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Friday 
Tommyknocker Dinner At the Brewery
Enjoy a 6 course dinner with beer pairings at Tommyknocker Brewery. The dinner bdgins at 7pm. The dinner includes a Tommyknocker brewery tour and Tommyknocker pint glass. Price is $29.99, plus gratuity and tip. Please call 303-567-2688 for more information, and to make a reservation.
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12
Saturday 
Colorado Beer Week Opening Ceremony At Highland Tap & Burger
Join us under the afternoon Colorado sun at the opening ceremony hosted at the Highland Tap and Burger. Opening festivities will feature more than 15 breweries and 2 Colorado distilleries.
VIP guests will enjoy early entry, 6 oz full pours and your choice of a Beer Can Chicken prepared with Gubna from Oskar Blues or a delicious sausage plate with sides. General Admission guests will enjoy 3 oz pours of more than 35 beers and the opportunity to purchase the Oskar Blues Beer Can Chicken and sausage plate.
Finally, Colorado Beer Week would like to welcome the Colorado Craft Beer Radio Show AM 760 who will be broadcasting live from 12:00-1:00 at the Opening Ceremony. So, come join us on May 12 for some good tunes, food and of course beer. Tickets are available now!
VIP tickets are $45
General Admission tickets $35
VIP Time: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
General Admission Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: Highland Tap and Burger
Address: 2219 West 32nd Ave Denver CO 80211
Participating Breweries: Great Divide, Odell, Denver Beer Company, Caution Brewing, AC Golden, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Ska Brewing, Firestone Walker, Alaskan Brewing, Arvada Beer, New Planet, New Belgium, Crazy Mountain, Breckenridge and Upslope Brewing.
Live Music By: Garrett Sayers Trio & Ryan Garrett
www.cobeerweek.com
16
Wednesday 
Bristol Brewing Beer/Food Pairing At The Conscious Table
A Bristolicious Night at the Conscious Table in Colorado Springs. A beer pairing dinner with Bristol Brewing begins at 6:30pm. An amazing menu will have 6 course paired with 6 Bristol beers. Seating is very limited, call 719-636-3276 for reservations. Tickets are $65, not including tax and gratuity.
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Chocolate Lab For Lovers...Of Craft Beer
Left Hand Brewing and Boulder's Piece Love & Chocolate are hosting a class on beer and chocolate pairings at Piece Love & Chocolate.

Beer and chocolate... two of the most beloved culinary indulgences for centuries. With a focus on the beloved and small batch production of each, this is a fun and metaphysical exploration of the physiology of tasting beer and chocolate together. We will be featuring, among other pairings, Fade To Black w/Flourless Raspberry Chocolate Cake, Juju Ginger w/Milk Chocolate Truffle, Milk Stout w/Milk Stout Layer Cake and Hog Heaven w/Hazelnut Tart.

This interactive class is sure to impart a deeper knowledge and appreciation of how fine chocolate and craft beer are created and how they truly belong together... all you need is love!
Sign up online or give us a call (303) 449-4804 to register.

Class goes from 7-9pm. Cost is $45

Piece, Love, & Chocolate
805 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado
www.pieceloveandchocolate.com
19
Saturday 
Elevation Beer Grand Opening In Poncha Springs
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Elevation Beer Co. in Poncha Springs! The celebration starts at noon, and goes to 9pm. Festivities include one-time beer specials, live music, rootbeer floats, not to mention a free pint glass with purchase of a sampler, and free t-shirts to cyclists!
www.elevationbeerco.com

Grand Valley Beer Festival In Grand Junction
The Grand Valley Beer Festival began in 2011. This is a craft beer tasting and "People's Choice" fundraising event for the Maverick Club, the booster organization for Colorado Mesa University Athletics in Grand Junction, CO. Enjoy music, food, and Colorado's favorite beverage!

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Colorado Mesa University
University Center Ballroom
1455 N. 12th St.
Grand Junction, CO

Participating Breweries:
AC Golden Brewing Co.
Anheuser Busch
Avery Brewing Co.
Boston Beer Co.
Breckenridge Brewery
Bristol Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.
Del Norte Brewing Co.
Deschutes Brewery
Durango Brewing Co.
Kannah Creek Brewing Co.
Lefthand Brewing Co.
Merchant Du Vin
New Belgium Brewing
Oskar Blues Brewery
Ouray Brewery
Palisade Brewing Company
Rifle Brewing Co.
Rockslide Brew Pub
Tommyknocker Brewery
www.grandvalleybeerfestival.com

Taste of Tipsy's
Tipsy's Liquor Word hosts a Beer & Food Extravaganza, Saturday May 19th from 11am-6pm. This benefits the Dakota Ridge Athletic Foundation. Over 70 local & national craft breweries pouring their beer. Festivities include a paintball tournament. live music from 5 bands, a children's carnival area, and an R/C racetrack. Tickets are $25 online with credit card, http://www.dakotaridgeathleticfoundation.org, $30 cash.
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Battle of the Brewers: Round Two
It's time for the second round of Battle of the Brewers brought to you by Focus on the Beer.

