Weekend off the Wagon: July 23rd – 26th

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The Big Eat 2015 by Imbibe Denver and EatDenver

(Image credit: Imbibe Denver)

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Thursday, July 23

The Big Eat 2015

The Galleria at The Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1100 13th St.

The BigEat returns with more of Denver’s best independent restaurants, cocktails and surprises! Expect the same level of awesomeness as last year, though. The folks from Imbibe Denver will create their foodie festival under the glass of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex featuring bites from 40+ restaurants. Wash down bites with cocktails from Denver’s top mixologists and craft beer from their favorite breweries. Like every BigEat, expect surprises and countless fun. All to benefit EatDenver. Tickets are still available for $55, so what are you waiting for?! See you there! Fun starts at 6 p.m. tonight!

Cycle-In Cinema on Platte 

REI Parking lot, 1416 Platte St.

Craving an outdoor movie? RSVP now! New Belgium, REI and BikeDenver are teaming up once again this summer to bring a couple classics to the REI flagship store in Denver for Cycle-In Cinema on Platte. This evening’s movie will be E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Doors at 6:45 p.m., live music starts at 7 p.m. and film starts at 8:45 p.m. Food trucks, beer, live music and a lot of great entertainment will be present! Entry is $10 at the door and all proceeds from beer and admission go to the hard work at BikeDenver!

Science on Tap – Pick Your Poison

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.

Pick your poison! Join Dr. Chip Colwell, the Museum’s curator of anthropology, on a journey through the history of mind-altering concoctions at Science on Tap. Mingle, snack on local fare and savor signature drinks based on poison’s powerful grip throughout the centuries. This event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and museum members save $10 on the ticket price ($40 for non-members). There will be a limited number of tickets at the door this evening as well, but I’d buy online to be safe.

Tapping Party for Illegally Blonde at Illegal Pete’s LoDo & Boulder

Four Illegal Pete’s Locations:

  • Illegal Pete’s Lodo 1530 16th St. @ 5 p.m.
  • Illegal Pete’s on the Hill, 1124 13th St., Boulder @ 5 p.m.
  • Illegal Pete’s Pearl St. Mall, 1447 Pearl St., Boulder @ 7 p.m.
  • Illegal Pete’s Ft Collins, 320 Walnut St., Fort Collins @ 7 p.m.

Last month, the Illegal Pete’s team spent the day brewing an exclusive beer with Odell Brewing Co. The beer is a Meyer Lemon Blonde Ale and it’s a delicious, super sessionable brew, clocking in at 5.2 percent ABV.

Friday, July 24

Avon’s Flavors of Colorado Festival 

Harry A. Nottingham Park, 1 W. Benchmark Rd., Avon

From Friday through Sunday, head up to Avon to enjoy the annual Flavors of Colorado festival. This fest celebrates the local flair for food, drinks, music and art. This is an open-air market that is free to attend. However, the first night of the fest features a Farm to Chef’s Table dinner that is $100 a ticket. For more information about this dinner, visit the FOC site here.

Firkin Friday – Whiskey Oaked Old Ale @ Dry Dock – South

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

Stop into Dry Dock – South for Firkin Friday this week. A Whiskey Oaked Old Ale will tap at 3 p.m.! This customer favorite probably won’t last that long!

The Beast Batch No. 13 Release @ Avery Brewing

Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct., Boulder

The Beast Batch No. 13 coalesces up from the shadows this Friday. Bottles and draft will be available starting at 5 p.m. at Avery Brewing’s taproom. They’ll also celebrate this first installation of their Demons of Ale series by offering vintages of The Beast from Adam Avery’s cellar!

Duck & Cover – Alzheimer’s Donation Event

Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway

Friday, join the folks from Former Future for an intimate evening of live music, brought to you by Duck & Cover–the masters of unespected mashups and acoustic covers. Duck & Cover will be donating 100 percent of all tips to the Alzheimer’s Association and the FF team will also be donating a portion of the day’s proceeds. Join them at 7 p.m. to make a difference!

