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Colorado Wine Cocktail Competition; Mushroom Foraging; More

LODO— On Tuesday, June 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Green Russell will host the Colorado Wine Cocktail competition. Six of the city's top bartenders will be tasked with making terroir-inspired cocktails, bringing out the complex flavors of Colorado wine and mixing it with the bitters, spirits and other drink ingredients. Competing bartenders include Adam Hodak of Green Russell, Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray, Gerard Collier of Corner House, and Joe Hines of Williams & Graham. Visit for tickets. [Eaterwire]

LONGMONT— For the first time in over 4 years, Left Hand's Belgian Tripel is back for the summer 2013. Named for the local river running alongside the brewery, St. Vrain is a true to style Belgian Tripel, light in color with a touch of Celelia hops and malt sweetness contrasting the warm spiciness within. St. Vrain will be packaged in 22 oz bottles and kegs. [Eaterwire]

VAIL— The Four Seasons Resort Vail announced the return of "Mushrooms & Mercedes," a series of foraging expeditions guided for the third year in a row by Larry Evans. Attendees are escorted in a Four Seasons Mercedes to forage for mushrooms returning to the Resort's restaurant Flame for a dinner featuring the mushrooms picked on the hunt. The cost is $250 per person and all supplies are included. Excursions take place from 10 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on the following dates: 7/27, 8/4, 8/10, and 8/18. For reservations and more information, call 970 477 8610. [Eaterwire]

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