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 […]

Cocktail Hour on Little Raven

The bar at Zengo

Tequila is an odd drink. Often the source of hazy college flashbacks, late night runs for food you’ll regret in the morning, and the only drink served regularly from belly buttons. It is not a surprise then that many swear off it completely as they grow past their partying days. This unfortunate reputation is in […]

Barks and Brews: Being a dog owner for a day

(Photo Credit: Denver Beer Co.)

If there are two things it seems that all Denverites love, it’s beer and dogs. In fact, they go together so well in Denver, that bars such as Bark Bar have opened specifically as dog-and-beer destination locations. I know my way around a tap house pretty well, but I do not own a dog. So, while […]

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 […]

Voting Towards Mediocrity – A Rant.

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This is a rant. A rant composed because I’m tired of Denver’s brewing industry being something that is cashed in on by folks who have no business dealing with beer. In this case: Denver’s KDVR. You know, FOX. Right now, Denver’s KDVR is hosting some kind of ill-thought chimera of “World Cup meets Denver’s Breweries” […]

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 […]

I’m outdoorsy in that I like drinking on patios

Photo Courtesy of ViewHouse

This week kicks off the official start to the summer and what is better than enjoying a cold one outside in the sunshine? Day drinking on patios is one of my favorite summer hobbies. With so many options what are the not-to-miss spots to drink in the sunshine? To answer this question I asked my […]

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 […]