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November
The event calendar is always in a state-of-flux. Check back often for recent additions!
02
Friday 
Rocky Mountain Brewfest at Colorado Ski Expo
This is the second year for this addition to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo - come sample brews from some of the best craft breweries in Colorado. The Expo is held at the Colorado Convention Center.
Four tasting sessions will be taking place over the weekend. An additional ticket must be purchased to attend one of the following sessions:
Session #1: Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-9 PM
Session #2: Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1-4PM
Session #3: Saturday, Nov 3 from 5-8PM
Session #4: Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2-5PM
A limited number of separate Brew Fest tickets are available for each session, and can be purchased in advance for $12 until 10/31, or at the door, if still available, for $15. A ticket to the Expo is also required. Combo tickets can be purchased on line for $22, or at the door for $27.
www.bewisports.com
03
Saturday 
All Colorado Beer Festival
The All Colorado Beer Festival is an annual event in Colorado Springs that features only Colorado Breweries. Each session features the best beer in the country, food, brewer merchandise, entertainment, and a designated driver program. There are 2 Sessions:
Session 1: 1pm-4:30pm
Session 2: 6:30pm-10pm
Tickets are:
$40 for VIP Passes, which include early admission, specialty beers from brewers not available to general admission ticket holders, and complimentary food courtesy of Buffalo Gals.
$30 ($25 with military ID) for General Admission
$10 for Designated Driver Tickets (no beer, free soft drinks)

Freedom Financial Expo Center is the location at 3650 N. Nevada Ave.

The All Colorado Beer Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established to operate beer festivals for the express purpose of raising funds for Colorado Springs area nonprofit organizations. In five years the ACBF has donated over $85,000.
www.allcoloradobeerfestival.com
08
Thursday 
Freshcraft Autumn Food & Beer Pairing
Join us on Thursday November 8th from 5:30pm-8pm for our annual seasonal Food & Beer Pairing Dinner celebrating Autumn. Both the food and ales being served have Belgian inspiration-with American twists. Here's what willl be served:

Welcome Beer:
The Bruery Autumn Maple

Course One: Charcuterie board
Rabbit pate, artisanal cheeses, Belgian trippe sausage & marcona almond cherry chutney
Paired with: Brewery Ommegang Scythe and Sickle

Course Two: Moules Frites
Honey mussels steeped in a seasonally herbed saffron broth with truffle fries and parmesan crisp.
Paired with: Trio of Saison Du Buff (2012 versions from Stone Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Brewery & Victory Brewing Co.)

Course Three: Pheasant Waterzooi
Flemish stew of lemon herb marinated pheasant in a Grand Marnier spiked broth. Served with roasted vegetable, purple potato and goat cheddar toast.
Paired with: Great Divide Orabelle Tripel

Intermezzo: Hop Tea and Stroopwafel

Course Four: Speculoos Trifle
A Belgian spiced cookie doused with Leopold's Blackberry Whiskey then layered with huckleberry jam, candied walnuts, and chipped Belgian chocolate cream.
Paired with: Crabtree Manage a Trois

Educated staff & brewery representatives will be on hand to speak about the beer and why each course was developed to complement it. This should be another great dinner!
www.freshcraft.com
10
Saturday 
Paradox Firkin Party At Swirl Wine Bar
Meet the brewers from Paradox Beer! From 6pm-8pm, Swirl Wine Bar in Manitou Springs will host a firkin party featuring Paradox Beer. They will offer complimentary samples and discuss their brewing and barrel aging program. They will bring a firkin of their wet-hopped Belgo Pale Ale.
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Dry Dock Brewing 7th Anniversary Party!
Festivities start at 11am. Live music with Scott Von begins at 4pm.
Here are a few of the special beers that will be available on tap that day:

Sour Apricot
Dark Strong
Shotgun Stout (1 year old, not barrel aged)
Ambassador Sour
Saison de Funk (Sour Saison)
Fetchez la Vache, Bičre de Garde
Barrel-aged Braggot
Belgian Dark Strong
Wee Heavy (circa 2010)

Dry Dock Brewing Company
15120 E. Hampden Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80014
www.drydockbrewing.com
15
Thursday 
Chef N Brew
Twelve of Denver's most talented brewers and chefs will be challenged to come up with the ultimate beer and food pairing. Ultimate winner will be decided by you! Come sample and cast your vote.

Brewers:
Caution!
River North
Funkwerks
Crooked Stave
Our Mutual Friend
Wit's End
Strange Brewing
West Flanders Brewing
Wynkoop Brewing
Elevation Brewing Company
Hogshead Brewing
Breckenridge Brewing
Prost Brewing
Check back soon for more!

Chefs
Elise Wiggins-Panzano
Troy Guard-TAG Burger
Brendon Doyle-City O' City
Jay Leandro-Pub17
Chris Cina-Ghost Plate and Tap
Jensen Cummings-Row 14
Victoria Bittori-Crock Spot
Sean McGaughey-Aria/Opus
Sheila Lucero-Jax Denver
Galen Kennemer-Old Major
Taylor Drew-Russell's Smokehouse
Cory Treadway-Wynkoop
Tommy Lee-Uncle

Tickets are $39 in advance, $49 at the door. Event will go from 6pm-9:30pm at the Oriental Theatre, 4335 West 44th Ave. in Denver.
www.chefnbrewfestival.com
16
Friday 
Elevation Beer Ski Launch Party
Come to Elevation Beer Company's ski season kick off party starting at 5pm sponsored by Monarch Mountain, Fortitude Skis, and Native Eyewear.

