Grandoozy is proving to live up to the name. Denver’s first three-day music festival is not only bringing Kendrick Lamar (Friday), Florence + the Machine (Saturday) and Stevie Wonder (Sunday) — along with 50 other musical acts — but the festival just announced their food and drink lineup. And it’s a real doozy.
But this isn’t your typical festival’s food and drink situation. Superfly, the minds behind Grandoozy, have teamed up with some of the leading culinary and craft brew experts in Denver. They’re rolling out three unique experiences that complement each day of the festival — and the headlining act. Introducing, Devour Denver, Flight School, and Arts + Crafts.
Denver Devour is your stop for all things food-related at Grandoozy. This part will feature a food lineup of 30 local restaurants and food trucks, ranging from neighborhood favorites to our award-winning restaurants. Eight of Denver’s leading culinary experts are behind the vision and execution of this food lineup. These experts include Adam Schlegel (co-founder of Snooze AM Eatery); Biju Thomas (owner of Biju’s Little Curry Shop); Dana Faulk Query (marketing director at Big Red F Restaurant Group); Jeff Suskin (publisher of DiningOut Magazine); Justin Cucci (curator of multiple nationally recognized restaurants); Carrie Baird (executive chef at Bar Dough); Jennifer Jasinski (James Beard Award-winning chef); and Tommy Lee (chef and owner of Hop Alley and Uncle).
From sweet bites to savory eats, expect to find your favorite restaurants and food trucks among the crowd. The full food lineup can be found below. In addition, VIP ticket holders will be treated to an array of gourmet fare from Maine Shack, Highland Tap Burger, Bar Dough and Señor Bear. VIP will also feature daily pop-up happy hours.
Flight school is bringing festival goers five craft spirit flights and four signature cocktails. Mixed by Denver’s own Chad Michael George (partner at The Way Back and American Grind), George will serve flights ranging from Smoky Spirits, Rhums of the World, Agave Tour and a Colorado Whiskey Flight. Full descriptions of each flight can be found below and each flight will consist of a series of different spirit tastings. In addition, Flight School will offer four signature cocktails available a la carte.
Arts + Crafts
Grandoozy is bringing 18 breweries to Overland Park. Leading the beer component of the festival is Steve Kurowski, formerly of Wynkoop Brewing Company and Breckenridge Brewery. Kurowski has assembled a stellar lineup of brews that will sure to have every beer fanatic dancing around. Expect to find some of the country’s best brews that are right here in Denver, including but not limited to 4 Noses Brewing Company, Ratio Beerworks, Denver Beer Company and more.
The 2018 Grandoozy Food and Drink Lineup is as follows
(subject to change):
Adobo (Food Truck)
ash Kara (VIP)
Bar Dough (VIP)
Barbed Wire Reef (Food Truck)
Biju’s Little Curry Shop (Food Truck)
Brider Rotisserie & Kitchen
Carbon + Habit Doughnut Dispensary
Comal Heritage Food Incubator
Highland Tap Burgers (VIP)
Mac N’ Noodles
Maine Shack (VIP)
OG Burgers (Food Truck)
Peak Pops (Cart)
Rocky Mountain Slices (Food Truck)
Señor Bear (VIP)
Snooze, an AM Eatery
Stoney’s Bar & Grill
Sugarfire Smoke House
Sunshine Bowls (Food Truck)
Super Heady Tacos
Sweet Cow Ice Cream
Smoky has long been a description reserved for fine Scotch Whisky, but other
spirits will also tickle those smoky taste buds in a similar way. Jump on board for a
tour of some uniquely smoky spirits from around the globe.
R(h)ums of the world
R(h)um is about as diverse as spirits can get. From spiced to white and sweet to
bone-dry, take off to some of the more unique and delicious rum distillers based in
the high mountains of Colorado and the warm Caribbean waters.
Everyone knows and loves tequila and mezcal is a formidable spirit, but that is just
the tip of the iceberg in what tasty creations distilled agave can offer. Take a trip to
the lesser known spirits of Mexico and the diverse agave species.
CO Whiskey Flight
Long-known for craft beer, Colorado is also ahead of the game in distilled spirits.
Hop on the puddle-jumper and hop around the state to experience
only the finest and truly 100% Colorado-made whiskeys:
Peach Street Bourbon, Leopold Bros., and Woody Creek.
Amaro is new to most mouths, but this family of bitter digestifs has been around
for hundreds of years. Take a trip with some of the best available, from
as close as Denver to as far as Italy and Germany.
ARTS + CRAFTS
4 Noses Brewing
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Denver Beer Company
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Golden Road Brewing
Left Hand Brewing
Lone Tree Brewing
Odell Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Platt Park Brewery
Telluride Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing