Weekend off the Wagon: Jan. 30th – Feb. 1st

Former Future One-Year Birthday Party! (image credit: Former Future)

Former Future One-Year Birthday Party! (image credit: Former Future)

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Friday, January 30

Former Future’s First Anniversary Celebration

All Weekend

Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway

It’s a One-Year Birthday Party Extravaganza at Former Future this weekend! Come celebrate with these crazy awesome folks starting today at 2 p.m.! Here’s the lineup:

Friday: From 2-11 p.m., enjoy FF’s super special, super high gravity ale Cat Sabbath at a WHOPPING +20 percent ABV and dress up in your best speakeasy garb! There will also be beer ‘cocktails’ and swingin’ tunes all night long!

Saturday: It’s ‘Funk & Soul through the Outrageous 80s’ night as well as a new firkin tapped every hour. Starting at 3 p.m., taste a PB&J Salted Caramel Porter; followed by a Double Oatmeal Stout; Grapefruit Dandyman; Almond Chocolate Salted Porter; Chilehouse Ultra (a five pepper Cream Ale); Putin on Le Pitz (a cherry Belgian Imperial Stout) and Jumpseat (a special sneak peak at the next beer from Black Project Spontaneous Ales with another another Wild Ale, dry-hopped with Citra, Equinox and Mosaic!

Sunday: All day, enjoy some Corvus Coffee beers! There will be Countinghouse with La Mision, Midnight Mosey with Worksop, Salted Caramel Porter with Esmeralda and Putin on the Fritz with Toda. There will also be a recovery brunch provided by Maria Empanada and cartoons on the projector from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.!

Second Annual Northwest Beer & Wine Fest

Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave.

The Northwest Beer & Wine Fest benefits North High School and Skinner Middle School and will feature a ‘Battle of the Bands’ concert. There will also be generous beer and wine samples from local breweries and wineries. Locations include: Joyride Brewing Company, Bonacquisti Wine Company, Colorado Plus Brewpup, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Rykers Cellar, Diebolt Brewing Company, Epic Brewing, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Colorado Cider Company and more!

Pride of Palisade Draft and Bottle Release

Powder Keg Brewing Company, 101 2nd Ave., Niwot

Brewmaster Phil Joyce and the gang at Powder Keg are releasing their second bottled offering to the masses starting at 2 p.m. today. It’s called ‘Pride of Palisade’ and is a farmhouse style ale fermented with honey, peaches and Brettanomyces. Phil is proud to have sourced all the ingredients for this beer from Colorado. Barley and wheat came from the Colorado Malting Company in Alamosa, clover honey from the Colorado Honey Man in Longmont, and 600 pounds of Palisade peaches from Ela Family Farms. Makes you want it to be summer already, doesn’t it? Go get your hands on some, stat!

Saturday, January 31

Ski/Snowboard Waxing Party!

Platte Park Brewing Company, 1875 S. Pearl St.

The folks at Platte Park are really excited about fresh powder. If you are too, go hang out with these guys from 4-8 p.m. and get some wax, a light edge and a pint of beer for $15!

GRAND OPENING: Brix Taphouse & Brewery

Brix Taphouse & Brewery, 813 8th St., Greeley

The folks of Brix Taphouse & Brewery are happy to announce that they will be open for business 2 p.m. Please join them for their grand opening with giveaways and hourly specials. They look forward to meeting everyone! Don’t forget to grab your Brix Box while you are in if you are a Greeley local.

Sunday, February 1

Day One of Denver Passport Program’s Winter Warmer

Greater Denver Area

The Winter Warmer is a six-week exploration program (February 1 – March 15) of the coziest bars, restaurants, and breweries. The program is the same as the other Denver Passport Program: the book grants you 2-for-1 drinks at each location. Barkeeps will stamp your passport at each stop. Once you have stamped a location, you can no longer redeem at that location. Collect them all! Participating venues are: Argyll Whisky Beer, Atticus, Blackbird, Cart-Driver, Colt & Gray / Saint Ellie, Harman’s Eat & Drink, Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine, Jefferson Park Pub, Linger, Mockery Brewing, Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewery, Root Down, Russell’s Smokehouse, Station 26 Brewing Co., Stout Street Social, The Cherry Cricket, The Kitchen Next Door, The Populist, The Squeaky Bean, and TRVE Brewing.

If you have haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, I’m sorry to report that they’re sold out already. But, if you have a friend who has one, I’d buddy-up to them and see if you can tag along on a couple trips!

Yoga at the Yak

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub, 7803 Ralston Rd., Arvada

Join Nikki from Still Motion Yoga & Massage at Yak & Yeti Arvada this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for an hour of refreshing yoga. Don’t worry, you’ll definitely have deserved that free beer at the end, too.

Super Duper Dip Bowl

Beryl’s Beer, 3120 Blake St.

Beer, dip and football? Yes please!! Join the blokes at Beryl’s for Super Bowl XLIX! Bring your best game day dip and receive your first beer on Beryl’s! Bring a winning dip and receive a prize!

Canworks Superbowl Party!

Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St.

Looking for a place to watch the big game Sunday? Come down to DBC’s production facility “Canworks” and for $25 you get all the beer you can drink from 4:30 p.m. to the end of the game AND a basket of wings! Tickets available online at

Duo Super Bowl Alternative Dinner

Duo Restaurant, 2413 W. 32nd Ave.

Tired of Super Bowl madness? Duo is offering an eclectic three-course menu with no TV’s in sight. The cost is $49 per couple. Take a peak at the menu here!

22nd Annual Stout Month

Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries (Boulder, Denver and Longmont locations)

It’s that time of the year once again, stout lovers! All five Mountain Sun establishments: Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Under the Sun in Boulder, the Vine Street Pub & Brewery in Denver and Longs Peak Pub in Longmont will be hosting their month long celebration of all things dark and roasty and toasty. You’ll find at least 12 different stouts on tap at each location at all times with new ones appearing almost daily.

Future Events

  • February 8 – New Belgium’s Lost in the Woods (Tickets)
  • February 13 – River North Third Birthday (Info)
  • February 14 – First Annual BEERD Event @ Lucky Pie LoDo (Info Coming Soon)
  • February 15  – Indicard Ski Bus Series: Keystone Bound (Tickets)
  • February 19  – The McNichols Project (Tickets)
  • 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.