Weekend off the Wagon: Dec. 5th – 7th


(Image credit: Denver Festivus 2013)

(Image credit: Denver Festivus 2013)

Edited at 4:29 p.m. MST: The Black Shirt Brewing “End of Prohibition Celebration” event is tonight and not tomorrow as originally stated. 

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Friday, December 5

Boulder [only] Festivus

The Rambrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St., Boulder

Boulderites! Boulder Passport and Imbibe Denver proudly present Boulder Festivus! They’ve had a pretty good time in Denver. Now let’s see what we can do in your neck of the woods! Festivus makes it possible for you to try all of the best Boulder breweries all in one place. Enjoy tastes from Asher Brewing, Avery Brewing, BJ’s Brewhouse, Boulder Beer, BRU Handbuilt Ales, Fate, Finkel & Garf, J Wells, New Planet, Sanitas, Twisted Pine, Upslope Brewing and Wild Woods! There’s still time to get tickets, go go go!

End of Prohibition Celebration with BSB

Black Shirt Brewing, 3719 Walnut St.

The folks at Black Shirt Brewing  invite you to celebrate with them for a Prohibition themed party on the anniversary of this historic event! (Don’t worry, they will be serving all of our delicious beer in typical speakeasy style!) Dress up in your best Prohibition themed attire, practice your Charleston, and expect the special tapping of a collaboration beer with TiredPirate! Also, keep an eye out for how to attain access to the BSB speakeasy! Goorin Bros. hat company will also be joining them for a pop-up stand and a giveaway. The party starts at 2 p.m. and plays on until 10 p.m.!

Zephyr Brewing Grand Opening

Zephyr Brewing, 1421 26th St.

After two years of planning and build-out, Zephyr Brewing will finally join the Five Points family! Come one, come all and check out Denver’s newest brewery!

Repeal Day Tapping with Firestone Walker

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St.

Freshcraft honors Repeal Day at 7 p.m. by tapping Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin and Velvet Merkin; there will also be a Velvet Merlin Beer Cocktail to sip on and enjoy!

Knob Creek Repeal Day

The Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop St.

Starting at 4 p.m., The Squeaky Bean is celebrating Repeal Day by giving away free Knob Creek Old Fashions to the first 40 guests! Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition the right way!


Saturday, December 6

Denver Flea – Holiday Edition (Saturday & Sunday)

Bindery on Blake, 2901 Blake St.

The Denver Flea returns in holiday form for a two day wintery extravaganza! Join them on Saturday and Sunday at The Bindery on Blake (29th & Blake) for a celebration of the finest Colorado-made goods, beer, and food. RSVP now for a free winter cocktail or beer and enjoy prize giveaways and general holiday cheer!

Parade of Darks

Bindery on Blake, 2901 Blake St.

A holiday tradition, the highly anticipated Parade of Darks is a showcase of beers in the amber to opaque categories. Featuring almost innumerable beers from dozens of breweries, this event raised over $17,000 for Metro CareRing last year. Participating is sure leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, as your ticket gets your a commemorative glass for unlimited sampling, and 100% of the profits will be donated! Here is the list of the dark beauties that will be at the parade:

Denver Beer Co. – Graham Cracker Porter and Ye Olde Nipple Pincher

Fiction Beer Company – Feely Effects (Green tea chocolate stout) and This is Not An Exit (Belgian Dark Strong with Roasted Hatch Chilies)

Grist – American Barleywine, Nitro Niobrara Stout and Baltic Porter

J Wells Brewery – Light’s Out and Chocolate Milk Stout

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery – Junta Dog Enigma (Brown Ale) and Barking Marmot (Belgo-American Black IPA)

Left Hand Brewing Company – Fade To Black and Black Jack

River North Brewery – Quandary (Quadrupel) and Avarice (Belgian Imperial Stout)

Strange – Gingerbread Man, Powerhouse Porter and Cherry Bomb Stout

Tivoli Brewing – Sigi’s Wildhorse Buck Beer

Wonderland Brewing Company – Vaderade Irish Stout

TRVE BREWING | Think Tank Present – A Benefit For Jef Kopp

Marquis Theatre, 2009 Larimer St.

In true camaraderie, TRVE Brewing and Think Tank bring you TO BE EATEN, Call of The Void, In the Company of Serpents and Of Feather and Bone to play a show at the Marquis Theatre as a benefit for their good friend, Jef Kopp. Tickets cannot be bought ahead of time; a donation for entry on day of show will only get you in! Come out and rock out for a great cause!


Sunday, December 7

Gears, Beers & Holiday Cheers

Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway

Former Future is having a steampunk-themed holiday fundraiser benefiting Safehouse Denver. Enjoy beers, crafts, photo booth fun and more! Cash and item donations go directly to Safehouse Denver. Donate an item from FF’s wishlist worth $10 or more and get a free four beer taster flight! (Limit one flight per guest. Must show item receipt). View the donation list at www.lupecdenver.org/safehouselist.

Lowry Beer Garden Annual Holiday Light Show

Lowry Beer Garden, 7577 E Academy Blvd.

Be at the Lowry Beer Garden at 6 p.m. when they hit the switch on their annual Holiday Light Show! The 15 minute performance features all of our holiday lights in-sync with holiday music.


Future Events

  • December 12 – Fort Collins [only] Festivus (Tickets)
  • December 12 – Ugly Sweaters & Barrel Aged Beer Party (Info)
  • December 13 – Denver Beer Festivus (Tickets)
  • December 12-14 – Station 26 First Birthday Blowout (Info)
  • December 20 – Holiday Beers and Cheers at Hops & Pie (Info)
  • February 14 – First Annual BEERD Event @ Lucky Pie LoDo (Info Coming Soon)

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.