Weekend off the Wagon: June 18th – 21st

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Thursday, June 18

Epic Brewing Tap Takeover

The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E 17th Ave.

Epic Brewing is taking over the taps at Denver Bicycle Cafe today plus a little extra. At 7 p.m., get ready for a firkin tapping like no other–a firkin of Epic’s Escape to Colorado on gummy bears!

Leopold Bros. Cocktail Spirits Dinner 

Opus Restaurant, 250 Josephine St.

Join the folks at Opus for a dinner with Leopold Brothers today from 6-9 p.m. Check out the menu lineup here. Tickets are $89 per person plus tax and gratuity. To make reservations, call 303.355.5853.

Denver Deep Dish & Dry Dock Brewing Co. Beer Dinner

Denver Deep Dish LoHi, 1200 W 38th Ave.

Join the team at Denver Deep Dish for a special dinner with their friends from Dry Dock Brewing Company. They will have a four-course dinner pairing many of your favorite DDD LoHi menu items with some awesome beer from Dry Dock. Cost is $20 per person and $35 for two. You can RSVP via this event or at info@denverdeepdish.com

Ski Naked Saison Release 

Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St.

What’s better than cruising down that last remaining snow patch with the warm summer sun on your cheeks? The newest saison from Alpine Dog pairs perfectly with summer sun and crisp, slushy snow–the perfect addition to any summer adventure. Come down to the Alpine Dog Taproom to tryout the newest brew, the Ski Naked Saison Thursday 5-10 p.m. The Pasty Republic food truck will be serving pasty pies for the event, too!

Tandem Pedal Double IPA Bomber Release

Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St.

Don’t miss the release of Denver Beer Co.’s second bomber Tandem Pedal Double IPA! Tandem Pedal is an unapologetically hoppy ride. Brewed with their favorite hops, including Mosaic, Cascade and Nelson Sauvin, the aroma is reminiscent of tangerines and grapefruits. Inspired by their Incredible Pedal IPA, Tandem Pedal doubles the fun with the inclusion of Colorado honey. At 9.7% ABV you’ll agree, it’s a lot more fun to pedal with a partner! Tapping starts at 4 p.m.!

June Brewery Night with Epic Brewing

Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout St.

It’s June Brewery Night with Epic Brewing at Stout Street Social! From 6-8 p.m., enjoy a free tasting event where Executive Chef Kollin Gately has prepared wonderful pairings with some of Epic’s seasonal offerings: Wit beer Belgian style ale, Hop Syndrome lager and Hopulent!

Friday, June 19

SKEYE Brewing Grand Opening

SKEYE Brewing, 900 S. Hover St., Suite D, LongmontSKEYE Brewing opens at 3 p.m. Friday with a celebration featuring food trucks and live music by the Prairie Scholars and Interstate Stash Express. Party goes on until the beer stops pouring (or around midnight).

Adult Daycare’s CAUTION: Pig Roast!

The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St.

Join the fine party people at The Lobby on the patio for an all-you-can-eat backyard BBQ style dinner with three Caution brews, contests and more at 6:30 p.m.! Only $40 gains you entry to an all you can eat pig roast buffet with sides and house-made BBQ sauces, the Caution brews, your own Adult Daycare bandana and the time of your life! Tickets are still available but you have to act fast!

Firkin Friday at South Dock – Mandarin Mandarina

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

Every Friday, Dry Dock’s South Dock taps a specialty cask-conditioned firkin. This week’s firkin was created by The Brew Hut to accentuate their anniversary beer, the Mandarina Pale Ale.

Saturday, June 20

TRVE Brewing Third Anniversary Bacchanal

Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St.

*Heavy breathing* It’s time once again. TRVE Brewing, Dark Descent, Atlas Cabs and Soda Jerk Present TRVE Brewing’s three-year anniversary bacchanal! Doors open at 6 p.m. and there are still tickets left! Get your favorite TRVE beers and listen to heart-stopping heavy metal all night long. TRVE Brewing taproom will be closed this evening so all of the employees can celebrate with everyone, too.

Lake Dillon Beer Fest 

Dillon Marina Park, W. Lodgepole St., Dillon

At the Lake Dillon Beer Fest, there will be unlimited samples from over 25 Colorado breweries, situated in beautiful Marina park over looking lake Dillon. Enjoy live music during the event from White Water Ramble and stay for the evening with live music in the Dillon Amphitheatre with Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review. This event benefits the Dillon Business Association and the Colorado Brewers Guild, and is sponsored by the town of Dillon and Pug Ryan’s Brewery.

Summer Solstice Blues & BBQ Festival 

Lone Tree Brewing Company, 8200 Park Meadows Dr., Suite 8222, Lone Tree

It’s time for the longest day of the year! Join the folks of Lone Tree Brewing for their first annual Summer Solstice celebration with a BBQ wing competition, live music, special beer tappings and grub from the Wing Wagon Grill food truck. Fun starts at 11 a.m.!

Calling all DBC Explorers – March your Mutt!

Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St.

Bring those special furry companions and join Denver Beer Co. on a walking tour to knock off three locations for the DBC Explorer Challenge. There will be exclusive giveaways at each spot to ensure that you have everything you need to keep that adventure going all summer long. It all starts at the taproom at 2 p.m., where host Brantley will lead the way and make sure those pooches are ready to hit the streets. Don’t have a furry companion? No worries! All are welcome to join in the fun. Once the walking tour is complete, they will meet back at the taproom where there will be a special prize for completing all three locations that will help you with your exploration moving forward!

2015 ManCraftival

ManCraft Marke,t 29 S. Fox St.

