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

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 over beers. For now, let’s talk schedule. Party schedule.


Row row row your mash paddle...

Thursday, February 23

5:30-8:30pm – Wynkoop Brewing Company

Wagon Ryed release party.

Come try the beer on nitro, sample some beer cocktails, and meet the Wagon and Wynkoop crews. We’ll be hanging out upstairs, mixing some beer cocktails, being awful at pool, and laughing. Heartily.

Friday, February 24

6-8pm (and later) – LoDo

Wagon Ryed Bar Crawl

Follow Wynkoop’s horse-drawn beer-delivery wagon through the streets of Lodo. Each stop is a quick one, so feel free to skip ahead or stay behind if you want a bite to eat or more than 10 minutes with your pint.

  • 6:00pm – Wagon leaves 21st and Arapahoe with kegs on board
  • 6:10pm – Breck on Blake
  • 6:20pm – Falling Rock
  • 6:25pm – Wynkoop (reload!)
  • 6:45pm – Wazee Supper Club
  • 7:05pm – FreshCraft
  • 7:20pm – Euclid Hall
  • 7:50pm – Star Bar

Saturday, February 25

Yes, that is fire.

7pm-2am – Star Bar

Birthday Bacchanalia 

This is the big party. The showdown. The festival. The bacchanalia. You don’t want to miss any of the nights, but you really don’t want to miss this one. The beer list is below, and ridiculous. There will be smoked cocktails – with fire involved – and beer cocktails and some punch. There will be music and t-shirts and frivolity to write home about.

Star Bar Proprietary Beers:

• Leopold Bothers American Small Batch Whiskey Barrel Aged Belgian Yeti – Great Divide
• Leopold Bothers Apple Whiskey Barrel Aged G’Knight – Oskar Blues
• Star Folie – New Belgium
• Star Sour #1 – AC Golden

The rest of the list:

• Wagon Ryed – Wynkoop
• Nomad – Great Divide
• Maharaja – Avery
• Deviant Dale’s – Oskar Blues
• Belgian Smidy – Oskar Blues
• Saboteur 09 / Saboteur 12 – Odell
• Footprint – Odell
• Surette – Crooked Stave
• Angel’s Share – The Lost Abbey
• Noble Rot – Dogfish Head

Featured Wagon Ryed Beer Cocktails:

• Double Rye Black Walnut Hattan
Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Carpano Antica, Black Walnut Bitters, Wagon Ryed Dry Stout

• Smoked and Flaming Wagon Wheel
Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila, Del Maguey La Crema Mezcal, Leopold Brother American Orange Liqueur, Orange Bitters

All Weekend until its gone

Wagon Ryed will be available at a grip of awesome beer locations. Make sure you get some before it’s gone!

  • Amato’s Ale House
  • Breckenridge on Blake
  • Cherry Cricket
  • City O’ City
  • Colt & Gray
  • Euclid Hall
  • Falling Rock
  • FreshCraft
  • Ghost Plate & Tap
  • Homemade Liquids & Solids
  • Hops & Pie
  • Rackhouse Pub
  • Row 14
  • Star Bar
  • Trillium
  • Vine Street
  • Wazee Supper club
  • Wynkoop

We hope to see each and every one of you over the next three nights. Thank you so much for all of your support, and for being such ridiculous booze hounds.


Cheers to another year!


About PJ Hoberman

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