American-style sizzle: Bacon and Beer Festival

While the pairing of bacon and beer might not get the same billing as cheese and wine, one event raising awareness of this important combo in spite of the recent processed meat slandering World Health Organization report is the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival. Now in its fourth year, the 2015 celebration of cured pig […]

Colorado brewers win first GABF medals

Amid a packed house at the Bellco Theatre in the bowels of the Denver Convention Center, representatives from most of the 1,500+ breweries entered anxiously waited as the winners of the 2015 Great American Beer Festival competition were announced Saturday morning. With almost 100 categories to get through, the production was like the Emmy’s minus […]

Weekend off the Wagon: September 17th – 20th

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday High: 81˚ Low: 51˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 20% High: 73˚ Low: 45˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 79˚ Low: 49˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 80˚ Low: 51˚ Sunny Precip: 0%   Thursday, September 17 Kickstarter Launch Party and Beer Release Baere Brewing Company, 320 Broadway Suite E. 4 p.m., Free to Attend […]

Weekend off the Wagon: August 13th – 16th

The Curtis Club Grand Re-opening

Want this spectacular event list sent to your inbox every Thursday? There’s a thing for that! Just sign up here, select “Weekend off the Wagon” and we’ll cover the rest.   Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday High: 90˚ Low: 64˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 20% High: 91˚ Low: 65˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 20% High: 96˚ Low: 65˚ Mostly […]

Weekend off the Wagon: NYE 2015 Edition

  Wednesday, December 31 (Happy New Year’s Eve!) New Year’s Eve @ Lucky Pie with RUMTUM & Zane Train Lucky Pie LoDo, 1610 16th St. Worried about getting food late on NYE? Never fear, Lucky Pie LoDo will be keeping its kitchen open until midnight, plus you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne if you […]

Fresh Taps: Aug. 20th – Aug. 26th (2014)

Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. This week Snowbank Brewing opens its doors in […]

Putting the BA’s mid-year report into perspective

The Brewers Association (BA) released their mid-year report on the state of craft beer in America and—no real surprises—craft breweries have sustained continual growth in the marketplace.  The broad strokes of the BA’s study: In one year, craft breweries sold an additional 1.6 million barrels of beer (9 million this time last year, 10.6 million […]

Brew Dogs Season 2: An interview with James Watt

The latest and second Colorado-centric episode of Esquire’s Brew Dogs recently aired and it’s always a treat to see the outsider’s perspective on our state’s renowned craft beer scene.  To get an even more in-depth grasp on the episode, the show, and the minds of the hosts, I had the opportunity to interview James Watt, […]

A Hootenanny for Breckenridge Brewery’s 24th Anniversary

Since the 1980’s, Richard Squire’s love of skiing and love of making home brews have come a long way. Eventually he created the Breckenridge Brewery brand. Twenty-four years later, we’re enjoying the celebration of its creation to this day in the form of a hootenanny. Taking place on Saturday, July 12th the Hootenanny celebration, is an […]

“I do” with a brew: Hosting a craft beer wedding

I have two great passions.  Two influences that give meaning to my life, prevent me from falling into a pit of despair, shield me from the wretchedness of existence.  The first and foremost deterrent to utter hopelessness is my beautiful, loving, supportive fiancée, Nicole, the woman whom I love and whom I will wed this […]

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Weekend off the Wagon – ACBW goes out with a bang!

Did you manage to celebrate American Craft Beer Week yet? No? Well, you’re still in luck. There’s a gazillion things going on this weekend, but here are just a few to check out. Raise your pints and small-pours in unison and cheers to the weekend! Friday Saturday Sunday High: 66˚ Low: 46˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 60% High: 71˚ […]

American Craft Beer Week Calendar

  Today kicks off American Craft Beer Week and breweries around the city are brewing special beers and doing special tappings, taking over other brewpubs’ taps, and celebrating anniversaries. Strange Brewing is doing a weeks worth of celebrations including cheese parings, live music, and tap takeovers leading up to their four-year anniversary next Monday, May […]

Craft Brewers Conference: Events outside the Convention Center

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), April 8-11, is like the Great American Beer Festival for industry folk. That means specialty tappings, events, and beer-fueled debauchery galore. While a lot of the action takes place within the Convention Center, brewers and industry reps will be hitting the streets of Denver to blow off steam after sitting […]

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Weekend off the Wagon – Jagged Mountain Grand Opening and hangout with Lagunitas

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] It may be starting out to be a chilly and rainy weekend, but come Sunday, it should be wonderful patio drinking weather. However, if you enjoy the bitter cold, Frozen Dead Guy Days starts today and it’s right up your alley. Want to stay inside […]

Two22 Brew Mixes Beer and Charity

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – What’s better than candy & flowers on Valentine’s Day?

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Taking your favorite person (which counts yourself) out for some tasty meals & drinks this weekend, that’s what! Yes, Valentine’s Day is considered a big day for marketing and ad revenue… but why can’t it be an excuse to spoil someone special? (Again, who’s […]

Who is the Master of the Brewniverse?

It’s almost here, the biggest and most important beer festival to end all beer festivals. No, we aren’t talking about the World Beer Cup or the GABF, but the Masters of the Brewniverse! Over 15 local breweries will compete for the inaugural title of “Master” on Thursday during a beer pageant (yes we said pageant), […]

Crazy Mountain Brewery expects landmark year with expansion

It all started aptly over a beer in San Francisco. She was on vacation for the long weekend, sitting in the Anchor Steam taproom sipping a post-tour beer. He, a brewer, had just gotten off his shift and was ready for a cold one. The two started talking, he regaled her about skiing and fishing […]

The Bark Bar Opens in the Highlands

In the first two weeks since Catherine Peters opened The Bark Bar in the Highlands (4132 West 38th Avenue), she has garnered a huge dog-loving clientele and established one of the largest craft beer can selections in Denver, and maybe even the state. Sure, the focus is the fenced-in dog yard, where our furry friends […]

Festivus: Why We Live In Denver

Why do we live in Colorado? Many will say the over 300 days of sunshine, while others will tout mountain adventures from hiking, biking, kayaking, and fishing to skiing, boarding, or the less graceful yard-sale, you get the picture. Why do we live in Denver? Sure, we have quick access to all of the above, […]