Glühwein in Denver: The 14th Annual Christkindl Market

Seeking refuge from visiting relatives?  Searching for a haven against the holiday hubbub?  Disenchanted with the commercialization of Christmas?  Wishing for a more traditional Noel?  More importantly, are you in need of a drink?  The solution to all of these problems lies at the corner of Arapahoe and The 16th Street Mall: The 14th Annual […]

Christkindl Market coming to downtown Denver beginning November 21st

In America, we have holidays and we have drinking holidays.  In Germany, because they’ve a more lenient attitude towards libations, there’s no distinction between the two.  Putting the word “drinking” in front of “holiday” is superfluous; it’s understood that alcohol will be involved.  New Year’s Eve and Oktoberfest, of course, are boozy affairs but the […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 20-22

What’s better than enjoying a good brew for free? Spreading holiday cheer to someone in need! Come down to Left Hand Brewing in Longmont and donate an unwrapped toy to get a free pint! Everything tastes better when you do something nice, right? There’s still plenty of time to wear ugly sweaters this season, too. […]

Have a borderline illegal holiday with Illegal Pete’s

creepy ass santa claus crying baby

I grew up in the suburbs, so my depiction of Santa Claus always come from either Sears or Montgomery Wards. Some years I would bug the hell out of my mom to go see Santa (I was six, and still the oldest child, so shut up). Other years we would wait in line, dolled up […]

No. 9: How to Get Santa’s ‘Stache

This year, spirits have been keeping me warmer than beer and I have mixed a few of my favorite ingredients to create a special holiday cocktail.  I’ve always loved anything with gin or whiskey, but I’ve recently started to explore cocktails with eggs.  I find that most things with vodka are better replaced with gin, […]

The Liquid Diet

This Week in THE LIQUID DIET: like most of you, I was enchanted by the spell of the Holiday Season!  Which, like most of you, means that I was in the mood for booze.  There is something about this time of year that evokes a passionate drive to drink (responsibly of course).  Is it the […]

No. 5: Anisette

Some of my most treasured memories around the holidays are centered around a specific aroma. It always amazes me that a smell can bring you back to an exact moment of your childhood, good or bad. For instance, the magic scent of apple pie baking reminds me of the painful ceremony when parents asked to […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Firestone Walker Parabola

Firestone Walker Parabola – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout   [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!]

No. 4: A License to Drink…an Irish Christmas

I come from a long lineage of Irish drinkers (please note: I did NOT say alcoholics, I said “drinkers”) so drinking at the holidays always seemed normal. Being given a half glass of beer or a taste of this or that was never unusual but about the time I turned 12 or 13, I had […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 23-25 – Xmas edition

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday [Insert politically correct salutation here] To whatever you celebrate, or don’t, cheers. We hope you have a job, and that you get some time off from it this coming week. There’s not too much going on. A bunch of places have special hours this weekend. Check out our […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 16-18

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Hopefully you’ve got some time off from work coming up here pretty soon. Either way, we fully expect you’ll be dancing in the streets this weekend. Now, will you be dancing in a Tebow jersey or a Santa outfit? Or both…     Track 1: Friday: Beers […]

Last Call for New Belgium’s Philanthropic Glassware Before Christmas

[Press Release] Ft. Collins, Colorado, December 15, 2011 – New Belgium Brewing’s “Glass That Gives” program is underway and the sound of blissful clinking can be heard around the country.  So far, more than 12,100 glasses have been shipped to beer lovers through online purchases and on-premise promotions, and more than $7,000 has been raised for four nonprofit […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 9-11

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Heat wave this weekend! It will be almost 50˚! You know what that means, right? Slush fights in the alleys. Drinking on the rooftops. Exclamatory remarks!   Track 1: Friday: Liquid Arts Festival at Dancing Pines. Yes, yes, and a lot more yes. Saturday: Christmas Beer Tasting at […]

Bull & Bush jumps head-first in the holiday season with 12 Beers of Christmas

During the first 12 days of December, Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery is tapping a new keg, including the Release the Hounds barleywine and Legend of the Liquid Brain imperial stout, as well as some silly beers from Moylan’s Brewery (gotta love the Kilt Lifter). You’ll want to get these on your calendar: It’s […]