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 […]

Flawless Valentine’s Day!

The fact that St. Valentine’s Day falls during the middle of the week this year got me thinking. What drinks go best when playing video games? I know, I know. You are thinking this is the bitter “I hate V-Day” post.  I am not a curmudgeon or anything. In fact, I like the sentiment of […]

Relax! Don’t Worry. Learn to Homebrew!

If you’re like me, you’ve wanted to learn to homebrew for a long time but just haven’t bit the bullet.  Or perhaps you are a homebrewer considering the leap from extract to all-grain.  Hell, maybe you just like the smell of a brewery and want to watch other people do the hard work while you […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/8 – 7/10

Your Weekend Forecast* Friday, July 8th Afternoon Thunderstorms High: 86˚ – Low: 64˚ Precip: 40% Saturday, July 9th Afternoon Thunderstorms High: 86˚ – Low: 65˚ Precip: 40% Sunday, July 10th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 86˚ – Low: 65˚ Precip: 30% * This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times. And now on […]

Denver Craft Ninjas Fall Off the Wagon

Denver Craft Ninjas

  Do you like beer? Of course, you do! Who doesn’t? We live in Colorado for heaven’s sake! Recently, a couple of us Wagon folk partnered up with Ben Gardner from Beer at Home and Becky Hensley of Denver Craft Ninjas to offer the lovely people of Denver a chance to learn how to make […]

Denver County Fair Homebrew Competition

Think your homebrew beats anyone else’s in town? Well now you can prove it at the first ever  Denver County Fair. Only July 28-31, 2011 the fair will host a homebrew competition sponsored by Great Divide Brewery. In fact, if you’re a craftsman in general there are currently 105 competitions listed on the website. The […]

The Birth of a Denver Homebrew Club

Denver Homebrew Club Kickoff Meeting

They came from all different backgrounds, but they were all there for the beer. Or beer making, that is. The February meeting at the Rackhouse Pub marked the first official meeting for Denver’s newest homebrew club, simply named DenverHBC. I went there not knowing what to expect. All I knew was that if my buddies […]

Stout Month Comes to a Close

Vertical tastings of Czar.  Mephistopheles and Santa’s Lil Helper consistently on tap.  Our community’s chance to try contest-winning homebrew.  Great conversation.  Amazing beer. February (Stout Month) 2011 marked the 17th Annual Stout Month.  Every year, we’re sad to see it depart into the spring season. Come March, we will miss the bustling winter winds that […]