The countdown is almost over for everyone waiting to start sampling the hundreds of brews on tap at this week’s Great American Beer Festival . But not everyone was lucky enough to score a ticket. If you love craft beer, there’s no reason to miss out on the GABF fun even if you don’t make it to the main event. Read on to find out what three beer-centric events you should attend this week, plus one for the wine-lovers out there too.

Upcoming Events

linger pationGABF Beer Dinner at Linger Featuring Great Divide and Dry Dock

Where: 2030 W 30th Ave

When: Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30pm

Cost: $60/person

Reservations: Call Linger at 303-993-3120.

The Low Down: 6 courses of creative eats plus 6 different brews to sip? If this sounds like an ideal way to spend an evening, then make your reservations today for tomorrow’s beer dinner at Linger. Enjoy pairings like Great Divide’s American Sour with a spent grain pork bao bun and Dry Dock’s Barleywine Ale with BBQ Barleywine pork ribs, jalapeño cheddar corn bread & slaw.


Old Major’s Magnolia Brewing Beer Brunch

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Photo by Adam Ripplinger

Where: 3316 Tejon Street

When: Thursday, October 2nd, 10am-2pm

Cost: $55/person (includes beer pairings)

Reservations: Click HERE

The Low Down: Beer, brunch, and the music of the Grateful Dead. If you believe the weekend should always start on Thursdays, this is the event for you. Old Major’s already stellar brunch gets a GABF make-over with this three course beer-pairing brunch. Enjoy brews from Magnolia Brewing alongside dishes like fried chicken & waffles with gruyere cheese and herbs and sriracha honey. An ideal way to kick off the weekend whether you scored GABF tickets or not.


Nikki Glaser

Comedian Nikki Glaser

Offensively Delicious

Where: The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W 44th Ave

When: Wednesday, October 1st at 6pm

Cost: $40/person

The Low Down: Looking for some brews and laughs this week? This event from Imbibe offers you the chance to enjoy unlimited samplings from 10 breweries including Renegade, Epic, Breckenridge, Brooklyn, and more as well as a comedy show featuring Denver comics Andy Juett and Adam Cayton-Holland, and headliner Nikki Glaser. All proceeds from this event will go to Denver’s MaxFund, a no-kill Animal Shelter.




Humboldt Wine Pairing Dinner with Oregon’s Stoller Family EstateHumboldt Interior. Photo by Kiddest Metaferia.

Where: 1700 Humboldt Street

When: Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm

Cost: $75/person

The Low Down: 17th Ave hotspot Humboldt is giving you the chance to enjoy a special four-course dinner complete with wine pairings from Stoller Fmaily Estate. Chef DJ Nagle’s menu includes indulgences like artichoke angolotti with scallops and confit turkey leg. So take a night off from doing the dishes and let Humboldt treat you instead.




pics-21-750x400The Yacht Club is Now Open at The Source

Where: RiNo, 3350 Brighton Boulevard

When: Officially opened September 24th. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 4:30-10pm; Saturday, 1-10pm, Sunday, 4:30-10pm

The Low Down: Foodie favorite The Source not has a new community bar serving up drinks. The Yacht Club officially opened last week with high quality drinks in a pretention-free atmosphere. Choose from an ever-rotating selection of beer on tap, wine, and creative cocktails at this full service bar in the middle of The Source’s space.

Atomic Cowboy + Denver Biscuit Company Opens on Tennyson

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Photo courtesy of Denver Biscuit Co. Image by Antoinette

Photo courtesy of Denver Biscuit Co. Image by Antoinette

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Where: 4275 Tennyson Street

The Low Down: The hybrid restaurant featuring killer biscuits in the A.M. and all the late night pizza you can handle in the P.M. is set to open their third location in the Berkeley neighborhood. The Tennyson street location will be 3,000 square feet but will retain much of its other locations features.

“We’ve really evolved over the last 10 years and hope to become the friendly neighborhood spot with awesome service and quality food and drinks within the Berkley community.” – Drew Shader, Owner.


Denver is No. 5 Best City for Coffee Snobs

Denver Coffee Crawl, Denver's Best coffee Shop

The Low Down: Using data from Foursquare, Redfin announced yesterday for National Coffee Day, the top ten cities with the most independently owned coffee shops per capita. Denver came in at number 5 with Crema Coffee House being the top rated shop. Boulder came in slightly ahead at number three with Boxcar Roasters being the fan favorite. Who was number one? Seattle, WA of course with Portland, OR coming in at a close second.  Want to see who else made the cut? Read the full list here, then go out and get yourself a latte.