It’s finally here–one of Denver’s final big booze-y summer bashes–the Tour de Fat. This Saturday, bring your best ridiculous costume and bike to enjoy beer by New Belgium and food by Illegal Pete’s, Water Course Foods, Brother’s BBQ, Hanson’s, Stoney’s, Pot Kettle Black, and Dumpling Love.
Don’t forget about the three stages of live music; music kicks off at 11 a.m.
Also, want to know what’s better than having killer cookies delivered to your doorstep late at night? Having Little Man Ice Cream delivered along with them! The Dirty Cookie truck and LMI have teamed up to make sure your sugar cravings are well met and you just don’t feel like throwing on pants to make that walk over (but maybe throw something on when they come to the door. Or not. We’re not judging).
Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn – Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, beverages and much more. Our own D.T. Pennington will be present and scoping out the event. If you spot him, take a picture – it’s like tracking bigfoot.
Friday, September 6
First Friday/Birthday Bash
Infinite Monkey Theorem, 5 p.m.
Party time! IMT will be open in celebration of RiNo’s First Friday Art Walk and will also be celebrating their 5th Birthday in 80s style. 80s attire strongly encouraged- totally rad prizes will be given for the best dressed. September’s featured artist is Alicia Molinaro. Pizzeria Basta will be serving fresh oysters and wood fired pizzas. DJ Ginger Perry will be filling the air with 80s punk, glam, pop and electro to make you dance.
Art of the Cocktail Competition
The Ritz, Denver, 6:30 p.m.
The Ritz is hosting an Art of the Cocktail competition at 6:30 p.m. for $50. Mile High’s best bartenders will be there, so you should be, too.
Northern Colorado Pabst Art Show
The CRVSH Room, Greeley, 6-8 p.m.
Armando Silva has been commissioned by PBR to create a mural on THE CRVSH ROOM! It’s a national event–come see the unveiling!
Saturday, September 7
Tour de Fat, a Grande Fiesta
City Park, 11 p.m.
There is one more chance to celebrate a lot of things that make summer in Denver fantastic: beer, bikes, sunshine, live music, costumes, beer, general frivolity and silliness, and beer.
Ska Brewing’s 18th Anniversary Party!
Durango, 3-8 p.m.
Ska Brewing is turning 18, and to celebrate, Ska will host an 18th Anniversary Party and Brewers Invitational featuring world-famous 2-Tone ska band The English Beat. (We’ll pause while you read that again.) The event will feature more than 20 of Colorado and the Four Corners regions’ finest breweries—along with a few making their way here from outside the region. Proceeds will benefit local charities through the Durango Bootlegger’s Society.
Bloody Mary Bar @ Bácaro
Boulder, 10-12 p.m.
Bácaro is celebrating the opening of their Bloody Mary Bar with a bangin’ brunch menu on their rooftop patio. Go rehydrate from your shenanigans on Friday night and enjoy the bottomless mimosas.
Sunday, September 8
Colorado Distiller’s Festival
Rackhouse Pub, 1-5 p.m.
Come join members of the Colorado Distiller’s Guild for an afternoon of hand-crafted spirits, custom cocktails & presentations by industry experts!
bRUNch at Ignite fire crafted + rooftop bar
Ignite will be hosting bRUNch on September 8.
Check-in with occur from 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. We will leave for the run around 9:30. The cost for this bRUNch is $20 and includes entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity.
Check out the full menu and routes here: https://www.facebook.com/events/151188941754944/.
bRUNch is limited to the first 50 bRUNchers to purchase tickets. Get your tickets here: http://brunchrunning.com/register/sept-8-brunch-at-ignite.
Silent Disco Brunch
The Corner Office, 7-3 p.m.
Throw on your Austin Powers hater blockers because it’s perfectly acceptable to wear your stunner shades inside at the Corner Office’s Disco Brunch. “Don’t Stop ‘til you get Enough” of the “I Will Survive” bottomless DIY Marys ($15) and Mimosas ($10) rolls every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bloody bar features everything from shrimp and pickles to pickled eggplant, shoestring fries, and pork belly to season your drink!
- September 12 – Avery Beer Dinner @ Lucky Pie LoDo (Tickets)
- September 13 – Brew at the Zoo (More Info)
- September 14 – Denver Beerathon (More Info)
- September 28 – Epic Brewing Grand Opening in Denver (more info to come)
- January 9 – Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine Festival (Tickets)
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