Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November beer dinners and tastings in Colorado

The beer festival season may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't any beer related events going on in the fine state of Colorado. Here is a list of a half a dozen or more beer dinners and tasting sessions that are planned in and around the state of Colorado. One may be just the right one for you.

More beer events may be found in the 2008 Colorado Beer Festival listings.

New Belgium's Lips of Faith Release Party
November 15, 2008 (Sat)
Falling Rock Tap House
Denver, CO
Join the gang down at the Falling Rock at 5pm for the tapping of the latest Lips of Faith beer, Ben's Saison. Ben's Saison starts slightly sour and citric across the palate with a quick blast of cranberry tartness. New Belgium made a very limited quantity of this brew so be sure to try some soon before it's all gone. Web site.

Boulder Beer Brewmaster's Dinner
November 18, 2008 (Tue)
Dolan's Restaurant
Boulder, CO
Join Boulder Beer's Brewmaster David Zuckerman at Dolan's Restaurant in Boulder for a four course meal paired with some of the best beer from Boulder. The meal starts at 6:00pm and runs until 8:30pm. The cost is $35 per person plus tax and tip. Tickets are available at Liquor Mart in Boulder (303-449-3374) or call the restaurant at 303-444-8758.

Great Divide Beer and Dessert Pairing
November 18, 2008 (Tue)
Great Divide Brewery
2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO
Head on down to the brewery in Denver from 5-8pm for a pairing of some delicious desserts with some of the best Great Divide brews. Contact the brewery for more details. Cost: $10. Please RSVP to info@greatdivide.com. Web site.

Pumphouse Fall Beer Dinner
November 18, 2008 (Tue)
Pumphouse Brewery
Longmont, CO
Join the Pumphouse Brewery staff as they offer up a Fall Beer Dinner on November 18th starting at 6:30pm. The meal will feature their house brewed ales and a beer from their new bottle list. The food will be prepared by Chef Cesar and Chef Chris and hosted by David Mentus, Head Brewer. Cost: $50.00 per person (tax and tip included).

AiX & Great Divide Brewing Company Tasting Dinner
November 20, 2008 (Thu)
AiX Restaurant
719 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO
Come join the chefs at AiX and the brewers from Great Divide for an evening of modern cuisine and ale pairings on Thursday November 20th at 7pm. A four-course tasting dinner has been planned with the beer lover in mind. Cost: $35 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations with credit card are required due to limited seating. Call: 303-831-1296. AiX web site. Brewery web site.

Craft Beer Education - Beer 101 Class
November 20, 2008 (Thu)
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking
Denver, CO
Come attend a beer education class that will teach you about the history, regions and production of fine beer. The instructor - Scott Kerkmans, Chief Beer Officer at Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, a Certified Cicerone, a BJCP certified beer judge and a former brewer at Alaskan Beer Company will guide you through this 3-hour session and let you taste 6 different beers of varying tastes and intricacies. These craft brews offer just as much complexity as the finest wines and he will help you pair them with your favorite dishes. Class hours: 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Cost: $59 per person. Cook Street School, 1937 Market Street, Denver, CO. Phone: 303-308-9300. Web site.

A Decade of Hog Heaven: 1998 - 2008
November 21, 2008 (Fri)
Avery Brewing Company
Boulder, CO
A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Avery's Hog Heaven barleywine. Aged versions of this big barleywine will be served (some really old). The event will be catered with light food including fine cheeses and meats to compliment the beers served. Show up at 7:30pm to taste some new brews and then stick around until 8:30pm for the Hog Heaven celebration which lasts until 10pm. Advance ticket sales only @ Avery. 50 person max. Web site.

Great Divide Beer and Cheese Pairing
November 25, 2008 (Tue)
Great Divide Brewery
2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO
A pairing of 5 different cheeses and 5 different brews will be offered at the Great Divide brewery in Denver. The cost of this event is $10. The pairing will be held between 5-8pm. Please RSVP to info@greatdivide.com. Web site.

Related articles:
- 2008 Colorado Beer Festivals.
- 2009 Colorado Beer Festivals & Events.
- Samuel Adams Beer Dinner Highlights.

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