Weekend off the Wagon: The Denver Flea & Memorial Day shindigs

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Regardless of the bizarre weather lately, your favorite drink slingers are preparing for a fun and exciting early summer!

Here are just a few events happening in your neck of the woods. Be sure to check out the brand new Denver Flea happening at City Park Saturday, too. RSVP in advanced and have your first craft beer or Corvus coffee bought for you!

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Friday, May 23

Coda Brewing Co., 2101 North Ursula Unit 10, Aurora

The music inspired Aurora brewery opens today, with doors opening at noon and an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. All ten taps will be flowing on Friday, featuring specialty releases of Mandarin soaked Hindenberg IPA, Rosalita chocolate java porter, and African Hibiscus soaked Belgian Wit. Master Brewer Luke Smith’s band, The Lookout Mountain Boys, will be providing the swingin’ tunes for the evening.

Saturday, May 24

City Park, Southwest Corner

Join us at the first ever Denver Flea, a celebration of the finest Colorado-made goods, beer, food and more from our favorite local craftsmen and craftswomen! From 2-4 p.m., we’ll welcome thousands to City Park to experience a hand-picked selection of local artisans, designers, and makers, along with vendors of vintage items, repurposed furniture and other curiosities. There will be food trucks, 60 vendors, craft beer tents, and hopefully a whole lot of sunshine!

Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St.

Todd and Candice from BeerAdvocate are at it again and eager to mingle, this time at Epic Brewing Company. From 1-5 p.m., come meet them and talk shop about beer and other good things and drink… well, epic brews! This event is free to attend, just pay for the beers you consume.

4 Noses Brewing Co., 8855 W. 116th Circle Suite 4, Broomfield

4 Noses Brewing Co. will also be celebrating their Grand Opening this weekend, with food trucks every day and live music Friday and Sunday. If you’re looking to hair of the dog it on Sunday, 4 Noses has you covered with a beer brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Farm to Truck. Throughout the weekend, expect special tappings of unique brews. Their tap room is open Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 11-10 p.m., and Monday noon-9 p.m. (ish).

Beaver Creek Village – Vail Valley

As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at the 11th Annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, one of the largest microbrewery beer tastings in the Colorado high-country.

Sunday, May 25

Jonesy’s EatBar, 400 E. 20th Ave.

Jonesy’s is celebrating its fifth annual Memorial Sunday BBQ by grilling brats and burgers and serving beer and drink specialties all day long! Festivities start at 4 p.m.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort

What’s better than a day of skiing at A-Basin followed up by trips to your favorite brewpubs? At the 13th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, not much! For $30 ($25 without food) you can sample beer from 12 breweries from noon to 4 p.m. and get a commemorative mug. Breweries include Pug Ryan’s, Dillon Dam, AC Golden, Avery, Odell, Oskar Blues, Wynkoop, Tivoli, Twisted Pine, Breckenridge Brewery, Left Hand and Elevation.

Future Events

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.