Weekend off the Wagon – Beer Camp, Final Friday, Union Station & more!

Image credit Beer Camp Across America Facebook event page

Image credit Beer Camp Across America Facebook event page


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Friday, July 25

Beer Camp Across America
Civic Center Park, DenverFrom 5-10 p.m., 80 Colorado breweries will be joined with fellow brewers and beer lovers at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America, an unprecedented traveling beer festival. There will be over 200 breweries pouring over 400 different beers in this one-of-a-kind one-time only beer festival put on by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Denver was one of just seven cities selected across the nation to host one of these “Beer Camp” events. Tickets are still available online.Beer Camp at Freshcraft
Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St.

Can’t make it to Beer Camp itself? That’s alright. After the celebration, Freshcraft will be tapping all 12 collaboration beers from the Sierra Nevada mix 12 pack they’ve released starting at 10 p.m. This may be your only chance to try these beers, don’t miss out!

Matt Barton Exhibit Opening at MCA Denver
MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is extending their hours for their big summer exhibition opening of Matt Barton: I Think I Feel Something, and it’s going to get weird (in the best way). Experience crystal and color therapy, stimulate your chakra system, enjoy an adult spiritual playground in the galleries, and stay for live music, drinks, and beautiful rooftop views. The UMS band Fort Frances will be performing outdoors. The public celebration will run from 8-11 p.m. and is free for MCA Denver members (and only 10 cents for non-members). Come find your inner chakra and enjoy the summer-time evening.

Summer Brew Fest
Mile High Station, 2027 Old West Colfax Ave

The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association. Swallow Hill serves a large community with instruction and performance of musical art forms such as folk, blues, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, world, roots, and dance.

Saturday, July 26

River North to Release Grand Unified Theory
River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St. #1

Could you ever imagine a COCKTAIL barrel-aged beer entering your mouth hole? I’m sure you have, but now you can actually try one that isn’t in your dreams. River North Brewery will be releasing the first of their cocktail-aged brews called Grand Unified Theory, an imperial witbier aged in Boulevardier cocktail barrels. Both bottles and draft pours will be available at the Saturday release party. Bombers will cost $15 with a 3-bottle limit. More will arrive on store shelves throughout Colorado following the release. Get your hands on this beer, and do it quickly.

Denver Union Station Grand Opening
Union Station, 17th & Wynkoop, LoDo

After years of work and a lot of money, the much-anticipated Union Station will finally celebrate its grand opening Saturday. From 10-3 p.m., Downtown Denver will be a giant party and it’s free to join! There will be music in the streets, food from awesome new local restaurants and good beer to be had! For the cost of $1, you can reserve a time slot to see the inside of the new Union Station at a relaxing pace, too.

Bikes & Brews
Breckenridge Colorado Craft, 2220 Blake St

From 11-5 p.m., expect a charitable bike and beer tour of Denver to be occurring. Denver Cruisers is hosting Bike & Brews, a brewery tour fundraiser for Easter Seals Colorado, a non-profit that helps individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives. Tour will begin at Breckenridge Colorado Craft, and will follow with Lowdown BreweryProst Brewing and then Stem Ciders. Get your bike ready and go have some fun!

Call to Arms x Cannonball Creek release Peace and Assist No. 1
Cannonball Creak, 393 Washington Ave, Golden

Call to Arms, a future Denver area brewery to open in 2015 planned by three former Avery Brewing staff members, and Cannonball Creek Brewing decided to collaborate on a beer that puts those cease-and-desist letters to shame. Peace and Assist No. 1 is a kettle soured ale fermented with brettanomyces and farmhouse ale yeast, and brewed with hibiscus, pink peppercorn and cardamom. The result is a complex, balanced and refreshing beer. There will be limited tappings of the brew starting at noon, along with a bottle release with a limit of two per person. With a purchase of a bottle, you’ll also receive a commemorative glass. Go and celebrate collaboration with them!

Sustainability Park, 26th & Lawrence, Denver

Every Final Friday and every Saturday starting from July 12 through October 31, enjoy TheBigWonderful, a weekly community festival of the best local food and drink Denver has to offer. Admission is always free and the event is hosted in the heart of Five Points in Sustainability Park, Denver’s newest green space. Final Friday hours are from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to dusk.

Grimm Brothers Fourth Anniversary
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, 623 Denver Ave, Loveland

Grimm Brothers will be celebrating their fourth anniversary beginning at 11 a.m. with a BBQ Competition (open to anyone; visit lovelandbeerbq.com for more info) and a beer garden. They’ll be tapping several specialty beers to celebrate the event. A limited edition anniversary stein will be available to purchase, too!

Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fest
Parry’s Pizza, 9567 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch

At Parry’s, they give the craft beer enthusiast many reasons to liberate themselves from crappy beer. Saturday, they’re proving it. This is the first of many Liberate Yourself from Crappy Beer Fests they’ll be throwing throughout the year. Keep an eye out for future collections of spectacular offerings such as these: Bourbon County Stout, La Folie, Pliny the Elder, Consecration, Samael’s Ale, and Reason to be Damned… with others to potentially be named on the day of the event.

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
Beaver Run Resort & Condominiums, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge

One of Summer’s best beer festivals is happening this Saturday up in Breckenridge from 1-6 p.m. The annual beer fest is located at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center. Over 40 craft breweries will be pouring along with live music, food and retail vendors. Tickets available online until later today.

Sunday, July 27

Littlest Big Beer Fest
Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson StAgainst the Grain, a Louisville, KY brewery and smokehouse with a knack for naming beers, is the brewery highlight of this installment of Hops & Pie’s Littlest Big Beer Fest. On tap will be their Citra Ass Down American-style IPA, Cutty Can’t Hang Belgian table bier, Kentucky Ryed Chiquen amber aged in rye whiskey barrels, The Brown Note brown, Killewitte witbier and 35 K milk stout. Tapping starts at 2 p.m., but get there early to beat the beer line!

Future Events

  • August 1 – Summer Nights @ The Museum (Tickets)
  • August 2 – SeshFest (Tickets)
  • August 3 – Avery’s 21st Anniversary Party (Tickets on Sale NOW)
  • August 16 – Ed Fest (Tickets)
  • August 16 –  Hops in the Hangar (Tickets)
  • August 17-21 –  Hoofin It (Info)
  • August 23 – Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival (Tickets)
  • August 24 – 2nd Annual Hop Pickin’ Party (Tickets)
  • September 28 – The bRUNch Run 5k (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.