There’s a New Brew in Town

We joined the nice folks in Wheat Ridge’s newest brewery, Mestizo Brew Cantina, for a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 23. While it was too cold to stand outside (a frigid 10 degrees), we squeezed a bunch of folks in front of the kettles to cut the ribbon.

Mestizo Brew Cantina Ribbon Cutting in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

And we like the offerings. The first batch of the sour was already gone but they still had three delightful selections.

Mexican Lager at Mestizo Brew Cantina

I tried the Mexican Lager and found it be light and refreshing, even on a chilly evening. Mestizo is a good place for drinks AND food. Their tacos are quite popular.

Westfax Brewing Co.

While checking out the progress being made on the Casa Bonita reopening, we stopped in to check out a Lakewood favorite – Westfax Brewing.

Located literally right next to Casa Bonita, Westfax has a nice variety of ales.

Here is their entire menu:

Westfax Brewing Co. Menu

As it was a chilly afternoon we warmed up with some Hometown Coffee Stout:

Hometown Coffee Stout from Westfax Brewing Co.

We also sampled the Tears of our Enemies and Bootylicious and were not disappointed in either.

Check them out at or at 6733 W. Colfax Ave in Lakewood, Colorado.

Ohm Brewing Company

We stopped by Ohm Brewing Company in the Applewood area not long ago. They had a delightful selection of beers from the light and fluffy kolsch – ok, it may have been a bit prickly (Prickly Pear) to a Czech Pilsner to an Imperial Red to their signature OhmMeal Stout and an even richer Whisky Barrel Aged Stout.

The friendly server at Ohm Brewing Company

We give Ohm a big thumbs up and loved the Stouts:

Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout

Check it out yourself. They are located at 1921 Youngfield St., Golden CO 80401

Great American Beer Festival

GABF is back!

From October 5 to 7, the GABF will be at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.

Tickets are going fast. Visit to get the details, purchase tickets, and see how what all will be happening. There are still tickets available for the Thursday session.

With over 380 breweries participating, this years GABF will be an event not to be missed. Find the special brew that is just right for you. Sample all the great beers from around the country.

Vintage Everything Grape Experience

World-renowned sour beer brewer and blender Casey Brewing will be hosting a Vintage Grape Blends Beer Tasting Experience on Sunday, September 4th.
This Experience was specially requested by our Extended Family membership. Grapes are one of our favorite fruits to use because they are so complex. We have picked several varieties of grape beers to compare side by side: Chardonnay, Riesling, Chambourcin, Gewürztraminer and Merlot Grapes. Each grape variety offers something different to the base beer with which we age it. In this Experience we are tasting our Casey Family Preserves base beer, also known more recently as our Fruit Stand Preserves, and our Oak Theory base beer, The Cut, both aged with different grape varieties. If you love juicy yet subtle sweetness in your Farmhouse Ales this Experience is for you.

Bottles to be opened-
2018 – Casey Family Preserves – Merlot
2015 – Casey Family Preserves – Chardonnay
2017 – The Cut – Gewürztraminer
2016 – The Cut – Riesling
2017 – The Cut – Chambourcin

Date: September 4th, 2022
Session: 11:00am
Cost: $40 + tax
Tickets: 30 tickets
Commemorative stemware is included in the ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased on the Casey Brewing website:

Casey Brewing Barrel Cellar
3421 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 230-9691

Vintage Everything Cherry Experience – Casey Brewing & Blending – Saturday, August 6

World-renowned sour beer brewer and blender Casey Brewing will be hosting a Vintage Everything Cherry Beer Tasting Experience on Saturday August 6th.

This Experience was specially requested by the Casey Brewing Extended Family membership. Cherries were one of the first fruits Troy ever used for blending. The experience will start with the first sour cherry beer made with cherries that Troy hand-picked himself back in 2014, Balaton Cherry Fruit Stand. He has pulled other blends that highlight the best of the cherry blends they have ever done over the years. He has pulled two different cherry varieties of The Cut, which is Oak Theory, which is aged for up to 14 months in oak barrels and aged on fresh cherries. These are some of the oldest fruited beers in Casey’s cellar that they save for occasions like this. If you love Kriek beers or anything with cherries, then you will love this Experience.

Bottles to be opened-

2016 – The Cut – Danube Sour Cherry
2016 – The Cut – “The Red” Cherry Blend
2014 – Fruit Stand – Balaton
2015 – Fruit Stand – Montmorency Cherry
2019 – Funky Blender Preserves – Cherry, Raspberry, & Vanilla

Date: August 6th, 2022
Session: 11:00am
Cost: $40 + tax
Tickets: 30 tickets
Commemorative stemware is included in the ticket price.
Tickets can be purchased on the Casey Brewing website:

Casey Brewing Barrel Cellar
3421 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 230-9691

Pawtoberfest – Dog Walk and Beer Fest September 17 – Bear Creek Regional Park

Dogs and beer! Pawtoberfest is one of Colorado’s ONLY dog-friendly festivals, featuring craft brew and spirit tastings with over 30 beverage partners, a 2-mile dog walk, pet-friendly vendors, music, pet contests, activities for the whole family, and plenty of scrumptious food from local food trucks!

Pawtoberfest brings animal lovers and dogs together for an important purpose – to help Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused, and unwanted pets, giving them a second chance.

Details at

Denver Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station on July 23rd

The annual Denver Summer Brew Fest, established in 2004, returns to the Mile High Station on July 23rd. Join us for unlimited samples of some of the best beer, cider, seltzers, and more while listening to great music at this indoor/outdoor event featuring food trucks. Music lineup: Chili Powder – 1-4pm, Jen Korte – 6-7pm, Ninety Percent 90s – 7-10pm. Buy your tickets today before it sells out!

More information:
​Website: ​

Daytime Session 1-4
$45 advance, $55 day of

​VIP: $55 advance, $65 day of
GA: $45 advance, $55 day of ​

Mile High Station
2027 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Criterium and Brewfest – 9/12/21

Date: September 12
Time: 10am – 7pm
Location: The Green on Ridge at 38 (7101 W 38th Avenue)
7085 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Price: Free
Join us on Sunday, September 12 for the Criterium and Brewfest on Ridge at 38. The Criterium is a cycling race on a fast, 1-mile course in the in the heart of Wheat Ridge. Participating cyclists ride as many laps of the circuit as possible within the time limit. This ensures a lot of action and excitement for spectators and athletes, so don’t miss out on the fun! Back this year is a brewfest where local breweries will show off their best summer beers. In addition to racing and beer, this free, family-friendly festival features food trucks, live music, lively commentators, an outdoor expo and a kids’ zone featuring water games and face painting! Learn more at

Schedule of Events:
10am – 6pm Pro & Amateur Racing
All Day Live Announcer & DJ Music
12pm – 6pm Kids’ Zone & Face Painting
12pm – 7pm Vendor Expo
12pm – 7pm Brewfest
2:20pm Community Fun Ride
6:50pm Presentation on Stage