Weekend off the Wagon: June 4th – 7th

Applejack Brewdown beer fest and block party poster 2015

(Image credit: Imbibe Denver)

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Thursday, June 4

Beryl’s and Blues Presented by Rex Peoples & X Factr

Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120-C Blake St.

Join the folks over at Beryl’s Thursday for their second #BerylsandBlues Open Mic Night presented by Rex Peoples & X Factr! Every other Thursday, Rex will be featuring some premiere blues artists out of Colorado! You won’t want to miss this! What’s more perfect then sipping at your favorite Beryl’s beer while enjoying some blues? Fun starts at 7 p.m.

Charc Bites

TAXI – Drive Two, 4th Floor, 3455 Ringsby Ct.

As a part of Denver’s inaugural Charc Week, restaurants and local breweries will join forces for Charc Bites, a charcuterie-focused cocktail party. Each chef will serve tasty bites and there will be craft beer and cocktails. Tickets are $45 per person and VIP tickets, which include early entry at 5 p.m., are $55.

Friday, June 5

June First Friday @ Mockery

Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St.

Mockery Brewing is hosting Leaded for June’s First Friday! As an instrumental ensemble, a strong rhythm section of electric bass and drums carries the music, highlighted by traversing melodies of vibraphone and electric guitar. They will have 12 beers on tap and are open 2pm-11pm. Join in on the fun!

Firkin Friday – Pineapple Pale @ Dry Dock South

Dry Dock Brewing – South Dock, 15120 E. Hampden Ave.

Every Friday, South Dock taps a firkin at 3 p.m. This week’s Pineapple Pale Friday firkin was created by Dry Dock’s awesome bar staff. Get it while you can!

Yak & Yeti Pro-Am Beer Release

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub, 7802 Ralston Rd., Arvada

The team at Yak & Yeti will be releasing their raspberry lemon summer ale at 4 p.m. at their Arvada location. The summer ale is a Hefeweizen with lemon peel and raspberries brewed with Troy Leck from Colorado Springs and comes in at 5.1 percent ABV.

Anchor Brewing Exclusive WoB Tapping

World of Beer – LoDo, 1555 Blake St.

America’s first craft brewery Anchor Brewing Company brewed a beer just for World of Beer! A California Uncommon Kolsch-style Ale with Meyer Lemons. WOB will be tapping this exclusive beer that you can only get at a World of Beer Tavern or the brewery, and will be featuring other delicious offerings from Anchor Brewing as well! Fun starts at 5 p.m.!

June First Friday @ The infinite Monkey Theorem

Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St.

Join Infinite Monkey Theorem for a First Friday throw down featuring their friends from Larkburger. $5 cans of vino/cider, $5 burger and fries and jams from Foxfeather. The lovely Ashley Joon will also be doing a live painting and featuring her art throughout the winery for the entire month.

Saturday, June 6

Applejack BrewDown 

Applejack Wine and Spirits, 3400 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge

Come out and enjoy beers, lawn games, music and sun–all for a good cause! Local food trucks, breweries and music will be converging for Applejack’s first beer festival. With unlimited beer tastings from 30 different breweries, a tasting glass, and a $10 gift card to Applejack, this will be an event you won’t want to miss! Imbibe, Denver Active 20-30 and Applejack Wine & Spirits are teaming up to bring Denver this unique festival to raise money for local disadvantaged children–all at a reasonable price. Get your tickets here!

Colorado Craft Roundup 

Crist Park, 5th St., Frederick

Yee-Haw! The second annual Colorado Craft Beer Round Up is set to bring you the best of local Colorado breweries and cideries all in one corral! Throw on your boots for over 25 breweries in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick starting at 3 p.m. Might we mention there will also be a mechanical bull? Yeah. We know you’re hooked now.

Sanitas Fest ’15 

Sanitas Taproom, 3550 Frontier Ave., Unit A, Boulder

The Sanitas Fest promises to bring together a blend of local music including but not limited to: The Hop Pickers, Groundscore, DJ DugE, Nate Hrivnak, Jaden Carlson Band, Coal Creek with Luke Bulla and headlining is EUFORQUESRA. There will be loads of activities, yard games, the hippest food trucks and of course delicious Sanitas beer! Tickets are still available and can be ordered in the tao room or here. The Fest is from 1:30-10 p.m.

The Brew Hut’s 20th Anniversary Party

The Brew Hut, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora

The shop that founded Dry Dock Brewing Company back in 2005 is turning 20, you guys! Join the Brew Hut team as they celebrate all that they’ve brought to the craft beer industry through education, supplies and starting other great breweries. From 11-3 p.m, The Brew Hut’s 20th Anniversary Party will showcase beers brewed by employees, allow guests to bring in their own homebrews and release their anniversary Mandarina Pale Ale served by Dry Dock.

