Weekend off the Wagon: “Thank you, I’ll have another”

Photo credit: Flickr

This weekend is going to be a cool one–and hopefully a dry one to boot! Come spend it outdoors while checking out some of the events going on the next three days. With a very sessionable SeshFest and a few other outdoor shindigs, there isn’t a shortage of things to do or drinks to indulge with! Friday […]

Fresh Taps: July 30th – Aug. 5th (2014)

The Sour Incident

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 we’ve got two anniversaries (Odd13 and […]

Sesh Fest – A beer fest you can survive

Image credit: Imbibe Denver

Want to attend a beer event that won’t make your tastebuds, wallet or day-after self unhappy? Then look no further. Sesh Fest, the second event in the Lovibond Series presented by The Colorado Brewers Guild and Imbibe Denver, is an event where attendees can sample a multitude of beers without feeling the overwhelming effects of […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Beer Camp, Final Friday, Union Station & more!

Image credit Beer Camp Across America Facebook event page

  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 92˚ Low: 65˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 92˚ Low: 64˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 20% High: 85˚ Low: 63˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 50% Friday, July 25 Beer Camp Across America Civic Center Park, DenverFrom 5-10 p.m., 80 Colorado breweries will be joined with fellow brewers and beer lovers at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp […]

Fresh Taps: July 23rd – July 29th (2014)

Jagged Mountain

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. Hello from Pittsburgh! I’m in the City of […]

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)

BBB Last Unicorn

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 […]