Photos: The drunkest drunks of a beer-soaked weekend

Photos: The drunkest drunks of a beer-soaked weekend

Denver's always a pretty beery town, but it got even beerier than usual this weekend with the unholy convergence of both Oktoberfest and The Great American Beer Festival. At any festival (or festivals) where the object of the game is to get as wasted as possible on one-ounce servings, there's bound to be those who play the game well -- and in the spirit of the Internet age, where every obnoxious thing anyone does is dutifully cataloged, we sent photog Teal Nipp down to capture the winners, so to speak, in all their obliterated glory.

It was at that moment that Lisa came face to face with an illusion-shattering realization: No matter how many people she beat, the existential boredom remained.
It was at that moment that Lisa came face to face with an illusion-shattering realization: No matter how many people she beat, the existential boredom remained.
Ray, on the other hand, would never fully recover.
Ray, on the other hand, would never fully recover.
Due to a traumatic photo-bomb-related injury, Todd will walk like that for the rest of his life.
Due to a traumatic photo-bomb-related injury, Todd will walk like that for the rest of his life.
Confused, drunk and disoriented by the object the guy in the tool T-Shirt put over her eyes, Roberta inadvertently wandered into Sarah's one, fleeting moment of glory.
Confused, drunk and disoriented by the object the guy in the tool T-Shirt put over her eyes, Roberta inadvertently wandered into Sarah's one, fleeting moment of glory.
Despite a tragic dearth of appletinis, Tiffany and Tiffani somehow found a way to get plowed.
Despite a tragic dearth of appletinis, Tiffany and Tiffani somehow found a way to get plowed.
Dan's prank got a whole lot less funny when his system proved unprepared for the sudden influx of pretzel.
Dan's prank got a whole lot less funny when his system proved unprepared for the sudden influx of pretzel.
While his cohorts yukked it up, Steve became momentarily overwhelmed with respect for the memory of Pancho Villa.
While his cohorts yukked it up, Steve became momentarily overwhelmed with respect for the memory of Pancho Villa.
Unable to attend personally, Bruce Springsteen sent his stunt-double.
Unable to attend personally, Bruce Springsteen sent his stunt-double.
Well, it's hard to look cool in lederhosen, and... yeah, it's hard to look cool in lederhosen.
Well, it's hard to look cool in lederhosen, and... yeah, it's hard to look cool in lederhosen.

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