August is here and summer is coming to a close. Continue the fun before its end with this week’s Food & Booze events. Don’t forget National IPA Day this Thursday with Avery Brewing Company’s party and eight different IPA varieties. Top it all off by supporting the environment with the consumption of invasive species at Beast + Bottle. Whether you love food, beer, liquor or all three, there is something for you this August.
Tuesday, August 2: Beer Dinner at Rebel
What: Rebel & River North Beer Dinner
Where: Rebel Restaurant, 3763 Wynkoop St.
When: 5-10 p.m.
Low down: “A new style of beer dinner” with Rebel Restaurant including five beers and recommended dish pairings. The beers will be River North White, FarmHouse, J. Marie, Hoppenberg, and Whiskey Barrel Quandary. Some sneak peeks at the dishes are a half pig’s head and a beef heart tartare. No advanced tickets are required—just show up hungry (and thirsty).
Wednesday, August 3: Crawfish Boil
What: Crawfish Boil at Backyard on Blake
Where: 3040 Blake St.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Low down: Enjoy the southern summer tradition of crawfish boils with Backyard on Blake. The crawfish will be fresh off the plane. Local band Soultyme will provide the bluegrass, blues and funk tunes. House-made corn muffins, potatoes, corn, beer and wine, concocted by Joseph Gerace of East Coast Joe’s will also be served. Don’t miss this down-home boil.
Thursday, August 4: National IPA Day
What: National IPA Day at Avery Brewing
Where: 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO
When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Low down: Celebrate National IPA Day with Avery Brewing Company this year. There will be more than eight different IPAs available for drinking and savoring, including their eponymous IPA with a citrusy, floral bouquet and rich, malty finish. No ticket required, so head up to Boulder to revel a beer-lover’s favorite holiday.
Saturday, August 6: It’s Your Town
What: New Amsterdam Vodka presents “It’s Your Town”
Where: Price Davis Studios, 3114 Larimer St
When: 5-6 p.m. VIP, 6-9 p.m. general public
Low down: New Amsterdam Vodka hosts this festivity of street artists Jaime Molina and Mike Graves of Denver. Graves and Molina will create several pieces of original art, including a mural in RiNo. There will be a VIP happy hour from 5-6 p.m., then with general admission after 6 p.m. The featured cocktail was created just for Denver—‘The Highland Rose’. Celebrate our city and art with New Amsterdam Vodka.
Sunday, August 7: Farmers’ Market, Beast + Bottle Dinner
What: Farmers’ Market at The Infinite Monkey Theorem
Where: 3200 Larimer St.
When: 12-4 p.m.
Low down: Stop by the newest farmers’ market, a gourmet food fair at Infinite Monkey Theorem. Hosted by Tim Engel—who has an urban garden at the RiNo winery—this event will include his seasonal produce, including four types of garlic grown in the unique garden. He utilizes self-made wine compost for nutrients in the soil. Restaurants such as Rioja and Bistro Vendome incorporate his acclaimed produce. Orange and grapefruit mimosas will be available for $5. Enjoy the urban winery and its cultivations.
Invasive Species Mutiny Dinner
What: Invasive Species Mutiny at the Bottle Dinner
Where: Beast + Bottle, 719 E. 17th Ave.
When: 5 p.m.
Cost: $65. Call 303-623-3223 for reservations
Low down: Beast + Bottle’s chef Paul C. Reilly and co-owner Aileen V. Reilly are teaming up with Sea to Table to host a dinner entitled Invasive Species Mutiny at the Bottle. Their inspiration for this dinner comes from their love of the environment; Paul C. Reilly describes this motivation, “At beast + bottle, we preach the mantra to eat responsibly. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is raised are words we live by.” The dinner will include wild and domestic seafood such as charcoal-cured lionfish from Sea to Table, an organization that provides seafood sourced from partnerships with independent fisherman and commercial docks. Eat invasive some species and support our environment.