Brewery Boot Camp @ Ratio 

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

Boot camp at a brewery, you say? Here’s what’s included: an hour long boot camp starting at 11 a.m. ran by a certified personal trainer, so you know it’s legit. The folks at Ratio will be working out with a diverse selection of beer related equipment to ensure a fun and totally unique way to start your weekend! Think kegs, grain bags, bar stools, cans filled with concrete… After your invigorating workout you will be rewarded with a VIP tour of the brewery and one of Ratio Beerworks’ amazing beers.

First Annual Crawfish Boil @ World of Beer

World of Beer – LoDo, 1555 Blake St. Unit 102

On Saturday, the World of Beer family invites you to join them for their first annual crawfish boil. Mhmm–they’re even flying those crawdads overnight from Louisiana for your eating pleasure. Chef Nate will start at 11 a.m. and will keep going until all 200 pounds are gone! For $10, WoB Loyalty members get a plate of crawfish, and Abita beer and a pint glass to keep! Non-members will receive a plate of crawfish only for $10, but there’s still time to join up to maximize your experience.

Platt Park Brewing Co. One Year Anniversary

Platt Park Brewing Co., 1875 S. Pearl St.

Time goes by so quickly when you’re having a blast! Platt Park Brewing will be holding their one year anniversary party at noon and will turn their space into a seven tap bar featuring their barrel-aged and sour beers. Never fear, though–they’ll also still have their 10 main taps floating around.

Crawfish Boil @ Blackbird

Blackbird Denver, 305 S. Downing St.

There will be ALL YOU CAN EAT crawfish available starting at 5 p.m. thanks to your friends at Blackbird. They recommend getting reservations for this shindig as space is limited! The price for this feast is $35 per person, $10 per child. They will also be serving oysters, fried chicken, ribs, gumbo, Lynchburg Lemonade, Mint Juleps, Peach Smash and Belmont Breeze.

Sunday, June 7

Wings & Whiskey 2015 

Ace Eat Serve, 501 E. 17th Ave.

What’s better than a wing competition by your favorite local chefs and whiskey to pair them with? I’m guessing not a whole lot. Join the folks at Ace Eat Serve as Denver’s chop chefs compete for the title of Denver’s Wing King at the second annual Wings & Whiskey! General admission starts at 4 p.m. and includes three drink tickets and unlimited wing tastings. The chefs vying for this honor are Jamey Fader (Big Red F), Matt Selby (Central Bistro), Elija Odell (Highland Tap and Burger), Mimi Banish (Osage Café), Mark Dym (Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza), Ryan Higgins (Lou’s Food Bar), Amos Watt and Steve Redzekowski (Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth), Brandon Foster (Vesta), Cliff Blauvelt (Steuben’s) and Chris Medved (Ace Eat Serve). Get your tickets here!

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales “Ramjet” Release

Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway

You’ve waited patiently for the next release from Black Project Beer, the side-venture by James Howat from Former Future Brewing. Well, your patience will finally be rewarded Sunday starting at noon as the team will release “Ramjet,” a spontaneous sour ale with cherries. This beer was made using our coolship and aged for close to a year in a single red wine barrel. Montmorency cherries were added to the barrel for a second fermentation. This ale will be sold in 750mL bottles for $25 each and limits will be announced on the day of the release in order to ensure everyone has a fair shot at at least one bottle.

RiNo Beach Club 

RiNo Beach Club, 1399 35th St.

Some spend your Sunday Funday’s with the team at the RiNo Beach Club! No cover, just good company, good drinks and good music all day long. Beats will be provided by DJ Popalot and there will be $7 bottomless mimosas from noon to 2 p.m. and a $7 bloody Mary bar. Check out the rest of the fun on the Facebook Page!

bRUNch @ Blackbird

Blackbird Denver, 305 S. Downing St.

Blackbird is a community driven Washington Park neighborhood eatery and watering hole. The bRUNch is community driven, park loving, group of runners who loves brunch. Sounds like a perfect match! Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. The group will leave at 9:30 for the run. AS an added bonus for this Sunday, Mizuno Running North America will be joining you and letting everyone try out their awesome kicks!

Future Events

  • 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 on Larimer Square (Info)
  • June 16 – LoDo Bites (Tickets)
  • June 18 – Leopold Bros. Cocktail Spirits Dinner (Info)
  • June 20 – TRVE Brewing Third Anniversary Bacchanal (Tickets)
  • June 20 – Lake Dillon Beer Fest (Tickets)
  • June 25 – Bourbon & Cigar Dinner @ Hodson’s (Info)
  • June 26-28 – Colorado Brewers’ Festival (Tickets)
  • June 27 & 28 – Denver Flea No. 5 (Info)
  • June 27 – Brews & Bites (Tickets)
  • June 27 – Beer Links (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)
  • August 15 – 5th Annual Ed Fest (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.