Beer, Wine & Spirits in Arvada

$29 for a Wine Tasting for Two with a Take-Home Bottle at Wild Women Wine (Up to $55 Value)

Wild Women Wine

Wild Women Wine

$55 $29

Three-taste wine flight, plus an additional full glass of wine and a bottle to take home with a personal wine label

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Ryker's Cellars (Up to 51% Off)

Ryker's Cellars

Sunny Side

$36 $18

Seven samples of whites and reds with full glass of wine

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Bonacquisti Wine Company (Up to 63% Off)

Bonacquisti Wine Company

Northwest Denver

$36 $16

Executive sommelier Paul Bonacquisti leads budding oneophiles through a wine tasting, introducing them to various varietals

Private Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Verso Cellars (Up to 57% Off)

Verso Cellars

Within Metropolis Coffee

$60 $29

Wine tastings include an appetizer and bottle of premium Verso Cellars cabernet sauvignon

Wine-Tasting Package for Two, Four, or Six at Mile High Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Mile High Winery

Denver

$35 $17

Handcrafted wines served in a space with art and decor inspired by downtown Denver

Tasting Package for Two or Four with Tour and Wine Credit at Kingman Estates Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Kingman Estates Winery

North Washington

$50 $26

Winery spotlights Colorado grapes in handcrafted white and red wines such as fruity viogniers and peppery cabernet sauvignons

Microbrew Samples and Take-Home Growlers at Big Choice Brewing (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Big Choice Brewing, LLC

Broomfield Industrial Park

$21 $12

Local microbrews such as the #42 Poblano Stout made with poblano peppers and the 10,000 Summers Saison made with Madhava wildflower honey

Wine Tasting for Two or Four People at InVINtions, A Creative Winery (Up to 75% Off)

InVINtions, A Creative Winery

Greenwood Village

$120 $44.75

During personalized two-hour session, staff walk customers through unlimited tastings of red and white wines with take-home wine glasses

$10 for a Beer Tasting with Two Pints and a Flight of Six 4-Ounce Beers at J Wells Brewery ($20 Value)

J Wells Brewery

Boulder

$20 $10

Sample beers from the smallest nanobrewery in Boulder, which specializes in pale ales, IPAs, and british bitter ales

Distillery Tour and Cocktails for Two or Four at Syntax Spirits Distillery (Up to 54% Off)

Syntax Spirits Distillery

Greeley

$24 $12

Tour distillery before sampling signature cocktails or flights of award-winning vodka, rum, whisky, and infused spirits

Craft Whiskey Tasting and Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Feisty Spirits (Up to 56% Off)

Feisty Spirits

Fort Collins

$26.66 $13

Visitors to the tasting room admire distillery equipment while sipping half-ounce samples of varied whiskies made from natural ingredients

Tour and Wine Tasting for 2, 4, or 6 with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Vintages (Up to 52% Off)

Vintages

Downtown Fort Collins

$35 $20

Tour and tasting features samples of profile select reds and whites, as well as cheese and crackers and an informative talk

Wine-and-Cheese Tasting Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Ten Bears Winery (50% Off)

Ten Bears Winery

Ten Bears Winery

$28 $14

The staff pairs smooth Colorado wines with specially selected cheese and crackers allowing guests to enjoy complementary flavors

$32 for a Wine Tasting Package Custom Bottle Labels for Two at D'Vine Wine (Up to $64 Value)

D'Vine Wine

Manitou Springs

$64 $32

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Vintners and staff guide palates through tastings of wines handcrafted, bottled, and fermented onsite in a historic bathhouse

Beer Flights for Two or Four or Growler with Three Fills at Crazy Mountain Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Edwards

$16 $8

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10 taps pour sample flights and full-sized growlers of craft beer inside a dog-friendly tasting room with an onsite food truck

Brewery Tour for Two, or Tasting Experience for Two at Aspen Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Aspen Brewing Company

Multiple Locations

$45 $27

Pairs can tour the award-winning brewery while sipping on pints, or sample six 5-oz. pours before taking home their own beer glasses

Select Local Merchants

Thanks to its impressive selection of varietals from more than 95 local wineries, The Wines of Colorado has been lauded as "one of the most unique wine shops in the country" by Wine Trail Traveler and featured in the Wall Street Journal. Inside, a mural of larger-than-life bottles lines one wall, and an adjacent room houses an expansive tasting counter that stocks a lineup of bottles filled with Colorado reds and whites, which are often compared to Californian vinos. Their food has received it?s fair share of recognition as well, earning numerous awards, including Best Creekside Dining from the Gazette in 2010 and 2011. The chefs sizzle up signature buffalo wine burgers and creamy dill mahi-mahi, which guests can enjoy on the pine-tree-lined outdoor patio as they sip wine mere steps away from the burbling Fountain Creek.

