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06
Saturday 
Oktoberfest At Libations Wine & Spirits
11am - 5pm. Join us for an Oktoberfest celebration to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope. The event includes a wine and beer tasting from local breweries and distilleries, including Oscar Blues, Dry Dock Brewery, Leopold Brothers Distillery and many wines from all over the world, food from local restaurants, live music and a live remote of the American Craft Beer Radio show on ESPN radio 102.3FM.
Libations Wine & Spirits
16350 East Arapahoe Road, Foxfield, CO
303-766-0575

All-inclusive, pre-paid tickets $20 each until 10/3. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.
www.boyshopegirlshope.org

Cultivate Festival in Denver
Sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, this is a Festival that brings together farmers, chefs, thought leaders, artists, musicians, and participants like you, on a journey towards a world of more sustainable, wholesome and delicious food. the festival will be held at City Park in Denver from 10am-6pm. It's free to attend the fest, and different tents to visit, to watch visiting chefs, live music, kids activities. There is also a brewer's hall for beer tasting. 100% of the profits from the Brewers' Hall will benefit Food Family Farming Foundation.
www.chipotle.com
09
Tuesday 
Beers Made By Walking At Wynkoop Brewing
As beer lovers from around the country gather in Denver to celebrate the Great American Beer Festival, we thought we would give these visitors a taste of our great state. Throughout the summer, ten Colorado breweries have taken nature walks, hikes, and spent time outdoors as part of the Beers Made By Walking program. Along the trail they identified edible and medicinal plants and used them as ingredients in special beers. Some of the hikes were public, and fans of the brewery tagged along and helped give input.

Each beer in this series is innovative in that the beers become drinkable landscape portraits of areas throughout Colorado. You'll get to taste a portrait of the Animas River in Durango, the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail south of Denver, a beer inspired by the canyon walls of the Eldorado Creek, and many others. If you haven't made it out one of the beautiful trails in Colorado, you can still experience this beautiful place through Beers Made By Walking!

The beers will be available for one night only in Denver on October 9th, from 5pm-9pm, at Wynkoop Brewing (1634 18th St.). Visitors will buy tickets, ten for $15, and each ticket will provide a 4oz pour of one of the BMBW beers. Each visitor will receive a special drinking glass made for the event. The beers will be served in the upstairs bar at Wynkoop.


Participating Brewers:
Crooked Stave
Lone Tree Brewing
New Belgium
Oskar Blues
Phantom Canyon
Pikes Peak Brewing
Ska Brewing
Strange Brewing
Trinity
Wynkoop
www.beersmadebywalking.com
10
Wednesday 
Burlesque, Beer & Brats
The famous Clocktower Clockettes present a night of fun, food, and free beer! Avery Brewery (Boulder, CO) will taste you on nine different brews, and the Burlesque Starlets will present nine amazing dances, each one tied to a beer in some way, shape, or form. Free brats all night long!

7pm - the first taste happens, 7.30 the dancers start!
Price is $35.
Location info:
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
1600 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.293.0075
www.lannies.com
11
Thursday 
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation. 450+ breweries and brewpubs - 2300+ American beers.

Thursday-Saturday, 4 Sessions
Thursday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Friday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Saturday 12:30-4:00 - $55 (BA & AHA Members Only)
Saturday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Designated Drivers - $25

BA & AHA Member Pre-sale:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00am MDT

General Public Sale:
Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:00am MDT
www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com

Oskar Blues Brewery GABF 2012 Ordeal
From Oskar Blues:
If you're gonna come all this way, you definitely want to see this rodeo - a complete tour of everything Oskar Blues Brewery.

We're going to take you on a ride unlike any you've been on before, one where you start in Denver outside of the infamous Falling Rock Tap House, traverse up to Lyons, Colorado to see the original brewpub, where you'll get to dive into one of our breakfast burritos while checking out where it all began for us, head out to our sustainable Hops & Heifers Farm for a tour & some fresh-hopped brew made with hops grown on the farm, trek over to Home Made Liquids & Solids, our 40+ tap handle craft beer bar in Longmont for beers & lunch, and finish up with a stop by the brewery for a tour and, wait for it... MORE BEER! After you're thoroughly satiated & thirst has been quenched, we'll head back to Denver, arriving back at the Falling Rock Tap House just in time for you to regroup before heading off to a GABF session or the many events happening in Denver that week. Needless to say, you won't be short on beer, food or good times. Trust us!

And you get this safari-like experience for the slammin' deal of $60 per person.

Kick-off is at 8am - sure it's a little early, but trust us (or anyone who came on this trip last year), it's worth it. Nothin' like great food & tasty brews amongst good company.

