Thursday, April 16
McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave.
As the main event of the entire week of DSTILL, the Showcase is where guests can enjoy a wide range of offerings from Colorado and 12 other states known for their craft liquor distilling. Try different styles side-by-side or try them in skillfully made cocktails that will also be available throughout the event. While you’re at it, meet your favorite makers and bartenders while trying some delicious food from Salt & Grinder, Old Major, Williams & Graham, Luca d’Italia, Colt & Gray, Osteria Marco, Stoic and Genuine, Work & Class, Glazed and Confused and Dead Dog Chocolate! Tickets are still available but they won’t last long! General admission starts at 7 p.m.
April Showers at Beryl’s: 3rd Week Tapping!
Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120-C Blake St.
It’s cold and rainy out today–guess it’s a good time to take advantage of the good things happening at Beryl’s today! The folks over there will be tapping their brand-spankin’ new Vila Wild at 1 p.m.! Why don’t you come take shelter and warm up with a tasty cold one, huh?
Station 26 Tap Takeover
Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave.
The rad folks over at Denver Bicycle Cafe are featuring Station 26 this month, kicking it off with a tap takeover starting at 7 p.m.! Cascade single hop IPA will be on tap all month, too!
Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins
Join in at The Taste, the foodie event of Northern Colorado. Enjoy samples of unique cuisine prepared by local chefs from 30 restaurants paired with flavorful wines and craft beers from 20 beverage purveyors. Celebrate the area’s fabulous food and beverage culture while helping fight hunger in the Fort Collins community. General $65, VIP $100.
Wasatch Brewery Launches Nitro in Denver
World of Beer LoDo, 1555 Blake St.
The folks at Wasatch Brewery have bottled nitro with their new release of Polygamy Nitro Porter, making it the second brewery in the country to finesse a bazillion tiny bubbles into a bottle. This nitrogenated Porter is six percent ABV, soft and creamy, and will be officially launched at World of Beer in downtown Denver at 6 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy! There will be nitro pouring demonstrations (#hardpour), free Polygamy Nitro Porter tastings, interaction with award-winning brew master Jon Lee, giveaways, prizes and a bazillion bubbles.
Exploding Kittens Playtest Party
Stapleton Tap House, 8286 Northfield Blvd #1525
The Lords of The Oatmeal have graciously shared their latest “caterific” card creation Exploding Kittens with Stapleton Tap House to share with all of you! They’ll be playing this game all day long from 3 p.m. to close. The NSFW edition of that card game will be unveiled at 6 p.m., FYI. Go drink some great beer and get down with some Unicorn Enchiladas!
Friday, April 17
Denver FLEAk Kick Off Party
Bindery on Blake, 2901 Blake St.
From 6-10 p.m., get first access to over 100 vendors that will be at this month’s Denver Flea at the FLEAk Kick Off Party! There’s still time to order your tickets online for $25 (tickets will be $30 on the day of the event)! A ticket gets the following: bottomless New Belgium beer, bottomless craft cocktails, live music, a chance to win a surprise room and board giveaway, photo booth fun and much more! You’ll also get the first chance to try Fleak Out!, a collaboration wild ale brewed with New Belgium and Imbibe Denver. Go get’cha some!
NOCHELLA Annex Pop Up Shop & Release Party
INDYINK, 84 S. Broadway
Join the folks behind Annex Clothing as they present NOCHELLA (get it?) from 7-11 p.m! In celebration of their S/S 2015 Collection, Annex will host the following bands: Milky.WAV, Turner Jackson Love, FauxGold, Taylor J Takeover and Yokohama Don. There will also be adult beverages provided by Ratio Beerworks and Cazadores Tequila.
Golden Feather Sour Blonde Tapping
Former Future Brewing, 1290 S. Broadway
The team at Former Future is bringing back Golden Feather sour blonde in THREE different ways starting at 3 p.m. The first tapping will be of the Corvus Coffee Abakundakawa version. At 4 p.m., they’ll tap the dry-hopped mosaic version, and at 5 p.m. they’ll tap the “Gose” with salt and coriander version. Three tasty beers in one night? Yes please.
