The heat of the summer is rising but no worries, Denver has some chill food and drink events to cool you off. Start your week by sipping whiskey at the WhistlePig Whisk(e)y Launch and end it by raising funds at a Gear Drive. However you spend your week, make sure to check out this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, June 11

WhistlePig Whisk(e)y Launch

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When: Monday, June 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Hearth & Dram — 1801 Wewatta St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hearth & Dram present the WhistlePig Whisk(e)y Launch. The event features the release of a FarmStock Rye Crop 002. You can sip on complimentary whiskey pours from WhistlePig’s national brand ambassador, Daniel Khan, and enjoy cocktails from the bar manager.

Craft Beer, Cheese, and Charcuterie Pairing

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When: Monday, June 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing Company hosts a craft beer, cheese, and charcuterie pairing. You can delight in the pairing of four beers with four selections of cheeses and charcuterie. You can also learn more about how to pair beer and cheese as well as meet the truffle cheesemonger.

10 Years of Beatrice & Woodsley

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When: Monday, June 11 – 15, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Beatrice & Woodsley — 38 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Help celebrate 10 Years of Beatrice & Woodsley. The restaurant is celebrating all week long with a special menu honoring the launching menu. You can delight in drink specials, nibble on small plates and more during the anniversary week. Make your reservation here.

Tuesday, June 12

Safta Preview Party

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When: Tuesday, June 12, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: RiNo Yacht Club — 3350 Brighton Blvd #100, Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: RiNo Yacht Club presents a Safta Preview Party. The party features a first look and taste of the much anticipated Safta, coming soon to Source Hotel. You can have the chance to meet Alon Shaya and Zach Engel — the creators of Safta — for an insight of the food to be served, a chance to purchase Shaya’s cookbook and try a taste of hummus and pita bread.

Brewinversary – Cotton

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When: Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Where: Rackhouse Pub — 2875 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Rackhouse Pub hosts Brewniversary – Cotton. The event features a full liter Slow Pour Pils for $11. The cotton part of the anniversary? That is represented by the soft foamy peaks of each pour.

Ice Cream & Cider

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When: Tuesday, June 12, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders — 2811 Walnut St. Unit 150, Denver 

Cost: $20 at entry

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders partners with Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato Denver for Ice Cream & Ciders. You can chill out with a pairing of four ciders with four different ice creams. The event is first-come-first-served, so make sure you get there early before everything runs out.

Build N’ Brews

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When: Tuesday, June 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Diebolt Brewing Company — 3855 Mariposa St., Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Build your own mini Lego drone at Build N’ Brew. Diebolt Brewing Company teams up with Kitables for the night of beer and creativity. You can sip on one free brew while you build up your drone. The materials and tools for the project are included in the ticket price.

Wednesday, June 13

Bottomless Wings & Trivia Night

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When: Wednesday, June 13, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel — 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: $6 at entry

The Lowdown: Dig into some juicy chicken at Bottomless Wings & Trivia Night. The event features Family Feud Trivia and all you can eat wings with drink specials, prizes and more. You can try new wing sauces and bask in the light of the summer sun on the patio.

Cherry Bombe

Photo Courtesy of The Source on Facebook

When: Wednesday, June 13, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Source — 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: RiNo Yacht Club hosts Cherry Bombe. You can listen to a live taping of Cherry Bombe with Kerry Diamond. During the live taping of the podcast, Diamon will talk about the future world of food. You can also nibble on hors d’oeuvres from Mondo Market and sip on wine and cocktails while you listen.

Skyline Beer Garden Running Series

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When: Wednesday, June 13, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Skyline Beer Garden — 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: The bRUNch runs continue with a Skyline Beer Garden Running Series. The event features a 5k run around downtown Denver. After the run, you can grab a free beer from Skyline Beer Garden, peruse vendors and more.

