Weekend off the Wagon – September 6-8

Tour de Fat this Saturday

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s finally here–one of Denver’s final big booze-y summer bashes–the Tour de Fat. This Saturday, bring your best ridiculous costume and bike to enjoy beer by New Belgium and food by Illegal Pete’s, Water Course Foods, Brother’s BBQ, Hanson’s, Stoney’s, Pot Kettle Black, and Dumpling Love. Don’t forget […]

Colorado’s Distilleries in 80 Days

By guest writer Josh Mishell When I think about Colorado’s craft distilling industry, I see many parallels to our flourishing craft beer scene. The main difference is that craft distilling is currently where craft beer was 25 years ago. What this means is that there are many opportunities to build a distillery in a unique place, and be the […]

Distillers Sitdown Series: Rob Masters of Spring 44

Image Credit: Beertographer As we enter an important week for craft spirits, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Rob Masters, the head distiller for Spring 44 based in Loveland, CO. With a rich history in booze production here in our home state, Rob is on the forefront of American distillers who are pushing […]

2012 Colorado Distillers Fest Recap

I’d like to start off by first talking about how much liquid cheese I consumed. This substance, especially if there is beer added to it, is probably the most delicious thing on the planet. I suppose that could be debated, but its hot, molten, salty goodness drew me in, and there was probably a healthy […]

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 […]

A janitor’s advice on Classic Cocktails

Colt and Gray

I was recently offered the opportunity to pontificate about Classic Cocktails for Colorado’s first Distillers Festival, sandwiched between Rob Masters of Boulder Distillery/303 Distilling (and President of the Colorado Distillers Guild) and Rob Dietrich the newly appointed master distiller of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.  I excitedly accepted, understanding that someone needed to take up some time […]

Distillers Sitdown Series: Rob Masters of Boulder Distillery

Rob Masters

The 1st Annual Colorado Distiller’s Festival will be held on September 18.  As part of the roll-out, we will be interviewing the participating CO distillers to feature in the coming weeks. Today, we’re featuring Boulder Distillery with THE Rob Masters.   Biographical information Full Name  Rob Masters Current Location Boulder, Colorado Name of Distillery Boulder Distillery   […]

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, […]

What’s the oldest active distillery in Colorado?

It’s a harder question to answer  than you might think.  We see the likes of Spring44 and American Harvest trying to penetrate the spirits market in Denver.  We see Todd Leopold moving his distillery from Michigan to Colorado and saying this is his end-game.  We see Peak Spirits working within the organic spirits market as […]

Colorado Cocktail Project shakes, stirs, and mixes up a good time

by Jess Hunter, Julia Yugel, and Lisa Bongiovanni It was a beautiful affair. You walked into the room, and as far as the eye could see were tables of mini cocktails and drink samples. The sound of ice and alcohol dancing in cocktail shakers filled the air. This was one of the best cocktail competitions […]

Colorado Cocktail Project gears up for Monday’s competition

[Note: We’re live tweeting this event right now!] Ten finalists were chosen yesterday for this weekend’s Colorado Cocktail Project. These top 10 contestants were picked from a pool of 30 elite bartenders to represent their interpretation on what our great state tastes like in a glass.  The list of 10 is still subject to change, […]