Weekend off the Wagon – March 30 – April 1

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday I think Denver is confused by this nice weather thing. DON’T BE FOOLED. It will snow again. But not this weekend. This weekend screams picnic blankets, corn hole sets, and delicious beer. Don’t ignore the voices. They speak the truth. Get outside and drink something. See […]

Drinking With Dogs

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  Welcome to my new series, “Drinking with Dogs.” Each week on Friday morning, I’ll post a photo of me lapping up the sauce with one of our many furry friends throughout the city. It doesn’t get more Denver than this, folks. Enjoy. UPDATE: As requested, the location of the photo will be included each […]

Free Beer Friday – Courtesy of Illegal Pete’s

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Guess what beer is pictured below, send your answer and your mailing address to contest@denveroffthewagon.com, and the first 10 people to respond correctly will receive in the mail a voucher for a free pint at any of the 5 Illegal Pete’s locations.     To start it off, we’ll give you a hint. Here are all the beers available […]

Whole Foods Micro Brews for Micro Finance

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Check out this beer tasting for a good cause.  Tickets are only $10 for GA and $15 to include a pint glass and help out a little more.  With either ticket you’ll get libations from Avery Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing, Strange Brewing, Copper Kettle Brewing, Downslope Distilling, Republic Tequila, Denver Beer Company, Oskar Blues, Del Norte, […]

Westword’s Best of 2012 Awards Announced — Our favorites are included

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It’s no hidden fact that we like good alcohol.  Thankfully, our friends at Westword love it, too. This year, with Laura Shunk’s added focus of booze news, Westword’s Best of series proportionally increased to allow the boozy favorites.  You can find the full list listed at this link, but here are our Cliff Notes for […]

Peach Street Distillers Pop Up Party – Tonight, Star Bar.

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Tonight. 6-10pm. Star Bar. Stop by the Stah Bah tonight for a special night featuring Peach Street Distillers’ products, including Jackalope Gin, Jack & Jenny Gin, Goat Vodka, Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Peach Brandy, and DAgave. There will be classic cocktails, redux interpretations, mixed shots, and beer cocktails featuring Ska Brewing. All drinks are only $5, […]

Twisted Pine Gets Medieval with April Artisan Ale

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[Press release] Boulder, Colorado –March 27th 2012 – When designing the Artisan Ale Project, Twisted Pine Brewing Company intended to have its brewers flex their creative muscles in much the same manner as the local artists whose work is celebrated on each label. With the fourth installment in the series, West Bound Braggot, the Twisted […]

Pucker Up, Buttercup. Drink Your Sour Beer!

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The inception of my sciencey articles happened over beers one night at Falling Rock Taphouse. At the time we were drinking Russian River’s Consecration, one of the really excellent American sours out of Santa Rosa, California. It is rich, fruity, and awesome. Foremost on the palate though is its tartness. Brightly sour, it dries out […]

An evening with Travis Scarborough: a Washington francophile at heart.

Just a few short days ago, I was invited to attend a dinner at Bittersweet hosted by Scott Thompson, the owner of Sauce Distributing. By his side was a winemaker I have wanted to shake hands with since the moment I learned of his project in Tukwila, Washington: Travis Scarborough of Scarborough Wines. Bearing a name with such weight and […]

Ska Brewing Announces 4th Annual GABF Pro-Am Homebrew Competition

Ska Brewing Announces 4th Annual GABF Pro-Am Homebrew Competition: Enter between April 23 and May 9, 2012 to be considered for Ska Brewing’s “Local Series” this Fall and the Pro-Am category of the 2012 GABF in Denver. DURANGO, CO (March 2012) —If you are one of the dozen or so remaining homebrewers who have not yet started […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Blue Ridge Brewing Co. XXX Total Eclipse Stout

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Blue Ridge Brewing Co. XXX Total Eclipse Stout   [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Double Pilsner Flies Again: Odell Brewing celebrates the return of Double Pilsner

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[Press release] Fort Collins, CO. – On March 31, 2012, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Double Pilsner. Double Pilsner, a creative take on the traditional Bohemian Pilsner, replaces Mountain Standard for the warmer months as one of the brewery’s four pack offerings. Bohemian by tradition American by craft, Double Pilsner is filled with […]

Weekend off the Wagon – March 23-25

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Holy crap it’s warm out. 79 on Sunday! I love talking about the weather, and other forms of small talk. Did you hear about Peyton Manning? Super neat. Anyway…  there’s some fun stuff going on this weekend. Festivals, parties, and a general hankering for some drinking […]

Free Beer Friday – Courtesy of Illegal Petes

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The answer was Left Hand’s Milk Stout. Congrats to our winners, you should receive an email shortly! —————- Guess what beer is pictured below, send your answer and your mailing address to contest@denveroffthewagon.com, and the first 10 people to respond correctly will receive in the mail a voucher for a free pint at any of the 5 Illegal […]

IPApril at the Rackhouse Pub

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  April is IPApril at the Rackhouse Pub. In honor of the hop flower (and the easter bunny), the Rackhouse is offering regional double IPAs throughout the month of April — and holding a twitter contest too! See below for details. If you thought the Easter Bunny was the only thing that hopped in April, […]

Wynkoop’s First Annual “Beer for Blood” Drive

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Tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 9AM – 1PM, the Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile will be outside Wynkoop Brewing Co. for Wynkoop’s first annual Spring blood drive. Those who are kind enough to donate a pint of blood will enjoy light refreshments and a snack, and a coupon for a complimentary pint of Wynkoop beer. Advance sign up […]

5 Colorado Breweries Create Liquid Tribute to Danny Williams

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In honor of the late Danny Williams, five Colorado breweries (Funkwerks, Crooked Stave, New Belgium, Odell Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing) have united to brew ‘Danny’s Gold Mine Ale’.  The beer gets it’s name from Danny’s 8 acre mine just outside of Boulder, Colorado where he stored and aged over 2,500 beers.  If you aren’t familiar […]

Colorado-Focused Hugo’s Beer & Spirits to Open in June

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It seems like damn near daily I have reasons to feel lucky about living in Denver.  Last week when I sat down with Joe-Michael Wright, owner of the new Hugo’s Colorado Beer & Spirits, I had another reason to add to the list. Hugo’s is a new beer/liquor store opening at 1205 E. 13th Ave […]

All Hopped Up for Water: International Food & Beer Pairing Dinner

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This Thursday, March 22, is World Water Day! And lucky for Coloradans, the fantastic organization, Water for People, is based right out of Denver. Why are they so significant? Their goals and the facts say it all: Water For People helps people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally […]

Row 14 Turns One, Celebrates with Free Food and Fernet

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Row 14 is turning one year old, and they want to celebrate the only way they know how: with delicious late night munchies and Fernet Branch on tap. If you’re in the industry, stop by to say hi. SPIRE : : 891  14th Street @ Champa We Made It A Year! Come Celebrate With Us! […]