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Day of Dorks at Wynkoop

Last Saturday, March 4th, I attended the first ever Day of Dorks beer festival at Wynkoop Brewing. Day of Dorks was a fun celebration of beer—an event where beer nerds could geek out over all the righteous brews and chat with those who used their scientific know-how to create them. Some 30 local breweries were present (with one absent) to pour their geekiest beers for excited attendees.

Cheers! The guys from New Image Brewing with some happy festival goers

The brewery was decked out in dorkiness: taped spectacles, “beaker” tasting glasses, nerdy movies, and snacks such as Smarties, Dum Dums, and Nerds. And pool tables full of school supplies, for a very good cause. Day of Dorks held a supply drive to help out two Denver high-needs schools, Cheltenham Elementary and Dora Moore, K-8. So many people contributed! It was wonderful to see the piles continue to grow.

Supplies

Some (not all) of the school supplies collected at Day of Dorks

I sampled numerous tasty beers at Day of Dorks. There was a wide variety available; I tried some IPAs, stouts, mead, saisons, sours, doppelbocks, and more. Apparently I was in a “dark” mood that day, as all of my favorites were stouts!

***My top 3 picks from the fest***

Ginny Girl Stout from Beryl’s Beer Co, an 11.8% stout aged in gin barrels

Erin & James’ Breakfast Stout from Colorado Plus Brew Pub

Social Club Coffee Milk Stout from The Brew on Broadway (The BOB)

Day of Dorks was an awesome, entertaining way to spend an afternoon. Great beer, good people, fun times. Check out the list of all the excellent local breweries who participated. And let’s hope for a Day of Dorks 2018!

Participating breweries in 2017:

Beryl’s Beer Co
Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Boggy Draw Breckenridge Brewery
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Bristol Brewing
C Squared Ciders
Colorado Plus Brew Pub
Crazy Mountain Brewing
Crestone Brewing Co.
Crystal Springs Brewing
High Hops Brewery
Holidaily Brewing Co.
Horse and Dragon
Iron Works Brewery & Pub
New Image Brewing
New Planet Brewery
Nighthawk Brewery
Odd13 Brewing
Odyssey Beerwerks
Platt Park Brewing
Prost Brewing Co.
Redstone Meadery
The Brew on Broadway
Trinity Brewing Co.
Shoes and Brews (Note: this brewery dropped out)
Wonderland Brewing Co.

One of the best nerdy movies ever!

St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Beer Events!

It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for awesome beer events to celebrate, look no further. This roundup includes holiday events happening on March 11 (the day of the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade), as well as St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 17-19. Lots of great food and craft beer options for everyone!

Sat., Mar. 11, 11 am-2 am: 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Black Sky Brewery (490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)

If you’ve ever been to one of Harry’s Saint Patrick’s Day parties over the years, you know it’s gonna be good. If you haven’t, you’ve been missing out. Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish music, craft beer car bombs, and of course whiskey! Join us, after the parade! We will be going until 2am.

Sat., Mar. 11, 1-11 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Fiction Beer Company (7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver)

Avoid the downtown nonsense and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fiction Beer!
Two Special, VERY LIMITED, tappings:
Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
Irish Whiskey Imperial Stout
Irish Music all day!
Live Music at 8pm
Celtic Bluegrass from Burn it Blue

Wynkoop

Sat., Mar. 11, 8 am: St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Wynkoop at Wynkoop Brewing Co. (1634 18th St, Denver)

With Irish eyes smiling and craft beer pours…
Get here early, grab a seat and watch the Wynkoop float float on… Doors open at 8am with drinks and limited menu until 9, parade begins at 9:30!
Brewers Warning: Watch for flying koozies, candy & beads.
Pot of gold? Don’t need it with these Parade Day specials…
$5 Jameson and Shillelagh — $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas
And because one cannot live on spirits and craft beer alone: Reuben sandwiches, Irish nachos, corned beef & cabbage, Irish Stout and onion soup are being served up.
So bring your favorite pal or gal and get ready to celebrate Mile High’s St. Patrick’s Day with the oldest brewpub in Denver.

Sat., Mar. 11, 9 am-9 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Breck On Blake at Breck On Blake (2220 Blake St, Denver)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!
Doors open early at 9 am. With food and drink specials throughout the day and live Irish music at 1:30 with Michael Collins Pipes & Drums.
Food Specials:
Corned beef and cabbage
$14 – Potatoes, carrots, and trademark pale ale mustard
Hot corned beef sandwich
$10 – Corned beef and swiss on rye served with brew fries

Irish beef stew
$12 – Beef stew with carrots, celery, onion, and potatoes
Beer battered broccoli
$7 – With cheese sauce and ranch
Drink Specials:
$4 Coors Banquet
$6 Irish Coffee w/ Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
$5 Hot Chocolate w/ Peppermint Schnapps
$5 Tullamore Dew Shots
$5 Shillelagh Shots
$6 Jameson Shots
$6 Irish Car Bombs
Craft a little Irish into your day with Denver’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration at Breck On Blake! See you then!

