Weekend off the Wagon – A Feisty party and Belgian beer ahead

From Feisty Spirits Facebook page

  Are you thirsty yet? With everything going on, this weekend is sure to not suck. Check out what we rounded up for you this time! Friday Saturday Sunday High: 90˚ Low: 63˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 10% High: 94˚ Low: 64˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 97˚ Low: 65˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 10% Friday, July […]

Fresh Taps: July 16th – July 22nd (2014)

Wiley Roots Brewing

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. Time flies when you’re having fun! This week […]

How I lost and regained my culture at Biergarten Festival

Prost!

I am German-American.  That is, I thought I was German-American.  My last name, family tree, and pasty complexion point to Germanic roots.  I like beer, I like sauerkraut, I own a pair of lederhosen, and I was mildly pleased to see Die Mannschaft hoist the World Cup trophy.  I assumed I was as German as […]

Weekend off the Wagon – It’s an English & German beer kind of weekend

(Image credit: Hogshead Brewery)

Hogshead Brewery turns two this weekend and other fun goings-on! Check them out!   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 92˚ Low: 64˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 50% High: 86˚ Low: 63˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 60% High: 84˚ Low: 61˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 30% Friday, July 11 Hogshead 2nd Anniversary Week Hogshead Brewery, 4460 W. 29th Ave. This snazzy Slo-Hi brewery is […]

Fresh Taps: July 9th – July 15th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. Are you someone who loves variety? Or maybe […]

18th Annual Biergarten Festival: Don’t wait until Oktoberfest to party like a German

GACC Biergarten Festival

October/September is Christmas Day for the German-American.  It’s Oktoberfest time!  A time to revel in Old World heritage, polka till you drop, stuff your face full of bratwurst and sauerkraut and, of course, indulge in copious amounts of Germany’s greatest cultural achievement: beer.  Yes, Oktoberfest is a grand event indeed, but why confine the Deutsche vivacity […]

Save water, drink whiskey: Water for People hosts ‘Whiskey Rebellion’

2014 Whiskey Rebellion (photo credit: Eat Boston)

It often goes unnoticed how vital clean water is to creating the things we love to imbibe most. Our beer is roughly 95% water and our beloved whiskey is made up of about 60% water. But not all parts of the globe are fortunate enough to utilize water for luxuries like a fine brown liquor or […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Fourth of July Weekend!

From Flickr (click-through).

Happy Fourth of July Weekend, folks! Not sure what you’ll be doing tonight before you view some fireworks? We took some of the hard work out of finding things to do for you this weekend. Cheers! Friday Saturday Sunday High: 93˚ Low: 65˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 95˚ Low: 64˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% […]

Fresh Taps: July 2nd – July 8th (2014)

(Photo Credit: Xavier Provencher)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. Planning to celebrate your independence from macro brews […]

Punch Kings Final Round, and Some Pork Too.

(Photo: Breckenridge Distillery)

Breckenridge Distillery teams up with Cochon 555 to present the grand finale of the second annual Punch Kings spirits competition. The event takes place this Sunday, June 29th from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Curtis Hotel (1405 Curtis St. Denver, CO). The Denver competition is the culmination of events from across the country. Four […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Beer geeks unite!

From the CBF website.

  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 80˚ Low: 58˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 88˚ Low: 59˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 95˚ Low: 61˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, June 27 Final Friday Food Truck Fiesta Five Points, 2830 Larimer St. As a part of this Final Friday’s festivities in Denver, the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District is […]

Colorado Brewers’ Festival to mark 25 years

Photo courtesy of Colorado Brewers' Festival

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival (COBF) is Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 in downtown Ft. Collins’ Civic Center.  Hours each day are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. I know what you’re thinking, another speck of salt in the ocean of beer fests.  True, it’s easy for festivals to get lost in the crowd (after all, according to […]

A Hootenanny for Breckenridge Brewery’s 24th Anniversary

From a Breckenridge Brewery press release

Since the 1980′s, Richard Squire’s love of skiing and love of making home brews have come a long way. Eventually he created the Breckenridge Brewery brand. Twenty-four years later, we’re enjoying the celebration of its creation to this day in the form of a hootenanny. Taking place on Saturday, July 12th the Hootenanny celebration, is an […]

Fresh Taps: June 25th – July 1st (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. A new brewery, anniversaries, and firkins – oh […]

Weekend off the Wagon – First weekend of Summer

Image credit TRVE Brewing Co.

It’s official, the Summer Solstice is this Saturday, June 21. We can all stop pretending summer started three weeks ago and stop feeling bad for wearing jorts (depending on who you are). Let’s all instead look forward to longer nights and more patio weather. This weekend isn’t going to disappoint you. Don’t forget to look […]

Fresh Taps: June 18th – June 24th (2014)

(Photo ©Crazy Mountain Brewery)

Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. A new brewery, anniversaries, customer appreciation tappings, and even Summer Solstice celebrations are bringing you plenty of tasty options to choose from! From TRVE’s anniversary […]

Sours to look out for this week: June 13-17

Photo credit: Avery Brewing's FB page

Are you tired of wild and sour ales yet? Of course you’re not! ‘Tis the season, after all.   This Sunday Avery Brewing Company will release No. 20 in it’s Barrel-Aged Series, Obscuro & Nimbosus, a tropical, sour ale aged in dark rum barrels and spiced with a touch of fresh ginger and key lime zest. […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Enjoy a cold one with Dad, or two

Photo credit: Great Divide's website

Happy Father’s Day Weekend, folks! Inspiration for knowing where to take Dad out on this holiday can sometimes be difficult, so we’re here to help out a bit. Below you’ll find a variety of different places to impress Dad with (or to just check out yourself). Don’t forget about the Fresh Taps for more beer releases and some […]

Fresh Taps: June 11th – June 17th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. And I’m back! Although a week in Mexico might sound nice, it’s a place that lacks tasty brews. It’s great to be back in the […]

It’s time to grab a drink and watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Denver

Three Lions - Get rowdy. Photo credit: Three Lions Facebook

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off this Thursday, June 12, and runs through Sunday, July 13. The first game is Brazil vs. Croatia at 2 p.m., and the first USA game is Monday, June 16 at 4 p.m. vs. Ghana. Whether or not you like soccer, watching World Cup in a crowded bar full […]