August is in full swing, so be sure to curb your fall fear with these upcoming summer events. Monday begins with the opening of another Torchy’s Tacos. Enjoy the beauty of flowers and butterflies with a beer in hand this Thursday at Hoppy Hour at the Butterfly Pavilion. This weekend, try a new kombucha release at the Rowdy Mermaid or experience all the food and wine Cherry Creek North has to offer at their annual event.

Monday, August 8: Torchy’s Tacos Opening Party

Torchy's Tacos. Photo by Danielle Webster.

Torchy’s Tacos. Photo by Danielle Webster.

What: Torchy’s Tacos Greenwood Village Opening Party

Where: 8505 E. Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village

When: 5-8 p.m.

Low Down: Torchy’s is opening their third Colorado location in Greenwood Village. The opening party is filled with free tacos, free drinks, chips and dips and giveaways. It is open to everyone and the full menu is available. Celebrate this Texas transplant’s third location.

Tuesday, August 9: $3 Pint Night

Declaration Brewing, photos by Lindsey Bartlett (02)

Declaration Brewing. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

What: $3 Pint Night at Declaration Brewing

Where: 2030 S. Cherokee St.

When: 2-10 p.m.

Low Down: Declaration Brewing is hosting its $3 pint night on Tuesday. Come join them for a good times and cheap craft beer. On tap this week is their new P.D.Ogg Porter, Veiled Vixen strawberry wheat, and many more.

Wednesday, August 10: Chili Cask at Copper Kettle

Photo Courtesy of Copper Kettle Brewing Facebook.

Photo Courtesy of Copper Kettle Brewing Company Facebook.

What: Spiced Sobremesa with Hatch Chiles – August Chili Cask Month

Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S. Valentia St., Ste 100

When: 2-9 p.m.

Low Down: This August, the Copper Kettle Brewing Company is bringing you beers made with different types of chile. This week’s edition is Hatch chiles added to their spiced Sobremesa, a tequila barrel-aged  favorite. The beer comes in with 7.6% ABV and 24 IBUs. For eats, Pavy’s Food Truck will be serving up dinner.

Thursday, August 11: Hoppy Hour

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Photo Courtesy of Butterfly Pavilion Facebook.

What: Hoppy Hour at the Butterfly Pavilion

Where: 6252 W. 104th Ave, Westminster

When: 4-8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Low Down: Enjoy the outdoor and indoor exhibits of the Butterfly Pavilion with a drink in hand. Drink specials, including $2 beers, $3 wines and $3 specialty Honey Bee Collins are available from 4 to 7 p.m. Experience beautiful butterflies while enjoying a drink this Thursday night.

Saturday, August 13: Rowdy Mermaid Tapping

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha

Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha Wild Sour Dry Hopped Tapping. Photo Courtesy of Rowdy Mermaid Facebook.

What: Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha Wild Sour Dry Hopped Tapping

Where: 2516 49th St., Unit 2, Boulder, CO

When: 5-9 p.m.

Cost: free entry, $5 for 12oz pour, food priced under $10

Low Down: Rowdy Mermaid is tapping their wild sour dry-hopped kombucha beer. They are the first kombucha-maker in Boulder to create an alcoholic variation of the tea-based fermented beverage that boosts probiotics. Try their new brew this Saturday at the Boulder taproom.

Saturday, August 13: Cherry Creek Food & Wine

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek North.

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek North.

What: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine

Where: Fillmore Plaza

When: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: GA $60, VIP Early Entry $80 

Low Down: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine event is an exhibition of the food and wine located in Cherry Creek North. The culinary festival features 24 restaurants including Departure, Blue Island Oyster Bar, SOL Cocina and more. These restaurants will be providing samplings of their signature fare, competing for awards including Best of Show, Best Dessert and People’s Choice. See a full list of participating restaurants here

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