Weekend off the Wagon – December 20-22

Donate a toy and get a free pint courtesy of Left Hand Brewing! (source: LH Facebook page)

Donate a toy and get a free pint courtesy of Left Hand Brewing! (source: LH Facebook page)

What’s better than enjoying a good brew for free? Spreading holiday cheer to someone in need!

Come down to Left Hand Brewing in Longmont and donate an unwrapped toy to get a free pint! Everything tastes better when you do something nice, right?

There’s still plenty of time to wear ugly sweaters this season, too. You might even want to burn off some of those booze and peppermint bark calories at the Reeewind and Roll: Winter Wonderland Friday or Ugly Sweater Run Saturday.

Don’t forget to start making plans for New Years Eve! Next week we’ll be coming out with a wonderful round-up of special events and menus at all your favorite watering holes!


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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Future Events

Friday, December 20

Yamn at The 1up – Colfax Grand Opening

The (now) 1up – Colfax, Denver | 7:30 p.m.

The 1up – Colfax, Solar Garlic Ltd and YAMN are very happy to announce the Grand Opening of The 1up – Colfax (formerly The 2Up ) in Denver, CO on Friday December 20, 2013! The 1up – Colfax is a brand new music venue located at 717 East Colfax Ave, one block west of The Fillmore Auditorium. Yamn will be performing 2 sets with DJ Russo opening the show. Tickets can be purchased at ticketfly.com.

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Our Gift for the OUR Center 

Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont  | 4 p.m.

This Friday, bring in an unwrapped toy and get a free pint at LH! This event is good for the whole family, especially because jolly ol’ Saint Nick will be there himself from 5-6:30 p.m.

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Reeewind and Roll: Winter Wonderland

EXDO/Tracks, Denver | 9 p.m.

Tonight, the monthly roller-skate and old-school hip-hop party goes cold and ugly in the best way, with Reeewind & Roll: Winter Wonderland. Ugly sweaters, ’80s ski gear and the classic Dad-drinking-spiked-eggnog-by-the-fire costumes are highly encouraged; prizes will be awarded for the best. And for non-skaters, the Tracks side of the venue will be playing shoe-friendly music to groove to.

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Movie and a Martini: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 

The Wildlife Experience Museum, Denver | 5:30 p.m.

A cocktail hour followed followed by a screening of one of your favorite holiday movies!

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Saturday, December 21

Ugly Sweater Run

Downtown Denver 20th & Market St. | 11 a.m.

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year.  Join thousands of runners and walkers from around the nation at a local Ugly Sweater Run near you. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider.  All you have to do is register online to join in the fun. All kids 8 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat and mustache, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10.

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Eat, Drink & Be Tacky

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Edwards | 11-11 p.m.

Crazy Mountain is having a holiday costume party at their brewery! Wear your knitted finest and enjoy $9 pitchers of beer and some great food specials from the Crazy Wagon food truck! Live music by The Town Calvary. They’re open late just for you, too!

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Ugly Sweaters Need Love, Too!

Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, Denver | 11 p.m.

Wear your best ugly sweater at either location and get a Christmas beer for $7!

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Sunday, December 22

TRVE Manannan Release Party

TRVE Brewing, Denver | 1:30pm

Come get some of the first batch of our sour brown ale. Manannan is fermented in whiskey barrels with two strains of brettanomyces and soured with lactobacillus. Dark fruit, citrus, and a slight whiskey flavor, with a perfectly balanced acidity.
Cvlt members get the first opportunity to buy from 1:30-2:00pm. Thirty cases total, limit four bottles per customer.

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Go out and stock up on libations for the fam (or just you), it’s going to be a chilly and possibly snowy Sunday!

Future Events

  • January 9 – Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine Festival (Tickets)
  • March 22 – Collaboration Fest (Details and Tickets)

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.