Weekend off the Wagon: May 7th – 10th

flower in a glass at the big wonderful outdoor market

Image credit: TheBigWonderful

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Thursday, May 7

‘Twin Sisters’ Double IPA Release

Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont

For as long as people have inhabited Colorado’s Front Range, the Twin Sisters Peaks have had a strong impact on our sensibilities. Make the trek up the 11,428’ peaks for breathtaking views, or enjoy them from afar here at the brewery. As an expression of admiration, the team at Left Hand crafted Twin Sisters Double IPA. This is no ale of singular dimension, for double doesn’t just mean double the hops, but double the malt in our book. The balance between these two siblings brings a complexity and depth far too often overlooked. The Left Hand taphouse opens at noon!

Bayou Beer Dinner

Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 E. 35th Ave.

The Park Hill Golf Club in partnership with Station 26 Brewing is hosting a five-course bayou beer dinner from 6-8 p.m.! Each meal will be paired with a different Station 26 beer. Tickets are already sold out for this event.

Friday, May 8

The GrowHaus Presents: También Pop Up Dinner

The GrowHaus, 4751 York St.

También is a monthly donation-based membership club in support of The GrowHaus. The GrowHaus will be hosting a dinner for their También membership group from 6-10 p.m. at their indoor non-profit farm. This pop-up three course dinner is an opportunity for guests to experience some of Denver’s best restaurants and partake in Denver’s local booze while benefiting an awesome local non-profit. All proceeds directly benefit The GrowHaus’ program of greatest need. The dinner is offered as a benefit to our También members and is the chance for new members to join. You can still sign up to become a member, but tickets for this event have already sold out! For También information, click here:http://www.thegrowhaus.org/tambien/

‘Beet Cancer’ Release

300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave. Unit C, Longmont

The craft beer industry and Longmont community experienced a great loss when Mark Lusher (co-founder of 300 Suns) passed away in early April due to complications with bone cancer. In tribute of Mark and to benefit Mark’s family, the Longmont craft beer community (Left Hand, 300 Suns, Grossen Bart, Oskar Blues, Pumphouse and Shoes & Brews) has come together to create a collaboration beet saison titled, “Beet Cancer”. The beer will be first released at 300 Suns Brewing on Friday at 5 p.m., and in the Left Hand Brewing Tasting Room on Monday, May 11 at noon.

Mother’s Day  Celebration @ Spangalang

Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St.

The guys at Spangalang are welcoming you to come try the new D Train IPA (6.5% ABV), treat mom to a free 10oz IPA or Belgian table beer and enjoy some free Welton St. Cafe wings (while they last!). Party starts at noon, and the free pour for mom is also good on Sunday, too!

Saturday, May 9

TheBigWonderful w/ Jon Wayne and The Pain + The Workshy + Hamhock + A-Mac DZ

TheBigWonderful, 2600 Lawrence St.

Couldn’t make it to the opening day of TheBigWonderful this past Saturday? No worries, the family-friendly block party pops off every Saturday from noon to 7:30 p.m.! This weekend, listen to the sweet, sweet tunes of Jon Wayne and The Pain, The Workshy, Hamhock and A-Maz DZ!

Declare War on Cancer

Declaration Brewing, 2030 S. Cherokee St.

The folks of Declaration Brewing are holding a fundraiser to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) from 2-8 p.m. Make a voluntary $20 donation and receive two drink coupons to use for any of their beers. All donations go directly to the Woman of the Year Campaign for LLS. Expect hourly door prizes, a DJ, games and more!

Jake’s Brew Bar Crawfish Boil 2.0

Jake’s Brew Bar, 2540 W. Main St., Littleton

Crawfish, bluegrass and Abita Beer Strawberry! It’s the second coming of the crawfish boil at Jake’s Brew Bar this Saturday starting at 3 p.m.! The guys from Rolling Smoke BBQ will be rollin’ in again with some mud bugs and plenty of other tasty grub. Bitter Green will be providing the bluegrass, too. Want some of that Abita Strawberry Harvest? Well, they only have two quarter barrels of it, so better get some before it’s gone!

Berkeley Beer & Spirits Mini Fest

Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St.

Local 46, Tennyson Berkeley Business Association and Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market are partnering up and creating an awesome new addition to the already hugely successful Horseshoe Market! The Berkeley Beer & Spirits Mini Fest is the “after party” to the market, held right across the street in the Local 46 parking lot. Ticket sales to enter the tasting area will benefit the Tennyson Berkeley Business Association (TBBA). Look for great local craft brewers and distillers like Upslope Brewing Company, Ratio Beerworks, Avery Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co., River North Brewery, our new coming neighbors Call to Arms Brewing Company, Laws Whiskey House, Peak Spirits, Peach Street Distillers, Mile High Spirits – Fireside, Elevate, Peg Leg, Denver Dry Gin and more!

Sunday, May 10 (Happy Mother’s Day!)

