Weekend off the Wagon: August 6th – 9th

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Rare beers from Adam Avery's cellar at Avery Brewing, Boulder

(Image credit: Avery Brewing)

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Thursday, August 6

Imperial Pumpkin Bottle Release 

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

2 p.m.

Do you smell that? It’s the first of many pumpkin themed beers to be released this year, and Dry Dock Brewing Co. is hitting it hard! Their Imperial Pumpkin bottle release is today at 2 p.m. at their North Dock location in Aurora. Get it on draft, in a bomber or both and get ready for all of the pumpkin.

Sail Away: The Nautical Party 

EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th St.

6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

We may live in a landlocked state, but that doesn’t mean that the folks at EDGE Restaurant & Bar don’t know how to throw down an excellent nautically-themed soiree. The VIP poolside party is from 6-7:45 p.m. The cover charge is $20 and benefits the Colorado Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Those who purchase tickets will be granted access to the VIP on the pool terrace. Dress code strongly encourages you to come in your best “Yacht Club” attire, of course.

Exploding Kittens Game Night

CAUTION: Brewing Co., 1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood

7-10 p.m.

I’m pretty sure the creator of The Oatmeal was hoping that his game Exploding Kittens would be played in breweries across America. Even if he didn’t see that happening at first, it is now! Join the party people at CAUTION for a goat-filled evening with beer and kittens starting at 7 p.m.

Odyssey Comedy Night

Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 W. 56th Ave. #107, Arvada

8 p.m.

Tonight, the folks from Odyssey Beerwerks will be hosting their second Comedy Night featuring national touring headliner David Testroet. Seat availability will be limited and tickets are $15 per person (sans beer). Get your tickets now and get ready for an evening filled with good beer and side splitting laughs.

Chocolate & Whiskey: a tasting with Nuance Chocolate and Feisty Spirits

The Whisk(e)y, 214 S. College Ave., Fort Collins

6 p.m.

Join the team from The Whisk(e)y for a chocolate and whiskey tasting featuring five pairings of bean to bar Nuance Chocolate and non-conformist whiskies from Feisty Spirits. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling the bar at (970) 818-7931.

Friday, August 7

Bootstrapped Brews 

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.

5-9 p.m.

Bootstrapped Brews, now in its second year, is the annual members’ conference of the Bootstrapped Brews Association (BBA). It is an opportunity to connect with like-minded Colorado-area startups, to secure bragging rights for making some of the finest homebrew in town, and to help an amazing cause with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Promise Ranch. It is one part networking event, one part competition and completely fun. The team welcomes any Colorado-based company with a startup mentality and a passion for brewing.

Coda PB&J Porter Food and Beer Pairing 

Two Penguins Tap & Grill, 13065 E. Briarwood Ave., Centennial

3 p.m.

Join the folks at Two Penguins Tap & Grill for a beer and food pairing event featuring Coda’s PB&J Porter. The food pariing possibilities are almost endless, so come on down to find out what they have cooking up!

Brewed Food @ Crooked Stave

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, 3350 Brighton Blvd.

4-7 p.m.

Brewed Food is kicking off its Road to GABF Tasting Room Tour series at the Crooked Stave taproom this Friday! Founded by Chef-Cicerone Jensen Cummings, Brewed Food is a community of chefs and brewers collaborating to push the culinary boundaries of the beer and food movement with the use of beer ingredients as well as challenging preconceived notions of beer pairings. Sample one amazing dish paired with two Crooked Stave beers! Added benefit: Cummings has also made it a point to made these beer and food pairings extremely affordable, so you can’t beat the price of $8!

Saturday, August 8

Avery Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party

Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct., Boulder

4-8 p.m.

It’s the Avery team’s first anniversary party in their new home! For Avery Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Party, Adam Avery is digging deep into his cellar and pulling out rare and vintage beers to share. Tickets are still on sale for $40 and include six pours, a commemorative glass and live music. Here is a snapshot of the long list of goodies that will be present.

