Spirit Spotlight: Eau de Vie

Peak Spirits Peach & Pear Brandy

I like the Germans because they are no bullshit people and they make really good wine. Not a lot of people would make that exact statement, but I am a huge fan of Riesling and the language just gets right down to the point. For example, Schnapps. For our purposes here in the US, the word […]

Rackhouse Pub & Colorado Distillers Guild Celebrate the 2nd Annual “Colorado Distillers Festival”

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Rackhouse Pub at 208 South Kalamath Street will be hosting the second annual Colorado Distillers Festival on Sunday, August 19th 1-5pm. Come join members of the Colorado Distillers Guild for an afternoon of hand-crafted spirits, custom cocktails & presentations by industry experts. Colorado Distillers Guild participants include: peach street distillers peak spirits mystic mountain distillery roundhouse […]

Jack Rabbit Hill: Local Love from a Hidden Gem in Hotchkiss

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By Josh Rapp and Jen Fowler Many people in our great state have inclinations toward all things local over all things not local.  Jack Rabbit Hill Winery and Peak Spirits have had “all things local” as their focus since they started up in 2000.  You may have seen bottles of Cap Rock gin or vodka […]

The Rackhouse Pub partners with the Colorado Distillers Guild for 2011 Colorado Distillers Festival

Distiller’s Festival to Feature Top Spirits and Craftsman from Around the State I hope you caught the previous read on the 1st Annual CO Distillers Festival.  Stay tuned to Denver off the Wagon for all your updates on the 2011 Colorado Distillers Festival.  Here’ s the official press release: DENVER, August 19, 2011 – Today, […]

Announcing the 1st Annual Colorado Distillers Festival

Colorado Distillers Festival

Distillers, sippers, and boozers unite!  It was announced just yesterday that spirit-fiends will conjoin at the 1st annual Colorado Distillers Festival to be held at the Rackhouse Pub on Sunday, September 18th.   The festival is being supported by the Colorado Distillers Guild and the Wagon will be there to cover it all. There will be quite […]

What’s the oldest active distillery in Colorado?

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It’s a harder question to answer  than you might think.  We see the likes of Spring44 and American Harvest trying to penetrate the spirits market in Denver.  We see Todd Leopold moving his distillery from Michigan to Colorado and saying this is his end-game.  We see Peak Spirits working within the organic spirits market as […]

Spring 44 Launches Product in Denver at Euclid Hall

Spring44

On Tuesday, June 19th, Spring 44 (one of Sean Kenyon’s consulting projects) launched in the Denver market at Euclid Hall. And I’ll admit, I was apprehensive.  Last time Euclid Hall launched a product, it was American Harvest.  And at the Harvest launch, it felt like the old Martini Ranch has resurrected itself–complete with the skinny […]

A little hooch in your brew: 1st Annual Beer Cocktail Party Recap

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A beer cocktail is a beautiful thing. What is a beer cocktail, exactly?  In the most basic form it’s spiking your beer, or beer-ing your liquor.  It’s the marrying of beer and spirit.  For beer lovers, a beer cocktail is a great way to have a cocktail, with a little hooch in your brew.  For […]

Weekend off the Wagon: 7/15-7/17

Monsoon on High Street

YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST* Friday, July 15th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 87˚ – Low: 66˚ Precip: 30% Saturday, July 16th Isolated Thunderstorms High: 92˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 30% Sunday, July 17th Sunny High: 82˚ – Low: 68˚ Precip: 0% * This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.  And with the recent […]

Announcing the 1st Annual CO Beer Cocktail Party

We get it.  You’re hot stuff. Maybe you made it to Food & Wine in Aspen where Avery Brewing Company and Peak Spirits threw down the challenge to create amazing beer cocktails. Maybe you made it this Monday to the Colorado Cocktail Project to find Colorado’s cocktail, Marnie Ward’s “Tree Line”. Maybe you’re fascinated by […]