Weekend off the Wagon: August 20th – 23rd

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Former Future / Black Project Dreamland wild yeast sour golden ale Weekend Event

(Photo credit: Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales)

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Thursday, August 20

Lagunitas Tap Takeover

World of Beer – LoDo, 1555 Blake St. Unit 102

11 a.m.

Join the team at World of Beer LoDo today for an amazing Lagunitas Brewing Co. tap takeover going on all day, with special tappings at 4:20 p.m. Expect greats like Imperial Wheat Wine, Rye Cocoa Imperial Porter, High West Imperial Coffee Stout, Citrussenensis, Hop Stoopid and a special dry hopped firkin of Sucks! Expect the High West and the firkin at 4:20 p.m. Come in today and maybe walk away with some nifty Lagunitas gear, too!

Freshcraft Fifth Anniversary Summer Pairing Dinner

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St.

7 p.m.

Freshcraft is celebrating their five year anniversary! They can’t think of a better way to celebrate then to have you over for a family style beer pairing dinner. This one is not to be missed, get your tickets early and see you tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 (tax and gratuity included).

Beer & Cheese Pairing

Upslope Brewing Co., 1501 Lee Hill Rd., Boulder

5-8 p.m.

Join Upslope Brewing at their Lee Hill tap room tonight for a beer and cheese pairing with Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy. They’ll be pairing five beer tasters with five cheeses for $15! Tickets can be purchased in advance (at our Lee Hill tap room) or at the door the night of.

August Brewery Night: Bristol Brewing

Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout St.

6-8 p.m.

Come celebrate August Brewery Night with special guests, Bristol Brewing, at Stout Street Social tonight from 6-8 p.m.! Beers featured that night include the popular Laughing Lab, honey wheat Beehive and the hard-to-find RyePA. The brewer will be on-site and available to chat about the beer program, plus offer tastings and complimentary food pairings. Stout Street Social offers discounted valet parking at the Embassy Suites next door and is conveniently located on the light rail line across from the Colorado Convention Center.

Beer and Cheese with Denver Beer Co.

Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave.

7-9 p.m.

Join Denver Bicycle Cafe for a beer and cheese pairing featuring gourmet cheeses hand-picked to match a selection of four beers from Denver Beer Co. Pair four five oz craft beer pours with four different cheeses while discussing and learning from their cheese expert, Nate Cougill, with cheese from Whole Foods Market (Cherry Creek). $20 pre-sale tickets, $25 day-of, available in person or here online.

Friday, August 21

Oskar Blues IPA Release Party

The Tasty Weasel, 1800 Pike Rd., Longmont

3-8:30 p.m.

Come hang in Longmont at the Tasty Weasel Taproom for the Oskar Blues IPA Release Party. They’ll have live music from Interstate Stash Express, food from Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids and some good ol’ Colorado outdoor activities like a rock wall and zipline. Can’t get much more #COnative than this, huh?

Brewed Food

Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St.

4-7 p.m.

Join Brewed Food and Jensen Cummings as they do it up again, this time at Spangalang Brewery. Food starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until about 7 p.m. Just belly up at the bar, buy your pairing ticket (it’s under $10 per person) and wait for the magic to happen. Pairing includes one smartly-crafted dish and two small pours of beers that open up the dish in different ways.

Let’s Talk About Firkins

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

5 p.m.

Join the Ratio folks in the taproom on Friday for “Let’s Talk About Firkins!” They will tap two firkins at 5 p.m. Every purchased pour from the firkins will result in a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the following: a pair of three-day passes to Riot Fest, $20 Ratio Beerworks gift card or a Ratio Beerworks t-shirt.

Keyser Jose aka Chili Maibock

Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St.

2 p.m.

Keyser Jose aka Chili Maibock (Mockery’s GABF Chile Beer Entry) taps Friday at 2 p.m.! In contrast to the obvious movie character reference they’re making, this beer is not something to be feared nor do you have to worry about it taking out everyone you know and love, one by one. Also, pick up a bottle of their first bottle release! Schizophrenic Narcoleptic is bottled and ready to be taken home from the taproom today! This Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout took time and patience, but it paid off and this bad boy is delicious!

South Dock: Firkin Friday – ApriColada

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

3 p.m.

The Brew Hut‘s firkin of Apricot Blonde with Coconut and Pineapple taps this Friday at 3 p.m. at Dry Dock’s South Location.

Saturday, August 22

Boulder Craft Beer Festival 

West Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd., Boulder

1-5 p.m.

Don’t miss the Second Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival this Saturday–but if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, bad news: tickets are sold out. The event brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. The festival includes music, lawn games and food for purchase.

Central City Beer Fest 

Mainstreet, Central City

1-6 p.m.

Come sample some of Colorado’s best brews at the Central City Beer Festival starting at 1 p.m. The pours will be flowing all day from 18 breweries and brewers happy to serve you up a cold one.

Yoga at Ratio Beerworks

Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

11-12 p.m.

Kick-off your Saturday the best way you can with yoga in a brewhouse followed by delicious craft beer. Embark on this wonderful morning at the new local RiNo brewery, Ratio Beerworks at 11 a.m. This isn’t 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.

Snowbank Brewing’s One Year Anniversary

Snowbank Brewing Co., 225 N. Lemay Ave., Suite 1, Fort Collins

12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the folks from Snowbank Brewing will be celebrating the end of their first year and the beginning of many more! They’re closing down the parking lot for a day of celebration. Come by from noon until 9 p.m. for special releases, food and all day fun. One Way Ride will be joining them for the evening with live music, too. Get yo’ buns up here!

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 

Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield

1-7 p.m.

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range, at the world renowned Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colorado. The festival attracts consumers that are geared towards high-end premium product – including premium cigars, hand-crafted brews, small batch spirits, unique wine, fine automobiles, excellent food and everything encompassing the finer things in life. Event attendees have the chance to mingle with the most prominent cigar manufacturers and cigar celebrities from around the world. All attendees purchasing a cigar ticket will be provided with an official festival bag containing over 20 premium cigars samples, cutter, lighter, festival glass, t-shirt, drink tickets and much more.

Tivoli Brewery Grand Opening Party

Tivoli Student Union, 900 Auraria Pkwy

4-10 p.m.

History is being made on Saturday as Tivoli Brewery will once again be under its original roof on Auraria’s campus.

Sunday, August 23

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales Bottle Release 

Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway

12 p.m.

James Howat of Former Future and his side project Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales has heard your cries. Starting this month, you will be able to get your hands on a new 750mL bottle of his deliciously wild fermented brews every month. And yes, you just read correctly. This month features “Dreamland,” a sour golden ale for $18 a bottle with a five bottle max per person. Howat recommends you arrive early if you would like the full allotment, but he also promises that “everyone in line at noon will be able to get at least one bottle.” Look forward to another bottle release next month, too!

bRUNch @ Atticus

Atticus Denver, 1135 E. Evans Ave.

9:15-12:15 p.m.

Atticus is comfort food, good friends, laughter and libations. Add in running and you have the idyllic bRUNch spot. Grab your friends and have a true #SundayFundayRunday. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. Group leaves the restaurant at 9:30 for the run. Routes: 5K, 10K.

Birthday, Breathe, Bend & Brew with Denelle

Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join 500-hour registered yoga teacher Denelle Numis on her 31st Birthday this Sunday for a fun and dynamic all levels yoga practice at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. You will practice in the middle of this beautiful and sustainably designed tap room that is home to some of the best Colorado artisan beers. Denelle will guide you through a playful yet intentional sequence with some of her favorite poses to some of her favorite tunes. All of this (plus a beer) for only $15!

Salsa & Guacamole Competition 

Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora

1 p.m.

Get those salsa gardens ready for Dry Dock’s annual salsa competition! Categories include: mild salsa, hot salsa, sweet or other salsa and guacamole. To enter, send an email to salsa@drydockbrewing.com by Sunday. Email should include name and category you are entering. Or just go to sample and be judge of this competition while washing it all down with some amazing beer.

Denver Bicycle Cafe Stand Up Open Mic

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

9:30-12:30 a.m.

This open mic is hosted by James Xiong and Roger Haak on Sunday at The Denver Bicycle Cafe. Sign up by 9 p.m. if you’re interested in slingin’ your best material and enjoy $3 craft beer tallboys and $2 New Belgium Shift cans. If you can’t make this one, there’s always next Sunday and the following Sunday and the one after that.

Seventh Anniversary Beer Dinner

Trinity Brewing, 1466 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs

8 p.m.

Trinity Brewing is celebrating seven amazing years in Colorado Springs by hosting a wonderful beer dinner on Sunday! Make your reservations today by calling them up at (719) 634-0029. Dinner cost is $75 plus 20 percent gratuity.

Future Events

  • August 26 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Women & Whiskey Tasting Series (Tickets)
  • August 27 – Save the Ales (Tickets)
  • August 27 – Freshcraft 5th Anniversary Summer Pairing Dinner (Tickets)
  • August 28 – Brewed Food: Upslope Brewing Co. (Info)
  • August 29 & 30 – PalletFest @ Sculpture Park (Info)
  • September 1 – Colorado Bikes + Biz + Beer Meetup (Info)
  • September 3 – The Denver Passport Closing Party (Tickets)
  • September 4 – Brewed Food: Epic Brewing Company (Info)
  • September 5 – Colorado Craft Beer Roundup (Frederick) (Tickets)
  • September 5 – Brews & Views @ Hudson Gardens (Littleton) (Tickets)
  • September 6 – Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party (Tickets)
  • September 10 – McNichols Project 2: Night of ROCK (Tickets)
  • September 11 – James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner (Tickets)
  • September 11 – Brewed Food: TRVE Brewing Co. (Info)
  • September 12 – Two Penguins Tap & Grill Two Year Anniversary (Info)
  • September 12 – Gravity Brewing Three Year Anniversary Celebration (Info)
  • September 12 – 2015 Tour de Fat Denver (Tickets)
  • September 12 & 13 – Denver Flea No. 6 (RSVP Now)
  • September 18 – Loveland Oktoberfest (Info)
  • September 18 – Brewed Food: New Belgium Brewing (Info)
  • September 19 – Oktoberfest @ Locavore Beer Works (Info)
  • September 23 – Offensively Delicious: A Craft Beer Comedy Show (Tickets)
  • September 25 – Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII (Tickets)
  • September 24-26 – Great American Beer Festival (Info)
  • October 11 – The bRUNch Run (Info)

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About Jasmin Hudacsek

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