Weekend off the Wagon – January 13-15

Snow Biking at Copper

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The snow fell, and now it’ll melt. Warm temps and lots of football talk mean day drinking is afoot!

Track 1:

Friday: Firkin Friday at Great Divide: Amarillocan Pale Ale

Saturday: Tebow Time. Ya, I said it. Get your day drink on, find a good bar, and… pray.

Sunday: Almost 60˚? Patio bloody mary, followed by a patio beer, and then some patio reading, and maybe a patio nap.

Track 2:

Friday: Ullr Fest in Breck. By Odin’s Raven you will go!

Saturday: Ski, maybe.. the conditions are awful, but it’s still fun to get out there. Then head to Copper for the night snow bike race.

Sunday: Estes Park Winter Festival. Beer and wine and winter lovin.


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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All Weekend: Ullr Fest


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 wasthe 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 skisor skates. He also delighted in the chase, and pursued his game through the Northern Forests.

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Friday, January 13th

Great Divide Firkin Friday

3pm – 8pm

Great Divide

It’s being referred to as “Amarillocan Pale Ale” aka an American Pale Ale dry hopped with Amarillo hops and will be tapped per usual for our Firkin Friday festivities.

Whitewater Ramble

8pm – 11pm

Cervante’s Other Side

Nuggets vs. Miami Heat

8:30pm – 11pm

Pepsi Center

Saturday, January 14th

Michael Winslow, the Man of 10,000 Sound Effects: One Night Only

7:30am – 8:30am

Wit’s End Comedy Club

Michael Winslow can imitate any sound you throw at him, earning him the title, “The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects.” He is perhaps best known for playing Larvell “Motor Mouth” Jones in the Police Academy series of films, but has an extensive cinematic resume that also includes Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, and Gremlins. These days he splits his time between headlining comedy clubs around the country and regular TV gigs, most recently including Tosh.0 and Robot Chicken.

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3rd Annual Estes Park Winter Festival

Sat Jan 14, 2012 – Sun Jan 15, 2012

Estes Park, 1209 Manford Ave, Estes Park, Co, 80517

Estes Park Winter Festival, Jan. 14-17, 2011. Interactive ice castle, chili cook-off, beer, wine and music! You don’t want to miss this!

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Czech Pilsner Broncos Release Party

12pm – 9pm

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

Copper Kettle will be releasing their Czech Pilsner, a perfect beer to watch the post season Broncos v. Patriots game starting @ 6:00 PM! Get there early to grab some food starting @ 5:00 PM from Crazy Good Eats.Tapping of the beer will be available starting when we open if you want to watch the New Orleans v. San Francisco early game. There will also be $1-off beers one hour before and during the game.

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Avalanche at Dallas Stars

1pm – 4pm

Craft, Nibble, and Swirl: Cupcake Decorating

3pm – 5pm

A Bottled Affair

Learn to decorate cupcakes from the pros while enjoying beautiful wines and perfectly paired nibbles in a unique downtown venue. Denver’s beloved Mermaid’s Bakery will provide you with all the necessary equipment and instruction, along with 6 cupcakes to decorate and take home with you. Included is two glasses of premium wine, along with an assorted selection of small bites and nibbles. Must be 21 years of age and present valid picture id. Advance purchase required.

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1st Annual Copper Mountain Winter Bike Race – Night Race

5pm – 7:30pm

Copper Mountain

The 10-mile Copper En Fuego course, open to riders of all fitness and skill levels, will utilize groomed Nordic ski trails, a stair climb, heated brick pavers, snow banks, hills, an ice rink ride and much more. The Cloud City Wheelers, who will host the entire Winter Mountain Bike Race Series, advocate that winter racing is a great way to keep up riding and racing during the off-season and that their races ‘alway send with plenty of tasty food and beverages, laughter and dang good times’. The evening race begins at 5:30pm and the $20 entry fee benefits local bicycle advocacy groups around the Leadville area. Registration will take place on the day of the event, beginning at 3pm at the Incline Bar and Grill at Copper. Spectators are encouraged to catch the action from Center Village where additional En Fuego entertainment will include a DJ Landry set from 5 to 7pm and fireworks scheduled to erupt as racers return to Center Village from their 1-2hour ride. Following the race, all are invited to an after party at the Incline Bar and Grill.

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Broncos @ Patriots

6pm – 10pm

Sunday, January 15th

All day 3rd Annual Estes Park Winter Festival

Estes Park, 1209 Manford Ave, Estes Park, Co, 80517

Estes Park Winter Festival, Jan. 14-17, 2011. Interactive ice castle,chili cook-off, beer, wine and music! You don’t want to miss this!

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Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz

6pm – 9pm

Pepsi Center

Any events we missed? Let us know. Have a great weekend!

About PJ Hoberman

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