The Barrel, Estes Park’s first outdoor beer garden, to open in spring

You’ve just summited Colorado’s storied Longs Peak, you’ve earned a beer.  You spent a night in Room 217 at The Stanley Hotel, saw a ghost, and peed your pants; you need a drink to calm your nerves.  After a few rounds at Estes Park Brewery, you realize you’re still thirsty.  Where can your designated driver […]

Oktoberfest 2014: Where to party in Denver

It’s Oktoberfest season!  The beer’s flowing, the sun’s still shining, and it’s high time we donned our lederhosen and drank copiously in the biergarten.  Here are the places in the Denver area (i.e. from Golden to Aurora and from Northglenn to Castle Rock) where you can party like a German or, at the very least, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – It’s an English & German beer kind of weekend

Hogshead Brewery turns two this weekend and other fun goings-on! Check them out!   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 92˚ Low: 64˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 50% High: 86˚ Low: 63˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 60% High: 84˚ Low: 61˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 30% Friday, July 11 Hogshead 2nd Anniversary Week Hogshead Brewery, 4460 W. 29th Ave. This snazzy Slo-Hi brewery is […]

18th Annual Biergarten Festival: Don’t wait until Oktoberfest to party like a German

GACC Biergarten Festival

October/September is Christmas Day for the German-American.  It’s Oktoberfest time!  A time to revel in Old World heritage, polka till you drop, stuff your face full of bratwurst and sauerkraut and, of course, indulge in copious amounts of Germany’s greatest cultural achievement: beer.  Yes, Oktoberfest is a grand event indeed, but why confine the Deutsche vivacity […]

Biergarten Festival turns Morrison into Bavaria

On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish.  On Cinco de Mayo, everybody drinks cerveza.  But, for three days out of the year in Morrison, Colorado, everybody is German thanks to the German American Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Biergarten Festival which celebrated its 17th anniversary this past weekend! With lederhosen donned, my girlfriend and I hopped in das Auto, […]

Break out the lederhosen, Biergarten Festival is coming!

Belgium.  England.  Scotland.  Ireland.  Bohemia.  Europe is dotted with classic, historical brewing regions.  But, let’s face it, for the average American beer drinker, there’s only one place in the Old World to grab a good brew: Germany. This assumption is understandable considering the names of some of the men who brought beer to America: Adolph […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 11-13

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Mother’s day is Sunday. You’re welcome. Now go buy your mom some flowers and take her out to brunch. It’s also the start of Colorado Beer Week and American Craft Beer Week. We’ll have a guide out shortly with all the events going on around town. […]