Weekend off the Wagon – Black Friday Weekend Edition Nov. 29-Dec. 1

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Are you alive today? Have you been up since 3 a.m. (or earlier) to get those Black Friday deals? Or did you sleep in because you shared one too many cocktail recipes and favorite brews with friends and family last night? Whether you are one of […]

Colorado Beer Laws – For Better or Worse, Part 2

Colorado Beer Laws

This is the second article in a three-part series spotlighting Colorado’s divisive beer laws in comparison with other states. Momentum for House Bill 1178, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, tapped out recently after the congressman acknowledged an “unwillingness to move this bill forward” by fellow House Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee members. State […]

Colorado Beer Laws – For Better or Worse, Part 1

Colorado Beer Laws

This is the first article in a three-part series spotlighting the divisiveness of current Colorado beer laws in comparison with other states. Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, is hard at work drafting legislation that changes current Colorado beer laws for retailers, allowing grocery stores and convenience outlets to sell full-strength craft brews. The upcoming proposal will […]

Happy Hour Guide: Breweries, Denver and Boulder

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Congratulations! You have survived through yet another day of labor and it’s time to hit that happy little spot between work life and home life – the happy hour! Why not reward yourself for putting up with your co-workers for another day’s work with a delicious brew? And where better to get said brews than […]

Loads of new small breweries. What will hang on and what won’t?

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Here at Denver Off The Wagon, we have covered the opening of a bunch of new breweries. Odds are that some of these places are destined to win and unfortunately, some are probably going to lose. I am not going to break balls here and act like I know anything. There are so many new small […]

GABF Attending Breweries List

The Brewers Association just released the list of attending breweries. The list includes 470 breweries, 74 of which are from Colorado. Which ones are you looking forward to? Here’s the list: http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/at-the-festival/breweries-at-the-festival/

Denver Summer Brew Fest Recap

Denver Summer Brew Fest

On Friday, I attended the Denver Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station.  This festival featured over 125 beers from more than 45 breweries, most of which were from Colorado.  There was also live music, food, and local vendors at the event which benefited the Swallow Hill Music Association.  From their website: “Swallow Hill serves […]

Brewery Updates: Black Shirt, Caution, Crooked Stave, Renegade, Ska, Vine Street, and Wit’s End

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Some updates from breweries around town. In this issue, Black Shirt, Caution, Crooked Stave, Renegade, Ska, Vine Street, and Wit’s End Brewing: Black Shirt Brewing New tanks are in. One 15-bbl fermenting tank and two 15-bbl brite tanks, brand spanking new from Premier Stainless. They just received the plans from the Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and […]

New Breweries Update

Denver Beer Co received their Federal Brewer’s Permit today. They can now legally start making beer. (More Wagon articles on Denver Beer Co – Denver Beer Co website) Wit’s End Brewing received their city occupancy permit. They already have their Brewer’s Permit, so they can start construction immediately and start brewing soon. (More Wagon articles […]

Denver Summer Brew Fest

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So there’s 96 days until GABF (not that you’re counting), what are you going to do??  Lucky for you, it’s only the beginning of beer fest season!  It seems like there’s something going on just about every weekend to help get you through.  One in particular I’m looking forward to is the Denver Summer Brew […]

Beer Culture the Movie

Beer Culture

The best movie of the summer isn’t out yet, but it will be soon.  Sure, Super 8 looks pretty good, but wouldn’t a film about Colorado beer culture be better?  Enter Beer Culture the Movie.  The guys over at Free Mind Productions (Denver, CO) have been working hard on this documentary, which features many of […]

Vine Street (Brewery) Update

There have been rumors and stories that Vine Street Pub, part of the Mountain Sun family, would be brewing beer on premise. Here’s some more information from head brewer Brian Hutchinson on their progress: We have purchased the brewhouse and cellar equipment.  We have taken the floor down three feet to accommodate our tanks and […]

Colorado Beer Week, April 8-16

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The 1st ever Colorado Beer Week is just around the corner. April 8th kicks off the celebration of everything beer. Throughout the week there will be events highlighting some of the best beers from right here in Denver, the rest of Colorado, and even a couple out of state breweries, including Rogue and Alaskan. The […]