Weekend off the Wagon: Feb. 27th – Mar. 1st

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 24˚ Low: 9˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 20% High: 24˚ Low: 12˚ Snow Showers Precip: 60% High: 28˚ Low: 16˚ Snow Showers Precip: 40% Friday, February 27 Big Art Party & Belgian Beer Month Celebration! Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave. Join the great folks at Denver Bicycle Cafe at 7 […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Feb. 20th – 22nd

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 51˚ Low: 25˚ Showers Precip: 50% High: 32˚ Low: 12˚ Snow Showers Precip: 80% High: 22˚ Low: 10˚ Snow Showers Precip: 70% Friday, February 20 SUDS for SIDS Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave. The third annual SUDS for SIDS event will host a collection of Colorado craft breweries coming […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Feb. 13th – 15th

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 67˚ Low: 35˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 70˚ Low: 34˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 45˚ Low: 25˚ AM Rain/Snow Precip: 40% Friday, February 13 River North Third Anniversary Party (Friday-Monday) River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St. #1 It’s that time of year again where the folks of River North […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Feb. 6th – 8th

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 68˚ Low: 41˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 70˚ Low: 39˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 66˚ Low: 36˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, February 6 Belgian Beer Month Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave. Mountain Sun may have Stout Month, but Denver Bicycle Cafe is introducing Belgian Beer Month at […]

Our 4th birthday beer, the 4×4, brewed with Former Future

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Denver off the Wagon turns 4 this month, 1,870 posts published, just shy of 1 million visits, and a whole lot of drinks drank. As is our way, we’re brewing a beer for our birthday. For our first birthday, we brewed Wagon Ryed with Wynkoop. Year two was Dubbel Fisting with Denver Beer Co, followed by […]

Weekend off the Wagon: Jan. 30th – Feb. 1st

Former Future One-Year Birthday Party! (image credit: Former Future)

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 53˚ Low: 36˚ Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 45˚ Low: 29˚ Cloudy Precip: 10% High: 36˚ Low: 27˚ AM Clouds Precip: 10% Friday, January 30 Former Future’s First Anniversary Celebration All Weekend Former Future Brewing Company, 1290 S. Broadway It’s a One-Year Birthday Party Extravaganza at Former Future this weekend! Come celebrate […]

Beer Theory, Chapter IV: A Pale! A Pale! My Cellar for a Pale!

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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. I was recently talking with a friend of mine who happens to be the beer curator for one of the most […]

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


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


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.


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

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

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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 […]