You may find it hard to plan your weekend with multiple events happening this Memorial Day Weekend. For cider lovers, Pressed Conference is where you’ll want to be. If beer is more your thing, consider the drive to Fort Collins for Odell Brewing Company’s Small Batch Revival featuring 40 different brews. For those craving a tasty meal, Rebel Restaurant is having an outdoor pig roast.
Treat yourself to some food & booze this weekend at one of these unique events.
World Burrito Eating Championship
When: Tuesday, May 24. 6 p.m.
Where: Illegal Pete’s, 270 S. Broadway, Denver
The Low Down: Illegal Pete’s hosts its World Burrito Eating Competition, and this is your chance to get in on it. The winner from this Tuesday’s preliminary competition will be sent to the main event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this Saturday. Last year’s winner, Joey Chestnut, set a new World Record by eating 14.25 pounds of burritos in just 10 minutes. He’ll be there again along with 7 of the top 40 competitive food eaters in the world. If you feel up for the challenge, sign up here.
The Pressed Conference
When: Saturday, May 28. 2-5p.m.
Where: Highlands Masonic Event Center, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver
The Low Down: Celebrating local ciders and cider-makers, is the Pressed Conference. The inaugural festival showcases Colorado ciders including Compass Cider, C Squared Ciders, Big B’s Cider and Stem Ciders. Dive into the craft cider culture and get unlimited tastes for $40. Live music from Robby Peoples and bites from various local food trucks will accompany the evening. A full tasting glass of Molly’s Barrel-Aged Cider from Colorado Cider Company will greet guests upon arrival.
Small Batch Revival
When: Saturday, May 28. 2 p.m.-Sunday, May 29. 6p.m.
Where: Odell Brewing Tap Room, 800 E. Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins
Cost: $30. Get tickets here
The Low Down: Making its return from 2012, Small Batch Revival is back for 2016. Join Odell Brewing as they celebrate innovative brews from their small batch pilot system. The event will feature 40 different beers including Friek Tequila Barrel Aged Double Pilsner, Russian Pirate, Extra Special Red, and Wooden Tusk. Local food trucks such as Mac’N, The Taco Stop and The Goodness will be serving up grub. Enjoy live music from Colony Funk, Keys and D’s, and Constant Tourists on Saturday and Canyon Creek Band, Naa Mean, and The Yawpers on Sunday.
When: Saturday, May 28. 2-7 p.m.
Where: Rebel Restaurant, 3763 Wynkoop St., Denver
Cost: $40. Get tickets here
The Low Down: Head over to Rebel Restaurant this weekend as they cook up their first outdoor pig roast. They’ll be roasting pig, lamb and goat along with some tasty sides. TRVE Brewing will be providing the beer and purchase of a ticket includes one plate of food with three sides, and two brews. There will be cocktail specials and a DJ spinning beats for the night. Top it all off with ice cream sundaes and it’s bound to be a killer night.