Beer reigns supreme this week in the Mile High City, as Denver breweries host everything from a charity happy hour to a beer and chocolate pairing. Below, five boozy events to attend this week. Who said too many choices was a bad thing?
When: Tuesday, June 7. 6-8p.m.
Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver
The Low Down: Head over to Denver Beer Co this week and have a beer for a good cause. Denver’s Dumb Friends League presents its Yappy Hour spring/summer series to help homeless pets. Food trucks, prize drawings and Denver Beer Co’s dog friendly patio make this the perfect spot to grab a Tuesday night brew. $1 of each beer sold will help homeless pets.
Hot Rocks Griller Challenge
When: Wednesday, June 8. 6-9p.m.
Where: Elway’s Cherry Creek, 2500 E 1st Ave, Denver
Cost: $100. Get tickets here.
The Low Down: What better way to kick off summer than with a fiery hot grilling competition. Fourteen of Denver’s best chefs will compete in a sizzling sliders ‘n’ sides cook-off this Wednesday. Chefs from restaurants including TAG, Russell’s Smokehouse, Stoic & Genuine, Beast & Bottle and Table 6 bring their best to the table, where guests choose the winning dish. Live music, cool drinks and patio games will bring the fun. Proceeds benefit Men’s Health at Denver Health.
Black Shirt Beer + Chocolate Pairing
When: Thursday, June 9. 6-9p.m.
Where: Black Shirt Brewing Co, 3719 Walnut St, Denver
The Low Down: On the second Thursday of each month, Black Shirt Brewing joins forces with Dead Dog Chocolate to showcase a unique red ale and chocolate pairing. June’s menu includes a mole tamale with Pistachio and Lavender Red Rye, and a cranberry-ginger bar with BSB’s At Dawn Nitro. If you’ve never participated in a beer and chocolate pairing, this is your chance. At just $20, you’ll get 4 beers and 4 chocolates.
Great Divide 22nd Anniversary Party
When: Saturday, June 11. 2-6p.m.
Where: Great Divide Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St, Denver
Cost: $40 General Admission, $70 Brewed Food Experience
The Low Down: Celebrate 22 years of Great Divide with unlimited beer sampling, food trucks and live music. They’re outdoing last year’s party by adding an experiential Yeti space and an exclusive Brewed Food tasting from chef-cicerone Jensen Cummings. Sip on Great Divide’s release of it’s 22nd Anniversary Dark American Sour along with an impressive lineup of year-round, seasonal, special release and limited beers. Performances from Chimney Choir, Strand Americans and Zach Heckendorf will happen throughout the afternoon.
Wings & Whiskey 2016
When: Sunday, June 12. 4p.m.
Where: Ace Eat Serve, 501 E 17th Ave, Denver
Cost: $45, get tickets here
The Low Down: End your weekend with wings from eight of Denver’s top restaurants. Chefs from restaurants including Central Bistro and Bar, Masterpiece Kitchen, Lou’s Food Bar and Denver Deep Dish will all compete to be crowned the next Wing King. Guests can enjoy specialty whiskey cocktails and a whiskey tasting booth sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Jameson, Wild Turkey and Odell Brewing Company. Challenge your friends to a game of ping pong while listening to the live sounds of Buffalo Wingman. Proceeds benefit the Denver Housing Authority’s Youth Culinary Academy.