Even though a storm just rolled through Denver, it doesn’t mean you have to resolve to stay home all week. Catch an Uber or dig out your Subaru because this round-up of events is promising to keep you warm. From New Belgium’s Lost in the Woods to two special beer dinners, it’s all about booze this week. Plus, this weekend check out the 15th annual Chocolate Affair in Olde Town Arvada for a decadent afternoon that’ll get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
SOMM Screening & Reception at SIE
When: Tuesday, February 2 at 6 p.m. Note: this event has been moved to February 9.
Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax, Denver
Cost: $50 per person, go here to buy tickets.
The Low Down: Wine lovers rejoice because Denver’s SIE FilmCenter is throwing an event dedicated to masters of the grape with a special screening of SOMM—a hit documentary about the intense process of becoming a master sommelier. In addition to the screening, SIE will have local restaurants provide bites paired with wines from Southern Wine & Spirits. After the film, stick around for a special treat as local sommeliers will be on hand for a panel discussion and Q&A.
Hoppy Yogis With Corepower + Great Divide
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Great Divide Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St, Denver
The Low Down: Hoppy Yogis returns for another night of beer and yoga. Hosted by Corepower Yoga and Great Divide Brewing Co, the free event will feature a complimentary yoga class hosted by Lara G, Studio Manager for the newest Corepower Yoga in RiNo/Industry, followed by beers at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. 100 percent of the proceeds from the beer purchased after the event will be donated to Denver Urban Scholars and The GrowHaus. So come thirsty and ready to stretch.
Pro Tip: If available, event goers can park in the employee parking lot located beyond the chain link fence. Please enter through the side door and do not enter through the Barrel Bar, you will have to go around!
Brewed Food With New Belgium
When: Thursday, February 4 at 6 p.m.
Where: Highland Tap & Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver
Cost: $50 for four-course meal + beer pairings. Buy tickets here.
The Low Down: Join Chefs Jensen Cummings and Eli Odell for a special edition of Brewed Food. The February 4 event will deviate from its normal small bites and pairings to a full four-course beer dinner. The menu, which you can view here, will be crafted with New Belgium beer in mind as brewing ingredients will be used creatively in the meal. Expect items like spent grain bread pudding coupled with blackberry barleywine or a barrel smoked trout rillette with a classic Fat Tire. The event promises not to be your average beer dinner, so be ready to explore.
Lost in the Woods
When: Saturday, February 6 at 7 – 11 p.m.
Where: Battery 621, 621 Kalamath St, Denver
Cost: $40, buy here
The Low Down: Get lost in the woods with New Belgium this Saturday during its special annual event. Taking place at Battery 621, a collaborative workspace in the Sante Fe Art District, Lost in the Woods is aptly named because it will celebrate two coveted products from New Belgium’s wood beer program— La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek. Attendees will be some of the very first to try the 2016 releases of these wood-aged sour beers while they chow down on bites from Corner of Gourmet. Live music will be provided by Rapidgrass Quintet, and all event goers will leave with at least one (if not two) special surprises.
Beer + Music dinner at Beryl’s Beer Co.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120 Blake St, Denver
Cost: $65, go here for menu & tickets.
The Low Down: Join The Dinner Party Association for a special night of music and beer. Prepared by Chef Parker Brown of The Revelry Initiative, the five-course meal will take place amongst the barrels at Beryl’s Beer Co. Here diners will get the chance to imbibe as each “Colorado inspired” course will be paired with a pour from Beryl’s. Then, kick back, relax, and enjoy the musings of two talented musicians: Zach Heckendorf & Pat McKillen.
Chocolate Affair in Olde Town Arvada
When: Saturday, February 6 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada
Cost: $1 per ticket to use at tasting booths
The Low Down: For the 15th year, Olde Town Arvada will throw its celebration of all things cacao with Chocolate Affair. Explore Olde Town during the Taste of Chocolate tour where coco-nuts can stop at four locations including School House Kitchen & Libations, Arvada Library (57th and Webster), Historical Society (Grandview and Upham) and Rising Church Gym (directly south of the library), to sample delicious chocolate based food and drink. Afterwards, participate in a Chocolate Treasure Hunt where you can search Olde Town businesses for clues while competing for prizes. Also, if you’re bringing little ones stop by the Arvada library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for story time and kids activities. If an afternoon of chocolate wasn’t great enough, all the event proceeds will benefit Ralston House Child Advocacy Center.
Mark Your Calendars
Be My Valentine Latte Art Throwdown
When: Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Two Rivers Coffee, 7745 Wadsworth Blvd Ste. B, Arvada
Valentine’s pop up at Temple Bakery
When: February 13, 14 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 2400 Curtis St, Denver
Sole Mates with bRUNch at Postino LoHi
When: February 14, 9:15 a.m. t0 12:15 p.m.
Where: 2715 17th St, Denver
Tickets: Buy here
Valentine’s Day Beer & Chocolate Pairing
When: February 14
Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver
Tickets: $24, can be purchased at Denver Beer Co.