It’s our birthday! So, you know, we’ll probably take it easy this weekend. Being two and all, lots of naps and crying. Ok the last part is probably true.
Join us tonight at Denver Beer Co for the release of Dubbel Entendre. Tomorrow, we’re crawling through Five Points, from Mile High Spirits down to a final kickass party at Star Bar. All the nitty gritty details.
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See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.
Vine Street, Mountain Sun, Southern Sun
It’s stout month! All month long, the Mountain Sun Family (Vine Street in Denver) taps their own and guest stouts, constantly rotating taps. Go in every night for a different treat!
Denver Restaurant Week
Denver Restaurant Week is a two-week celebration of the culinary scene in Denver. Participating restaurants will offer a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one (not including tax or gratuity).
Friday, February 22
DotW Birthday: Dubbel Entendre Release at Denver Beer Co
4:30pm – 12am
Denver Beer Co
This beer used all Belgian malts such as a Caramel Munich, a Caramel Vienne and a small amount of Special B. The beer is a rich amber copper color with dark fruits in the aroma and a balanced malty body. The hops we used were German Northern Brewer which will balance out the sweetness of the “three tons” of Belgian Candy sugar and a set the brew to bubble with an Abby Yeast.
Earlier this week we asked you to help name this beer and you delivered some awesome names. Drumroll please. The name of our second birthday beer is Dubbel Entendre.
Engineers Wihtout Borders Wine Tasting Event
6:30pm – 10pm
Museo de las Americas
Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more stable and prosperous world by providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and education. The Annual Wine Tasting Event is an elegant evening filled with fine wine, appetizers, and the fun. 100% of the event proceeds go directly towards supporting projects in developing countries.
7pm – 1am
Summit Music Hall
Join us on Friday, February 22nd for Bop Skizzum’s 2nd Annual “NERD PROM!” Colorado faves Bop Skizzum, Filthy T, The Messers and Medic will be rockin’ the stage & entertaining the squares. If you want to get your geeky groove on with some of Colorado’s best bands, Summit Music Hall is where you want to be! Being comfortable in your own skin is a beautiful thing and we want to celebrate everything from Geek to Chic!
So recycle that prom dress or tux… Dress to the nines… Sport the outfit you’re gonna wear to Comic-Con this year. Whatever your fashion sense, strive for NERD PROM GLORY and we’ll see you on February 22nd at the Summit!
Saturday, February 23
Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest [sold out]
9am – 12pm
Denver Beer Co
Denver Beer Co is teaming up with 3 other Denver based companies for this event.
Ticket price is $30 and includes a breakfast burrito from Chile Billy, coffee from Coda Coffee, all-you-can-eat bacon from chef Justin Brunson’s new company Denver Bacon Co. The ticket also includes a souvenir mug to fill with all the “breakfast inspired” brews you can drink from Denver Beer Co.
Hops & Pie Littlest Big Beer Fest
12pm – 4pm
Hops & Pie
* Anniversary XVI
* Walker’s Reserve
* Hop Yard
* Velvet Merlin
* Firkin Union Jack
9th Annual Firkin Rendezvous
2pm – 5pm
Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs)
We are happy to host the 9th Annual Firkin Rendezvous, a fundraiser for the Colorado Brewers Guild. 25 Colorado breweries will share with us their cask conditioned ales of goodness.
Cask conditioning of ales is a traditional British style of brewing that originated centuries ago when publicans lived above their pubs and made a life’s work out of tending their beers. Cask ales are fermented, dry-hopped, conditioned and served in a single cask, the “firkin” being the British cask size most commonly used.
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 14th and can be purchased in the Bristol tasting room (1647 S. Tejon) or by calling 719-633-2555.
$50 VIP admission, entrance at 1pm
$35 General admission, entrance at 2pm
Admission includes beer, food and souvenir tasting glass.
Beer drinker of the year
2pm – 6pm
Join us for beery drama and big fun as we select the nation’s greatest beer lover.