This event will feature live music from Bruce Hayes, and Denver's Trout Steak Revival, giveaways including Native Eyewear, a Monarch Mountain Season Pass, and the Grand Prize....A custom pair of Elevation Propeller All Mountain skis from Fortitude (www.fortitudeskis.com).

$10 dollars at the door, includes 2 beer tickets and a raffle ticket for the giveaway items. Food available from Salida's new Cosmo's Food Cart.

Kick off the ski season in style, Music starts at 5:00pm.
www.elevationbeerco.com
17
Saturday 
Oskar Blues 10 Year Caniversary
6pm-close
Original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
303 Main Street, Lyons, ColoRADo

We're celebrating 10 years of CANning Dale's Pale Ale! It's time to party.

The celebration features two killer opening bands (free shows!), Erik the Viking & Interstate Stash Express, followed by a rockin' concert by The White Buffalo (tickets needed).

Beer and food specials all night, silent disco, and giveaways, including a cabin suite for two to Mountain Song at Sea, the first ever bluegrass cruise.

Get your tickets for The White Buffalo early, as space is very limited! $15 in advance, $20 day of. Info below.

If you wanna skip the main show, and just wanna come out and enjoy the other festivities, you can come in fo' free!
www.oskarblues.com
23
Friday 
Big Choice Brewing Fundraiser-A Precious Gift
Big Choice Brewing has teamed up with A Precious Child out of our hometown Broomfield, CO (http://www.apreciouschild.org/our-work/precious-gift) to support their Precious Gift program that helps children in need throughout Colorado during the holiday season.

Big Choice Brewing is sponsoring three young children in need of a good Christmas this year; two are 4 years old and one is 7 years old. On November 23rd, 10% of our gross profits for the day will go to purchase the gifts these three children desire for Christmas.

We will be open from 11am until 10pm and offering our tasty beer at Happy Hour prices so come on in and buy a beer or two. We will also have Orange Crunch serving up Empanadas from 11am until 8pm - yummy!

By the end of the night we hope to raise enough to get these children more than what they asked for!

Can't come by on the 23rd? We will have a drop box in our tasting room starting the week of November 12th through December 4th where you can drop an unwrapped gift for the other children supported by this program. Give the gift of happiness this holiday season and help out the thousands of children in need!
www.bigchoicebrewing.com

Bristol Brewing Release Party, Old No. 23 Barleywine
The aging process is almost complete for this year's batch of Old No. 23 Barley Wine! 2010 winner of the Silver in the Barley Wine-style Ale category at the Great American Beer Festival. An annual Bristol tradition, Old No. 23 revives an English farmhouse brewery practice of making a complex ale to set aside for special occasions. Our version, while painstaking and time-consuming to brew, rewards the connoisseur with an ale that has the depth and complexity of a good brandy or single malt scotch. Massive quantities of malt and hops, a long aging time and limited availability make this a special ale worthy of its reputation. Join us for the release party at 5pm on November 23rd. Blue Sage Catering will be there with some delicious food pairings! Stop by and celebrate with us!
www.bristolbrewing.com
28
Wednesday 
Brewers Republic Hosts Paradox Beer Event
Brewer's Republic will host Paradox Beer Co. for a Meet The Brewer and Tap Takeover event. Paradox will be offering samples of all their available beers, including a firkin and some new releases. 6pm-8pm
www.brewersrepublic.com

Bristol at the Broadmoor: Venetucci Pumpkin Ale
Bristol Brewing Co. provides a unique way to celebrate the last of the Pumpkin Ale. Limited space is available, so click the link below to find out more and make your reservation.
Come to the West Lobby Bar at The Broadmoor on Wednesday, November 28th from 6-8pm to enjoy the last allocation of Venetucci Pumpkin Ale from Bristol Brewery. Bring a friend, meet a friend, meet new friends ... For $35 (inclusive of service fees and applicable taxes) each guest will receive one 22 oz. bottle of Venetucci Pumpkin Ale and unlimited small plates. West Lobby Bar specializes in unique small plates, and Chef Justin Miller will feature plates made from local ingredients much sourced from Venetucci Farms. Come and enjoy the night!
Wednesday, November 28
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Broadmoor Hotel, West Lobby, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs
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29
Thursday 
Bristol Brewing Christmas Ale Release Party
Join us for this year's batch of Christmas Ale while donning your Gnarliest Holiday Garb! We brew up a tasty batch of our spiced Christmas ale annually to celebrate this most festive of seasons. We use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, molasses, and love, to put a cheery winter carnival in every pint. This Brewhouse Beer recipe was crafted by our own Bob Archibald. When he's not pouring beer at Bristol, Bob is an avid homebrewer. An addition to this year's party is our 1st Gnarly Holiday Garb Pageant. We will award prizes to the men and women with the ugliest, tackiest, gnarliest and just plain wrong holiday attire. Now is the time to hit up your Great Aunt Edna, the prolific knitter, for an atrocious ensemble. Prizes include beer for a year, t-shirts and other Bristolicious schwag. We look forward to sharing an evening of deliciously festive beer and gnarly attire with you!
www.bristolbrewing.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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