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

(Image Credit: Black Bottle Brewery)

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

Denver [only] Festivus - Imbibe and Denver off the Wagon

  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

IPA Showdown - Posner Center

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

(Image credit: Denver Festivus 2013)

  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

(Photo Credit: The Beer Spot)

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

Logo: Trinity Brewing Company

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


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

(Image: Alpine Dog Brewing Company)

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

Photo: German American Chamber of Commerce - Colorado Chapter

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

(Image: Fermaentra Brewery)

  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

Photo: Alpine Dog Brewing Company

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

Image: Molly's Spirits

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

(image: Mockery Brewing CO)

  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 […]

From Wynkoop to the Capitol: An interview with Governor Hickelooper

Photo Credit: Mike Johnston

Guest content from Maya Silver, Editor at DiningOut Magazine DiningOut offers an insider’s look at dining in U.S. cities–from behind-the-scenes chef interviews, to exclusive recipes, to restaurant guides in your city and beyond. We chatted with Governor Hickenlooper about his brewing past, his drinking present, and his thoughts on the future of craft beer in […]

The Average Denver Brewery: 2014


Almost every Denver neighborhood is home to one or two breweries ranging in size, age, and amenities.  The city is a rich tapestry of sudsy options and such diversity makes it difficult to describe the typical Mile High brewery.  But that won’t stop us from trying.  Based on the survey results of 32 Denver breweries […]

Fresh Taps: Nov. 5, 2014 and on

(Photo Credit: Upslope 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. It’s with a heavy heart that I must […]

More Bacon: Bacon and Beer Brewers and Chefs Dinner


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens might be a few things some people list as their favorites, but when it comes to Denver Off The Wagon, bacon and beer take the top spots. We have already shared with you the details of the third annual Denver Bacon and Beer Festival (tickets are still available), but […]

Trick or Treat: Where and What to Drink on Halloween

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Put on your costume and let’s go out and celebrate Halloween. Whether you are looking for a party or just want to grab a drink, Denver has a place for you to trick-or-treat adult style this  Halloween. The Infinite Monkey Theorem See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Drink No Evil Join The Infinite Monkey Theorem and […]

Beer Theory: Chapter II – How Do You Convert The Bud Drinkers?

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. For those of us familiar with the craft beer renaissance, this might come across as a joke, but after many travels and […]