Weekend off the Wagon: July 2nd – 5th

(Image credit: Avery Brewing)

(Image credit: Avery Brewing)


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Thursday, July 2

Feisty at Fish – Organic Whiskey Night

Fish Restaurant, 150 W. Oak St.

Join the team at Feisty Spirits your friends at Fish for a night of organic whiskey, food parings and fun!  There will be complimentary welcome drinks from 4-6 p.m. and a special dinner pairing menu all night.

Tetris League @ Grandma’s House

Grandma’s House Brewery, 1710 S. Broadway

Starting at 7 p.m., the Tetris League continues at Grandma’s House and this time admission is free! The tournament will be double elimination. There will also be prizes for best dressed, rookie of the month, most abs, ugliest grandma, etc.

New Wave Release Party & Karaoke Session

Star Bar, 2137 Larimer St.

Ratio Beerworks’ New Wave release party and karaoke session is going down this Thursday at Star Bar. Grab a pint and rock the mic! Come hang out with Ratio at Star Bar for the first outside tapping of “New Wave” at 8 p.m. New Wave is their new strawberry berliner weisse and is pure deliciousness. Star Bar also has karaoke going down that night, so start warming up them pipes! Hope to see you there!

Le Sony’r Ra Petite Saison Release @ Spangalang Brewery

Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St.

At noon on Thursday, Spangalang Brewery will release Le Sony’r Ra, the first in a series of “wild/brett” beers they will be releasing throughout the next couple months. Le Sony’r Ra is a petite saison (4.5 percent ABV), fermented first with a French Saison yeast, after which a culture of Brettanomyces was pitched. The resulting beer is super refreshing and dry, with subtle but distinct earthy and cherry pie like aromas. On both Thursday and Friday, Zivix at Spangalang will be serving a special cheese board that pairs perfectly with the new beer.

8th Annual July 2nd Fireworks Celebration

Whole Foods Market, 870 S Colorado Blvd.

Join local vendors, breweries and the community that surrounds Whole Foods Market on Colorado Boulevard at the Eighth Annual July Second Fireworks Celebration! The City of Glendale is holding their annual firework display on Thursday, and they are kicking off the party before the fireworks with Colorado craft beer, a local vendor village and a killer menu put together by WFM in-house chefs. Fun starts at 5:30 p.m. in their parking lot!

Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing @ Grimm Brothers

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, 623 Denver Ave., Loveland

Stop by Grimm Brothers for craft beer and cheese pairing at the Grimm Brother’s Brewhouse this Thursday for a delicious treat! Five beers, five cheeses for $15. Purchase tickets in advance in the taproom or at the door.

Friday, July 3

25th Anniversary Cherry Creek Arts Festival VIP 

JW Marriott Cherry Creek, 150 Clayton Ln.

For three days (and $95), you can enjoy a lavish Fourth of July weekend as a VIP guest at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek. Your ticket includes transferable three-day festival VIP Club access, one meal daily, a 25th anniversary kickoff party Invitation and more! Find out more here.

Baere Brewing Co. First Anniversary Weekend Party

Baere Brewing Co., 320 Broadway, Suite E

The amazing folks at Baere have been making some fine brews for a year now, and they want to give back to the people who’ve supported them along the way. Starting Friday at noon through Sunday, they’ll be releasing a number of special anniversary beers. Friday’s beers will include Wine Barrel Imperial Stout, Barrel Hoppy Brown Batch 4 from Laws Whiskey House Barrel 121, Sour Brown Ale and their Anniversary Small Sour Ale. Saturday will be twice as sour, too. 

Dry Hopped Rhubarb Tart Release @ Black Shirt

Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St.

The folks at Black Shirt employed the souring bacteria Lactobacillus on the hot side of brewing to give their dry-hopped rhubarb tart–a predominantly wheat-based beer–a refreshing tartness that is perfect for hot summer days. After fermentation, they conditioned it atop loads of rhubarb and then dry-hopped it with El Dorado hops. Expect this rare beer to appear in the tap room only starting at 5 p.m. on Friday.

TRVE Brewing Releases First Beer from The Acid Temple – Life’s Trade

TRVE Brewing Co., 227 Broadway #101

The badass folks from TRVE Brewing will unveil the first bottled offering from the now fully operational Acid Temple. Over a year in the making, TRVE is elated to have their new brewery dedicated to wilds, sours, and all other funk-forward beers up and running. Being able to share this libation with the world is both the end of a long and brutal build-out, and the beginning of a new era for TRVE.

