Weekend off the Wagon – April 19-21

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Whelp, it’s 4/20. Let’s just get it out in the open. Here it is. If you’re into partaking in this holiday of holidays, there are plenty of events this weekend. Method-Man and Redman have two back to back shows at Cervantes, the Alamo Draft House celebrates with a showing of Half-Baked and some appropriate dinner pairings, and then there’s the city of Boulder.

Fall on the other side of the fence and just want some good old fashioned beer drinking? Star Bar invites you to kill a keg of Stone’s Enjoy By 4/20, Copper Kettle celebrates its two year anniversary, and there’s  the Microbreweries for the Environment in Boulder.

Feeling athletic this weekend, or at least spectatorial? The Rockies are in town against the D-Backs, the Rapids play the Seattle Sounders, and many mountains are still open or have reopened due to the awesome snow we got this week.

There’s more to see after the break. What’s your plan this weekend?


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Copper Kettle’s Two Year Anniversary

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

A year has gone by for us yet again and here we are about to celebrate our two year anniversary! Wow, time flies! This year has been a year of growth for us beyond our wildest dreams. Here’s a recap:

1. Upgraded our fermenters to include two 10 BBL and one 30 BBL fermenter
2. Expanded our space from 2,000 sq ft. to 5,800 sq ft
3. Tripled the space of our refrigerator cold storage area
4. Purchased a bottling line (OH…that is supposed to be a surprise!). Next to come: BOMBERS!!!

Join us for our memorable four day celebration Thursday, April 18th – Sunday, April 21st. The event will be held in the back of the brewery to allow for more parking in the front. Additional parking will be located at the corner of Valentia and Mississippi. Please don’t park in the Toy Doctor lot or the new Alpert Homes area…you will get towed!

Okay, enough of that, on to the fun stuff:

4/18 – 4/21 “A Year of Growth”. Copper Kettle Brewing Co will be celebrating our TWO YEAR anniversary over 4 whole days. See Facebook for the schedule.

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Fort Collins

Welcome to FoCoMX 2013! It’s our 5th year celebrating the Northern Colorado music scene, and we hope you’ll take the time to scour the 200+ different bands, artists, and DJs who will be playing this year’s event at 20+ venues. We are so lucky to have such a vibrant scene that is supported by music lovers and our community at large. Thank you to everyone for making such an event possible! FoCoMX, presented by the nonprofit Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA), has nearly doubled in size year after year – garnering national attention and earning it the unofficial title of “The Biggest Little Festival in America.” Get your tickets soon! Free Tickets are also available (and an opportunity to be part of this awesome festival)! FoCoMX is a volunteer-run festival! Volunteers dedicating four hours of their time get free admission all weekend! Sign up to volunteer early to be part of this amazing event: click on the volunteer tab for more information. 5th Annual FoCoMX presented by the Fort Collins Musicians Association 619 S. College Ave #5 Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-493-1010

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Copper Extended Season

Copper Mountain

End mountain monogamy and come get some. Any season pass holder worldwide: Sneak over to Copper Mountain for a day and pick up the Swinger’s Pass for the easy price of $25. Valid only April 19th-21st. Start swinging here!

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Vail Extended Season

Fri Apr 19, 2013 – Mon Apr 22, 2013


Due to excellent snow conditions, Vail will re-open Friday April 19 – Sunday April 21.
As of April 16th, Vail plans to provide more than 2,400 acres.

Hours of Operation will be 9am – 4pm. There will be no beginner terrain available.

Season passes are extended for this weekend. Season Passholders from other mountains (Vail Resorts and any other) can purchase a $25 discounted ticket, just present your season pass and a valid ID at the ticket window. For non passholders, there is a $50 day rate. The ticket prices can be applied to the purchase of a pass for next year! Summit County Epic Pass Holders, and Epic Local Passholders who have used their alloted days can also purchase a $25 ticket.

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Friday, April 19

Microbreweries for the Environment

Boulder Theater, Boulder, Colorado

Think Globally, Drink Locally: 20 Breweries, $2 Pints, 2 bands, 5 causes, 1 Planet

KGNU and the Boulder Weekly proudly present the 21st annual Microbreweries for the Environment benefit on Friday, April 19 at The Boulder Theater.
Since 1993, the Microbreweries for the Environment benefit has raised nearly $145,000 for local environmental causes. The proceeds from this year’s benefit will further the environmental initiatives of five local non-profit organizations: CU Environmental Center, Nederland Compost and Recycling Recovery, Cottonwood Institute, Growe Foundation, and Bicycle Longmont.

Twenty Colorado microbreweries serve their best beers for only $2/pint. Admission includes a commemorative pint glass. Participants can opt to purchase a sampler glass for $12 to partake in unlimited tastings.

Participating breweries: Asher Brewing Company, Aspen Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company, Dillon DAM Brewery, The Fort Collins Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Co., New Planet Beer Company, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Prost Brewing, Shine Brewing Co, Ska Brewing, Twisted Pine Brewery, Upslope Brewing Company, West Flanders Brewing Company.

