Fall is in full swing, which gives you the perfect excuse to check out what’s happening in the Denver food scene. Start your week off with beer at the airport, then indulge in chocolate at the Choctoberfest, and finish off at the Grand Coffee Bazaar and Harvest Week. Whatever curbs your appetite, we’ve got you covered. Read on for events happening this week.
Monday, October 10
Beer Flights at DIA
When: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Where: 8500 Pena Blvd, Level 5 between Jeppesen Terminal and Westin
The Lowdown: For the third year in a row, Beer Flights beer garden returns to Denver International Airport. Kill some time while waiting for your flight and enjoy 10 samples of 2 ounce beer in a souvenir glass you are encouraged to keep. Tickets are available at the door.
Tuesday, October 11
Potluck Stuff ‘N’ Stuff
When: 6–8 p.m.
Where: Vindication Brewing Co. 6880 Winchester Cir, Boulder
The Lowdown: Spend an evening cooking, eating and drinking beer. This potluck-style dinner will allow guests to either cook with one of Vindication’s brews or cook something that pairs well with a Vindication beer. Once the actual cooking has commenced, guests will share and taste their Vindication-inspired creations. If you’re unable to attend this potluck, Vindication hosts Stuff ‘N’ Stuff every 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Wednesday, October 12
Torres Wine Dinner
When: 6–9 p.m.
Where: Palm Denver 1672 Lawrence St
Cost: $95 for club members, $120 for non-members
The Lowdown: Indulge in a five-course meal paired with Torres wines. Start with crab-stuffed oysters, then enjoy braised beef short rib and lamb chop, finishing with amaretto creme brulee. Each course will be designed to complement each unique Torres wine. Call 303-825-1810 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot. Take a peek at their menu here.
Thursday, October 13
4th Annual DAPL Rockies Bash
When: 6–10 p.m.
Where: Wynkoop Brewing 1634 18th St
Cost: Free, VIP $20
The Lowdown: Spend a few hours drinking beer while networking with people in various industries. In addition to Wynkoop Brewing, other participating breweries include Blue Moon Brewing Company, Strange Craft Beer Company, Stem Ciders and more, so the brews will be cold and the conversation should flow.
Friday, October 14
WeChef at The Great Divide
When: 4–8 p.m.
Where: Great Divide Barrel Bar 1812 35th St
The Lowdown: WeChef is stopping by Great Divide for a night of beers and grub. As you sip on Great Divide’s wide selection of brews, munch on WeChef’s unique Asian menu items like curry fries, WeChef nachos and Asian street tacos.
Saturday, October 15
Grand Coffee Bazaar
When: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where: Red Line Denver 2350 Arapahoe St
The Lowdown: Get your caffeine and booze buzz on at the 3rd annual Grand Coffee Bazaar. Uniting roasters, importers and breweries, guests can enjoy brunch cocktails and collaboration coffee beers as well as plenty of brunch themed snacks. Participating roasters include Huckleberry Roasters, Novo Coffee, Ozo Coffee and many more. The coffee beers include Grandma’s House with Corvus Coffee, Great Divide Brewing with Pablo’s Coffee and Cerebral Brewing with MiddleState.
When: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds 25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora
The Lowdown: Come to the 3rd annual Choctoberfest which will feature 75,000 chocolate samples. Indulge in chocolate and beverage pairings with a variety of wines, beers, spirits and coffee. Attendees will always be entertained — as the event includes a chocolate pudding eating contest, chocolate aerial apple bobbing, live piano music along with performances by cast members from Vintage Theatre. Make sure to come dressed in costume to participate in costume contests like a Gene Wilder/Willy Wonka look-alike. For a chance to earn free tickets, call 303-969-9021.
Sunday, October 16 – Thursday October 20
When: 6–9 p.m.
Where: The GrowHaus 4751 York St
The Lowdown: Enjoy a week-long event indulging in Spanish, Italian, Southeast Asian, French and Southern United States cuisines. Starting with Spanish cuisine on Sunday, a group of five chefs will collaborate each night to create a pop-up party. Some featured EatDenver restaurants include Steubans, Mister Tuna, Snooze, The Kitchen and The Way Back.
Mark Your Calendars…
Monday, October 17
Musical Chairs Dinner: Nirvana’s Nevermind
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: beast + bottle 719 17th Ave
Cost: $63 Get Tickets Here.
Tuesday, October 18
Stoney’s 6th Annual Pumpkin Carving Night and Beer Festival
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Stoney’s Bar & Grill 1111 Lincoln St
Cost: $3 Call 303-830-6839 to make a reservation.
Friday October 21
Bites ‘n Brews
When: 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts 1937 Market St
Cost: $99 Get Tickets Here.