Bacon Cheddar Potato Cakes (Photo courtesy of Thirsty Lion)

Sat., Mar. 11, 1-5 pm: St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser at Thirsty Lion Union Station (1605 Wynkoop St
Denver)

Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Celebration! We’re featuring a special Irish Menu through March 19th, along with beer flights and specialty cocktails like our Irish Old Fashioned. 
A special menu features Irish Potato Cakes (pictured), Traditional Scotch Eggs, Artisan Lamb Burger, Irish Sheperd’s Pie, Corned Beef Mac & Cheese, Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, Oven Roasted Lamb Shank, with Jameson Bing Cherry Bread Pudding for Dessert. Featured on tap is Guinness Stout Modern Black & Tan, Widmer Brrr, New Belgium Accumulation, and 10 Barrel Pray for Snow. 
And come in to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation from 1-5 on Sat., Mar. 11th. Whether shaving your head or not, all can donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Fri., Mar. 17, 11 am-8 pm: St. Paddy’s Celebration at New Belgium Brewing (500 Linden St, Fort Collins)

New Belgium invites you to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in our Liquid Center while sipping on a Special Release – Green Wit Beer! We’ll be serving up cover-free admission to a party filled with Irish tunes from Fort Collins’ very own Blind Alley Troubadours from 5:30-7:30PM. Sip on some unbeatable brews like Tart Lychee, Chile Chocolate Brown, La Folie, Clutch, Whiskey Fat Back, Belgian Stout, NBB Love Blackberry Oscar to keep you & your friends in true Irish spirit!

Fri., Mar. 17, 4 pm-10:30 pm: St. Paddy’s Day at the Machine at Little Machine Beer (2924 W 20th Ave, Denver)

Live music by Space Cadet Vibe from 6-10:30!
$4 Nitro Stouts and Nitro Irish Red’s all day long!
Special St. Patrick’s Day menu from Pasty Republic!
Come have a Laid Back Hard Core St. Paddy’s day at the Machine!

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Fri., Mar. 17, 11 am: Lucky Irish Specials at The POST Brewing Company (105 W Emma St, Lafayette)

The Post Brewing Company is celebrating St. Patty’s Day with some lucky Irish food and drinks specials. Chef Jimmy Giesler will be serving up a classic Corned Beef and Cabbage entree, which guests can enjoy alongside The Post’s Dry Irish Stout ($1 off all day) and a shot of Irish whiskey ($4 with purchase of beer).
About Dry Irish Stout:
ABV 4.8%
“From great simplicity comes beautiful complexity; this Dry Irish Stout is brewed from just two-row barley malt, roasted barley and flaked barley. These three simple grains deliver layers of gorgeous roasted malt flavor rich with notes of coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate and subtle char and smoke. Smooth, soft and dry in the mouth, this stout satisfies and nourishes and delivers everything you need in a traditional dark ale.”

Declaration

Fri., Mar. 17, 4-11:59 pm: St. Patty’s Day at Declaration Brewing (2030 S Cherokee St, Denver)

St. Patty’s Day done right by Denver’s ONLY certified Green Brewery!!#livemusic by Dirt!

Fri., Mar. 17, 4:30-8 pm: Crazy Mountain Tap Takeover – St Pattys Edition at La Güera (1610 Little Raven St, Denver)

Join La Guera & Crazy Mountain Brewery for a TAP TAKEOVER on Friday, March 17th from 4:30 – 8:30 PM.
It’s also St Patty’s Day, so we don’t need to give you any more reasons to imbibe!
Free to attend. Limited release beers & giveaways…need we say more? See you there!

Fri., Mar. 17, 6-9 pm: Kegs & Cabbage (Part Deux) at Boulder Theater at Boulder Theater (2032 14th St, Boulder)

Jameson Irish Whiskey & Boulder Beer Present
Kegs & Cabbage (Part Deux) at Boulder Theater
Lady and The Gentlemen with Cycles & MOONTANG
Doors: 5:00PM
Show: 6:00PM
21+
FREE
Irish Fare Available For Sale
More Info: http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/1422064-kegs-cabbage-part-deux-boulder/
Boulder Beer Company will be pouring a wide variety of their beers, featuring a brand new collaboration brew with Jameson and OZO Coffee – Irish Blessing Oak-Aged Coffee Stout! They will also be debuting their new Mexican-style Beer called Hola Maria for a light, refreshing option on draft, and serving Shake Chocolate Porter on NITRO for Shake Bomb specials with their friends from Jameson!

