife to the role of widow. Time […]

Beer vs. Wine Cheese Pairing at Le Grand

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We’re throwing a party. You’re invited! November 8th at Le Grand (1512 Curtis), we pit wine against beer. Much like the age-old battle between ninjas and pirates, beer and wine each have their competitive advantages. The arena for this battle is set: cheese. On the tail end of American Cheese Month, we present to you a five […]

Crooked Stave’s Surette release today at 6pm

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Are you lining up yet for Crooked Stave’s Surette?  Here’s the press release from Beernews.org: This Wednesday, October 26th at 6 PM we’ll be having a taping and bottle release party for Surette our fourth bottled release. The taping and bottle release party will once again be held at Funkwerks taproom in Fort Collins, CO. […]

Colorado Brewed: Redefining Fruit Beers

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Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one (or some) 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 […]

It’s a Celebration, Bitches! Rackhouse turns 2 and Parties Like a Pro

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Chris Rippe and the folks at Rackhouse Pub sure know how to throw a birthday party.  It’s an Avery Tap Takeover, and if you’ve ever seen Rackhouse’s gorgeous array of taps, you know they’ve got the stones.  Here’s more information for this screamingly awesome event: In the words of Dave Chappelle, ” It’s a Celebration […]

Upslope Brewing Company to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary

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Upslope Brewing Company, Boulder’s all-canned craft beer brewery, will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary on Saturday, November 5th from 2pm to 9pm.  The event promises live music, food, and over 12 taps of Upslope’s rarest beers. Since Upslope only cans and distributes four beers, this event is great for any beer geek who wants to sample […]

Sinfully Delicious: The best food, drinks, and spots to hit this Halloween

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The leaves are changing and the wind is picking up. It’s still about 72 degrees outside and sunny, but fall has come to Denver.  Thousands of zombies, chicks who can rock vodka sweaters with abandon while sporting costumes/underwear through LoDo in the occasionally below thirty degrees of Halloween weekend, and some of the best haunts […]

Join the Club… Club Wino, that is!

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What better to get your wino on than to join a group of fellow grape lovers with Club Wino? We absolutely agree with 5280’s Amanda Faison: this is a screaming deal for foodies and wine folks. Whether you’ve tasted yourself through Chateauneuf-du-Pape or are just stepping up from box wine, this is a great opportunity to expand […]

It’s Mountain Standard Time! The Return of Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA

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[Press Release] Fort Collins, CO. – On November 5, 2011, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of darker days with the arrival of Mountain Standard Double Black IPA. This year, the brew returns as a four pack offering. Named for the time zone in which the brewery resides, Mountain Standard Double Black IPA features hops […]

Cider Porn of the Week

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Changing it up this week, here’s some cider porn to start your week, and fall, off right.