December Beer Events
There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!
All Month Long: Charity Tap at Wynkoop Brewing Co. (1634 18th St, Denver)
December’s Charity: Metrocaring
Wynkoop Brewing Company—Colorado’s first brewpub—announced they are kicking off a charity tap program, where each month they will dedicate one tap to a local charity and donate $1 from every beer sold to the selected organization. The charity brews will rotate and will be named for the partner of the month.
December 2017 –Metrocaring, which operates one of Denver’s largest hunger relief programs.
For up-to-date information about the charity of the month, follow Wynkoop on Facebook. Local organizations interested in joining Wynkoop’s charity tap program can email the manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please state, “Interested in Charity Tap” and then provide an explanation as to why your charity should be selected, plus your full contact information.
Wynkoop is open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy hour is Monday thru Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 1, 4-8 pm: First Friday Holiday Market at Mockery Brewing
Join us this December First Friday for our Inaugural Holiday Market! We have invited back our First Friday Artists and other vendors who have worked with Mockery to sell the best and most unique gifts you will find this Holiday Season. Skip the malls and come Support Local!
Vendors (More to Come)
Brush and Brews
Good Sugar Baking
Skulls by Megan Miller
Bryce Leonard Photography
White Tale Coffee
J Brady’s Seasonings
Sat., Dec. 2, 2-6 pm: Pictures with Santa at Fiction Beer Company
Santa is coming to our taproom to cheerily take photos with crying (and smiling) children and grown ups in his lap! The Spoiled Beer Brat will be onsite to document these precious memories. The details:
•Digital photo is free with purchase of one full pour beer, or $10 without beer purchase.
•Grown ups are encouraged to dress up in their finest geeky fashions for a perfect themed Santa photo.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2-6 pm: Temple of Boom Holiday Market at Big Choice Brewing
The #TempleOfBoom will host a Holiday Market with local vendors on Saturday December 2nd from 2-6pm… because isn’t holiday shopping more fun with a beer in hand? Confirmed vendors are below and more will be added. Copacabana Grill will be our food truck.
Browse fun gifts from…
Amy Kindland from The Porch – The Porch in Brighton, CO specializes in shabby shic home decor, furniture, vintage items and antiques.
Elizabeth Jayne with Beautycounter – Beautycounter is a Santa Monica based safer personal care products company. They offer safe, sustainable products for the whole family.
Rachael Wood with Bare Bones BARKtique – All natural wholesome dog bones & treats made in Colorado.
Purple Porch Company makes wood burned home decor and kitchen accessories here in Colorado.
Caroline Brothers from Henna Luna – Henna Luna will be offering henna adornments during the event on a first come, first serve basis. Designs are $5-25+.
Sat., Dec. 2, 12-4 pm: 1st Annual Holiday Market at Peak to Peak Tap & Brew
‘Tis the time of giving so we’re transforming the tap room into a hoiday gift market! Grab a brew and start crossing names off your gift list with handmade wares from Colorado artisans and artists.
Locally owned small businesses participating:
• Monie Bug Fair Trade Fashion for Girls
• Heather Green Photography
• Yo! Be Nice Casual Tees and Gifts
• Sweet Reality Bakery
• Roby Macdougall Art
• artcrafthome Pottery
• LoveFreeMovement Mobile Boutique
• Glass Craft By Jules
• Cream City Market
Sat., Dec. 2, 7 pm-12 am: 8th Anniversary Party! at Asher Brewing Co.
Asher Brewing Company is turning 8 years old!
Join us on Saturday, December 2nd at 7 PM for our 8th anniversary bash.
Swing by our taproom for organic brews, live original jams by Muscular Housecat, and munchies by Sancho’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant!
Music will start at 9 PM (no cover).
This event is free and open to everyone over the age of 21.
Sun., Dec. 3, 1-6 pm: Furry Friend Holiday Photoshoot at Big Choice Brewing
Hey Big Choice fans – furry and all! We are hosting a furry pet photo shoot at Big Choice Brewing and it’s all for a great cause! Join us on Sunday, December 3rd from 1-6 pm Big Choice where Dustin from The Brewtography Project will do a 15 minute photo shoot of your furry friend.
Come hungry – The Burger Bus will be here with their mouthwatering burgers!
The timeslot you purchase will reserve a 15-minute timeslot with Dustin. With each $40 ticket sold, $30 will go to the Movember Foundation USA, and the remainder to the photographer for his time. Please arrive a minimum of 10 minutes before the hour you sign up for and a 15 min timeslot will be assigned to you upon check in.
Tickets can be purchased here:
Feel free to bring fun props to use and anything you feel your furry friend needs to feel comfortable.
While attendees will receive digital copies of their photos, by purchasing a timeslot, you agree to not attempt to profit from republishing or selling images, and to always credit The Brewtography Project in social posts.
Get those furry friends cleaned and ready to go – should be an awesome time!
