Save water, drink whiskey: Water for People hosts ‘Whiskey Rebellion’

2014 Whiskey Rebellion (photo credit: Eat Boston)

It often goes unnoticed how vital clean water is to creating the things we love to imbibe most. Our beer is roughly 95% water and our beloved whiskey is made up of about 60% water. But not all parts of the globe are fortunate enough to utilize water for luxuries like a fine brown liquor or […]

Punch Kings Final Round, and Some Pork Too.

(Photo: Breckenridge Distillery)

Breckenridge Distillery teams up with Cochon 555 to present the grand finale of the second annual Punch Kings spirits competition. The event takes place this Sunday, June 29th from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Curtis Hotel (1405 Curtis St. Denver, CO). The Denver competition is the culmination of events from across the country. Four […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Beer geeks unite!

From the CBF website.

  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 80˚ Low: 58˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 88˚ Low: 59˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 95˚ Low: 61˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, June 27 Final Friday Food Truck Fiesta Five Points, 2830 Larimer St. As a part of this Final Friday’s festivities in Denver, the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District is […]

A Hootenanny for Breckenridge Brewery’s 24th Anniversary

From a Breckenridge Brewery press release

Since the 1980′s, Richard Squire’s love of skiing and love of making home brews have come a long way. Eventually he created the Breckenridge Brewery brand. Twenty-four years later, we’re enjoying the celebration of its creation to this day in the form of a hootenanny. Taking place on Saturday, July 12th the Hootenanny celebration, is an […]

I’m outdoorsy in that I like drinking on patios

Photo Courtesy of ViewHouse

This week kicks off the official start to the summer and what is better than enjoying a cold one outside in the sunshine? Day drinking on patios is one of my favorite summer hobbies. With so many options what are the not-to-miss spots to drink in the sunshine? To answer this question I asked my […]

Parallel 17 Reinvented at P17

The Red Coral cocktail

Over eight years ago, Parallel 17 opened in Uptown as a Vietnamese restaurant. Over the course of time, the restaurant morphed from iteration to iteration: french-inspired bistro, french-Vietnamese fusion, fine dining… With each different version, the restaurant moved further away from the original concept. As of May 1 of this year, they have returned to […]

“I do” with a brew: Hosting a craft beer wedding

(Photo: Grooms Advice)

I have two great passions.  Two influences that give meaning to my life, prevent me from falling into a pit of despair, shield me from the wretchedness of existence.  The first and foremost deterrent to utter hopelessness is my beautiful, loving, supportive fiancée, Nicole, the woman whom I love and whom I will wed this […]

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2nd Annual Toques & ‘Tails: Denver’s best chefs and bartenders go head to head

Ryan Layman of Ace Eat & Serve (Photo: Toques & 'Tails)

Tomorrow, May 22, eight of Denver’s best food and cocktail restaurants will compete in the second annual Toques & ‘Tails. The event, presented by Culinary Connectors and held at Cassleman’s Bar & Venue (2620 Walnut St.) aims to celebrate and promote the combined culinary and beverage talent at local restaurants by featuring a team from […]

SAVOR is everything GABF is not, and that’s not a bad thing

(Photo: SAVOR)

Glancing around the elegant room at the National Building Museum, no where in sight is a single pretzel necklace, no dude-bros in PBR onesies or Waldo costumes. In fact, no matching outfits at all. I managed to drop and break my tasting glass and not a single “Ohhhh” was heard. Not one volunteer pouring my […]

American Craft Beer Week Calendar

(Photo: CraftBeer.com)

  Today kicks off American Craft Beer Week and breweries around the city are brewing special beers and doing special tappings, taking over other brewpubs’ taps, and celebrating anniversaries. Strange Brewing is doing a weeks worth of celebrations including cheese parings, live music, and tap takeovers leading up to their four-year anniversary next Monday, May […]

Weekend off the Wagon: It’s all about the ladies

Slue Foot Sue (Credit: Imbibe Denver)

It’s all about the ladies this weekend with Mother’s Day events throughout town and tonight’s Slue Foot Sue Shindig at the McNichols Building. Check out what’s happening in your neck-of-the-woods this weekend! Cheers! Friday Saturday Sunday High: 71˚ Low: 43˚ AM Couds / PM Sun Precip: 0% High: 71˚ Low: 40˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 43˚ Low: […]

The Denver Passport is back and expanding to Boulder & Fort Collins

(Photo: Adam Larkey)

You worked late again and missed happy hour. Shit, there goes that 2-for-1 deal you were looking forward to all day. But wait, the Denver Passport is back! All summer long from Memorial Day through Labor Day, get 2-for-1 drink specials at 60 establishments with your Passport. Upon redemption, bartenders will stamp your nifty pocket-sized […]

BSB’s ‘Now Playing’ at The Sidewinder Tavern

Black Shirt Brewing

I had first met Mike Marchant right out of college when I still thought Almost Famous was the best thing to ever exist and I wanted to be a music journalist. Marchant, at the time, was fronting a band called Widowers who had just released an EP. I couldn’t tell you much about the album, […]

Wash Park beer advocates to Denver’s craft breweries: Brew 3.2!

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The proposed ban on all alcohol in Wash Park has been vanquished!  The zero-tolerance policy spearheaded by Councilman Chris Nevitt was intended to curb public drunkenness and make for a safer, more respectable park experience but opponents claimed it was the lackadaisical enforcement of the rules which resulted in unruly crowds and that many of […]

Kentucky Derby Parties: Where to watch the best two minutes in sports

(Photo Credit: Style List)

Time to get your hats, dresses and seersucker suits out of the closet, the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 3. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade-1 stakes race for 23 three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. While the race itself only lasts about two minutes, the […]

Angelshare 6: Tropicals & Patio Pounders

(Photo Credit: Misty Faucheux)

It’s done! The final session of Angelshare, which wrapped up on Tuesday, featured Tropicals & Patio Pounders, summer-themed cocktails created by six bars using crafts from six different distilleries. The final set of cocktails included the following recipes: Restaurant/Bar Distillery Cocktail Ingredients Coohills Feisty Spirits Feisty Rye Feisty Spirits Oat-Rye Whiskey Peach Brandy Pineapple Juice […]

Angelshare Session 5: Highballs & Collins

(Photo Credit: Misty Faucheux)

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 […]

Craft Brewers Conference: Events outside the Convention Center

Craft Brewers Conference 2014 cans, Centennial Pale Ale (Photo Courtesy: Oskar Blues)

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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The Rooftop opens at Coors Field for Opening Day

A view of The Rooftop from Center Field - © PJ Hoberman

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 […]

Where to find Collaboration Fest beers on tap

Wit's End, Caution Brewing & Big Choice get chummy at Collab Fest. (Photo © Imbibe)

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, […]