The weekend kicks off with National Beer Day today, and nothing goes with a pint like...yoga? Or perhaps cats, wine and cat wine. How about coffee and doughnuts? Luckily, everything goes with beer, so pour yourself a cold one and choose from one of these six events this weekend. If these aren't enough fun for you, today is also the Colorado Rockies home opener; see our list of ten downtown crowd-pleasers to help celebrate the arrival of America's favorite pastime
Friday, April 7
Beer consumed after doing yoga is 124 percent healthier. It is known.
Great Divide Brewing
If you like both yoga and beer, chances are you insist on doing something healthy before you have that beer. While we think that's misguided (life's too short — just have the beer), Great Divide Brewing Company has your back with Hoppy Yogis. Join the folks at Great Divide Barrel Bar
, 1812 35th Street, for a free yoga class taught by instructors from CorePower Yoga, then stick around for beer (sadly, not free) and DJs. The class runs from 6 to 7 p.m., but plan to arrive early to beat the crowds; doors open at 5:30 p.m. See the Facebook event page
The Post Chicken & Beer
has a more sanguine approach to National Beer Day: Stop in, order an Achtertuin Seizoen Farmhouse ale, and be entered into a drawing to win a year of free beer. You don't even have to try out a downward dog pose to get your suds — in fact, we're pretty sure your fellow customers would rather you didn't. The Post at the 2200 South Broadway location opens for lunch at 11 a.m., and happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Extra points (at least with your Flemish friends) if you can pronounce the beer name properly.
Animals lovers know there's nothing better than pouring a drink and snuggling with their pet on the couch. And tonight's the perfect night to stay in with your furry friend and tune in to Shark Tank
at 8 p.m. on ABC, when local company Apollo Peak will pitch its line of cat and dog wines. While you uncork a bottle of Bordeaux, treat your fuzzy family member to his or her own bowl of Catbernet or Malbark. Check out Apollo Peak's website
for more information about the non-alcoholic pet beverages — and many, many more puns.
Keep reading for more events this weekend.