What Does Belgium Taste Like? Hint: More Deliciousness, Less Waffles

Last weekend I found myself at Wynkoop Brewing’s United Tastes of Belgium, a beer tasting featuring over fifty Belgium or Belgium-style beers.  Little did I know it was also Belgium Independence Day.  Personally, I can think of no better way to celebrate gaining independence from the Nederlands than throwing a beer festival to celebrate. The […]

Hops & Pie: Not just serving… but brewing!

You may have heard: Berkeley neighborhood’s favorite pizza and craft beer bar has announced a brewery in planning. That’s right, Hops & Pie has decided to grow from creating delicious pizza to also crafting some excellent beer. After sitting down with Drew and Leah Watson, owners and operators of Hops & Pie, I learned that this […]

Original Cocktails #1

Welcome to our new series, Original Cocktails, where we will focus on our favorite barmen/barwomen around Denver and the cocktails they have artfully crafted. You should be well aware of the city’s love of great drinks by now, so the hope is to make that bond even tighter by highlighting some of the magic that […]

Take a bus to Avery’s 19th Anniversary this Sunday

Rackhouse Pub is sponsoring a bus up to Avery this Sunday for Avery’s 19th Anniversary Party. They did the same thing for SourFest, and it was a great time, a safe way to get to and from the festival, and.. well, it was a great time. A seat on the bus costs $20. Buy tickets […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Copper Kettle Copper Mezzina

Copper Kettle Brewing Company Copper Mezzina 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!]

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. One is Blue Moon, one is Samurai, and one is Coors Light. Guess the correct order. Don’t […]

Weekend off the Wagon – July 27-29

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Bacon, pies, fests, and a singles safari. Must be the Olympics. 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: 88˚ Low: 65˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 91˚ Low: […]

Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Part 2: Piedmont Beyond Barolo with Antonio Galloni

My first post for Denver off the Wagon highlighted the ‘Outstanding California Cabernet’ session at this year’s Aspen Food and Wine Classic. As part two of the F&W recap, this post will share some wines from the ‘Piedmont Beyond Barolo’ session with Antonio Galloni. My introduction to Italian wines involved me sitting in front of […]

Denver Beer Co’s 1st Anniversary Party

Saturday, August 11, 2-9pm We are closing down the street and having a party! Join us for live music, food trucks, and over 12 different beers on tap including a limited release of Imperial Graham Cracker Porter! Music from: Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angles Chain Station Mountain Music Tasty food from: Basic Kneads […]

Watch a movie outside this summer

Have you been out to Film on the Rocks this year? What about a Movie in the Park? The summer is half over, but there are still a lot of opportunities to catch some silver screen under the stars. Here’s the remaining lineup for this summer: Film on the Rocks Filling up the seats at […]

TRVE Brewing has a good problem

You all like their beer too much. So much so that they’re changing their hours in order to keep the beer flowing, fill the CVLT growlers, and even offer some new brews. Moving forward, TRVE will be open Wednesday – Saturday. Meaning no more Sundays for the time being. I asked Nick the extremely obvious […]

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Yelp’s Secret Supper Club

One of the many great reasons to love the Denver food and beverage scene is the surprise event that pops up along the way, and Yelp’s Secret Supper Club is just one of those events. Started in January 2012 as epicurean pursuit, the Yelp-Denver team aimed to bring “adventurous stomachs” together for bread-breaking, drinking, and […]

Avery Brewing Company’s 19th Anniversary Party

Sunday, August 5, 12-5pm General admission includes five 12oz Avery brews, live music, a big ol’ BBQ spread, and more fun than you’ll ever have in an alley! VIP tickets also include a visit to the Barrel-Aging Cellar for five pourings from some of our rarest batches. Thank you thank you thank you for 19 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Victory Prima Pils at Wazee Supper Club

Victory Brewing Company Prima Pils   Have you been to Wazee Supper Club lately?  If not, you need to swing by.  They’ve completely redone the space, without losing that ‘Granddaddy of LoDo’ feel.  They’ve also got 32 taps with a pretty impressive beer list.  Here’s a look inside the newly remodeled Denver institution courtesy of […]

Weekend off the Wagon – July 20-22

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday A sad day today in Denver, after an unthinkable tragedy last night. Hug your neighbor, buy a stranger a drink, and enjoy yourself as best you can. To those affected by the shootings last night, our hearts go out to you. Stay safe, Colorado, and have […]

Our Mutual Friend: A New Brewery and Maltster in Five Points

A few weeks ago I was walking downtown, and saw a logo on the window of a building. It looked cool. Two hands shaking. It said “Our Mutual Friend”. Cool. I kept reading. “Malt & Brew”. What the hell? I like these words.. A few days later Sean and I found ourselves at Our Mutual […]

Sean’s Sips – Odell/Thornbridge Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale

SCIENCE: Style:  American Double/Imperial IPA ABV:  8.9% SRM:  6.3 IBU:  20 Hops:  Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Perle, and Galaxy Malt:  Pilsen, Golden Promise, and Munich HISTORY: The follow-up to a collaboration brew done at Thornbridge Brewery’s place close to 2 years ago, Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale is meant to showcase ingredients from both […]

The Search for the Perfect Iced Coffee Cocktail

I love coffee and I love booze. During the winter months, there is a plethora of booze infused coffee beverages. However, during the summer months, the iced version of these beverages seem to disappear from drink menus. With that in mind, I decided to hit the brunch scene to find the perfect iced coffee cocktail. […]

Win A Ticket to Unwined

If you haven’t heard, Unwined is fast approaching. And by fast, I mean Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at the Exdo Event Center. Unwined is hosted by Club W and promises to be the wine event Denver won’t soon forget. You’ll have the chance to learn as you try over 100 wines, listen to live […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Brown IPA

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew Brown IPA  They’re not open yet… but they will be soon!  This Brown IPA was a bit of a “mistake” – the malt was toasted too long, producing a beer too dark to call an IPA.  Mistake or not it’s a great beer.  Stay tuned for updates on OMF’s […]