As the third week of 2016 begins, you may be asking yourself where the time went. We’re right there with you. Slow down and break up your weekly routine with one of these food and booze events. Commemorate the iconic David Bowie this Tuesday with speciality cocktails at The Squeaky Bean or imbibe while appreciating art and science at two Denver museums. Either way, there’s plenty happening in Denver this week and weekend.


Pie Crust Workshop with The Long I Pie

Long I pie

Long I pie

When: January 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Craftsman & Apprentice; 1345 E. 22nd Ave., Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Haven’t perfected your pie crust skills yet? This Tuesday you can with The Long I Pie. Say goodbye forever to pre-frozen crusts and master a new craft. Guests will learn to make an all butter pie crust and leave with an illustrated recipe, along with two pie crusts to take home. Making crust is now “easy as pie”


Bowie “Shrine” at The Squeaky Bean

Photo by Daniel Luke Holton

Photo by Daniel Luke Holton

When: January 19, 4 p.m – close

Where: 1500 Wynkoop St., Denver

The Low Down: Since 2009, The Squeaky Bean has done what they call “Shrine cocktails” to mark the passing of iconic cultural figures. A unique drink in honor of the departed is created and then placed in a shrine along with their photo. Last week, just after releasing a new album, David Bowie died at the age of 69. For the first time, The Squeaky Bean has created not just one, but an entire menu of cocktails in Bowie’s honor. Join in the commemoration of an unforgettable icon this Tuesday at the cocktail launch event. Guests are invited to dress in David Bowie fashion and embrace their “inner Bowie”. Bowie cocktails will additionally be offered throughout the month of January at The Squeaky Bean.

Read more about Bowie Shrine cocktails and get a cocktail recipe to try at home here


Brewed Food with Chef Jensen Cummings

When: January 20, 7 p.m

Where: 1290 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $8

The Low Down: Foodies and beer geeks, this is an event for you. Brewed Food, a collective pop-up group founded in 2014, is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of food and beer through events, catering, and education. Chef Jensen Cummings wants you to join him on his culinary journey of celebrating brewing as an art. Guests will taste two beers with food and raw ingredients for a one-of-a-kind “Fermentation Expedition.” Plates and pairings are only $8. Buy a plate and you’ll receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win a bottle of Black Project’s Spontaneous & Wild Ales Mach-Limit: Tempranillo. 


The Nickel Stock Show Dinner with Western Daughters

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Western Daughter Butcher at The Source. Photo by Roman Tafoya

When: January 20, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: The Nickel; 1100 14th St., Denver

Cost: Price varies per person.

Reservations: (720) 889-2128

The Low Down: Celebrate the National Western Stock Show with The Nickel and Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe. This Wednesday, the special dinner will be butcher shop-style. Guests will select cuts of meat from a rolling cart and chefs will grill them to order onsite. Large-format beef entrees will include bone-in dry-aged ribeye and bone-in porterhouse, served with family style side dishes.


Homebrewers’ Night at The Brew Hut

When: January 21, 6 – 9 p.m

Where: The Brew Hut; 15120 E Hampden Ave., Aurora

The Low Down: Head to the Brew Hut this week with your favorite homebrew in hand. Colorado’s largest supply shop for homebrew and wine making wants you to share your skills. This bi-monthly event is your chance to mingle and taste the crafts of other homebrewers. Interested in learning more? The Brew Hut also offers beginner homebrew classes.


The Science Lounge at Denver Nature & Science Museum 12274425_10153831812039444_1293034907786557411_n

When: January 21, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver 

Cost: $13 member, $15 nonmember 

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Join the Denver Museum of Nature & Science at its first Science Lounge of the new year. With the theme being “I Love Lucy,” be ready to celebrate an icon of human evolution and reflect on days long ago. This 21+ event will include a night of mind-blowing science, cocktails and entertainment.


Pretty/Dirty Bartender in Residence at Modern Contemporary Art Museum 

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Photo courtesy of MCA Denver’s Facebook

When: January 22, 5 – 9 p.m

Where: Museum of Modern Contemporary Art;1485 Delgany St, Denver

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a special edition of their Bartender in Residence program this Friday. Enjoy and learn about quality cocktails from one of Denver’s top bartenders. Nicole Laurita from Williams & Graham will be the featured guest. Sip on fine cocktails and take in the amazing city views at this rooftop event.


Dry Dock’s CANniversary

Dry Dock. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

Dry Dock. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

When: January 23, 12 – 8 p.m.

Where: Canoe Room at North Dock; 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora

The Low Down: Want to win free Dry Dock beer for a year? Here is your chance. Join the Canoe Room at North Dock as they celebrate the third anniversary of Dry Dock’s canned offerings. Live music by Chris Dismuke and delicious eats by Jessie’s Smokin’ NOLA truck will be at the event. Dry Dock will also debut its brand new 12-pack, Hopricot, including 6 Apricot Blonde cans and 6 Hop Abomination IPA cans. Purchase the 12-pack at the event and stay for the raffle. Find Hopricot in Colorado liquor stores this February.


Mark Your Calendars

Pizzeria Locale Boulder 5th year anniversary

When: January 25- 31

Where: 1730 Pearl St., Boulder

Dry Dock Triple Bomber Release

When: January 28

Where: North Dock; 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora

Queso Happy Hour with Ratio Beerworks

When: January 28, 5 – 7 p.m

Where: 2920 Larimer St, Denver

Food Truck Pairing Series with The Crock Spot

When: January 30

Where: Canoe Room at North Dock; 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora

The Corner Office Brewers Brunch with Avery Brewing Company

When: January 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: 1401 Curtis St., Denver

Cost:  $35 

Tickets: Go here