Weekend off the Wagon: Apr. 9th – 12th

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(Image credit: Freshcraft & Ballast Point Brewing)

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Thursday, April 9

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin Tapping

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St.

The folks at Freshcraft were fortunate enough to get a limited keg of the sought after Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point and they want to share it with you! They’ll also be giving away  some Ballast Point glassware to a few lucky guests and brewery reps will be on hand! Tapping starts at 7 p.m.

April Showers at Beryl’s: 2nd Week Tapping 

Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120-C Blake St.

It’s still April Showers at Beryl’s, so be prepared for something majorly delicious to be tapped at 1 p.m. today! Check the Facebook event page to be kept up-to-date on the deets!

Spangalang Brewery Grand Opening

Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St.

The wait is over! Starting at noon today, visit the newest kids on the block at the former Five Points Denver Motor Vehicles office and say hi! Spangalang was founded by former Great Divide head brewer Taylor Rees and beer makers Austin Wiley and Darren Boyd.

Gin Barrel Aged Treeline IPA Tapping

Wild Woods Brewery, 5460 Conestoga Ct., Boulder

Treeline IPA is a year-round beer conditioned with juniper berries, so aging it in freshly emptied Roundhouse Spirits gin barrels is quite a lovely marriage. Join the folks of Wild Woods Brewery in Boulder to get another chance at this delicious brew!

Friday, April 10

Lucky Pie Opening Day Pig Roast

Lucky Pie Lodo, 1610 16th St.

This year Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House and Epic Brewing Company will be coming together to root, root, root for the Colorado Rockies! Join them on Friday as they party on their huge patio with their delicious little friend from Tender Belly and drink some of Epic Brewing’s brand spankin’ new cans! Party starts at 11 a.m.!

Rockies Opening Day – Factotum Brewhouse 

Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St.

Did you know that Coors Field is only a 10 minute bike ride (or a 20 minute walk) from Factotum Brewhouse? Start your Opening Day festivities in the beautiful Sunnyside neighborhood with early craft brews, Big O’s BBQ truck and live music from members of James and The Devil before the big game. We’ll be leading a fun group of cyclists to the Rockies game around 1:30 p.m. if you want to join in the Purple Parade! The revelry will be starting at 9 a.m.!

Epic Tap Takeover at Sunnyside Burger Bar

Sunnyside Burger Bar, 3759 Lipan St.

Join Sunnyside Burger Bar and Epic for an Epic Opening Day event! Great Epic beer all-day long along with the chance to win your own Rockies tickets starting at 10 a.m.! Ticket giveaway is at 1:15 p.m. and the DJ will be dropping tunes at 5 p.m.

“Cut of Your Jib” Release at Grandma’s House

Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway

Starting at 6 p.m., join the folks of Grandma’s House when they tap Cut of Your Jib, the first sake beer produced in Colorado! Produced in collaboration with the sake party people from Gaijin 24886 , this beer combines the crisp flavor and subdued hop presence of a Munich Helles and the light fruit and dryness of a ginjo sake. They love the cut of this beer’s jib and they think you will too.

DAM Uncorked 

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave.

The Uncorked Wine Tasting is a unique opportunity to taste wines from all over the world while supporting the Denver Art Museum. The Wine Tasting will feature over 300 wines that will be accompanied by delicious fare from Kevin Taylor Catering, and there will also be fantastic items included in this year’s silent auction. This event occurs both Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

Falling Rock + Odell Brewing Celebrate Opening Day Weekend

Falling Rock Taphouse, 1919 Blake St.

Join the folks of Falling Rock as they welcome the Colorado Rockies back to Coors Field for the 2015 baseball season! Odell Brewing will be partying with them in the parking lot again, so stop by and say hi, talk to their crew and get a pint of Easy Street Wheat, 90 Shilling, Myrcenary, Odell IPA, Runoff Red IPA or Tree Shaker! Party starts at 10 a.m.!

Saturday, April 11

Cottonwood Institute’s Annual Base Camp Bash 

RedLine Art Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St.

