Weekend off the Wagon: Jan. 23rd – 25th

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 45˚ Low: 24˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 56˚ Low: 33˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 61˚ Low: 25˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, January 23 Winter Brew Fest Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave. The Winter Brew Fest, going both today and Saturday, will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado […]

Cocktail of the Week – Cartier

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There’s something to be said for simple and to the point. Ryan Negley, Tooey’s Barkeep and Peach Street Distillers Cocktail Liaison, embraced that philosophy when approached to create cocktails for this weekend’s Art of Brilliance unGala at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). This week I sat down with Ryan to “taste test” his creations for […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Jan. 16th – 18th

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 60˚ Low: 29˚ AM Clouds Precip: 0% High: 51˚ Low: 28˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 55˚ Low: 29˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0%   Friday, January 16 DESTHIL Launches in Colorado Various Locations, CO January 12-15 were a few great days for the realm of beer in Colorado. Some fine folks […]

Avanti F&B coming to LoHi, will showcase Dogfish Head beer

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Avanti F&B (Food and Beverage), a collective eatery concept coming to the LoHi neighborhood, is slated to open this May and will feature seven distinct, miniaturized, and self-contained “restaurants,” remarkable views of the city, and Colorado’s largest year-round selection of Dogfish Head beer on tap.   Inspired by European markets, Avanti might be best described […]

The 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines is this weekend.

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The 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines festival is upon us. Every year, remarkably close to that morning on which you resolve to take some time off from drinking, a plethora of beers over 7% ABV are offered in a festival hall over 8,000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by dinners, seminars, ski trails and the […]

Weekend off the Wagon: NYE 2015 Edition

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  Wednesday, December 31 (Happy New Year’s Eve!) New Year’s Eve @ Lucky Pie with RUMTUM & Zane Train Lucky Pie LoDo, 1610 16th St. Worried about getting food late on NYE? Never fear, Lucky Pie LoDo will be keeping its kitchen open until midnight, plus you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne if you […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Dec. 19th – 21st

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 46˚ Low: 26˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 47˚ Low: 26˚ AM Clouds/PM Sun Precip: 0% High: 54˚ Low: 34˚ Mostly Cloudy Precip: 0% Friday, December 19 Ugly Sweater Party and Peanut Butter Porter Tapping Zephyr Brewing Co., 1421 26th St. The newly opened Zephyr Brewing will be hosting a tacky holiday sweater […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Dec. 12th – 14th

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 63˚ Low: 34˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 57˚ Low: 33˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 37˚ Low: 25˚ Snow Precip: 60%   Friday, December 12 Ugly Sweaters & Barrel Aged Beer Party Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar, 9567 S. University Blvd. Parry’s Pizza in Highlands Ranch will be throwing it’s second […]

Inaugural IPA Showdown | A Recap

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Here’s the scene: you’re out with your friends at a new-to-you dive bar, and the question of what everyone is going to drink naturally comes up. “I feel like an IPA, I think. Oh, they have Titan! That’s the best. I’ll have one of those,” you say. “But they have Avery IPA! That’s the best […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Dec. 5th – 7th

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  Edited at 4:29 p.m. MST: The Black Shirt Brewing “End of Prohibition Celebration” event is tonight and not tomorrow as originally stated.  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 54˚ Low: 31˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 51˚ Low: 35˚ Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 59˚ Low: 33˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, December 5 Boulder [only] Festivus The Rambrandt Yard, […]

Beer Theory: Chapter III – Coming up for air, exploring oxidation in beer

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We’ve discussed these points before: craft beer consumers are more knowledgeable now than they’ve ever been; craft beer consumers are developing a greater understanding of what constitutes a “good” beer; the palates of craft beer consumers are more finely tuned – so much so that once-common off-flavors will no longer float by unnoticed. For the […]

TRiNiTY returns silver medal and the inherent flaws of beer judging

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TRiNiTY BREWiNG COMPANY recently did something that sent a slight tremor through the craft beer world.  They did something a less scrupulous brewery might not have done.  Not to sound too dramatic, but they did something with the potential to change the public’s entire view of beer competitions.  They returned the silver medal they’d won […]

Glühwein in Denver: The 14th Annual Christkindl Market

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Seeking refuge from visiting relatives?  Searching for a haven against the holiday hubbub?  Disenchanted with the commercialization of Christmas?  Wishing for a more traditional Noel?  More importantly, are you in need of a drink?  The solution to all of these problems lies at the corner of Arapahoe and The 16th Street Mall: The 14th Annual […]

Drizly: The alcohol delivery service reviewed

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Consider the humble beer run, a tradition that’s existed for as long as they’ve sold booze by the bottle.  Like the crocodile, the beer run hasn’t evolved in the past few million years, its essence largely unchanged throughout the generations: find a sober driver, go to the store, grab your alcohol, pay for it, lug […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Nov. 21st – 23rd

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 52˚ Low: 28˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 56˚ Low: 29˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 42˚ Low: 23˚ Partly Cloudy / Wind Precip: 10% Friday, November 21 Molly’s Spirits Grand Opening  [Grand opening of Molly’s has been pushed back to a later date! We’ll keep you posted!]  5809 W. 44th Ave., Lakeside Molly’s Spirits, the […]

Christkindl Market coming to downtown Denver beginning November 21st

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In America, we have holidays and we have drinking holidays.  In Germany, because they’ve a more lenient attitude towards libations, there’s no distinction between the two.  Putting the word “drinking” in front of “holiday” is superfluous; it’s understood that alcohol will be involved.  New Year’s Eve and Oktoberfest, of course, are boozy affairs but the […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Nov. 14th – 16th

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 35˚ Low: 20˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 22˚ Low: 4˚ PM Snow Showers Precip: 50% High: 31˚ Low: 5˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, November 14 Gidget’s Debut Performance at BSB Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. One of BSB‘s very own Gwyn O’Leary and her bandmate, Allison Carlisle are holding their […]

Alpine Dog overcomes delays, slated for grand opening November 22nd

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Remember Alpine Dog Brewing Company?  It launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 to help founder Gardiner Hammond—formerly of Old Mill Brewery & Grill—get his brewery up and running.  Well, it didn’t meet its funding goal and Alpine Dog basically fell off everybody’s radar.  So, it’ll probably come as a surprise to many that Hammond is […]

Molly’s Spirits: Where technology and inebriation meet

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The smallest incorporated town in Colorado will soon be home to one of the state’s largest liquor stores.  Molly’s Spirits, a 30,000 square foot space boasting 360 shelves of beer behind 60 doors (six of which will be devoted solely to make-your-own-six-packs), a massive bomber cave, and offering products from 200+ breweries both domestic and […]

Weekend off the Weekend: Nov. 7th – 9th

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 69˚ Low: 35˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 68˚ Low: 39˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 72˚ Low: 42˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% Friday, November 7 Mockery Brewing Grand Opening Mockery Brewing CO, 3501 Delgany St. Mockery Brewing CO in Denver is opening it’s tap handles to the public today starting 3 […]