This week, I thought I saw spring on the horizon. My windows were rolled down, I only had to wear a t-shirt and I even contemplated the possibility of shorts. Fast forward to today where I’m wearing sweatpants, fuzzy socks and I’m watching the snow come down. Ah, Colorado. Even though we may still have a few more months of winter, these winter boozin events will help get you through.
What: Woodchuck Day
Where: Multiple locations including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs
When: January 29th-February 2nd
Woodchuck Day, a day where grown men watch a gopher come out of a hole and bestow upon it the power of predicting the seasons. More importantly, it is a day where Woodchuck Ciders flow free to the masses. Check out the list, to find bars celebrating in your area.
What: One Year Birthday Extravaganza!
Where: Former Future Brewing Company
When: Friday, January 30th – Sunday, February 1st
Cost: Free Entry
Come out and celebrate Former Future’s One Year Extravaganza with three nights of music, fun and of course copious amount of booze. Experience the roaring 20’s and 30’s this Friday night by dressing your best and sipping on speciality beer cocktails. Bring your dancing shoes for Saturday night funk and soul music brought to you by Mile High Soul Club and enjoy beer selections such as the PB & J Caramel Porter, Chilihouse Ultra and a sneak peak from Black Project Spontaneous Ales. Recover Sunday morning with food from Maria Empanadas and relax with a selection of four coffee beers courtesy of Corvus Coffee.
What: Ultimate SuperBowl Party
Where: Soiled Dove Underground/Tavern Downtown
When: February 1st
Cost: $35 online/ $40 at the door
Find tickets here
We may not care about the teams, but that doesn’t mean we can’t drink and eat too much food now does it? Come watch the Superbowl at The Soiled Dove Underground or at the Tavern Downtown. Enjoy all you can eat wings, pizza, sliders and unlimited wells and all you drink Bud as you root for the halftime commercials.
What: Winter Warmer Launch by The Denver Passport
When: February 1st – March 15th
Where: Pick from 20 of Denver best bars and restaurants
Buy the passport. Seriously, buy it. Or find a friend who has it and be prepared to mooch. Explore 20 handpicked bars and restaurants for 2 for 1 drinks specials from the Gotham Manhattan, the Horse Feather and a variety of craft beer and wine. This little book will make winter worthwhile.
Photo Courtesy of Mark Leffingwell/Daily Camera
What: Stout Month
Where: Multiple brewery locations including Boulder and Denver
When: February 1st-February 28th
Cost: Varies on type of beer
Find event calendar of tappings here
Starting February 1st all four Mountain Sun pubs (Mountain Sun, Southern Sun and Under the Sun Eatery and Taphouse in Boulder, Vine Street Pub and Brewery in Denver, and now including Long’s Peak Pub and Taphouse in Longmont) will fade to black for the 22nd annual Stout Month. Partake in 28 days of locally brewed stouts including Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Korova Cream Stout and a personal favorite, Girl Scout Stout. Not sure what to try? Every Monday from 5-8pm stop by any one of these pubs and with the purchase a six beer sampler, preview the upcoming release with the head brewers and take a tour of the brewery. If you’re not a fan of stouts now, you sure as heck will be.
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