Weekend off the Wagon: Oct. 9th – 11th

Weekend off the Wagon Oct. 9-11 2015

Stem Ciders Chili Cider seasonal – Photo credit: Stem Ciders

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Friday, October 9

Harvest Week: Footloose & Farm Fresh – The 70s Edition

The GrowHaus, 4751 York St.
7- 10 p.m., $53.49 per person

The GrowHaus will be transformed into an oceanside oasis for the evening. Gather your family and friends for an evening of good food, good company and good times. This menu will feature traditional luau dishes and cocktails. After dinner the party begins with live entertainment. Participating restaurants include Rackhouse Pub, Appaloosa Grill, Masterpiece Deli, Inga’s Alpine Lounge, Lucky Pie, Glazed & Confused and The Corner Office.

Saturday, October 10

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.

Metal for Mutts

Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr.
3-6 p.m.; $5-10 suggested donation

Join the dog-luvin’ folks from Black Sky on Saturday for Metal for Mutts, a fundraiser and adoption event for My Fairy Dawg Mother Hound Rescue next door to the brewery. The adoption event will be from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot behind the brewery and will be all ages. At 6 p.m., two live music performances will start and will be 21 and up. Go get your puppy on!

Fall Social @ Fort Greene

Fort Greene Bar, 321 E. 45th Ave.
6-9 p.m., Free to Attend

Shop vintage clothing, flasks, jewelry, handcrafted elixirs, teas, art and more at Fort Greene Bar with your favorite local vendors from 6-9 p.m.! While you’re there, enjoy their amazing bar program, chill atmosphere and knock-your-socks-off good food. Plus, there will be pumpkin carving because who doesn’t love carving pumpkins in the fall?

Fall Harvest Party

Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Suite 150
11 a.m. – 2 a.m., $10 Entry 

That familiar chill is back in the air, and the folks from Stem Ciders love celebrating harvest time! Join them starting at 11 a.m. for their local mini market with fare and handmade goods from vendors like The Long I Pie Shop, Mile High Winey, RE, Naked Goat Farm, Happy Leaf Kombucha, Mountain Patchwork and more! There will be a pig roast from Bubba Duke’s BBQ and plenty of bluegrass music to feed your soul, too. This year’s special cider seasonal is their Chili Cider along with all of your Stem favorites.

Hops & Pie Five Year Anniversary

Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St.
12 p.m.

Hops & Pie has been a favorite craft beer and pizza joint for the past five years. They’re so gosh darn happy about that that they’re going to give away a beer and a pint glass to the first 100 folks who walk in the door! They’ll also have many cellared goodies and a raffle at 3 p.m.

James Howat & The Giant Peach Beer Release Party

Boggy Draw Brewery, 3535 S. Platte River Dr., Sheridan
12 p.m.

In good humor as a response to the once heated debate over barrel-aged and kettle sours, the folks from Boggy Draw Brewery were inspired to make another kettle sour called “James Howat & The Giant Peach.” It clocks in at 6.8 percent ABV and had 25 pounds of Palisade peaches and apricots thrown into it in the secondary for a luscious, thirst-quenching ale. And don’t worry, James Howat himself has given consent for the naming for this beer.

Funk the Man Kickoff

River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St., Unit 1
1-9:30 p.m, Free to Attend ($12 for a bomber)

The team at River North is saying goodbye to the home of their first location (2401 Blake St.), but they’re also not ones to mope around. Instead, for the first night of a three-part farewell, join them Saturday at 1 p.m. and sip on “Funk the Man #1,” a brett saison aged in Cabernet barrels. It will be available both on tap and in 275mL bottles. This release will be more limited than ones in the past, so definitely come early if you want to grab some to-go. Denver Smoke BBQ will be serving up some grub, too.

Second Annual Harvest Party!

Denver Beer Co. Canworks, 4455 Jason St.
2-6 p.m., ($25-40 for beer & food; Free to Attend)

Come party with the Denver Beer crew as they celebrate the harvest season and all things autumn! They will have a full line up of fall beers, fun activities for all ages, food trucks, live bluegrass music, tours of Canworks, a farmer’s market with local vendors and more! Chef Eric Lee from Saratos will be slow roasting a whole hog for their Harvest Party. All-you-can-eat pork is $5. Want to drink unlimited beer? Purchase your unlimited beer ticket in advance at http://nightout.com/events/2nd-annual-harvest-party/tickets.

Black Shirt Third Anniversary Party

Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St.
2-10 p.m., Free to Attend

Black Shirt’s third anniversary beer is an incredible barrel-aged sour that they’ve been holding on to for a while now. It was brewed back in the fall of 2013 and has been aging in Infinite Monkey Theorem Malbec and Leopold Bros. whiskey barrels then blended back together. Beyond that beer, they will have other unique red ales like a whiskey barrel-aged coffee red quad and more!

Sunday, October 11

Brewhouse Yoga with Denelle

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

Join 500-hour registered yoga teacher, Denelle Numis 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.

The bRUNch Run

Stapleton Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
8 a.m. – 1 p.m., ($30-70 to register)

The bRUNch Run is the most epic Sunday Funday in Colorado. Runners will start their morning off with a timed 5K and 10K run around beautiful Stapleton Central Park. After crossing the finish line, bRUNchers will feed their appetite and indulge in some of the best brunch food and drinks in Denver. The 2015 bRUNch Run will take place on starting at 8 a.m.

October Bluegrass Brunch

Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave
11 a.m., Free to Attend

Beer, live music from Lonesome Days, donuts from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke BBQ. Come down and relax on this peaceful Sunday.

Future Events

  • October 12 – Old Jubilation Ugly Sweater Party (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.