Weekend off the Wagon – March 30 – April 1

Washington Park

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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 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 30

Free weekend wine tasting at City Spirits in downtown Denver

2pm – 7pm

City Spirits Wine and Liquor, Denver, CO

This weekend we’ll be pouring two unoaked Chardonnays. Perfect wines for this lovely spring weather! We pour both Fridays and Saturdays,from 2-7pm. Our tastings are always free and open to the public. We can be found in Writer Square, just off the 16th Street Mall. We also deliver for free in the downtown area, so if you can’t make it in, let us bring your purchase right to you.

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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.

Wynkoop Cottonwood Organic White beer Kickoff Party

5pm – 6pm

Wynkoop

On March 30 at 5 PM, we’re hosting a party at Wynkoop to celebrate the release of a brand new fundraiser beer, Cottonwood Organic White.

An unfiltered, American-style wheat beer, Cottonwood Organic White is made with organic malts and wheat, kaffir lime leaf and organic agave nectar. The custom-made beer is fermented with an American strain of wheat beer yeast and is 4.6% ABV.

Designed for springtime quaffing, Cottonwood Organic White is a refreshing yet complex beer with a creamy body, bready malt and wheat flavors, restrained hops and citrus notes.

Wynkoop is donating fifty cents from the sale of each draft of the beer to Denver’s Cottonwood Institute, an environmental education nonprofit group that works with inner-city students and local schools in the Denver/Boulder area.

A Bottled Affair Happy Hour: Robert Parker 90+ Point Wines

5:30pm – 8pm

A Bottled Affair, Denver, CO

A happy hour designed for those who want more than just a good buzz! Join us for this self-guided tasting of 4 different wines rated 90 points or higher by Robert M. Parker, Jr., America’s most influential wine critic. Tasting notes, worksheet and cheese plate included. 3 ounce pours, additional wine available by the glass.

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Saturday, March 31

Dinner in the Dark

LeGrand

Join us to support energy conservation and sustainable living. Enjoy a four course dinner complete with wine pairings by candlelight.

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New Belgium Scavenger Hunt

Loveland Ski Area

Each spring, the Alliance and New Belgium Brewing partner with Loveland Ski Area for their annual Scavenger Hunt. This year’s event will take place on March 31st and is sure to be a rocking good time! Get your costume ready and join us for lots of fun (and beer!) on and off the mountain. Hunt for bigfoot, chase down the angler, and be ready to solve brain twisting riddles! The $10 registration fee from each event participant and all proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.
This is a don’t miss event for the entire family!
Saturday, March 31st
Loveland Ski Area
Registration starts at 9:00am
Scavenger Hunt from 10:00am-3:00pm
Beerlicious Post Party & Raffle 3:00-5:00pm
Registration Fee: $10, includes pint glass, 2 beers and a Chinook Book
Teams of 1-4 people
Discounted lift tickets will be available for $40 at the registration table.
Don’t forget… costumes receive extra points!

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Marzen Release Party

12pm – 9pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Co.

CKBC will be releasing our newest beer, a traditional German Marzen Lager. Chef Driven will be outside from 5:00-9:00PM serving up some awesome food! Patio seating with weather permitting.

Free weekend wine tasting at City Spirits in downtown Denver

2pm – 7pm

City Spirits Wine and Liquor, Denver, CO

This weekend we’ll be pouring two unoaked Chardonnays. Perfect wines for this lovely spring weather! We pour both Fridays and Saturdays,from 2-7pm. Our tastings are always free and open to the public. We can be found in Writer Square, just off the 16th Street Mall. We also deliver for free in the downtown area, so if you can’t make it in, let us bring your purchase right to you.

More information

City Wine 17th Anniversary Sale, Tasting & Live Classical Music

3pm – 5pm

CityWine

City Wine’s famous annual Anniversary Event – this Saturday!

We have been around 17 years, and THAT is worth celebrating…. so celebrate we will do. From 3-5 we will have live classical (cello and violin) from 2 wonderful players who play for the CSO and Opera Colorado. We will also be tasting some Burgundy from a new importer, Old World Wine Co.

We will have a large selection of wine at 25% off– much of it new to the store from Old World Wine. Plus some other 50% off and great deals in the store.

We will have special cake and “the oldest Sparkling Wine in France” for anyone who stops in to see us… to thank you for your years of support.

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Fancy Plants – A Vegan Prom

8:30pm – 1:30am

Mercury Cafe

Put on your “fanciest attire”, it’s time for a dance party!

Plants & Animals Denver and Vegan Coloradical invite you to, Fancy Plants | A Vegan Prom, on March 31st at 8pm at the Mercury Cafe!

Tickets

Featuring:

2 DJ’s

Free Vegan Tapas

A cash bar

Giveaways from Vegan Van, Earth Balance, Fancy Tiger, Ironwood, Herbivore Clothing, Watercourse/City O City and much more!

And lots and lots of dancing!

Tickets are a suggested donation of $8 in advance and $10 @ the door, with all proceeds going to Peaceful Prairie Animal Sanctuary.

For more information visit
www.plantsanimals.org
www.vegancoloradical.com
www.peacefulprairie.org

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Sunday, April 1

Littlest Big (Barrel-Aged) Beer Fest at Hops & Pie.

Hops & Pie

This month’s Littlest Big beer fest features over a dozen different barrel aged beers from a variety of Colorado, national and international breweries including: Odell Brewing, Dogfish Head, Upslope Brewing, Left Hand Brewing, Firestone Walker, Boulder Beer, Boulevard Brewing, Brouwerij Bavik, Brouwerij Verhaeghe and Dry Dock Brewing. It’s first come first served on beer. Get it before they run out. Call (303) 477-7000 for details.

[Thanks Chipper Dave for the content here! Always a pro]

Annual Chili Cookoff

1pm – 3pm

Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Categories include: Spicy, Red, Green & Other.
To participate, please:
1. Send an email to chili@drydockbrewing.com. Email should include name and category (or categories) you are entering. We can only accept the first 40 entries due to space, so enter early.
2. Bring your entry in a crockpot between 12:00 and 12:30 on April 1st.
Judging will start at 1:00 on April 1st and winners will be announced at 3:00.
3. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category and for Best of Show & Fan Favorite.

Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire

5pm – 8pm

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Electric Six

9pm – 10pm

Larimer Lounge

Fire in the disco.


Have a great weekend!

About PJ Hoberman


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

  • http://www.felixinvestments.com/ Nathan Daniel

    That’s a very nice snap of Washington Park. I often used to visit that park and I feel fresh and energetic walking out there. Anyways those schedules events are worth for visiting and I’ll try my best to join. Thanks