Weekend off the Wagon: September 3rd – 6th

Illegal Pete's 20th Anniversary Party 2015

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday High: 81˚ Low: 58˚ Thunderstorms Precip: 50% High: 84˚ Low: 60˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% High: 86˚ Low: 58˚ Mostly Cloudy Precip: 10% High: 85˚ Low: 52˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0%   Thursday, September 3 The Denver Passport Closing Party  McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave. 7-10 p.m., $25 The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Denver’s other brewing mayor

Pop quiz, Colorado beer geeks: name the man famous for both being Denver’s mayor and for brewing beer.  If you answered John Hickenlooper then you are right!  Correction: you’re half right because, as of Wednesday, September 19th, current Denver mayor Michael Hancock can also be counted among the exclusive ranks of mayoral beer-makers. To celebrate the fourth-annual Denver […]

Upslope Brewing Company: Still Kickin’ it After Three Years

We live in a culture of constant flux.  Permanence is gone.  New technologies become obsolete within days.  Our professional athletes change teams like they change jock straps.  Celebrities marry and divorce quicker than four frat boys killing a pitcher of beer.  This weekend, my girlfriend and I tried to visit Los Oasis Latin Grill & […]

Upslope Brewing Company to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary

Upslope Brewing Company, Boulder’s all-canned craft beer brewery, will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary on Saturday, November 5th from 2pm to 9pm.  The event promises live music, food, and over 12 taps of Upslope’s rarest beers. Since Upslope only cans and distributes four beers, this event is great for any beer geek who wants to sample […]

Colorado Brewed: Tommyknocker Pumpkin Harvest Ale and Crabtree Chunkin Pumpkin Ale

Each Wednesday in this column I post my insights about one of the thousands of beers brewed in the great state of Colorado. Feel free to shoot me an email with your suggestions of Colorado beers you’d like me to feature – Lee Williams at hoptopia@gmail.com – or leave your ideas in the comments. It’s […]