Weekend off the Wagon: Oct. 17th – Oct. 19th (2014)

Big City Quad Release (Photo: River North)

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 64˚ Low: 43˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 70˚ Low: 45˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 74˚ Low: 43˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, October 17 Pours for Paws Fundraising Event Grist Brewing Co., 9150 E. Commerce Center Circle #300, Highlands Ranch Grist Brewing will be hosting “Pours for Paws” in the tap […]

Top Shelf Harvest Vail

Photo - Mitch Dinkins

If you are not an avid skier, snowboarder, or all around winter enthusiast then the best time to visit Vail is undoubtedly the fall. A combination of summer staples like mountain biking and hiking combined with the milder weather and changing leaves make autumn trips west of the tunnel a perfect weekend getaway. This year […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 15th – Oct. 21st (2014)

Photo Credit: High Hops Brewery

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. We have numerous milestone events with tappings this […]

Denver Bacon and Beer Festival Returns

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Bacon and beer. Beer and bacon. No matter how you say it, it sounds amazing. For the past two years, we have been teaming up with EatBoston to bring you the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival. Let’s take a moment and recap what we ate and drank. Last year we added even more bacon and […]

Weekend off the Wagon – GABF Recovery Weekend

Store front to Black Shirt Brewing Company and their patio

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 59˚ Low: 41˚ AM Showers Precip: 30% High: 73˚ Low: 48˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 60˚ Low: 35˚ PM Showers Precip: 60% Friday, October 10 Fun’d Fest Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. Did GABF wear out your beer taste-buds? Deep Eddy Vodka presents Fun’d Fest for The Cystic Fibrosis […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 8th – Oct. 14th (2014)

Photo Credit: Kimberly Beesley

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. It seems like it took forever for GABF […]

2014 GABF Medals: How does Colorado stack up to the rest of the nation?

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Another Great American Beer Festival (GABF) has come and gone meaning it’s once again time to tally up the scores and see how well Colorado’s medal count compares to the rest of the nation.  The first criterion in deciding the winner is the most obvious: Who won the most overall medals? Most Overall Medals 1. […]

And Your 2014 Great American Beer Festival Award Winners Are…

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American-Style Fruit Beer - Apricot - Bronze

English Style-Mild Ale - S.S. Minnow Mild Ale, Bronze

Now in it’s 33 year, the Great American Beer Festival has more than quadrupled in size. At the first GABF, there were 40 breweries, this year 3,100 breweries participated. Now in it’s 28th year, this year’s competition awarded  268 medals. More than 5,507 beers were entered into the competition. To kick-off the awards ceremony, the State of […]

The 10 people you see waiting in line at GABF

Photo © Brewers Association

Whether it’s to get into the Convention Center, to get a tasting cup, to get a beer, or to go to the restroom, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) experience is 90% waiting in line.  There’s no need to stand idly with crossed arms and an impatiently tapping foot; queue time is people-watching time.  For […]

Fresh Taps: Oct. 1st – Oct. 7th (GABF 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. It’s here. The moment we’ve all been waiting […]

Festivus is back! May your beeriest dreams come true.

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During this magical week of GABF, it’s also time to look into the future. Into our dreams. And into December, for the third annual Denver Beer Festivus, presented by Imbibe and Denver off the Wagon. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (October 2) at 10am, and tend to sell out, so get ready. Festivus is December 13, […]

Win tickets to GABF at BSide

B-Side beers - Photo Credit PJ Hoberman

Want some tickets to the Thursday night GABF session? BSide (1336 E. 17th Ave), the newest creation from the masterminds behind Star Bar, has three pairs of tickets to give away! Here’s how to win: Option 1 – Head into BSide and fill out a comment card before the bar closes on Wednesday night. While no purchase is necessary […]

Prohibition Style In Boulder at License No 1

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Boulder is known both locally and nationally as a beer town. With 15+ breweries and a number of tap houses, you have no shortage of options if you’re looking for something made of hops and barley. The University of Colorado even ensures there are a number of dive bars if shooting well liquor is more […]

Beer Theory: The Opening

Empties - Photo Credit: Breckenridge Brewery

Beer Theory is a monthly series that exists where geekdom relents. It’s the cross between prose, poetry, philosophy, and spilling a beer on your keyboard. Look for it the last Friday of every month. Beer Theory exists where geekdom relents. It straddles the line between concept and practicality and begins in the simplest of places: your […]

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 […]

Great American Beer Festival Fantasy Draft: The Wagon’s team

Photo: © Brewers Association

PorchDrinking.com’s second annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Fantasy Draft occurred this past weekend and Denver off the Wagon was there to challenge other beer journalists of both local and national acclaim.  Here’s a breakdown of the competition. The Participants & Draft Order 1. Mike Snider – USA Today 2. Mark Slattery – Denver Beer […]

DIA to give passengers a taste of Colorado beer culture

Logo: Denver International Airport

What image does Denver International Airport (DIA) project?  The roof of the Jeppesen Terminal looks like snowcapped peaks so our mountains are represented.  It features Western-inspired art like the “Spirit of the People” painting and that gigantic blue devil-horse off of Peña Boulevard so our history is on display, too.  But what about Colorado’s most […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Theme: Gratitude

Team Our Mutual Friend - Photo credit: OMF Malt & Brew

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 […]