Rough Draughts: Copper Kettle’s Well Bred Bourbon Barrel Barleywine is Very Well-To-Do

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The “barleywine” beer style dates back to the 18th century, developed in England as a special drink for aristocrats. The upper class thumbed its collective nose at the peasants below them, reserving this deliciously strong and complex brew for themselves¹. Thankfully you won’t have to prove your lineage to enjoy a glass of Copper Kettle […]

Rough Draughts: Get Cozy with Copper Kettle’s Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout

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Imagine you’re staying at a cabin near Breck. It’s frigid outside, and it’s been snowing like mad since you returned from the slopes last evening. Your little two-door Accord doesn’t look like it wants to go anywhere. Heck, it probably can’t get out of the driveway. You just constructed the perfect fire, and your better-half […]

Party like it’s 1810: Oktoberfest celebrations across Denver

You want to celebrate Oktoberfest but 5,200 miles separates Munich, Germany from the “Munich of the West”—Denver.  Don’t despair and don’t empty your bank account for an airline ticket; there’re plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations being held in and around the Mile High City! Please note: only events that are both Oktoberfest-specific and in the Denver […]

A Night To Remember – A festival to celebrate those lost

This Saturday, get on your bike / RTD / Uber / friend’s back and head out to Copper Kettle Brewing Company (1338 S Valentia St Unit 100, Denver) for A Night To Remember. Last year, Copper Kettle lost one of their brew club members, Alex Teves, in the Aurora Theater shooting. Alex was a vibrant […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Memorial Day Edition (May 24-27)

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. The official signal that chance of snow is down to a mere 50%, and that chance of an outdoor festival around every corner is up to 100%. If you’re looking to get out of town this weekend, Vail and Beaver […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 10-12

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Mother’s Day is Sunday. You’re welcome. Get outside this weekend. There’s a half dozen parties and festivals in the streets, and it looks like winter is taking a nap. We’re sorry we won’t see you at TRVE Slaughter. Unless you bought tickets like a smart person […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 19-21

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Whelp, it’s 4/20. Let’s just get it out in the open. Here it is. If you’re into partaking in this holiday of holidays, there are plenty of events this weekend. Method-Man and Redman have two back to back shows at Cervantes, the Alamo Draft House celebrates […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 21-23

Due to server issues this morning and a hangover that makes me wish the Mayans were right, Weekend off the Wagon is a short one today. Our Mutual Friend is throwing a party and a food drive tonight while Freshcraft empties their cellars to pour some ridiculous beer. Meanwhile, Star Bar will play Christmas Vacation on […]

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 16-18

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Denver Bicycle Cafe turns one this weekend while Oskar Blues celebrates ten years of canning. There’s a new brew fest in Monument, and a delicious brunch at Copper Kettle. It’s a beery weekend, though we always suggest sprinkling some whiskey on your plans. The first ever […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 9-11

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s a seemingly slow weekend for Denver events. Denver Arts Week and the Starz Film Festival both wrap up this weekend, and Boulder First Bites – their version of Restaurant Week – kicks off. RiNo Epicurean Night looks to be a tasty excursion Friday night. Go explore […]

Denver [only] Beer Festivus

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Weekend off the Wagon – September 14-16

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday If  you do one thing this weekend, and only one thing, it should be the  Vine Street Uptown Block Party and Brewers’ Olympics. Besides that, it’s a normal weekend in Denver. Wine fests, beer releases, movies in the park. Top Gun is playing in Civic Center […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 24-26

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Do you feel like getting out of town this weekend, or playing in the park? Both routes are full of some amazing options this weekend. Get out of town The Colorado State Fair in Pueblo starts this weekend, with a beer competition to boot! There’s also […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 10-12

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Music outside is awesome. Denver is awesome. Therefore… um..  Denver is music outside. Or something. It’s math. This weekend is full of outdoor concerts, festivals, and brewery parties, and the Denver County Fair! What are you going to choose? See below for a detailed list for […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 3-5

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Didn’t get GABF tickets? Never fear! There’s about a dozen beer festivals this weekend. Also, we’ll give some tickets away in October. Duh. This weekend is jam packed with festivals up and down the Front Range and in the mountains. Music, food, beer, wine, hooch… it’s […]

Copper Kettle Hosts A Night To Remember Tonight

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TONIGHT from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Celebrating and honoring the life of Alex Teves, brew club member #28 As many of you know, Alex Teves, age 24, was shot and killed in the Aurora theater tragedy on July 20th, 2012 protecting his girlfriend Amanda. Alex was one of our first customers at Copper Kettle […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Copper Kettle Copper Mezzina

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Copper Kettle Brewing Company Copper Mezzina Ale   [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 – July 27-29

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Bacon, pies, fests, and a singles safari. Must be the Olympics. See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 88˚ Low: 65˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 91˚ Low: […]

Weekend off the Wagon – July 20-22

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday A sad day today in Denver, after an unthinkable tragedy last night. Hug your neighbor, buy a stranger a drink, and enjoy yourself as best you can. To those affected by the shootings last night, our hearts go out to you. Stay safe, Colorado, and have […]