8045 W US Highway 24
Cascade,
CO
US

Winemaking and homebrew center in north Colorado Springs, teaching beginners how to make great wine and beer for personal enjoyment.

6820 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Sojourning south from his native Minnesota, Jeff Chayer traveled to Texas, where he received his degree in viticulture and oenology. Not far behind was his brother Danny, who followed Jeff to Texas, where he began work at a local winery. Somewhere along the way, as their passion for wine grew, the two decided to travel to Colorado and open Silver Vines Winery. Since then, their tasting room has been named one of the 11 best tasting rooms in Colorado by the Denver Post. Amid massive swaths of exposed brick and gleaming hardwood, the brothers serve a collection of wines forged from Washington and Oregon grapes. The elixirs include a chardonnay, whose citric bouquet meshes with notes of oak, as well as a dessert-style chocolate wine and a range of merlots, syrahs, and cabernet sauvignons. Shelves cradle stacks of bottles, and glasses clink along the long wooden bar, punctuating the rhythms of the live bands who appear on weekend evenings and when they are locked out of the ZZ Top mansion.

7509 Grandview Ave
Arvada,
CO
US

Flesh-eating zombies, cannibalistic clowns, nightmarish ghouls, and haunting ghosts prowl The Frightmare Compound, ready to snatch those foolish enough to venture through its fear-infested grounds. Known as one of Colorado's oldest and largest haunted attractions, the compound houses two terrifying attractions on more than 100,000 square feet of swampland. Horrors unseen wait for new victims inside the first compound, where a haunted barn filled with terrors is the least of visitors' worries. The second attraction, the House of Darkness, was the site of a terrible massacre and lay abandoned for some time until the Frightmare staff brought it to their site. Soon after, the ghosts of those slain began roaming its halls, and clowns with a taste for human flesh found their way inside its corridors.

10798 Yukon Street
Westminster,
CO
US

Breckenridge Bikebus's eponymous vehicle is, according to owner Curt Cavnar, the "Porsche" of its unique kind of transportation. Consisting of two rows of bar stools equipped with bike pedals, the custom-built craft combines the fun of a party bus with the easygoing workout of a tandem bicycle. Some partiers can sit back and enjoy the ride as 10 others sit at the bar and provide pedal power, with a staff driver manning the wheel to steer clear of oncoming paper boys. A canopy keeps passengers shaded while they sip beverages and listen to tunes on an iPod-ready Alpine sound system. Should the sun go down during trips, the bikebus's lighting system kicks on, making it easy to continue through black holes unencumbered.

1810 W 129th Dr.
Westminster,
Colorado
US

Owner and senior wine instructor Dani Cross created VinBoutique with a mission to introduce palates to the best French wines. A certified level-III sommelier, Cross personally travels to France to hand-pick vintages from small production companies and develop relationships with local vintners, ensuring her customers enjoy a collection of reds, whites, and bubbly that is exceptional not just in craftsmanship and taste, but also in value. "By tasting my wines, you can actually hone your palate way quicker because [the wines are] technically correct" in the way they are selected, shipped, and stored, she says. "If you're not tasting something that's proper, you won't know what chardonnay is supposed to taste like."

A strong belief that wine should be enjoyed and shared with others inspires VinBoutique's tasting classes, where Cross and other wine experts share insights into different varietals, food pairings, and wine-making techniques. Using an approach designed to be both fun and unintimidating, Cross also includes a question-and-answer section, as well as easy-to-follow tasting notes, making her classes accessible to everyone from the casual wine fan to the connoisseur who can uncork a bottle using only their mind. As Dani continued to try new wines and savor her favorite French vintages, she became dismayed. Often, the wines she bought had been stored improperly or for too long, destroying the bouquets and noses that she loved. "Born of frustration, I decided to start my own [wine boutique]." And thus she curated a selection of French wines for VinBoutique. "By tasting my wines, you can actually hone your palate way quicker because [the wines are] technically correct" in the way they are selected, shipped, and stored, she says. "If you're not tasting something that's proper, you won't know what chardonnay is supposed to taste like."

In addition to bottles of red, white, and bubbly, Dani and a team of instructors offer wine classes suitable for everyone from the casual wine fan to the connoisseur who can uncork a bottle using only their mind. Each class comes with notes and take-home materials, and is taught by a teacher who can both go into great technical detail or give thorough overviews so that student's don?t "get cross-eyed."

1776 Grant Street
Denver,
CO
US