Friday, August 28
Brewed Food: Upslope Brewing Co.
Upslope Brewing Company, 1898 S. Flatiron Ct., Boulder
4-7 p.m., Under $10
Join Jensen Cummings, the Brewed Food team and Upslope Brewing Company for another innovative night of food and craft beer. Tonight’s food includes Tender Belly braised shoulder tacos with Saison achiote, wort pickled radish, Columbus-hopped crema paired with Blood Orange Saison and Upslope IPA. Don’t miss another amazing and affordable beer dinner with Brewed Food. #RoadToGABF.
Final Friday with Lineage Music Project
Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Suite 150
8-11 p.m., Free Entrance
Join the Stem Cider team in the taproom as they celebrate another amazing month! Raise your glass to the last #FinalFriday of the summer with some live bluegrass from their friends Lineage Music Project. This free event is not to be missed. As always, upload any photos you might take during the night to Stem Cider’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #ShowYourStem. They might just send a little more cider love your way.
Banana Bread Beer Release & Fresh Hop Recruiting
Grist Brewing Co., 9150 Commerce Center Cir., Suite 300, Highlands Ranch
2 p.m., Free Entrance
Memories of homemade banana bread are emulated within Grist’s newest brew, a Dunkelweizen with full-on banana esters from the Belgian yeast. The beer will be release today at 2 p.m.! Days are getting a bit brisker, and this beer will serve as a good transition into the fall season. At the same time, the folks at Grist will also be trying to collect fresh hops from fans in Denver. If you have a plethora of hops with nothing to do with them all, Grist will happily take them.
Saturday, August 29
Sculpture Park, 1700 Speer Blvd.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Free
PalletFest is Colorado’s first major upcycling festival. Come and find your creative spark or just be entertained by a world of possibilities. What most people think of as waste (all types of trash, including the humble wood pallet) is turned on its head and repurposed with new and amazing uses. Food, booze, parkour, live music, art, interactive games, build offs, demos, furniture, a fashion show, adult stuff, kid stuff, family stuff and more.
Wit’s End Fourth Anniversary Party
Wit’s End Brewing Company, 2505 W. 2nd Ave., Unit #13
12-8 p.m., Free
After expanding into their seven barrel system this year, the folks at Wit’s End Brewing are so very ready to celebrate their Fourth Anniversary! There will be giveaways, laughter and great food provided by Basic Kneads Pizza and The Cluck Truck along with amazing beer from Wit’s End, of course. Expect some quirky new beers on tap along with some creative firkins.
Ice Cream Social
Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St.
12 p.m., Free
Fat Jack’s will be serving up free samples of Little Man’s limited edition Spangalang beer-flavored ice cream–with pints for sale, too. Zivix will also be grilling up some delicious eats, and the Spangalang folks will have games and live music in the beer garden. What more do you need on a Saturday?
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, 620 Village Rd., Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere events in Breckenridge, Colo. each year bringing over 30 breweries for tastings, free live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors. All taking place in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado with amazing views of the mountains! Check out live music all day long on the Breckenridge Market and Liquor Stage including Turkuaz and Fort Frances.
Fancy Effing Stout and Quandary Single Cask Release
River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St. #1
Quandary Single Cask No. 1: River North Brewery’s second release this weekend marks the first in a new series of ultra-limited barrel-aged brews, each aged in a single premium wine or spirit barrel. The folks at Davidson’s Liquors received a single cask of Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Smooth Ambler Spirits selected just for them. They graciously offered RNB the freshly emptied barrel, and the Quandary Single Cask series was born. When the beer finished its rest, the folks at Davidson’s came down to help RNB hand-bottle it. For this first release in the QSC series, only 30 cases were bottled. Due to the extremely limited nature of the beer, bottles will only be sold at Davidson’s this Saturday starting at 1 p.m. ($11.99 each, limit two). This will also coincide with a side-by-side tasting of not only QSC, but also the bourbon the barrel originally held, and classic Quandary. This will allow you to taste the evolution of the beer from start to finish, how each component compliments the others to create a unique and deeply complex brew.