Riesling Vertical Tasting 

Settembre Cellars, 1501 Lee Hill #16, Boulder

1-6 p.m.

The folks from Settembre Cellars are holding a Riesling vertical tasting from their 2009-20012 library. These Rieslings were built to last, so come taste how time has changed these wines. Ticket price includes five wines and four vintages for $20.

Beer + Yoga @ Zephyr

Zephyr Brewing, 1421 26th St.

11 a.m.

Come to Zephyr Brewing for awesome yoga followed by awesome beer! Kellyrae will be teaching this class, so don’t forget to sign up now.

Yoga @ Ratio Beerworks

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Let’s kick-off this Saturday the best way the Ratio team knows how: yoga in a brewhouse followed by delicious craft beer. Join them at Ratio for not-your-mom’s yoga class. They’ll be flowing to tunes from Hot Water Music and Fugazi to name a few, so come ready to party. Register here. Price is $15 and includes one beer.

Freakin’ Fourth Anniversary

Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St.

2-10 p.m.

It has been Freakin’ Four years since Denver Beer Co. officially open its doors! Join the DBC team for an awesome block party with a full lineup of great music, delicious food trucks and, of course, amazing beer. Event entrance is completely free!

Sunday, August 9

Mile High Disc Golf Club Raffle FundraiserOdyssey Beerwerks, 5535 W. 56th Ave. #107, Arvada12- 5 p.m.

In an effort to raise money for the 2015 Colorado State Disc Golf Championship, the team at Odyssey Beerwerks will be featuring beer specials from noon to 5 p.m. There will also be multiple raffles for awesome prizes, putting challenges for prizes and a food truck for grub. Don’t miss out, disc golf fans!

Bike & Beer Garden Tour 2015

START: Platt Park Church, 1601 S. Clarkson St.

3:45 p.m.

The wonderful folks from The Table bring you a Bike & Beer Garden Tour this Sunday that includes stops at Former Future Brewing Company, Declaration Brewing, Grandma’s House and Platt Park Brewing Co. Bring yourself, a bike (and preferably a helmet) to Platt Park Church for registration. The cost to attend this ride is $35 and includes a t-shirt, a pint glass, beer and tacos from Adelitas, so that’s a pretty spiffy deal.

Breathe, Bend & Brew #BrewhouseYoga

Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St.

10:30 a.m.

Join 200-hour yoga teacher Sara Randall this Sunday for a fun and dynamic all-levels yoga practice at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. You’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 brew from the folks at Alpine Dog. $15 includes yoga class and a craft beer! All participants will receive $1 off each additional beer.

bRUNch @ True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen, 2800 E. 2nd Ave.

9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Give your body all the nutrients it needs from bRUNching at True Food Kitchen this Sunday. This restaurant is built on the belief that honest food tastes really good and the bRUNch team wholeheartedly believes them. And that does indeed include their cocktails. As always, run starts at 9:15 a.m.! Routes: 5K, 10K

Future Events

  • August 13 – Don Q Summer Rum Dinner (Info)
  • August 13 – Breck for Books (Info)
  • August 13 – Wild in the Streets Bottle Release @ Ratio (Info)
  • August 13 – Great Divide Can Release Party (Info)
  • August 15 – 5th Annual Ed Fest (Info)
  • August 15 – Red Evelyn Release Party @ Black Shirt (Info)
  • August 22 – Boulder Craft Beer Festival (Tickets)
  • August 23 – Brewery Bike Crawl (Info)
  • September 6 – Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party (Tickets)
  • September 11 – James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner (Tickets)
  • September 12 & 13 – Denver Flea No. 6 (RSVP Now)
  • September 19 – Oktoberfest @ Locavore Beer Works (Info)
  • September 25 – Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII (Tickets)
  • September 24-26 – Great American Beer Festival (Tickets go on sale July 29!!!)
  • October 11 – The bRUNch Run (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.