LOST IN THE WOODS SOUR BEER PARTY
When: February 1, 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: New Belgium Brewing Co.
What: The second annual "Lost in the Woods" sour soiree celebrates New Belgium's passion for sour beers, highlighting the brewery's expanded wood cellar and the fourth collaboration with Frank Boon for the latest version of Transatlantique Kriek, a sour cherry beer. The event is also the release party for this year's La Folie sour series. A sour beer symposium will be held before this event- tickets will be sold separately.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $60 per person. More info on the New Belgium event site.
SUNRISE RANCH CULINARY ACADEMY
When: Saturday, February 1, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Where: 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland
What: Pasture to plate demonstration/lesson. Attendees will tour the working farm and ranch. A hands-on whole cow butchery demo will follow. Students will enjoy a farm‐to‐table dinner prepared by Sunrise Ranch chefs using sustainably -raised food.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tuition is $135 and includes lunch and dinner. Rooms for overnight stay are available with an additional fee. More info here.
ALTON BROWN LIVE
When: February 5
Where: Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley
What: Alton Brown, star of Good Eats, brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science to Colorado. A show will be a unique blend of stand-up comedy, good experimentation, talk show mischief, multimedia lecture, and live music.
More info, tickets, reservations: Ticket prices are $75, $36, $29, and $19 and can be purchased by calling 970.356.5000. More info here.
BAD APPLE POP UP
When: February 9 at 5 p.m.
Where: Uncle, 2215 W 32nd Avenue
What: A 10 course meal will be offered, featuring produce from Americanum Provisions, meats from Western Daughters, and booze from the Proper Pour.
More info, tickets, reservations: The dinner costs $95 per person and drink pairings are included. For reservations and more information, call 720.588.7705 or email email@example.com.
MASTER OF THE BREWNIVERSE
When: February 13, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Avenue
What: The Masters of the Brewniverse, created by Wynkoop Brewery, will showcase 16 different breweries competing in this hilarious version of a pageant.
More info, tickets, reservations: a $25 ticket gets you all the beer you can drink from 16 different breweries in Colorado and general admission. Tickets and more details here.
VALENTINE'S DAY AT GUARD & GRACE
When: February 14
Where: Guard & Grace, 1801 California Street.
What: Chef Troy Guard will be opening his largest concept yet in February. A 9,000 square foot modern American steakhouse, Guard & Grace will serve a special $85 four-course Valentine's Day menu that includes dishes like an open-faced lobster ravioli with roasted mushrooms, spinach cream, and lobster cream sauce and a
8 ounce NY strip + 6 once king crab legs surf & turf plate.
More info, tickets, reservations: $85 for a four-course menu. Reservations can be made on Open Table or by calling 303.293.8500.
SUZANNE GOIN GUEST DINNER AT FRASCA
When: February 18
Where: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: The team at Frasca Food and Wine welcomes chef Suzanne Goin, whose LA restaurant empire and cookbooks The a.o.c. Cookbook and Sunday Suppers at Lucques have earned widespread national acclaim. Suzanne will join Frasca for a special four-course dinner, including wine pairings and a signed copy of The a.o.c. Cookbook.
More info, tickets, reservations: The dinner costs a $148 per person and includes the four-course menu, paired wines, and a signed copy of the cookbook. For reservations and more information, please call Frasca at 303.442.6966.
When: February 25 at 6 p.m.
Where: Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: The restaurant's first seasonal roast of 2014.
More info, tickets, reservations: The Rioja Roast will feature the wines of Rioja paired with traditional flavors. For more information and reservations, call 303.444.3622.
5280 RESTAURANT WEEK: RISOTTO WORKSHOP
When: February 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni Street
What: Cooks can learn how to master the art of risotto during "5280 Restaurant Week: Risotto Workshop." The menu consists of wild mushroom risotto, Italian sausage and herb risotto, butternut squash and currant risotto, as well as shrimp and fennel risotto.
More info, tickets, reservations: $52.80 per person; call 720.287.4823 for reservations.
12TH ANNUAL BOULDER STRONG ALE FESTIVAL
When: Friday Februay 28, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday March 1, 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Avery Brewing Company
What: To make it into this fest, a beer must be 8% ABV or higher and represent something very special from the heart and soul of its creator.
More info, tickets, reservations: Click here.