Fri., Mar. 17, 11 am-11 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Beer Release: Seedstock 14 at Seedstock Brewery (3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver)

If you liked our amber, wait’ll you try the Seedstock 14. This is a 14° Plato, malty, amber ale brewed in the Märzen style! Come celebrate Irish-Czech heritage and raise a glass of Seedstock 14. Erin go braugh!

Sat., Mar. 17, 12-9 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Party! at New Terrain Brewing Co (16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden)

Come party with us for Saint Patrick’s Day! We will be donned in our finest green garb & the beer will be flowin’ & shenenigans unfoldin’!
There will be a special Irish-inspired menu being served up from J Street Food Truck all day and a festive performance starting at 5pm by Coral Creek & guest Susannah! (CORAL CREEK with Susannah! at New Terrain Brewing Co.)

Sat., Mar. 18, 11 am-4 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Brunch at Mockery Brewing (3501 Delgany St, Denver)

Let’s all recover together!
Beermosas!
Bloody Beers!
Brunch by Revelry Events!
Revelry Events Brunch Menu will include:
$9 Patches O’Houlihan Huevos- Mini Crispy Tortilla Bowl with Potatoes, Eggs, Irish white cheddar sauce, and Guinness Braised Corned Beef
$9 Guinness Braised Corned Beef Sandwich with Revelry Mustard and Pickle on toasted Hoagie

$11 Irish Nachos- Revelry Homemade Chips with Irish White Cheddar Sauce, Tomatoes, Scallions, topped with Guinness Braised Corned Beef
$1.50 sides of Revelry Chips
Beermosas ($5 for a pint) will be made with Orange Basil Happy Leaf Kombucha and your choice of Silk Road Imperial Saison or Blonde Ale. Happy Leaf Kombucha is rich in probiotic cultures that aid in digestion. It is also packed with B-Vitamins, Antioxidants, Active Enzymes, Glucaronic Acids and Amino Acids, balances pH levels and is naturally low in sugar.
Bloody Beers ($5 for a pint) will be made with The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix and Du Hast Weiss Smoked Wheat Ale! The Real Dill’s Bloody Mix is a perfect complement to the combination of Oak Smoked Wheat and Beechwood Smoked Barley Malt which gives Du Hast Weiss a nice punch of flavor along with a high level of drink-ability.
We don’t klnow about you, but our mouths are watering already!!

WIN TICKETS to Day of Dorks at Wynkoop Brewing! (CONTEST CLOSED)

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Day of Dorks is coming up next Saturday, March 4! Do you have your tickets? Read below for event details and link to tickets.

What: Day of Dorks

When: Sat, March 4, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Wynkoop Brewing Company (1634 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202)

Price : $25 for 1 ticket, $40 for 2 tickets

The Details:

Come to the DORK side. We have craft beer.
Nerds, we’ve gone plaid —
Join us Saturday, March 4th at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous celebration of all things dork.
Ticket holders receive Day of Dorks beer beaker, nerd specs, and other ridiculously dorky commemorative items.
Teaming up with over 30 breweries, we’ll be pouring up some of the geekiest and whitewhaley craft brew in all the land.
Nerd attire suggested but not required. And to truly encourage The Next Generation of dorks, we’ll be collecting school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, and more. School supply donations to benefit local area high-needs schools (Cheltenham Elementary and Dora Moore, K-8). Students are in need of paper, pencils, notebooks, crayons, etc.
Your ticket gets you a commemorative Day of Dorks glass for unlimited dorky beer pours and of course, the nerdiest of snacks to pair. 
 To miss out would be highly illogical. And if our degrees Plato calculations are correct – tickets to Day of Dorks are going to go fast. Get yours today and until then!
Be there. Be square.

Want to WIN a pair of tickets to Day of Dorks at Wynkoop?

Comment on this post with your favorite Colorado beer for your chance to win 2 tickets! Contest closes on Friday, February 24 at 3 pm. Winner will be chosen at random and must contact me with your email address to claim your prize. Good luck!

Wynkoop Brewing Presents Day of Dorks on March 4, 2017

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What: Day of Dorks

When: Sat, March 4, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Wynkoop Brewing Company (1634 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202)

Price : $25 for 1 ticket, $40 for 2 tickets

The Details:

Come to the DORK side. We have craft beer.
Nerds, we’ve gone plaid —
Join us Saturday, March 4th at Wynkoop Brewing Company for a most righteous celebration of all things dork.
Teaming up with over 30 breweries, we’ll be pouring up some of the geekiest and whitewhaley craft brew in all the land.
Nerd attire suggested but not required. And to truly encourage The Next Generation of dorks, we’ll be collecting school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, and more. Donations to benefit local area schools.
Your ticket gets you a commemorative Day of Dorks glass for unlimited dorky beer pours and of course, the nerdiest of snacks to pair. 
To miss out would be highly illogical. And if our degrees Plato calculations are correct – tickets to Day of Dorks are going to go fast. Get yours today and until then!
Be there. Be square.

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