Weekend off the Wagon – Close out the harvest season in style

Folks enjoying libations at last year's Harvest Week

  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 87˚ Low: 56˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 86˚ Low: 56˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 80˚ Low: 53˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 10% Friday, September 26 Wazee Supper Club Celebrates 40 Years Wazee Supper Club, 1600 15th St. The historic Wazee Supper Club in LoDo is turning 40! In commemoration, the first 100 guests […]

Fresh Taps: Sept. 24th – Sept. 30th (Pre-GABF 2014)

Photo Credit: Odell 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. With nearly 100 tapping events over the next […]

GABF: How to see your glass half-full

Photo: Daniel Spiess on Flickr

Scalpers running rampant.  Ticketing websites crashing harder than the Hindenburg.  Exorbitant admission fees if you’re even lucky enough to get that far.  Worthy breweries getting shut out.  Spotty cellphone reception.  Sloppy, amateur-hour drunks crawling all over the city.  It’s easy to complain about Great American Beer Festival (GABF).  I, myself, have been guilty of a […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Theme: Gratitude

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 89˚ Low: 58˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 80˚ Low: 58˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 80˚ Low: 57˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 40% Featured Event Offensively Delicious The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W 44th Ave. Don’t you ever feel like you just want a good laugh while drinking some awesome beer? Well, Renegade […]

Fresh Taps: Sept. 17th – Sept. 23rd (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. Oktoberfest in Germany begins on Saturday, Sept. 20th […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Here’s how to stay warm, Colorado

Oskar Blue's poster for VIVA LYONS event this Saturday

It’s a chilly day in September, but regardless of if and when it warms back up this weekend, it’s nothing we’re not prepared for. Besides, boozy events keep you nice and warm, right? Friday Saturday Sunday High: 53˚ Low: 41˚ AM Clouds / PM Sun Precip: 20% High: 78˚ Low: 50˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% […]

How I learned to stop worrying and tolerate #UpForWhatever

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Though I matriculated in Colorado, I am not a Buffalo nor am I a Ram.  I’m not even a Pioneer, Roadrunner, Falcon, Bear, or Oredigger.  In a state full of relatively obscure colleges, I chose the obscurest.  I am a Mountaineer. The reasons I chose to study at Western State College (now, to my irksomeness, […]

Fresh Taps: Sept. 10th – Sept. 16th (2014)

Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden

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. I’m back! But I’m not a delicious craft […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Fall is definitely here

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 72˚ Low: 51˚ AM Showers Precip: 70% High: 72˚ Low: 52˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 20% High: 83˚ Low: 57˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 40% Friday, September 5 Fall Harvest Brewfest Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins Benefiting the Animal House Shelter, the Fall Harvest Brewfest is into its sixth year of showcasing […]

Oktoberfest 2014: Where to party in Denver

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

It’s Oktoberfest season!  The beer’s flowing, the sun’s still shining, and it’s high time we donned our lederhosen and drank copiously in the biergarten.  Here are the places in the Denver area (i.e. from Golden to Aurora and from Northglenn to Castle Rock) where you can party like a German or, at the very least, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Don’t labor on Labor Day weekend

Photo credit: The Big Wonderful's Facebook page

There’s no shortage of things to keep you and your friends busy with this Labor Day weekend. Just don’t try to cram too many fun things into one weekend.

Fresh Taps: Aug. 27th – Sept. 9th (2014)

Photo Credit: Dodgeton Creek 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. I joke that at least one brewery opens […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Feeling fancy or outrageous this weekend?

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 76˚ Low: 57˚ T-Storms Precip: 80% High: 82˚ Low: 55˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 20% High: 83˚ Low: 56˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0%   Friday, August 22 High Plains Comedy Festival Various Locations in Denver Ready for a good laugh? The second annual High Plains Comedy Festival started Thursday and continues until Saturday night. […]

Fresh Taps: Aug. 20th – Aug. 26th (2014)

Photo Credit: Snowbank 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. This week Snowbank Brewing opens its doors in […]

Get the best bang for your buck during Denver Restaurant Week

Photo credit: Ernie's Bar & Pizza Facebook page

You may be thinking, “Wait, isn’t Denver Restaurant Week during the winter?” Normally, you’d be correct in thinking that, but this year, VISIT DENVER is celebrating the 10th anniversary of DRW by having both a summer and a winter week of fixed price deliciousness starting August 23-29 and again February 22-28. There is one other […]

Wine 101 at Wine & Whey

Photo Credit: Cortney Logan

When I imagine wine making, I always picture Lucile Ball dancing/stomping around a vat of grapes. Once upon a time, this was how wine was made. Winemakers used this method because the balls of the feet would not squish the grapes completely. Nowadays, it’s rare to find winemakers who crush grapes with their feet, but […]

Unwind H2O: Gorgeous art on a summer night

Close up oh Chihuly's piece "Blue and Purple Boat" at dusk

What can possibly be more perfect than a warm summer night, gorgeous art, and some booze? Not much, and that is exactly what transpired at the Denver Botanic Gardens during Unwind: H2O on August 7. (Note: This article is a little picture heavy. SorryNotSorry.) The Unwind events are a more relaxed visit to the Botanic […]

Weekend off the Wagon – It’s a responsibly raised zoo out there

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 89˚ Low: 64˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 20% High: 91˚ Low: 63˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 92˚ Low: 61˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 10% Friday, August 15 Live Music Friday @ MCA Denver MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. All summer long, MCA Denver is staying open late on the weekends, and Fridays are ripe for […]

Fresh Taps: Aug. 13th – Aug. 19th (2014)

Cedar Creek Beer Camp

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. Two new breweries open Saturday (Iron Bird Brewing […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Fermentable goodies & CANiversaries

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 88˚ Low: 62˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 86˚ Low: 62˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 50% High: 79˚ Low: 60˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 40% Friday, August 8 Summer Nights @ the Museum  Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.The theme for this night’s of adult fun is ‘Bacon, Beer, and OhHeckYeah!’ Powered through […]