Pliny the Younger is here, folks!

Get some! (Photo credit: Mercury News).

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder are some amazing hoppy beers from Russian River Brewing, but what makes Pliny the Younger so special? It’s only released once a year, and in short quantity. Falling Rock Taphouse is our haven for tasting this sought-after brew. […]

Two22 Brew Mixes Beer and Charity

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Two22 Brew, one of Denver’s newest breweries, is opening up with a novel concept – it’s giving away part of its profits. At its core, Two22 is a marriage of a brewery and a philanthropic endeavor. Paige Schuster, who co-owns the brewery with her husband Marcus Christianson, said the idea of Two22 – opening in […]

Scavenge Up Some New Belgium

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New Belgium Brewing kicks off its three-stop Scavenge tour in Colorado with the first event taking place at Arapahoe Basin on Saturday, February 15. Now in its eighth year, the Scavenge tour is where skiers, snowboarders and beer lovers come together to enjoy some great on-mountain fun while raising money for various causes. What exactly […]

Parry’s Pizzeria Pours Positive Progress

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Denver drinks a lot of beer. Duh. Just imagine if a small donation was made to a great cause for every beer sold and drank in the duration of a year? That is a lot of beer around these parts, which means it could be a lot of donations as well. We already love Parry’s […]

$1 samples at Great Divide generate $73,201 in donations for local non-profits

In the middle of 2011, Great Divide realized they had an interesting problem. People had learned that small samples of the beer were free, and on a Friday night would pour into the taproom, slam a flight of high octane brew, and wander off to other locations of lesser repute. Call them frugal or hyenas, […]

The Dark Side of Wynkoop

Plum Sour and Blueberry Sour; possibly the best beers at the Parade

Join the dark side.  They’ve got great beer! No, I haven’t been spending time with Darth Vader and my soul is no more corrupted than usual. In fact, my propensity for darkness helped raise $14,000 for Metro CareRing, a local food pantry, during Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks. Parade of Darks is Wynkoop’s annual celebration […]

Parade of Darks to be held December 1st

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Nights are long, days are cold, winter is nigh; it’s time to put away the fizzy, yellow beers and opt for something a bit heavier. Put down the Pilsner and pick up a porter because you will need a dark beer to warm your core and numb the pain of your relentless relatives this holiday […]

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 […]

Wynkoop turns to the Dark Side for their 3rd Annual Parade of Darks

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Winter was made for the burly man.  Men shave less, chop firewood, and drink manly beer when it gets cold.  Gone are the months where a nice pint of blonde, pilsner, or hefeweizen would hit the spot; now beer geeks are turning to the dark side: stouts, porters, barleywines and others of that ilk.  Where […]

“A Kid’s Place – Top Chef Northern Colorado” Benefit Raises $23,000 for Abused & Neglected Children

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[Press Release] Oskar Blues Chef Jason Rogers wins “Top Chef Northern Colorado” & “People’s Choice Award”  Chef Jason Rogers of Oskar Blues Restaurants was awarded the “Top Chef Northern Colorado” and “People’s Choice” awards at the 2011 Top Chef Northern Colorado Benefit Event. Top Chef Northern Colorado, a friendly competition between the area’s top chefs, […]

AC Golden Brewing Awards Grant Money to Local Charities

Golden, Colo. — AC Golden Brewing Company has awarded $15,000 to four local Colorado charities through its Colorado Native Community Reinvestment Project. Drinkers and fans of its Colorado Native amber lager nominated and voted for the charities. Their picks for who receives the money: Continental Divide Trail Alliance, $7,000; Ignite Adaptive Sports, $5,000; Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of […]

Wynkoop and the Flobots team up to raise money for the Cole School

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The people over at Wynkoop have teamed up with the wonderful musicians of the Flobots to raise money for the Cole Arts & Science Academy. Johnny 5 is guest bartending at Wynkoop next week, May 16, from 6-8. His tips go straight to Cole. A few other places are helping out with this effort, including […]