8am - Pick up at Falling Rock Tap House
9am - Arrive at the Original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO for breakfast, beers & a tour
10:30 - Arrive at Hops & Heifers Farm for some fresh hopped brew & a hay-ride tour
12pm - Arrive at Home Made Liquids & Solids in Longmont for lunch and, you guessed it, beer!
1:30pm - Arrive at the Oskar Blues Brewery/Tasty Weasel Taproom for a brewery tour & a lil more beer
4pm - Arrive back at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver
www.brownpapertickets.com

2nd Annual Cheeky Challenger
Get a team & compete against some of your favorite brewers! Each team will compete in fun but challenging games (think Krulbollen, Jenga & More!) Followed by a tapping of Saison du BUFF w/Stone, Dogfish Head & Victory. All proceeds will benefit the Colfax HALO Program. Sponsored by Cheeky Monk, Stone Brewing & Brewery Van Steenberge.
From 3pm-5pm. Price is $20 per person or $100 for a team of 4.
Location info:
Cheeky Monk
534 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
www.cheekymonk.com
12
Friday 
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation. 450+ breweries and brewpubs - 2300+ American beers.

Thursday-Saturday, 4 Sessions
Thursday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Friday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Saturday 12:30-4:00 - $55 (BA & AHA Members Only)
Saturday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Designated Drivers - $25

BA & AHA Member Pre-sale:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00am MDT

General Public Sale:
Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:00am MDT
www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com
13
Saturday 
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation. 450+ breweries and brewpubs - 2300+ American beers.

Thursday-Saturday, 4 Sessions
Thursday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Friday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Saturday 12:30-4:00 - $55 (BA & AHA Members Only)
Saturday 5:30-10:00 - $65
Designated Drivers - $25

BA & AHA Member Pre-sale:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00am MDT

General Public Sale:
Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:00am MDT
www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com
18
Thursday 
Bristol Brewing's Winter Warlock Release Party
With the cold weather brewing it's time to release our Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout. Chock full of highly roasted barley malt and 100 lbs. of flaked oatmeal, the Warlock is a dark and satisfying winter elixir. Smooth, rich and exceptionally comforting. An annually-awaited winter seasonal, and one of our award winners. Winner of the Silver Medal in the Foreign-style Stout category at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival®. Blue Sage Catering will be sauteing up some delicious food pairings! 5pm-9pm
www.bristolbrewing.com
20
Saturday 
Pikes Peak Brewing Beer Dinner at Rudy's Roadhouse
Call Rudy's to make your reservations at (719) 495-8238. Rudy's Roadhouse is located at 6750 Shoup Road in Black Forest.

Cost:$40

Buttermilk chicken strips with apricot and habanero sauce

Dried cranberry and walnut salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Almond crusted tuna with asparagus and white wine cream sauce

Pork tenderloin with blueberry reduction sauce over mixed greens

Meringue and berry confection
pikespeakbrewing.com
22
Monday 
Rare Barrel-Aged Beer Tasting at Pikes Peak Brewing Co.
This is the Grand Opening of the Barrel Room at Pikes Peak Brewing.
To debut our new digs, we will offer a special tasting of rare and unique barrel aged beers from around the world. No reservations needed. Beers offered will include:

Scaldis Prestige De Nuits-Brasserie Dubuisson
Lucienaga-Jolly Pumpkin
Bam Noire-Jolly Pumpkin
Signal de Botrange-Elevation Beer Co.
Double DBA-Firestone Walker
Oak Aged Yeti-Great Divide
Monks Cafe-Brewery Van Steenberge
Petrus Oud Bruin-Brewery Van Steenberge
Petrus Aged Pale Ale-Brewery Van Steenberge
Batch #1-Crooked Stave
Curetta Reserva-Crooked Stave
Duchesse De Bourgogen-Brouwerij Verhaeghe
La Trappe-Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven
LambickX-De Troch
Le Capitaine-Trinity Brewery
Oude Tart-The Bruery
Paradox Beer Co.
River North Brewery
Sour-AC Golden
pikespeakbrewing.com
23
Tuesday 
Ladies Only Beer & Dessert Pairing at Pikes Peak Brewing
7pm-9pm at Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument. Bring your girlfriends and sample four sumptuous desserts paired with a variety of PPBC beers including the special Cranberry Apple Saison "Beer 4 Boobies" brewed by the ladies of PPBC!

That evening, you will also be treated to a private tour of our newly expanded brewing facility and learn about our beer-making process. Proceeds from this event go to Breast Cancer research.

Seating is limited to 60, so call PPBC to reserve your seats today!

