Fall officially begins this week and in true Denver fashion, the seasonal brews are just as quickly lining the shelves. Enjoy a cold one at the RiNo Oktoberfest, spend some time at the Denver Zoo or indulge in Robert Mondavi wines. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s no lack of options. Read on for more details and events happening this week.
Monday, September 19
Keep The Glass at Stem Ciders
Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St
When: 4-10 p.m.
The Lowdown: Enjoy two glasses of cider as you munch on delicious bites from Hot Brat and Touch of Philly food trucks. Once you’re done, take home a Stem Ciders glass as part of their “Keep the Glass” event.
Tuesday, September 20
Fiction Beer Bottle Release
Where: Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E Colfax Ave
When: 6-10 p.m.
The Lowdown: Join Fiction Beer Company in celebrating their second anniversary by tasting their First Edition Series of beer. Sip on Malice and Darkness, their Russian Imperial Stout infused with a medium-toasted white oak bourbon barrel. 500 ml bottles will be available in limited quantities.
Wednesday, September 21 & Friday, September 23
Where: Concert: Sept. 21 Bluebird Theater; The Showcase: Sept. 23 History Colorado Center
When: Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
Cost: Sept. 21, $20; Sept. 23, $50
The Lowdown: Kick off DSTILL with a rock concert featuring The Heavy while also sipping on a variety of handmade cocktails from distilleries like Deerhammer, Rogue Spirits and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. For more information and a list of participating distilleries, visit the event’s website.
Wednesday, September 21
Beethoven & Brews
Where: Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St, Denver
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 presale, $45 at the door, $65 VIP: Includes brewery tour and souvenir glass
The Lowdown: If you’re feeling classy, come and listen to the sounds of Beethoven performed by an ensemble from the Colorado Symphony. Enjoy small appetizers and four four-ounce samples of local brews. Guests can purchase additional beverages and must be 21+ to attend the event. Ticket purchases support the Colorado Symphony.
Thursday, September 22
Shots on Shots Coffee Throwdown
Where: Carbon Beverage Cafe, 1553 Platte St
When: 7-9 p.m.
The Lowdown: Competitive baristas, coffee lovers or fans of latte art, this event is for you. Compete or watch baristas throw down their best latte art judged on symmetry, contrast, shape and difficulty for a chance to win prizes. Registration to compete will begin at 6:30 and attendees will also enjoy a happy hour beer, cocktail or glass of wine. Prizes include a $10 Carbon gift card for third place, a $20 Modbar shirt and a gift card for second place. Grand prize winner will receive an Acaia Pearl Spark Coffee Scale.
Friday, September 23
Oceanaire Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner
Where: The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 1400 Arapahoe St
When: 6:30 p.m.
The Lowdown: Enjoy a three-course meal provided by Oceanaire, starting with an arugula salad, followed by wild smoked salmon and cast-iron seared N.Y. strip, and finish with a hazelnut brittle dessert. Each course will be accompanied by different Robert Mondavi wines including blanc, pinot noir, a red blend and moscato.
Friday, September 23
Food Truck Safari
Where: Denver Zoo
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
The Lowdown: Make your next happy hour a wild one by supporting Washed Ashore: Art To Save The Sea. Enjoy bites from food trucks like Gusto’s Kitchen, Roll It Up Sushi and Wheels on Fire, as well as, beer from Great Divide Brewing Company. Listen to live music and enjoy the zoo’s wild attractions. Guests are limited to 21+ and infants are not allowed in the event. Each ticket purchased pays for one complimentary brew.
Saturday, September 24
Where: Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Lowdown: Get a buzz on at RiNo’s Oktoberfest by drinking biers from various breweries like Great Divide, Stem Ciders and Black Shirt Brewing Co., while noshing on classic German food. Guests will receive a 0.5 liter mug, one liter of bier and ticket purchases also support the RiNo Art District. Festivities include a Masskrugstemmen competition and sounds from Oompah bands.
Saturday, September 24
Oktoberfest at Rhein Haus
Where: Rhein Haus Denver, 1415 Market St
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Lowdown: As apart of Oktoberfest at Rhein Haus, sip on six different brews and munch on Bavarian cuisine, including house-made sausages and pretzels, while listening to the Rhinelanders Bavarian Band in the Wunderbar. Guests that wear a dirndl or lederhosen will receive 15 percent off on any non-HH food and drink items.
Sunday, September 25
Pizza & Football
Where: Denver Deep Dish, LoHi
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Lowdown: Whether you’re a Bears or Cowboys fan, or you’re just looking for an excuse to get out and eat pizza, Denver Deep Dish is cooking up some deals. Enjoy $2 and $3 cans, $10 pitchers and $2 slices, while watching Sunday night football.
Mark Your Calendars…
Denver Book Dinner
When: Tuesday, September 27 at 6-11 p.m.
Where: Old Major, 3316 Tejon St, Denver
Cost: $80, Get Tickets Here.
Lakewood Cider Days
When: Saturday, October 1 at 12 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St
Cost: $25, Get Tickets Here.
Farm to Bottle Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 1 at 3-7 p.m.
Where: 1000 Block S Gaylord St between Mississippi and Tennessee
Cost: General Admission $35, VIP $6, Get Tickets Here.