TRiNiTY returns silver medal and the inherent flaws of beer judging

TRiNiTY BREWiNG COMPANY recently did something that sent a slight tremor through the craft beer world.  They did something a less scrupulous brewery might not have done.  Not to sound too dramatic, but they did something with the potential to change the public’s entire view of beer competitions.  They returned the silver medal they’d won […]

Shutdown or Shut Out: Colorado’s Craft Producers feel the effects of the government shutdown

We try to stay out of politics here at Denver off the Wagon, though we do dip our toes into certain issues that affect booze. You’re not supposed to talk about politics, money, or religion on a first date. Or while drinking. Or something like that. I won’t get into who’s to blame and who […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 12-14

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday The snow is melting (before it falls again), the mountains are mostly closing this weekend, and festivals are starting to roll in. Both Copper and Vail have a bunch of free shows (Matt & Kim, Sublime, O.A.R…) and fun events this weekend. Need a ride to […]

Saison Overload! 4th Annual Saison Festival at TRiNiTY Brewing Co.

On April 14, TRiNiTY Brewing Company in Colorado Springs held their 4th Annual Saison and Farmhouse Ale Festival at their newly remodeled brewery.  One of the most highly specialized beer festivals in the state, Saison Fest draws a rather large and diverse crowd. Saison, meaning “season” in French, originated in the Wallonia region of Belgium […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 13-15

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Friday the 13th. That’s the date. There are a ton of theories why this day is supposedly unlucky, but according to the most credible source in the world, it’s most likely a made up thing from the 19th century. Screw credibility. Better question:     What […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 6-8

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday First Fridays are back. Ski season is… almost done. Time for festivals. See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.   Friday Saturday Sunday High: 69˚ Low: 36˚ Sunny / Wind Precip: 0% High: […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 16-18

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Hopefully you’ve got some time off from work coming up here pretty soon. Either way, we fully expect you’ll be dancing in the streets this weekend. Now, will you be dancing in a Tebow jersey or a Santa outfit? Or both…     Track 1: Friday: Beers […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Thanksgiving Edition – November 24 – 27

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a special edition of Weekend off the Wagon. Hopefully you’re not working all week. A few ideas on what to bring to Thanksgiving Dinner.   Track 1: Thursday: Thanksgiving with friends, family, enemies, whatever. Friday: Sausage Fest at Denver Beer Co. Saturday: All the breweries! […]

Weekend off the Wagon – November 18-20

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday The weather is beautiful, most people should have a few days off next week, and almost all the ski resorts are open. Sounds like November. There’s not a lot going on this weekend. Good chance to just sit at your favorite dive for 9 hours straight […]

Weekend off the Wagon: October 21 – October 23

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Drinking always gets a little funky around this time.  Zombies, vampires, and werewolves start coming out. You can’t tell if it was the crazy barleywine/shot of whiskey or if that’s actually a zombie sitting right next to you. Oh, the week before All Hallow’s Eve.  Here’s […]

Weekend off the Wagon: October 7-9

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: August 26 – August 28

[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 Suitcase Party, because that’s just awesome. Saturday: Freshcraft 1st Anniversary Party.  Yep.  And then the Green Route Fest in RiNo.  Maybe I […]

Got Buddha?

With all the brew excitement of the past month I’ve definitely slacked on getting this post out for which I deeply apologize. But all’s fair in love and beer, especially when it’s a beer as outstanding and unforgettable as Buddha Nuvo from Rockyard Brewing Co. Much to be said about this fourteen-brewer collaborated genius that brings to light the […]

Roadtrip – Trinity Brewing Company, Colorado Springs

Road Trip #1 – Trinity Brewing Company, Colorado Springs 1466 Garden of the Gods Road I have heard nothing but great things about Trinity for quite some time. From other brewers, vendors, sales people, beer slingers, and fans. I had an excuse to stop by after meeting my grandmother for lunch at the Golden Bee. […]

Wynkoop’s United Tastes of Belgium

Wynkoop celebrated American Craft Beer Week in style last Saturday, hosting their first ever United Tastes of Belgium. They played host to numerous Colorado breweries, and  a few out of staters, celebrating how American breweries tackle Belgian style beers. There were some amazing sours, a bunch of great Dubbels, Trippels and Saisons, and a huge […]