Weekend off the Wagon – Here’s how to stay warm, Colorado

Oskar Blue's poster for VIVA LYONS event this Saturday

It’s a chilly day in September, but regardless of if and when it warms back up this weekend, it’s nothing we’re not prepared for. Besides, boozy events keep you nice and warm, right? Friday Saturday Sunday High: 53˚ Low: 41˚ AM Clouds / PM Sun Precip: 20% High: 78˚ Low: 50˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% […]

Burning CAN 2014: A beer festival of heart, resilience, and homage to Lyons folk

When the rain kept coming day after day after day, the St. Vrain river began to swell. And when the Colorado Flood of September 2013 made its devastating debut, the Town of Lyons was caught in its crosshairs. Oskar Blues Brewery has always been a fundamental member of the community. After all, its founder, Dale Katechis, […]

A true Colorado beer: Centennial Pale Ale brewed for CBC

It’s been nearly six months since flash floods devastated Lyons and much of Longmont, CO but all major roads have been completely rebuilt, the displaced have begun to re-establish, and a sense of community has been solidified. A huge factor in Northern Colorado’s recovery has been Oskar Blues Brewery that raised $515,000 dollars between September […]

A Nice Day At OB

I went to the Oskar Blues Can’d Aid Foundation Flood Relief Festival this past Sunday and had a really nice afternoon. As I mentioned before, this was a fundraising event for victims of our recent flooding. In contrast to that nasty weekend, Sunday was a beautiful day and perfect for bluegrass and sipping a few […]

There Is A Beer Festival For Flood Relief At Oskar Blues This Weekend!

Hey, do you want do drink beer from 16 local breweries? Do you want to have a pleasant Sunday afternoon among like-minded folks? Do you want to do something good for people who are hurting because of our recent flooding? Well, let’s go to Longmont this weekend and attend The CAN’d Aid Beer Festival that […]

Weekend off the Wagon – October 18-20

Fresh Hop Fest at Falling Rock

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Feeling refreshed yet after GABF weekend? I know we’re still feeling it, but that doesn’t mean we’re not ready to keep the fun rolling here at the Wagon. Between festivals and anniversary parties, this weekend should help keep you nice and toasty. The Fresh Hop Fest at […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 9-11

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s that time of year again! The Denver County Fair is this weekend with at least one Wagon writer on the judging panel for the beer competition (Saturday is the Denver County Fair Microbrew Fest). Put on your overalls and pig out on lots of food and drink! Did […]

American Craft Beer Week – where we’ll be

American Craft Beer Week is upon us. Started in 2006 as a way to give Craft Beer fans (and noobs) more chances in more places to savor the brews that have kept this country chugging along (well, maybe not single handedly, but it’s a nice thought). There are numerous events going on across the state […]

Burning Can 2013 – get your effigy ready!

burning can 2013

If you can only attend one outdoor festival this year, well, I fell bad for you and your rickets. But, if it actually only has to be one, make it Burning Can. Festival takes place on June 1st at Bohn Park in Lyons, Colorado. The gist: 30 or so craft breweries with one thing in […]

Circle Up The Wagons – The edition of Delicate Dining

Happy Sunday, my band of weekend-warring wagoneers! This week you may be feeling a little more off kilter than usual since we seemed to not only double up on rich beers, but also found ourselves in quite the food coma this week. On Monday Kelly regaled us with tales of her experience at the Breckenridge […]

Oskar Blues’ CHUBurger opening this Friday

Beer and Burgers have been perfect companions for all of human’s culinary history (at least, the history worth remembering). Whether you’re at the ballpark or a friend’s BBQ, it is a no-brainer pairing. I couldn’t tell you how these two consumables—both great on their own—so effectively tap into our epicurean delights when combined. It is […]

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

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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 1-3

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Stout Month is here! Avery Gauntlet at Star Bar is here! The Wagon’s birthday is.. almost here! February is a good month. See below for the nitty gritty.   Know about something that we missed? Have an event coming up? Send it our way: events@denveroffthewagon.com. See below […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 11-13

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Vail Big Beers is this weekend. We’ll be up there in force. Sean got his ass kicked last year. Actually, we all did. See you there? Also, there’s a winter storm named Gandolf coming to the party. Seriously. What are you up to this weekend?   […]

Sunday Funday: Bacon & Beer Festival Recap

Photos by John Mogos  Sundays are best served up with a side of bacon, beer and football. The first annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival at Mile High Station on Sunday brought 900 pounds of bacon, 25 chefs, 20 breweries and 800 people together for the ultimate Sunday Funday. The best compliment to bacon is […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 16-18

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Denver Bicycle Cafe turns one this weekend while Oskar Blues celebrates ten years of canning. There’s a new brew fest in Monument, and a delicious brunch at Copper Kettle. It’s a beery weekend, though we always suggest sprinkling some whiskey on your plans. The first ever […]

Super-Sized Dale’s Pale Ale Cans Revealed Thursday

Taller than a typical pint glass, heavier than a plate of nachos, able to destroy sobriety in a single serving!  Look, on the bar!  It’s a tube of tennis balls!  It’s a cylinder of Pringles!  No, it’s the new 19.2 ounce cans from Oskar Blues!  Yes, the extra-tallboy cans of Dale’s Pale Ale, strange visitors […]

Fans of local booze brave the cold at Cultivate Festival

Anybody who doubts Denver beer geeks are among the most devoted of all brew lovers wasn’t at last Saturday’s Chipotle Mexican Grill-sponsored Cultivate Festival.  Who, besides we burly, mile-high suds-guzzlers would endure hours of sub-freezing temperatures in City Park simply to get our frozen fingers on a sample of local beer?  Who else would wrap […]

Free Beer Friday, Courtesy of Illegal Pete’s

Guess what beer is pictured below, send your answer and your mailing address to contest@denveroffthewagon.com, and the first 10 people to respond correctly will receive in the mail a voucher for a free pint at any of the 5 Illegal Pete’s locations. This picture was taken during an Illegal Pete’s field trip to Oksar Blues. Check out the pictures […]

Cultivate Festival to showcase local beer this Saturday

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! […]