Punch Kings Final Round, and Some Pork Too.

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 […]

Making Angels Envious – Angelshare Bringing Together Spirits and Cocktail Enthusiasts

“Angels’ share” is a reference to the amount of alcohol lost during the aging process. As spirits and wine age in oak barrels, water and alcohol tend to evaporate, especially in adverse conditions. When distillers opened up the barrels and saw the missing alcohol, they just figured that the angels wanted their share. Now, Angels’ […]

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival This Weekend

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  Leaf peepers, pay attention. I am currently racing to get this published before the latest edition of Weekend Off The Wagon goes out, because you should be making plans for consuming craft spirits in the mountains and not have any other distractions. The town of Breckenridge is hosting an amazing event highlighting the hooch of […]

2nd Annual Colorado Distillers Festival

Drinking Colorado

Always Drink Colorado. This has become the statement of the Colorado Distiller’s Guild, and we certainly agree with that sentiment. With more than a handful of award-winning distilleries in the mix, this year’s event is set up to be nothing short of amazing. Each distiller will bring the flagships that compose their portfolio, and perhaps […]

Big BBQ Block Party

Counting down the days and hours until I can become covered in pork fat, BBQ sauce, and beer… I’m going to make that guy from the Travel Channel who does the eating challenges look like he has a disorder of the other kind. If you’re into BBQ, beer, booze, and live music, there is a […]

Rackhouse Pub & Colorado Distillers Guild Celebrate the 2nd Annual “Colorado Distillers Festival”

Rackhouse Pub at 208 South Kalamath Street will be hosting the second annual Colorado Distillers Festival on Sunday, August 19th 1-5pm. Come join members of the Colorado Distillers Guild for an afternoon of hand-crafted spirits, custom cocktails & presentations by industry experts. Colorado Distillers Guild participants include: peach street distillers peak spirits mystic mountain distillery roundhouse […]

Well, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Colorado Distillers Festival Recap

By Jess Hunter, Josh Rapp, Jim Halligan, and PJ Hoberman I look at the clock.  Noon.   It’s well-past 5 o’clock in London; the Queen would be sipping her gin, so I can too, right?  I sigh and step up to the check-in at Rackhouse Pub on Sunday.  Chris Rippe, owner and the impetus behind the […]

The Rackhouse Pub partners with the Colorado Distillers Guild for 2011 Colorado Distillers Festival

Distiller’s Festival to Feature Top Spirits and Craftsman from Around the State I hope you caught the previous read on the 1st Annual CO Distillers Festival.  Stay tuned to Denver off the Wagon for all your updates on the 2011 Colorado Distillers Festival.  Here’ s the official press release: DENVER, August 19, 2011 – Today, […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in The Liquid Diet: an action-packed week in the wide world of a Chef, and a pursuit of the best liquid diets that Denver has to offer. Our travels will start at the one year anniversary of the acclaimed Euclid Hall with what else but way too much beer (or maybe just the right […]

Announcing the 1st Annual Colorado Distillers Festival

Distillers, sippers, and boozers unite!  It was announced just yesterday that spirit-fiends will conjoin at the 1st annual Colorado Distillers Festival to be held at the Rackhouse Pub on Sunday, September 18th.   The festival is being supported by the Colorado Distillers Guild and the Wagon will be there to cover it all. There will be quite […]

Denver Chalk Art Festival

This weekend marked the 9th annual Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square where more than 200 artists drew their elaborate pastel creations across 67,000 square feet of pavement.  This two-day event drew thousands of visitors to the center of Denver (on the hottest weekend of the year). Rarely is there an opportunity to view […]

Dewey After Hours: Mixology Showdown

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation presents Mixology Showdown on Thursday, May 12th at 5:30-7:30PM at the Denver Central Library (14th and Broadway) Seven restaurants will duel to the end to be named “The Best in the West.” Each restaurant will serve a signature whiskey cocktail and a happy hour appetizer, all set in the Library’s […]