This week, we encourage you to get out a little and experience all that Colorado has to offer. Whether you head south to Salida’s Colorado Brewers’ Rendezvous, or make it up to Boulder for this year’s Jul-IPA, the opportunities to celebrate our growing food and booze scene are limitless. Also, be sure to mark your calendars and snag your tickets to this year’s Caffeine Crawl.
Food + Philanthropy
#LoveWins at Punchbowl Social
Where: 65 S. Broadway, Denver
The Low Down: Punch Bowl Social is partnering with Breckenridge Distillery to celebrate the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision with the #LoveWins cocktail: a refreshing blend of lavender syrup, lime juice, peach bitters, ginger beer and Breckenridge Bourbon. During the month of July, Punch Bowl will donate $2 from every #LoveWins purchase to The Human Rights Campaign, an organization that works to achieve equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Jul-IPA at The West End
Where: Millennium Harvest House Hotel, 1345 28th St., Boulder
When: Saturday, July 11, 12 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $30 ($10 for designated drivers)
Tickets: Purchase tickets here.
The Low Down: Brewers, beer drinkers, and Boulderites are coming together for an evening of craft beer and delicious eats for a good cause. Join West End Tavern for the seventh annual Jul-IPA where you’ll be able sample beer from over 30 local breweries, snack on West End’s signature fare, rock out to live music, and raise money for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence; a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through support, advocacy, education and community organization.
BBQ and Bubbles at Harman’s
Where: Harman’s, 2900 E 2nd Ave., Denver
Neighborhood: Cherry Creek
The Low Down: This July, Harman’s is celebrating two of our favorite things: barbecue and bubbly. Head on down to Cherry Creek and sample some of Chef John Little’s scrumptious pairings including: spiced lamb ribs with Palisade cherry gastrique paired with a Bera Brachetto from Piemonte, Italy; Smoked carrots, crispy pig ear, and barbecue beans paired with a Soligo Prosecco from Veneto Italy; or pork belly pastrami with peach barbecue, house white bread, and mustard seed slaw paired with a Jean Phillipe Blanquette de Limoux from France.
MiJo Preview at Bones
Words by Brittany Werges
Where: Bones, 701 Grant St., Denver
Neighborhood: Governor’s Park
When: July 7 , 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
The Low Down: Before their big debut at the opening of Avanti Food & Beverage on July 13, the chefs at Bones, John DePierro and Michael Nevarez, will give diners a sneak peek of their MiJo menu. For tonight only, stop by Bones for a taste of their globally inspired noodle bowls. The menu will be served through out dinner service from 5 to 10 p.m. Call (303) 860-2929 to make a reservation.
Colorado Brewers’ Rendezvous
Where: Riverside Park, 210 E. Sackett St., Salida
When: Saturday, July 11, 1 p.m.
Cost: $40 (GA); $100 (VIP)
Tickets: Purchase tickets here.
The Low Down: Head south for a day filled with craft beer, local grub, and live music at the 19th annual Colorado Brewers’ Rendezvous. This year’s event will feature 75 Colorado breweries and some signature brew made especially for the occasion. Added bonus: general admission tickets include a commemorative engraved beer glass.
Mark Your Calendars
Heart of Summer Farm Dinner
Where: Happy Heart Farm, 2820 West Elizabeth, Fort Collins
When: Saturday, July 19, 5 – 9 p.m.
Tickets: Buy tickets here.
The Low Down: Happy Heart Farm is at the center of Fort Collins’ local food scene and a key part of city’s community garden movement. The farm’s owners, Bailey and Dennis Stenson, are eager to share the love with their community at this year’s Heart of Summer Farm Dinner. Guests will dine on a five-course meal prepared by Chef Amelia Mouton of Restaurant 415. The menu includes expert pairings from New Belgium Beers and wines from Frey Vineyards and homemade treats from Bailey. Proceeds from the tickets will feed families through Friends of Happy Heart Farm.
Caffeine Crawl Denver
Where: Various routes through Denver
When: August 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: Pick your route and buy tickets here.
The Low Down: We are so excited to sponsor this year’s Caffeine Crawl: a nationwide event that brings the experience back to coffee, tea, and chocolate. Choose between six unique routes of Denver’s caffeine scene, and explore what it means to slow down and experience the craft. Snag a ticket and take this opportunity to try something new and sharpen your knowledge as you take it all in. Whether you hit up Huckleberry Roasters for its signature roast or savor Copper Door’s small-batch goodness, we’re sure any one of the routes will deepen your relationship with an art that is taken the city by storm. Learn more about the Caffeine Crawl here.