The 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines is this weekend.

The 2015 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines festival is upon us. Every year, remarkably close to that morning on which you resolve to take some time off from drinking, a plethora of beers over 7% ABV are offered in a festival hall over 8,000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by dinners, seminars, ski trails and the […]

PHOTOS: Denver’s first Sesh Fest

The inaugural SeshFest was this past Saturday at Sculpture Park. A picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s a 9,000 word essay. Click on the photos for super full big size.

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Weekend off the Wagon – Opening Day Weekend!

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday – Sign up now!] Friday Saturday Sunday High: 55˚ Low: 30˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 56˚ Low: 34˚ Cloudy Precip: 10% High: 55˚ Low: 32˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0%   It’s Rockies home opener weekend. Go grab a seat at Coors Field, or avoid downtown at […]

Preview – New Kids on the Block

The ’80s. A time remembered so fondly by many of us Denverites of drinking age.  A simpler time, one filled with bodacious fashion, radical sitcoms, and tubular rock ballads that will never go out of style. Colorado Craft Beer Week is almost upon us, and in celebration of the best decade ever, and the best […]

14th Annual Vail Big Beers, Belgians & Barlewines Festival

Well, it’s 2014. Sure, fireworks and the ability to buy weed without having to contact that sketchy guy who always wants you to come in and smoke a bowl (or three) and talk about the meaning of life, are great ways to ring in the New Year. But, an even better way to say hello […]

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, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 8-10

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Love cured pork and a good brew? Then Sunday’s Bacon & Beer Festival is your ticket to a good time (but hopefully you already have your ticket, the event is sold out). Never fear, friends. There’s still plenty to do around town to wet your whistle. Also, be planning […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 1-3

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, […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 18-20

Fresh Hop Fest at Falling Rock

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Feeling refreshed yet after GABF weekend? I know we’re still feeling it, but that doesn’t mean we’re not ready to keep the fun rolling here at the Wagon. Between festivals and anniversary parties, this weekend should help keep you nice and toasty. The Fresh Hop Fest at […]

Beers, Bikes, Bemusement – Tour de Fat strikes gold in Denver.

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Tour de Fat promised 3 things – Beer, Bikes, and Bemusement and all three were delivered in glorious quantities.  With a picturesque bluebird sky and temps in the mid 90s the attendees were more than ready to let loose. They were decked out and they were THIRSTY! Bikes – literally thousands of them, everywhere, it […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 23-25

Mmm, little yeasties.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday According to Merriam-Webster online, fermentation is “an enzymatically controlled transformation of an organic compound.” Or in layman’s terms, it makes things freaking delicious. This weekend at the Highlands Masonic Center the Fermentation Festival will be serving out all of your favorite effervescent goods as well as offer a number […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 16-18

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Summer is coming to a close for many of us already. I know, sad, right? But there’s still some time to get a few tickets to The Endless Summer tonight. (get your tickets with the tiny discount code: homies). Go enjoy some good booze and fun in the name of […]

Fermentation Festival coming soon

Fermentation: the drinker’s favorite chemical reaction.  It’s a magical transformation wherein a yeast enzyme converts sugars into simpler compounds thus turning the average, all-ages beverage into an adults-only elixir of celebration.  If you love beer, wine, or spirits then you’re a fan of fermentation. But wait a minute!  The wonders of fermentation aren’t confined solely […]

Breckenridge Beer Festival – where even angels seem to have a good time

Breckenridge Beer Festival

Let’s get a couple things out of the way before I start. Colorado loves to throw beer festivals. Some weekends, there can even be too many to choose from. I don’t drink IPAs. If you wanted to read about hoppy beers, read a different article. I was drinking from a beer mug, not a tasting […]

Denver Opens Its Doors To DSTILL

Imagine a week-long party involving alcohol, centered around the craft of making and (the art of) enjoying your favorite beverages. Sound familiar? It should, because we did that 5 months ago during GABF. As we strike the individual days off our calendar and wait until that wonderful time of year, wouldn’t you want to attend […]

Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival

This weekend marks the 13th Annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival. With Vail, Colorado as its backdrop, this winter festival of fun activities will host 67 representing breweries and four importers from around the world, including 17 first-time attendees, keeping the selections ever-fresh. The uniquely, intimate settings of Big Beers presents attendees with the […]

Chef n’ Brew Festival Filled With Great Pairings, Poor Planning

The first annual Chef n’ Brew Festival was held at the Oriental Theater on Saturday night. The purpose of the event was to highlight the complementary flavors of locally brewed beer with dishes from some of Denver’s finest chefs. In total, twelve breweries and twelve restaurants were present, several of whom were offering two pairings […]

Chef N’ Brew Festival Pairs Up 12 Chefs with Local Breweries

In a city where beer dinners have become a dime-a-dozen, the Chef N’ Brew Festival seeks to break the mold.  The twelve participating chefs will each partner with a local brewery to offer a one-of-a-kind pairing (see full list of participating chefs and breweries below).  At the end of the night, you, the festival goer, […]

Denver [only] Beer Festivus

Blues and Brews this Saturday

Blues and Brews, an annual event on Old South Pearl, is this Saturday, August 11. Simply put, this badass event closes the street so it can flow with beer and blues. Vendors, food trucks, breweries (and other adult offerings), and thousands of people flood the street to rock out for the afternoon. We’ve written about […]