Weekend off the Wagon – December 2-4

Parade of Lights

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December hits hard with snow and cold temps. 60 last week? Ya, 15 this morning when I got out of bed. 

Thankfully this town runs deep with dark beers, whiskey, and bordeaux. Bundle up and head out this weekend for some imbiberous entertainment.

 

Track 1:

Friday: First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe, with a stop at Renegade to warm up with their Radiator Spiced Winter Ale release party.

Saturday: Bundle up and head down to FreshCraft for a quick sip of sour, then Wynkoop for Parade of Darks, followed by Parade of Lights.

Sunday: Find a nice fireplace, sit in front of it, and drink. A few options from Laura Shunk of the Westword.

 

 

Track 2:

Friday: Head down to Colorado Springs and hang out with Focus on the Beer at Trinity. Happy Birthday!

Saturday: Skip past Denver and hit up Boulder for Asher’s 2nd year anniversary and Avery’s Mephistopheles release party.

Sunday: Go home. Watch Tebow do something crazy in the last 5 minutes, and then check out the Avs vs. Red Wings.

 

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

 

Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 37˚
Low: 24˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 10%
High: 25˚
Low: 15˚
Snow
Precip: 80%
High: 32˚
Low: 11˚
Partly Cloudy
Precip: 10%

 


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Friday December 2

 

Focus on the Beer Anniversary Party

Trinity Brewing

Trinity will be hosting the FIRST Anniversary Party for all friends at Focus on the Beer, a Pikes Peak Region beer blog! Come meet the people behind the blog and drink some pretty amazing beer. They’ll have a super special line-up, many of which were donated to help support the local beer bloggers. Come out and enjoy some brews from Avery, Crooked Stave, Firestone Walker, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Ska, Twisted Pine, and MANY MORE!

More information

 

Radiator Spiced Winter Ale Release

2pm – 10pm

Renegade Brewing Company, 925 West 9th Ave, Denver, CO, 80204

Radiator, a 9% ABV spiced winter warmer. The beer is made with cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and brown sugar. This beer will make you glad that the sun set at 4:30 and your face froze on the way into the brewery because it will warm you like a radiator.

 

First Friday Art Walk–Old South Pearl

4pm – 8pm

South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel in Denver

Stroll galleries, sip wine, and hang in a lovely spot of Denver.

More information

 

First Fridays on 32nd

5pm – 8pm

Along 32nd Ave near Lowell Stroll, sip, snack and skip along the unique, boutiques of the Highlands in Northwest Denver. Live music, food and drink specials, and late night shopping.

More information

 

Winterfest

5pm – 9pm

Old South Pearl Join us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street for Draft Horse and Wagon rides, a holiday market with gift and food vendors, local merchant open house and appearances by Santa. Live music plays all day and there will be adult beverages as well as hot chocolate and cider for the kids.

More information

 

First Fridays on Santa Fe

6pm – 9pm

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 13th Avenues

Art Walk- First Friday of the Month, May through December, 6-9 pm Free food and drinks, live music, art, jewelry and other displays

More information

 

Avalanche vs. Blues

7pm – 10pm

Pepsi Center

 

9News Parade of Lights

8pm – 9pm

Downtown Denver, starting in front of Civic Center Park and the City and County Building on Bannock Street at 14th Avenue.

More information

 

The Queers w/ Lola Black, Reno Divorce, Knock-Out, Potato Pirates

8pm – 11pm

The Gothic Theater

 

Hell’s Belles

8:30pm – 11pm

Fox Theater, Boulder

 

Social Distortion

9pm – 12am

Ogden Theater

 

Saturday, December 3

 

FreshCraft Saturday Special Tapping Series

11am – 5pm

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, Denver, CO, 80202

Beginning with this upcoming Saturday we will be tapping a rare, unique and otherwise delicious but relatively hard to find beer at 11:00 am on Saturdays. Quantities on all of these beers are extremely limited, once they are gone they will be gone…

First in the series:

Russian River Supplication Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria

 

Winterfest

11am – 5pm

Old South Pearl Street Join us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street for Draft Horse and Wagon rides, a holiday market with gift and food vendors, local merchant open house and appearances by Santa. Live music plays all day and there will be adult beverages as well as hot chocolate and cider for the kids.

More information

 

Asher Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party

12pm – 10pm

Asher Brewing Company Time: 12pm to 10pm, Food from 4pm to 8pm Come join Asher Brewing in celebrating their Second Anniversary starting at noon! Bonnie & The Beard will be playing at 7: 00pm and Salt Box will be serving food from 4pm to 8pm. Colorado Craft Beer Radio (AM760) will be broadcasting live from the brewery starting at noon. Be there for fun, food and quality organic beer.

 

Parade of Darks

1pm – 4pm

Wynkoop Sample over 70 winter seasonals, brown ales, stouts, sour beers, barleywines and more from the best breweries (31+) in Colorado, the US and the world. All proceeds will be donated to Metro CareRing, a downtown Denver food pantry that’s experiencing another record year of demand for its services. Tickets and details at Wynkoop.com. (303) 297-2700.

More information

 

Elevation Double IPA Release

2pm – 10pm

Renegade Brewing Company, 925 West 9th Ave, Denver, CO, 80204

Renegade is also releasing Elevation, an 11% ABV double IPA. This beeris single hopped with the Summit hop variety. This is truly a hophead’sdream. A portion of this beer will be aged in a Wild Turkey barrel forsix months for a very special summer release.

 

9News Parade of Lights

6pm – 7pm

Downtown Denver, starting in front of Civic Center Park and the City and County Building on Bannock Street at 14th Avenue.

 

Mephistopheles Release Party

6pm – 9pm

Avery Brewing Cost: $20 per ticket for 1st 50 people to sign up Bear witness to the 2011 release of Mephistopheles, along with 2 of his prior manifestations! Avery will conduct a vertical tasting of their 2009, 2010, and 2011 batches, served along with decadent edibles. The tasting will go 6pm-7pm, and be hosted by Tap Room General Mgr Phil Vaugn. Once complete, our Barrel-Aging Cellar will open to everybody, with a twisted selection of stouts not pouring at the Cellar bar.

 

Silverton Mountain Season Kickoff Party

8pm – 11pm

Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton, CO

$6 cover

Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing are once again teaming up to welcome winter with our 7th Annual Season Kickoff Party scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd – opening day at Silverton Mountain! This year’s Season Kickoff features live music from the Crags and Farmington Hill, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from Purgatory, Purl Wax, Silverton Mountain, Silverton Powder Cats, Smith Optics, Skullcandy, Spark R&D, TREW Gear, and Wolf Creek Ski Area among others. The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. This year’s deck features the Euphoria Pale Ale graphic and the distinctive Venture snowflake,and is destined to become a collector’ s item for beer and snow lovers alike. The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin’ at 8 pm at Silverton’s Grand Imperial Hotel (1219 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call 970.387.5527.

 

Social Distortion

9pm – 12am

Ogden Theater

 

Sunday, December 4

 

Broncos @ Vikings

11am – 1pm

 

Avalanche vs. Red Wings

6pm – 9pm

Pepsi Center

 

Adam Carolla

7pm – 10pm

Paramount

 

Social Distortion

9pm – 12am

Ogden Theater

About PJ Hoberman


PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?