Weekend off the Wagon – February 3-5

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Not all that much going on this weekend, unless of course you like firkins, festivals, football, or.. other f words.

 
 
Track 1:

Friday: Firkin Friday at Great Divide. Raspberry Yeti? Ya. That.

Saturday: Evergreen Winterfest looks ridiculous. Oh, and they have booze.

Sunday: I think there’s a football game on…

 
 
Track 2:

Friday: Coffee Porter tapping at Arvada Beer Company

Saturday: Head up to Frisco for some gold rush fun. Maybe make some turns nearby with the whole snow storm thing.

Sunday: Continue with the skiing. If you don’t like football, ski all day – traffic shouldn’t be too bad during the game?

 

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: 32˚
Low: 26˚
Snow
Precip: 90%
High: 33˚
Low: 19˚
Snow Shower
Precip: 60%
High: 26˚
Low: 22˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 0%

 


Friday | Saturday | Sunday

 
 
All month – Stout Month at Vine Street

 
 

Friday, February 3rd

 
 
Bruges Beer Festival Comes to Colfax

12pm – 11pm

The Cheeky Monk – Denver, 534 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, 80203

More information to come! – Call or stop by for more info.

More information

 
 
Coffee Porter tapping party

12pm – 11pm

Arvada Beer Company, 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO, 80002

Our Brewers 2008 World Beer Cup and GABF Gold medal winning Coffee Porter will be released at Arvada Beer Co on Friday 2/3.

$5 per pint,$1.25 taster

More information

 
 
Firkin Friday at Dry Dock

3pm – 11pm

Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Join us each Friday for Firkin Friday where we tap a special one-offbeer that has been cask-conditioned… usually with a twist! The firkins are tapped at 3PM and one later in the evening, sometime around 7pm or8pm.

 
 
Firkin Friday at Great Divide

3pm – 6pm

Great Divide Brewing Co.

The firkin for this Friday is “My Bloody Monster,” which is a cask raspberry Yeti.
 
 
Firkin Friday at Hops & Pie

6pm

We are doing a Firkin of Upslope Foreign Style Stout infused with Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Cassia Cinnamon.

A roasty but smooth foreign style stout with a balanced take on a Traditional Irish Stout made with Colorado snowmelt, malt, Patagonian hops, Irish Ale Yeast and roasted barley that has been infused with Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Cassia Cinnamon.
6.9% ABV 30 IBU’s
 
 
Beer and Bluegrass in Keystone

Warren Station, Keystone

7pm

The Mossgatherers, The Pine Beatles and The Haunted Windchimes, based out of Colorado “The Windchimes are beyond a reasonable doubt, one of Colorado’s most significant musical treasures.” – Colorado Springs Independent Doors open at 7PM.

More information

 
 

Saturday, February 4th

 
 
Evergreen Winter Festival

Sat Feb 4, 2012 – Sun Feb 5, 2012

Evergreen

Featured daytime events will include a snow mountain bike race, snow sculpture competition, figure skating exposition, sleigh rides, Snow Castle play area for kids, and unique winter sports. In addition to great events, the Festival will include hot drinks, fire pits, a winter beer garden, seasonal food, and shopping from a wide variety of local vendors. Ice-skating will be open to the public throughout the day. At dusk, the Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake will transform into a night-time celebration highlighted by music, competition and fireworks.

More information

 
 
Frisco Gold Rush

Sat Feb 4, 2012 – Sun Feb 5, 2012

Frisco’s 42nd Gold Rush Weekend connects the mining history of the past with the Nordic traditions of the present. Frisco, Colorado’s Main Street of the Rockies was once
the center of Colorado’s mining-boom and the convergence of two major railroads and stagecoach routes. At more than 9,000 feet, Frisco still values its rich mining history while being surrounded by some of the best ski resorts Colorado has to offer. On Saturday Feb. 4 to Sunday Feb. 5, the Town of Frisco will celebrate Gold Rush weekend with events for the entire family, including historic lectures, museum movie night, a 5K moonlight snowshoe race, a huge bonfire, fireworks, and Nordic races.

