Weekend off the Wagon – Theme: Gratitude

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Friday Saturday Sunday High: 89˚ Low: 58˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 80˚ Low: 58˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 80˚ Low: 57˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 40% Featured Event Offensively Delicious The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W 44th Ave. Don’t you ever feel like you just want a good laugh while drinking some awesome beer? Well, Renegade […]

Fresh Taps: Sept. 17th – Sept. 23rd (2014)

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Welcome to Fresh Taps! Each week Shea collects the most promising lineup of new and returning beers available by the glass and the occasional bottle hitting taprooms and tasting rooms all over the state. No ticket required, just a taste for great beer and a little adventure. Oktoberfest in Germany begins on Saturday, Sept. 20th […]

Oktoberfest 2014: Where to party in Denver

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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

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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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – It’s an English & German beer kind of weekend

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Hogshead Brewery turns two this weekend and other fun goings-on! Check them out!   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 92˚ Low: 64˚ PM T-Storms Precip: 50% High: 86˚ Low: 63˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 60% High: 84˚ Low: 61˚ Scattered T-Storms Precip: 30% Friday, July 11 Hogshead 2nd Anniversary Week Hogshead Brewery, 4460 W. 29th Ave. This snazzy Slo-Hi brewery is […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 4-6

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Winter is coming. Er, well–there’s snow on the ground, at least. It’s going to be a cold one this weekend, but Sunday is supposed to warm us back up a bit. Summer isn’t completely done with us, yet! It will pair perfectly with Emily Hutto’s Top Colorado […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 27-29

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday If you’re not suffering from the grim spector of illness like so many are from the change in weather, then I suggest you go out and enjoy the Denver Oktoberfest festivities starting tonight. Obviously, Prost Brewing Company has already started early, but it’d make sense to visit them at some […]

How to impress your friends at Oktoberfest

It’s September and the Germans are giddy as children on Christmas Eve. They know the best drinking holiday on the calendar is just around the corner.  They know two weeks of revelry—soaked in beer and covered in sauerkraut—are soon to hit their beloved Bavarian capital. They know Oktoberfest is coming! Munich may be home to […]

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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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 5 – 7

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Denver Beer Fest is upon us. The week long event, headlined by some little thing called the Great American Beer Fest, is here. I don’t have the words. Let’s do this. Beyond the beer fest, this weekend holds some interesting events in store. Check out the […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 28-30

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Pick a brewery, any brewery. They’re most likely throwing their version of Oktoberfest, a birthday party, or some other level of awesome. MCA Denver has a cool series called Black Sheep that started up again recently. The Green Spaces Festival sounds promising for a good time […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 21-23

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s a light weekend for events in Denver. As in, there aren’t 400 festivals to choose from, just two or three. All weekend long, Larimer between 20th and 22nd is shut down for your lederhosen enjoyment at the 43rd Annual Denver Oktoberfest. The entertainment on the […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 14-16

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday If  you do one thing this weekend, and only one thing, it should be the  Vine Street Uptown Block Party and Brewers’ Olympics. Besides that, it’s a normal weekend in Denver. Wine fests, beer releases, movies in the park. Top Gun is playing in Civic Center […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Labor Day Weekend Edition (August 31 – September 3)

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Three day weekend! Obviously, you’re going to be productive, wake up early, go for a run, do other healthy… right. You’re going to drink. With people. At places. Below you’ll find a few options. In Denver, there’s a few places you should definitely check out. You’ll […]

Pikes Peak launches Monument Beer Week to kick off on Sunday

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When planning their Beer Week, Monument must have had access to a crystal ball, tea leaves, accurate fortune cookies (something!) because they picked a great weekend to kick it all off.  As the inaugural Monument Beer Week, Pikes Peak Brewing Company is going big with a week-long celebration of all things beer.  They’re ending with a […]

Weekend off the Wagon: October 7-9

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday The leaves are turning, the weather’s getting cold, Halloween is close approaching, and we’re well into the harvest.  Here’s a few ideas for your weekend: Track 1: Friday:  It’s getting scary out there, so checking out the Mile High Horror Festival Saturday:  Head up to Breckenridge […]

Weekend off the Wagon: September 23-25

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Denver Beer Week starts today, ushering in GABF and a host of other activities. It’s also Oktoberfest season. And, well, it’s Denver, so there’s a ton going on anyway. The weather is beautiful, so get out there and enjoy it! Here’s a few ideas for your […]

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 […]

Know Thy Beer – Oktoberfest

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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 […]