The event’s features two high energy Colorado-based bands. Juno What?! (http://junowhat.net/) is the evening’s featured entertainment. Juno What?! will get the crowd moving with electro-funk and high-energy disco jams. Whitewater Ramble (http://whitewaterramble.com/) brings “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance-grass” ranging from disco to roots to Americana.

The benefit is a zero-waste and carbon-neutral event. We encourage people to walk, bike, or bus to the event. Doors open and beer tasting starts at 8:00pm, and the opening band (tba) starts up at 8:30pm. The event ends at 1:00am. Admission costs $22 ($24 day of show) plus service fees. Tickets are available at the Boulder Theater Box Office (303-786-7030 or www.bouldertheater.com). This event traditionally sells out in advance.

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Rockies vs. D-Backs

6:40pm – 9:30pm

Coors Field

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Dilated Peoples

7:30pm – 2am


Dilated Peoples w/ Grynch, Common Market and Abstract Collective

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Saturday, April 20

Kill the Keg – Stone Enjoy By

Star Bar

One keg of Stone’s Enjoy By 4/20.
One day to kill the keg.
$6 pint and special glass.
$4 refills.

Record Store Day

All over the place

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

Record Store Day is currently managed by Michael Kurtz and Carrie Colliton, in coordination with Michael Bunnell and Eric Levin. Folks wanting to contact Record Store Day are encouraged to email us at information@recordstoreday.com

Ya, there’s no booze, but this is just cool.

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Special 4:20 Early Show – METHOD MAN & REDMAN w/ Surprise Special Guestand DJ Lazy Eyez

3pm – 7:30pm


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Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders

4pm – 6pm

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

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Rockies vs. D-Backs

6:10pm – 9pm

Coors Field

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Abracadabra! The Half Baked Celebration

7pm – 10pm

Alamo Draft House

Before Dave Chappelle reached cultural godhood with his titular show, before Jon Stewart was the political pundit of our times, and before marijuana jokes were the stuff of mainstream Judd Apatow flicks … there was HALF BAKED.

When we decided to create a Food & Film event especially for the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, we couldn’t resist honoring Colorado’s recent decision to legalize the green, and thus the HALF BAKED CELEBRATION was born. On April 20th at 7:00pm, we’ll screen the film while serving a special three-course dinner that will cure you of the munchies:

-First Course-
Pizza With Everything On It

-Second Course-
Trio of Sliders:
* Heffer With Cheese,
* Cuban B’s Killer Sandwich
* Mary Jane’s Hot Dawg

-Third Course-
The Buttercup Shake

The food is included in the price of your ticket, and will be delivered to your table by our team of stealthy and silent servers. If you require anything else from them, simply pop up an order card in the metal railing, and they will be by before you can assemble anything out of an avocado, an ice pick, and your snorkel.

Remember, if you need that other legal feel-good before our HALF BAKED CELEBRATION, you can order beer and cocktails right from our box office, and carry them straight into the theater with you. Trust us, you’ll want to be well hydrated for those sliders.

Our cozy lobby tavern, Glass Half Full, is also open for business and carries our full food and drink menu within, so if the secondhand high of HALF BAKED has you hungering for additional sustenance, you can duck in and dine on more delicious Drafthouse food. You never need a ticket to visit Glass Half Full, so visit whenever you want to remember the summer before 9th grade, when it was you, Brian, Kenny, Scarface, and of course, the lovable Old James.

Tickets for the HALF BAKED CELEBRATION are on sale now. Squirrel Master ain’t gonna be there for you if you wait, so get yours now.

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Slightly Stoopid (feat. Karl Denson) with Cypress Hill

7pm – 11pm

Red Rocks

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Nazareth Release Party

8pm – 12am

TRVE Brewing

Drop out of life with beer in hand.
Follow the scent to the hops filled land.
10% ABV. Double Dry Hopped. Dank as hell.

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Method Man & Redman w/ The ReMINDers

9pm – 2am


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Sunday, April 21

bRUNch @ Denver Beer Co. with bistro colorado

11am – 2pm


bRUNch on April 21 will take place at Denver Beer Co. with food truck bistro colorado. This run will start at 11:00 a.m. We will meet on the patio.

bistro coloado has put together an amazing menu for us! This bRUNch includes:

Runner’s Choice of Entree

Veggie Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce

Smothered Breakfast Burrito with potatoes, eggs and cheddar cheese in a warm tortilla served with green chili, salsa and sour cream

Cinnamon French Toast with maple syrup and butter

Bico Burger a 1/2 lb all natural grass fed beef with lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle relish and their signature sauce

Bico Bowl

First – Pick one of these items as the base of your Bico Bowl Brown Rice-Quinoa, Polenta or Pasta
Second – Choose one of these topping
Braised Lamb with tomato, basil, spinach, srooms, chevre
Wild Mushrooms with truffle oil, aged parmesan, spinach
Grilled All Natural Chicken with broccoli and aged white cheddar
and two of Denver Beer Co. and Denver Off the Wagon’s collaboration beer Dubbel Fisting.

Tax and gratuity are included.

Here are your routes:

5K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/191868094
10K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/191874072

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/Zv0xGA.

Rockies vs. D-Backs

2:10pm – 5pm

Coors Field

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

About PJ Hoberman

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