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The Best Beer Events to Check Out This Week

From birthday parties to American Craft Beer Week tappings, these are brew-centric events you don't want to miss

Alpine Dog Brewery
Alpine Dog Brewery

LODO — Freshcraft Brewing kicks off ACBW on Monday, May 16 with New Holland Brewing at a 7 p.m. tapping. Unleash the beast and try a variety of Dragons Milk brews, including beers made with raspberries or toasted chilies.

LINCOLN PARKStrange Craft celebrates its sixth anniversary and American Craft Beer Week now through Sunday, May 22. Special events include live music performances, special tappings, and beer pairings with local restaurants. On Thursday, the Dr. Strangelove Bomber release party kicks off at 2 p.m. and features with live music and hourly merchandise raffles. For more information on the week's events and tickets, check out their website.

SOUTH EAST DENVER — Copper Kettle Brewing launches their Watermelon Saison summer beer on May 18. Visit the brewery any time after 2 p.m. to taste the new brew along with snacks from The Savory Life food truck.

UPTOWN — On Thursday, May 19, Alpine Dog Brewing releases vintage Notorious MONK, a Belgian-style Dubbel fresh from a year aging in red wine barrels. $10 gets you your first pour and a souvenir Colfax+Ogden/Alpine Dog branded glass. The event starts at 6 p.m..

BRECKENRIDGE Broken Compass Brewing celebrates its two year anniversary on Saturday with a birthday block party full of food, brews, and music. The party begins at 10 a.m. and includes a free pig roast and specialty beer tappings every two hours. For more details and a full list of events, check out the event page or this website.

HIGHLANDS — The Wiggy Wiggy Hibiscus Saison is back at Diebolt Brewing Company starting from Saturday, May 21 at 12 p.m.. The event will feature good music, good food, and even better beer. To stay updated, check out the event page and the brewery's website.