Weekend off the Wagon – March 23-25

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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 on a patio. Get on it.

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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Friday, March 23

Firkin Friday at Dry Dock

3pm – 11pm

Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Join us each Friday for Firkin Friday where we tap a special one-off beer that has been cask-conditioned… usually with a twist! The firkins are tapped at 3PM and one later in the evening, sometime around 7pm or 8pm.

Firkin Friday at Great Divide

3pm – 6pm

Great Divide Brewing Co.

Imperial Common Release Party

4pm – 10pm

Yak and Yeti Restaurant

Imperial Common – relea e party – KROC homebrewing member (kroc.org) Ryan Thomas is the guest brewer on this Imperial Common done on the Yak’s pilot system. The last release only survived 194 minutes, so come early if you want some.

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Wine Fest Fort Collins

6pm – 10pm

Fort Collins

Wine Fest is among the largest and best-received wine tasting events in Colorado.

Proceeds go to Disabled Resource Services to help people with all types of disabilities who live in Larimer and Jackson counties. Each year, nearly 6,000 people benefit from the services provided by Disabled Resource Services. The 30th anniversary celebration of Wine Fest is a not-to-be-missed event for wine-lovers, with some exciting additions to the attractions.

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Saturday, March 24

Great Storm Brewing Grand Opening Party

11am – 10pm

Great Storm Brewing, 204 Mountain View Lane Unit 3, Colorado Springs,CO, 80907

Great Storm Brewing Inc., a production microbrewery and tasting room, starts serving up pints and pretzels March 24th. With eight beers on tap, ranging from a light, lemony witbier, to a hearty oatmeal-rum-raisin stout, the taproom features ales across the suds spectrum.

Brewer and co-owner Jeff Jacobs aims for what he calls “a marriage of the traditional and rebellious” with his offerings. An engineer by day and brewer, well.. later in the day, Jacobs will rotate special seasonal brews along with a daily line-up of his fresh, hand-crafted favorites.

The brewery, located on North Nevada between Austin Bluffs and Fillmore, will be a mom and pop operation run by Jacobs and his wife Lynn. The pair hope to foster a true neighborhood and community spirit in the taproom, hearkening back to pre-Prohibition days when small breweries could be found on nearly every corner.

Come say Hello!

Opening March 24th

Opening Day Special: $1 off pints from 6-8pm

Free pizza and munchies from 6pm with beer purchase. (While the chow lasts.)

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Chocolate Wine & Cheese Class

2pm – 4pm

Wild Women Winery, Denver, CO

Do you love Chocolate? Do you love Wine? Do you love Cheese?

If you can answer “YES” to any of these questions you have to come for a special event led by Executive Sommelier & Certified Wine Instructor Paul Giese from WineWithClass.Net and WineTable.com.

Come and find out the romance of pairing wine with succulent chocolates and hand crafted cheeses. Cheeses will be provided from local cheese shops. Chocolates from Godiva, Brix of Napa Valley, and imported organic French truffles. You will be amazed at the flavors released when you pair the correct wine with the correct chocolate and cheese.

What you will get: (besides a great time)

5 hand selected wine tastings,
Education on selecting the best pairings
Artisan Chocolates & cheeses on a tasting tray you keep
Full color tasting booklet to take with you after the tasting.
Discounted Wine purchases
Tour of the Winery with the wine maker

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Mile High Messenger Challenge 2012

5pm – 2am

Track Shack 1338 Tremont Pl

Sprint Denver presents the 1st annual Mile High Messenger Challenge!

In association with The Denver Film Center and The Colorado Meth Project, we bring you a grueling night of downtown racing and a wicked after party.

Race Details:

Registration @ Track Shack 1338 Tremont Pl 5pm. Race should start around 6. Finish will be at The Denver Film Center 2510 E Colfax.

Messenger style, pick ups/drop offs. Packages (you’ll need your bag)

All downtown checkpoints, but be ready to do a lot of work!

All cyclist/all bikes welcome. (yes not just messengers.)

Bring: Helmet, bag, and lock. You’ll have to lock up at every checkpoint and packages must be kept in good condition.

A manifest will be given out at registration. More details then!!

$10- Gets you- registered, spoke card, patch, beer, and entry to the sick after party! And don’t worry, we got you guys some sick prizes!!!!

Show up to drop some tags and take that green home!

After Party Details:

The Denver Film Center is kind enough to throw us a raging party for The MHMC! All proceeds will be donated to The Colorado Meth Project.
All racers/volunteers get in for free, everyone else its $7

Starting around 9:30 to regular bar close time, we’re getting toasty!

BMX Bandits will be playing for their watching hour at 10pm.

Full bar access where awards will be held/rad music played/cycling flicks shown/ and a whole lotta beer downed!! Some sweet swag will be given away, and we’ll get some gold sprints going!

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Mad Hatter’s Ball

6pm – 11pm

Mile High Station
Dani’s Foundation; in association with MiNE LLC, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C., Forte Advertising, KeyBank, RealNet Realty, 3rd Avenue Studio and Denver’s 93.3 Radio, will be hosting the 2nd annual Mad Hatter’s Ball: A Night of Magic & Mayhem which will take place on Saturday, March 24 atDenver’s Mile High Station. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to participate in the festivities and lend support to this Denver-based foundation that is working to put an end to pediatric sarcoma; those rare forms of cancer that are affecting and taking the lives of children and young adults.

The 2012 Mad Hatter’s Ball will include:

The Queens Feast Cocktail Buffet which is being hosted by some of the finest eateries including Chinook Tavern, Famous Dave Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, Serioz Denver Style Pizzeria, and Strings.
A dessert and coffee buffet which will be hosted by Cows Gone Coconut, Happy Cakes and Boyer’s Coffee.
A bevy of Booths of Wonder featuring palm reading, cards of mystery and other extraordinary opportunities.
A White Rabbit Photo Booth, hosted by Castle Rock Photo Booth, will be open throughout the event as a way for guests to photographically capture their amazing headware.
The annual Wonderland Silent Auction will once again be stocked full of goods and services fromColorado’s finest proprietors and these items will be awarded to the evening’s highest bidders.

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Queen City Supper Club

7pm – 11pm

It’s a secret

A secret last minute supper club. This one is probably all full, butcheck for more details:

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Sunday, March 25

Nothing. Go to the park.

About PJ Hoberman

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

  • JohnnyDoe

    PJ, I can’t help but think you’re feeling a bit “under the weather,” or perhaps suffering from a “massive hangover” given your lack of enthusiasm for events happening throughout Denver this Sunday. What gives?