Breckenridge and SweetWater collaboration hits Denver

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All it took was 17 years and persistent nudging from a brewery 1,400 miles away to convince SweetWater Brewing Company of Atlanta, Ga., to finally brew a big-time collaboration beer. The nudging, pestering, far-away brewery happens to be Breckenridge Brewery and the resulting collaboration beer has morphed into a two-day event during the Craft Brewers Conference […]

Bacon & Beer Brewers’ Dinner: The Menu

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More bacon. That’s what you asked for, that’s what we’re giving you. The night before the Bacon & Beer Festival, join us for the Brewers’ Dinner. This intimate evening will tickle your tastebuds and prepare you for the full festival the next day. Tickets are limited. Here’s the menu. Welcome Beer Wynkoop Koop Deville First Course […]

Because Bacon & Beer Festival isn’t heaven enough: Now with more dinner!

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Bacon & Beer Festival is coming back to Denver on November 10. Tickets are selling like hotcakes. Filled with bacon. Served with beer. But hey, we know your thirst for bacon and hunger for beer is so insatiable you’ll forgive me the previous misaligned analogy. Well, here’s something more for you: Bacon and Beer Festival Brewers’ […]

Weekend off the Wagon – July 12-14

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Oh hey, it’s Jasmin again. Did you miss me? Now that everyone is (almost) recovered from an epic 4th of July weekend, it’s time to keep the good summer vibes rolling. One way you can easily do that, if you haven’t already, is get yourself a Denver […]

Earls Brings an East Coast Classic to Denver

Denver's best lobster roll.

I once thought that a well-made lobster roll could only be found in New England. After sampling the lobster and prawn roll from Earls Kitchen + Bar, I am willing to admit I was wrong – good lobster rolls can exist outside of New England, and we have a perfect example right here in Denver. […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 3-5

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Star Wars and horses. That is the theme of this weekend. Sprinkle in a half dozen beer festivals and some Cinco de Mayo, and we’ve got a party. All the details are after the break. What’s your plan this weekend?   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 58˚ […]

All Firkin Beer Dinner with Breckenridge at Root Down

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Last night we attended Root Down’s first ever beer dinner, served up with firkins from Breckenridge Brewery. The event came to be through a series of one-upmanship between Breck’s Todd Thibault and Root Down’s Daniel Asher. Who could come up with the craziest offering for the pairing? Thibault suggested a firkin-only affair; Asher cooked up […]

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

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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 […]

Breckenridge Brewery’s New Home

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2013 appears to be the year of the new brewery. So far this year Denver has seen Epic Brewing confirm it’s new facility, DeSteeg opening up in the Highlands and Crazy Mountain looking for a second location in Denver. However, the biggest move, both literally and figuratively, has been the new Breckenridge Brewery. After a squabble […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 22-24

Want this and more! Come pay with us this weekend.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s our birthday! So, you know, we’ll probably take it easy this weekend. Being two and all, lots of naps and crying. Ok the last part is probably true. Join us tonight at Denver Beer Co for the release of Dubbel Entendre. Tomorrow, we’re crawling through […]

It’s our birthday and we’ll drink if we want to.

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Over the past two years, we’ve done a lot of drinking. A lot of thinking and a lot of drinking. Through beer, wine, and spirits, we have sipped, sloshed, slurped, sopped, swallowed, swigged and swilled our way around this fine town. In honor of turning two, we are throwing a three-day party. Because, math. And […]

S.O.S! Save Our Strange!

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Come one, come all! Drink excellent beer to benefit one of Denver’s own at the Strange Days Beer Festival at Rackhouse Pub. For those of you who may not have moved from under their own personal rock recently, a quick recap of what has been happening: the well loved, widely respected, and medal winning Strange Brewing […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 4-6

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Odell’s Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is on every marquee this weekend. I tried some recently, and it tastes like chocolate milk. In a dangerously delicious way. Ullr Fest starts Sunday up in Breckenridge. Plus, there’s snow up there. So that’s cool. Next weekend we’ll all be […]

Greensky Bluegrass, Beervertising, and Saturdays at the Wagon

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Today the Wagon Staff is running around as if they were chicken-sans-heads putting the final touches on the Denver Beer Festivus. If you didn’t get tickets to the actual party, you can still come to the after-party featuring beer from Great Divide and music from Greensky Bluegrass. Tickets and info here.  Still not venturing out? We […]

Chef N’ Brew Festival Pairs Up 12 Chefs with Local Breweries

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In a city where beer dinners have become a dime-a-dozen, the Chef N’ Brew Festival seeks to break the mold.  The twelve participating chefs will each partner with a local brewery to offer a one-of-a-kind pairing (see full list of participating chefs and breweries below).  At the end of the night, you, the festival goer, […]

Cultivate Festival to showcase local beer this Saturday

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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! […]

Gaetano’s. A Place You Can Take Your Italian Mother-In-Law And Get Loaded Without Too Much Judgement.

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Here’s to updating a classic. I had a chance to visit and sample some of the offerings from the newly renovated Gaetano’s. The Denver classic has been around since 1947 and recently closed for a few months for a sprucing-up. The place had a physical change as well as a staff change to bring some […]

Breckenridge, Avery Brewing Dominate Olympics!

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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 […]

I love Breckenridge Brewing’s Avalanche Amber Ale: A rant against snobbery

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I love Breckenridge Brewing’s Avalanche Amber Ale. I haven’t had a sip of the stuff in a few years and really don’t enjoy the taste, but I love that beer. Fat Tire too. These beers are two of my favorite made in the state. And I don’t plan on paying for or drinking one ever […]

2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

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What’s the highpoint of a brewer’s career?  Winning a medal at Great American Beer Festival?  Maybe.  But what about winning a medal at Great American Beer festival and receiving a free congratulatory beer?  Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), and CBG member breweries, the best of the best at this year’s GABF […]