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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 11-13

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Vail Big Beers is this weekend. We’ll be up there in force. Sean got his ass kicked last year. Actually, we all did. See you there? Also, there’s a winter storm named Gandolf coming to the party. Seriously. What are you up to this weekend?   […]

The Dark Side of Wynkoop

Plum Sour and Blueberry Sour; possibly the best beers at the Parade

Join the dark side.  They’ve got great beer! No, I haven’t been spending time with Darth Vader and my soul is no more corrupted than usual. In fact, my propensity for darkness helped raise $14,000 for Metro CareRing, a local food pantry, during Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks. Parade of Darks is Wynkoop’s annual celebration […]

GABF Week Photo Recap

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GABF involved way too much drinking for me to put into words.  So here are a few slideshows detailing my week.   Tuesday – Beers Made by Walking at Wynkoop:   Wednesday – The Lion, The Bear, and the Brewmaster (Firestone Walker Beer Dinner) at Mile High Station:   Friday – Denver Rare Beer Tasting […]

A Wine Festival Through the Eyes of A Beer Drinker

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Last weekend was the first annual Downtown Aquarium Wine Fest and in great pioneering fashion, I chose to spread my beer soaked wings and ventured out to my first ever wine festival. While Denver Off the Wagon has some great connoisseur, wine writers who could have provided a great recap of the primary, secondary and tertiary […]

Firestone Walker Teams Up With Chef Hosea Rosenberg For “The Lion, The Bear, & The Brewmaster”

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[Press Release] An Evening of Food, Beer and Banter at Denver’s Mile High Station on October 10 on Eve of The Great American Beer Festival® Paso Robles, CA—You might call it “Firestone Walker unplugged”—a rare night of food, barrel-aged beers and brewery banter coming to Denver’s Mile High Station on October 10 as Firestone Walker […]

Weekend off the Wagon – March 2-4

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Holy crap it’s March. You know what that means, right? Me neither. Many festivals this weekend, many drinks to be had. Enjoy!     Track 1 – The “Leave Denver” Track: Friday: Head up to Leadville for some Ski Joring. Yes. Ski Joring. It’s excellent. Saturday: […]

FreshCraft Does it Again – Winter Beer Pairing Dinner

Winter Beer Pairing Dinner at FreshCraft

This was our second seasonal beer pairing dinner at FreshCraft and going in, our expectations were high after an awesome Autumn Beer Pairing Dinner a few months ago. They truly do a spectacular job pairing their beer with these dishes, including a good mix of classic pairings and ones that test your palate. You’re sure to drool […]

How the Big Beers Festival Kicked My Ass

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 As ashamed as I am to admit it, this was my first visit to Vail despite being a Colorado native.  This picturesque mountain town offered the perfect getaway after a hectic work week.   We arrived on Friday night with plenty of time to spare before the Cigar Pairing event at 10pm, so we took in the […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Firestone Walker Parabola

Firestone Walker Parabola

Firestone Walker Parabola - Barrel Aged Imperial Stout   [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Wynkoop’s Parade of Darks satisfies the dark beer lover

Goodies at the silent auction

The holiday season is upon us and, once again, we are bombarded with sanguine messages of faith, family, and charity.  Bah, humbug!  My thoughts turn elsewhere: to commercialism, to estranged relatives forced to be civil at Christmas dinner, to ice-related traffic accidents.  Oh, my mind goes to dark places.  It is, however, in the dark […]

Firestone Walker XV and Parabola Tapping at Euclid Hall Tuesday

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Did you miss your chance to taste Firestone Walker’s XV at Falling Rock two weeks ago? Is your local liquor store all sold out of the $22+ bottle? Fret not! This amazing concoction, best described as unicorn tears drizzled over cookie dough, will be on tap tomorrow night. Tuesday. 8pm. Euclid Hall. David Walker will […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 18-20

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday The weather is beautiful, most people should have a few days off next week, and almost all the ski resorts are open. Sounds like November. There’s not a lot going on this weekend. Good chance to just sit at your favorite dive for 9 hours straight […]

Ignite Denver Off The Wagon – A Boozin’ Good Time

Great American Beer Festival is no stranger to beer events a’plenty, just as Denver Off The Wagon writers (and readers) are no strangers to drinking beer a’plenty. Combine the two, along with a kick-ass Denver event called Ignite Denver, and you’ve got yourself a bomber (or 5) of a good time. As part of GABF […]

In other news

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From all over the interwebs, right to your face, here are some things we’ve been reading this week: Five ways to freshen up GABF Jonathan Shikes of the Westword gives some thoughts on making GABF better. The Case for Low Mileage Beer A look at keeping it local, rather than shipping across the country. Utah […]

Ignite Denver Off the Wagon – The Big Reveal!

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Well folks, it’s time for the big reveal. We’ve been dropping some hints here and there about a big event we’re planning with the Ignite Denver folks, and we’re ready to let you all in on the secret! Here’s the lineup we’ve managed to pull in: Greg Koch – CEO, Stone Brewing Dave Thibodeau – […]

#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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/28 – 7/31

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If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick: Track 1:  Beers and Parties Thursday: Jump up to Oskar Blues to hit the back-to-back beer fun of Beer Culture the Movie and Firestone Walker Friday:  Check out the Denver County Fair and maybe see Billy […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/21 – 7/24

Courtesy of zenmagnets on reddit.com

YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST* Thursday, July 21st Isolated Thunderstorms High: 89˚ – Low: 65˚ Precip: 30% Friday, July 22nd Sunny High: 93˚ – Low: 65˚ Precip: 0% Saturday, July 23rd Sunny High: 91˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 0% Sunday, July 24th Partly Cloudy High: 85˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 20% * This is Denver. Bring a […]