More information

 
 
SnowDash Extreme 5k

8am – 12pm

Echo Mountain

You have conquered the mud, hurdled fire, and performed like warriors. We now ask you, have you done it in snow at over 10,000 feet? SnowDash is here and it is going to be EPIC!!! Adventurous 5K race at EchoMountain in Colorado. This extreme race has racers running up hill in the snow, crawling through powder pits, and darting up steep terrain. SnowDash is a obstacle course, complete with snow, cold, fiveo bstacles, beer, cheer and loud music! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

More information

 
 
Bruges Beer Festival Comes to Colfax

12pm – 11pm

The Cheeky Monk – Denver, 534 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, 80203

More information to come! – Call or stop by for more info.

More information

 
 
Canis Lupulus release party

12pm – 9pm

Twisted Pine Brewing Co, 3201 Walnut St, Boulder, CO, 80301

The second installment for the Twisted project will be an Imperial India Black Ale named Canis Lupulus, and is set to launch on Saturday, February 4th at 12pm. The resinous, dark beer was double dry-hopped with Galena and Citra hops and carries a noseful of evergreen and lemon scent. The flavor is a fine demonstration of balance as the roasted malt notes link up with the hops to strike the palate with a pleasantly bitter, satin-smooth finish. Although Canis weighs in at 10% ABV, the alcohol is a passenger on this ride. Hops drive the ale, and the result is a deliciously dank beer with 90 IBU.

Art, of course, plays as big a part in this series as does the beer itself. The label for Canis Lupulus features a piece called “Silver Stars and Moon” by local Boulder artist, Chris Huang, who will be on hand for the release Saturday at the brewery, where his artwork will be displayed throughout the ale house. Huang uses pieces of wood, varying in shape and size, in place of canvas for most of his paintings, an attractive distinction which lends itself nicely to the décor inside Twisted Pine. In addition to his original wooden pieces, the artist will also have prints of the featured piece, as well as many others, on display and available for purchase. And, if January’s release party is any indicator, Huang will also be busy all day signing bottles of Canis.

 
 
Imperial Breakfast Bourbon Stout Party

12pm – 9pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Co.

New tap release and free live music! An Imperial Oatmeal Stout made with coffee, chocolate, and Kentucky Aged Bourbon over wood chips. “TheAcoustic Mining Co”, a Denver based Bluegrass band will be out starting @ 7:00pm. Food available starting @ 5:00pm.

More information

 
 
First Annual Super Firkin Saturday

2pm – 5pm

Lucky Pie Pizza, 637 Front Street , Louisville, CO, 80027

It all takes place at Luck Pie Pizza in Louisville, CO. Offering an amazing line up of cask beers, this is a not miss event for the rare beer fan.

Bristol Brewing • Winter Warlock with cinnamon and habañero.
Left Hand Brewing • Stranger Pale Ale
Avery Brewing • New World Porter
Black Fox Brewing • Somnombulance with Raspberries: A Belgian brown ale aged on coffee vanilla beans and caramel.

Only $20 per person includes a glass of each specialty beer, Lucky Pie munchies and a chance to meet representatives from each of the four breweries. Proceeds will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild.

More information
 
 
Beer and Bluegrass in Keystone

Warren Station, Keystone

7pm

The Steel Pennies and Finnders & Youngberg: “When it’s all said and done, listeners will suspect they’ve stumbled upon something special in Finnders & Youngberg.” – The Bluegrass Special Doors open at 7PM.

More information

 
 

Sunday, February 5th

 
 
Frisco Gold Rush

Sat Feb 4, 2012 – Mon Feb 6, 2012

Frisco

Frisco’s 42nd Gold Rush Weekend connects the mining history of the past with the Nordic traditions of the present. Frisco, Colorado’s Main Street of the Rockies was once
the center of Colorado’s mining-boom and the convergence of two major railroads and stagecoach routes. At more than 9,000 feet, Frisco still values its rich mining history while being surrounded by some of the best ski resorts Colorado has to offer. On Saturday Feb. 4 to Sunday Feb. 5, the Town of Frisco will celebrate Gold Rush weekend with events for the entire family, including historic lectures, museum movie night, a 5K moonlight snowshoe race, a huge bonfire, fireworks, and Nordic races.

More information

 
 
Superbowl XLVI

4:30pm – 8pm


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About PJ Hoberman


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