Buffalo Trace Barrel Mexican Chocolate Stout Bottle Release

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

This is a very limited bottle release, so be prepared! The Copper Kettle team will only have one keg and ten cases for the tasting room, so you will definitely not want to miss this one! The beer is CK’s Mexican Chocolate Stout aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for four months. This is a limited edition bottle release as well, found only in the CKBC tasting room and at Mile High Wine and Spirits. The Hamborghini food truck out with burgers at 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

Rendezvous at the Rock 

880 Castleton Rd, Castle Rock

Live in Castle Rock and want access to over 25 breweries all in one place? Well, you’re in luck this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the annual Rendezvous at the Rock. VIP tickets are $50, general admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Non-drinkers can get in for $10. Ticket includes entry for one to the fest, a commemorative tasting cup (not available to non-drinker ticket holders), a 10 percent discount on food at Rockyard Brewing Company and access to live local music at the festival.

Yoga @ Ratio Beerworks

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

Kick-off your Saturday the best way the folks from The Yoga Mat know how–doing yoga in a brewhouse followed by delicious craft beer! Join them at Ratio Beerworks at 11 a.m. for $15 per person (includes one beer after the class). Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat and towel to the event! Sign up here.

Grimm Brother’s Fifth Anniversary Party

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, 623 Denver Ave., Loveland

Want to win free Grimm Brothers beer for a year? Well come celebrate their fifth anniversary with them this Saturday starting at noon and you just may get the chance! There will also be special beer releases, music, mobile mini golf, burgers and brats by Big Thompson Kiwanis Club and Oktoberfest-style event tent and seating!

Sunday, July 26

Brewmaster’s Reserve Release @ Saint Patrick’s Brewing

Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co., 2842 W Bowles Ave, Littleton

From noon until about 7 p.m., the folks from Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co. will be releasing their Brewmaster’s Reserve series to the masses in the form of six different Kölsch style brews in bottles. Flavors include: dry-hopped peach, mango coconut, peach pie, strawberry jasmine, strawberry tangerine and sweet and sour mojito. Snag some while supplies last!

bRUNch @ P17

P17, 1600 E. 17th Ave.

P17 is bRUNch approved! Two years ago, Cortney voted P17 as one of the best French toast’s in the city. Don’t just take her word for it; join the bRUNch crew and see for yourself! Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. Run leaves at 9:30 a.m. Routes: 5K, 10K.

bRUNch @ Illegal Pete’s

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

Breakfast gets all wrapped up when you bRUNch at Illegal Pete’s. This event will combine everything we love about good food, music and running. Group meets at 9:15 a.m. Run leaves at 9:30. Routes: 5K, 10K.

Future Events

  • July 30 – Feisty Spirits & Black Bottle Brewery Collaboration Dinner (Tickets)
  • July 31 – Steak and Whiskey @ Cook Street (Tickets)
  • July 31 – Fort Collins Brewery Monster moon Tap Takeover (Info)
  • August 1 – Sesh Fest (Tickets)
  • August 1 – 2015 Denver Beer Olympics (Info)
  • August 1 – The Craft Spirits Festival (Info)
  • August 2  Jack’s Benevolent Bash (Tickets)
  • August 2 – Jack’s Benevolent Bash @ The Post Brewing (Tickets)
  • August 8 – Avery Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party (Info)
  • August 15 – 5th Annual Ed Fest (Info)
  • August 22 – Boulder Craft Beer Festival (Tickets)
  • September 6 – Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party (Tickets)
  • September 11 – James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner (Tickets)
  • September 25 – Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII (Tickets)
  • September 24-26 – Great American Beer Festival (Tickets go on sale July 29!!!)

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About Jasmin Hudacsek

Editor for Denver off the Wagon and avid black coffee drinker.