Weekend off the Wagon: July 30th – August 2nd

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(Photo credit: Great Divide)

(Photo credit: Great Divide)

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Thursday, July 30

Feisty Spirits & Black Bottle Brewery Collaboration Dinner

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, 1317 14th St.

7 p.m.

Join the folks at Euclid Hall for a five-course pairing menu with Black Bottle beer and other adult liquids from Feisty Spirits. Tickets are still available by Brown Paper Tickets.

Elevation Beer Co. Massive Takeover 

Barrels and Bottles Brewery, 600 12th St., Golden

5 p.m.

The team at Barrels and Bottles might have a crush on Elevation Co. because their beer is going to be taking over 14 taps starting today! Get thirsty for the following selection: 2014 False Summit, 2014 Fanboy, 2014 Wildflowers, 2014 Senorita, 2014 Arête, 2015 Raspberry Gulch, 2015 Signal de Botrange, 2015 Fanboy, 2015 Third Base, 8 Second Kolsch, First Cast IPA, 7437 Double IPA, Little Mo Porter and Apis IV. You’ll also receive a swanky new Elevation glass when you purchase one their beers.

Session Black Rye Pale Ale Release

Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St.

7 p.m.

Come catch the Alpine Dog crew’s newest addition to their tap list tonight! This super dank and roasty pale ale stays big on flavor but light on the alcohol. They will also be raffling off a pair of tickets to come see them at Sesh Fest this Saturday, so get there to ensure you’re weekend is off to a great start.

MainLine Turns 2 – Creole BBQ

MainLine, 125 South College Ave., Fort Collins

6-9 p.m.

Mainline is two years old, and you’re invited to celebrate with them! Tonight, enjoy a $25 all-you-can-eat creole-style meal that includes one Breckenridge Brewery or Wynkoop Brewing Co. beer. Menu items include crawfish, blue crab, corn on the cob, wedge salad, and red potatoes. Tickets are available for sale at the restaurant.

Beer & Cheese Pairing with Crooked Stave

The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave.

7-9 p.m.

Join the Denver Bicycle Cafe team for a beer and cheese pairing featuring gourmet cheeses hand-picked to match a selection of four beers from Colorado brewers. This month’s focus is with Crooked Stave. Pair four 5oz craft beer pours with four different cheeses while discussing and learning from their cheese expert, Nate Cougill. Tickets are still available for $25 at Imbibe Events.

Friday, July 31

Fort Collins Brewery Monster moon Tap Takeover

Ale House at Amato’s, 2501 16th St.

3 p.m.

On Friday, Ale House at Amato’s is releasing three Fort Collins Brewery monsters out of the cooler: Benard, a Belgian Dubbel; Dieter, a Dunkel; and Giles, a Golden Imperial. Enjoy these beers and the view of the full moon from the rooftop patio or dining room!

Great Divide Barrel Bar Grand Opening

Barrel Bar, 3403 Brighton Blvd.

12 p.m.

Okay Great Divide fans! The Barrel Bar is finally open for business starting at noon on Friday. The grand opening will feature tours of the new canning line and packaging facility as well as limited offerings of some specialty and barrel aged beers. Starting Friday, the Barrel Bar will be open Sunday-Tuesday noon to 8 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday noon to 10 p.m. Tours will be offered daily on the hour Monday-Friday 3-5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 2-6 p.m. Tours are free and open to the public, no reservations required. The Barrel Bar will feature the full line-up of Great Divide beers, along with rotating specialty taps including nitro, barrel aged, and pilot system offerings. Packaged beers and Crowler fills will also be available.

Spangalang Art-Party

Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St.

5-9 p.m.

Thanks to their friends at the Denver Kush Club, the folks at Spangalang are turning the plaza into a beer garden this Friday! Come enjoy some incredible artwork from some of their amazingly talented friends. Also, come enjoy some questionable artwork from some of their less talented Spangalang employees! The Art-Party is officially from 5-9 p.m., but they’ll be open their usual noon-10 p.m.

Avers Concert and Sour Beer Release Full Moon Party!

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

6 p.m.

The summer is about music venues and sour beer, at least that’s what the team at Coda Brewing is feeling with this free concert! Avers is a psychedelic pop band mixed with a little fuzzed out shoegaze and garage rock. As far as beer goes, Coda will be pouring their Mountain Jam Peach sour, Dogcatcher Red sour, Brulant Imperial Saison sour and Hibiscus Lemongrass Belgian sour. These beers haven’t ben tapped since their anniversary party, so you know they’re going to be extra special.

Saturday, August 1

Sesh Fest 2015

Sculpture Park – Denver Performing Arts, 1345 Champa St.

12-4 p.m.

