Crazy Mountain Brewery expects landmark year with expansion

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It all started aptly over a beer in San Francisco. She was on vacation for the long weekend, sitting in the Anchor Steam taproom sipping a post-tour beer. He, a brewer, had just gotten off his shift and was ready for a cold one. The two started talking, he regaled her about skiing and fishing […]

14th Annual Vail Big Beers, Belgians & Barlewines Festival

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Well, it’s 2014. Sure, fireworks and the ability to buy weed without having to contact that sketchy guy who always wants you to come in and smoke a bowl (or three) and talk about the meaning of life, are great ways to ring in the New Year. But, an even better way to say hello […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 6-8

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Feeling brave enough to head out into the single-digit temps this weekend? You should; there’s too much awesome going on to miss out! Pack on the layers, bring out the hand warmers and balaclavas and warm up with some fantastic shindigs all weekend! And don’t forget, […]

Where beer festivals and events need to be heading.

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I just spent a phenomenal weekend in Vail. Phenomenal for the picturesque vistas and accessible hot tubs. Phenomenal for the 20-30 degree difference in air temperature from Denver’s unusually warm fall. Most importantly, phenomenal for the company of craft beer lovers and brewers. Vail Cascade Resorts has been hosting a series of unique beer events […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 19-21

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Whelp, it’s 4/20. Let’s just get it out in the open. Here it is. If you’re into partaking in this holiday of holidays, there are plenty of events this weekend. Method-Man and Redman have two back to back shows at Cervantes, the Alamo Draft House celebrates […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 12-14

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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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – March 1-3

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s a relatively quiet weekend for events, but it’s Denver. So, you know, you’ll be ok. Strong Ale is sold out, but your buddy owes you a favor. Right? Whiskey and a movie with Blazing Saddles just sounds like the right thing to do tonight. What’s […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Crooked Stave at Big Beers Festival

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project at Big Beers Festival in Vail   [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!]

The Big Beards of Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival

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Matt Brynildson – Firestone Walker One of my favorite aspects of any beer festival is the beards.  I love the beards.  While everyone was busy drinking amazing beer, I was drinking amazing beer and stalking some bearded prey.  With that, I give you the Big Beards of the Vail Big Beer Festival.  Also, I wrote […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 11-13

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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?   […]

Weekend off the Wagon – December 14-16

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday The Denver Only Beer Festivus is tomorrow. Ya, it sold out. But you should probably just bribe your friend who thought ahead and steal their tickets. Or, just come to the Festivus after party with Greensky Bluegrass! It’s open to everyone (until it sells out), we’ll […]

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 – August 17-19

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Hey guys, guess what? There are festivals this weekend! In Colorado! I know, right?! And not only beer festivals, though there are a bunch of those. There’s wine festivals. And most importantly, there’s the 2nd Annual Colorado Distillers Festival. Go fest. Also, there’s an 80s Roller […]

Weekend off the Wagon — March 16-18

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday In case you haven’t heard, St Patrick’s Day is this Saturday. Irish or not, there are celebrations all over the city and into the mountains too, so get out and enjoy it – and of course the gorgeous weather too! Track 1 Friday: Get a head […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 10-12

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Fun things to do seem to come in waves. One weekend, twiddling your thumbs is the most exciting event on the calendar (Note: a beverage with a straw is required for thumb-twiddling). The next, you can’t make a choice of where to go, and end up […]

How the Big Beers Festival Kicked My Ass

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 As ashamed as I am to admit it, this was my first visit to Vail despite being a Colorado native.  This picturesque mountain town offered the perfect getaway after a hectic work week.   We arrived on Friday night with plenty of time to spare before the Cigar Pairing event at 10pm, so we took in the […]

Beer Porn with an Extra Emphasis on the Porn

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Ska Brewing Company Ten Pin Porter & Decadent Imperial IPA Here’s just one of the highly inappropriate but awesome poses from the Ska Brewing Co. barbies at Big Beers Festival last weekend in Vail, Colorado… with a little help from a fellow boozer. [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Surly Brewing Co. at Big Beers Festival

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Surly Brewing Co. Five, Darkness, and Smoke These were just a few of the amazing beers available at this year’s Big Beers Festival in Vail, Colorado.  Did you attend this awesome beer fest?  If so, what beers were your favorite? [We'll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 6-8

The Ullr Fest Parade along Main Street.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Happy 2012! Only a few months till the world ends, so better get your drink on. On a serious note, we’re looking for more non-beer events. We know they’re out there. Let us know where you go for your wine and liquor listings, and we’ll make […]

Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines

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The annual Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival is upon us! This weekend, beer geeks invade the Cascade Hotel in Vail for some big bold bodacious beautiful brews. B. The festival has a lot of events, with judging, cigar pairing, and more. Most of the events are already sold out, but the commercial tasting portion […]