Moms ‘Bowl for Brunch’ @ Punch Bowl

Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway

Every Mom at Punch Bowl Social gets one shot at bowling a strike and if she gets one, her brunch is free. No matter the bowling skills, all moms will enjoy a complimentary mimosa upon arrival. The over-the-top brunch buffet will be available from 8-3 p.m. Adult price is $29.99, kids 6-12 are $10 and kids under 6 are free. Other games to enjoy include skee ball, ping pong, retro arcade games, shuffle board, corn hole and darts. Call 303-765-2695 or visit Open Table for reservations.

Mother’s Day @ Stout Street Social

Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout St.

This Mother’s Day bring mom downtown to Stout Street Social and start with a complimentary mimosa for her. Special brunch features include crab benedict, petite filet and ambrosia salad–just like mom used to make. Pair your brunch eats with the Breckenridge Bloody (chili-infused Breckenridge vodka, house made sangria mix and fresh cilantro) or the Bloody Bay (Pearl cucumber vodka, old bay spicy bloody mix and a fresh-shucked oyster.) Call 720-214-9100 for reservations.

Mother’s Day @ Session Kitchen

Session Kitchen, 1518 S. Pearl St.

Stop by Session Kitchen for Mother’s Day Brunch between 10-3 p.m. On the beverage side, Session Kitchen is now offering a create-your-own mimosa with a selection of three bubbles (Spanish, French, and Italian) and includes a choice of three juices: orange, grapefruit and cranberry with two additional seasonal rotating flavors. Prices range from $25-$35/bottle. Call 720.763.3387 for reservations.

Mother’s Day @ Humboldt

Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine, 1700 Humboldt St.

The brunches at Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine in Uptown are always weekend must-dos, and on Mother’s Day the seafood and steak experts turn it up a notch. The brunch stars this year include homemade breakfast pastries, Humboldt’s variations on the classic Benedicts, fresh seafood options, the signature Humboldt Raw Bar, and don’t forget–fresh oysters (including premium selections) for a dollar all day. Moms can wash it all down with a choice from the fun craft cocktail menu, or enjoy a complimentary Humboldt Mimosa.

Mother’s Day @ Blackbelly Market

Blackbelly Market, 1606 Conestoga #3, Boulder

Take a trip to the farm without leaving the city. Moms who dine at Blackbelly Market on Mother’s Day will enjoy a complimentary Prosecco cocktail to accompany the fresh and local farm-inspired dishes served at the East Boulder hotspot.

Mother’s Day @ Zengo

Zengo, 1610 Little Raven St.

On Mother’s Day, take Mom out to Zengo  where they will boast a Bottomless Mother’s Day Brunch–let her indulge at the Build Your Own Bloody Bar (Maria or Mary) with over 30 fixings to make it to her liking. $35 per guest includes unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails, and each mom will receive a Mother’s Day Chrysanthemum to plant. Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 9:30-2:30 p.m. A taste of what’s on the menu: chorizo benedict, spicy tuna roll, shrimp vegetable potstickers, bacon fried rice, and much more! Reservations are recommended, call 720-904-0965.

Moms are RAD @ Factotum

Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St.

From noon until 8 p.m., spoil your rad mom at Factotum Brewhouse! Moms get the friends and family discount on all beverages, so let your bartender know that you’re a rad mom to get in on the special!

Future Events

  • May 11-17 – American Craft Beer Week (Info)
  • May 12 – Beer and Bites Blind Pairing (Tickets)
  • May 13 – DBC Princess Yum Yum Release Party (Info)
  • May 13 – Cervezas y Empanadas @ Former Future (Info)
  • May 13 – Crooked Stave Batch #50 & Blueberry Petite Sour Release (Info)
  • May 15 – The Whiskey Throwdown, Doughnut Showdown (Tickets)
  • May 16 – Second Anniversary Bash @ Odyssey Beerwerks (Info)
  • May 16 – Brewery Boot Camp @ Factotum (Info)
  • May 16 – Crooked Stave Presents Acorn Doughnuts & Artisan Ales (Info)
  • May 16 – Vigil’s Reserve Bomber Release Party (Info)
  • May 16-17 – Chardonnay Vertical Tasting (Info)
  • May 16-17 – Beer Brunch @ Lou’s Food Bar (Info)
  • May 24 – Brews & Views (Info)
  • May 24 – Festival of Brew Pubs (Tickets)
  • June 6 – Colorado Craft Roundup (Tickets)
  • June 6 – Sanitas Fest ’15 (Tickets)
  • June 7 – Wings & Whiskey 2015 (Info)
  • June 11 – Denver Botanic Gardens’ 2015 Unwind (Info)
  • June 20 – TRVE Brewing Third Anniversary Bacchanal (Tickets go on sale FRIDAY)
  • June 26-28 – Colorado Brewers’ Festival (Tickets)
  • June 27 – Brews & Bites (Tickets)
  • June 16 – Beats on the Creek @ Coohills Returns (Info)
  • 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.