Club Wino’s “Game Night” at the Pig & Block Charcuterie

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On Monday night (2/27/12), Colorado Wino founder Jacob Harkins and Pig & Block Charcuterie owner Jeff Bauman hosted the Club Wino No. 7, a monthly club that encourages locals to explore Colorado wines. After attending “Gettin’ Piggy with It” back in January, I couldn’t miss this month’s “Game Night,” an entire feast of game meat […]

Celebrate Danno’s last night at City, O’ City with a Firkin Volume

Danno Fitzgerald, the bar manager over at City O’ City, is parting ways with the bar and Denver, at least for a little bit. And what better way to celebrate than with beer and music. Tonight, 7pm, Leap Day. Denver Beer Co’s The Vagabond – a firkin of rose petal and rye whiskey barrel aged […]

Donate $20 to the Illegal Pete’s SxSw Showcase, Receive 12 Pints of Beer in the Process

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[Press release] In an effort to raise funds for our 2nd Annual Colorado Starving Artist Showcase at SXSW, we here at Illegal Pete’s are going to buy you a few rounds of beer – twelve of them to be exact. We have partnered with ten of the finest bars, restaurants, tasting rooms and breweries to […]

Sweat for Suds, Part III: Irish Snug Running Club

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We’re back with another installment of the “Sweat for Suds” series, where the athletic drunk can find kindred souls. There are many bars hosting running clubs in Denver and they all have their unique identities but, in terms of sheer size, there is one club that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. Name: Irish Snug Running […]

Breckenridge Brewery And Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Launch Collaboration Beer

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[Press release] Denver, CO – February 23, 2012 - Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado has been neighbor and friend of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery since Stranahan’s opened in Denver just a few blocks down Kalamath Street from the brewery. The friendship has blossomed into a collaboration that will bring to market “Stranahan’s Well Built™ E.S.B.,” an Extra Special […]

Yeti Emerges to Celebrate Leap Day

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The Yeti is a notoriously scarce monster, only emerging from the highlands occasionally to haunt the dreams of small Nepalese children. While its Oak Aged, Chocolate Oak Aged, Espresso Oak Aged, Belgian and classic Imperial Stout siblings may look nicer–rest assured, they’re equally fearsome. This Wednesday, Leap Day, we will be celebrating a rare day with a rare beast. Join Great Divide between […]

J. Wilson wins Wynkoop Brewing Company’s 2012 Beerdrinker of the Year Title

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[Press release] Iowa writer, homebrewer and beer ambassador lands Wynkoop’s 16th crown for America’s ultimate beer nut (Denver, Colorado)  – J. Wilson, a Prescott, Iowa writer, homebrewer, beer judge and beer blogger, is Wynkoop Brewing Company’s 2012 Beerdrinker of the Year. Wilson won the title at the Beerdrinker of the Year National Finals, held Saturday, […]

Last Chance for Stout Month Recap – Featuring the Colorado Beer Girl

Hey it’s stout month and it’s time for a recap on beer blog writing thus far! Leah Arthur, The Colorado Beer Girl, and I sat down for a couple of stouts over at the Vine Street Pub last weekend with plenty to report and taste. I was feeling quite sleepy and decided to start off with […]

Mile High Spirits Set to Take Off

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What do Denver and my mouth have in common?  Wrong, and get your mind out of the gutter. We are both extremely happy when overflowing with craft spirits.  The Denver craft spirit scene (and my mouth) are about to get a huge boost with the opening of Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Room, located […]

Denver Female Bartenders shake, stir it out for Speed Rack Competition

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Girl power. I’m all for it.  Especially when it comes in powerful packages like eight final contestants duking it out over classic cocktail recipes with speed and precision.  From my times as a drinking savant, I have great respect for the artist crafting a classic cocktail.  From my bar stages, I have an even greater […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 24-26

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday   It’s our birthday. There happen to be a few dozen other events this weekend, but let’s be honest, just come party with us.     Track 1: Friday: Wagon Ryed Bar Crawl. Venture with us through downtown Denver as we deliver beer off the back […]

Breaking News! Rad Can-laboration Coming Soon.

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There is a new collaboration beer on the horizon for Lyons’ Oskar Blues and Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing. The collaboration has a long history as OB’s head brewer Dave Chichura started his brewing career back in the late 90s in Indianapolis. He met Dave Colt at Circle V Brewery. Chichura began brewing shortly thereafter at […]

It’s our birthday and we’ll… drink if we want to. And we want to.

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Today is the day. We are officially 1 year old. Jonathan Shikes wrote a great writeup on our first year for Westword today. Check it out for some history and awesomeness. We’ll focus on the year ahead starting next week. And mind you, it’s going to be awesome. We’ll talk about the past year tonight […]

Local Homebrew Competitions Offer Chance to Brew Professionally (for a Day)

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If you’re a serious homebrewer, you’re going to want to check out these two competitions. Both Copper Kettle Brewing Co. and Lone Tree Brewing Co. are offering the chance for a homebrewer to brew on their professional system with the brewery’s respective Head Brewer (Jeremy or Jason). Here are the details: Lone Tree Brewing Company […]

Make Your Own Skinny Girl Margarita at Home

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With today being National Margarita Day, you really only have two choices: 1) Head to your local drinking hole and pay $8ish bucks a pop on a questionable margarita OR 2) Make a delicious margarita at home with ingredients you likely have on hand. (Note: there is no option for not drinking a margarita today. […]

National Margarita Day: A Story of Trial and Error

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I pinch. I squeeze. I do these things to fruit. Then I add sugar and booze and it is good most of the time. That is the way I always treated tequila, until recently. Other than occasionally catching a hipster trying to order a tequila & tonic (from the gun, I might add), tequila cocktails […]

Caffeine, Alcohol, And Bacon Fat. A February Miracle

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By Chris Washenberger and Chris Bruns Denver Beer Company held a coffee beer fest on Saturday morning and my wife and I were lucky enough to attend. It was an excellent morning. As we pulled up to park, something seemed strange. There was tons of parking and probably about 20 people lined up outside. This […]

Sweat for Suds, Part II: HTB Run Club

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The Venn diagram of “Denver Beer Lovers” and “Denver Runners” overlaps so much that, too the naked eye, it appears as one circle.  Perhaps that’s the reason why there are so many Denver bars hosting running clubs.  If you exercise and drink beer—if you counteract your workout with a few pints—then let the “Sweat for […]

Oskar Blues Gets A New Canning Line

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Everyone loves new toys. Oskar Blues, who pioneered the canned craft beer movement, put in a new and improved canning line last Friday. I stopped by to check it out, because machines are cool. The crew was tweaking gears, dials, and calibrating stuff. I was drinking beer and eating peanuts (the hot ones). Apparently the […]

Stout Month Contest Winners

Let me just start by thanking all of you for your submissions, they were all great and I had fun reading through them.  That being said, we had to pick our favorites (I narrowed the pool to 10 and Hutch selected his Top 3).  So without further ado, here are the winners of the Stout […]