Last time we brought you eight local brewers, we put the brewers into brackets, we chose sixteen random ingredients, and you were the judge for the beers. It was a blast. You selected your four favorite beers in a blind tasting and now the winners of round one are paired up against each other. They've been working endlessly to perfect this round's offering.

On May 19th, join us for Round Two, where once again you'll be the judge. Be there at 4pm SHARP to participate. When the round is over we will announce the winners for the finals and randomly select the two ingredients. For $10 you will get a sample tray with four beers AND you will get a 10oz pour of a beer from a specialty keg.

The Players:
Lone Tree vs. Phantom Canyon (Pineapple and Honey)
Rockyard vs. Shamrock (Almonds and Ginger)

Event is at Brewer's Republic
112 N Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs.
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8th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha in Canon City
The Fremont Center for the Arts hosts the eight annual Brew-Ha-Ha from 3-10pm in Veterans Park in Canon City.

17 Breweries will be in attendance.

Beer sampling is from 3-6pm with comedian John Christ performing as well as the band Maverick Lane. Bump City will play from 6-9:30pm

The first 1,000 people will receive a commemorative tasting glass.

Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $25 at the gate. That gets you 10 tastes.

Call for more information 719-275-2790

Veterans Park is located at 3rd St. & Highway 50.
www.fremontarts.org
20
Sunday 
Brewer's Republic Beer Dinner With Upslope Beers
Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs will host a beer pairing dinner with Upslope Brewing Co. Dinner begins at 5pm. The food is provided by Blue Sage Catering.
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26
Saturday 
Small Batch Festival At Odell Brewing
The Small Batch Festival at Odell Brewing. From 3pm-7pm, enjoy small batch brews, live music, and fun!
www.odellbrewing.com

Blues, Brews, & Barbecue At Beaver Creek Resort
Amidst a great barbecue and Blues music festival at the Park Hyatt Beavercreek Resort & Spa is the 19th Annual Colorado microbrew beer festival from 1pm-5pm, featuring only Colorado craft beer.
beavercreek.hyatt.com

Ouray Brewing's New Taproom Opens
Ouray Brewing Co.s new Tap Room and Riverside Beer Garden opens today!
Grand Opening is Friday 5/25 at 4 pm!
Gourmet wraps - chips - and of course, Ouray beer.
4p to 8ish Fri-Sat-Sun until June13 when we expand to Wed-Sun.
Look for the party by the river. 1900 Main St. in Ouray.
www.ouraybrewery.com

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Celebrates Maifest
Grimm Brothers in Loveland puts on a party celebrating Maifest! Activities start at 12pm, and include food from Bedrock BBQ, The Daily Dawg, and Cramer's Handmade Bread Company.
Music from Steve Mancell.
Games & Activities for Kids! Bean Bag Toss, Make Your Own May Basket, and more.
Traditional May pole dance.
And the release of Grimm's Maibock, Little Farmer!
www.grimmbrosbrewhouse.com
27
Sunday 
11th Annual Festival Of The Brewpubs At A-Basin
Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling mugs of beer from a variety of Colorado brewpubs for one low price per 14 oz mug (must be 21). Breweries include Pug Ryan's, Breckenridge, Dillon Dam, Backcountry and more. Expect great live music, springtime skiing and much more!

Cost: $25 per 14 oz mug. No other costs are associated with beer samples.

Time: Sampling from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please bring ID. No mugs will be sold without it!

Food: Sliders for sale in the base area - $2ea or 3 for $5. You can also purchase food from our Legend's Cafe or Outside BBQ Grill.
n honor of the 11th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, The Front Range Ski Bus is offering special 2 for 1 rate. Use the promo code "BeerFriend" and you and a friend can ride from Denver to Arapahoe Basin for the price of one
www.arapahoebasin.com
31
Thursday 
Phantom Canyon 2012 Spring Brewer's Dinner
May 31, 2012, 6pm
$50 per person, all-inclusive
Reservations required by May 25
Call (719) 635-2800 to reserve your seats!

Reception:
Winston Smith's Barley Wine Sangria

One:
Seafood paella made with shrimp, scallops, lobster, spicy chorizo, risotto, saison saffron broth.
Paired with Ex Lion Tamer Saison.

Two:
Locally made German sausage, bitter greens, aged white cheddar, Pilsner horseradish vinaigrette.
Paired with Noble Experiment Pre-Prohibition Pilsner.

Three:
Elk burger, sauteed wild mushrooms, melted "Oregon-zola" cheese, caramelized shallots, buttered brioche bun.
Paired with Two Moons American Pale Ale.

Four:
Spanish-style short ribs, creamy polenta, fried plantain.
Paired with Hammer of the Witches Roasted Rye Lager.

Dessert:
Sheila Float, made with oatmeal cookie beer, toasted oat and caramel ice cream, chocolate tuile.
www.phantomcanyon.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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