Weekend off the Wagon – April 13-15

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Friday the 13th. That’s the date. There are a ton of theories why this day is supposedly unlucky, but according to the most credible source in the world, it’s most likely a made up thing from the 19th century.

Screw credibility. Better question:  
 
What is the appropriate drink to fend off evil spirits?

Lots of fun stuff going on this weekend. If I had to pick a few  you should definitely know about, I’d say…

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

 

Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 61˚
Low: 41˚
Partly Cloudy
Precip: 10%
High: 59˚
Low: 38˚
Isolated T-Storms
Precip: 30%
High: 47˚
Low: 38˚
Rain / Snow Showers / Wind
Precip: 60%

 


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Friday, April 13

 
 
FoCoMX 2012

All over Fort Collins

Over 300 bands will be playing during the course of two days of music across 30+ venues in Fort Collins including beer hot spots like: CB &Potts Clubhouse, Choice City Butcher & Deli, Cranknstein, Bar SS, Equinox Brewing, The Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewing. Some breweries will even be tapping a special brew or two just for the event. Details at their web site.

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Firkin Friday at Dry Dock – Blackberry Porter

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.

 
 
Fire and Brimstone Tapping at Great Divide

2pm

Great Divide Brewing Co.

We are doing a special tapping of an oaked Hades that we are calling Fire & Brimstone. Taps at 2pm when we open.

 
 
Imperial Helles Bock Release Party

3pm – 9pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Co.

Similar to a pilsner in appearance, but with a hearty malty backbone and bitterness. A supercharged Bavarian Helles! “Chili Billy” outside with food available starting at 5:00PM.

 
 
Dark Belgian Strong aged on oak – Release Party

4pm – 10pm

Yak and Yeti Restaurant

Dark Belgian Strong aged on oak – Release Party. KROC homebrewing member (kroc.org) Rick Bobbitt is the guest brewer who brewed this on the Yak’s pilot system. The first KROC release party emptied the batch in the first 194 minutes, come early if you want some!

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Slap Yer Mammy Release Party

5pm – 10pm

TRiNiTY Brewing Co.

SYM is a shocking Double IPA! Coming in at 10.5% ABV this huge ale is brewed with 7 of the highest quality malts and 9 varieties of hops! On our 125 minute boil we pack in 125 IBU’s, making this one of the hoppiest beers ever brewed in the world. If that’s not enough hops, then just wait! Unlike any of our other beers, we dry hop this one twice to pack in as much aroma as possible! A truly shocking Double IPA for all you Hopophiles. So good you’ll want to Slap Yer Mammy!

 
 
Rockies vs. D-Backs

6:40pm – 10pm

Coors Field

 
 
Murder Mystery Party

6:45pm – 10pm

Hotel Boulderado

Intriguing mysteries, stellar performances, and fine dining all meet to give you a wonderful night out.

It is March 1905, and due to the tainted results of an earlier election, the residents of Gold Hill are once again going to the polls to select a new mayor. It would appear that nobody has a monopoly on corruption, and Gold Hill’s mayoral election is no exception. Come help to unravel the wicked web woven in this turn of the century turn of events.

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Saturday, April 14

 
 
FoCoMX 2012

All over Fort Collins

Over 300 bands will be playing during the course of two days of music across 30+ venues in Fort Collins including beer hot spots like: CB &Potts Clubhouse, Choice City Butcher & Deli, Cranknstein, Bar SS, Equinox Brewing, The Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewing. Some breweries will even be tapping a special brew or two just for the event. Details at their web site.

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4th Annual Saison and Farmhouse Ale Festival

11am – 4pm

TRiNiTY Brewing Co.

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th annual SAiSON and FARMHOUSE Ale Festival!! Beers inspired by the Walloon region only. Possibly one of the most artistic and unique beer festivals of the year…not to mention lots of fun!

We will keep an updated list of confirmed breweries as registrations roll in.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Only 100 tickets available, stop into the pub or call 719-634-0029 get yours!!!

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Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival

12pm – 5pm

Breckenridge, Colorado, Main Street Station, Breckenridge, CO, 0

Presented by KSMT “The Mountain” 102.1 & 102.7 FM and ResortQuest Breckenrdige is the exclusive lodging partner for the Breckenrdige Beer Festival. In its 6th year, as part of Breckenridge’s Spring Fever, the Breckenridge Beer Festival has grown into one of the best beer festivals in the area. Every April brew masters from around the country get together to show off their best beers for thousands of thirsty beer enthusiasts.

Enjoy beer samplings from local and national breweries, while you jam to free live music on the Main Street Station stage. This season My Pet Dragon, Transmission, and the Jason Spooner Trio will be the headliners. With great beer and fabulous food, this is one beer festival you don’t want to miss!

The Breckenridge Beer Festival is located in the Main Street Station event plaza, a ResortQuest property located on the south side of Breckenridge at 505 South Main Street. No pets allowed.

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Beer vs. Wine #7: Naked vs Wood

2:30pm – 4pm

Row 14

This Saturday, April 14, join Row 14 in another episode of the Beer vs. Wine series. This time, un-oaked wines are pitted against barrel aged beers. As they say, “Come run through the woods naked with us.”

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City Wine Mural Unveiling, Tasting and Live Guitar Duo!

3pm – 5pm

City Wine, Denver, CO

City Wine is getting a new wine-themed mural, hand-painted by a local artist (the same one who created the Cycles Gladiator mural we’ve had for some years).

This Saturday to celebrate the new mural’s unveiling (we cannot tell you what it is, you will have to come in to see it), we will feature:

A live guitar duo (classical / jazz)
the artist will be on hand with several of her paintings
we will taste wines that are featured on both old and new murals (with special prices on these great wines)
ALL FREE!

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Rockies vs. D-Backs

6:10pm – 9pm

Coors Field

 
 
Brass & Wine: Aged to Perfection!

6:30pm – 9pm

Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver

Tour the charming Forney Museum and tantalize your senses with an evening of elegantly paired food, wine and music with the Denver Brass5.

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Sunday, April 15

 
 
Rockies vs. D-Backs — Jackie Robinson Day

1:10pm – 4pm

Coors Field

 
 
Centro and Upslope Brewing Beer Dinner

5pm – 8pm

Upslope Brewing Company, 1501 Lee Hill Road #20, Boulder, CO

Join Upslope Brewing Company and Centro for a delicious beer dinner at the brewery.

5 paired courses, $50/seat, limited to 42 seats.

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About PJ Hoberman


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