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Five Beer-Centric Events to Check Out on Wednesday

The Great American Beer Festival is almost here. Here's how to warm up.

Highland Tap & Burger
Highland Tap & Burger
Adam Larkey

HIGHLANDS Calling all sour beer fans: the ultimate sour event is back. What the Funk!? is a celebration of all things funky in beer, sponsored by Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and showcasing beer from over 60 breweries. For tickets to this sought-after event, go online here.

BERKELEY — The 2nd Annual Offensively Delicious: A Craft Beer Comedy Show will take place at the Oriental Theater on Wednesday, September 23, the day before the Great American Beer Festival begins. Participating breweries are Renegade, Breckenridge, Epic, Fort Collins, Telluride, Shmaltz, New Holland, Ommegang, Lagunitas, and Lakefront. Guests will enjoy beer sampling from 6 to 8 p.m. when everyone is encouraged to redeem vouchers for full pours of their choice of beers and sit down to enjoy the show. The show begins with brewers, bartenders, owners, sales reps, or tour guides taking the stage.

LOHI — On Wednesday, September 23 starting at 5:30, Highland Tap & Burger will host its 5th annual Suds and Sliders. Co-hosted with Avery Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, Epic Brewing and Left Hand Brewing, the event will bring a variety of sliders pairings (think Colorado lamb, chicken meatloaf, and more) to the brews.

RINO — Ratio Beerworks, located at 2920 Larimer Street, is launching its own commemorative beer, the Wicked Grin Plum Saison, in honor of Larimer Square's 50th anniversary. The limited-time specialty brew will be released from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

SUNNYSIDE — Breweries from the neighborhood — Denver Beer Co. Canworks, Diebolt Brewing, and Factotum Brewhouse — will host Sunnyside Beer Strolls starting on Wednesday an through through Sunday, September 27. Maps and stamp card will be availabe at all three taprooms. Each brewery will stamp the card when you order a full pour of beer. The first 200 participants arriving at their third brewery may trade their completed card for a custom sticker and drink koozie from all three Sunnyside breweries. Other prizes will be offered to three lucky winners chosen randomly by the three breweries.

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