The fine folks of the Cottonwood Institute are excited to celebrate their 10th annual Base Camp Bash benefit on Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at RedLine Art Gallery. The Base Camp Bash is their main fundraising event and annual excuse to get together, have fun, eat local food from Snooze, local beer from Great Divide, drink great wine, enjoy live music and bid on fabulous silent auction items, trips, unique experiences and date nights. The Base Camp Bash helps raise the critical funds they need each year to connect students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their schools, the community, and the environment for future generations.

Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival 

Ridge Street, Downtown Breckenridge

The 9th Annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the premiere spring events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 30 breweries for tastings, free live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors. All of which taking place on Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains! Enjoy a weekend of skiing and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries and other breweries from around the world! Event begins at noon and there’s still time to buy tickets!

CAUTION Brewery Rock-Out

CAUTION: Brewing Co., 1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60, Lakewood

Do you love beer, rock music and beautiful people? Of course you do. Rock-Out with CAUTION starting at 7 pm.! Signs and Signals will be sharing the stage with Redline Alchemy to bring your hand-crafted rock and funk. Don’t forget to come thirsty, because Caution has tons of great brews. Best of all, the music is free. Because you deserve it.

Saison & Farmhouse Invitational

Trinity Brewing, 1466 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs

The people of Trinity Brewing bring you, once again, the annual celebration of a rustic ‘farm-born’ Belgian beer. Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., lavish Saisons and farmhouse ales at the Saison & Farmhouse Invitational. Tickets have already sold out, you guys! Stay tuned for next year’s festivities and be ready to pounce on some sought after tickets!

Boulder Running Company – Cherry Creek Anniversary Party

Boulder Running Company, 2500 E. 1st Ave.

The folks of bRUNch Running love their friends over at Boulder Running Company Cherry Creek! On Saturday, they will be celebrating their first year anniversary with a bRUNch preview at the store! Runners will meet at the store at 9 a.m. for a fun run with 5K and 10K routes available to choose from. Group run starts at 9:15 a.m. After your run, enjoy small bites, Bloody Marys from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and The Real Dill and beer from Renegade Brewing Company and much, much more. Plus you will have the chance to win things! This event is free to attend. All they ask is that you make a $1 – $10 donation to Metro CareRing, their Denver non-profit partner.

Antidote IPA Release Party 

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

The folks of Ratio Beerworks are excited to announce the release of Antidote on Saturday starting at noon! Live music will start at 6 p.m. with Chad Price followed by a special acoustic performance by The Gamits. Matt’s Snack Shack will be out serving up wings, grilled cheese and more!

Crawfish Boil for Rockies Opening Weekend 

Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St.

Stop by Mile High Spirits for some of the finest cocktails in Denver and some mudbugs before heading over to Coors Field starting at 1 p.m.! They’ll also have their full BBQ lineup and Mestizos Food Truck will be serving up their incredible Mexican fare outside. This is going to be a killer party folks, don’t miss out on the sweet summer vibes!

Sunday, April 12

bRUNch Running @ Lou’s Food Bar 

Lou’s Food Bar, 1851 W 38th Ave.

bRUNch is back! Join us for the launch of our third season at Lou’s Food Bar. Sink into comfort of great food after sweating it out on your 5 or 10K run. Run leaves at 9:30 a.m. Get all your info here! 

April Bluegrass Brunch 

Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave.

As your brunch and bluegrass haven, Station 26 is at it again. Join the folks of the Station for beer, music from Cosmic mesa, donuts from Glazed & Confused and barbecue from Rolling Smoke starting at 11 a.m.!

Future Events

  • April 13-19 – DSTILL (Info)
  • April 17 – Denver FLEAk Kick Off Party (Tickets)
  • April 18 – Spring Denver Flea (Info)
  • April 25 – BrüFrou: craft beer + culinary pairings (Tickets)
  • April 25 – Oyster & Stout Festival (Tickets)
  • April 26 – Led Zeppelin Dinner @ Beast + Bottle (Info)
  • April 26 – Shoes & Brews (Info)
  • May 2 – South Denver Beer Festival (Tickets)
  • May 2 – TheBigWonderful Opening Day (Info)
  • June 7 – Wings & Whiskey 2015 (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.