Three brewers leave Avery to open Call To Arms Brewing Company

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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Beer Porn of the Week – Avery’s Rumpkin

  Avery’s Rumpkin ABV 18.53% (not a typo) IBU – Unknown Tasting Notes – An absolute utter monster of a beer.  Sweet with brown sugar, heavy malts and cinnamon.  Not the kind of beer you’ll want to sit down and drink any day of the week, but rather one you’ll want to sip and savor […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 11-13

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Pat yourselves on your backs. You’ve made it through day one of GABF, and I know you’re ready for more. Get your best hangover cures handy for the next few days, because this weekend is sure to not disappoint. If you’re lucky enough to head to […]

Shutdown or Shut Out: Colorado’s Craft Producers feel the effects of the government shutdown

We try to stay out of politics here at Denver off the Wagon, though we do dip our toes into certain issues that affect booze. You’re not supposed to talk about politics, money, or religion on a first date. Or while drinking. Or something like that. I won’t get into who’s to blame and who […]

Cans Are Better Than Bottles (And Other Lies Your Beer-Geek Buddy Told You)


Take a second to remove the cold, crisp, canned beer away from your lips. Tilt it back; run your fingers along the condensation dripping from its walls; give her a squeeze; squint a single eye if you must and jut your lower lip out in an ever-present look of absolute assurance. Run your eyes along […]

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Weekend off the Wagon – August 2-4

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s already August, folks. What?! We’re upon the last month for summer festivals and brew fests, so pay attention! If you haven’t heard of the Justice League of Street Food, I feel sorry for you, son. Their final bash is this Saturday with all of your favorite food trucks […]

Avery SourFest 2013: ‘Pucker Up Buttercup’

On Saturday 400 lucky beer nerds puckered up for Avery Brewing Co.’s 4th Annual Boulder SourFest, sampling as many of the 54 draft and 27 bottled wild and sour ales as possible. Despite the many angry beer nerds who couldn’t garner access to this Boulder shindig, the event was stellar and other festivals can learn […]

We’re giving away a pair of SourFest tickets

Check it out! Another chance to not go to SourFest! That’s right, we’ll get your hopes up and then let you down roughly. We won’t call. We won’t text. You’ll just see us out with your friend. It’ll be messy. Unless of course you win. Then we can hang out. Enter below. It’s easy. Click […]

Take the bus to SourFest

You’re one of the lucky few who hit refresh at the exact right second and scored a ticket to SourFest. Congrats! Screw the lottery. Now don’t miss out on this next set of tickets. Rackhouse Pub set up a bus to get you from Denver to Boulder and back. Don’t worry about driving, parking, or, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 26-28

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Water levels are back up to normal. Temperatures are spring-esque. Festival season approaches. Themed race season approaches. And today is Arbor Day! Celebrate! The new RTD W line opens this weekend, with various parties and free rides. What are some of your favorite spots along the […]

2013 SourFest tickets on sale tomorrow morning (Friday, April 26)

There isn’t much to say about SourFest. Is it the best festival in existence? Probably. Will tickets sell out in minutes? Most likely. Should you try to get them? Absolutely. Will we tell anyone if you tie up your friend who got tickets when you didn’t, steal his tickets, and leave him with a dog […]

Something Old, Something New: Rocking Colorado Craft Beer Week Parties

Colorado Craft Beer Week is almost here, and the events are pouring in. Between a Colorado beer tap takeover at Falling Rock and Hops & Handrails at Left Hand, this week celebrates Colorado beer like none other. Jonathan Shikes over at the Westword wrote about the history of this week and some changes this year brings. Here […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 1-3

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Stout Month is here! Avery Gauntlet at Star Bar is here! The Wagon’s birthday is.. almost here! February is a good month. See below for the nitty gritty.   Know about something that we missed? Have an event coming up? Send it our way: See below […]

Big Beers: A Winter Beer Vacation

Two beer dinners, a homebrew competition, a commercial tasting, and several packed seminars: The 13th year of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival was an absolute revelation in the eyes of this beer novice. Undoubtedly, novice or not, Big Beers was the principle mountain beer event to attend this winter. With some of the […]

Meet The Dictators at Avery’s Pop-Up Event

On Wednesday, three dictators are set to convene in Colorado. No, we are not talking about the likes of Putin, Karzai, or Kim Jong-Il, but The Maharaja, The Czar, and The Kaiser. For one night only, Avery Brewing Company will simultaneously release all three beers from their Dictator line-up at brewpubs not only in Colorado, […]

Sunday Funday: Bacon & Beer Festival Recap

Photos by John Mogos  Sundays are best served up with a side of bacon, beer and football. The first annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival at Mile High Station on Sunday brought 900 pounds of bacon, 25 chefs, 20 breweries and 800 people together for the ultimate Sunday Funday. The best compliment to bacon is […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 30 – December 2

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s already December. I know, I know, cliche small talk about how fast time moves and the weather and all that. But, the world ends this month, so let’s focus on that. We’ll be throwing a party to celebrate the end of days. Stay tuned for […]

Cultivate Festival to showcase local beer this Saturday

This Saturday, October 6th, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival, an event specially-made for socially-conscious foodies, will be held in City Park from 10am to 6pm.  The festival is a celebration of food, farmers, artists, freethinkers, and musicians in an effort to bring “awareness about food’s impact on society,” and best of all, entrance is absolutely free! […]

Breckenridge, Avery Brewing Dominate Olympics!

You haven’t seen Olympics until you’ve seen the Brewer’s Olympics. Track and field? What is that? Screw synchronized swimming, and screw Michael Phelps…no really, I would like to screw Michael Phelps. Where was I?  Oh yeah, Brewer’s Olympics!  For the second year in a row, Vine Street Pub hosted a veritable shit-show of a field […]

GABF Event: Avery and Denver off the Wagon Pucker Up Poker Run

On the 2nd day of GABF, join the crews from Avery Brewing Company and Denver Off the Wagon for a crazy crawl among five of Denver’s premier pubs!  At each stop, you will get a 4oz. pour of a rare, barrel-aged sour beer, a 6oz. pour of a palate cleansing beer, and a playing card. […]