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 […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel   [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!]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 16-18

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday] Do you enjoy drinking beer outside in large groups? Good. Because it’s Oktoberfest season, which in our language means “warm up for GABF”. This weekend is full of some awesome unique events all around town and the state. The weather should be steadily in the 70s […]

Oktoberfest Denver Style

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The cold weather moving into Denver is always a sign of glorious beer events to come. Between GABF and Denver’s legendary Oktoberfest, we have three solid weeks of beery goodness. Oktoberfest originated in Germany as a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The entirety […]

Weekend off the Wagon: September 9 – September 11

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday] If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick: Track 1: Friday:  Denver Food and Wine.  The Art of the Cocktail and the oodles of food has my name all over it. Saturday:  Tour de Fat. […]