Weekend off the Wagon – Jan. 17-19, One Last Ugly Sweater Party, Coffee Experimentation and Epic Game Sunday

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] It’s the weekend once again, isn’t it glorious? Friday, if you’re in Castle Rock and wanted in on the ugly sweater fun everyone else was having, you’re finally in luck. Parry’s Pizza heard your cries and is throwing one last horrendous woolen party for […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 17-19

Aww Denver, you're so pretty.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What the hell, Denver? The sun comes out and you decide “Oh, let’s have 138 parties”? Do you know how long it takes to put all of these events in one place? C’mon, buy a guy a beer or something! What I mean to say is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chef n’ Brew Festival Filled With Great Pairings, Poor Planning

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The first annual Chef n’ Brew Festival was held at the Oriental Theater on Saturday night. The purpose of the event was to highlight the complementary flavors of locally brewed beer with dishes from some of Denver’s finest chefs. In total, twelve breweries and twelve restaurants were present, several of whom were offering two pairings […]

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, […]

Denver [only] Beer Festivus

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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 […]

Rails & Ales Brewfest delivers the goods

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Drinkin’ booze and ridin’ trains through rural America—no, it’s not the Hobo Convention, it’s the Rails & Ales Brewfest (sponsored by the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad) in Alamosa/La Veta, wherein the general public can enjoy the tramp lifestyle, drink finely-crafted local beer, enjoy the musical stylings of Chuck Pyle and The Rifters, and do it all in […]

CAUTION: Brewing Co. Unleashes ‘Groupie Growlers’

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Exclusive growlers are becoming quite a trend in Colorado, with TRVE Brewing being one of the first to offer a limited run of the reusable beer receptacles through their CVLT (word has it there’s another prominent Denver brewery that will be offering something similar in the near future as well).  Now CAUTION: Brewing Company of Denver […]

Colorado Beer Week Photo Gallery

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We hope you had as great of a time as we did throughout Colorado Beer Week/American Craft Beer Week!  Here’s a slideshow of some of the fun we had, including the Grand Opening Ceremonies at Highland Tap & Burger, a firkin tapping at Dry Dock, beer the beer and food pairing dinner at FreshCraft, the […]

Beer Porn of the Week – CAUTION: Brewing Co. Lao Wang Lager

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CAUTION: Brewing Co. Lao Wang Lager   [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 18-20

On Welton Street in Five Points

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday You’re going to have to put on your big boy (or girl) pants this weekend and make some difficult choices. There’s something awesome happening just about every minute, and it’s not going to be an easy decision. For example, look at the tap lists at Star […]

American Craft Beer Week / Colorado Beer Week Event List

American Craft Beer Week and Colorado Beer Week are here! Declare your craft beer independence, patronize the hell out of your local, and drink some good stuff. Let’s do this.   We’ll keep this list updated as the week progresses. Know something we missed? Super stoked about a particular event? Were we slydexic in our […]

Caution: Brewing Co. Opens Tap Room

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If you still haven’t been able to try a Caution: Brewing Co. beer it’s a shame, but understandable as they have been hard to find… until now.  Caution will finally be opening up their tap room this month, just in time for Colorado Beer Week.  They are located right off of I-70 and Peoria, which […]

A Beer Fest, In Winter? OK, I Will Check It Out!

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  On January 28th, we had the opportunity to attend the Denver Winter Brew Fest. I have been a few times over the years and it’s always a good time, for a good cause. I started going to the Fest when it was held at the Oriental Theater over on 44th. It has since moved […]

Wife Out of Town Special: Ten Breweries in Ten Days

Not that we need a reason to drink a lot of beer, but Chris Rippe’s wife leaving town for ten days is as good a reason as any. Today we embark on our heroic journey to bring Wagon readers all that is noteworthy from breweries in our great city. Ok, so we added a couple […]

Wynkoop’s Parade of Darks satisfies the dark beer lover

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The holiday season is upon us and, once again, we are bombarded with sanguine messages of faith, family, and charity.  Bah, humbug!  My thoughts turn elsewhere: to commercialism, to estranged relatives forced to be civil at Christmas dinner, to ice-related traffic accidents.  Oh, my mind goes to dark places.  It is, however, in the dark […]

CAUTION: Brewing Co. Invites You to Their Place for ThanksBeering

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This Saturday, November 26th, CAUTION: Brewing Co. is hosting a Thanksgiving event at the brewery.  From 2pm – 9pm you’ll be able to sample their beer, which has just started popping up all over town (but I’ll get into that in a minute).  Here’s some info from their website: We’re releasing our Thanksgiving brew – […]

Meet the Brewers – Renegade Brewing Co.

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Renegade Brewing Co. is another newcomer to the Denver craft beer scene.  Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, they opened a little over three months ago to very positive reviews.  In that time they’ve already taken home 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair (silver and bronze).  If you’re in the mood for big, […]