Weekend off the Wagon – January 25-27

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What up, Denver? Welcome to summer summer summer time. With that said, check out the Art of Winter down on Larimer Square. But wear a t-shirt. Because weather.

Anyway. There are some cool events this weekend, like cheap booze! City Wine has an 18th Anniversary super sale, and Falling Rock has a Vintage Beer Sale. And then of course there’s a half dozen parties. Me? I’m heading to TRVE tonight.

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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National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show kicked off in Denver last week, and it is time to party like a cowboy. What does it mean to party like a cowboy? It means you will be drinking lots and lots of beer and whiskey and two-stepping the nights away.

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Art of Winter

Larimer Square

An annual snow-inspired exhibition featuring Colorado artists and innovators expressing their passion and creativity in their everyday works.

A three week series of Exhibits | Events | Panels, Art of Winter is a Colorado story – a story of winter serving as inspiration for ideas, art, music, design, innovation, business and of course recreation.

Art of Winter was first unveiled in January 2011 as a collaboration between Something Independent and Larimer Square. The event was set against the backdrop of the SIA snowshow convention, the largest of its kind in North America bringing 20,000+ snow industry brands, designers, manufacturers, company founders and athletes to Colorado.

Art of Winter presenting partners have grown to include the Denver Theatre District and Arts & Venues Denver. Media partners have included 5280 Magazine, Westword and Skiing Magazine.

2013 will be the third year of Art of Winter and with each year the collaborations and partnerships grow. From January 25th – February 10th, the City of Denver will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

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Friday, January 25

Funk Night – With Members of Kinetix, The Motet & Rebel Tongue


Join us at Stoney’s Bar and Grill for a night of funky music by the members of Kinetix, The Motet & Rebel Tongue on Friday January 25, 2013 at 10pm. This is an annual event that Stoney’s puts on for their customers where we turn the dining room into a dance floor where our customers can get down to the funky music by these amazing musicians. This is a night you won’t want to miss! Funk so hard it’ll melt your face off!

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Beers Made My Walking – New Belgium Special Tapping

6pm – 9pm

Brewer’s Republic, 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs

We are very pleased to announce that we were able to secure a keg of New Belgium’s Beers Made By Walking beer. We thought this was a good enough reason to celebrate so we have coordinated with Brewer’s Republic to tap it later this month.

Last year we invited New Belgium to be a part of our BMBW program. They went on a walk around their property and identified plants in the area. They decided to use lavender and plum in a bock. Not only that, they invited us to come up to Fort Collins and help brew it with them. The beer has only been on tap in their brewery taproom and it was also available during our Anniversary Party. We have one more keg of it and would like to give you all another opportunity to have some.

Beers Made By Walking Special Tapping
New Belgium Lavender Plum Bock
At Brewer’s Republic / 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
Friday, Jan. 25th / 6pm / Pay per pint

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Cooking with Wine

6pm – 8pm

A Bottled Affair

$68 per person
Sure we know that it’s fun to enjoy a glass of wine while cooking, but what about actually using wine as an ingredient? In addition to being a most powerful flavor extractor, wine can also make a tenderizing marinade and add depth and complexity to an array of sauces. Learn how to get the most out of your dishes, as well as how to avoid some common pitfalls in cooking with wine. Under the guidance of Professional Chef Linda Weintraub you’ll get insider tips and a small plates tasting of 5 different courses prepared with wine, in addition to ample wine service. All recipes provided.

Friday, January 25th (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm). Limited seating; advance purchase required.

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Winter Brew Fest [sold out]

6pm – 10pm

Mile High Station

The Winter Brew Fest 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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Death Ripper Release Party

7pm – 12am


Come grab a pint or four of our new beer we brewed with Speedwolf! Death Ripper’s a 4.2% biting session ale based on an inverted bourbon grain bill and hopped up with Falconer’s Flight. We’ll have Reed Wolf and El Brian spinning tunes to bang your head to. Drink with the Wolf!

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The Parlor Pickers

9:30pm – 1am

Star Bar

Shakin’ Molasses and Movin’ like jelly rolls.

Saturday, January 26

Mountain Sun Presents The 19th Annual Funky Good Times

8:30pm – 2:00am

Mountain Sun

The Mountain Sun Family is proud to announce the return of Mountain Sun Funky Good Times Benefit celebrating 19 years of business!

All proceeds of this year’s event will be in support of our local, community radio KGNU.

Tickets are on sale now at all of our locations for $25 and come with a free pint!

This year’s line up is STACKED with incredibly talented musicians;

George Porter Jr. – Bass – The Funky Meters
Kyle Hollingsworth – Keyboards – The String Cheese Incident
Dave Watts – Drums – The Motet
Cochemea Gastelum – Sax – Dap Kings
Brian J – Guitar – Pimps of Joytime
Kim Dawson – Vocals – The Motet

If that wasn’t enough, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress will be opening up the festivities this year.

The bar will also be serving Mountain Sun Ales for $4 while supplies last!

We look forward to getting funky with all of you on the 26th!

Let’s do it again!

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SnowDash XTreme

Winter Park

You have conquered the mud, hurdled fire, and performed like warriors. We now ask you, have you done it in snow at over 8,000 feet? SnowDash is here and it is going to be EPIC!!!

​This Adventurous race at Winter Park in Colorado has racers running up hill in the snow, crawling through powder pits, and darting up steep terrain. SnowDash is a obstacle course, complete with snow, cold, obstacles, beer, cheer and loud music!


SnowDash Colorado is an untimed event. We will have a clock at the finish for your time. SnowDash is to celebrate an active lifestyle not to win a race.

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Dry Dock Tap Takeover

11am – 12am

Parry’s Pizza

Four core beers and four one offs. Don’t be foolish and forget to the walk the plank for this tasty offering.

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Littlest Big Beer Fest

12pm – 4pm

Hops & Pie

This Month: Green Flash

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Vintage Beer Sale

12pm – 4pm

Falling Rock

This is about as special as a Falling Rock Beer Special gets!

Join us at 12pm on Saturday, July 26th for the Vintage Beer Sale. It’s been a few years since Chris has done one of these but they are always a lot of fun and rather exciting to see how well the beers have held up and any changes we weren’t expecting!

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Best Tasting Green Chili Contest

1pm – 3pm

Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs

This Saturday, approximately one dozen restaurants will compete in a green chili tasting contest featuring a local celebrity judges panel, to find the best tasting green chili in Denver.

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City Wine’s 18th Anniversary Wine Sale

2pm – 4pm

City Wine

Some of our best deals of the year.
Prices 25-40% off

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Great American Taxi ft. Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon w/ Poor Man’sWhiskey – Official Winter WonderGrass Kick Off Party

8pm – 12am
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom


Everyone who purchases a Winter WonderGrass Ticket from Cervantes’ on Friday night will receive a Free Pint Of Cray Mountain’s Winter WonderGrass Ale.

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Sunday, January 27

SOS Save Our Strange [sold out]

3pm – 6pm

Rackhouse Pub

The Colorado Craft Beer community is one of the most supportive and amazing business communities anywhere in the US. The guys at Strange Brewing Company would give you the shirt off their back if you asked, so here is our chance to help them out. Gather with other beer lovers and the brewing community to show our support and lend a hand. The Rackhouse Pub is a strong advocate of local craft beer and has graciously offered to host this fundraiser. Breweries from across Colorado have donated an amazing collection of beer to be tapped at this special event.

SUNDAY, January 27, 2013
Rackhouse Pub
208 South Kalamath Street

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About PJ Hoberman

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