Drinking With Dogs

Drinking With Dogs Vol. 7

One of the greatest places to drink with dogs in our great state of Colorado is at Pug Ryan’s Tiki Bar on the Dillon reservoir. It happens to be on my top 5 favorite spots on earth sans dogs, but when you add the many dogs that frequent the area, it just becomes that much […]

Opening Weekend: The Cove @ Star Bar

The Cove at Star Bar

As you may already know, we love Star Bar. It is a magical place where dreams come true. However, I hear- especially in the summer months, that people would rather be outside on a patio than in the awesome and dark booze-soaked vortex that is the place we like to call “home.” My pasty and […]

iX Mixer Purchases Support Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012

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[Press Release] Colorado-based beverage company to donate 50 cents for every can sold from June 29 – July 31 DENVER – June 29, 2012 – Today, Colorado-based iX Mixer announced it will donate 50 cents for each can sold to the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012 starting today and continue through the end of July. “Colorado is our home, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – June 29 – July 1

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Not too much to report this weekend, as, well, I’m really busy moving, waking up at 4am for work, and pulling a shift at TRVE Saturday (so come say hi). Please stay safe and be smart this weekend. Don’t mess with fireworks or open fires or anything else of that sort. We’ll be back 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 […]

Rackhouse Pub & Colorado Distillers Guild Celebrate the 2nd Annual “Colorado Distillers Festival”

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Rackhouse Pub at 208 South Kalamath Street will be hosting the second annual Colorado Distillers Festival on Sunday, August 19th 1-5pm. Come join members of the Colorado Distillers Guild for an afternoon of hand-crafted spirits, custom cocktails & presentations by industry experts. Colorado Distillers Guild participants include: peach street distillers peak spirits mystic mountain distillery roundhouse […]

Sean’s Sips – New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer

New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer

SCIENCE: Style:  American Wild Ale ABV:  7.5% OG:  21 TG:  4.7 IBU:  23 SRM:  5.5 Hops:  Target, Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin Malt:  Pale Yeast:  Brettanomyces HISTORY: This beer is actually an indirect product of a beer brewed back in 2004.  That year, Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium and Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey got […]

BRU Handbuilt Ales Expands to Three Barrel System

BRU Boulder 3 Barrel System

[Press Release] Small Boulder Nano Brewery Takes the Next Step FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boulder, CO): Executive Chef Ian Clark of Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace opened BRU handbuilt ales, a small half barrel nano brewery in his garage last April.  Since then he has tirelessly been working to keep up with demand. Brewing four […]

Hogshead is the brewery I didn’t know I was missing.

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During an impromptu survey of new breweries on Saturday, Mama Monroe and I found out that Hogshead brewery was open. Two weeks in, the tap list was short. That notwithstanding, this is my type of brewery. There was not a Kaffir lime leaf in sight. No lavender, ginger lemongrass or fartberries either. Just really solid […]

Rails & Ales Brewfest delivers the goods

The Rifters play for a captive audience

Drinkin’ booze and ridin’ trains through rural America—no, it’s not the Hobo Convention, it’s the Rails & Ales Brewfest (sponsored by the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad) in Alamosa/La Veta, wherein the general public can enjoy the tramp lifestyle, drink finely-crafted local beer, enjoy the musical stylings of Chuck Pyle and The Rifters, and do it all in […]

Beer Porn of the Week – CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing Horsetooth Stout

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing Horsetooth Stout on Nitro

CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing – Horsetooth Stout on Nitro   [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!]

Free Beer Friday – Courtesy of Illegal Pete’s

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 — Abridged Version

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Hey Wagon Readers! PJ is out of town this week, so here are some top picks for the weekend. Feel free to share news about other weekend events in the comments section below or on our Facebook wall. Cheers! 2012 Colorado Brewers’ Festival, Sat June 23 & Sun June 24 ($20-$25): 70+ Colorado beers and […]

Great Divide Celebrates 18 Years of Brewing Damn Good Beer

Great Divide Anniversary Party

On Saturday, Great Divide Brewing Company celebrated their 18th Birthday at the brewery with a good ol’ fashion block party.  They busted out plenty of silly beers to go along with other Great Divide year-round and seasonal beers.  1500 people attended the sold-out event to celebrate as Denver’s largest brewery transitioned into adulthood.  We had […]

New Belgium Brewing moves into the bar business

[Press Release – Source: BeerPulse.com] (Snowmass, CO) – Visitors to Snowmass will soon experience New Belgium Brewing’s version of fun, folly and fine craft beer when the maker of Fat Tire rolls into town as a partner in the renovation of the Wildwood Snowmass hotel and the New Belgium Ranger Station, a new slopeside bar and […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Great Divide’s 18th Anniversary Party

Great Divide 18th Anniversary Party

Happy 18th Birthday Party, Great Divide!  Check back later this week for a full recap of the event.  Hint: it was awesome.   [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. 6

The weather is getting hot, so it’s back to the patios. Here, I am at Great Divide Tap Room getting puppy hugs from Andy. He is more interested in the Basic Kneads Pizza truck than me, but it’s alright. I like pizza, too.

Sean’s Sips – Breckenridge Brewery Well Built ESB

Breckenridge Brewery Well Built ESB

SCIENCE: Style:  Other Strong Ale ABV:  7.8% IBU:  55 Color:  Copper Hops:  Target, Fuggle, and Northern Brewer Malt:  English Pale, Amber, Crystal, and Roasted Barley Yeast:  Scottish Ale HISTORY: Originally brewed as TWENTY, Breckenridge Brewery’s 20th Anniversary beer, in 2010, Well Built ESB is now released about every 3 months and only available in Colorado. […]

Rails & Ales Brewfest Coming Soon

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Time for a word analogy; fill in the blank.  Bark : Dog :: Chug Chug : _________.  If you answered “train,” congratulations—you’re an innocent soul with a firm understanding of onomatopœia.  If you answered “what my frat brothers chanted when I downed three pitchers of PBR at Toga Party ‘99” then you’ll probably die young […]

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 […]