Weekend off the Wagon: Dec. 19th – 21st

(Image Credit: Black Bottle Brewery)

(Image Credit: Black Bottle Brewery)

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Friday, December 19

Ugly Sweater Party and Peanut Butter Porter Tapping

Zephyr Brewing Co., 1421 26th St.

The newly opened Zephyr Brewing will be hosting a tacky holiday sweater party today from 5 p.m. to midnight, encouraging patrons to wear glitter, buttons, bows, bells and their tackiest holiday attire. Zephyr will tap a new beer, Peanut Butter Porter, and bring back its Scottish Ale, too!

Saturday, December 20

Holiday Beers and Cheers 

Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St.

Starting at noon, Hops & Pie will be tapping all of your holiday favorites and then some! Expect Celebration Ale from Sierra Nevada, Prairie Christmas Bomb!, 2013 Santa’s Little Helper from Port Brewing, Merry Maker from Sam Adams, 2014 Anchor Christmas Ale, 7 Swans-A-Swimming from The Bruery, Yule Fuel from Bull & Bush, Noel de Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin, Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin and Hanukkah, Chanukah Pass the Beer from Schmaltz Brewing.

Ugly Sweater Party & Potluck

Odd13 Brewing, 301 East Simpson St., Lafayette

Odd13 Brewing is hosting a snazzy ugly sweater party and potluck starting at 6 p.m.! If you bring a dish to pass, you will receive one free pint and happy hour ALL night! Odd13 will supply the utensils, plates and napkins. They’re also giving out prizes to the Best Overall Ugly Sweater and Best Christmas Ugly Sweater. The winners will be announced at 9 p.m. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card, so don’t be shy, wear your gnarliest sweater and win big!

“42” Collaboration Release Party

Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E Colfax Ave

On Saturday, there will be a release party for Fiction Beer Company’s collaboration beer with Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts. The “42” is a Donut Bourbon Porter with Maple Syrup. At noon, they will have a donut and beer pairing led by the bakers and brewers of this beer and donut collab. 5280 Sliders will also be on hand with have savory options.

Joyride’s Holiday & Ugly Sweater Party

Joyride Brewing, 2501 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater

Joyride Brewing will host an ugly sweater party as the fresh brewery’s first holiday celebration. You don’t have to wear an ugly sweater, but if you do, your second beer is on the house. Joyride will also bring back its Bear Paw Oatmeal Milk Stout, too! So rejoice and relax and hangout with your friends at Joyride.

Book Lady IPA Tapping

Chain Reaction Brewing Company, 902 South Lipan St.

At 1 p.m., Chain Reaction Brewing Company is tapping its latest collaboration beer: Book Lady IPA brewed with Emily Hutto, author of Colorado’s Top Brewers. The book, which showcases beer and food pairing recipes created by Colorado chefs and brewers, will be on sale at this event for $25. Finish up your holiday shopping with a copy of this book and a pint or two of this refreshing IPA, brewed with pale malts and Chinook, Magnum, Grapefruit, and Topaz hops.

Black Bottle’s Second Anniversary Party

Black Bottle Brewery, 1611 S College Ave Unit 1609, Fort Collins

With most of the tappings starting at 11 a.m., the folks over at Black Bottle will be celebrating their second anniversary with some crazy awesome brews and more! They’ll have some awesome collaboration brews, raffles starting at 5 p.m. and cup cakes (woo)! Check out all the awesome here and then go. You won’t be sorry, I promise.

Holiday Cocktails at Home

Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St.

Guided by Stir’s professional chefs, participants will learn how to create delicious Holiday-themed cocktails in the comfort of their own home. The menu consists of Holidays in Manhattan; Ramos Gin Fizz; Hot Buttered Rum; Pomegranate Christmas Punch; and Eggnog Martini.

Sunday, December 21

Looks like there isn’t much going on today, but let us know if we missed anything! Either way, Sunday seems like a good day to relax and recuperate before the mad rush of last minute holiday shopping and partying!

Future Events

  • December 31 – New Beer’s Eve (Tickets)
  • January 8-10 – 15th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival (Tickets)
  • January 24 – Denver Art Museum’s Culturehaus for Art of Brilliance (Tickets)
  • February 14 – First Annual BEERD Event @ Lucky Pie LoDo (Info Coming Soon)
  • March 21 – Collaboration Fest 2015 (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.