Weekend off the Wagon – August 2-4

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It’s already August, folks. What?! We’re upon the last month for summer festivals and brew fests, so pay attention!

If you haven’t heard of the Justice League of Street Food, I feel sorry for you, son. Their final bash is this Saturday with all of your favorite food trucks and a full bar alongside Avery Brewing’s finest. Bring your dog, your date, your mom or your pet rock. I won’t judge.

Want out of the city? Maybe cool off with some smooth tunes at Telluride’s Jazz Festival all weekend with Telluride Brewing Company keeping you company with their thirst-quenching offerings. Or check out the Renaissance Festival’s last weekend if you haven’t already (I know I haven’t had my fill of turkey legs and mead yet).

There’s a ton more events going on this weekend. Make it one that counts!

Also, SAVE THE DATE: tickets are on sale for Endless Summer, August 16. Proceeds go to Water for People (let’s help save water, yeah? We need that). Some of the breweries and distilleries attending are Great Divide, Ska, Odell, Breckenridge, Strange, Denver Beer Co, Crazy Mountain, Spring 44, Peach Street, Golden Moon, and many many more to look forward to!

10% off for Denver off the Wagon readers. Just use discount code EndlessWagon


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17th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival


1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30+ microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music rocks out on 3 stages and the best of the best grace us with their presence through the festival bluegrass seminars taking place in Warren Station throughout the weekend.

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Friday, July 26

Sabor at Denver Botanic Gardens

6 p.m.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver proudly presents the 6th Annual Sabor. Sabor showcases featured spirits, beer, wine and signature food from Denver’s top restaurants and distributors. Sabor is an opportunity for sponsors, businesses and professionals to network while enjoying more than 60 vendors.

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2013 SaddleUp! and Pack Your Bags – a Denver Suitcase Party

6 p.m.

Mayo Aviation Hangar, Centennial 

This event benefits the SaddleUp! Foundation of Parker, Colorado, an equine assisted therapy center serving the greater Denver area. Enjoy good food, fun, dancing, an auction, and a chance to be whisked away on a private jet for a weekend resort vacation!

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Saturday July 27

Vino & Notes

Woodland Park, CO

A jazz, food and wine festival in Woodland Park!

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Leftapalooza 2013

Lefthand Brewing Company

Leftapalooza, featuring the Mile High Tribute Band Competition, is back for its third year!! Left Hand Brewing Company’s ultimate music and craft beer experience brings together some of the most talented cover acts in the country to help raise funds and support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Blues, Brews & BBQ

Central City

Enjoy the best in BBQ while sampling some of Colorado’s finest craft beers. Plus, free live entertainment includes performances by Shemekia Copeland—The Queen of Blues and David Booker and his large blues band.

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The Color Run

Downtown Denver

Known as “the Happiest 5k on the Planet!”

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Hope Crawl


A bar crawl created by Hope for the Day, a non-profit movement committed to educating youth utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to suicide.

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Odd13 Brewing Grand Opening

Lafayette, Co

Odd13 is a brewery located at 301 East Simpson Street in old-town Lafayette, Colorado. It was founded by Kristin and Ryan Scott, with the help of understanding family members. Why the name Odd13? Kristin grew up in area code 513 and Ryan grew up in 313.

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Wine 101

Recreation Center at Southridge, Highlands Ranch

Learn the basics of wine making and drinking!  Enjoy appetizers while being introduced to pairing fresh, 100% pure extra-virgin olive oils and true Italian balsamics from EVOO Marketplace with these savory fine wines from Davidsons Liquors, in this relaxed social setting. Wine by the glass will be available for sale.

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Dinner in White

Location to be announced day of event

7:00 p.m.

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Sunday, July 28

Avery Brewing Company’s Anniversary Party!


For this special occasion, Adam Avery is venturing into his cellar to pull out a wide selection of rare and vintage beers to be poured during the party. A ticket scores you six brews, a pig roast & BBQ buffet, and live tunes from The Matt Flaherty Band and Roots & Rhythm!

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Corks & Forks

3:00 p.m.

Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield

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bRUNch at Jonesy’s

9:15am – 12:15pm

Jonesy’s EatBar

Jonesy’s will be hosting bRUNch on Aug. 4. We will meet outside for check in at 9:15 a.m. We will leave for the run at 9:30 a.m. The cost for this bRUNch is $20 and includes brunch buffet, two drinks, tax and gratuity.

Check out the full menu here: https://www.facebook.com/events/403849456387417/


El Chapultepec Turns 80!

2 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Corona swag give-a-ways, SIlver Coin tastings plus amazing jam fests.

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Future Events


  • August 16 – Endless Summer (Tickets)
  • August 24 – Curly Wolf Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival at Outlaws of Dirt (more info soon)
  • September 8 – Colorado Distillers Festival (More info)

Did we miss something? Want your event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us.


About Jasmin Hudacsek

Editor for Denver off the Wagon and avid black coffee drinker.