Weekend off the Wagon – July 27-29

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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.

 

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Friday, July 27

 
 
Firkin Friday

Various Breweries

Alliteration leads to some fun weekly events. Firkin Fridays are a great way to wind down the week and enjoy a beer of a different flavor. Many breweries put some of their normal and not-so-normal offerings in a cask and serve it to you right off the engine. The following breweries and bars tend to have something to offer on Fridays:
Great Divide
Dry Dock
Hops & Pie

 
 
Mile High Mayhem

All over the place

Mile High Mayhem Scooter Rally is an annual gathering of predominately vintage Italian, Spanish and Indian motor scooters. Many are locals, but more and more have been coming from out of state. Each year Mayhem is celebrated over four days of riding and parties. This is the 15th anniversary, and many of the events will be focus around Colfax Ave (aka 15th), at such venues as the historical Bluebird Theater and the infamous Casa Bonita. There will be rides, contests, awards, and raffle prizes. Mile High Mayhem 15 is July 26th-29th.

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Salt on the Rim

5:30pm – 9pm

Denver Botanic Gardens

The Kempe Foundation Alliance’s annual Salt on the Rim fundraiser benefits The Kempe Foundation and Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. This summer affair promises to be the garden party of the season with free-flowing margaritas, food skillfully prepared by some of Denver’s most regarded chefs!

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Culinary Date Night

6pm – 9:30pm

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Spice up your love life with an evening that’s guaranteed to stir up more than just delicious dishes! Take date night to new heights with a class that’s perfect for pairs. Two glasses of wine are included with the meal – and you can now purchase a bottle of wine for $29.00! Price is per person not per couple.

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Denver Summer Brew Fest

6pm – 10pm

Mile High Station

125+ Brews from 45+ Breweries

The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

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Rockies vs. Reds

6:40pm – 9pm

 
 
Singles Safari

7pm – 10pm

Denver Zoo

Come shake your tail feathers with Denver’s swinging singles. Denver Zoo is offering an evening to escape the usual bar crowd and mingle with some wild things. Sip exotic cocktails while we set the mood for some mating games and wild tours throughout the zoo. Singles will enjoy animal encounters and a menu of decadent appetizers sure to please every palate.

Tickets include after-hours zoo admission, appetizers, beer and wine, interactive animal encounters and a chance to meet some of Denver’s finest with hopes of finding some animal attraction.

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Saturday, July 28

 
 
Mile High Mayhem

All over the place

Mile High Mayhem Scooter Rally is an annual gathering of predominately vintage Italian, Spanish and Indian motor scooters. Many are locals, but more and more have been coming from out of state. Each year Mayhem is celebrated over four days of riding and parties. This is the 15th anniversary, and many of the events will be focus around Colfax Ave (aka 15th), at such venues as the historical Bluebird Theater and the infamous Casa Bonita. There will be rides, contests, awards, and raffle prizes. Mile High Mayhem 15 is July 26th-29th.

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Bacon Brown Ale Release at Copper Kettle

12pm – 10pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

What goes better with beer than bacon? How about bacon, maple syrup ice cream?
12-10PM: tap release
5-9PM: Sully’s Pizza Truck
5PM: ice cream released – once it’s gone, it’s gone!

 
 
Pies and Pints

1pm – 5pm

Denver Beer Co.

Join us for an all-American celebration of Pie and Pints! Come hungry, our pie and beer pairings will be a little slice of heaven!

When: Saturday, July 28th 1-5 p.m.
Pie Eating Contest: 3 p.m.

The Details: Denver Beer Co. has brewed 3 special recipes for the occasion and Maple Street Pie Company will provide a selection of delicious pie!

Pie Festival tickets (sold at the door) are $10 and include three pie tasters and three 4oz beer pours to include:

Key Lime Pie paired with Kaffir Lime Wheat
Apricot Peach Pie with Tart Apricot Ale.
Mexican Chocolate Pie with Chile Stout

Is Kobayashi your idol? Save room, our Pies and Pints Festival wouldn’t be complete without a Pie Eating Contest!

See you there!

About the pie: https://www.facebook.com/MapleStreetPieCompany

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/386232431441381/

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Kyle’s Brew Fest

3pm – 7pm

Boulder Beer Company

With three consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle’s Brew Fest, Kyle Hollingsworth brings his charity beer festival and concert to Berkeley, CA, and Boulder, CO this Summer, benefiting Conscious Alliance.

Tickets include:
-Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth Band
-Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass
-Drinks
-One-time-only beer collaborations from KYle and select breweries (while supplies last)
-An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)
*This event is outdoors and is rain or shine.
Featuring over 30 craft breweries and over 60 craft beers.
Participating Breweries:
Asher – Avery – Bootstrap – Boulder Beer – Breckenridge – Bristol – Colorado Cider Company – Del Norte – Deschutes – Dillon Dam – Dry Dock – Funkwerks – Great Divide – Lagunitas – Left Hand – New Planet – Odell – Oskar Blues – Pumphouse – Redstone Meadery – Santa Fe – Sierra Nevada – Ska – Stone – Twisted Pine – Upslope – Wynkoop

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Wine/Culinary Event

5:30pm – 7:30pm

1801 Wynkoop, Ste 175

Premier Winery Event with Steve Jacobs Eagle Vale Winery Australia at Studio F

UncorkedDenver.com, Denver’s largest wine group for Young Professionals invites you to meet Steve Jacobs for a wine and food pairing event featuring their highly rated estate wines. Mr. Jacobs will answer questions, and discuss specific characteristics of each of his hand crafted wines.

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Rockies vs. Reds

6:10pm – 9pm

 
 
Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders

7pm – 10pm

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
 
 

Sunday, July 29

 
 
Mile High Mayhem

All over the place

Mile High Mayhem Scooter Rally is an annual gathering of predominately vintage Italian, Spanish and Indian motor scooters. Many are locals, but more and more have been coming from out of state. Each year Mayhem is celebrated over four days of riding and parties. This is the 15th anniversary, and many of the events will be focus around Colfax Ave (aka 15th), at such venues as the historical Bluebird Theater and the infamous Casa Bonita. There will be rides, contests, awards, and raffle prizes. Mile High Mayhem 15 is July 26th-29th.

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Beers Made By Walking

9am

Strange Brewing Company

This year Strange Brewing Company is participating in the Beers Made by Walking program started by Focus on the Beer. We will hike thru Eldorado Canyon and learn about the edible flora along the way. After the hike, Harry and Tim will develop a beer inspired by the hike and incorporating some of the plants we learn about. Hike will be open to the first 20 people to sign up at the brewery.

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Rockies vs. Reds

1:10pm – 4pm

 
 
Copper Kettle Garden to Table Dinner

5:30pm – 9:30pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Join us for a three course dinner served straight from the garden to table with fresh, local ingredients: featuring three hand crafted beers, including a Blond Ale fermented with springs of fresh basil and our 2012 home brew winner, a Cherry Wheat. Featuring the Harvest Food Truck.

 
 
Breaking Bad: Free Screening

8pm – 11pm

Denver FilmCenter / Colfax

Join us for the Premiere of BREAKING BAD on the Big Screen for FREEEEEE on July 15th at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax and then come back and join us all season long for your BREAKING BAD fix, still free of charge. Drink specials and air conditioning? Yes. Meth? Sorry but, no. Come get your Bryan Cranston on with us!

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Comedy Debates at Vine Street Pub

10pm – 12am

Vine Street Pub

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