Chocolate & Beer Pairing and 28 Other Food & Drink Events This Week

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Denver, you’re in for a good week with Mardi Gras celebrations happening at Mile High Spirits and Charlie’s Nightclub along with new and exciting Valentine’s day menus being offered at all of your favorite restaurants. If you haven’t made any dinner plans and need to make reservations, be sure to check our list for where to eat at for Valentine’s day.

Monday, February 12

Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing

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When: Monday, February 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company — 1505 Ogden St., Denver

Cost: $20

The Lowdown: The Truffle Cheese Shop is back at it again, this time partnering with Alpine Dog Brewing Company to showcase another beer, charcuterie and cheese pairing. For $20, you get four beers paired with cheese and charcuterie, and additional purchases of beer and cheese will be available. Get your tickets here.

Sour Month at First Draft

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When: Monday February 12, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen — 1309 26th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: First Draft Taproom and Kitchen is in the second week of its third annual sour month. In celebration they will be serving reserve sours from the cellar, featuring eight taps for the whole month. Admission is free so be sure to stop by and check it out and drink all the sour beer your heart desires.

Tuesday, February 13

Fat Tuesday Fundraiser with Rocky Mountain Active

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When: Tuesday, February 13, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery — 2201 Lawrence St., Denver

Cost: $30

The Lowdown: Rocky Mountain Active is partnering with Mile High Spirits to bring its annual Mardi Gras celebration to Denver. Celebrate Fat Tuesday in true New Orleans fashion at Denver’s Distillery, featuring two complimentary drink tickets, beads and much more. Proceeds will be donated to Rocky Mountain Active 20-30 to support the quality of life for Denver’s youth. Get your tickets here.

Chocolate & Beer Pairing

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Photo courtesy of Strange Craft Beer Company

When: Tuesday, February 13, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Strange Craft Beer Company — 1330 Zuni St., Denver Unit M

Cost: $25

The Lowdown: Strange Craft is having a night of chocolate and beer pairings in anticipation of Valentine’s day. Twenty-five dollars will get you eight chocolates and four beers, and if you’ve forgotten to get that special someone a gift there will be beer available for purchase. Get your tickets today.

Fat Tuesday

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Photo courtesy of Charlie’s Denver Facebook page

When: Tuesday, February 13, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Charlie’s Nightclub Denver — 900 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Charlie’s Nightclub is having a Mardi Gras celebration this Tuesday. Featuring $6 Captain Morgan hurricanes all night long. If you haven’t made any Mardi Gras plans yet head to Charlie’s for what’s sure to be a memorable night.

Wednesday, February, 14

See more of our Valentine’s Day picks with 14 other places to celebrate here.

Drunk in Love Valentine’s Izakaya Den

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When: Wednesday, February 14, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Where: Izakaya Den —1487-A South Pearl St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: If you’re looking to take your valentine out for a nice meal on a budget, then look no further than Izakaya Den for its extensive Valentine’s Day happy hour menu. Featuring $5 house wines, $6 well cocktails with discounted beer and sake, this is a great place to bring a date without breaking your bank. Make your reservations today.

Thursday, February, 15

Singles Awareness Day Pairing Beer with Cookies

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When: Thursday, February 15, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Seedstock Brewery — 3610 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $12

The Lowdown: Valentine’s Day can be painful for single people, so if you’re anti-Valentine’s Day then head to Seedstock Brewery for single awareness day. Offering four beer tasters paired with four cookies from Good Sugar Baking Company, this will be the perfect way to not celebrate Valentine’s day.

Fractured Prune Re-Opening

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When: Thursday, February 15, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Fractured Prune — 9696A E Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Fractured Prune will be having a grand re-opening this Thursday. Offering free doughnuts for the first ten guests in line and giving away OC Sand doughnuts. Head down and enjoy the some of Oregon’s favorite doughnuts and start your day off right.

Friday, February 16

Dark Arts with The Vine Street Wizard

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When: Friday, February 16, 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Vine Street Pub & Brewery — 1700 Vine St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Every Friday night in February at Vine Street you’ll be able to find the dark arts wizard, who will be enchanting beer prices for all that he finds worthy. Try some of Vine Streets many delicious stouts and take pictures with the wizard from 4 to 7 p.m. Photos are encouraged.

Saturday, February 17

Craft Beer and Oysters at Alpine Dog Brewery

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When: Saturday, February 17, 4 – 9 p.m.

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company — 1505 North Ogden St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Oyster lovers rejoice for a free night of craft beer and oysters at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. Featuring a new release of a tequila barrel-aged salted chocolate imperial porter, and flights of oysters. Register today.

Chocolate Milkshake IPA Crowler Release

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When: Saturday, February 17, 1 – 6 p.m.

Where: Station 26 Brewing Company — 7045 E. 38th Ave., Denver

Cost: $14

The Lowdown: Station 26 Brewing is releasing 300 crowlers of its heavily sought after chocolate milkshake IPA. This gourmet brew is made with liquid cacao, vanilla, lactose and Amarillo and Citra hops and it’s been selling well so be sure to get there early to get yours.

4th Year On Colfax Party with Odell, Stem Ciders & Black Project Brewing

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When: Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Where: Southside Bar & Kitchen — 3014 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Southside is celebrating its fourth year of business this weekend by throwing a party in partnership with some of the best breweries in the state. Odell, Stem Ciders, Black Project and Wild Ales are all teaming up to ensure Southsides fourth year anniversary is the best one yet.

Cheers to Three Years at Factotum

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When: Saturday, February 17, 12 – 10 p.m.

Where: Factotum Brewhouse — 3845 Lipan St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Factotum Brewhouse is celebrating three years of business this weekend. Featuring live music, food from Mile High Cajun Food Truck and of course all the beer you could ever hope for. Usually, Factotum encourages pets to accompany their patrons, but since this is sure to be a banger, they’re asking that you leave your pets home for this party.

Sunday, February 18

Wine Day at Max’s Wine Dive

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When: Sunday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Max’s Wine Dive — 696 Sherman St., Denver

Cost: $19

The Lowdown: It’s national drink wine day this Sunday, and Max’s Wine Dive is pulling out all the best wine from all corners of the globe. For $19 you can get a white wine showcasing five different types of wine or a red wine flight featuring 5 different types of red wine for $21. Make your reservations today.

Pop by Vesta

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When: Sunday, February 18, 5 – 11 p.m.

Where: Vesta — 1822 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $6

The Lowdown: Vesta is celebrating wine day by offering wine that is both exclusive and delicious. Featuring Underwood Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley and the Vesta Sauvignon Blanc for only $6 a glass. Make your reservations today.

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