Event Recap: Colorado Wine vs. The World at Row 14

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As many of you know, last week was Colorado Wine Week and Denver hosted Drink Local Wine 2012 a national conference celebrating and educating US wines. To whet appetites for the week of festivities, Row 14 & Chef Jensen Cummings and sommelier Kendra Anderson (aka Swirl Girl Denver), hosted a Colorado Wine vs. The World blind tasting event […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Great Divide Colette

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Great Divide Brewing Co. – Colette Farmhouse Ale   [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!]

Drinking With Dogs

Drinking With Dogs Vol. 3

At Vine Street Pub on 4/20. It was somewhat of a block party, and I came around the fence to have a drink with this guy. No shortage of dogs here. If you enjoy Drinking With Dogs, we have a special announcement this week. Our friends at Cru Vin Dogs are having a contest that allows you to […]

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 across all […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 27-29

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What a week. Obama was spotted at The Sink in Boulder; a bear climbed a tree and was tranqued out of it; there are billionaire astronauts attempting to mine asteroids for space water; and most importantly, there’s a wine conference in town! See below for a […]

Sean’s Sips – Odell Shenanigans

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SCIENCE: Style:  American Wild Ale ABV:  9.1% SRM:  31 (Standard Reference Method measures beer color intensity) Hops:  Blend of Cascade and Chinook Barrels:  4 months in 2nd use toasted oak (80%) and 2nd use bourbon (20%) barrels History: Shenanigans has been marketed as a “happy accident” from the days when Odell was first playing around with […]

Avery SourFest Tickets On Sale Tomorrow (Friday, 4/27)

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You all know what SourFest is. If not, there’s a recap from last year. Tickets are $50 and go on sale tomorrow – Friday, April 27 – at 9am MDT. Last year, the event sold out in less than 20 minutes. So, get ready. Tickets: http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/18289.aspx. Some notes from the brewery: Get your pucker on, and help […]

Avery Samael Release Party – Tomorrow night [Thursday, April 26]

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Ready for 2012 Samael’s? So are we. This fallen angel is ready to demonize your pallet on April 26th at 6:30 pm. Avery is hosting a vertical tasting as well as some tasty desserts in the Barrel Aging Cellar. Tickets are $20 and available at the Avery Brewing Tap Room. Call 303-440-4324 to reserve your tickets, or […]

Raise The Macallan

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Do you like bacon, barbecue, and smokey things? The liquor equivalent is most certainly scotch, and you can taste some of the finest tonight through Friday at The Brown Palace. First of all we love scotch, because it is a product from one of the oldest practices in modern distilling, and also due that it gave […]

Strawberry Sweet Lady Cakes

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Dudes, it’s motherfucking sweet lady beer season again.  If you know me at all you probably know that Colette is one of my favorite beers and I fondly refer to it as Sweet Lady beer.  To celebrate the release of this years batch I did what I do: made cupcakes. Makes approximately 24 cupcakes Cupcake: 2 […]

Colorado Craft Beer Economic Impact Study Shows Explosive Growth

[PRESS RELEASE from Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), a non-profit trade association promoting the Colorado craft brewing industry. New study by CU Leeds School of Business details importance of Colorado craft beer to Colorado economy.] Boulder, CO. (April 24, 2012) — The craft brewing industry in Colorado provides an annual $446 million boost to the state’s economy, according to data compiled in a study released […]

April is Organic Beer Month

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In Colorado, Organic Beer Month really means one thing – a visit to Asher Brewing in Boulder.  As the only certified organic brewing company in Colorado and one of only a few dozen in the country, the folks over at Asher are making quite a name for themselves.  Last week, I sat down with owner Chris […]

Odell Small Batch Festival Returns May 26th

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Odell Brewing Company has announced the return of Small Batch Festival (previously known as Small Batch Revival) on May 26th.  This event will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the first event I covered for Denver off the Wagon.  You can read about last year’s festival here.  This year’s party […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Copper Kettle Bourbon Breakfast Stout

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Copper Kettle Brewing Co. – High Country Bourbon Breakfast Stout (on Cask)   [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!]

Sean’s Sips – River North Hypothesis

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SCIENCE: Style:  Double IPA ABV:  9.0% IBU:  130 Color:  Pale Amber Boil Hops:  American bittering hops (River North secret) Dry Hops:  Cascade History: River North is one of Denver’s newest breweries (they opened two months ago) and they’ve already released two of their beers in bombers, the second being J. Marie Saison.  As a brewery […]

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 across […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 20-22

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What’s the booze equivalent of 4/20? Hmm.. There are specific holidays that rise above the “let’s drink because of that Saint in Ireland” or “this day has a Spanish name for the fifth of May, let’s drink!”. For example, the day prohibition was repealed (December 5th, FYI). Or, […]

Firkintastic – Wynkoop London Calling IPA + Lavendar

Our own Bess Dougherty has been playing in a bigger sandbox as of late. Moving up from her homebrew system, Bess has been lending a helpful hand over at Wynkoop, as well as a few out of town jaunts to places like Ska. A few weeks ago, after helping out with the Malt Madness specialty […]

The Great Tiki Conundrum

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So, tiki drinks. I love them. Poorly done, excellently made, it just doesn’t matter. Tiki drinks have become increasingly important to me as Spring rolls around. I suffer from some sort of seasonal affective disorder and by the time April gets here, it begins to manifest itself as spine-crushing ennui peppered with exciting bouts of […]

Twisted Pine’s La Petite Saison Returns

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[Press Release: Warmer weather brings reappearance of the Twisted seasonal.] Boulder, Colorado – April 17th 2012 – Days are stretching and temperatures rising.  Birds are chirping up a storm and little green things are springing up all over the place.  People are packing away skis and lacing up hiking boots and Twisted Pine Brewing Company […]