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Twelve Awesome Food and Booze Events in August

From Boulder to Downtown Denver, these are the month's must-attend events

Sesh Fest 2015
Sesh Fest 2015
Two Parts

Denver Burger Battle 2016

Denver Burger Battle Facebook

When: Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: City Park, Denver Museum of Nature and Science 
What: Creators of fifteen great burgers compete for culinary primacy and fame. Competitors include Park Burger, Highland Tap & Burger, Blackbelly, and Masterpiece Kitchen along with eleven other restaurants. There will be beer, cocktails, and pro judging from Tommy Lee of Uncle and Hop Alley and Frank Bonanno from Luca and Bones.
Additional InformationTickets to the event range from $60.99 to $124.99 and include an open bar stocked with local options.

Governor's Cup

Colorado Wine

When: Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway
What:The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board hosts an event showcasing twelve winning wines of the 2016 Governor's Cup Competition. Small plates prepared by Colorado's top chefs will complement the wines.
Additional Information: General admission tickets to the event are $45 and VIP tickets are $90. For more information, visit the event website.

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Third Annual Sesh Fest

Two Parts

When: Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
Where: Highland Masonic Events Center, 3550 Federal Boulevard
What: The Sesh Fest returns for another year of celebrating all session beers with dozens of breweries. Participating breweries include Alpine Dog Brewing Co., Fiction Beer Co., and The Post Brewing Co. The event will additionally feature food, games, and music.
Additional Information: Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online. For more details and information, visit the festival's website.

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The Little Nell Ride & Dine Dinner: Anderson Ranch

The Little Nell Ride and Dine The Little Nell

When: Thursday, August 11
Where: The Little Nell, 675 E Durant Avenue, Aspen to Anderson Ranch in Snowmass
What: Cyclists are invited for another trip from the Little Nell to Snowmass for a beautiful ride followed by an al fresco dinner prepared by the Element 47 team. Guests will survey and select wines for dinner from the hotel's cellar. Transportation is provided back to the hotel after the dinner.
Additional Information: Tickets to the event are $150 per person. To reserve your spot, call 970.920.6330.

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Eighth Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Event

When: Saturday, August 13 from 6 p.m. 
Where: Fillmore Plaza, Fillmore Street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave
What: Cherry Creek's best restaurants come together for an eighth year of night of perfect pairings and live music. 
Additional Information: General admission tickets to the event are $60 while VIP tickets for $80 include early entry.

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Fifth Annual Colorado Caffeine Crawl: Denver

Caffeine Crawl Colorado

When: Sunday, August 14 at 9 a.m. 
Where: 25 business and 63 shops across Denver are participating
What: The Colorado Coffee Crawl stops in Denver for a fifth year to highlight a list of beloved veterans and new recruits. Participating businesses include Denver Bicycle Café, Novo Coffee, and SloHi Coffee Co. Guests receive samples at each location and additional pairings and goodies depending on the location. Explore and support local businesses along a variety of routes during a day of extreme caffeine.
Additional InformationTickets range from $25-$28 and include an event bag packed with souvenirs and treats.

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Pokémon Go Bar Crawl

When: Saturday, August 20 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Across LoDo and RiNo
What: Drink up and catch up in the perennial quest to be a great Pokemon trainer. Participants can enjoy drink and food specials at PokéStops and plenty of lures and gyms along the way. Trade in your ticket for a wristband at Beryl's Brewing Co.
Additional Information: Individual and group tickets are available online. Tickets range from $15-$18.

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Tequila, Taco, y Cerveza Festival

When: Sunday, August 21 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Avenue
What: The party of the summer stops in Denver with a medley of Mexican beers, global tequilas, and local taco styles. Food trucks, live bands, DJs, margaritas, and games complete the celebration.
Additional Information: Tequila samples are included with tickets.
Advance tickets are $30 and recommended for guaranteed entry; general admission tickets will be available on a limited basis on the day of the event. Tickets to the 21+ event can be purchased online.

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Jack's Benevolent Backyard Bash

Big Red F

When: Wednesday, August 24 starting at 6 p.m.
Where: The Post Brewing Co., 105 W Emma Street, Lafayette
What: Friends and Post community members unite for a fifth year around Chef Brett "Smitty" Smith's table to eat, drink, and come together to benefit the Autism Society of Boulder County and the Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant. Over the past four years, the event has raised over $100,000 to send special needs children to summer camp. Local musician Adam Bodine will provide the tunes. Local chefs including Hosea Rosenberg and Ian Clark will prepare courses.
Additional Information: Tickets to the event are $100 and can be reserved by calling 303.593.2066. For more information, check out the brewery's event page.

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CANCELLED: Monterey Bay Aquarium Go Fish! Sustainable Seafood Dinner

BAUR'S - DENVER

When: Stay tuned for a new date 
Where: Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis Street, Denver
What: The Go Fish! Sustainable Seafood dinner returns with help from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch chef along with an array of local Denver chefs. Sustainable and scrumptious seafood dishes will be paired with craft beer, wine, and cocktails. 
Additional InformationTickets to the strolling dinner are $45 per person and includes dishes and drinks.

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Dio Mio Pop Up at Hop Alley

HOP ALLEY

When: Sunday, August 28 from 6 p.m. 
Where: Hop Alley, 3500 Larimer Street
What: Chefs Alex Figura and Spencer White, local pasta aficionados, take over the Hop Alley kitchen to preview the flavors of their upcoming restaurant, Dio Mio. There will be a cash-only bar and gluten-free options are available upon request. Each ticket to the dinner includes one three-course meal and bread service. Large format item tickets and wine pairings are available.
Additional Information: Tickets to the two different seatings at 6: p.m. and 8:30 p.m. are available for $30 online.

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Tastemaker Dinner with Paul Wasserman

Frasca Food and Wine FB

When: Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m.
Where: Caffé Space at Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl St, Boulder
What: The beloved Boulder restaurant's Tastemaker series continues with host Paul Wasserman for a special and enlightening culinary and wine experience. The wine offerings will highlight iconic selections from the Loire Valley and Burgundy producers.
Additional Information: Seating is limited to fourteen guests. Each ticket is $340 per person and includes a tasting menu, wine flight, tax, and gratuity. Reservations can be made at 303.442.0608.

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Mile High Station

2027 Old West Colfax Avenue, , CO 80204 (720) 946-7721 Visit Website

The Post Brewing Company

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

Hop Alley

3500 Larimer Street, , CO 80205 (720) 379-8340 Visit Website

Frasca Food and Wine

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

Baur's Restaurant

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

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 370-6000 Visit Website

Fillmore Plaza

, Denver, CO 80206

History Colorado Center

1200 North Broadway, , CO 80203 (303) 447-8679 Visit Website

Highlands Masonic Center

3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211 (303) 222-2136 Visit Website

The Little Nell

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA

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