Where’s a guy gotta go to get a Märzenbier around here?

It’s September and that means Oktoberfest/Märzen seasonal beers are popping up on liquor store shelves and on tap at your favorite local brewery.  You’re going to need something malty when prosting heartily with other Oktoberfest merrymakers so check the list below for Märzenbier in the Denver area.  May your stein never run dry. In stores […]

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 […]

Mayor Hancock taps that, launches Denver Beer Fest

The Denver Beer Fest—a city-wide celebration of suds surrounding Great American Beer Festival—was officially begun last Friday with the initial tapping of Mayor Mike’s 5280 Brew at Denver Beer Co., the pumpkin beer Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock helped brew on September 19th.  The Mayor was on-site to pour the first pint. Amidst a sea […]

Know Thy Beer – Oktoberfest

As the Great American Beer Festival approaches (7 days!), I’ll be highlighting some of the beer styles you are likely to encounter and what makes them unique.  Today we’ll be covering Oktoberfest-style beers (separated into two sub-categories). This is what the Brewers Association says about the two variations of Barley Wine-Style Ale in their Competition Style […]