Celebrate Father’s day a day early at ManCraftival among 45+ manly vendors hawking their crafted items from beard oil to bow ties, pickles to pinball, monsters to mercantile and everything in-between, flanking 29 South Fox Street in Denver’s Baker Neighborhood. There will be carnival games with ticket sales benefiting their non-profit partner, VSA Colorado/Access Gallery.

Illegal Pete’s Fort Collins Patio Opening Party!

Illegal Pete’s Ft Collins 320 Walnut St., Fort Collins

Please join the Illegal Pete’s crew for the official opening party of the Illegal Pete’s Fort Collins rooftop patio! New Belgium Brewing and Dulce Vida Tequila–Austin will be on hand. They will have music by Christopher Brenton Dismuke and Brent Cowles Music (You Me & Apollo). SpokesBUZZ will be their non-profit spotlight. Donate $10 to them and they will have free New Belgium drafts while supplies last! Come celebrate summer and their patio with them!

Craft Beer Cellar Grand Opening

Craft Beer Cellar – Fort Collins, 122 S. Mason St., Fort Collins

At 10 a.m. sharp, the Craft Beer Cellar in Fort Collins will be opening its doors to the awaiting public. Craft Beer Cellar’s mission is to provide high quality beer, hospitality and education around the best drink in the world. Their “Beer Geeks” are all at least Cicerone Certified Beer Servers and have a true passion for beer. Check out hundreds of different beers from around the world, including your favorite Colorado breweries, Russian River, Casey Brewing, Dogfish Head and many, many more.

Firkin Saturday at Canoe Room  – Heath(er) Gosé

Dry Dock – North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora

Guess who created this week’s firkin? Every Saturday at noon, Canoe Room at North Dock taps a specialty cask-conditioned ale. This firkin is one you don’t want to miss!

Bootstrap’s Third Anniversary Party

Bootstrap Brewing Co., 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot

Looking for an insane rush this weekend? Come celebrate Bootstrap’s Third Anniversary! Open at noon, live music by Scott Von at 2 p.m. and Watersong at 5 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament starts at 2 p.m. Prizes, fun and food by Niwot Market and Niwot Tavern. Oh, and there just might be some beer–it’s gonna be epic!

Exit 39 Hop Fest

Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St.

Hopheads will be in heaven today when Hops & Pie hosts a festival honoring some of the tastiest hoppy beers out there. The Exit 39 Hop Fest, starting at noon, features Alpine Duet, Russian River Blind Pig, Melvin Brewing 2X4, Societe The Pupil, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin, Comrade Brewing Super Power IPA, Cannonball Creek Project Alpha 4, and beers from Boneyard and Green Flash.

Fourth Anniversary Celebration @ Pikes Peak Brewing

Pikes Peak Brewing, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument

Pikes Peak Brewing is so excited to celebrate their fourth anniversary! For the anniversary festivities, they want to give back to an organization that gives so much to all of us. They are teaming up with El Paso County Search and Rescue to help them raise money to buy necessary search equipment. Pikes Peak Brewing is selling limited edition fourth anniversary glassware and throwing a big bash on Saturday! PLUS: Each person who buys a glass will be entered into a drawing for a custom cornhole set. The drawing will take place at 6 p.m. and you need not be present to win.

Sunday, June 21

bRUNch @ Vita Restaurant
Vita Restaurant, 1575 Boulder St., Unit AWho doesn’t love bRUNching in LoHi? The views, the food, the hills! Join bRUNch at Vita Restaurant on Sunday for some hill runs followed by mimosas. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. The group will leave for the run at 9:30 a.m.

Hello Sweet Summer Time

Lucky Pie LoDo, 1610 16th St.

Join Lucky Pie LoDo as they celebrate the longest day of the year! The Summer Solstice Beer Dinner will showcase Isabelle Farms food and New Belgium brews! For your delight, they’ll be presenting a very special seasonal menu created by Chef Stephen Culler that will feature the freshest produce summer has to offer from Isabelle Farms in Lafayette, CO as well as some AMAZING limited release brews from New Belgium Brewing Company. They will be joined by The Industry for live music all night long.

Summer Solstice Rosato Release Party

Settembre Cellars Winery & Tasting Room, 1501 Lee Hill Dr., #16, Boulder

Settembre Cellars is celebrating the Summer Solstice by releasing their 2014 Rosato, A.K.A. summer in a glass. Produced from 100 percent Colorado Cabernet Franc this dry rosé pairs well with sunshine, dinner on the back porch, and picnics. Join them for complimentary Rosato tastings all day and receive 10 percent discounts of three or more bottles of Rosato.

Berry and Beryl’s Brunch

Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120-C Blake St.

Beryl’s is continuing the delicious tradition of Berry Brunches after Chive meetups in Denver! Ride the struggle bus back to Beryl’s Beer Co. for $5 Build-Your-Own Beermosas and Beer Bloodies. The Orange Crunch, LLC will be dishing up the eats (and coffee. Lots of coffee. They made sure.) They are partnering with SafeHouse Denver, Inc. to gather donations to help out women and children dealing with domestic violence as well! See the link for their Wish List, or go to ColoradoGives.org to provide a monetary donation. http://www.safehouse-denver.org/support-us/wish-list

Future Events

  • 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 – Field Day at North Dock (Info)
  • June 27 – Flip Flop Ball Fundraiser (Tickets)
  • June 27 – Beer Links (Tickets)
  • July 1 – Yak & Yeti Brewpub 7th Anniversary (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)
  • July 25 – Rendezvous at the Rock (Info)
  • August 1 –  2015 Denver Beer Olympics (Info)
  • August 15 – 5th Annual Ed Fest (Info)
  • September 25 – Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII (Tickets go on sale June 21!)

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.