Weekend off the Wagon – January 11-13


The only peaceful scene from Vail Big Beers last year

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Vail Big Beers is this weekend. We’ll be up there in force. Sean got his ass kicked last year. Actually, we all did. See you there?

Also, there’s a winter storm named Gandolf coming to the party. Seriously.

What are you up to this weekend?


Know about something that we missed? Have an event coming up? Send it our way: events@denveroffthewagon.com.

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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Ullr Fest


This annual week-long celebration of Ullr (pronounced Ooh-ler), the mythical Norse god of snow, brings to Breckenridge a legendary Main Street parade along with live entertainment, the Ullr Dating Game, a Nordic party, Ullympics and a family ice skating party. It’s a week long zany celebration for the whole family unlike any other festival anywhere on Earth!

Sunday, Jan. 6 – Crowning of the Ullr King and Queen (6-9pm)
Toast to 50 years of fun with free beer and live music by The Luv Brothers. New location for 2013 – Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave. FREE

Monday, Jan. 7 – Family Night new (3:30 – 5:30pm)
Bring the kids for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, indoor activities and a family-friendly bonfire at the Gold Run Nordic Center on Tiger Road. FREE

Tuesday, Jan. 8 – Ullympics (6 – 8pm)
Partake in wild events such as the frying pan toss, group ski racing and ski boot relay. FREE

Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Ullr Dating Game
Join local radio station KSMT and all the singles in town for Breckenridge’s 21+ version of the Dating Game at Cecilias. To apply to be a bachelor/bachelorette, call KSMT at 970-453-2234 ext. 20. FREE

Thursday, Jan. 10 – Ullr Fest parade and town bonfire (Parade starts at 4:30pm, Bonfire 5-7pm, and Fireworks at 7pm)
The centerpiece of the week, the Ullr Fest parade showcases Breckenridge’s style of wild winter fun – past floats have included dogsled teams, hot tubs, a ski jump and more. A town bonfire and fireworks follow the parade. FREE

Friday, Jan. 11 – Comedy night:
Comedy Works comics descend on Breckenridge for a night of big laughs at Beaver Run Resort.

Saturday, Jan. 12 – Ullr Fashion Show:
Close out the week with a Viking-themed costume contest at the Park Avenue Pub.

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Vail Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines

Cascade Hotel, Vail

Join us for the 13th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival Weekend! Come up to Vail to experience the event that beer connoisseurs are raving about. Homebrewers, Professional Brewers and Industry Gurus alike speak highly with regard to the unique format, the unusual international collection of beers, the organization and the overall quality of the event.

For those of you who are Big Beers Festival veterans, this 13th Anniversary celebration promises to live up to your previous experiences and take it one step further. Look forward to more goodies from Executive Chef Todd Bemis and his culinary team at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, calibrate with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Avery Brewing Co., enjoy special features by Dry Dock Brewing Co. and Firestone Walker Brewing Co., and sample over 200 amazing creations by breweries from around the globe.

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National Western Stock Show

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Friday, January 11

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 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

Saturday, January 12

Loveland’s 75th Anniversary

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland has come a long way since 1937 and we want to thank our customers for supporting us through the years. We have enjoyed thousands of powder days, shared countless lift rides and forged memories that will last forever. As we look forward to the next 75 years, we invite you to celebrate this milestone with us during the 2012-2013 season.

We will be celebrating with an anniversary party on Saturday, January 12th. We also have some ongoing promotions throughout the season to commemorate this historic season. Read on to learn more about our plans to celebrate our first 75 years.

Basically, cheap skiing, beer, and ski giveaways

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ColoRADo Brewski Bus – Keystone Ski Resort

7am – 8pm

Icelantic, 621 Battery Building, Denver, CO — Keystone — Back

Why drive to the mountains when you could let US drive, and you get to party on the way??

We’re excited to announce that we teamed up with Icelantic Skis, Protect Our Winters, and the Infamous String Dusters to bring you the coloRADo Brewski Bus, providing day trips to various ski resorts where you can demo Icelantic skis for free, enjoy Oskar Blues brews, get the chance to win a pair of Oskar Blues-Icelantic skis, party on the bus, AND help save the environment!

First up, Keystone Mountain Ski Resort on January 12th, 2013

The dealio:

7am- Pick up at Icelantic, 621 Battery Building, Denver, CO
Get your demo skis
Free Breakfast Burrito

9am- Get on the Mountain
Free POW Clif Bar

3pm- Apres Ski Party
Free Oskar Blues Beer

4pm- Oskar Blues Icelantic Ski Giveaway

5pm- Leave Resort
Free Oskar Blues Beer

8pm (or earlier)- Get to 621 Battery

Tickets are $39 each and include the above trip. 50% of the proceeds go to Protect Our Winters (protectourwinters.org)

Get your ticket(s) at www.cobrewskibus.eventbrite.com!

Other Trips:
2/16/13 – Eldora Ski Resort with the band members from the Infamous String Dusters*
3/2/13 – Breckenridge Ski Resort
4/20/13 – Loveland Ski Resort

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Chocolate Wine & Cheese – #102

12pm – 2pm

Desert Moon Winery, Englewood, CO

Join us at Desert Moon Winery for their #1 class and a wonderful evening learning about wine from Executive Sommelier and Certified Wine Instructor Paul Giese, owner of Wine With Class, LL and Founder of WineTable.com. Class includes notes, tasting of wines, and food samples for pairing. Please call Debra Rhea at Desert Moon for more details and ticket information at 303.990.WINE (9463)

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Broncos vs. Ravens

2:30pm – 6pm

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

You already knew about this one. Find a bar or avoid a bar based onyour feelings toward the number 18.

Sunday, January 13

Firestone Walker 13, 14, 15

Cheeky Monk

We’re starting 2013 off right with Firestone Walker’s 14, 15 & 16! It’s hard to find just one of these beers – join us for a chance to try all 3.

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About PJ Hoberman

PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?