Five Points Bar Crawl
3pm – 7pm
Mile High Spirits, Our Mutual Friend, The Matchbox, River North Brewing, Blake Street Tavern, Breckenridge Brewery, Whiskey Bar, and end at Star Bar
Saturday is the actual day of our birth. Or of the site launching. Whatever.
It’s our birthday and we are going to party all day long and night! Grab some brunch and then meet us at Mile High Spirits to kick off the best day of your life.
We’ll stop off for a drink at some of our favorite Five Points watering holes: Mile High Spirits, Our Mutual Friend, The Matchbox, River North Brewing, Blake Street Tavern, Breckenridge Brewery, Whiskey Bar, and end at Star Bar. Dubbel Entendre will be available on tap at most of these locations, as well as some drink specials like $4 cocktails at Mile High Spirits and happy hour pricing at The Matchbox. Follow us on Twitter to see where we’re at and join the crawl!
5pm – 9pm
Oscar® Experience/Denver is a gala fundraiser benefiting the year-round programs of the nonprofit Denver Film Society. The event will raise both funds and awareness of the Film Society’s activities, programs, and educational events. Oscar® Experience/Denver is one of 42 official parties held across the country and is the only Colorado event sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All attendees will receive the exact Official Programs as those given out at the awards ceremony in Hollywood!
WHAT: Oscar® Experience/Denver
WHERE: Denver’s hottest new event venue – the Historic McNichols Building in Civic Center Park (144 West Colfax)
WHEN: 5:00 PM (DOORS OPEN) – 5:45 PM (FILM SOCIETY HALL OF FAME AWARD) – 6:30 PM (TELECAST BEGINS)
WALK THE RED CARPET ~ Make an entrance in style in your favorite cocktail attire!
PREDICT-THE-WINNERS PRIZES ~ For a small donation to DFS, pick correctly and could walk away a winner!
COCKTAIL RECEPTION & DINNER ~ Enjoy cocktails and an elegant, seated dinner!
ACADEMY AWARDS® BROADCAST ~ Join in the excitement watching the 85th Annual Academy Awards® via a live feed!
SILENT AUCTION ~ Bid on glamorous, fun and unique items!
7pm – 2am
Denver Westword proudly presents the 18th annual Artopia event on Saturday, February 23 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at multiple venues in SoCo. This event showcases an eclectic array of Denver art, culture, food, music and film.
Join us as we celebrate some of Denver’s best artists, musicians, performers, and culinary creatives. Guests will enjoy entry into five venues, food samples and a cash bar along with music, art and performances. The non-stop action begins at 7 p.m. at Vinyl and moves to City Hall, The Living Room and Bar Standard until 2 a.m.
And don’t miss the 8th annual MasterMind Awards at Artopia, where we’ll honor five local artists/organizations for their contribution to Denver’s creative landscape.
DotW Birthday Party at Star Bar
7pm – 2am
After the pub crawl, grab some grub at Biker Jim’s and enjoy exclusive deals as a Wagon party-goer. Then party the night away with us at Star Bar. They’re putting on some special tappings just for this night.
A preview of the tap list for the evening:
Denver Beer Co. – Dubbel Entendre
Handbuilt Session Common Pale – A Beer and Bike Collaboration with Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Blacksheep Bikes and Star Bar
New Belgium – La Folie, Tart Lychee, Clutch and Biere De Mars
Odell – Friek, The Meddler, Deconstruction and Saboteur
Avery – Tweak and Bolder Weiss
Great Divide – Barrel Aged Belgian Yeti
And if you aren’t into beer, you can sip on $5 Spring 44 and Rob’s Mountain Gin cocktails all night. And there will be punch!
Sunday, February 24
4th Annual Caveau / New Genesis Oscar Viewing Night
4pm – 10:30pm
Caveau Wine Bar
Free, select Coppola wines**
Food served throughout the evening
An evening of Oscar night celebration
Trivia contests and prizes throughout the evening
Silent auction, some items include:
Items from Coppola wineries
Items from Sophia and Moet Chandon
1000 square foot of wood floor refinishing
Jewelry provided by Subtly Chic