Denver is primed and ready for Christmas with some tasty events this week. Start it off by challenging yourself with the 12 Firkins of Christmas and end it by munching at a Christmas Brunch Buffet. Whatever you end up craving, make sure to take a look at this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, December 17

12 Firkins of Christmas

Photo Courtesy of Copper Kettle Brewing Company‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, December 17 – 24 

Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The 12 Firkins of Christmas is back. The event features a tapping of 12 “firkins” over the 12 days leading up to Christmas. The challenge? You must partake in each firkin each day until December 24 to be able to win a prize and make sure to get a stamp for every beer. This week you can sip on a Papá Noel gingerbread Mexican Stout, a Cookies 4 Santa milk stout made with cookies, a Leche de Santa milk stout with coffee, a Flamingo-ho-ho-ho pina colada milkshake IPA and a Not Yer Grandma’s Fruitcake ale with toffee. See the event page for the full list of firkins.

Rock N Lobster Roll Christmas Party

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When: Monday, December 17, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: WT Shortys, 990 S Oneida St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: WT Shortys presents a Rock N Lobster Roll Christmas Party. The event features a chance to chow down on the best lobster rolls, celebrate the holidays and more. You can take part in a raffle to win prizes and sip on free booze throughout the night.

A Moment in Time No. 1

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When: Monday, December 17, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Novel Strand Brewing Company, 305 1st Ave., Denver 

Cost: $70 per person

The Lowdown: Novel Strand Brewing Company teams up with Goed Zuur to present a Moment in Time No. 1. The event features a beer dinner created by chef Anthony Lopiccolo and cheese master Rachel Smith. You can delight in a five-course meal with each dish paired perfectly with a special brew. Tickets are available to purchase in the taproom of Novel Strand.

Tuesday, December 18

Ugly Sweater Party

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When: Tuesday, December 18, 3:05 – 9:50 p.m. 

Where: Ursula Brewing, 2101 N Ursula St. Unit 10, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ursula Brewing hosts an Ugly Sweater Party. Don your ugliest holiday sweater and party out the night with tons of brews. You can win prizes for the ugliest sweater and get $1 off of your first glass of beer for wearing the hideous apparel.

Sardinian Wine Dinner

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When: Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Palizo Italiano, 1472 S Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Palizo Italiano presents a Sardinian Wine Dinner. The event features a four-course dinner paired with five wines from Argiolas Wines. You can sip and nibble on the best bites and hear from Mario Scanu, a Sardinian Italian wine specialist from Argiolas. RSVP here.

Feast of the Seven Fishes

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When: Tuesday, December 18 – 24 

Where: Coperta, 400 E 20th Ave., Denver

Cost: $59 per person

The Lowdown: Coperta presents Feast of the Seven Fishes. The event features a feast with a special three-course menu of antipasti, pappardelle with monkfish in sugo and more. Chefs Paul C. Reilly and Aileen V. Reilly with their teams with tickle your taste buds with delights. Create your reservations here or by calling 720.749.4666

Wednesday, December 19

Ugly Sweater Party/F*ck Cancer Fundraiser

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When: Wednesday, December 19, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, 1855 Blake St. #160, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Seven Grand presents an Ugly Sweater Party/ F*ck Cancer Fundraiser. The event features a night of festivity with a raffle for a chance to win a bottle of Devil’s River Small Batch Bourbon, whiskey cocktail specials and more. You can imbibe and raise funds for the fight against cancer.

Cozy Cookie Decorating

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When: Wednesday, December 19, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: ViewHouse Ballpark presents a Cozy Cookie Decorating. The event features a night to gather friends, decorate some holiday cookies and watch some classic holiday films. You can decorate three large sugar cookies with a myriad of toppings, frostings and more.

Christmas Cocktail Workshop

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When: Wednesday, December 19, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Stapleton MCA, 8371 E Northfield Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stapleton MCA presents a Christmas Cocktail Workshop. The event features a class that will instruct you on how to mix a couple of delightful sips just in time of Christmas. You can also have a chance to create your own signature cocktail to present to your holiday guests.

Naughty Nibbles

Photo Courtesy of Zuni Street Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Wednesday, December 19, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Zuni Street Brewing Company, 2355 W 29th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Zuni Street Brewing Company teams up with Good Sugar Baking to Host Naughty Nibbles. The event features a pairing of two cookies from Good Sugar Baking with one pint of Zuni Street beer. You can decorate your two cookies and sip on your brew throughout the night. The ticket price includes all materials needed to decorate.

