Weekend off the Wagon – October 4-6

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Winter is coming. Er, well–there’s snow on the ground, at least. It’s going to be a cold one this weekend, but Sunday is supposed to warm us back up a bit. Summer isn’t completely done with us, yet! It will pair perfectly with Emily Hutto’s Top Colorado […]

Dave’s Top 5 of 2012

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While I may have only been on board with  Denver Off The Wagon in an official capacity since the end of October, I have had numerous experiences with beer in this town that are worth recalling. Lots of new beers, breweries, events, and products, I figured it is only right for us to reflect upon […]

Mayor Hancock taps that, launches Denver Beer Fest

Mayor Hancock receives the honorary first sip

The Denver Beer Fest—a city-wide celebration of suds surrounding Great American Beer Festival—was officially begun last Friday with the initial tapping of Mayor Mike’s 5280 Brew at Denver Beer Co., the pumpkin beer Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock helped brew on September 19th.  The Mayor was on-site to pour the first pint. Amidst a sea […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 5 – 7

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Denver Beer Fest is upon us. The week long event, headlined by some little thing called the Great American Beer Fest, is here. I don’t have the words. Let’s do this. Beyond the beer fest, this weekend holds some interesting events in store. Check out the […]

The Greenhorn’s Survival Guide to GABF

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So, this is your first Great American Beer Festival (GABF)?  Feeling excited?  Giddy, even?  Good, but are you truly prepared for 2, 200 beers and 500 breweries?  Can you handle the sheer enormity of it all?  Can you get through the granddaddy of all beer events and live to tell about it?  Yes, yes you […]

Denver’s other brewing mayor

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Pop quiz, Colorado beer geeks: name the man famous for both being Denver’s mayor and for brewing beer.  If you answered John Hickenlooper then you are right!  Correction: you’re half right because, as of Wednesday, September 19th, current Denver mayor Michael Hancock can also be counted among the exclusive ranks of mayoral beer-makers. To celebrate the fourth-annual Denver […]

Two Scoops of Beer {Ice Cream}, Please!

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Sweet Action Ice Cream has been a Denver institution since opening in March of 2009.  Located on Broadway, owners Chia Basinger and Samantha Kopicko have always done their best to keep their menu interesting, which includes flavors like Roasted Green Chile, Pocky Red Bean, Earl Grey, and Vegan Coffee & Doughnuts.  For the past 3 years, […]

Weekend off the Wagon: September 23-25

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Denver Beer Week starts today, ushering in GABF and a host of other activities. It’s also Oktoberfest season. And, well, it’s Denver, so there’s a ton going on anyway. The weather is beautiful, so get out there and enjoy it! Here’s a few ideas for your […]

Denver Beer Fest Returns

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Third Annual Celebration of All Things Beer Features 200 Suds-Centric Events DENVER, CO – June 10, 2011 – Strengthening Denver’s claim as one of the world’s great beer cities, VISIT DENVER will present the third Denver Beer Fest, Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2011. The citywide celebration coincides with America’s most prestigious beer competition, the Great American Beer […]