Oktoberfest 2014: Where to party in Denver

It’s Oktoberfest season!  The beer’s flowing, the sun’s still shining, and it’s high time we donned our lederhosen and drank copiously in the biergarten.  Here are the places in the Denver area (i.e. from Golden to Aurora and from Northglenn to Castle Rock) where you can party like a German or, at the very least, […]

Just say “no” to Mocktoberfest

It’s autumn in Denver, the “Munich of the West,” meaning Oktoberfest celebrations are beginning to dot the calendar.  The food, the beer, the music, the camaraderie, the crisp fall air; it’s a great time to be alive!  But attendees beware: not all Oktoberfests are created equal.  Sometimes, event organizers eschew the traditions of Oktoberfest, they […]

18th Annual Biergarten Festival: Don’t wait until Oktoberfest to party like a German

GACC Biergarten Festival

October/September is Christmas Day for the German-American.  It’s Oktoberfest time!  A time to revel in Old World heritage, polka till you drop, stuff your face full of bratwurst and sauerkraut and, of course, indulge in copious amounts of Germany’s greatest cultural achievement: beer.  Yes, Oktoberfest is a grand event indeed, but why confine the Deutsche vivacity […]

Party like it’s 1810: Oktoberfest celebrations across Denver

You want to celebrate Oktoberfest but 5,200 miles separates Munich, Germany from the “Munich of the West”—Denver.  Don’t despair and don’t empty your bank account for an airline ticket; there’re plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations being held in and around the Mile High City! Please note: only events that are both Oktoberfest-specific and in the Denver […]

Biergarten Festival turns Morrison into Bavaria

On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish.  On Cinco de Mayo, everybody drinks cerveza.  But, for three days out of the year in Morrison, Colorado, everybody is German thanks to the German American Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Biergarten Festival which celebrated its 17th anniversary this past weekend! With lederhosen donned, my girlfriend and I hopped in das Auto, […]

Break out the lederhosen, Biergarten Festival is coming!

Belgium.  England.  Scotland.  Ireland.  Bohemia.  Europe is dotted with classic, historical brewing regions.  But, let’s face it, for the average American beer drinker, there’s only one place in the Old World to grab a good brew: Germany. This assumption is understandable considering the names of some of the men who brought beer to America: Adolph […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/15-7/17

YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST* Friday, July 15th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 87˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 30% Saturday, July 16th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 92˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 30% Sunday, July 17th Sunny High: 82˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 0% * This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.  And with the recent […]