Weekend off the Wagon: Jan. 16th – 18th

(Image credit River North Brewery)

(Image credit River North Brewery)


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Friday, January 16

DESTHIL Launches in Colorado

Various Locations, CO

January 12-15 were a few great days for the realm of beer in Colorado. Some fine folks from DESTHIL Brewery out of Illinois traveled here to personally introduce their amazing brews to the awaiting public throughout CO. Their pitstops this past week included Backcountry Pizza in Boulder, Choice City and Tap n Handle in Fort Collins, World of Beer LoDo, Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits and The Populist. Live near one of these places? There’s a good chance you can still get your hands on the first round of beers DESTHIL brought with them this weekend, but hurry!

Kristen & Robert Autobee @ BookBar

BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St.

Authors Kristen and Robert Autobee of the novel “Lost Restaurants of Denver” will be at BookBar starting around 7 p.m. Hear tales of Denver’s rich restaurant history from mining camp bakeries to fine French dining at Delmonico of the West. Like much of Denver’s history, these stories reflect the hard work and colorful characters of a culinary past.

Firkin Friday @ Dry Dock

Dry Dock Brewing Company – South Dock, 15120 E. Hampden Ave.

At 3 p.m., Dry Dock will be tapping a variation of their tasty Ambassador Sour that has been dry-hopped and cask-conditioned.

Saturday, January 17

Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival 

Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge

The Big Barrel Aged Beer Festival will be taking place at Colorado Plus Brew Pub, so keep a lookout for Imperial stouts, Belgian quads and barleywines from Avery, Dry Dock, Kannah Creek, Butcherknife, River North, Strange, Rock Bottom, Elevation and more!

Whiskey Barrel Quandary Returns

River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St. #1

River North saw a need to let their epic Whiskey Barrel Quandary sit and age a teeny tiny bit longer instead of releasing it during the holidays last year. But now they deem it ready for consumption–rejoice! Big enough to keep you warm on top of the fourteener that bears its name, Whiskey Barrel Quandary is loaded with notes of ripe plum, rich specialty malts and a whiskey kick. Aged in rye and bourbon barrels, this 100 percent barrel-aged blend finished at 12.7 percent ABV. Tapping starts at 1 p.m.

Wine Class Series: Rocks, Dirt, Sun, Grapes – Botrytis Magic

Mizuna, 225 E. 7th Ave.

In this class at Mizuna, guests will explore the effect of where wine is grown and how wine tastes by examining multiple examples of the same grape, made in a similar style, but on vastly different soil structures. This class installment will discuss Botrytis and late harvest wines from Sauternes and South Australia. Class includes light snacks, wine and gratuity. Class starts at noon and cost to attend is $50.

Sunday, January 18

bRUNch @ Session Kitchen 

Session Kitchen, 1518 S. Pearl St.

Have you seen the wonderful forecast for Sunday? The folks at bRUNch Running Denver could not pass up the opportunity to run outside and enjoy a nice meal with all of you! Join them for a run around Wash Park followed by amazing craft cocktails and beer at Session Kitchen. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. and run begins at 9:30 a.m. Preview the routes here: 5K, 10K.

Future Events

  • January 23 & 24 – Winter Brew Fest (Tickets)
  • January 24 – Brewed Coffee & Beer Workshop (Tickets)
  • January 24 – Denver Art Museum’s Culturehaus for Art of Brilliance (Tickets)
  • February 8 – New Belgium’s Lost in the Woods (Tickets)
  • February 14 – First Annual BEERD Event @ Lucky Pie LoDo (Info Coming Soon)
  • February 20 – March 1 – Visit Denver’s Denver Restaurant Week (Menus & Info)
  • 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.