Weekend off the Wagon – Taste beer blindfolded, just not while snowboarding

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From Left Hand Brewing’s site.

We’re now in the middle of Colorado Craft Beer Week, and the events seem almost endless. Here’s just a little reminder of what’s going on this weekend alone (plus some wine and food on Sunday).

It’s going to be in the 70s Saturday and Sunday, which means boozing and biking should be in full effect!

Cheers to the weekend!

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Future Events

Friday, March 28

Epic Brewing, 3001 Walnut St., DenverTender Belly is serving up a rib and beer pairing at Epic Brewing Company tonight from 4-8 p.m. $12 gets you three Duroc pork spare ribs prepared three ways and three beer samples paired up with each rib. There’s nothing better than things that come in three’s.

Historians Ale House, 24 Broadway, Denver

For Historians Round 8 of Battle of the Breweries, Diebolt Brewing Company and Gravity Brewing go head-to-head at 5 p.m. Tons of giveaway’s including a bar tab!

Crazy Mountain Brewery, 439 Edwards Access Rd., Edwards

It’s a Girl Scout Cookies and beer night at Crazy Mountain! Sounds like how one would normally spend a Friday night off, but a little more socially. The event starts at 5 p.m. and will feature five of your favorite Crazy Mountain beers and five styles of Girl Scout Cookies. Each flight is only $10! The evening benefits the Girl Scouts of Colorado, Eagle County troops, so you can feel super awesome about helping the girls out while stuffing your face with amazing cookies and washing it all down with beer! It’s a win/win situation.

Elevation Beer Company, 115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs

A screening of “Beer Hunter,” a documentary film about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson, starts at 6 p.m. Arrive early to grab a spot (and a beer)! Free and open to the public.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St. Ste A, Boulder

The man behind the art of blind roasted coffee in Boulder, Gerry Leary of the Unseen Bean, will be hosting a blind beer tasting at Twisted Pine from 6:30-8 p.m. While tasting, participants will be blindfolded and guided by Gerry. Enhance the palate through taste and smell only!

Saturday, March 29

The Old Mine, 500 Briggs St., Erie

Throughout the day, the brand-spankin’ new Erie cidery will be tapping different varieties of The Old Mine Hard Cider and rare craft beers, along side rare gems served up from their bottle cellar. Their in-house pulled pork and artisan pizzas will be served hot and fresh all day, too! Come up and say hi!

Left Hand Brewing Co., 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont

Left Hand’s craft beer and rail fest, Hops & Handrails, returns 3-9 p.m. at the brewery with a 25-foot ramp and snowboard competition, local food vendors, live music, and of course, beer.

Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction

More than 10 breweries will pour specialty brews during the 2nd Annual Western CO Craft Beer Celebration taking place on Edgewater’s large outdoor lawn, 2-6 p.m. For $10 guests enjoy unlimited tastings and live music from Tight Thump & Retrospectacle. All of the proceeds benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Sunday, March 30

Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Dr, Palisade

Edesia: A Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure is an annual event in Palisade from 1-5 p.m. Nitza Mendoza, Executive Chef of The Open Stage Club in Coral Gables, Florida will be the headliner for this year’s food and drink event. Along with many of Colorado’s finest chefs, Mendoza will be putting on cooking demonstrations all day accompanied by live music and, of course, plenty of wine and spirit

Future Events

  • April 9  – Night of the Saisons (More Info)
  • April 9 – Odell Beer Dinner at Lucky Pie (More Info)
  • April 10 – What the Funk?! (More Info)
  • April 11 – Brewing with Friends (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.