LONGMONT— Don't miss Left Hand Brewing's Nitro Fest on Saturday, November 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. The first-of-its-kind event brings together rare nitrogenated brews from more than 21 craft breweries in celebration of Left Hand's 21st birthday. Held inside a heated event tent, Nitro Fest will also feature live circus art and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets cost $50 and include unlimited samples and a commemorative glass.
BERKELEY— Join West End Tap House for the Summit Sessions '15 CD release party on Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. DJ Matt Cassidy will be on hand and everyone who attends will receive a limited copy of the "Tune up & Tune in" release. Also look for drink specials, free giveaways, and a raffle for a pair of Icelantic skis.
DOWNTOWN— The third annual Denver Bacon and Beer Festival is happening Sunday, November 16 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Curtis Hotel. Area restaurants and breweries—think Butcher's Bistro, Blackbelly, Epic Brewing, Great Divide, and more—will come together to offer creative bacon-based dishes and fine brews. Tickets cost $46.50, but you can pay $61.50 to achieve "baller" status.
RINO— Stop by Acorn at the Source on Sunday, November 16 for smOAKed, a barbecue pop-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Bill Espiricueta is creating a menu of favorites like baby back ribs, smoked chicken, and a Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich. Prices vary depending on the item and the event repeats again on Sunday, November 23.