Barley Wine and Cheese Pairing at Star Bar Tonight

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Holy crap. That’s what I said when I saw this poster: Star Bar is throwing a Barley Wine and Cheese pairing tonight, starting at 6pm.  They’re also throwing in 3 pilsners, and the closest thing Stone makes to a pilsner – Levitation.  So Big ABV / Low ABV, why not. 6:00 PM. 8 beers 4 […]

FreshCraft Summer Food & Beer Pairing Dinner

Three months has passed since FreshCraft’s last food and beer pairing dinner… so it’s time for the next one.  These dinner’s are can’t-miss for lovers of good food and ridiculously good craft beer.  You can check out recaps of last year’s Autumn and Winter dinners to get your palate ready.  Here are the details: Join […]

Hops & Pie Dogfish Head Tap Takeover

Those crazy cats over at Hops & Pie are at it again.  To properly kick off their expansion into the space next door, which nearly doubles their capacity, they have decided to bust out some wicked awesome beers in a Dogfish tapping extravaganza.  On Saturday February 18th doors will open at noon and the beer will be […]

Ska Brewing: 2011 in Review

[Press release] 2011 Was An Incredible Year, According To Our Notes Ska Brewing has had an incredible year, full of important milestones and proud accomplishments—at least according to notes taken by the brewery’s management team throughout the year. “I’m glad we wrote this stuff down. It all seems so hazy now,” admitted Ska President and […]

Halloween hangover courtesy of Amato’s

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Trick-or-treaters must have been disappointed when they came to my locked door and empty, dark house, but Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.  The candy!  The costumes!  The scares!  What’s not to love?  Now I’ve grown older and it’d be too creepy to have a costumed man in his mid-20’s bang on a suburbanite’s […]

Ale House at Amato’s to hold Halloween event for craft beer enthusiasts

The kids on Halloween think the candy is dandy and their parents—stressed-out from wrangling miniature Optimus Primes, Spider-Men, and Disney princesses on a sugar high—insist that liquor is quicker.  What is there for the craft beer lover on this holiday?  The Ale House at Amato’s has heard about the neglect of this demographic and seeks […]

We went to GABF last night, and found some booths you should check out

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The Wagon was represented hard last night at GABF. There were about 10 writers present, and we drank the place dry. You know, with the help of a few thousand people.  And now we’re here to pass our tips, obsessions, and repeat rounds with you for the Friday night session: One unanimous beloved brewery: DEHSTILE.  […]

“Other” Things to do at GABF

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So you’re hanging out, having a great time at GABF and it hits you… you need to take a break.  It’s ok, don’t beat yourself up.  It happens to the best of us.  Better to step aside for a few than participate in the amateur-hour puke fest so often seen by those pesky kids who’s […]

Meet the Brewers – Renegade Brewing Co.

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Renegade Brewing Co. is another newcomer to the Denver craft beer scene.  Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, they opened a little over three months ago to very positive reviews.  In that time they’ve already taken home 2 medals at the Colorado State Fair (silver and bronze).  If you’re in the mood for big, […]

Five GABF Lines Worth the Wait

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There is one thing that is consistent about GABF: lines. Well, that, and there’s a lot of beer. But this article is about lines. You deal with them all week, to some degree. Lines to get into Falling Rock, Great Divide, Euclid Hall  and just about everywhere else within a three mile radius that has […]

#IPADay – Denver Events

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The first ever international toast to a style – #IPADay – is Thursday, August 4th. You can read all about it in our previous post. What follows is a list of participating bars in Denver, and what they’re doing. If you know of an event not listed here, please comment and we’ll get it added […]

Welcome to Barrel Season!

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You might be wondering what I mean by ‘Barrel Season’, so I’ll explain myself.  You can find a barrel-aged beer on the shelves of any liquor store in town from January to December.  However, it’s around this time of year that their numbers appear to increase dramatically.  But it’s not just the pure number of […]

The arrival and departure of craft brands

The past few weeks have seen a lot of news about craft breweries entering and leaving markets. While this is a continual aspect of any growing industry, some big names such as Dogfish Head and Great Divide have really brought it to the attention of the people. Big local news was Great Divide pulling out […]

5280 Week: Picking a Restaurant by the Beer List

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It’s almost half over already. 5280 Restaurant Week (or half-month) is here again. A few hundred of Denver’s best restaurants open their doors, menus, and kitchens, so that we might sample their goods and expand our palates. At $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one, you have to go! Pick out a restaurant or two […]