Weekend off the Wagon – January 3-5

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Have you resolved to only drink on weekends this year? Good! You have no reason to feel guilty about this weekend, then! Like good art, music and tunes? Then don’t forget that today is January’s First Friday with all of Denver’s art districts sure […]

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 13-15

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Left Hand Brewing Company, as well as a good number of other breweries, have been affected by the severe flooding that started Thursday, and many will be closed until weather conditions improve. “We can report that we believe the Tasting Room is dry, thanks to our […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 6-8

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s finally here–one of Denver’s final big booze-y summer bashes–the Tour de Fat. This Saturday, bring your best ridiculous costume and bike to enjoy beer by New Belgium and food by Illegal Pete’s, Water Course Foods, Brother’s BBQ, Hanson’s, Stoney’s, Pot Kettle Black, and Dumpling Love. Don’t forget […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 16-18

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Summer is coming to a close for many of us already. I know, sad, right? But there’s still some time to get a few tickets to The Endless Summer tonight. (get your tickets with the tiny discount code: homies). Go enjoy some good booze and fun in the name of […]

Will this booze make me go blind?

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Today’s Mr. Science’s Drunken Science is going to be as much drunken history as science. The question came in from Kilo in a past comments section: “Would love to know the difference between good alcohol / ethanol and bad. Occurs in booze and beer. Bad booze can make you blind, and we better all know […]

Happy Hour Guide – Capitol Hill Denver

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When one lives in Capitol Hill, two things are inevitable: you like to drink and you are likely broke. While I appreciate good booze, I lack the independent wealth and/or sugar-daddy partner with a wallet fat enough to cover my tastes. As a result, one of my many valued skills is being able to sniff […]

The Search for the Perfect Iced Coffee Cocktail

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I love coffee and I love booze. During the winter months, there is a plethora of booze infused coffee beverages. However, during the summer months, the iced version of these beverages seem to disappear from drink menus. With that in mind, I decided to hit the brunch scene to find the perfect iced coffee cocktail. […]

Westword’s Best of 2012 Awards Announced — Our favorites are included

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It’s no hidden fact that we like good alcohol.  Thankfully, our friends at Westword love it, too. This year, with Laura Shunk’s added focus of booze news, Westword’s Best of series proportionally increased to allow the boozy favorites.  You can find the full list listed at this link, but here are our Cliff Notes for […]

Denver Female Bartenders shake, stir it out for Speed Rack Competition

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Girl power. I’m all for it.  Especially when it comes in powerful packages like eight final contestants duking it out over classic cocktail recipes with speed and precision.  From my times as a drinking savant, I have great respect for the artist crafting a classic cocktail.  From my bar stages, I have an even greater […]

Lady bartenders rack up a cocktail challenge with LUPEC Speed Rack

The first national LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) event is coming to Denver on February 12th from 1-5pm.  Come and support your lady-lovers of fine cocktails as they face off in the shake-and-stirrtastic event.  All proceeds go to breast cancer research, education and prevention. Sunday, February 12th, 1pm to 5pm Casselman’s (2620 Walnut […]

Tiki Tuesday at Madison Street to “rock the casbah”

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It’s a tiki timeout.  A tiki drink, simply rum and juice (or rums and juices), is the longest-standing drinking trend ever.  What began in the 1930s has spanned over the decades in its retro gloriousness.  You’ve seen ‘em: Scorpion bowls, umbrella drinks, and rum, a second rum, juice, a second juice, and a possibly a […]

Our 2012 Booze Resolutions

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Lose weight? Ha. Join a gym? Unlikely. Quit smoking? Best of luck. We’ve set out a few of our own resolutions for 2012. Pretty much, we plan to drink a lot of delicious booze. What are some of your 2012 booze resolutions? Chris Washenberger I intend to brew more which means I have to drink […]

Get your cocktail on with this year’s annual LUPEC Bar Crawl!

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2012. Bar Crawl. Ladies who know their shit about cocktails. If you know anything about LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), these ladies know how to have a party.  And they’re inviting you to this year’s Post-Holiday Annual LUPEC Bar Crawl!  Here are the details below for tonight’s crawl (January 2): This […]

No. 11: Sangria

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My family is made up of a bunch of booze hounds. These days our gatherings are fueled by delicious wine and beer, but before us kids were of age and could pick our own drinks (mostly beer) we were strictly a wine family.  For as long as I can remember everyone in my family drank wine.  […]

No. 3: Your Christmas Workout aka Grand-ma’s Eggnog

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Eggnog comes in two varieties: shitty store bought and teen-age-male forearm of fortitude. Why the fuck anyone would mess with that stuff called ‘eggnog’ on the shelves is beyond me. If you want to drink that stuff, go full-hobo and sneak a shot of bourbon into your Starbucks Eggnog Latte. The first step to making […]

12 Days of a Wagon Christmakwanzakah

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By now, you’ve seen a million emails and TV commercials touting the 12 Days of Christmas in order to get you to open your wallet. Per Wikipedia, “the lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas may have no meaning at all. Its meaning, if it has any, has yet to be satisfactorily explained.” Reminiscing about our crazy […]

It’s The Hooch Life(style)

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It’s been a busy fall/winter.  It feels like a whirlwind blew through Denver since even before GABF and the Mad Hatter’s Wonderland has begun.  That may also be due to the numerous cocktails I’ve consumed.  And it’s just the beginning. On Repeal Day, December 5th, The Hooch Life launched, a national online booze and cocktail publication.  While […]

The Liquid Diet

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This Week in The Liquid Diet: I feel like I am writing a restaurant review because the only other real boozy adventure I had this week was the Denver Off The Wagon trip to Oskar Blues.  That, and my Sunday Funday dinner. The true details of that trip have been locked in a vault never to be heard […]

What to Bring to Thanksgiving: Turkey Day with the Wagon

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By: PJ Hoberman, Jess Hunter, Kevin Burke, and Jennifer Fowler Thanksgiving.  Just reading the word sparks thoughts, memories, smells, tastes, panic attacks… Picking what to drink is a difficult task.  Between the turkey, cranberry, stuffing, volcano of mashed potatoes and gravy, green been casserole, pumpkin pie, bread rolls, and your toothpick, it’s hard to pick […]