Weekend off the Wagon – January 6-8


Ullrfest, by bwibbenm on Flickr

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Happy 2012! Only a few months till the world ends, so better get your drink on.

On a serious note, we’re looking for more non-beer events. We know they’re out there. Let us know where you go for your wine and liquor listings, and we’ll make this update that much better.
Track 1:

Friday: Drive to Vail. Hang out in town. Rub elbows with locals and brewers alike. Pray for snow.

Saturday: Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines.

Sunday: Ski in the morning.. maybe. Or hop over the pass to Breck for Ullr fest.
Track 2:

Friday: Free wine tasting at Marczyk

Saturday: Opening day of the National Western Stock Show

Sunday: Head to your favorite bar to watch Tebow pray for a win over the Steelers


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


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Friday, January 6

Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines


Most of the events for Friday are already sold out, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t head up now! Festivities include a homebrew competition, Cicerone seminar and test, a talk with Sam of Dogfish Head on the Marriage of Good Music and Good Beer, and a cigar and beer pairing.

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Annual New Years Mystery Beer Release

5pm – 9pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St, Unit 100, Denver,CO, 80247

Copper Kettle Brewing Company will be releasing a mystery beer that only the owners know about! Not even their employees know what the beer will be! They will be releasing their annual mystery beer in celebration of the start of the New Year. Tapping will be at 5:00 PM and there will be a food truck vendor available for food. They only have two kegs available, so make sure you make it there on the opening night!

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Free Wine Tasting: Fairfax Wine and Spirits at Marczyk

5pm – 8pm


Come and start your weekend enjoying some of our new additions to our store as Wines of the Month! We will have four wines for you pleasure! Also, don’t forget the array of cheeses perfectly paired for your enjoyment. Can’t wait to see you all!

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Nuggets @ Hornets

6pm – 9pm

Avalanche @ Blackhawks

6:30pm – 10pm

Saturday, January 7

Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines


Tickets are NOT sold out for this day. The commercial tasting is one of the best beer festivals in the state (country?). Intimate, big, and.. other innuendo words. There are also seminars and other fun stuff. The Wagon will have about a dozen writers around, so come say hi!

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National Western Stock Show

Sat Jan 7, 2012 – Mon Jan 23, 2012

In its 105th year, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It is also our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year‐round events. The 16‐day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest trade show.

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Lumiaria Release Party

3pm – 7pm

Del Norte Brewing Company, 1390 W Evans Ave

Del Norte Brewing is having a release party for Luminaria Bock. The event will take place from 3-7pm, with live music at 4.

$15 cash at the door includes:

  • Del Norte souvenir pint glass
  • Three pint tickets
  • Live music
  • Good times (complementary)

Avalanche @ Blues

6pm – 10pm

Nuggets @ Spurs

6:30pm – 10pm

Sunday, January 8

National Western Stock Show

More more more! This show runs through 1/22.

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Ullr Fest

Sun Jan 8, 2012 – Sun Jan 15, 2012


Ullr Fest is an annual wacky winter festival like no other, and it is taking place January 8-14, 2012. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr himself. Ullr is old – real old, but he still loves a good party. In Norse mythology Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the winter god. He was the son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the “God of Thunder.” Ullr loved the cold, and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. He also delighted in the chase, and pursued his game through the Northern Forests.

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Broncos vs. Steelers

2:30pm – 6pm

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

That’s it! Have a great weekend.

About PJ Hoberman

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