You may find it difficult to choose between the many events this week. On Wednesday, you’ve got the Colorado Proud Dinner, Thursday, the Annual Corks & Forks and Friday, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Journey is stopping by Denver. Stretch your wallet this week and celebrate these unique Denver events.
Monday, August 15: Pumpkin Beer Release
What: Pumpkin Harvest Release Party
Where: Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St.
When: 11 a.m.
Low Down: Pumpkin season is upon us as Denver Beer Company releases its fall favorite—the Pumpkin Harvest Ale. Real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice all go into creating this brew. Mac N’ Noodles and King of Wings will serve up food truck fare throughout the day.
Tuesday, August 16: Cooking Class at Stir
What: Asian Noodle Workshop at Stir Cooking School
Where: 3215 Zuni St.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Low Down: Learn the skills, recipes and secrets to create delicious traditional Asian noodles at Stir Cooking School. The menu includes phad Thai with shrimp, cool sesame soba noodles with edamame, shiitake-beef and broccoli lo mein, Vietnamese pho, and linguine with chicken, snow peas, cucumber and peanut sauce. Don’t miss this class that will make you look like a pro behind the burners.
Wednesday, August 17: Colorado Proud Dinner
What: Colorado Proud Dinner Party
Where: Viewhouse Centennial
When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $55. Reservations required: 303-816-3160
Low Down: During this Colorado Proud Month, celebrate our state and its delicious cultivations with this four-course dinner made with local meats and produce along with craft cocktails and accompanying live music. Tender Belly, Haystack Goat Cheese and Infinite Monkey Theorem are several of the featured Colorado purveyors.
Thursday, August 18: Corks & Forks
What: 10th Annual Corks and Forks
Where: DaVita World Headquarters, 2000 16th St.
When: 6 p.m.
Low Down: The 10th Annual Corks and Forks showcases gourmet cuisine, wine and Colorado craft spirits while benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Located on the Rooftop Terrace and Marketplace at DaVita, Corks and Forks will feature local chefs and restaurants such as Troy Guard from TAG, Humboldt: Farm|Fish|Wine, Zengo and more. Each wine, spirit and chef tastes will compete for the Golden Fork and the Golden cork awards. Vote for your favorite and support a great cause.
Friday, August 19: Veuve Clicqout at Union Station
What: Veuve Clicquot Journey at Terminal Bar Patio at Union Station
Where: 1701 Wynkoop St
When: 5-10 p.m.
Low Down: Veuve Clicquot is traveling around the country for a 21-city tour and this week they are stopping in Denver. On Friday, they will pop up at Terminal Bar for an evening of champagne and dishes from chef Lon Symensma. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle of Veuve Clicquot sold benefits the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.
Saturday, August 20: Red Evelyn Release
What: Red Evelyn Release Party
Where: Black Shirt Brewing Company,
When: 11 a.m.
Low Down: Black Shirt Brewing Company is tapping the Red Evelyn, the annual Imperial Red Rye IPA that boasts notes of citrus, caramel and pine. Live music by Tyler Imbrey & The Ghost Review will accompany the hoppy beer and an oyster bar with 1,500 oysters starting at 1 p.m. Red Evelyn is only available once a year, so get her while she’s here.