Cost: $15 per person
pikespeakbrewing.com
24
Wednesday 
Pikes peak Brewing Beer Dinner At Oakley's
Call Oakley's to make your reservation at (719) 481-6000.
pikespeakbrewing.com
25
Thursday 
Paradox Beer Grand Release Party
Join the Paradox team at Pike's Peak Brewing Company in Monument Co. from 5:30pm-7:30pm for the Grand Release Party in Pike's Peaks new tasting room called "The Barrel Room".
Paradox will be releasing their new project called the Heralded Nocturnes!
They have three barrel aged beers under this Fall Harvest project,

Oak-Toberfest Marzen A lager aged on Bordeaux Wine Barrels,

Hop Harvest Belgian Pale Ale wet hopped with local hops from the K.A. G Ranch grown at 10,000 ft.! Barrel aged on Cab Barrels,

Harvest Apple Saison - A delicate Saison brewed with apples and aged on Chardonnay Barrels
www.paradoxbeercompany.com

Venetucci Pumpkin Ale Release Party at Bristol Brewing
The mood is fallish and festive. We ceremoniously tap an actual pumpkin full of ale. The line is long but friendly. Join us for the mayhem!

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Brewery tasting room, 1647 S. Tejon

Things You'll Want To Know:
-There is a 2-bottle limit per person.
-A limited number of bottles will be available for purchase at $5.99 plus tax per bottle (bottles may not be consumed in the tasting room).
-Pints will be available for $6.00 each.
-Growler fills will not be available this year so that the line will move faster and so there will be more beer to go around.
-If the brewery sells out before you get some, don't forget to try the liquor store. They'll have some, too!
www.bristolbrewing.com
26
Friday 
Brewers of the Front Range at Pikes Peak Brewing
Come enjoy beers created by brewers in the Pikes Peak Area, including Paradox, Rock Bottom, Trinity, Bristol Brewing, Phantom Canyon
pikespeakbrewing.com

Two Rascals Grand Opening in Montrose
Two Rascals Brewing in Montrose celebrates their Grand Opening with lots of festivities Friday and Saturday:
Live Music Featuring Danny Morales!
Big Head BBQ Food Truck
Food Delivery available from Ah Chihuahua
$3 Pints, 5 Brews on Tap
Free Growler to the Best Halloween Costume!
Door Prizes
www.tworascalsbrewing.com
27
Saturday 
Grand Opening of Two Rascals Brewing in Montrose
Two Rascals Brewing in Montrose celebrates their Grand Opening with lots of festivities Friday and Saturday:
Live Music Featuring Doug Koltz!
Big Head BBQ Food Truck
Food Delivery available from Ah Chihuahua
$3 Pints, 5 Brews on Tap
Free Growler to the Best Halloween Costume!
Door Prizes
www.tworascalsbrewing.com

Oktoberfest At Pikes Peak Brewing
A traditional Oktoberfest dinner complete with a tapping of the Oktoberfest beer and traditional German oompa band.

Two seatings: 5:30pm-7pm AND 7:30pm-9pm

$22.50 per plate, includes
Schnitzel, Spaetzle and Rahmsauce
1 Nuernberger Brat and Sauerkraut
German potato salad
1 Broetchen (Partywheel)
1 Apfelstrudel with Vanillasauce
An Oktoberfest beer in a commemorative, traditional German 0.5l Mabkrug (or stein) that is yours to keep.
Polka music from Alpine Echo.
Reservations are required.
pikespeakbrewing.com

Halloween Party at Trinity Brewing
Continue the festivities after the Emma Crawford coffin races In Manitou Springs, with a Halloween Party at Trinity Brewing. They will tap their pumpkin beer at 11am, with a costume contest at 8pm.
www.trinitybrew.com
 
 
More Events (Multiple Dates, Week & Month Long)
Thursday Music Series at the Avery Tap Room
The Avery Tap Room now has local musicians showcasing their acoustic talents every Thursday evening. Stop by, have a brew and enjoy the tunes!

Sunday Open-Mic
Open Mic Sundays hosted by Hotfoot from 2:30 - 6:00 PM at the Avery Tap Room. Bands interested in playing should be at the Tap Room by 2pm to sign up with Shawn from Hotfoot. Email kellner(at)averybrewing.com with any questions.
"Tunes Every Tuesday"
Trinity has an extensive event list each month. Check out their site for details.
Every Tuesday Pint Night
Buy a logo pint glass for $4.69 and get one free fill and $2.69 refills day of purchase.

Each month on a Thursday, tap a new beer, complimentary glasses from 6:00-6:30
Check individual Rock Bottoms for dates and brews.
Every Friday "Frikin Friday"
Check the website.
Monthly pool tournaments
On the first Thursday of every month, put your skills to the test in a double-elimination pool tournament, starting at 8pm. There is a $10 entry fee.
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