CURTIS PARK — Ratio Beerworks is happy to announce the return of Genius Wizard, a Russian imperial stout, this Saturday December 12. The release party, which starts at noon, will feature single bottles of the brew for $10, as well as an exclusive release of the barrel aged version will be sold in 375ml bottles, among others. In addition to the festivities, local bands Abrams and Muscle Beach to the taproom for live performances in the evening.
CAPITOL HILL — Thump Coffee is turning two. To celebrate, the cafe is hosting a celebratory "throwdown". Attendees can put in $5 for a chance to win prizes from Thump, Winter Session, Steadbrook, Topo Designs, Veak Ceramics, 84 South, Pizzeria Local, and Espresso Parts! Those who don't wish to compete can just sit back and enjoy some beer. Doors and registration begin at 7 p.m., the throwdown will commence at 7:30.
FORT COLLINS — Black Bottle Brewery is welcoming Elevation Beer Company and Telluride Brewing Co for a tap takeover on Monday, December 14. Starting at 5 p.m., the two breweries will team up to pour some of their craft beers, in addition to their joint collaboration, Bridging the Divide. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.
CAPITOL HILL — Spread the holiday cheer this year with Steuben's annual toy drive. On Monday, December 14 at 9 p.m., Steuben's invites guests to dress up as their favorite character from SNL and enjoy a night of giving with guest bartenders, special guest DJ Jack Burton, and an array of snacks. Everyone who brings a toy benefitting the children living in DHA housing will receive their first cocktail free, $5 cocktails for the rest of the evening.