Coming back to work after the holiday season can be painful. For many of us, the weeks following break are filled with fantasies of having one more day of vacation. Luckily, Oskar Blues Brewery will help your cubicle days dreams come true with the Ultimate Hooky Day at Loveland Ski Area. If you want to extend your faux-vacation even further, celebrate National Glazed Doughnut Day with Habit Doughnuts this Wednesday. Then once you’ve made it to the weekend, make sure to check out two special beer events with a new release from The Black Project and a mini barrel-aged beer fest at LowDown Brewery. Hopefully, after some beers, doughnuts and a little time on the mountain your post-vacation blues will be a thing of the past.
Make sure to check back every week for more events!
National Glazed Doughnut Day
Words by Christina Walecka
When: Wednesday, January 12
Where: Habit Doughnut Dispensary; 1553 Platte St., Denver
The Low Down: National Glazed Doughnut Day is upon us this week and Habit Doughnut Dispensary has created a few ways to help you celebrate. The store will be offering a buy-one, get-one deal on its signature delicious Blazed doughnut. But that’s not all, if you pre-order with a 48-hour notice, you could be leaving with dozens of doughnuts, $20 for two boxes. Be sure to try the buttery Habit brioche doughnut with malted milk glaze and hand-torched brûlée. Don’t miss out on the chance to blaze your way through this special day. Read more about Habit Doughnuts here.
Civic Center Nosh & Posh
Words by Christina Walecka
When: January 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park; Broadways and Colfax, Denver
Cost: Free entry
The Low Down: Enjoy both food and fashion by stopping by Civic Centers’ Nosh and Posh, a monthly gathering of both food and fashion trucks. Although Civic Center Eats has come to an end, some of your favorite food trucks, including Chuey Fu’s, Crock Spot, Jessie’s Smokin NOLA, Quiero Arepas, and many more, aren’t going anywhere (read more about them here). But that’s not all, While you enjoy the delicious food, you will also have the chance to explore some of Denver’s very own fashion trucks. You can expect to see Denver Fashion Truck, Fashions Underground, The Street Boutique, and Style Driven (read more about them here). Nosh and Posh is the perfect way to spend your lunch break during this winter season.
Ultimate Hooky Day at Loveland with Oskar Blues
LowDown Brewery Barrel Aged Beerfest
When: January 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: LowDown Brewery
Cost: Free entry
The Low Down: Capitol Hill’s LowDown Brewery is hosting a mini-beer fest at its brewery/restaurant this Saturday. Celebrating all things barrel-aged, Lowdown will be tapping four of their barrel-aged beers plus eight guest beers. Participating breweries include Dry Dock, Great Divide, Left Hand, Platte Park, Ratio, Lagunitas, River North and Rock Bottom. No tickets required and entry is free.
Dual Bottle Release: Peach Rye Dreamland & Mach-Limit Tempranillo
When: January 17, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where: Former Future Brewery; 1290 South Broadway, Denver
Cost: 375 mL Sour Golden Ale with Peaches, cork & cage: $12, 750mL Mach-Limit Tempranillo, cork & cage: $28
The Low Down: Two different beers will be released for the first time this Sunday by Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales—the innovative new project from the creators of Former Future Brewery. Peach Rye Dreamland is a sour golden ale with peaches aged in fresh A.D. Laws Secale Rye barrels. This beer includes all of the components of fruit, base, oak, and spirit with tasting notes of peach, funk, oak, tartness, and a noticeably rye whiskey character. Next, Mach-Limit comes from their revolving fruit series and is a heavily-fruited sour beer made with grapes from Fox Cellars & Vineyard from Palisade, Colorado. The new beer combines bold, earthy, herbal notes from the grape that is balanced with a dry tartness, resulting in a “sangria-like flavor.” Head down to Former Future this weekend and be the first to try these new beers. Bottles will also be on sale, with restricted per-person bottle limits to be determined closer to the event.
Mark Your Calendar
Pie Crust Workshop with The Long I Pie
When: January 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Craftsman & Apprentice; 1345 E. 22nd Ave., Denver
Tickets: Available here
The Nickel Stock Show Dinner with Western Daughters
When: January 20, 5 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Nickel; 1100 Fourteenth St., Denver
Cost: Priced per person
Reservations: (720) 889-2128
Homebrewers Night at The Brew Hut
When: January 21
Where: The Brew Hut; 15120 E Hampden Ave., Aurora
When: January 23, 12 – 8 p.m.
Where: Canoe Room at North Dock; 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora