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Eleven Awesome Culinary Events in January

From beer to tequila and wine and from Tokyo street food to gluten free feasts, this month brings some great culinary adventures.

Frasca Food and Wine
Frasca Food and Wine
Julia Vandenoever
CROOKED STAVE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BONANZA
When: Wednesday, January 6 through Sunday, January 10
Where: Crooked Stave Tap Room, 3350 Brighton Boulevard
What: A five day celebration of the cultish sour brewery complete with multiple daily releases, tappings, and guest beers. Among the highlights, Cellar Reserve Origins Grand Cru will go on sale on Thursday, Cellar Reserve Nightmare will go on sale on Friday, and the a Batch #1 tapping and toast with brewmaster Chad Yakobson will take place on Sunday.
More info, tickets, reservations: No tickets are needed. A full schedule of events is available here.

STEM CIDERS SECOND ANNIVERSARY PARTY
When: Sunday, January 10, starting at 2 p.m.
Where: 2811 Walnut Street
What: Celebrate the cidery's 2nd anniversary with $1 off glasses of cider all day. The Lonesome Days will be performing live between 8 and 11 p.m. Bonus: The Denver Fashion Truck will be at the bash starting at 2 p.m.
More info, tickets, reservations: Additional details on the event are available here.

NATIONAL GLUTEN-FREE DAY AT THE POST
When: Wednesday, January 13; doors open at 4 p.m.; happy hour 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: 105 W Emma St, Lafayette
What: Celebrate National Gluten-Free Day with a plate (or bucket) of The POST's famous fried chicken. Humanely raised, all-natural chicken is brined for hours, takes a few laps in buttermilk, and is dunked in seasoned gluten-free flour.
More info, tickets, reservations: For more information and to make reservations, contact The Post at 303.593.2066.

ULTIMATE HOOKY DAY
When: Thursday, January 14
Where: Loveland Ski Area, I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, Colorado 80444
What: Oskar Blues Brewery and partners are throwing the Ultimate Hooky Day Experience at Loveland Ski Area. A bus will pick up ticket holders at 9 a.m. at Dougherty's Neighborhood Pub. The return bus leaves Loveland Ski Area at 4:30 p.m.
More info, tickets, reservations: For $65, you can get the two way bus ride, a lift ticket, plus beer, lunch, and snacks. Or you can just purchase a $25 lift ticket and join the party there. Bonus: There will be a giveaway - a pair of Oskar Blues skis- plus lots of beer can chicken and beer specials.

PINOT POSSE AT THE BROADMOOR
When: January 15-17
Where: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs
What: A series of seminars and a special evening at The Broadmoor's Summit restaurant showcasing some of the country's best Pinot Noir winemakers alongside chef Mark Musial's special menu to mark the restaurant's 10-year anniversary. Winemakers include Andrew Vingiello, AP Vin; Ed Kurtzman, August West; Jenne Bonaccorsi, Bonaccorsi; Jim Prosser, JK Carriere; Craig Strelow, Camlow Keefer Ranch; David O'Reilly, Owen Roe; Dan Kosta, Kosta Browne; and Peter Cargasacchi, Cargasacchi.
More info, tickets, reservations: Package prices start at $725 per person, plus applicable taxes and gratuity, based on double occupancy. Space is limited. For more information about The Broadmoor's Moveable Feast series and to make a reservation, please call 844.202.3481.

TOKYO 3 A.M.
When: Sunday, January 17 at 6 p.m. (not 3 a.m.!)
Where: Charcoal Restaurant, 43 W 9th Avenue
What: An authentic Japanese street food feast crafted by chef Max Kofoed and served in a sit-down dinner format.
More info, tickets, reservations: The dinner, for which reservations are required, costs $35 per person or $50 including Asian beer pairings. More information and a full menu is available here.

2016 ISTITUTO FRASCA PER IL VINO
When: January 19, 20, and 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
What: Frasca co-owner and Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and his team will lead intimate classes focusing on the old and new wines of Napa. Held in Frasca Food and Wine's Taverna Room, the class is a two-hour exploration through Napa wines, illustrated with workbooks and a specially curated wine flight.
More info, tickets, reservations: The cost is $325 per class. Each class is limited to 16 guests, and the price includes the workbook, wine flight, tax and gratuity.

BARTENDER IN RESIDENCE AT THE MCA
When: Friday, January 22, starting at 5 p.m.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany Street
What: A special edition of the museum's Bartender in Residence program celebrating Marilyn Minter's Pretty/Dirty retrospective. Nicole Laurita of Williams & Graham will craft pretty dirty cocktails on the roof that offers a stunning view of downtown. Bartender in residence: Nicole Laurita (Williams & Graham) Friday, January 22. 5-9PM | only $5 after 5PM
More info, tickets, reservations: Only $5 after 5 p.m. More information is available here.

DENVER WINTER BREW FEST
When: Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23
Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Avenue
What: The Winter Brew Fest celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features live local music, food, and other vendors. The event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets are $35 (advance) and $45 (day of event) for general admission (7 to 10 p.m.) and $45 (advance) and $55 (day of event) for VIP admission (starting at 6 p.m.). More information is available here.

DINE OUT FOR EARTH
When: Sunday, January 24
Where: The Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop Street
WhatCelebrated Denver chefs join forces to host a one of a kind six course dinner to benefit Rock the Earth. The featured chefs — Amos Watts (Acorn), Charlie Ayers (Calafia Cafe), Chris MacGillivray (the Squeaky Bean), Justin Brunson (Old Major), Troy Guard (TAG, Guard & Grace), and Tom Coohill (Coohills) will pair their creations with craft beer, wine, and spirits.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $115 per person. Bonus: a silent auction will bring music memorabilia, art, and gift certificates and items from local businesses. Call 303.623.2665 for reservations.

SUERTE TEQUILA DINNER AT COMIDA
When: January 31
Where: Comida Denver, 3350 Brighton Boulevard
What: Join Comida and Suerte Tequila for a cocktail hour with specialty Suerte cocktails and appetizers, followed by a four course dinner centered around authentic Mexican dishes enhanced with the Comida twist, and four full pours of Suerte tequila.
More info, tickets, reservations: Tickets cost $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 303.296.2747.


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

The Squeaky Bean

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

Comida

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216 303-296-2747 Visit Website

Charcoal Restaurant

43 West 9th Avenue, , CO 80204 (303) 454-0000 Visit Website

The Post Brewing Company

105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026 (303) 593-2066 Visit Website

Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl Street, , CO 80302 (303) 442-6966 Visit Website

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