Denver has some flavorful events packed in this week. Start the week off by taking a break during the Service Industry Survivors Ball and end it by sipping on a brew for a cause at a Resilience IPA Release. Whatever tickles your taste buds, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, January 14

Service Industry Surivors Ball

Photo Courtesy of Monkey Barrel on Facebook

When: Monday, January 14, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Monkey Barrel teams up with Jameson Irish Whiskey to host a Service Industry Survivors Ball. The event features a party to celebrate all those who have served in the service industry. You can sip on drinks specials, snag giveaways and dance to live music from Star 69.

Tuesday, January 15

Cupcakes & Cider Pairing

Photo Courtesy of Stem Ciders‎ on Facebook

When: Tuesday, January 15, 5 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 at entry

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders partners with Mermaids Bakery to host a Cupcakes & Cider Pairing. You can dive into a doughnut-themed experience of four delightful cupcakes from Mermaids Bakery complimented with four Stem Ciders ciders to make the perfect pairing experience.

Beat Pony Up

Photo Courtesy of Pony Up Denver on Facebook

When: Tuesday, January 15, 6 p.m. 

Where: Pony Up Denver, 1808 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Pony Up Denver presents Beat Pony Up. The event features an evening competition with the Pony Up chefs going head-to-head in a battle of the best French Dip. You can taste each creation and pick the winner.

Loteria Night

Photo Courtesy of Cervecería Colorado on Facebook

When: Tuesday, January 15, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cervecería Colorado presents Loteria Night. The event features a night to play Loteria — a Mexican game of chance. You can get a Loteria card with the purchase of one full beer and play to win more beers in crowler form.

Wednesday, January 16

Impact Dinner

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Wednesday, January 16, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Ct. #105, Denver

Cost: $75 – $100 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Comal Heritage Food Incubator presents an Impact Dinner. The event features a three-course family-style meal created by executive chef Tim Bender with guest chef Sara Gebre. You can dine on the best Ethiopian dishes such as Sambusa, Berbere Spiced Chicken Stew and Ethiopian coffee paired with wine and cocktails.

Mac and Cheese Potluck

Photo Courtesy of Woods Boss Brewing on Facebook

When: Wednesday, January 16, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Woods Boss Brewing presents a Mac and Cheese Potluck. The event features a celebration of the cheesy goodness with a community potluck. You can bring your own dish and sample others while sipping on Woods Boss brews. The event also raises funds for SOS Outreach and with every purchase of a pour, $1 will be donated to the program. If you plan on bringing your own mac and cheese, comment on the event page here.

Sushi Rolling Class

Photo Courtesy of ViewHouse Centennial on Facebook

When: Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $35 RSVP here

The Lowdown: ViewHouse Centennial presents a Sushi Rolling Class. The event features a night of Japanese cuisine with an hour-long class guided by chef Jose. You will learn six different types of sushi making techniques, tips and tricks and more. You can also dine on some sushi delights while you learn.

Thursday, January 17

January Wine Dinner

Photo by Glenn Ross.

When: Thursday, January 17, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Brazen Neighborhood Eatery, 4450 W 38th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $65 per person

The Lowdown: Brazen Neighborhood Eatery hosts a January Wine Dinner. The event features a four-course meal with fresh ingredients. The dinner is paired with five wines to liven up each flavor. Create your reservations here.

Cocktail School

Crafting the Wintered Sazerac. Photo by Brittni Bell

When: Thursday, January 17, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Nocturne, 1330 27th St., Denver 

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Nocturne presents a Cocktail School. The event features a class with bartender Hallie Bauernschmidt that teaches the basics of classic cocktails and how to tweak them to make your own fancy creations. The ticket price includes all materials needed and admission to the Ron Legault-Harry Drabkin Quintet.

Stock Show Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Sarto’s on Facebook

When: Thursday, January 17, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sarto’s hosts a Stock Show Dinner in celebration of the National Western Stock Show. The event features a five-course dinner with stock show beef. You can dine on the best beef in Colorado and feel the West within you.

Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions

Photo Courtesy of Good Sugar Baking‎ on Facebook

When: Thursday, January 17, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Infinite Monkey Theorem teams up with Good Sugar Baking to present Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions. The event features a wine and cupcake pairing with three Good Sugar Baking cupcakes and three Infinite Monkey wines to make your day a bit sweeter. The event sells out fast so make sure to purchase your tickets soon.

Friday, January 18

Absence + Variants Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of The Cultural Center on Facebook

When: Friday, January 18, 3 – 7 p.m. 

Where: The Cultural Center, 6381 Beach St. #A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Cultural Center presents an Absence + Variants Bottle Release. The event features a release of a barrel-aged brew blended with five bourbon barrels from two separate beers. Each variant is packaged in a 750-milliliter amber glass.

Saturday, January 19

Bloodies and Bluegrass

Photo Courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery on Facebook

When: Saturday, January 19, 12 – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Mile High Spirits hosts Bloodies and Bluegrass. The event features a day of homemade bloody marys, drink specials, a brunch menu from Mestizos Mile High Eats and more. You can jam out to bluegrass while you sip and munch.

Barrel-Aged Vanilla Coconut Genius Wizard Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of Ratio Beerworks‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, January 19, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents a Barrel-Aged Vanilla Coconut Genius Wizard Bottle Release. The event features a release of the return of the limited edition Imperial Stout. You can snag one of the 100 bottles of the brew for $14 and sip on a draft of the final batch.

Grand, Grand Rebranding

Photo Courtesy of Prost Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Saturday, January 19, 3 p.m. 

Where: Prost Brewing Company, 2540 19th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Prost Brewing Company presents a Grand, Grand Rebranding. The event features a rebranding reveal in the newly remodeled taproom of Prost. You can explore the new logo, new glassware and new merchandise while you sip on German-style beers.

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Saturday, January 19, 12 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders presents its 5 Year Anniversary Celebration. The event features a day of special releases, drink specials, live music and more. You can sip on a 5 String Banjo Cider release and listen to performances from Trout Steak Revival, Chain Station and 300 Days in celebration of Stem Ciders. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a five-year anniversary keepsake cider cup.

Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co (Arvada, CO) on Facebook

When: Saturday, January 19 – 20

Where: Denver Beer Co (Arvada), 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Beer Co (Arvada) presents a Beer, Coffee & Bacon Fest. The event features a two-day festival that celebrates all things coffee, bacon and brews. You can sip on brews of the hot and cold variety and munch on crunchy bacon while you heat up from the chill of the outdoors.

Whiskey Barrel Quandary Release

Photo Courtesy of River North Brewery‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, January 19, 12 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: River North Brewery presents a Whiskey Barrel Quandary Release. The event features a release of a rich beer brewed in Colorado bourbon and whiskey barrels that has notes of figs and dates with an oaky finish. The brew is available on tap and in $10 bottles.

Sunday, January 20

Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless

Photo Courtesy of Impact on Facebook

When: Sunday, January 20, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $10 suggested donation

The Lowdown: Help make and pack lunches for those in need at Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless. You can pitch in your effort to put together sack lunches and hand them out in downtown Denver. You can make an impact on your local community one lunch at a time. Volunteer here.

Resilience IPA Release

Photo Courtesy of Lady Justice Brewing on Facebook

When: Sunday, January 20, 12 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Lady Justice Brewing, 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Lady Justice Brewing presents a Resilience IPA Release. The event features the release of an IPA specially brewed in support of the Camp Fire. Lady Justice will donate all of the proceeds from the sales of the release to the Sierra Nevada Club Camp Fire Relief Fund.

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Mark Your Calendar

January Bottle Release

When: January 22 – 23

Where: Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S Broadway #A51, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Spaceballs Beer Dinner with TRVE Brewing

When: January 23, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $40 tickets available here

Denver Winter Brew Fest

When: January 25 – 26

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Lower Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $40 – $70 tickets available here

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