Stories of Shared Prosperity

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When: Wednesday, June 13, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Blue Moon Brewing Company — 3750 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Listen to Stories of Shared Prosperity. You can learn more about local stories from a panel five individuals. The panel features Beverly Grant from Mo’ Better Green Marketplace, community leader Debra Meyer, Ricardo Rocha from Abarrotes Bandadosa Grocery, Stephanie Wilson from Access Medical Development Real Estate Investments and Renata Heberton from Angelica Village Housing. You can munch on appetizers and cool down with a beer from Blue Moon.

Thursday, June 14

Tapping & Bottle Release

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When: Thursday, June 14, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company — 3526 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Call to Arms Brewing Company hosts Tapping & Bottle Release. The event features a special tapping and release of Old Old Wooden Ship. The brew is a port barrel-aged sour saison with notes of tart cherries and guava. The release is limited so make sure you arrive early to snag some for yourself.

National Bourbon Day

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When: Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Hearth & Dram — 1801 Wewatta St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hearth & Dram celebrate Nation Bourbon Day. You can help honor the day by sipping on $5 Old Fashioned cocktails. There is nothing better than a refreshingly cold Old Fashioned to cool yourself from the summer heat.

Block & Larder Pairing

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When: Thursday, June 14, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Block & Larder — 4000 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sip on cider and dine at a Block & Larder Pairing. Block & Larder and Colorado Cider Company team up for a dinner paired with ciders. The dinner experience includes an herb dusted pork tenderloin paired with apricot cider and a pannacotta paired with a Cacowie Wowie chocolate cider.

Barrel-Aged Series

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When: Thursday, June 14, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Renegade Brewing Company — 925 W 9th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Renegade Brewing Company continues its Barrel-Aged Series with a release of a triple IPA Endpoint. The beer is aged in a Laws Whiskey House barrel and presented in 16-ounce cans. You can grab a can (or several as there is no can limit) for $8 each.

Free Yoga and Happy Hour

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When: Thursday, June 14, 5:15 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Tru Fit Athletic Clubs – Cherry Creek — 3300 E 1st Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Tru Fit Athletic Club presents Free Yoga and Happy Hour. The event features a free yoga class with complimentary cocktails from Olive and Finch and KEEL Vodka on the patio to soak up some of that warm summer sun.

Native Release Party

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When: Thursday, June 14, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Laws Whiskey House — 1420 S Acoma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Laws Whiskey House presents a Native Release Party. The party features a single barrel-aged whiskey, with a limited release of around 250 bottles, called Nativa that was hand selected by Running Rivers and Laws Whiskey House. The whiskey proceeds benefit native trout in Colorado.

Friday, June 15

The Denver BBQ Festival

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When: Friday, June 15 – 17

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High —  1701 Bryant St., Denver 

Cost: $125 tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Denver BBQ Festival is back. Dive into the best BBQ, with tons of vendors, masterclasses, drinks and more. You know you want to sink your teeth into juicy ribs, brisket and other BBQ delights.

Super PRIDE IPA Release

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When: Friday, June 15 – 17 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse — 3945 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Factotum Brewhouse celebrates the start of Pride with a Super Pride IPA Release. The release features a hopped IPA that benefits One Colorado, an organization that promotes equality for LGBTQ+ Coloradans. The first 100 pints sold will come with a rainbow lollipop to boot.

It’s Pink!

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When: Friday, June 15, 3 – 11 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Get fruity at It’s Pink! Alpine Dog Brewing Company presents the release of the raspberry sour for the return of summer. You can sip on the pink brew to refresh from all of the heat in Denver and if you wear pink you can get a dollar off of each pint you purchase.

Denver Greek Festival

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When: Friday, June 15 – 17, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Where: Denver Greek Festival — 2610 E Alameda Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free – $64 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Denver Greek Festival is back for the 53rd year in a row. Celebrate Greek culture with homemade food, sweets and more. You can also dance to Greek music, watch performances and have a chance to win two tickets for a trip to Greece.

Summer Wine Series

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When: Friday, June 15, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: West Crescent — 2903 Roslyn St., Denver 

Cost: $15 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Stapleton MCA hosts a Summer Wine Series. The series features wines from The Grape Leaf and fun themes each month. You can delight in wine and cheese sample tastings. Space is limited so get your tickets soon.

