Weekend off the Wagon: September 3rd – 6th

Illegal Pete's 20th Anniversary Party 2015

(Image credit: Illegal Pete’s)

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 81˚
Low: 58˚
Precip: 50%
High: 84˚
Low: 60˚
Partly Cloudy
Precip: 0%
High: 86˚
Low: 58˚
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 10%
High: 85˚
Low: 52˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 0%


Thursday, September 3

The Denver Passport Closing Party 

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave.
7-10 p.m., $25

The Imbibe and Passport Program teams are taking over the McNichols Building tonight from 7-10 p.m. for the 2015 Passport Closing Party. It’s your chance to try the drinks you missed, reacquaint yourself with your favorites of the summer and share one last cheers with friends and fellow Passporters. P.S. Even those of you who might have missed your chance to snag a Passport this year can attend!

Special End of Summer Tapping @ The BoB

The Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway, Englewood
5 p.m., Free to Attend

The Brew on Broadway will be tapping their Brookridge Dairy Fudgessicle Stout served on nitro tonight at 5 p.m. Consider this your end-of-summer chocolate delight for the evening.

New Holland Tapping @ Jakes

Jakes Brew Bar, 2540 W. Main St., Littleton
6 p.m., Free to Attend

The wall of summer has been broken and pumpkin beers are pouring in, people! Kick off September with an Ichabod Pumpkin Ale from New Holland thanks to your friends at Jakes Brew Bar starting at 6 p.m. If you’re not quite ready (or pumpkin beers aren’t your thing), they’re also tapping Incorrigible Reserve from New Holland, a white sour with a very limited offering here in Colorado. Expect some other rarities from New Holland this evening, too.

Spruce Grand Opening

Spruce, 4347 Tennyson St.
6-10 p.m., Free to Attend

The team at the newest barber shop and specialty clothing store in Denver is celebrating their grand opening with food, booze and an opportunity to win fancy prizes. The Spruce team specializes in teaching you how to look your best without judgement (and with a nice Colorado flair).

Road to GABF Diebolt Dinner @ Euclid Hall

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, 1317 14th St.
7 p.m., $57.92

Join the folks at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen for a series of intimate craft beer dinners leading up to the Great American Beer Festival. This dinner will be featuring suds from some of their favorite craft breweries paired with creative food from Euclid’s Chef Jake Grant. Diebolt Brewing is the second dinner in a series of four occuring every Thursday starting the last week of August. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the ticket price of $55.00 includes tax and gratuity.

Friday, September 4

Brewed Food: Epic Brewing Company

Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St.
4-7 p.m., Under $10

This week’s Brewed Food might capture your interest at the “Fraimboise Sriracha”, because it sure did for us! Join the Brewed Food team once again, this time at Epic Brewing Company for Tender Belly Gogi Wanja meatballs and Epic beer. A lot of thought goes into these pairings, so if you’re really into experimenting with beer and food, we wouldn’t miss these events!

Ska Brewing Pint Night

Murdock’s Tap & Tavern, 585 E. South Boulder Rd., Louisville
6:30-8:30 p.m., Free to Attend

Join the Ska Brewing and Murdock’s folks Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy some tasty Ska brews. If you buy a pint, you get to keep the Ska glass, too. You’ll also be entered to win some serious Ska merch’ if you hang out for a bit!

Wibby Brewing Grand Opening Weekend

Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont
11 a.m. – 10 p.m, Free to Attend

Help Wibby Brewing celebrate their grand opening over Labor Day weekend! There will be plenty of fun to be had at Wibby Brewing with some special events throughout the weekend starting on Friday, September 4th.

2014 Rum Pumpkin Porter Returns!

Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S. Valentia St. #100
12 p.m., Free to Attend

The folks over at CKBC are definitely ready for a nice, warm fall! And more pumpkin beer seems the way to go about it! They are kicking off September with their 2014 rum barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter returning to the tasting room. This English-style porter was dressed up with pumpkin pie spices and then aged in Jamaican rum barrels for months. Get it Friday starting at noon.

Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen – South Dock Firkin Friday

Dry Dock Brewing – South Dock, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
3 p.m., Free to Attend

Dry Dock Brewing took their traditional German-style wheat beer and added a handful of basil leaves and a ton of strawberries to pair the bold banana aroma with sweet fruit and herbs.

