Weekend off the Wagon – Fall is definitely here

Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 72˚
Low: 51˚
AM Showers
Precip: 70%
High: 72˚
Low: 52˚
Partly Cloudy
Precip: 20%
High: 83˚
Low: 57˚
PM T-Storms
Precip: 40%

Friday, September 5

Fall Harvest Brewfest

Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins

Benefiting the Animal House Shelter, the Fall Harvest Brewfest is into its sixth year of showcasing craft beer, micro-distilleries, food and live music in Old Town Fort Collins. Presented by Wilbur’s Total Beverage, the fest will run from 7-10 p.m. with a limited ticket VIP event from 6-7 p.m. before general admission doors open.

Saturday, September 6

Tour de Fat Denver

City Park, Denver

Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike. Registration is free with only a small suggested donation. Come wearing your best costumes to parade through Denver!

Cappello’s and DRAM Apothecary Artisan Feast

DRAM Apothecary, 1010 Maint St., Silver Plume

Root Down, Cappello’s and DRAM Apothecary have teamed up to present a five-course, gluten-free dinner using ingredients from within 250 miles of Silver Plume, including foraged mushrooms, grass-fed meats, and products from local artisan producers. Tickets for this event are already sold out, so good job, you lucky few!

Denver Food & Wine 

Metropolitan State University of Denver Auraria Campus, 890 Auraria Pkwy

Featuring cuisine from 40 of Denver’s finest establishments, paired alongside 800 wines and spirits. What’s not to like about this culinary event that will no doubt go down in the history books as one of the best! Get your tickets now!

H26P IPA Release Party

Station 26 Brewing, 7045 E. 38th Ave.

Hops & Pie has a new house IPA. WHAT? That’s right, Station 26 Brewing teamed up with the folks over at H & P and created H26P to be released in firkins from 1-9 p.m. Expect grilled ‘zas from H & P, desserts from The Bumblebee Truck and Jonny Miller and Erinn Lukes playing at 7 p.m. Come check it out!

Whiskey & Wings Grill Fest

Winter Park Resort, 100 Winter Park Dr, Winter Park

The third annual Whiskey and Wings Grill fest has expanded to include new dishes and much more food. New this year are the dessert booth and prizes for sixteen categories in addition to the usual chicken and whiskey. There will also be live music, grilling demos, competitive eating competitions and more.

Sunday, September 7

Boulder Wine Reads

Settembre Cellars, 1501 Lee Hill Unit #16, Boulder

Do you like wine but don’t know that much about it? Well, Settembre Cellars in Boulder has a unique way of teaching while you also enjoy a glass (or two) with Boulder Wine Reads. The way it works is simple: the winemaker will select a book on the craft and then pick a passage to read from. After that, you discuss what you just learned about the wine all while enjoying some.

Westword DISH

Sculpture Park @ the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Denver Westword will host its 20th annual celebration of the Denver dining scene. Join over 40 restaurants as you can enjoy a beautiful Denver Sunday in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. DISH will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which will give everyone plenty of time to catch the first game of the season that night–or just continue partying downtown.

Future Events

  • September 11 – Denver Public Library: Overdue (Tickets)
  • September 13 – VIVA LYONS (Info)
  • September 14 – Rocky Mountain Brew Run BRU edition (Tickets)
  • September 16 – TRVE Presents The Slaughter (Tickets)
  • September 20 – Denver Flea (RSVP for a free beer or coffee!)
  • September 20 – Our Mutual Friend: Gratitude (Info)
  • September 27 – Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival (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.