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 […]

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 […]

Something Old, Something New: Rocking Colorado Craft Beer Week Parties

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Colorado Craft Beer Week is almost here, and the events are pouring in. Between a Colorado beer tap takeover at Falling Rock and Hops & Handrails at Left Hand, this week celebrates Colorado beer like none other. Jonathan Shikes over at the Westword wrote about the history of this week and some changes this year brings. Here […]

Left Hand New Year’s Eve tap takeover at Rackhouse

Face it, if you don’t have reservations for New Year’s Eve by now then you are better off enjoying a nice dinner at a Burger King drive-thru. OR you can roll over to Rackhouse Pub for some fare and a special NYE tap takeover by Longmont’s Left Hand Brewing. This collaboration has been in the […]

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 […]

Review – Left Hand Brewing’s Fade to Black Vol. 4

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Left Hand Brewing sent us some of their 2012 winter seasonal, Fade To Black Vol. 4. It was delicious, exactly what I needed to take down on the cold, miserable weather that set in on Denver on Saturday. Cold, wet, snowy, icy crap weather that served as a stern reminder that Denver residents aren’t supposed […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Left Hand Warrior IPA

Left Hand Warrior IPA

Left Hand Warrior IPA   [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!]

Beer vs. Wine menu sneak peek. Are you ready?

Next Tuesday, November 13th, is the day–Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate Edition. For the event, Highland Tap & Burger is offering attendees a pre & post event Happy Hour. Come out and join us to see whether Beer or Wine will reign supreme when paired with chocolates from local chocolatiers. We’ve invited (beer guy) Ryan Conklin […]

Cultivate Festival to showcase local beer this Saturday

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This Saturday, October 6th, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival, an event specially-made for socially-conscious foodies, will be held in City Park from 10am to 6pm.  The festival is a celebration of food, farmers, artists, freethinkers, and musicians in an effort to bring “awareness about food’s impact on society,” and best of all, entrance is absolutely free! […]

2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

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What’s the highpoint of a brewer’s career?  Winning a medal at Great American Beer Festival?  Maybe.  But what about winning a medal at Great American Beer festival and receiving a free congratulatory beer?  Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), and CBG member breweries, the best of the best at this year’s GABF […]

Celebrate National Left-Handed Day

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International Lefthanders Day – yes, this is a real thing. There’s a Wikipedia article about it. – is August 13. Left Hand Brewing Company – also a real thing – would like to celebrate this holiday with you. Left Hand Brewing Company and Euclid Hall have teamed up to present a multicourse beer dinner celebrating […]

Colorado Breweries Take Home 9 Medals in 2012 US Open Beer Championship

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You may be wondering why beer competitions exist outside of the Great American Beer Festival in the US… and I’d otherwise agree with you.  However, the US Open Beer Championship is a little different.  It is the only beer competition to pit professional breweries and award-winning homebrewers against each other in the same class.  Over […]

Weekend off the Wagon – June 29 – July 1

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Not too much to report this weekend, as, well, I’m really busy moving, waking up at 4am for work, and pulling a shift at TRVE Saturday (so come say hi). Please stay safe and be smart this weekend. Don’t mess with fireworks or open fires or anything else of that sort. We’ll be back to […]

Rails & Ales Brewfest delivers the goods

The Rifters play for a captive audience

Drinkin’ booze and ridin’ trains through rural America—no, it’s not the Hobo Convention, it’s the Rails & Ales Brewfest (sponsored by the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad) in Alamosa/La Veta, wherein the general public can enjoy the tramp lifestyle, drink finely-crafted local beer, enjoy the musical stylings of Chuck Pyle and The Rifters, and do it all in […]

Weekend off the Wagon – May 11-13

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Mother’s day is Sunday. You’re welcome. Now go buy your mom some flowers and take her out to brunch. It’s also the start of Colorado Beer Week and American Craft Beer Week. We’ll have a guide out shortly with all the events going on around town. […]

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011

The Brewers Association just released the list of top breweries, both craft and all, by sales volume. Colorado has 6 in the top 50 craft breweries, with New Belgium (3), Craftworks (28), Oskar Blues (29), Odell (30), Breckenridge (41), and Left Hand (49). For overall breweries – and that counts AB and MillerCoors – we’ve […]

Left Hand & DRAFT Magazine Launch Show Us Your Pour Contest

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  [PRESS RELEASE: Left Hand Brewing Company and DRAFT Magazine hold Nitro Pour contest: Fans upload videos of Nitro Pour before May 25 for chance to win GABF tickets, year subscription to DRAFT Magazine, and luggage provided by Mountainsmith.] LONGMONT, CO (April 2012) – Left Hand Brewing Company is inviting all craft beer fans to show off […]

Left Hand’s Smokejumper is Back!

Left Hand’s Smokejumper is back! Check out the video that shows the story behind the beer and the brewing process. Last released in ‘09, our Smoked Imperial Porter took 2009 GABF Gold for the smoked beer category. As we speak, the beer is making its way to shelves across the U.S.! Smokejumpers are those fearless […]

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 […]