Saturday, June 16

6th Annual BBQ + Beer Fest

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When: Saturday, June 16, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Lowry Beer Garden — 7577 E Academy Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $30 at the door

The Lowdown: Lowry Beer Garden hosts the 6th Annual BBQ + Beer Fest. The event features house-smoked BBQ and pours from more than 25 local beers from eight breweries including Avery Brewing Company, Ratio Beerworks and Cerebral Brewing. You can also watch live music from The Royal Aces Surf Band.

Pride Weekend Brunch

Photo by Amanda Piela.

When: Saturday, June 16 – 17

Where: Bang Up to the Elephant — 1310 Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Bang Up to the Elephant presents a Pride Weekend Brunch. You can kick off your pride with $5 bottomless tropical mimosas and $9 bottomless Nose Ender Coconut cocktails and beach-inspired brunch bites.

Blue Moon RiNo Beer Run

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When: Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: Blue Moon RiN —  3750 Chestnut Pl., Denver 

Cost: $30 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Blue Moon RiNo presents a Blue Moon RiNo Beer Run. The event features a 5k run with a free brew at the end. You can also snag giveaways from the Brewery Running Series, a chance to win prizes and more. You can also check food vendors, receive a commemorative pint glass and listen to live music.

Chai Mr. Sandman Bottle Release Party

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When: Saturday, June 16,  12 – 9 p.m. 

Where: River North Brewery — 6021 Washington St. Unit A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: River North Brewery hosts a Chai Mr. Sandman Bottle Release Party. The party features the return of Chai Mr. Sandman, back due to popular demand. You can grab a pour on tap or purchase bottles for $10. You can also graze on food from El Taco Veloz Food Truck.

Sunday, June 17

2nd Annual Fathers Day Crawfish Boil

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When: Sunday, June 17, 12 – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 – $13 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take your father out to the 2nd Annual Fathers Day Crawfish Boil. You can crack open some crawfish and all fathers will receive $1 off of any full pour throughout the day. Make sure to grab your tickets soon as you can’t get any crawfish without one.

Pride Celebration and Crowler Release

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When: Sunday, June 17, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing Company gives its full support of Pride with a Pride Celebration and Crowler Release. The event features the release of a limited edition crowler in a special Pride can. You can also watch the Pride parade as you sip — hopefully, with pride.

Father’s Day Brunch

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When: Sunday, June 17, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Corinne — 1455 California St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Corinne celebrates all dads out there with a Father’s Day Brunch. You can sip on free beer, bloodys or bourbon throughout the day and dive into a full brunch menu to satisfy your hunger. Create your reservation here.

Après Yoga Brunch

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When: Sunday, June 17, 9 a.m. 

Where: RiNo Beer Garden — 3800 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $30 – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: RiNo Beer Garden presents an Après Yoga Brunch. The event features a yoga class led by Denelle Numis from Après Yoga and a brunch to follow the class. You can sip on libations such as beer or a kombucha mimosa to refresh and relax from the yoga.

Shakesbeer

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When: Sunday, June 17, 4 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Fiction Beer Company — 7101 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Shakesbeer is back in Denver. You can watch a free performance of Comedy of Errors — an adaptation of a Shakespeare, only with brews incorporated. You can sip on a brew from Fiction Beer Company while you watch and laugh.

Gear Drive

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: Sunday, June 17, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks — 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks hosts a Gear Drive for Girls Rock Denver. You can help raise funds for the organization and donate music gear needed for them to fully rock out. For each beer sold, $1 will be donated to Girls Rock Denver. Visit here for a list of items needed.

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Mark Your Calendars

Greensky Lager Release Party

When: June 19, 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: Avanti F&B, a collective eatery, 3200 Pecos St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Hair of the Pride Recovery Brunch

When: June 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Bang Up to the Elephant, 1310 Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission, make reservations here

Papaya Hefeweizen Small Batch Release

When: June 22, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Denver Taco Festival

When: June 23, 12 –  9 p.m. 

Where: Fox Street Compound, 725 W 39th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $5 – $20 tickets available here

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