Beer Release Party: Third Eye Library and Herb

Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave.
5:30 p.m., Free to Attend

Fiction Beer Co is excited to release their collaboration brew with the Denver Public Library and Kevin Hearne (author of the Iron Druid Chronicles series). Show your library card and get $1 off. Enjoy this caraway pear cream ale while also getting signed up for a Denver Public Library card.

Saturday, September 5

Colorado Craft Beer Roundup

Crist Park, 5th St., Frederick
3-8 p.m., $20-35

Ready for a boot-stomping, beer tasting, food-munching good time? Mosey on over to the CO Craft Beer Roundup in Crist Park (105 5th St.) on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. Over 20 Colorado breweries will be slingin suds to quench your thirst, as food vendors quell your hunger and live music and games entertain you! Featuring life-sized beer pong, corn hole, and even a mechanical bull for the brave at heart, this fundraiser for the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce is sure to have something for every cowboy and cowgirl!

First Annual Sour Tap Takeover 

World of Beer – LoDo, 1555 Blake St. Unit 102
11 a.m., $55 optional

This Saturday will be World of Beer LoDo’s first annual sour tap takeover. They’ll have over 20 taps from Russian River Brewing, Odell Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery and more! You can either buy pours individually or drink small pours of whatever you want for $55.

Brews & Views 

The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
1-4 p.m., $25

Take in the gorgeous views and sip delicious brews in Littleton, Colo. at Hudson Gardens! Celebrate the end of summer with blooming flowers and the bright blue sky while enjoying a huge variety of Colorado beers at the Brews and Views Beer Festival on Saturday. Your ticket gets you samples of 30+ local beers, live music from The Robby Wicks Band and access to Hudson Gardens. You’ll also be able to buy snacks from local food trucks, play yard games and have a chance to win prizes from the Aspen Grove Shopping Center.

Inaugural Crawfish Boil

Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S. Valentia St. #100
5 p.m., $25-80

The folks at Copper Kettle Brewing Co. are very excited for their first annual Crawfish Boil with Taste of Texas BBQ! Taste of Texas BBQ drove down to Louisiana and picked up some delicious mud-bugs, straight from the Mississippi River. They will be preparing crawfish, shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes–the Creole way! You will also have the opportunity to purchase and enjoy mouth watering Texas style BBQ. Pre-purchase tickets here: https://www.universe.com/events/taste-of-texas-crawfish-and-bbq-copper-kettle-tickets-denver-M4DRGY.

September 2015 Release

Casey Brewing and Blending, 3421 Grand Ave. STE E., Glenwood Springs
8 a.m.-8 p.m..; $6-8 8 oz. pours, $16-28 bottles

If you would like in on some amazing bottles from Casey Brewing and Blending this month, we recommend getting to the brewery around 8 a.m. to make sure you get one of the 160 tickets to ensure you get the bottles you’d like. Find out more about the parking ‘deets and more here.

Salted & Sour Wheat – North Dock Firkin Saturday

Dry Dock Brewing Co. Production and Packaging Facility, 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora
12 p.m., Free to Attend

Dry Dock took their German-style wheat beer, added some Himalayan salt, and then soured it to give everyone’s favorite Hefeweizen a bit of a bite. You won’t want to miss this Gose-Hefe-Hybrid ale!

Sunday, September 6

Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
7 p.m., $35

Illegale Pete’s has been helping cure your hangover for 20 years now. Do them a solid and have a good time with them listening to Lucero, Built to Spill and the amazing Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at Red Rocks this Sunday. We say $35 is a pretty awesome price for this kind of shindig. Go buy your tickets now!

Future Events

  • 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 16 – Imbibe’s Night Off (Tickets)
  • September 18 – Loveland Oktoberfest (Info)
  • September 18 – Brewed Food: New Belgium Brewing (Info)
  • September 19 – Oktoberfest @ Locavore Beer Works (Info)
  • September 22 – Split Ep Beer Dinner w/ TRVE and Ratio (Tickets)
  • September 23 – What the Funk!? Invitational (Tickets)
  • 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 4 – RMCA Cider Tasting @ Cider Days (Lakewood) (Info)
  • October 10 – Metal for Mutts @ Black Sky (Info)
  • October 11 – The bRUNch Run (Info)
  • December 8 – Bull & Bush Christmas Beer Tasting (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.