Winter is coming.
Er, well–there’s snow on the ground, at least. It’s going to be a cold one this weekend, but Sunday is supposed to warm us back up a bit. Summer isn’t completely done with us, yet! It will pair perfectly with Emily Hutto’s Top Colorado Brewer’s book release party that day. PJ and I will be salivating all weekend from all the food and beer porn until then. Tickets are limited, but here’s a $20 discount promo code for those of you still waiting to buy yours: BookPerk.
AM Rain / Snow Showers / Wind
Denver Beer Fest
October 4-12 | Various Locations & Times
Denver Beer Fest rings in the weekend of GABF! It’s the warm-up for the ultimate craft beer experience, so start wetting your palate with some events around town.
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The first of its kind in the state, the festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling.
Friday, October 4
Firefighter Chili Cook-Off
Larimer Square, Denver | 10:30 pm.
Denver Firefighter Chili Cook-Off benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Denver.
‘Suds to Help the Floods’ with Crazy Mountain
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company | 11 a.m.
Join Crazy Mountain and help raise money for Colorado flood victims. They’re also debuting their Rocky Mountain High Pumpkin Pie. Grab some pumpkin beer and support a great cause at the same time!
Saturday, October 5
Denver Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Competition
20th & Larimer | 5 p.m.
Put your summer training to the test. All those BBQ’s and all those Brats were necessary preparation for the annual Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Competition. Come hungry because our snapping good Brats will be going down by the dozens! If you think you’ve got what it takes then join us, and become an instant legend…because Brat-King is a name that tends to stick.
Sunday, October 6
Colorado’s Top Brewers Release Party
Tattered Cover LoDo | Time – 3 p.m.
Food & beer pairings with breweries from the book including Crooked Stave, Strange, Trinity & other surprise guests!
RMCA Cider Tasting
Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood CO 80226 | Noon to 4 p.m.
Fifteen ciders from Colorado and Montana plus five more from overseas to try!
- October 11 – Avery’s Barrel-Aged Bike RIde (More Info)
- November 10 – Bacon & Beer Festival (More Info)
- December 14 – Denver [only] Beer Festivus (More info)
- January 9 – Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine Festival (Tickets)
Did we miss something? Want your event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us.