Sun., Dec. 3, 1-4 pm: HO HO HO Slapdown at Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Brewer v Brewer – beer competition and roast all in one. You get to drink the beers, listen to the smack talk and decide who is the Champion for the year. $25 gets you a 5 oz pour of each beer, and a vote to decide who will be crowned champion.
Mon., Dec. 4: 12 Days of Giving: Holiday Cookies w/ Work Options for Women at Ratio Beerworks
**This is the first event of Ratio’s “12 Days of Giving” series: check all of Ratio’s events for the full listing***
Work Options for Women (WOW) has helped low-skilled individuals overcome personal barriers and obtain employment in the food service industry for 20 years. They not only prepare low-skilled workers to obtain entry-level employment, but also work to insure that their graduates have the culinary skills, job-readiness skills, life skills and ongoing support that they will need to retain employment and pursue a permanent career in the culinary
12 Days of Giving was created to lend a hand to 12 diverse local nonprofit groups in need, that Ratio has identified as doing really great work in the Denver area. During the first three weeks of December, Ratio will showcase one of those 12 groups in the taproom for 12 non-consecutive days with $1 from each beer sold during a three hour period going to benefit those organizations. This year, each of the participating nonprofits/community groups have been encouraged to educate attendees about their mission and work in the taproom through immersive taproom experiences.
Fri., Dec. 8, 9 pm-12 am: Let’s Party Like Gatsby at Black Shirt Brewing
Hello, Old Sport. It’s time to misbehave because prohibition ends here.
First, you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. It’s time to join us on the dance floor to celebrate the end of prohibition with roaring 1920’s & 1930’s attire, drinks and music.
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody .. So why not have a little fun?
No tickets necessary.
Sat., Dec. 9, 11 am-10 pm: LTB’s 6th Anniversary! at Lone Tree Brewing
You like us! You really like us!
Join us as we celebrate 6 years of LTB Beers, and all the people who helped get us to where we are (that’s YOU!)
Russian Imperial Stout
Dill Rye IPA
+ 2 Small Batch Surprises (tapping at 5 & 7pm)
2 year Wee Heavy Verticle Tasting- 11am-2pm
Mama Said Eat on site all day!
Candy Bar- 5pm
Live Music with Paul Lechner Music 6pm-9pm
Come one, come all!
Sat., Dec. 9, 12 pm-11 pm: Three Year Anniversary Bash at Großen Bart
BreweryLimited Beer Releases starting at 3pm
Swag and Merch giveaways ALL DAY!
Treu Bart Mug Club for new members (24 available)
Live Music- Denny Driscol 5:30-7:15 pm & Jackson Cloud 8-10p
Wheel and Whisk Food Truck
Face Painting from 12:30-2:30 pm by Dave Hartman
Trenton’s Birthday PORTY as well!
Sat., Dec. 9, 1-11 pm: Fourth Birthday Bash at Station 26 Brewing Co.
We are turning FOUR. Tell your friends. Party time, excellent.
Live music in the brewery from Chris Dismuke Music. Special tappings on deck, including our Fourth Birthday Beer: a Port Barrel Aged Belgian Quad with Plums. We’ll be selling bottles of that one, too.
21+ and up after 6:00 pm. Sorry, kiddos.
And make it a double header on Sunday the 10th with December Bluegrass Brunch. The Hilltop Harvest Band, food truck, and doughnuts. Awesome.
Sat., Dec. 9, 12 pm-11:59 pm: OMF Turns 5! (Let’s Party) at Our Mutual Friend
We opened the doors of OMF (officially) on December 8th, 2012! Join us in celebrating 5 years of making beer! No ticket required!
First 150 humans get free 5th anniversary glass (With purchase of pour). Dang!
– Year Five Golden Sour (Cuvée of 1-5 yr barrels)
– 2017 Laws Rye Barrel Aged Fixed Blade Barleywine
– Saison Trystero Batch 2
– Those Who Believe in Telekinesis, Raise My Hand Winter Solstice Mixed-Culture Golden Sour (Baere Collab)
Draft Taplist TBD
Tell all your friends! See you there!
Sat., Dec. 9, 1-6 pm: 1st Annual Barrels & Brews w/ The Chocolate Therapist at Living the Dream Brewing
Our first ever barrel aged beer event. We are releasing 4 barrel aged beers in “The Backwoods at Living The Dream”. The Chocolate Therapist joins on this special day to pair specialized chocolates designed specifically to compliment each of the four barrel aged beers. This is a non-ticketed event. Come one, come all! Great Beer, Great People, Great Times!
Sat., Dec. 9, 5-8 pm: 2017 Genius Wizard Vintages & Variants Release Party at Ratio Beerworks
On Sat., Dec. 9th, Ratio Beerworks invites you to join us for an intimate beer release experience celebrating the return of 2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard Russian Imperial Stout.