Colorado Cider & Beer Circus
Copper Mountain Ski Resort, 0509 Copper Rd., Copper Mountain
The Colorado Cider & Beer Circus showcases the best hard ciders in the Rocky Mountain region. Happening at the base of Copper Mountain, inside the Village, attendees will be able to enjoy 75+ ciders and beers, while meeting with many of the people behind the region’s growing cider industry. In addition, there will be Circus-style entertainment with stilt walkers, jugglers, mimes and more to amaze your eyes while you’re taste buds are enjoying the craft cider. Live music entertainment will also be available
Sunday, August 30
bRUNch @ The Kitchen
The Kitchen Fort Collins, 100 N. College Ave., Fort Collins
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; $25 online, $30 at door
The Kitchen is a community bistro. bRUNch is a community of runners that love great food, so Sunday will be a bRUNch day made in heaven. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. Group will leave for their run at 9:30 a.m. Routes: 5K, 10K.
bRUNch @ Honor Society
Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery, 1900 16th St. #150
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; $25 online, $30 at door
Go bRUNching at one of Denver’s newest restaurants! Come and try Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery with the bRUNch team. Check-in starts at 9:15 a.m. in front of the restaurant. Group will leave at 9:30 a.m. for the run. Routes: 5K, 10K.
Paella Community Dinner
Atticus Denver, 1135 E. Evans Ave.
5:30 p.m.; $35
Paella Night is back at Atticus Denver. Join the team for their next community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost of dinner starts off at $35 with the option to add wine pairings as well. Children eat for $10.
Yacht Club Movie Night | “Wet Hot American Summer”
The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd.
Get ready for this Sunday’s movie night at Yacht Club. They will be screening the cult classic “Wet Hot American Summer.” Make sure to wear your shortest shorts. $6 drink specials and canned vegetables all night!
Denver Bicycle Cafe Stand Up Open Mic
The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave.
9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Hosted by James Xiong and Roger Haak, The Denver Bicycle Cafe is hosting another open mic night! Sign up starts at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30. Experience $3 craft beer tallboys and $2 New Belgium Shift cans.
- September 1 – Colorado Bikes + Biz + Beer Meetup (Info)
- September 3 – The Denver Passport Closing Party (Tickets)
- September 4 – Brewed Food: Epic Brewing Company (Info)
- September 5 – Colorado Craft Beer Roundup (Frederick) (Tickets)
- September 5 – Brews & Views @ Hudson Gardens (Littleton) (Tickets)
- September 6 – Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party (Tickets)
- September 10 – McNichols Project 2: Night of ROCK (Tickets)
- September 11 – James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner (Tickets)
- September 11 – Brewed Food: TRVE Brewing Co. (Info)
- September 12 – Two Penguins Tap & Grill Two Year Anniversary (Info)
- September 12 – Gravity Brewing Three Year Anniversary Celebration (Info)
- September 12 – 2015 Tour de Fat Denver (Tickets)
- September 12 & 13 – Denver Flea No. 6 (RSVP Now)
- September 13 – Tour la Fête (Ladies Only) (Info)
- September 18 – Loveland Oktoberfest (Info)
- September 18 – Brewed Food: New Belgium Brewing (Info)
- September 19 – Oktoberfest @ Locavore Beer Works (Info)
- September 23 – Beers Made By Walking Beer Festival 2015 (Tickets)
- September 23 – Offensively Delicious: A Craft Beer Comedy Show (Tickets)
- September 23-26 – Icelandic Menu at Coohills (Info)
- September 24-26 – Reyka Vodka Craft Cocktail Classes at Coohills (info)
- September 24-26 – Great American Beer Festival (Info)
- September 25 – Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII (Tickets)
- October 11 – The bRUNch Run (Info)
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