Weekend off the Wagon: Apr. 23rd – 26th

(Photo credit: Comrade Brewing)

(Photo credit: Comrade Brewing)

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Partly Cloudy
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(Edited April 24, 2015 – Added new Future Event)

Thursday, April 23

Local 46 Third Anniversary and Ratio Beerworks Tap Takeover 

Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St.

Join the team at Local 46 for Ratio Beerworks’ very FIRST flagship beer lineup tap takeover! There will also be karaoke and fun giveaways all night long starting at 7 p.m.! Don’t miss out on this epic shindig!

April Showers at Beryl’s: 4th Week Tapping!

Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120-C Blake St.

Finally, some warmer weather again, but stay tuned for clouds (and some possible rain) later! Perfect for Beryl‘s final April Showers tapping today! The folks over there will be tapping their brand-spankin’ new brew at 1 p.m.! Join the Facebook event to stay up-to-date on all of the tasty details!

Copper Kettle Celebration of Four Years (All Weekend)

Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S. Valentia St. Suite 100

The fine folks of Copper Kettle have been churning out amazing beers for the past four years now, isn’t that crazy?! Time goes by so quickly. They want to celebrate by showing their love for those of you who have showed your support… with beer and good times! From today until Sunday, expect a new reason to check them out everyday this weekend for the festivities. Starting today, they will release their fan favorite firkins from the last year including: Watermelon Helles, 12 Hops IPA and Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Check out the rest of the weekend lineup here!

Meet the Brewer – Station 26

Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E 17th Ave.

Station 26 Brewing Co.‘s Brewer is coming by Denver Bicycle Café at 7 p.m. to talk about making award winning beer. Please be advised that this means you will also be sampling free beer. You’d be silly to miss out on this one-on-one time!

Friday, April 24

Meet the Distiller – Feisty Spirits

Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, 534 E. Colfax Ave.

From 6-8 p.m., meet David the head distiller of Feisty Spirits at Cheeky Monk! There will be giveaways and a complimentary drink made with Feisty Spirits whiskey, too!

Colorado Craft For A Cause

Posner Center for International Development, 1031 33rd St.

Seven recognized Colorado homebrewers are coming together in the heart of the RiNo Art District to pour their delicious creations and help raise money for an amazing cause. Sip great beer, sign up for silent auction goodies from around RiNo, and learn how you can support mental wellbeing in Myanmar. Proceeds from the event will benefit Denver-based NGO SalusWorld, dedicated to the well-being of individuals and communities recovering from conflict and emergencies through innovative mental health interventions. Tickets at: www.salusworld.org. Show your support for SalusWorld by being a brewer or taking part in the silent auction! For more information contact Gwen Vogel at gvogel@salusworld.org.

Cool Lime Lager Bomber Release in the Canoe Room

Dry Dock – North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora

The Cool Lime Lager is back; this time in 22-ounce bombers! North Dock will release this beer at the Canoe Room at 7 p.m. where it will be on draft and available for sale in bombers. This beer will be on tap at South Dock beginning the first week of May.

Saturday, April 25

Oyster & Stout Festival – Oysters, Beer & The Naked CowboyDenver Beer Company, 1695 Platte St.

Denver Beer Co, Seattle Fish Co. and the Blue Island Oyster Company have teamed up to brew a delicious oyster stout. It was brewed with live Naked Cowboy oysters from the Blue Island Oyster Company. From 1-5 p.m., they will be pairing this briny brew with oysters from both coasts at their Platte St Taproom. In attendance will be oyster farmers from the east coast and the west coast as well as the namesake of the oysters we brewed with, the Naked Cowboy himself. Shucking Competition will occur at 3 p.m.!

BrüFrou – craft beer + culinary pairings

Wings Over the Rockies Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd #1

There are few events that match BrüFrou in its dedication to pairing well-made beers with quality food ingredients, but that’s what this event in particular is all about! There are two BrüFrou sessions, from 1-4 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. New this year are two huge elements: an outdoor BrüFaire of all-local artisan food vendors that’s free and open to the public from noon to 7 p.m.; and TastyTålks, a separate, pre-tasting expert forum covering such subjects as whole-animal butchery and pairing philosophies.

Comrade’s First Anniversary!Comrade Brewing Company, 7667 E. Iliff Ave. Suite F

Join the party people of Comrade Brewing as they celebrate their first year anniversary! They’ll be pouring from 20 taps, including saved kegs of: Eisenhower American Strong Golden, Leroy American Brown, Red Dawn American Red and Quit Stalin Russian Imperial Stout! Also making a debut, their barrel-aged beers: Whiskey Barrel Aged Man Oar-Board Scotch Ale and Bourbon Barrel Aged Quit Stalin Russian Imperial Stout. Growler fills are available for all the beers. Basic Kneads Pizza will be here for any sustenance needs. They can’t wait to celebrate with you all!

Sunday, April 26

Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti” Dinner 

Beast + Bottle, 719 E. 17th Ave.

It’s the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s classic double-album “Physical Graffiti,” and at Beast + Bottle, that’s reason to celebrate. Join them for a four-course meal that will be sure to delight the tastebuds and ears of Led Zeppelin fans. The dinner is $56, and wine pairings are an additional $21. Reservations can be made by calling 303-623-3223.

Insula multos Collibus Release Party

Avery Brewing Co., 4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder

No. 27 in Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series and coming in at 9.7 percent ABV, the release of Insula multos Collibus is not something you should miss. They used their house Brett (Drie) for secondary fermentation and their house pediococcus and lactobacillus for souring to produce the cleanest sour beer they could to give the barrels center stage! The result was a dark red, strong sour beer that they aged in fresh Bourbon barrels for nine months and fermented with cherries. To celebrate, Avery will be throwing a four-course dinner paired with four beers. For more information on how you can celebrate or get your hands on this brew, check out their Facebook event page!

Shoes & Brews with bRUNch

Shoes & Brews, 63 S. Pratt Pkwy Unit B, Longmont

bRUNch is back starting April 26th! To start their northern Colorado season, they are hosting a joint Boulder and Fort Collins event in Longmont at Shoes & Brews. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the group will leave at 9:30 for the run. Get $10 off your ticket with discount code “AC.

bRUNch Running @ Jezebels (Denver)

Jezebels Southern Bistro, 3239 Vallejo St.

Never fear, Denver bRUNchers! Jezebels Southern Bistro is graciously hosting this Sunday’s 5k and 10k run (with hills included). Check out the after-run menu and get your tickets now! As always, check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the group will leave at 9:30 for the run.

Future Events

  • April 28 – Gregory Perrucci of Racemi Wines of Puglia @ LoHi SteakBar (Info)
  • April 28 – Spirit & Beer Dinner 2015 @ Russell’s Smoke House (Call (720) 524-8050 for Reservations!)
  • April 29 – Creative Whisky Company Evening @ Coohills (Email events@coohills.com for Reservations!)
  • April 30 – Beer and Cheese @ Denver Bicycle Cafe (Tickets)
  • May 2 – South Denver Beer Festival (Tickets)
  • May 2 – TheBigWonderful Opening Day (Info)
  • May 8 – The GrowHaus Presents: También Pop Up Dinner (Tickets)
  • May 15 – The Whiskey Throwdown, Doughnut Showdown (Tickets)
  • May 16-17 – Beer Brunch @ Lou’s Food Bar (Info)
  • May 24 – Brews & Views (Info)
  • June 7 – Wings & Whiskey 2015 (Info)
  • June 27 – Brews & Bites (Tickets)
  • August 1 –  2015 Denver Beer Olympics (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.