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Hipster Santa, Donut-Inspired Beer, Christmas Carol-Themed Dinner

Plus a chili cook off and a highly anticipated beer release.

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PARK HILL — On December 19, join Fiction Beer for the release of an exclusive collaboration with Glazed and Confuzed Donuts: DONUT PANIC, a Confuzed Samoa Donut Ale. The release party will begin at noon, and will feature beer pairings with a selection of donuts from Glazed and Confuzed. DONUT PANIC will also be available on tap and in 22 ox bombers.

RINO — Black Shirt Brewing Co is re-releasing its 2015 Red Evelyn IPA. The brewery normally releases this once a year in August, but the original batch had to be redesigned. The release will be on Saturday, December 19th along with a Pop Up Record Store in Black Shirt's taproom.

CAPITOL HILL —  DiFranco's Restaurant is hosting a three course food and wine pairing, featuring Peter Franus Wines on Saturday, December 19. The dinner will commence at 7 p.m., and costs $75 per person, wine included. Call DiFranco's at 720.253.1244 to make a reservation.

RINO — Hipster Santa is coming to the Source on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for some millennial-friendly photo ops. Resident photographer Jennifer Olson will host the modern day St. Nick and will shoot photos for $20. For every selfie shared on social media with this Santa and the hashtag #RiNoHipsterSanta, the Source will donate $1 to Slow Food Denver. Jennifer Olson Photography will match that donation.

ARVADA —  Show off your culinary prowess at Arvada Beer's Chili Cook Off! This Sunday, December 20, enter your red or green chili, to be tasted and evaluated by a panel of judges. If cooking isn't your strong suit, go and taste some of the best chili in Arvada for only $5. Proceeds benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. There is a $10 entry fee for those wishing to enter their chili.

SOUTHWEST DENVER —  Chef and Brew Festival Denver is hosting a Christmas Carol themed dinner, featuring chef Michael Long and Strange Craft Beer Company. The event, which will feature scrooge-worthy menu items such as a Christmas spice cured ham, "three ghosts" soup, and chocolate plum pudding brulee, will commence at 6:30 p.m. in the Strange Craft tasting room. Tickets are $49 per person, beer pairings included. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Disclosure: the editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source.

Black Shirt Brewing Co

3719 Walnut Street, , CO 80205 (303) 993-2799 Visit Website

Fiction Beer Company

, Denver, CO

Arvada Beer Company

5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 467-2337 Visit Website

Strange Brewing Company

1330 Zuni Street, Denver, CO 80204 720 985 2337 Visit Website

DiFranco's Italian

955 Lincoln St, Unit D, Denver, CO 80203 (720) 253-1244 Visit Website