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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 28-30

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Pick a brewery, any brewery. They’re most likely throwing their version of Oktoberfest, a birthday party, or some other level of awesome. MCA Denver has a cool series called Black Sheep that started up again recently. The Green Spaces Festival sounds promising for a good time […]

The Greenhorn’s Survival Guide to GABF

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So, this is your first Great American Beer Festival (GABF)?  Feeling excited?  Giddy, even?  Good, but are you truly prepared for 2, 200 beers and 500 breweries?  Can you handle the sheer enormity of it all?  Can you get through the granddaddy of all beer events and live to tell about it?  Yes, yes you […]

Win a Bottle of Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

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Summer may be officially gone, but there’s one thing that’s always in season–tequila. And with these cold days and nights ahead of us, I figured you’d like some Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila to warm up the lonely, and spice up the not so lonely (if ya know what I mean), nights. For the lucky winner of […]

Gaetano’s. A Place You Can Take Your Italian Mother-In-Law And Get Loaded Without Too Much Judgement.

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Here’s to updating a classic. I had a chance to visit and sample some of the offerings from the newly renovated Gaetano’s. The Denver classic has been around since 1947 and recently closed for a few months for a sprucing-up. The place had a physical change as well as a staff change to bring some […]

Seahawks Win, Drink Copious Amounts of Fireball

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This post has nothing to do with football. It has more to do with liquor, drinking and warning you about Seattle’s habitual consumption of cinnamon flavored booze. Denver has been exposed. Proceed with caution at your favorite bar or local liquor store. The stuff is delicious. Seattle, the fortuitous land of flannel and corporate coffee […]

Breckenridge, Avery Brewing Dominate Olympics!

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You haven’t seen Olympics until you’ve seen the Brewer’s Olympics. Track and field? What is that? Screw synchronized swimming, and screw Michael Phelps…no really, I would like to screw Michael Phelps. Where was I?  Oh yeah, Brewer’s Olympics!  For the second year in a row, Vine Street Pub hosted a veritable shit-show of a field […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Prost Tivoli Helles

Prost Brewing Company – Tivoli Helles   [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!]

A Wine Festival Through the Eyes of A Beer Drinker

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Last weekend was the first annual Downtown Aquarium Wine Fest and in great pioneering fashion, I chose to spread my beer soaked wings and ventured out to my first ever wine festival. While Denver Off the Wagon has some great connoisseur, wine writers who could have provided a great recap of the primary, secondary and tertiary […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 21-23

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s a light weekend for events in Denver. As in, there aren’t 400 festivals to choose from, just two or three. All weekend long, Larimer between 20th and 22nd is shut down for your lederhosen enjoyment at the 43rd Annual Denver Oktoberfest. The entertainment on the […]

Win tickets to the Imbibe Denver Beer Cocktail Shakedown

This Sunday, bartenders, brewers, guests, and media will gather at Ghost to mix beer and liquor to see which is quicker. Or better. Or.. just to make some damn good cocktails. We’re giving away two tickets to the event. And don’t worry, the Broncos game will be on. Thanks Imbibe Denver for throwing great parties! […]

Denver’s other brewing mayor

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Pop quiz, Colorado beer geeks: name the man famous for both being Denver’s mayor and for brewing beer.  If you answered John Hickenlooper then you are right!  Correction: you’re half right because, as of Wednesday, September 19th, current Denver mayor Michael Hancock can also be counted among the exclusive ranks of mayoral beer-makers. To celebrate the fourth-annual Denver […]

Italian Wine — Exploring the Obscure

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Don’t be intimidated! Italian wine can, more often than not, send potential drinkers fleeing in confusion and uncertainty. I am well versed in Italian wine. That being said, there are plenty of wine aisles I encounter that make me long for a pocket translator and a cold beer. There are 20 Italian wine regions, thousands […]

Denver Food and Wine Recap: Highs, Lows and Yes, I’ll go again.

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September 6-8, Denver celebrated its 8th Annual Food and Wine Classic. The main event ‘The Grand Tasting’ took place on a stunning 75 degree day at Metro State. Here are a few highlights from the event: Technology!! Being a Boulder-based DOTW contributor, it was important to secure transportation to Denver Food and Wine so that […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Odell 90 Shilling Ale

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Odell Brewing Company – 90 Shilling 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!]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 14-16

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday If  you do one thing this weekend, and only one thing, it should be the  Vine Street Uptown Block Party and Brewers’ Olympics. Besides that, it’s a normal weekend in Denver. Wine fests, beer releases, movies in the park. Top Gun is playing in Civic Center […]

Lancer Lounge

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“Double whiskey coke,” I request as I saddle up to the bar. An old crow a few stools away cackles knowingly.   The bartender, who sports both necktie and neck tattoo, smiles. “Friend, we don’t serve doubles here.” I watch, silent and confused, as the bartender makes my whiskey coke — a  single, Lancer style. I […]

Vine Street Block Party and Brewers’ Olympics is this Saturday

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Head over to Vine Street Pub this Saturday for a block party and the 2nd Annual Brewers’ Olympics. Brewers’ Olympics, what’s that? Imagine a middle school field day, with balloon tosses and three legged races, but the middle schoolers are actually burly bearded brewers and shit-kicking pink boot wearing breweresses (I just made up that […]

GABF Event: Avery and Denver off the Wagon Pucker Up Poker Run

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On the 2nd day of GABF, join the crews from Avery Brewing Company and Denver Off the Wagon for a crazy crawl among five of Denver’s premier pubs!  At each stop, you will get a 4oz. pour of a rare, barrel-aged sour beer, a 6oz. pour of a palate cleansing beer, and a playing card. […]

Denver Beer Co. announces “Barrel Room” annex and expanded brewing operations

[Press release] Intimate space will serve specialty beers and house additional production equipment. Denver Beer Co. today announced its appropriation of neighboring building space soon to be called the Barrel Room at Denver Beer Co.  Sized at 1700 square feet, this annexation will allow the brewery to continue to expand its production capacity and will […]