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FORT COLLINS— The second annual Fortoberfest starts tonight—Friday, September 19—at 5 p.m. and continues Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event at Old Town Square in downtown Fort Collins celebrates beer from a dozen in-town breweries. Look for pours like Penitentiary pale ale from 1933 Brewing Company and Fort Collins Brewery's Black IPA, as well as a lineup of live music. Admission is free, with beer available for purchase. [Eaterwire]

BOULDERFrasca Food and Wine will host its first-ever public brunch service on Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m. The end-of-summer rose brunch is inspired by San Francisco's famed Zuni Café. The cost is $160 for the family-style menu, including wine pairings, tax, and gratuity. Seating is limited; email erin@frascafoodandwine.com to reserve. [Eaterwire]

BALLPARK— Celebrate The Lobby's fifth anniversary on Saturday, September 20 with an all-day soiree starting with brunch at 9 a.m. Festivities include promotions and lawn games, as well as three special beer tappings throughout the day, a pig roast, and happy hour specials. Tickets for the pig roast will be available at the door. Call 303.997.9911 for more information. [Eaterwire]

SOUTHWEST— On Saturday, September 20 from noon to 8 p.m., Wit's End Brewing Company will mark its third anniversary. The celebration will feature more than 13 beers on tap, as well as prize raffles—a pair of Great American Beer Festival tickets is up for grabs—and food from Bakin' Bakery food truck and Pride of Philly Cheesesteaks. Visit Facebook for more details. [Eaterwire]

UPTOWNVine Street Pub & Brewery will host its Uptown Block Party and Brewer's Olympics on Saturday, September 20. The event kicks off at 1 p.m., with live music from the Drunken Hearts, as well as Keith Moseley of the String Cheese Incident with Scott Law, Dave Brogan, and Lebo. The "best beer garden on the Front Range" will feature brews from Olympics participants like Mountain Sun and Renegade Brewing. Visit Facebook for more details. [Eaterwire]

LODO— Join the Squeaky Bean on Sunday, September 21 for a special bingo brunch bash celebrating actor and comedian Bill Murray's 64th birthday. The usual brunch menu and cocktails—served starting at 10 a.m.—will be renamed to fit the Murray theme. Bingo starts off at 1 p.m., with Murray-centric prizes awarded. Brunch-goers are also encouraged to dress in Bill Murray-appropriate attire. Call 303.623.2665 for reservations. [Eaterwire]

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The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80209 (303) 623-2665 Visit Website

Vine Street Pub & Brewery

1700 Vine Street, , CO 80206 (303) 388-2337 Visit Website

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