This Week in Colorado Beer
Friday, 5-9 p.m.:
Hops for Habitat, Plains Conservation Center in Aurora. Drink beer, support the environment: It's the sincerest way to act like a brewer. Tickets are $30, though I haven't found information on the number of breweries that will be there. Reservations required
Friday, 7-10 p.m:
Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave. in Denver. Flyers advertise at least 22 microbreweries and 75 beers. Tickets are $30 in advance (http://www.denverbrewfest.com/
) and $35 at the door.
Beer and Food Pairing
Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.: Great Divide
hosts its monthly beer/cheese night. Five beers, five cheeses, $10. With the new selection of beers, you never know what you'll get.
July 31, 6:30 p.m.:
Del Frisco's Steak House in Greenwood Village hosts its first beer pairing dinner, with New Belgium Brewery. Cost is $65, and the menu
features such tempting twosomes as butterscotch braised duck leg with Abbey. RSVPs needed by July 24 at 303-796-0100.
*Pagosa Brewing rolled out its Summer Hop Ale, a once-a-year cross between a pale and an IPA, on Wednesday.
*Two new New Belgium Lips of Faith bombers hit store shelves this week: the wild-yeast, dry-hopped La Fleur Misseur and the Transatlantique Kriek, a lambic brewed with Polish cherries.
*Left Hand's Oak Aged Imperial Stout, aged in Heaven Hill brandy barrels, is back in stores for the first time in two years.
*Dry Dock Brewing, now situated in its new home in Aurora, taps a firkin of Creamsicle Pale Ale on Friday.