Weekend off the Wagon – It’s a responsibly raised zoo out there

Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 89˚
Low: 64˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 20%
High: 91˚
Low: 63˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 0%
High: 92˚
Low: 61˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 10%

Friday, August 15

Live Music Friday @ MCA Denver
MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St.

All summer long, MCA Denver is staying open late on the weekends, and Fridays are ripe for music. Join Cole Rudy this Friday along with a $5 admission after 5 p.m.

Beer vs. Wine Dinner
Range, 918 17th St.
Join range for a five-course meal, paired with local beer and winemakers at 6:30 p.m. Beer and wine duel it out with pairings from The Infinite Monkey Theorem and Former Future Brewing Company alongside range’s new American West inspired cuisine.

Saturday, August 16

Ed Fest
450 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards

Located 15 minutes from Vail, the community of Edwards, home to Crazy Mountain Brewery, will host Ed Fest! From 3-10 p.m., Ed Fest will feature over 85 national, regional and local breweries pouring samples of their handcrafted beers and ciders for attendees to enjoy. It also wouldn’t be Ed Fest without some amazing live performances from the North Mississippi Allstars and more! General Admission tickets get you access to unlimited beer tastings from 3-6 p.m. and access to the main stage. Also included are food specials from local food vendors, a Kids Zone, free water, cash bar with cocktails, beer and wine from 6-9:30 p.m. and commemorative beer tasting cup.

Taste of Highlands
Highlands Square, 32nd & Osceola

From 5-8 p.m. in Highlands Square, enjoy premium offerings from the fine establishments that make up the Highlands food and drink scene with Taste of Highlands! Featured tastes include samplings from the Coral RoomEl CaminoThe MatadorMead St. StationPinche Taqueria and Prost Fine Beer and SausagesTickets are sold out already, but if you’re a lucky ticket holder, you’re definitely in for a treat!

Hops in the Hangar 
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd.

It’s not often that one can learn about 1930s aircraft while also learning about craft beer history. Join the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for their first ever Hops in the Hangar event! Held in the 1930s Air Force hangar, sample assorted beers from over 20 breweries and enjoy food from Jim’n’ Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Your ticket includes beer sampling, food and Museum admission. You’ll also be able to enjoy tunes from the Black and Blues Guys, a tribute to The Blues Brothers. Get your tickets before the event and save $5!

Sunday, August 17

Hoofin It

Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E 17th Ave
Humboldt, 1700 Humboldt St.
P17, 1600 E 17th Ave
Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine St.
A collaborative creation by Heroes Like UsMile High Business Alliance and Imbibe DenverHoofin It is a four night farm-to-table guided culinary tour through four Denver neighborhoods: Uptown, LoDo, LoHi, and Ballpark. On Sunday, explore the neighborhood of Uptown with Denver Bicycle CafeHumboldtP17 and Vine Street Pub. Attendees will walk from one restaurant to the next as part of the event’s active and exploratory nature, while a different hoofed animal will be featured at all of the stops each evening, four stops in total. Can’t make it on Sunday? Hoof it with sheep in LoDo on Mondaypigs in LoHi on Tuesday or cows in Ballpark on Wednesday!

bRUNch @ Churchill’s 
Churchill’s Public House, 1560 Boulder St.
Looking for a good pint of beer, a stomach full of yummy British food and a good conversation? Then you should probably join bRUNch Running at Churchill’s Public House! Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. with the run leaving at 9:30 a.m. Routes: 5K10K.

Future Events

  • August 21 – Adrift Tiki Bar Anniversary Pig Roast & Party (Info)
  • August 21 – High Plains Comedy Festival (Tickets)
  • 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.