Weekend off the Wagon: Oct. 2nd – 4th

Photo of Blueberry Dreamland Black Project in Denver

(Image credit: Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales)

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Friday, October 2

Duck & Cover 

Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway
7 p.m., No Cover

Duck & Cover is a band that it’s members pride themselves on being cover masters. So come on and get down with a delicious beer from Former Future and listen to your old (or new) favorites be played by this funky group.

Beer Inspired Art – First Fridays on Tennyson St.

Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St.
5 p.m., Free to Attend

Come get some art in your life and hit up Call to Arms tonight for First Friday! Local artist Todd Olsen is debuting his show that is influenced by his love for the 1950’s, beer and cycling and he himself will be there from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

First Friday at Settembre Cellars

Settembre Cellars Winery & Tasting Room, 1501 Lee Hill Dr., #16, Boulder
6-9 p.m.; Wine by the glass/flight, $8/$10

Please join Settembre Cellars as they stay open late for the Nobo First Friday event. Art by Katie Moore is in the tasting room. There are dozens of other studios open for visiting this evening, and three others are accessible from their same parking lot (Bookcliff Vineyards, What We Love The Winery, and Cha Cha Makes Art).

Saturday, October 3

Yoga at Ratio Beerworks

Ratio Beeworks, 2920 Larimer St.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., $15

Kick-off your Saturday the best way you can; yoga in a brewhouse followed by delicious craft beer. This isn’t your mom’s yoga class, either–they’ll be flowing to tunes from Hot Water Music and Fugazi to name a few, so come ready to party.

10th Annual Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival

Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake. St.
12-4 p.m, $40 (SOLD OUT)

A true sign of the change in season is when fresh hop beers start ending up in your glasses for a time. Once again, the folks from Falling Rock, Imbibe and Molly’s bring you the Fresh Hop Festival that showcases a medley of fresh hopped beers created by local and guest breweries. Fresh hop doesn’t just mean a bunch of IPAs, either–expect a wide variety of styles and levels of hoppiness!

Euphoria Release & Bikes, Bands & Brews Party

Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St., Durango
2-6 p.m., $5 at-the-door

Durango Rotary, FLC Skyhawks Cycling and Durango Daybreak Rotary presents: ‘Bikes, Bands & Brews’ at Ska Brewing World HQ! This is a celebration to support FLC Cycling, Durango Daybreak Rotary and the goodness of people, cycling, beer and music! The Blue Hornets and The Afrobeatniks will be playing live and Ska will be releasing their winter seasonal–Euphoria Pale Ale–as well as some great beers from Steamworks. Join in on the Tutu Ride from Carver Brewing, a pig roast and a bicycle carnival! ($5 at the gate includes your first beer).

Sunday, October 4

RMCA Cider Tasting @ Cider Days

Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood
12-4 p.m., $18 for unlimited tasting (+ $7 to get into Cider Days Festival)

Join the Rocky Mountain Cider Association in Colorado’s largest “Hard Cider Tasting Garden”. Enjoy delicious hard ciders from over 40 unique producers around the region, and world! Check out their new, increased tasting area for 2015! Tickets are sold inside the Cider Days Festival (which is $7 to get into). Proceeds benefit the South Jeffco Rotary Club.

bRUNch at Carbon

Carbon Beverage Cafe & Habit Doughnuts, 1553 Platte St.
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., $25

Doughnuts and spam for brunch, oh yeah! That is what’s happening this Sunday when you bRUNch with the team at Carbon! The group will meet at 9:15 a.m. and leave for the run at 9:30. Routes: 5K, 10K.

Laws Whiskey House 1st Anniversary Party

Laws Whiskey House, 1420 S. Acoma St.
1-4 p.m.

A year has flown by for the folks at Laws Whiskey House! Come party with them and enjoy live music, food by Blackbird, tours, cocktails and beer. They will also be releasing Batch 2 of their Secale Straight Rye and have more of their first batch of their Four Grain Bourbon. Watch the magic of a barrel dump of bourbon in person (it’s a whiskey lovers dream come true).

Brewhouse Yoga with Sara

Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St.
10:30 a.m., $15

Join 200-hour registered yoga teacher, Sara Randall this Sunday for a fun and dynamic all levels yoga practice at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. Stay after class to mingle with fellow students and enjoy a signature brew from the folks at Alpine Dog. Price includes yoga class and a craft beer! All participants will receive $1 off each additional beer.

Sculpture Brunch 2 

DADA Art Bar, 2470 Broadway, #103-104
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., $48.47

Sculpture Brunch is an immersive experience that combines artmaking with the Sunday cocktail brunch. The team from DADA provide the food, cocktails, art supplies and found materials. You provide a team for sixty minutes of hands-on “sculpting”–crafting one-of-a-kind pieces from an array of unusual objects. Full brunch and two cocktails are included with the price of ticket. Peep the menu: http://americatus.com/brunch/.

‘Blueberry Dreamland’ Bottle Release

Former Future Brewing Co., 1290 S. Broadway
12-2 p.m., $12 per bottle

The time has finally come for the sought-after release of “Blueberry Dreamland”–the deep red and fruity version of the original “Dreamland”. As this is a very limited release, it has been advised for you to show up at least by 10 a.m. if you want more than one bottle. However, it has been strongly suggested that if you’re in line by noon, you’ll get at least one! These bottles are small format (375mL/12.7 fl. oz) and can be bought up to three at a time as of the time we write this (it could change!).

EatDenver’s Harvest Week: Praise the Lard Brunch

The GrowHaus, 4751 York St.
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., $53.49

Brunch is always a good idea. Close your eyes and dream of a delightful morning libation, coffee, sweet treats like pancakes, French toast, perfectly poached eggs and of course bacon. EatDenver wants you to end the weekend in style and with a cocktail in hand. Participating restaurants include: Lola Mexican Fish House, Central Bistro, dBar, The Lobby, Bacon Social House and Snooze.

Future Events

  • October 5-9 – EatDenver’s Harvest Week (cont.) (tickets)
  • October 6 – The Post Brewing Co. Latin Beer Dinner (Info)
  • October 10 – Metal for Mutts @ Black Sky (Info)
  • October 11 – The bRUNch Run (Info)
  • October 17 – The Grand Coffee Bazaar (Tickets)
  • October 17 – The 17th Annual CGB ChiliFest (Info)
  • October 28 – Denver International Wine Festival (Tickets)
  • November 7 – Soles Mates 5K (Tickets)
  • November 7-8 – Denver Bacon and Beer Festival (Tickets go on sale Oct. 7!)
  • 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.