Weekend off the Wagon: Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd (Halloween 2014)

Some spooky ping pong balls decked out for Ace's Cosmic Pong Halloween Party!

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 60˚ Low: 40˚ Sunny Precip: 0% High: 75˚ Low: 43˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 10% High: 69˚ Low: 39˚ Partly Cloudy Precip: 0% Friday, October 31 (Happy Halloween!) The Motet Presents: Mixtape 1975 Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St.,  Boulder If you lucked out with finding tickets for this show, good job! This Motet […]

Wine 101 at Wine & Whey

Photo Credit: Cortney Logan

When I imagine wine making, I always picture Lucile Ball dancing/stomping around a vat of grapes. Once upon a time, this was how wine was made. Winemakers used this method because the balls of the feet would not squish the grapes completely. Nowadays, it’s rare to find winemakers who crush grapes with their feet, but […]

Weekend off the Wagon – It’s a responsibly raised zoo out there

Friday Saturday Sunday High: 89˚ Low: 64˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 20% High: 91˚ Low: 63˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 0% High: 92˚ Low: 61˚ Mostly Sunny Precip: 10% Friday, August 15 Live Music Friday @ MCA Denver MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. All summer long, MCA Denver is staying open late on the weekends, and Fridays are ripe for […]

From wine club to winery for a Boulder couple

(Photo © Mitch Dinkins)

There is certainly no shortage of computer scientists and engineers in Boulder. The city’s reputation as a high caliber startup incubator relies heavily on the tech workforce being churned out of the University of Colorado each year. Boulder is also a hotbed of startups closer to the Wagon’s heart. John Garlich and Ulla Merz left […]

Weekend off the Wagon – Jagged Mountain Grand Opening and hangout with Lagunitas

From Jagged Mountain's website

[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox every Friday - Sign up now!] It may be starting out to be a chilly and rainy weekend, but come Sunday, it should be wonderful patio drinking weather. However, if you enjoy the bitter cold, Frozen Dead Guy Days starts today and it’s right up your alley. Want to stay inside […]

Uncle to Host Blank Slate Supper Club with Lucas Chandler

Lucas Chandler, Chef/Owner, Blank Slate Supper Club.

  Lucas Chandler, formerly of Il Posto, and Jeffrey Webb are debuting their first Blank Slate Supper Club on Sunday, December 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Uncle Restaurant. Seating is limited to 15, and will be granted to the first 15 to RSVP. There will be a 10-course meal with wine pairings. Chefs Lucas and Jeffrey are […]

What does a 100 PT wine taste like?

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Guest post by Haley Turner, Freelance writer, pop culture maven and sunscreen worshipper. Follow her on Twitter @GrupGirl I am no established wine expert – half the wines I keep at home are closer to the selections available at Trader Joe’s than Napa Valley. However, when one gets invited to taste a wine that has received […]

Adventures in France: A Duck Makes Some Wine

Greetings From France

Once upon a time there was a duck that lived on a farm in France. This duck’s name was Fat Louis. Fat Louis had big dreams. Fat Louis wanted to visit Paris, ski the Alps, and dance the Can-can. Fat Louis left his home in Saint-Chinian to follow his dreams, all of which are depicted […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 23-25

Mmm, little yeasties.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday According to Merriam-Webster online, fermentation is “an enzymatically controlled transformation of an organic compound.” Or in layman’s terms, it makes things freaking delicious. This weekend at the Highlands Masonic Center the Fermentation Festival will be serving out all of your favorite effervescent goods as well as offer a number […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 9-11

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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 […]

Fermentation Festival coming soon

Fermentation Festival

Fermentation: the drinker’s favorite chemical reaction.  It’s a magical transformation wherein a yeast enzyme converts sugars into simpler compounds thus turning the average, all-ages beverage into an adults-only elixir of celebration.  If you love beer, wine, or spirits then you’re a fan of fermentation. But wait a minute!  The wonders of fermentation aren’t confined solely […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 2-4

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s already August, folks. What?! We’re upon the last month for summer festivals and brew fests, so pay attention! If you haven’t heard of the Justice League of Street Food, I feel sorry for you, son. Their final bash is this Saturday with all of your favorite food trucks […]

Weekend off the Wagon (Intern Edition) – June 21-23

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Greetings, folks! The Wagon intern here–PJ thought I could take a break from making bacon runs for the office to updating you on this upcoming weekend. So here goes nothing! The weekend forecast is calling for clear skies and high temperatures, so I’d check out the […]

Celebrating the Underdog: Colorado Wine Week

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In a state known for its plethora of microbreweries, for many libation debauchees, it comes as a surprise that there are over 100 wineries bringing viticulture to prominence across the Rocky Mountains. And on Sunday, June 2, 2013, vintners, aficionados and wine enthusiasts alike will kick off the 3rd Annual Colorado Wine Week. In 2011, Governor John […]

Big Eat – A Small Bite Event

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This Sunday, May 26, marks the third annual Big Eat. Presented by EatDenver, Big Eat is an opportunity to taste small bites from independent Denver restaurants. And breweries. And wineries. And distilleries. The $40 admission grants you unlimited tastes – don’t be greedy though, try one of everything! – and two drinks, as well as […]

The Good Fight for the Sulfite

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Don’t be afraid! Yes, sulfites are in your red, white, and rose wine. However, they have been given a bad wrap. Sulfites have played the role of scapegoat since the 1980’s and have been falsely accused of inducing countless headaches and other adverse conditions. At Il Posto, I often hear the exclamation, “I can’t drink […]

An A+ for C+

The C+ bar area

I suppose it’s understood that, when you claim Denver’s a great beer city, you really mean to include the whole metro-area; while some of America’s finest ales and lagers are produced within the Mile High City’s limits, one would be remiss to omit Dry Dock Brewing Co., Lone Tree Brewing Company, Big Choice Brewing, and […]

Weekend off the Wagon – April 26-28

The Vampire5k is tonight. You've been warned.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Water levels are back up to normal. Temperatures are spring-esque. Festival season approaches. Themed race season approaches. And today is Arbor Day! Celebrate! The new RTD W line opens this weekend, with various parties and free rides. What are some of your favorite spots along the […]

Weekend off the Wagon – March 22-24

Proper attire for the NKOTB party on Saturday

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday Have you been out celebrating for Colorado Craft Beer Week? It’s like a mini-GABF out there. Go get some. Two events you might like, mainly because we’re involved: Legends & Rarities tonight at Star Bar, and New Kids on the Block tomorrow night at The Lobby. […]

10 Reasons You Should Vote for Us as 5280′s Top of Town Blog for 2013

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5280’s Top of the Town 2013 ballot is now open and we need your vote. We are asking you, our loyal readers, to vote for us as the your favorite blog (you have to fill in a box on page 2. Archaic, I know.). Our goal has always been to bring you important beer news and insights […]