This Week in Colorado Beer
*7-10 p.m. Friday: Denver Winter Brewfest
at Mile High Station. Twenty-five Colorado breweries. 75 beers. Arts, crafts and live music, if that kind of stuff appeals to you. Did I mention 25 different breweries? Thirty bucks in advance and 35 at the door.
*5 p.m. Friday: Falling Rock Taphouse
puts Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron
, a 12% ABV brown ale aged in rare South American wood, on tap. This could be one of the bargains of the month, since there's no way you'll drink more than one unless you're there all night.
*5-9 p.m. Tuesday: Bristol taps its Skull 'N Bones Grand Cru
. I can't vouch for this particular creation, but I've never had a Skull 'N Bones beer that wasn't great.
*Tuesday: Rock Bottom South Denver hosts its monthly Chef & Brewers dinner
, four courses paired with four beers, including the '07 Barleywine. Appropriately, it's $40.
An Ongoing Party
*Kannah Creek Brewing of Grand Junction began its 2009 Robert Burns Birthday Celebration
on Tuesday, and the beer is still flowing. On tap: The Scottish, a beer that is nutty but not flowery, a little like Burns himself.