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Winter Beer Fest Comes to Denver This Month

Stout season is in full swing through the end of January

Breckenridge Brewery is one of the many breweries tapping into aged barrels over the next two weeks

Friday, January 19

Schizophrenic Narcoleptic Release

What: Mockery Brewing chose one of its favorite brews, Schizophrenic Narcoleptic, for its first bottle release. The complex beer is an amplified version of the Export Coffee Stout and is twice-aged in vanilla extract, ending with a smooth, sweet finish.

Details: From 2 to 11 p.m. More info. on the event page.

Saturday, January 20

Passion Fruit Milkshake IPA Release

What: Sample the new Magic Wallet brew from Fiction Brewing Co., an IPA packed with Madagascar vanilla beans, passion fruit, guava, papaya, and notes of hop (read fruity, tropical, and totally crushable). Local food truck Beef King will be on sight with snack options for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Live music from Rum Creek at 7 p.m.

Details: Starting at 1 p.m. Updates on the event page.

Čokolada Mama Pop-Up at The Source

What: Čokolada Mama sources its bean-to-bar chocolate to create outstanding chocolates from Guatemalan, Colombian, and Ecuadorian beans. The speciality shop pops up at The Source with a selection of treats from Cacao Hunters, Pump Street Chocolate, Parlaiment Chocolate, and Chocolate Naive.

Details: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details online.

Mexican Chocolate Yeti Release

What: Mexican Chocolate Yeti makes its debut as the inaugural tap of the 2018 Local Knowledge series at Great Divide Barrel Bar. A rift on the signature Yeti Imperial Stout, the beer incorporates flavors of Mexican hot chocolate and Cholaca liquid cacao. Available as a draft or six pack.

Details: From 12 to 10 p.m. More information on the event page.

Makin’ Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer V.5 Release

What: Four different local breweries plan to tap their spins on stouts throughout the day and donate $1 of each pint to a local charity. Featured brewers include Ratio Beerworks, Our Mutual Friend, The Post in Lafayette, and Goldspot Brewing. Woods Boss Brewing will host Makin’ Noise’s annual art show in honor of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Details: From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Brewery details and hours on the event page.

Thursday, January 25

Beer + Cheese Pairing

What: Head to the Denver Bicycle Cafe to try gourmet cheeses alongside Odd13 beers.

Details: From 7 to 9 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20; day-of cost is $25.

Friday, January 26

Winter Brew Fest

What: Drink craft beers, listen to local live music, and explore Denver vendors at the winter beer festival throughout the weekend. Planned participating brewers feature Great Divide, Black Shirt Brewing Co., Wild Cider, Strange Craft, and Upslope. The two-day festival benefits Swallow Hill Music.

Details: From 6 to 10 p.m. VIP tickets start at $50; general admission starts at $40. A full list of sponsors is online.

Saturday, January 27

Aged Imperial Vanilla Porter Launch Party

What: Trek to Breckenridge Brewery for the latest release of the Brewery Lane Series. Aged in rum barrels for 55 days, the elevated take on a Vanilla Porter will be available for tasting. Attendees will get an inside look at the barrel-aging process, try side-by-side samples with the brewery’s Vanilla Porter, and have a chance to win tickets to a Brewery Lane series dinner in the evening.

Details: From 1 to 5 p.m. and free to attend. Imperial packages ($25) include a bottle of Imperial Vanilla Porter, Oak Aged Saison, a specialty glass, commemorative poster, and pre-paid pour of the new brew upon arrival. Details on the event page.

Tuesday, January 30

Sliders With a Side of Cider

What: Royal Burger pops into RiNo’s Stem Ciders for another round of sliders and tots. Pairings include Hopped with tater tots, Hibiscus Session with a Royal Habanero burger and a French onion burger with the Montezuma Orchard Blend.

Details: First serve at 5 p.m. Arrive early. Updates on the event page.

The Post Brewing Company

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

Goldspot Brewing Company

4970 Lowell Boulevard, , CO 80221 (303) 955-5657 Visit Website

Fiction Beer Company

, Denver, CO

Great Divide Barrel Bar

1812 35th St, Denver, CO (303) 296-9460 Visit Website

Breckenridge Brewery

2920 Brewery Lane, , CO 80120 (303) 623-2739 Visit Website

Ratio Beerworks

2920 Larimer Street, , CO 80205 (303) 997-8288 Visit Website

Our Mutual Friend Brewing

2810 Larimer Street, , CO 80205 (303) 296-3441 Visit Website

Mockery Brewing

3501 Delgany Street, , CO 80216 (303) 953-2058 Visit Website

Denver Bicycle Cafe

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

The Source

3350 Brighton Boulevard, , CO 80216 (720) 443-1135 Visit Website

Stem Ciders

2811 Walnut Street, , CO 80205 (720) 443-3007 Visit Website