It's been a heck of a ride this week, but the weekend is finally here, after only four days in the grind for you lucky folk.
After a week of recovering from races and taking moments to remember our veterans, it's only right to bring June in with a bang. So start the new month right with a few local libations.
Sour, but oh-so-sweet
You've got your lighter pale ales, those flavorful ambers and the full-flavored dark brews for those with a richer palette. But only at Avery Brewing Company, 5763 Arapahoe Ave., can you indulge in more exotic fare: the sour ale.
It's a festival dedicated to the pucker-up approach to beer -- one of the only in the world -- and it's happening this Saturday.
So for those with the adventurous taste buds, head down to Boulder SourFest, and sip away at the sour brews made especially to shock your beer expectations.
Info: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; 303-440-4324
Let's do it again
Who says only one night is enough for your weekend adventures?
At Tahona Tequila Bistro, 1035 Pearl St., their motto is: Rinse and repeat.
So if you didn't get your fill on Friday, take a second romp around downtown and head over to Rinse and Repeat Saturdays, where Tahona's self-described "lather effect" will have you washing away the night before, ready to indulge all over again.
Don't forget the dancing shoes. Goodie and DJ Gadget will be there all night to bring the tunes for you to bust a move to, no matter the skill level you bring to the dance floor.
So leave Friday at home, and hit the replay button. It's sure to be a late night.
Info: Saturday 10 p.m. to close; Goodie and DJ Gadget will be playing all night; 303-938-9600; free
And so we come to the day of rest, and what better way to give your gas tank and legs a rest than climbing onto Banjo Billy's party bus this Sunday for the Boulder Brewery Bus tour?
Just outside West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., you'll find the bus fueled and ready to go, complete with a picnic to fill you up before heading to the breweries. Talk about one sweet meal to go.
The bus stops? Avery, Upslope and Asher breweries. And at each stop, your VIP status will get you straight into the tap rooms for samples of each house's brews.
But it's not over there. Once back at West End, 34 sample craft bombers await you alongside your complimentary appetizer as the grand finale.
Not too shabby for a way to end your weekend.
So climb aboard and put your feet up. A weekend complete with crisp Boulder drafts and sweet dance moves. Sounds like a good break to me.
Info: Banjo Billy's Boulder Brew Bus begins at West End at 5:45 p.m.; $45