Thursday, December 20

Kegs for a Cause

Logan House Coffee photo by Brittany Werges.

When: Thursday, December 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Logan House Coffee, 2501 Dallas St. #112, Aurora

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Logan House Coffee partners with Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits to host Kegs for a Cause. The event features a night to support Northfield High School with $5 pours of beer, bites from Sazza Pizza, Rolling Smoke BBQ and more. You can raise funds and explore Stanley Marketplace.

An Imperial Christmas

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When: Thursday, December 20, 4 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Comrade Brewing Company, 7667 E Iliff Ave. Ste F, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Comrade Brewing Company presents An Imperial Christmas. The event features a release of some limited Quit Stalin variants, including a marshmallow vanilla stout, a maple coffee stout, a chocolate blueberry stout and more. You can nibble on Christmas cookies, jam out to holiday music and celebrate with Comrade Brewing.

Cookbook Signing & Holiday Market

Photo by Brittni Bell

When: Thursday, December 20, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Safta Restaurant, 3330 Brighton Blvd. Ste 201, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Safta Restaurant hosts a Cookbook Signing & Holiday Market. The event features a chance to purchase chef Alon Shaya’s new cookbook and have it signed. You can also explore a holiday market in The Source Hotel to find any last minute gifts.

Beers + Banned Books

Photo Courtesy of Renegade Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Thursday, December 20, 5:30 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Renegade Brewing Company presents Beers + Banned Books. The event features a celebration of banned books with a brew to match the theme. This week you can read Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and sip on a chocolate hammer imperial stout.

Friday, December 21

Scam Likely 3.0

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When: Friday, December 21, 5:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: La Filette, 4416 E 8th Ave., Denver

Cost: $35 per person

The Lowdown: La Filette presents Scam Likely 3.0. The event features an interactive pop-up dinner with Scam Likely. You can dine on a four-course Asian fusion plant-based meal. Scam Likely is extremely popular so make sure to create your reservation by emailing [email protected] or calling 347.205.0440.

Night of Darks

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When: Friday, December 21, 7  p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Freshcraft partners with Bell’s Brewery to host a Night of Darks. The event features a celebrating of the Winter Solstice, the longest and darkest day of the year. You can sip on four brews from Bell’s Brewery including Arabicadabra, Kalamazoo Stout and Trumpeter’s Stout.

Saturday, December 22

Drink the Bar Dry 5.0

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When: Saturday, December 22, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Ste. Ellie, 1553 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ste. Ellie presents Drink the Bar Dry 5.0. The event features a holiday party to finish all holiday parties. You can sip on drink specials, snack on food specials and more. Help Ste. Ellie celebrate its fifth annual soiree.

Playing with Pasta

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When: Saturday, December 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: Sarto’s, 2900 W 25th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sarto’s hosts Playing with Pasta. The event features a chance to learn how to make some delicious pasta with the chefs of Sarto’s. You can sip on mimosas, create pasta and later dine on a pasta brunch.

Holiday Beer Fest

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When: Saturday, December 22, 12 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hops & Pie hosts a Holiday Beer Fest. The event features a day to taste some amazing brews from more than 10 different breweries. You can sip on holiday-themed beers from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales -Dexter, Prairie Artisan Ales, Avery Brewing Company and more.

Donut Panic Release

Photo Courtesy of Fiction Beer Company on Facebook

When: Saturday, December 22, 1 – 11 p.m.

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: What is better than donuts? Donuts and beer, of course. Fiction Beer Company presents its 2018 Donut Panic Release. The event features a tapping of a sweet potato pie specialty ale brewed with a Maris Otter malt and oats, 180 pounds of Okinawa purple sweet potatoes, marshmallows and more. You can sip on the brew and take part in a donut and beer pairing with Glazed and Confused Doughnuts.

Sunday, December 23

Christmas Brunch Buffet

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When: Sunday, December 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: ViewHouse Centennial, 7101 S Clinton St., Centennial

Cost: $36.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: ViewHouse Centennial presents a Christmas Brunch Buffet. The event features a buffet full of Christmas-themed bites such as leg of lamb, apple pie, rum & raisin bread pudding and more. You can dine and later meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

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Mark Your Calendars

Heavy Metal Xmas Eve Brunch

When: December 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Wine Down The Holidays

When: December 26, 11 a.m. 

Where: STK Denver, 1550 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free reserve by calling 720.597.8010

Carved Tree Cake Class

When: December 28, 6 – 8  p.m. 

Where: My Make Studios, 6460 E Yale Ave. Ste E60, Denver 

Cost: $59.40 register here

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