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    Alex Sieh

  • Head to Upslope's sixth birthday party this weekend.

    Mark Leffingwell / Colorado Daily

    Head to Upslope's sixth birthday party this weekend.



Let’s play a game. Six years ago, I was …

Going from freshman to sophomore year, moving out of the dorms into an apartment with a foxy lass, who’s now one of my best friends. Favorite pastimes included binge-watching TV shows on DVD, throwing awesome (if poorly attended) parties and crying when we couldn’t open the second bottles of wine ourselves. Corks are tricky bitches.

I was(n’t) enjoying the maddening side effects of a long-distance relationship. Lessons learned.

Oh, and I experienced vodka for the first time, in its cheapest quality, while singing along to “Moulin Rouge.” And then realized mixers are vital to such liquors.

Well, six years ago, Upslope Brewing owners were …

Creating a fantastic new establishment that’d create brews we all love and enjoy now.

YEA, OK, I GET IT. They win.

And now we all need to celebrate six years of awesomeness. Saturday, Upslope (1898 S. Flatiron Court) is hosting an anniversary party from 2 to 8 p.m. so packed with delicious pints that you won’t know where to start. There will be vintage favorites on tap, as well as collaboration brews and all the core classics we love to sip.

Upslope will also be bringing in live music by The Good Kind (2 to 3:30 p.m.), Rocktin Grove (4 to 5:30 p.m.) and the Technicolor Tone Factory (6 to 7:45 p.m.). Food trucks shall fill thy tum-tums with their own concoctions.

All-around quality Saturday.

Speaking of craft brewery madness, Avery Brewing (5757 Arapahoe Ave.) is hosting its third-annual Boulder IPA Fest. “Be they dank or piney or floral or tart,” so write the Avery Brewing geniuses, the brewery is celebrating the India Pale Ale in all its glory. Yum.

Grab tickets at Totally worth the price. You’ll get 16 four-ounce pours and a commemorative glass, with additional drink tickets available for sipping pleasure.

You probably won’t believe this, but there really is fun outside brewery walls. So says the Beer Girl.

CU’s Program Council proves this with its upcoming show Saturday night. At 8 p.m., Club 156 is hosting Hank & Cupcakes and Vance Romance. (See story, Page 14.)Hank & Cupcakes, bring “rock without guitars and pop without synthesizers,” so says the event’s description. Vance Romance? Well, they’re “united by a common love for sexy basslines and floor-shaking dance beats,” offering up a “panty-dropping groove.”

I can’t make this shit up.

And it sounds like a fantastic time. Head to and snag a $10 ticket.

Now that you’ve danced off the beer, you’ll want to hit up the Bohemian Biergarten (2017 13th St.) for its weekly comedy night. Sunday, it’s Eugene Kenny bringing the laughs, a regular at Comedy Works in Denver. The free fun starts at 7 p.m.

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