The big meal is over and the leftovers have lost their luster. That’s why this week is all about one of Colorado’s favorite liquid indulgences: craft beer. Enjoy samples of craft brews while you shop at the Colorado Micro Market or find more new beers to test out at Session Kitchen’s beer dinner. Or if bubbly is more your style, check out our deal of the week from Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine. But no matter which events you check out, this week is all about relaxing, recharging, and celebrating the season.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Colorado Micro Market

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When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4-9 p.m.

Where: The Wash Park Studio, 900 South Pearl St., Denver

Cost: Free to attend, and score a free gift if you RSVP in advance

The Low Down: Love unique gifts – especially the food and booze-related kind? Then this is a not-to-be missed event. Like the upcoming Denver Flea, this event offers another chance for you to shop local this year. Markets like these bring together vendors dishing out delicious gifts for all the foodies in your life from local companies like Corvus Coffee, Backyard Soda Co., Kassia’s Pasta Farm, RedCamper, and tons more. You can also check out a selection of food and beer-centric books written by Colorado authors. Plus enjoy craft beer samples while you shop and free gift wrapping.

 

Union Station Launches New Beer

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When: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Where: The Terminal Bar in Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO.

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Celebrate the historic end of prohibition with the release of a new brew at Union Station. Head to the Terminal Bar this Friday to be one of the first to try Union Kolsch. Brewed exclusively for Union Station by their neighbors across the tracks, Denver Beer Co.. This bright, well-balanced beer is an ideal way to relax the winter nights away.

 

Piece, Love & Chocolate’s New Classes

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When: The next class is Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Click here for the full list of upcoming class times.

Where: Locations vary. The December 10 edition will be held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO.

Cost: $55/person. Gift cards are available so you can spread the sugary love too.

The Low Down: Known as Boulder’s go-to for all things chocolate, Piece, Love & Chocolate has plenty to offer including unique gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth. If you love getting hands-on, its upcoming events are a perfect way to learn more about your favorite sugary indulgences. In December, head to Denver’s Museum of Nature and Science for Science, Craft Beer & Chocolate Desserts. In this class, you’ll learn all about what makes chocolate and beer such great culinary partners while enjoying craft beer and chocolate tastings. All Attendees will receive a take-home beer and chocolate pairing guide, and side of education on the science behind it all.

 

Opening

Stout Street Social

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Where:  1400 Stout St., Denver, CO

When: Opens Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Low Down: With decor that is fresh and modern with a dash of fun, this new restaurant will offer “social food” including small plates, snacks, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Billed as a gathering place, it promises to be an ideal spot to meet up with friends (or make some new ones). With classically inspired cocktails plus over 80 craft beers and wines to choose from, it should be easy to keep the conversations flowing.

 

Deal of the Week

 

Bubbles and Bivalves at Humboldt Farm, Fish & Wine

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Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where:  1700 Humboldt St., Denver, CO.

When: Available December 1-31, 2014

Cost: $39

The Low Down: The month of December is filled with reasons to celebrate. Whether it’s family visiting from out of town or just a special night out with friends or that certain someone, Humboldt wants to help you make your celebration memorable. All December long, score half a bottle of Prosecco and a dozen oysters for $39. With this deal, you can afford to indulge all month long.

 

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