This unique ticketed event will transport attendees to a mystical new dimension as Ratio’s back brewhouse will be transformed into an ethereal illuminating experience design by Denver artists Knomad.Colab. Guests will have a chance to sample a variety of vintages and variations of Genius Wizard, while also sampling food from the upcoming launch of Zeppelin Station.
Only a limited number of tickets will be available for this intimate tasting experience, so reserve your spot while they’re available.
Attendees will receive:
-A special commemorative Genius Wizard tasting glass
-Three – 4oz vintages of Genius Wizard – including 2015 Genius Wizard, 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Genius Wizard (named America’s Best Stout for Colorado by Food & Wine Magazine) and 2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard
-Three – 4 oz variant expressions on Genius Wizard (variants still to be announced)
-One full pour of 2017 Genius Wizard or any non-barrel aged Ratio beer
-One bottle of 2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard
-Small bites from upcoming Zeppelin Station food vendors: Aloha Poke, Au Feu Montreal Smoked Meats, and Injoi korean kithchen.
-A chance to win a 1.5 liter magnum bottle of Genius Wizard
Sat., Dec. 16, 12-9 pm: Tennyson St. Holiday Rumpus & Market at Call to Arms Brewing Company
It’s back, and bigger than ever. Like, WAY BIGGER! Inspired by the world famous German holiday markets, our 3rd Annual Tennyson St. Holiday Rumpus & Market features a mix of local artisans, delicious food, and holiday-inspired music and beer.
In years past we’ve had 8 combined vendors, food trucks, and not-for-profits join us for the festivities. And then this year happened and we have 15 different guests joining in on the holiday cheer!
In addition to special holiday-themed beer releases (think Gluhwein Baltic Porter), lighting, and atmosphere, we’re lucky enough to host these fabulous folks for your one-stop shopping, listening, eating, and philanthropic desires:
– We’ll once again be hosting a holiday clothing drive with Clothes To Kids of Denver, and if you bring a coat or pair of shoes you’ll receive a $2 Core Pint!
If you’re looking for local gifts for all your friends, family, and pups, you’re pretty much all set with these local vendors:
– XO Gift Co. popping north up Tennyson St. to join us once again with their amazing assortment of gifts, goodies, and smiles
– Mrs Clever Clogs for ornaments, personalized gifts, t-shirts & hats
– Women’s Partnership Market creating clothing that helps accelerate skills, income, and dignity for female artisans
– Bare Bones BARKtique who creates healthy dog treats made with quality ingredients
– Beautycounter ensuring everyone stays beautiful this holiday season. And Elizabeth is a BOSS
– Cozy Home Creations who creates beautiful art and accessories for the homestead
– Soul Salve in the house keeping your skin and mind healthy, smooth and radiant
– Tee Roy Tees will be the best dressed man in the room as he showcases off his hilariously off-kilter tee shirt humor
– Berkeley Park Running Company will be in the house with all the freshest running gear one can possibly handle
Like food? We have 4 options for you:
– Stone Lotus of Boulder bringing delicious sandwiches and German-inspired dishes to the masses. Danny OH!
– Valhalla Cakes dishing out Denver’s most artistic and Christmasy baked goods. That is not hyperbole
– Copia Confectionery with their wonderful assortment of wildly-creative and expertly-handcrafted chocolate treats
– MAS KAOS Pizzeria + Taqueria slinging their always-glorious pizza and tacos
Custom Call to Arms Rumpus Tee Shirts!
– To top it off, we’re working with the amazing folks at Humble Monster Screen Printed Goods to create custom Call to Arms Rumpus-themed ugly sweater tee shirts! Cheers to MTN Creative for all the design work!
ALL THIS + LIVE POLKA!! LIVE ACCORDIONS, PEOPLE!!
The icing on the cake? If you visit every one of our guest vendors, check out all their wonderful creations, and get your card stamped at each booth, you’ll be able to redeem for a $2 Core Pint as thanks for supporting local. Limit 1 deal per guest.
Still reading? You’re awesome. And we’ll hope to see you on December 16th for Denver’s greatest holiday market!
Sat., Dec. 16, 4-7 pm: Denver (only) Beer Festivus! at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
The Denver (only) Beer Festivus is back for the 6th year!
Denver is America’s craft-brewery mecca, teeming with creative, beer-soaked minds who thrive on collaboration and community. Festivus is all about celebrating Denver’s enormous craft beer scene and the people that rally around it. We added some ’90s pop-culture references to confuse anyone who didn’t watch Seinfeld re-runs throughout their entire adolescence.
Every brewery with a Denver zip code has been invited to join us for this epic tasting event!
Learn More >>> DenverBeerFestivus.com
Sun., Dec. 17, 12-7 pm: Holiday Gift Wrapping & Beer at Mockery Brewing
Beer always makes things like gift wrapping easier, right?! Get all that pesky gift wrapping done while enjoying delicious brews. Did we mention free gift wrapping supplies and holiday cookies?