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Nine Great Events to Check Out This Weekend

Beer, spirits, and great bites, plus lots of live music is on the agenda.

Cafe Aion
Cafe Aion

BOULDER — Starting at 5 p.m. today, Cafe Aion is hosting Feisty Fridays, a collaboration event between the restaurant owned by chef Dakota Soifer and Feisty Spirits. David, the distiller, and Alexandra, the sales guru will be on hand to talk booze, distilling, cocktails and more. Swing by for small tasting samples, as well as $5 Feisty cocktails. The cocktail lineup includes Blue Corn Bourbon, Quinoa Whiskey, Bier Schnapps and more.

FIVE POINTS —  Spangalang Brewery and th eDenver Kush Club is turning the Fove Points Plaza into a beer garden on Friday, July 31st! Come enjoy the Art-Party from 5 to 9 p.m.

LODO Blue Moon Brewing will celebrate its twentieth anniversary and the lunar blue moon tonight with a multi-event party starting at 6 p.m. The main part is a series of rooftop concerts at four LoDo locations: Jackson's (1520 20th Street), Lodo's (1946 Market Street), Hayter's & Co. (1920 Blake Street) and Sports Column (1930 Blake Street). The real bonus: At 7:30 p.m., doors open to The Sandlot (2161 Blake), inside Coors Field, where headliner Big Data and special guest Robert DeLong will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. To attend, you need to RSVP to one of the parties at Eventbrite.

DOWNTOWN — The 2015 Denver Beer Olympics will take place on Saturday, August 1 at Civic Center Park and will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More information here.

NORTH DENVER — The Denver County Fair is in full swing with weekend activities that include lots of eating and drinking, not to mention the many food and booze-related competitions. Highlights include the X-Treme Pancake Breakfast - over 100 toppings AND 32 flavors of butter on Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and the X-Treme Breakfast Burritos, over 100 toppings and sauces for your burritos, on Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. The events include FREE coffee donated by Pablo's Coffee and vegan and gluten-free options. More information is available here.

DOWNTOWN —  Sesh Fest, a celebration of beers less than 5 percent alcohol by volume or less, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 at Sculpture Park. The event is organized by Imbibe Events and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Tickets, which are $25 and more information can be found at

STAPLETON — Join the Basic Kneads Pizza truck at Station 26 Brewing Co. on Saturday August 1 to celebrate its 5 year anniversary. There will be water balloon tosses, bartender/pizza chef dunk tank, cornhole tournament, a special beer release, and live music. All four of Basic Kneads ovens will be in one place for the event.

BOULDER The Post Brewing Company will host Jack's Benevolent Bash from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 at the Koenig Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The event benefits the Autism Society of Boulder County and the Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant. Tickets, which can be purchased online, cost $100 per person and include beers from the Post, Avery, Wonderland, Odd 13, Liquid Mechanics, BRU and Industrial Revolution, plus food from chefs like Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Market and Ian Clark of BRU. Bonus: Live music from the Adam Bodine Trio and a raffle with great prizes.

DOWNTOWN Want to spend your summer Sunday night with some free live music? Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge's summer concert series will feature jazz trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman on Sunday, August 2 starting at 8 p.m. Enjoy a menu full of locally sourced ingredients and sustainable meats and seafood along with the live music. A full calendar of the concert series can be found online.

Spangalang Brewery

2736 Welton Street, , CO 80205 (303) 297-1276 Visit Website

Baur's Restaurant

1512 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 615-4000

Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Avenue, , CO 80302 (303) 993-8131 Visit Website

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