Weekend off the Wagon – Jan. 17-19, One Last Ugly Sweater Party, Coffee Experimentation and Epic Game Sunday

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CAUTION: Brewing Co. West grand opening It’s the weekend once again, isn’t it glorious?

Friday, if you’re in Castle Rock and wanted in on the ugly sweater fun everyone else was having, you’re finally in luck. Parry’s Pizza heard your cries and is throwing one last horrendous woolen party for your benefit tonight with tappings of some impressive barrel-aged beers starting at 5:30 p.m.

Coffee in stouts and porters was a match made in heaven, most would say, but what other styles could coffee be fantastic in? Some fine folks at Epic Brewing Company and local roasters will be happy to tell you their thoughts Saturday at BREWED starting at 10 a.m. Be sure to eat a substantial breakfast beforehand, too, but skip the coffee; your price of ticket will cover your morning’s caffeine intake and then some.

If sours are more your thing and you can’t get enough of that Brettanomyces bug, get over to World of Beer Cherry Creek to enjoy their sour beer Saturday at noon until the wee hours of Sunday. Tickets can only be bought there, too. Get ready to pucker up.

To wrap up the weekend, CAUTION: Brewing Co. is celebrating the opening of their second location in Lakewood with a promising good time Saturday at noon. And don’t forget, our favorite Denver Broncos are playing the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. Sunday. If you’re planning on watching it away from home, scope out your seats nice and early. No one will judge you for drinking before noon.

Well, at least we won’t.

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Friday, January 17

Ugly Sweaters & Barrel Aged Beers Party

Parry’s Pizza, Castle Rock | 5:30 p.m.

Hope you haven’t put your Christmas sweaters away yet. You must be wearing your ugliest sweater to gain access to the barrel aged beauties.

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Saturday, January 18

BREWED: a workshop exploring where coffee and beer come together

Epic Brewing Company, Denver | 10-11:30 a.m.

How can coffee be related to beer other than in stouts in porters, you may ask? Five local coffee roasters and five local brewers will be on hand to tell you! Ticket cost includes coffee, beer and light snacks. Breakfast will NOT be served, so please eat before the event starts

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World of Beer Sour Night

World of Beer Cherry Creek, Glendale | Noon-2 a.m.

Sours are the new black right now in the craft beer world. World of Beer Cherry Creek hosts a sour beer tap takeover with a strong list of local and national breweries (Russian River, New Belgium, Elevation, The Bruery, Trinity, Odell and more). Beers can be purchased by the glass or unlimited four ounce samples. Tickets must be purchased at World of Beer Cherry Creek.

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CAUTION: West Grand Opening

CAUTION: Brewing Co., Lakewood | Noon-10 p.m.

The beer has been flowing for a few weeks now, but Danny and Betty Wang are officially toasting their second location in Lakewood with a grand opening party. Beer specials, food truck edibles and entertainment promised all day.

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Sunday, January 19

Beer from the Wood Series

Hogshead Brewery, Denver | 2 p.m.

Hogshead is releasing their porter, “From the Wood – East India Porter” and it won’t last long. Also a good place to watch the game.

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New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos, 1 p.m.

It’s Epic Game Sunday! Here are your orders: 1) go to your favorite watering hole with televisions, 2) bring friends, 3) enjoy your favorite libations, 4) watch the game, 5) enjoy!

Future Events

  • February 1 – Sour Beer Symposium (Tickets)
  • February 1 – Lost in the Woods (Tickets)
  • February 28 – 12th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest (Tickets)
  • March 22 – Collaboration Fest (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.