As always, Colorado weekend festivities provide endless opportunities for beer drinking. This weekend, imbibe at Elitch Garden's Thrills & Pils' Brew Festival, Avery Brewing Co.'s Great Rumpkin Raffle, and the two year anniversary of Wit's End Brewing Company. This weekend also offers a unique "Fish To Farm" dinner by Jax Fish House. Here are the details:
THRILLS & PILS' BREW FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, September 21; 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Elitch Gardens
What: This festival will feature 45 brews and will allow ticket buyers unlimited rides at the theme park.
More info and tickets: Tickets are $39.99 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help the Colorado flood relief efforts. For more information, visit elitchgardens.com.
WIT'S END BREWING 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
When: Saturday, September 21; 12 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wit's End Brewing Co.; 2505 W 2nd Ave, Unit 13
Denver, CO 80219
What: Celebrate 2 years strong at Denver's smallest brewery, Wit's End. There will be 13 different beers on tap, and raffles for schwag and GABF tickets. The Pride of Philly food truck will be serving cheesesteaks for the afternoon.
More info and tickets: Visit the Wit's End Facebook page.
GROWE'S FISH TO FARM DINNER
When: Saturday, September 21; 6 p.m.
Where: Isabelle Farm; 1640 West Baseline Road
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
What: A five-course menu featuring farm-fresh produce from Isabelle Farm will be prepared by Jax Fish House chefs in an evening event to benefit the Growe Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides elementary schools with organic vegetable gardens and more. Menu highlights include herb-charred hamachi with salty melon, cucumber, local honey, and pickled chard legs; grilled escolar with chorizo, golden beets, rainbow chard, roasted shishito butter, and pickled ramps; and buttermilk panna cotta with melon jam, basil.
More info and tickets: Click here.
GREAT RUMPKIN RAFFLE
When: Sunday, September 22; 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Avery Brewing Co. tap room; 5763 Arapahoe Ave. Unit E, Boulder, CO 80303
What: Avery is dedicating the release of its fall seasonal beer to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. During this weekend's party, raffle tickets will be sold for $10 and each ticket will include a free pint. The raffle's Grand Prize will be an entire case of Rumpkin, six-packs of Rumpkin, two pairs of IPA Fest tickets, and Avery gear.
More info and tickets: Visit averybrewing.com.