DSTILL Bar at Denver Union Station
Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St.
In addition to the public events taking place during the week, DSTILL is hosting one last invitation-only pop-up bar featuring complimentary craft spirit and cocktail tastings. These private happy hours will be hosted at Denver Union Station’s Lower Level (underground) Gallery Bar from 5-7 p.m. Request your invite by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 18
Spring Denver Flea
Bindery on Blake, 2901 Blake St.
It’s back and better than ever. The Spring Denver Flea will not disappoint–with the best local artisans and creators from around Colorado selling their amazing wares from noon to 7p.m. RSVP now and get one free New Belgium beer and chance to win a rockin’ shiny red New Belgium cruiser bike!
Everybody Gets Leucky!
Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St.
The folks at Mile High Spirits are trying to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by offering some great times and tunes to you! Come early to the party for some great afternoon drink specials, a corn hole tournament with a cash prize and several chances to win awesome gifts like free drinks! The afternoon will consist of mellow tunes and sunshine, the evening will be a raucous dance party. If you can’t make it, please consider donating what you can here: http://pages.teamintraining.org/rm/colfax15/anna
Lou’s Food Bar, 1851 W. 38th Ave.
The fine people of Lou’s Food Bar are hosting the first of two Beer Brunches this Saturday and Sunday! This weekend features Vindication Brewing Co. from Boulder. For only $30, you get three beers AND three courses! What’s not to love about that? This event is first come, first serve only! Join them again during the weekend of May 16-17 for a Beer Brunch with Great Divide Brewing Co.!
Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave.
A day of crawfish boilin’ with Station 26 and the Rolling Smoke BBQ boys with live music that would make the bayou proud. Admission is free, crawfish are priced by the pound. Market price TBD. Please RSVP so they know how much live crawfish to fly in! The grubbin’ starts at 1 p.m.!
Adoption Options Benefit
Former Future Brewing Co., 1290 S. Broadway
From open to close, the Former Future crew is hosting a benefit for Adoption Options, a non-profit, non-sectarian child placement agency in Colorado. One-hundred percent of tips and portion of the profits will be donated to to the non-profit, so go drink for a great cause!
Sunday, April 19
bRUNch @ The Corner Office
The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis St.
Don’t stop ’til you get enough! Join bRUNch for a disco themed bRUNch at The Corner Office. And just when you thought you had enough, tour the world at The Corner Office’s World Tour Bloody Mary bar. Run leaves at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 and include run, entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity.
Wurstküche, 2036 Broadway
Join Drizly in celebrating the opening of Wurstküche, one of Denver’s best new restaurants and beer halls. Drizly will have half priced beers from our friends at La Trappe, great music, and plenty of boozy giveaways!
Tectum et Elix Release Party
Avery Brewing Co., 4910 Nautilus Ct, Boulder
Tectum et Elix, a sour ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, kicks off what Avery is calling “Sour Spring.” Avery will release Tectum et Elix at their new brewing facility in GunBarrel at 11 a.m. as well as offer a four-course menu paired with barrel-aged beers. There is a limited quantity of seats for this Prix Fixe barrel-aged pairing starting the day of the event. Tickets are $50 per person.
- April 25 – BrüFrou: craft beer + culinary pairings (Tickets)
- April 25 – Oyster & Stout Festival (Tickets)
- April 26 – Led Zeppelin Dinner @ Beast + Bottle (Info)
- April 26 – Shoes & Brews (Info)
- April 28 – Gregory Perrucci of Racemi Wines of Puglia @ LoHi SteakBar (Info)
- April 28 – Spirit & Beer Dinner 2015 @ Russell’s Smoke House (Call (720) 524-8050 for Reservations!)
- May 2 – South Denver Beer Festival (Tickets)
- May 2 – TheBigWonderful Opening Day (Info)
- May 16-17 – Beer Brunch @ Lou’s Food Bar (Info)
- June 7 – Wings & Whiskey 2015 (Info)
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