As you recover from the Great American Beer Festival and get ready to enter the last couple weeks of October, why not check out what’s happening in the Denver food scene? From Tex-Mex at La Loma to insect and beer pairings, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Read on for events happening this week.

Monday, October 17

Vegan Eats: Return of the Vegan

Photo courtesy of Denver Deep Dish

Photo courtesy of Denver Deep Dish

When: 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Where: Denver Deep Dish LoHi, 1200 W 38th Ave

Cost: $12

The Lowdown: Bring your appetite to this all-you-can-eat vegan buffet with five to six different vegan options. In addition to pizza, Denver Deep Dish LoHi offers sandwiches, salads and appetizers.

Tuesday, October 18

Macaron & Cider Tasting

Little Peaks Bakeshop

Photo Courtesy of Little Peaks Bakeshop Facebook

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St

Cost: $20

The Lowdown: Little Peaks Bakeshop and Stem Ciders are pairing gluten-free macarons and ciders. Enjoy four french macarons, with four ciders. Orange Marmalade with Malice and Toffee Chunk with Spiced Black Currant are a couple of pairings. Reservations are not necessary.

Wednesday, October 19

Anvil Wine Trade Tasting

Photo by Glenn Ross.

Photo by Glenn Ross.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: RiNo Yacht Club, 3350 Brighton Blvd

The Lowdown: It’s wine Wednesday at RiNo Yacht Club. Taste some of Anvil’s best selections such as their grower Champagne, Premier Cru Burgundy and Muscadet in 40 ounce bottles. This is a trade-only tasting. RSVP to [email protected].

Thursday, October 20

Beer Bottle Release

Call to Arms Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Call to Arms Brewing Company Facebook

When: 3-10 p.m.

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St

The Lowdown: As their fifth installment of the CTA Carriage House Series, Call to Arms Brewing introduces the limited release of Shirtless Putin Nuzzling with Dolphins. This specialty brew is a “Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Baltic Porter with Coffee.” Blended with seven different malts, Four Roses Bourbon Barrels, and finished with Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters, this tapping is not one to miss. Only 150 375mL bottles will be available, and each customer is limited to two bottles, so be sure to arrive early. Also participate in a $1 Shirtless Putin banner raffle. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m.

Friday, October 21

Wicked Weed Tapping

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Falling Rock Taphouse, 1919 Blake St

The Lowdown: The Great American Beer Festival has come to an end, but there is still beer to drink. Join Falling Rock Taphouse to celebrate a special tapping of 2016 GABF Silver Medal Winner, Lunatic. The four other brews that will also be available are Pernicious, Kiwi Morte, Uncle Rick’s Pilsner and Pacificmost Gose. Whatever beer your tastebuds are craving, there’s plenty to go around.

Friday October 21–Monday October 24

La Loma Four-Day Celebration

La Loma

Photo Courtesy of La Loma Facebook

When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Monday

Where: La Loma Restaurant, 2527 W 26th Ave

The Lowdown: Join La Loma in celebrating their final days in Jefferson Park as they prepare to head over to a new downtown location. Enjoy menu specials like Mexican Pizza and the Margarita Azul, continuing through October 23. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 24, watch the Broncos game at La Loma’s last tailgate party. Sip on $8 Don Julio margaritas and $5 draft beers, and enjoy $3 hand-wrapped burritos. Take a picture with the Grandma Mendoza portrait from 4:30-7:30 p.m. as a customer thank-you gift. A free shuttle will be available to and from the game.

Saturday, October 22

Il Porcellino Turns One

il porcellino salumi denver

Photo by Glen Ross

When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Il Porcellino Salumi, 4324 W 41st Ave

The Lowdown: Help Il Porcellino celebrate their first birthday as they slice into their first culatello, Italy’s most prized salumi. They will also be debuting a new sandwich and all attendees will receive 10 percent off anything in that deli case. Take a look at their menu here.

Saturday, October 22

Wild N’ Free Gala & Art Auction

When: 6–10 p.m.

Where: Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, 1301 Spruce St, Boulder

Cost: $85 Individual, $150 Couples Get Tickets Here.

The Lowdown: Enjoy local food from Blackbelly Market and drinks from Sanitas Brewing Co. as well as live and silent art auctions at this event that will benefit the Buffalo Field Campaign. Ticket purchases include two free drinks.

Sunday, October 23

Beer & Bugs Denver – World Edible Insect Day

Wit's End Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Wit’s End Brewing Company

When: 2-6 p.m.

Where: Wit’s End Brewing Company, 2505 W 2nd Ave Unit 13

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch and Lithic Nutrition invite you to sip on GABF medal-winning beer from Wit’s End Brewing and learn about the nutrition behind insect eating and why it is beneficial to the planet. There will be various brews to sample, along with edible insect food pairings. Register here.

Mark Your Calendars…

Beer & Cheese with Prost Brewing

When:  Thursday, October 27, 7-9 p.m.

Where: The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E 17th Ave

Cost: $20 Presale Get Tickets Here. $25 Day of.


2016 Halloween Crawl-O-Ween Denver

When: Friday, October 28, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, 16th Street Mall at Lawrence St

Cost: Early Bird $15, Group Rate $10 Get Tickets Here.