They can’t find a real definition for session beers, but the folks at Sesh Fest define them as any beer under 5 percent ABV with a balance of flavor between hops and malt and a clean, crisp finish all combine to give a beer high drinkability. The real purpose of session beers is to allow all the beer lovers out there (they know there are a ton of them) to enjoy multiple flavorful beers in one sitting without feeling the overwhelming effects of alcohol. Get your tickets now before it’s too late!

2015 Denver Beer Olympics 

Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St.

10-7 p.m.

The 2015 Denver Beer Olympics will be benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in effort to help fight blood cancers. The event will be held on Saturday and is an event for all beer lovers. Held at the Civic Center Park, breweries will be showcasing their beers and beer goers will have the opportunity to participate in beer related games and activities. For more information visit: http://denverbeerolympics.com/

The Craft Spirits Festival 

Southwest corner, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont

1-5 p.m.

The Craft Spirits Festival celebrates the agricultural roots of Colorado’s craft distilleries, and will feature spirits tastings from dozens of craft distilleries. All of the distillers make their spirits in Colorado with locally grown ingredients. The fest will feature various speakers on “Grain to Glass” distilling in Colorado. Prepare for a taste of knowledge with your spirits!

Basic Kneads Five Year Anniversary Party

Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave.

12-7 p.m.

Come join in on the celebration of five years of Basic Kneads Pizza at Station 26 Brewing Co. on Saturday! The BK folks want to offer a huge thank you to all of their amazing customers for helping them achieve this milestone. Bring your friends, your appetite and your swimsuit to join them for a fun filled afternoon with water balloon tosses, a bartender/pizza chef dunk tank, a cornhole tournament, a special beer release and live music! Find all four of the Basic Kneads ovens in one place and get your wristband at the door for all you can eat pizza all day!

LIMITED EDITION “Biere de Garde” Collaboration Release with Casey Brewing and Blending

Aspen Brewing Company, 304 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen

12 p.m.

This Saturday, join the team at Aspen Brewing for the release of their limited edition “Biere de Garde” collaboration with Casey Brewing and Blending in their downtown Aspen Tap Room. Only 20 cases of this exclusive 22 oz bomber will be available. Be one of the first to get your hands on this one time collaboration when they open at noon. This “beer for keeping” is easily one of their highest profile and most exclusive beers to date. Mark your calendars and schedule your trip because they look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Summer Brew Crawl with Alpine Dog Brewing, Mockery Brewing and Renegade Brewing

Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St.

2-8 p.m.

Craft beer. Bikes. Cruising. Join the crews at Alpine Dog Brewing Company, Mockery Brewing and Renegade Brewing Company in their Inaugural Summer Brew Crawl on Saturday. They will start at Mockery Brewing at 2 p.m. and bike over to Alpine Dog Brewery after a few rounds and then cruise over to wrap up the day on Renegade’s new patio. Participation is free, just grab a bike and cruise along with them to tour and sample three of Denver’s best craft breweries.

Hops for Habitat 2015

Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora

4-7 p.m.

Saturday, enjoy the 11th annual Hops For Habitat beer tasting fundraiser for the Plains Conservation Center. Proceeds from the event are used to support the prairie preservation and education work of the Plains Conservation Center. Who knew that drinking beer was good for the environment?

Sunday, August 2

Jack’s Benevolent Bash 

Koenig Alumni Center at CU, Boulder

1-4 p.m.

For the 4th year of Jack’s Benevolent Bash, The Post Brewing Company’s head chef and partner, Brett Smith, is gathering an all-star line up of restaurants and brewers to offer our guests spectacular food and drink to tantalize our taste buds and get us in the mood for giving for a great cause! This event is to honor the memory of Jack Ferrigno, a young boy with autism who thought in colors and brightened the lives of those around him. Jack’s parents, John Ferrigno, restaurateur and chef of ZoZo’s in St. John, and Kelly Straub will attend this event to raise money for the Autism Society of Boulder County.

Breathe, Bend & Brew

Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St.

10:30 a.m.

Join 500-hour registered yoga teacher, Denelle Numis this Sunday for a fun and dynamic all levels yoga practice at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. They’ll practice in the middle of the beautifully designed tap room, home to some of the best Colorado artisan beers. Stay after class to mingle with fellow students and enjoy a signature microbrew from the folks at Alpine Dog. $15 includes yoga class and a craft beer! All participants will receive $1 off each additional beer, too.

bRUNch @ Stout Street Social

Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout St.

9:15-12:15 p.m.

Social, vibrant and focused on connecting runners and food lovers: that is what bRUNch is. Join the bRUNch Denver team at Stout Street Social where delicious food with east and west cost flavors unite. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. Run leaves at 9:30. Routes: 5K, 10K.

Future Events

  • August 6 – Imperial Pumpkin Bottle Release (Info)
  • August 6 – Sail Away: The Nautical Party (Info)
  • August 7 – Bootstrapped Brews (Info)
  • August 8 – Avery Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party (Info)
  • August 8 & 9 – Riesling Vertical Tasting (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.