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Fourtrack Porter, a seasonal beer from Black Shirt Brewing, makes its debut this week

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Plus more local food and drink events you’ll actually want to attend

Eater Denver’s events roundup provides a curated rundown of the most interesting local dining and drinking parties, popups, festivals, specials, dinners, and more. Published each week, this is your stop for all the happenings that are actually worthy of your time in Denver, Boulder, and beyond.

Every week Eater Denver reporters weed through tips, emails, and listings to bring you the essential food-related happenings — each and every event listed here is a personal recommendation from an Eater staffer, hand-selected because of its intriguing menu, surefire food or drink, or highly rated chef/restaurant involvement.

The focus is on events taking place in the next three months, as well as upcoming affairs you’ll want to make reservations or buy tickets for before they sell out. Food and drink events are listed in chronological order.

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Friday, January 5

All You Can Eat Oysters

What: Celebrate the first Friday of the month at Jax LoDo with endless East Coast oysters for $35. The first 100 diners will receive free tasters and first pints from the Post.

Details: 9 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, January 6

Fourtrack Porter Release

What: Head to RiNo to sample Black Shirt Brewing’s Fourtrack Porter in time for the winter season. Pick up a six-pack of 12-ounce cans for $10, or score a pour for $6. Local band The Ham Bone Thieves will be around from 7 to 11 p.m. in the evening to celebrate the release.

Details: 11 a.m. to midnight

Monday, January 8

Monday Night Wine Dinner: La Carafe Wines

What: Carlton McCoy and “Chubby” Oveges of Aspen’s Little Nell visit Frasca Food & Wine to share their La Carafe wine label with the restaurant. Sample three wines from La Carafe alongside a four-course prix-fixe dinner menu. All proceeds from the wine label go to local charities The Buddy Program, Shining Stars Foundation, and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.

Details: $55 per person plus an additional fee for wine pairings. Reserve online.

Tuesday, January 9

“Winemaker for a Day” Custom Blending Session

What: Attendees to the Bigsby’s Folly event can blend their own California red wine and take home the fruits of their label after creating a custom label. Custom-blend cases also available for order.

Details: $75 per person; includes one bottle of wine per customer. Additional bottles for $45 each. More information online.

Post Big Beers Tap Takeover

What: Didn’t get tickets to the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywine Festival? Head instead to BarFly Denver and let Alamo Drafthouse and fill a glass with some of the festival’s best heavy-hitters. Lineup includes Fremont Brewing’s bourbon barrel-aged Dark Star and TRVE Brewing’s Insect Warfare: Good Bugs beer. Find a list of brewers online.

Details: 5 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 10

Gluten Free Dinner at Element Kitchen

What: Holidaily Brewing teams up with the Broadway bar for a four-course paired beer dinner that’s entirely gluten-free. Expect cider-braised pulled pork with a double IPA, chicken & waffles with a red ale, and an oatmeal cream sandwich partnered with a stout.

Details: Tickets are $49.99 (+ tax); 5 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, January 11

Keep the Glass with Odd13 Brewery

What: Stop by Denver Bicycle Cafe, order an Odd13 brew, and keep the pint glass. Supplies are limited.

Details: 6 to 9 p.m.

Element Kitchen & Cocktail

1134 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 303-353-1172 Visit Website

Denver Bicycle Cafe

1308 E 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 720 446 8029 Visit Website

Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

3563 Wazee Street, , CO 80216 (720) 485-3158 Visit Website

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

1539 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 303 292 5767

Frasca Food and Wine

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

Black Shirt Brewing Co

3719 Walnut Street, , CO 80205 (303) 993-2799 Visit Website
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