Weekend off the Wagon: May 28th – 31st


(Photo credit: Oskar Blue's)

(Photo credit: Oskar Blue’s)

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Thursday, May 28

Commuter Community Hour w/ Bike Denver 

The Kitchen Next Door, 1701 Wynkoop St.

From 4-7 p.m., Bike Denver and Elevation Cycles have partnered up to bring you a Commuter Community Hour at The Kitchen Next Door. Either bring in your bike lock key, a helmet or wear gear from Elevation Cycles and enjoy $2 Odell beer! All proceeds will go to Bike Denver.

Freshcraft Presents: Bruery Terreux! Tap Takeover

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St.

Bruery Terreux, the newly formed brand from The Bruery, is partnering with Freshcraft to launch their Colorado debut! From 7-11:30 p.m., enjoy five select farmhouse-style ales from Brery Terreux along with three from The Bruery. Be there or be supremely lame! Checkout the event Facebook page to see the tap offerings.

Beer and Cheese w/ Renegade Brewing

Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave.

Join Denver Bicycle Cafe for a beer and cheese pairing featuring gourmet cheeses hand-picked to match a selection of four beers Renegade Brewing Company. Pair four 5 oz craft beer pours with four different cheeses while discussing and learning from our cheese expert, Devin of Whole Foods Market. $20 pre-sale tickets, $25 day-of, available in person or online here.

Friday, May 29

Copper Hopper IPA Tap Release

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

If you’ve loved CKBC long time, you’ll know why you should be excited that the Copper Hopper IPA is back. This traditional American IPA has a bold flavor with notes of orange rind and pine, giving it the perfect for the style. Tony Guacamole Food Truck will be there serving up awesome nachos and burritos, too! Tapping starts at noon.

TAXI Pøøl Party Season Launch

TAXI, 3457 Ringsby Ct.

The folks at TAXI and The Source are ready to kick off the summer with you – especially now that we can actually see the sun consistently. Join them from 5-8 p.m. for the launch of the TAXI Pøøl Party Season at TAXI. For $10, enjoy sounds from Weird Touch, free beer and cocktails from The Proper Pour and RiNo Yacht Club, some grub and shenanigans abound!

Barrel Thief Release @ Odell

Odell Brewing Company, 800 E. Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins

Join Odell Brewing in the tap room this weekend and celebrate the release of Barrel Thief, and Imperial IPA aged in oak barrels. They will also have live music on Sunday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Crom Comedy Fest – Double Header!

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

Ratio Comedy is combining forces with the Crom Comedy Festival to bring you a special Friday night double header comedy show featuring comedians from all across the US all for free! Expect secret headliners to drop in, too, so come party it up with Ratio Beerworks! Check out the event Facebook page to see the comedy lineup at 8 p.m. and the other one at 10 p.m.!

Saturday, May 30

Arvada Distillery Grand Opening – Rado Distilling

Rado Distilling, 5405 W. 56th Ave., Unit C, Arvada

Rado Distilling specializes in Colorado beet spirits. These spirits are made from a distilling process similar to that used for rum. However, what makes Rado special is that their main sugar source is 100 percent Colorado-grown sugar beets and gives their flavorful spirits a uniquely Colorado taste. In order to introduce you to their amazing and unique spirits, Rado is having a grand opening party from 11-10 p.m. with live music, food trucks and plenty of cocktails!

Burning CAN ExtravaCANza!

Bohn Park, 219 2nd Ave., Lyons

Come join everyone at Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning CAN ExtravCANza! This is the country’s first “active” beer fest with live music and outdoor sport competitions including the Beer Relay. Featuring 50+ of the country’s top breweries, Burning CAN is a celebration of craft beer in a can and the adventurous lifestyle. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

Crawfish Boil 2015

The Pub on Pearl, 1101 S. Pearl St.

All of the crawfish! Join the folks at The Pub on Pearl for another crawfish boil this season starting at 11 a.m.! Ticket sales for the boil have ended, but there will still be some limited sales happening the day of the event, so get there early if you haven’t secured yours yet! Entertainment will be provided by the Delta Sonics. If you already bought your tickets, bring your ID and PayPal email address to verify your tickets at the venue. Crawfish will be served at 1 p.m.

TheBigWonderful w/ The Drunken Hearts, Old Town Pickers, The Deer Run Drifters and Cosmic Mesa

TheBigWonderful, 2600 Lawrence St.

Rain or shine, it’s time for another TheBigWonderful Saturday! From noon to 7:30 p.m., enjoy this weekend’s free block party with live music, craft beer and cocktails, farm-fresh food trucks, eclectic artisan vendors, outdoor games, an on-site dog park and more!