Freedom Kolsch Tap Release @ Copper Kettle

Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S Valentia St. #100

Visit Copper Kettle Brewing Co. for the release of the Freedom Kolsch this Friday at noon! This 2014 Gold Medal Winner at the Colorado State Fair returns just in time for your July fourth celebrations! This bright, German Pale ale has a light, creamy finish. A perfect pairing for all your weekend festivities. Tony Guacamole Food Truck will be out there with amazing food to start your weekend off right, too.

Firkin Friday – Star Spangled Otis Stout @ Dry Dock Brewing

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

Every Friday Dry Dock taps a specialty cask-conditioned beer for their Firkin Friday. This Friday, enjoy Dry Dock’s Otis Oatmeal Stout combined with raspberry and blueberry for a Fourth of July holiday treat!

Saturday, July 4

Independence Day Celebrations @ Tamayo or Zengo

Tamayo, Larimer Square, 1400 Larimer St. | Zengo, 1610 Little Raven St.

Celebrate America and start your celebrations early at Tamayo or Zengo with their $5 Stars N’ Stripes red, white and blue margaritas and $39 bottomless brunch this Independence Day. Tamayo will also be serving $4 bacon wrapped hot dogs topped with pickled chile and chipotle roullie. Zengo will be serving a chef special with $7 Firecracker Wings (spicy, crispy chicken wings) that includes five large wings. Served from 10:30-2:30 p.m. at Tamayo and 9:30-2:30 p.m. at Zengo, brunch includes unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails.

One Year Anniversary and July Release @ Casey Brewing

Casey Brewing and Blending, 3421 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

The folks from Casey Brewing and Blending will be releasing four new blends for their anniversary this Saturday starting at 11-6 p.m.! The Low End ($5), Brett Loves Citra ($6), Dry Hop Oak Theory Amarillo and Simcoe ($8), The Cut: Montmorency Cherry ($12) and many other vintage bottles from their cellar will be available for purchase. At 4 p.m., Troy Casey himself will be giving a sample of something fun currently in the works. It could be a taste of a beer coming out next month, it could be a beer actively fermenting on fruit. Whatever it is, Troy will talk more in depth about the process and answer your questions.

Fourth of July Pig Roast @ Blackbird 

Blackbird, 305 S. Downing St.

Fourth of July weekend wouldn’t be complete without a pig roast! Blackbird Denver and company are throwing a whole pig roast cookout along with the fixings: corn on the cobb, potato salad, bacon popcorn, blistered brussels, blue cheese chips, watermelon, ambrosia salad, gluten free brownies and home-made ice cream. They’ll also have summer sangria and New Belgium beers to quench your thirst.

Avery Brewing Four on the Fourth 4K

Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct., Boulder

Join Avery Brewing for the Four on the Fourth 4K at Avery Brewing. Running, drinking beers, running. Makes complete sense, right? Everyone gets a tech shirt and after the race there will be breakfast and drinks, with Avery beer for those over the age of 21. Awards will be at 10 a.m., with the overall winners receiving their weight in Avery beer (approx. 6-7 cases of cans). Register here.

Sunday, July 5

Sun Drenched Sundays Music Series

Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St.

Join the crew at Denver Beer Co. on the first Sunday of every month from 4-6 p.m. for their Sun Drenched Sundays Music Series! Enjoy live music and great beer in celebration of Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine.

Future Events

  • July 10 – IMT Loves the 80s (Info)
  • July 11 – Yoga at Ratio Beerworks (Info)
  • July 11 – Colorado Brewers Rendezvous (Tickets)
  • July 11 – JUL-IPA Festival (Info)
  • July 16 – July Brewery Night @ Stout Street Social (Info)
  • July 17 – Bites n’ Brews @ Cook Street (Tickets)
  • July 18 – YogiNation (Reserve Spot)
  • July 18 – Breckenridge Brewery’s 25th Anniversary Hootenanny (Tickets)
  • July 18 – Twisted Pine’s 20th Anniversary Party (Tickets)
  • July 23 – The Big Eat (Tickets)
  • July 23 & 30 – Cycle-In Cinema on Platte (Info)
  • July 24-26 – Avon’s Flavors of Colorado Festival (Info)
  • July 25 – Rendezvous at the Rock (Info)
  • July 31 – Steak and Whiskey @ Cook Street (Tickets)
  • August 1 –  2015 Denver Beer Olympics (Info)
  • August 15 – 5th Annual Ed Fest (Info)
  • September 11 – James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner (Tickets)
  • September 25 – Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII (Tickets)

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.