Weekend off the Wagon – July 12-14

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Oh hey, it’s Jasmin again. Did you miss me? Now that everyone is (almost) recovered from an epic 4th of July weekend, it’s time to keep the good summer vibes rolling. One way you can easily do that, if you haven’t already, is get yourself a Denver […]

May 2013 Holiday Drinking Guide

Obscure Holiday Drinking Guide – May 2013 Am I the only one fucking sick of scraping the ice off my windshield? Or driving behind some incredible idiot going 5 miles an hour because there’s an inch of snow on the SIDEWALK? Or maybe just being unable to take my motorcycle out for a spin because […]

Obscure Holiday Drinking Guide – April 2013

Hey you! Yeah, you. Did you miss me last month? It’s alright, go ahead, admit it. Yes, over the past few months our relationship has grown into something truly beautiful. Like a fine wine, our delicate dance of writer and reader has aged so well, that we might cost somewhere between $3.99 and $4.99 at […]

Circling up the Wagons – 12/23-12/30

Congratulations, you’ve survived yet another year of boozin’ on the good stuff. If you know what is good for you, you will head out on Monday night to celebrate the induction of a new year. We have a few ideas of where you can spend your evening, and you can always visit our friends over […]

Happy Hour Guide – Capitol Hill Denver

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When one lives in Capitol Hill, two things are inevitable: you like to drink and you are likely broke. While I appreciate good booze, I lack the independent wealth and/or sugar-daddy partner with a wallet fat enough to cover my tastes. As a result, one of my many valued skills is being able to sniff […]

Drinking With Dogs

Rare breed of dog. This one is for @ColoBeerMan.

A Guide for Having Fun on St. Patrick’s Day (Without Being a Douche)

St. Patrick’s Day can be challenging for many.  It’s arguably the biggest amateur night for drinkers, even beyond New Year’s Eve.  It’s a fine line between giant, annoying frat party and one hell of a good time.  We here at the Wagon would like to help your St. Patrick’s Day be a bit less frat […]

No. 4: A License to Drink…an Irish Christmas

I come from a long lineage of Irish drinkers (please note: I did NOT say alcoholics, I said “drinkers”) so drinking at the holidays always seemed normal. Being given a half glass of beer or a taste of this or that was never unusual but about the time I turned 12 or 13, I had […]

Women’s Code of (Drinking) Ethics

It’s a typical Friday night safari with men and women at their watering hole. And then the animalistic dance begins: men order beer/whiskey and the women order wine/vodka.   We’ve genderized alcohol.  And I don’t like it.   A “masculine” drink is often perceived to be strong, harsh, grainy, and sometimes bitter.  For example, anything with […]

Best patios for warm spring days

It’s almost time for us to wake from our winter slumber and remember what spring means for us Denver residents. As the mercury begins to rise, we will start bringing out more and more flip flops and fewer UGGs (hopefully), an abundance of shorts and not so many insulated Carhartts. When bar managers notice this […]

All Beer Is Good

Several years ago I learned a few things at a beer dinner one night, most of those things have stayed with me and help keep me directed now, and most certainly in the future. I learned what brettanomyces is in great glorious details, what made sour beer.. well…sour, I can’t drink nearly the amount of […]