One Year Anniversary @ Broken Compass

Broken Compass Brewing, 68 Continental CT., Breckenridge

The folks at Broken Compass Brewing Co. will throwdown for their first anniversary with a pig roast with all the fixin’s and hopefully a ukelele band – yes, you read correctly. They’ll also have several new releases including their Coconut Porter aged in Breck Distillery Rum barrels, the first barrel in their Breck Distillery Bourbon Barrel aged series, a small batch (five gallon) Imperial Stout and maybe some other barrel aged stuff if it’s ready.

Base Coat Nail Salon Grand Opening

Base Coat Nail Salon, 3244 Navajo St.

To reintroduce themselves to the community, these wonderful folks invite you to the official Base Coat Nail Salon grand opening. Join them this Saturday from 6-9 p.m. for a very special evening for you! Vaux Vintage will be kicking off the first of many pop-ups, showing off their newest collection of summer dresses, silks, shorts, sandals, and accessories. Drink and be merry with The Proper Pour serving choice wine and delectable mini-dishes from Black Eye Coffee Shop with music from DJ Simone Says. Rory Joyner will be offering 10 minute Tarot readings and Mini Mani’s both complimentary on first come, first served basis.

Coda One Year Anniversary Party

Coda Brewing Co., 2101 N. Ursula Ct., Aurora

Coda has made it with flying colors! Join the party people from Coda Brewing Co. to help them in celebrating their one year anniversary party starting at noon. They have three bands scheduled throughout the day. They are also tapping multiple surprises throughout day, including sours and Brett beers. You don’t want to miss out on this party!

Front Range Rally 2015

Loveland Food Share, 2600 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland

The Front Range Rally 2015 is a returning festival celebrating Colorado’s rich culture of craft brewing and the emergence of a growing cadre of quality mobile food vendors. The two certainly go hand-in-hand and are a logical choice to support the work of Food Bank for Larimer County. Last year, 40 craft breweries and 10 food vendors served up an amazing array of unique food and fantastic beer. If you were there, you know what a blast it was. With 50 craft breweries and 12 food trucks, the promoters are working to make it even better this year. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the festival go directly to Food Bank for Larimer County, too! Get your tickets here.

Sunday, May 31

bRUNch @ Central Bistro

Central Bistro and Bar, 1691 Central St.

We all love to get inspired when we run. Central Bistro will inspire you to run really hard on Sunday with bRUNch Denver! Just like a chef, runners are looking for the best ingredients to make their body’s perform well. bRUNch Denver can guarantee that you will leave feeling nourished and satisfied. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. as always and runners leave at 9:30 a.m. Check out the brunch menu and get your tickets here!

Crom Comedy Fest – Cromaganda!

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

Propaganda! A Comedy Show and Crom Comedy Festival have had sexual intercourse and birthed a love child called Cromaganda! that manifests itself as an alternative comedy show in the back of a craft brewery, because Denver. Come out and see seven killer out-of-town comedians that started from the bottom and now they’re here. Don’t go chasing waterfalls, and don’t put on the red light. Just make your way to Ratio Beerworks for one of the final shows of the festival weekend. And don’t forget, this show is free.99!

Future Events

  • June 6 – Applejack BrewDown (Tickets)
  • June 6 – Colorado Craft Roundup (Tickets)
  • June 6 – Sanitas Fest ’15 (Tickets)
  • June 6 – The Brew Hut’s 20th Anniversary Party (Info)
  • June 7 – Wings & Whiskey 2015 (Info)
  • June 11 – Denver Botanic Gardens’ 2015 Unwind (Info)
  • June 13 – Great Divide 21st Anniversary Party (Tickets)
  • June 13 – Illegal Pete’s South Broadway 2nd Anniversary (Info)
  • June 13 – Dining Al Fresco w/ Corridor 44 (Info)
  • June 16 – LoDo Bites (Tickets)
  • June 20 – TRVE Brewing Third Anniversary Bacchanal (Tickets)
  • June 25 – Bourbon & Cigar Dinner @ Hodson’s (Info)
  • June 26-28 – Colorado Brewers’ Festival (Tickets)
  • June 27 & 28 – Denver Flea (Info)
  • June 27 – Brews & Bites (Tickets)
  • June 16 – Beats on the Creek @ Coohills Returns (Info)
  • July 3 – 25th Anniversary Cherry Creek Arts Festival VIP (Tickets)
  • July 11 – Colorado Brewers Rendezvous (Tickets)
  • July 18 – Breckenridge Brewery’s 25th Anniversary Hootenanny (Tickets)
  • July 23 & 30 – Cycle-In Cinema on Platte (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.