Weekend off the Wagon – Theme: Gratitude

Team Our Mutual Friend - Photo credit: OMF Malt & Brew

Team Our Mutual Friend – Photo credit: OMF Malt & Brew

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Featured Event

Image credit: Sexpot Comedy & Renegade Brewing

Image credit: Sexpot Comedy & Renegade Brewing

Offensively Delicious

The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W 44th Ave.

Don’t you ever feel like you just want a good laugh while drinking some awesome beer? Well, Renegade Brewing Co. and Sexpot Comedy felt that way, too. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, experience the comedy stylings of Nikki Glaser and Adam Cayton-Holland all while drinking unlimited beer tastings from 10 breweries at Offensively Delicious! Open tasting is from 6-8 p.m and full pours will be offered during the comedy show, from 8-10 p.m. Each ticket includes three full pours with the option to purchase more on donation. Proceeds will go to MaxFund no-kill Animal Shelter, so help your furry friends out.

Friday, September 19

After Party on the Bridge

Historic Bridge, 18th & Platte

After Party on the Bridge is a one-of-a-kind event that takes place on the Historic 19th Street Bridge in downtown’s Riverfront Park. Entertainment includes; Colorado’s beloved folk band, Paper Bird, electronic dance trio, Human Agency, pop-up performance art by professional ballet company, Wonderbound, DJ sets by Chuck Lepley and Silent Disco powered by SoundDown. A benefit for the Greenway Foundation, this extraordinary event raises money for our city’s rivers and adjoining urban parks, and uses this annual one night event as an opportunity to recognize a number of commendable efforts through the ‘Partners in Change Award’ ceremony.

Saturday, September 20

Denver Flea, Vol. 2

TheBigWonderful, 26th and Lawrence St.

The Denver Flea is here again for Vol. 2! Enjoy a celebration of the finest Colorado-made goods, beer and food! Much like the first Denver Flea, admission to the event is totally free. Expect more craft vendors, more food trucks, more beer, wine and cocktails and fewer lines! You still have time to RSVP for your free beer or coffee! The market will be from noon to 6 p.m., live music from 5-7 p.m. and an outdoor movie from 7-9 p.m.!

Zwanze Day 

Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, 1441 W. 46th Ave., Unit 19

Zwanze Day is back at Crooked Stave’s Barrel Cellar this year! As many of you know, Zwanze Day marks the release of a very special beer from Brasserie Cantillon in Brussels, Belgium–one of the oldest and most sought-after makers of lambic and gueuze in the world. The 2014 Zwanze beer is Iris Grand Cru, an unblended, dry-hopped lambic aged with cherries. The beer, affectionately named “Cuvee Florian,” was first blended to commemorate the 18th birthday of Cantillion brewer and blender Jean Van Roy’s son, Florian Van Roy. Tickets for the event will be sold at the doors at 11 a.m., and they are CASH only. In addition to the keg of Cuvee Florian, CS will also be pouring Iris, Gueuze, St. Gilloise, Saint Lamvinus and Tilquin Gueuze. They will also be tapping a few specialty Crooked Stave kegs they’ve been holding on too.


Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew, 2810 Larimer St.

Gratitude. That is what the awesome folk over at Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew feel for all of the supporters they’ve had over the past 21 months they’ve been open, and it’s also the name of the event they’re throwing in honor of the occasion. From 2 p.m. to midnight, OMF will be pouring special tappings, have food by Pride of Philly and A Taste of the Philippines, live music and merch giveaways. All draft pours of all beers will be a mere $3 open to close, and a release of 200 bottles of their red wine barrel-aged Dark Sour Ale will be available for purchase until they’re gone. Gratitude will also be the first opportunity to enjoy the Tenth Acre, OMF’s new garden space next to the brewery that will take provide fresh hops, veggies and fruits for years to come!


Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 W 56th Ave #107, Arvada

In honor of Octoberfest, the Autumnal Equinox and just because they it can, Odyssey Beerwerks is throwing its own ODtoberfest! Starting at noon, you can try the new Fresh Hop IPA, a Guava Ale and a Black Raspberry Schwarz the folks at OD made with love. They might also have something else cooking up for you to try. There will be free live music, food from Mile High Grub and Corner of Gourmet and prize drawings for some kickass merch. Go celebrate fall with good beers and fun times!

Uptown Block Party and Brewer’s Olympics

Vine Street Pub and Brewery, 1700 Vine St.

Vine Street Pub and Brewery is hosting a truly magnificent and free event, featuring the fourth annual Brewer’s Olympics, six hours of live music and a beer garden filled with amazing offerings from 12 of the best breweries on the Front Range. Join these guys for the Uptown Block Party starting at 1 p.m.!

Wit’s End Anniversary Party

Wit’s End Brewing Company, 2505 W 2nd Ave.

Wit’s End is turning three and there’s going to be one heck of a celebration for it! There will be raffles throughout the day for schwag, beer and a set of coveted Saturday afternoon GABF tickets! Also, this year WE is featuring two food trucks, Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks and Bakin’ Bakery! Details can be found here!

Elitch Gardens Brew Festival

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle

Excite the mind, body and palate at Elitch Garden’s Brew Festival! With a purchased event ticket, guests can enjoy unlimited tastings from 50 different brewers across Colorado and the US. Guests are able to enter and exit the arena throughout the event to enjoy the theme park and rides from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m., enjoy the brews in the Elitch Gardens Arena.  G

Sunday, September 21

Rockies on the Rocks

Dada Art Bar, 2470 Broadway

What better way to celebrate the summer than a baseball event? Imbibe, IndiCard, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and DADA Art Bar have teamed up to throw Rockies On The Rocks. Come and enjoy craft beers, cocktails and lawn games before heading over to the Rockies game. Package includes drinks, a ticket to the game, sunshine, friends and laughter. The best part? All of this imbibing and baseball is for a good cause! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join these awesome sponsers for some fun while also supporting an amazing cause! There will also have a food truck available for purchase before the game.

bRUNch @ ViewHouse

ViewHouse, 2015 Market St

Here’s to the last bRUNch training of the season before the first-ever bRUNch Run 5k! Join the ladies of bRUNch Denver at ViewHouse starting at 9:15 a.m. Runners head out at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket includes run, entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity. A portion of proceeds from each ticket benefits Metro CareRing.

Future Events

  • September 23-27 – Harvest Week (Tickets)
  • September 27 – Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival (Tickets)
  • September 27 – Hops & Pie Turns 4! (Info)
  • September 28 – The bRUNch Run 5k (Tickets)
  • September 30 – Lower48 GABF Kickoff Beer Dinner (Info)
  • October 5 – RMCA Cider Festival (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.