Weekend off the Wagon – Patio season is here

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] It’s 80 degrees today, folks! That means patios are starting to open up for your enjoyment. The Post Brewing Co. is one of said places! Get your bums out there and enjoy the warmth and suds!     Friday Saturday Sunday High: 80˚ […]

Fresh Taps: Apr. 16th – Apr. 22nd (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. It’s clear many are recovering from last week’s CBC, as it’s a light week of Fresh Taps. But, as always there’s still a lot going on! Fort Collins Brewery […]

The CBC through the eyes of a future brewery owner

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It might be expected that an event known as the “Craft Brewers Conference” involves a good deal of beer drinking.  That assumption doesn’t go unfounded. From brewery tours to the sudsy welcome reception at Sports Authority Field to the royal pint of Centennial State Pale Ale all guests received upon arrival, there was enough alcohol at […]

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

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On Friday, April 11th, the final evening of the Craft Brewers Conference, the bi-annual World Beer Cup (WBC) awards were announced.  Although the WBC is usually inundated with submissions from American craft brewers, it is truly a global contest bringing together Old World masters and new school innovators.  Amid foreign and domestic competitors, how did […]

Angelshare Session 5: Highballs & Collins

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There’s not much time left to take advantage of $5 craft cocktails made from spirits from local distilleries. Plus, this all benefits charity! The final session of Angelshare, “Tropicals, Punches & Patio Cocktails” has already started and runs through April 22nd. Head to Coohills, The Curtis Club, Freshcraft, Jax Fish House, LOLA or Star Bar […]

Weekend off the Wagon – CBC Events and More!

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] Happy CBC week, folks! Festivities almost seem never ending, but it’s good news to those of you not able to attend the actual conference! We’ve rounded up a few for you to check out this weekend. There definitely isn’t a shortage of things […]

Fresh Taps: Apr. 9th – Apr. 15th (2014) CBC Edition

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. The Craft Brewers Conference has officially begun, so what does that mean to you if you’re not going? Tapping events that are GABF-like in quantity and quality, that’s what. […]

Breckenridge and SweetWater collaboration hits Denver

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All it took was 17 years and persistent nudging from a brewery 1,400 miles away to convince SweetWater Brewing Company of Atlanta, Ga., to finally brew a big-time collaboration beer. The nudging, pestering, far-away brewery happens to be Breckenridge Brewery and the resulting collaboration beer has morphed into a two-day event during the Craft Brewers Conference […]

Craft Brewers Conference: Events outside the Convention Center

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The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), April 8-11, is like the Great American Beer Festival for industry folk. That means specialty tappings, events, and beer-fueled debauchery galore. While a lot of the action takes place within the Convention Center, brewers and industry reps will be hitting the streets of Denver to blow off steam after sitting […]

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Weekend off the Wagon – Opening Day Weekend!

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] Friday Saturday Sunday High: 55˚ Low: 30˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 56˚ Low: 34˚ Cloudy Precip: 10% High: 55˚ Low: 32˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0%   It’s Rockies home opener weekend. Go grab a seat at Coors Field, or avoid downtown at […]

The Rooftop opens at Coors Field for Opening Day

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Heading to Coors Field for opening day today? You might notice some changes. During the off-season, Coors Field had a little bit of a makeover. Overall signage has been revamped, cleaned up, and redesigned. The grass is green, the dirt is brown… who are we kidding, let’s talk about booze. There’s a new massive bar […]

Free Beer Friday – Courtesy of Illegal Pete’s

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Guess what beer is pictured below. It’s a brewery that is on tap at at least one of the Illegal Pete’s locations. Send your answer and your mailing address to contest@denveroffthewagon.com. The first 10 people to respond correctly will receive in the mail a voucher for a free pint at any of the 6 Illegal Pete’s locations. Don’t respond in […]

Three brewers leave Avery to open Call To Arms Brewing Company

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Over twenty years of craft brewing experience sit around a table at a brewery that’s been open for three months. The three recently and temporarily unemployed brewers touch their glasses together and tell the story of Call To Arms Brewing Company, a brewery that doesn’t yet have a home, but already has a buzz. Chris […]

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DAM Uncorked: Two nights for wine enthusiasts

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Art and wine is the quintessential pairing, setting a standard against which other pairings are measured. That is why the Denver Art Museum’s annual wine tasting has continued to be one of its most successful fundraisers each year and is still growing. Now in its 14th year, DAM Uncorked is a two-day event comprising a wine tasting […]

Fresh Taps: April 2nd – April 8th (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Looking to continue the party with the ending of Colorado Craft Beer Week? Well you’re in luck! Denver is hosting the Craft Brewers Conference, and many tappings/events are happening […]

Where to find Collaboration Fest beers on tap

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Colorado Craft Beer week tapped out on Sunday and the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) doesn’t start until next week, so what are you going to do this week? Don’t get discouraged – your next craft beer is just around the corner. Many beers released at Collaboration Fest, like Epic Brewing & Elevation Brewing’s Blackberry Saison, […]

From wine club to winery for a Boulder couple

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There is certainly no shortage of computer scientists and engineers in Boulder. The city’s reputation as a high caliber startup incubator relies heavily on the tech workforce being churned out of the University of Colorado each year. Boulder is also a hotbed of startups closer to the Wagon’s heart. John Garlich and Ulla Merz left […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Taste beer blindfolded, just not while snowboarding

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] We’re now in the middle of Colorado Craft Beer Week, and the events seem almost endless. Here’s just a little reminder of what’s going on this weekend alone (plus some wine and food on Sunday). It’s going to be in the 70s Saturday and […]

Fresh Taps: Mar. 26th – Apr. 1st (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps. Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. Colorado Craft Beer Week is in full swing through Saturday, and there’s plenty to do until then! Tap takeovers galore, beers from the Collaboration Fest, and so much more. […]

Angelshare Session 4: Distiller’s Choice

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What happens when the distiller gets to make the choice on what ingredients a bartender should use in a cocktail? You get the past session of Angelshare, the 12-week cocktail program where distillers are paired with different restaurants/bars to produce cocktails around a certain theme. This session focused on Distiller’s Choice so the bartenders worked […]