The Average Denver Brewery: 2014

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Almost every Denver neighborhood is home to one or two breweries ranging in size, age, and amenities.  The city is a rich tapestry of sudsy options and such diversity makes it difficult to describe the typical Mile High brewery.  But that won’t stop us from trying.  Based on the survey results of 32 Denver breweries […]

Save water, drink whiskey: Water for People hosts ‘Whiskey Rebellion’

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It often goes unnoticed how vital clean water is to creating the things we love to imbibe most. Our beer is roughly 95% water and our beloved whiskey is made up of about 60% water. But not all parts of the globe are fortunate enough to utilize water for luxuries like a fine brown liquor or […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Fourth of July Weekend!

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Happy Fourth of July Weekend, folks! Not sure what you’ll be doing tonight before you view some fireworks? We took some of the hard work out of finding things to do for you this weekend. Cheers! Friday Saturday Sunday High: 93˚ Low: 65˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 95˚ Low: 64˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% […]

Voting Towards Mediocrity – A Rant.

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This is a rant. A rant composed because I’m tired of Denver’s brewing industry being something that is cashed in on by folks who have no business dealing with beer. In this case: Denver’s KDVR. You know, FOX. Right now, Denver’s KDVR is hosting some kind of ill-thought chimera of “World Cup meets Denver’s Breweries” […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Beer geeks unite!

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  Friday Saturday Sunday High: 80˚ Low: 58˚ Isolated T-Storms Precip: 30% High: 88˚ Low: 59˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 95˚ Low: 61˚ Sunny Precip: 0% Friday, June 27 Final Friday Food Truck Fiesta Five Points, 2830 Larimer St. As a part of this Final Friday’s festivities in Denver, the Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District is […]

A Hootenanny for Breckenridge Brewery’s 24th Anniversary

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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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Enjoy a cold one with Dad, or two

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Happy Father’s Day Weekend, folks! Inspiration for knowing where to take Dad out on this holiday can sometimes be difficult, so we’re here to help out a bit. Below you’ll find a variety of different places to impress Dad with (or to just check out yourself). Don’t forget about the Fresh Taps for more beer releases and some […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Pucker Up Time

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Get a head start on your weekend shindigs, imbibers! Your local Denver art district will be celebrating First Friday tonight, including Black Shirt Brewery and their special guests. It’s also the weekend of The Fifth Annual Boulder SourFest. Be ready to do a lot of dancing and sippin’ on tart beverages, folks! Friday Saturday Sunday High: 81˚ Low: 55˚ PM T-Storms […]

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

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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˚ […]

Weekend off the Wagon – CBC Events and More!

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Happy CBC week, folks! Festivities almost seem never ending, but it’s good news to those of you not able to attend the actual conference! We’ve rounded up a few for you to check out this weekend. There definitely isn’t a shortage of things […]

Pliny the Younger is here, folks!

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder are some amazing hoppy beers from Russian River Brewing, but what makes Pliny the Younger so special? It’s only released once a year, and in short quantity. Falling Rock Taphouse is our haven for tasting this sought-after brew. […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 3-5

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Have you resolved to only drink on weekends this year? Good! You have no reason to feel guilty about this weekend, then! Like good art, music and tunes? Then don’t forget that today is January’s First Friday with all of Denver’s art districts sure […]

Festivus: Why We Live In Denver

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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, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 13-15

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Did you buy your tickets already? I hope you did. Tickets went fast, and even Craigslist is pretty bare. The time is here. Saturday is the day you can try all of Denver’s breweries in one spot for your drinking pleasure at the Denver Beer Festivus. Exciting new […]

The sense of adventure – Denver’s Jagged Mountain Brewing

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A Work of art is, above all, an adventure of the mind. — Eugene Ionesco Notice the tap handles. Every brewery worth its salt makes them their own somehow. At Jagged Mountain they are reformed ice axes – tools used by mountaineers and alpinists to both make progress on a climb, and save their ass if […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 6-8

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Feeling brave enough to head out into the single-digit temps this weekend? You should; there’s too much awesome going on to miss out! Pack on the layers, bring out the hand warmers and balaclavas and warm up with some fantastic shindigs all weekend! And don’t forget, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Black Friday Weekend Edition Nov. 29-Dec. 1

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Are you alive today? Have you been up since 3 a.m. (or earlier) to get those Black Friday deals? Or did you sleep in because you shared one too many cocktail recipes and favorite brews with friends and family last night? Whether you are one of […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 22-24

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday If you’re like us here at the Wagon, then you probably dread any and all shopping experiences during the next week and onward. If finding yourself in the middle of a tug-of-war match with a stranger over the last turkey doesn’t sound ideal to you, then […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 15-17

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday The holidays are upon us, people, and you don’t need the Christmas music already being played at your convenience store to tell you that. It’s the time for big beers and roasted meats! Night of the Bastards–a tap takeover by Stone Brewing Company–is happening for your […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 1-3

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Halloween may be over, but the Day of the Dead is always celebrated on Nov. 1, so make your sugar skulls and save your costumes–there’s still plenty of reason to find something to do this weekend. The weekend after Halloween is when all the adults actually go out, […]