Winestyr adds Colorado with Canyon Wind Cellars

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After launching in January of 2012, Winestyr.com is quickly becoming a mecca for wine enthusiasts around the country. They provide a less common approach to the “one deal at a time” idea, offering one supplier’s entire portfolio for several days. Starting today, Winestyr is adding their first Colorado winery, Canyon Wind Cellars, to their collection […]

Win a ticket to Avery SourFest this Saturday. Also, take the bus.

You know that little festival called Avery SourFest that sold out in 2 minutes? We have an extra ticket. Want it? You have to work for it. Sort of. Write a haiku for us. It can be about Avery, SourFest, sour beer in general, the Wagon, or something else creative that you think we’ll love. Leave […]

Bull & Bush Celebrates 4 World Cup Medals with Free Beer

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  From Bull & Bush: You’ve probably heard the buzz by now about the Bull & Bush Brewery cleaning up at the 2012 World Beer Cup last weekend. Brew Master Gabe walked away with some serious heavy metal: Gold for MAN BEER and Turnip the Beets and Bronze for Tower E.S.B. and Release the Hounds Barley Wine. To […]

May News from Wynkoop; Donate Blood for Free Beer this Week

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May News from Wynkoop Brewing Company Children’s Hospital Blood Drive: Wynkoop is looking for 70 big-hearted folks to donate blood at Wynkoop Brewing Co. on Wednesday & Thursday, May 30th & 31st, 9am-1pm. In exchange for blood, we’re giving participants a coupon for a complimentary draft at our place. Advance sign up is required, contact Christine@wynkoop.com […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Funkwerks Danny’s Gold Mine Ale

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Danny’s Gold Mine Ale - A collaboration beer brewed at Funkwerks with Crooked Stave, New Belgium, Odell, and Ska in honor of the late Danny Williams.  More on this beer here.   [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 […]

Free Beer Friday – Courtesy of Illegal Pete’s

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It’s Old Man Markley, a Fat Wreck band, drinking 2 different beers at Pete’s in LoDo. Guess the two beers in the picture, 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.   […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Memorial Day Weekend Edition (May 25-28)

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Memorial Day Weekend! It’s a weekend to remember those who we’ve lost in service to our country. It also signifies a lot of things: festival season, grilling season, something called summer. And of course, for most of you who sit at a desk during daylight hours, […]

Barrel-Aged Cocktail Memoirs: Vol. 1

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The wood. “From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.” This is not a tale about a man with cold feet on his wedding day, who reminisces about a meaningful youth - it is, however, a tale of companionship, and the warm embrace of, well, wood. The complexities of oak in beverage maturation have […]

Twisted Pine Taps the Root

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[Press Release: Roots Revival Carrot IPA debuts as Farm to Foam series premiere: Friday, May 18] Boulder, Colorado (April 2012) – Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s Farm to Foam® series launches on Friday, May 18, with the introduction of Roots Revival, a carrot IPA created to applaud the Boulder Farmers’ Market’s 25th anniversary. According to the brewery, the […]

Avery Pedal Pub Crawl Poker Run (say that five times fast!)

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This past Saturday, Avery Brewing celebrated Colorado Beer Week by throwing a pub crawl – on bikes!  25 brave and bundled up people thumbed their noses at the rain and came out for good beer, much fun, and a chance to win swag and a coveted  VIP tour of the Avery brewery.  For those of […]

Belgian Beer Pairing Dinner at Bistro Vendome

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Wednesday, June 6, Bistro Vendome will host a beer pairing dinner featuring food from Bistro Vendôme’s Chef de Cuisine Dana Rodriguez and the finest beers that Belgium can craft. Tickets are almost sold out, so you are encouraged to purchase now if you would like to join. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6th $57 per person […]

Lowry Beer Garden Brings Europe to East Denver

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When I got word a German-inspired beer garden was opening less than a mile from my house (0.7 miles to be exact), I was elated.  This was immediately followed by a brief period of depression after I thought of what it may do to my waistline… then straight back to elation.  As the months passed […]

CAUTION: Brewing Co. Unleashes ‘Groupie Growlers’

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Exclusive growlers are becoming quite a trend in Colorado, with TRVE Brewing being one of the first to offer a limited run of the reusable beer receptacles through their CVLT (word has it there’s another prominent Denver brewery that will be offering something similar in the near future as well).  Now CAUTION: Brewing Company of Denver […]

Colorado Beer Week Photo Gallery

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We hope you had as great of a time as we did throughout Colorado Beer Week/American Craft Beer Week!  Here’s a slideshow of some of the fun we had, including the Grand Opening Ceremonies at Highland Tap & Burger, a firkin tapping at Dry Dock, beer the beer and food pairing dinner at FreshCraft, the […]

Blueberry Lime Cupcakes

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It’s summer time again kids and that means light and fruity rules the streets.  One killer combo I have discovered is blueberry and lime.  Nice and tart with a bit of juicy sweetness.  The beer I chose to use for this recipe is Wild Blue blueberry lager.  On its own it is far too sweet […]

Beer Porn of the Week – CAUTION: Brewing Co. Lao Wang Lager

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CAUTION: Brewing Co. Lao Wang Lager   [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 – San Francisco Edition

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I happen to be in San Francisco, but there still are plenty of dogs to drink with. This guy is notorious across the golden state, and is named “Eddie the Kisser.” I am sipping on an Almanac Spring 2012 Bière de Mars (Ale brewed with fennel). What a fantastic combination.

Weekend off the Wagon – May 18-20

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday You’re going to have to put on your big boy (or girl) pants this weekend and make some difficult choices. There’s something awesome happening just about every minute, and it’s not going to be an easy decision. For example, look at the tap lists at Star […]

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 […]

Straight from the Teat: A Stranahan’s Bottling Tale

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As anyone who knows me can attest to, I love my birthday.  Like really, really love my birthday.  However, after a series of unfortunate events, including a birthday-spirit-crushing bout of pneumonia, I was pretty much over it.  Right up until the point when the wonderful folks over at Stranahan’s Whiskey invited me over to experience […]