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The Winter Beer Festivals Are Coming

Plus, macramé and mimosas, a ‘his and hers’ pop-up dinner, and more

Denver Beer Co. hosts its eighth annual Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest on January 19
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For anyone not doing a dry January, here are nine beer, champagne, and cocktail events to get through the first month.

Loveland Hooky Days

When: January 10

Where: Oskar Blues Brewery/Loveland Ski Area

What: Oskar Blues and Stoney’s Bar and Grill invite you to ditch the day job and take a day to treat yourself with a trip to the slopes. The bus arrives at the bar at 9 a.m. to take guests to Loveland Ski Area.

Additional Information: $65 tickets include the bus ride, a lift ticket, beer, lunch, and snacks.

Fourth Annual Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

When: January 12

Where: Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen

What: Lowdown will release a variety of barrel-aged beers throughout the day, as well as pour options from local breweries like Dry Dock, Little Machine, and Ratio Beerworks.

Additional Information: No cover charge. No tickets needed. Details online.

Comal Impact Dinner

When: January 16

Where: TAXI

What: For the first Impact dinner of the year, Comal Executive Chef Tim Bender partners with guest chef Sara Gebre to prepare a three-course, family style Ethiopian dinner. Expect sambusa, berbere spiced chicken stew, and carrot cake paired with cocktails and wine.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $75 per person.

Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest

When: January 19

Where: Denver Beer Co. (Arvada)

What: Now in its eighth year, this morning festival combines the best parts of the day — breakfast and beer o’clock. Tickets to the popular event include a breakfast burrito, unlimited coffee, and endless bacon.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $40 and include a coffee mug.

Macramé + Mimosas

When: January 20

Where: Maker’s Garage, 3832 Tennyson Street

What: This workshop takes the best part of brunch and combines it with crafts. Learn the basic macrame knotting techniques and use the skill to turn Pinterest plant boards into reality.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $45.

His & Hers Pop-Up Dinner

When: January 24

Where: The Bindery

What: Chef Linda Hampsten Fox together with Bo Porytko and Dan Lasiy of the acclaimed but recently closed Rebel Restaurant are preparing a pop-up dinner at the Bindery. The one-time, seven-course meal will feature two interpretations for each course (his and hers), made from seasonal ingredients and paired with cocktails from the Family Jones Spirit House.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $85.

Winter Brew Fest

When: January 25 & 26

Where: Mile High Station

What: The annual festival’s pour list includes more than 100 beers from 40 different breweries. VIP entry starts an hour early and includes a beer and cheese sampling.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $40.

2019 Super Stout Party

When: January 26

Where: River North Brewery

What: River North Brewery’s January festival features more than 20 stouts selected from its cellar. Potential pours include coconut Mr. Sandman and Fancy Effing Stout.

Additional Information: Details are on the event page.

Bourbon and Bacon Fest

When: January 26

Where: McNichols Building

What: Some of Denver’s top restaurants add their twist to the beloved breakfast meat, while guests sip on samples of different bourbons.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $55; early admission and VIP experiences are available.

Denver Beer Company

5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002

Mile High Station

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

McNichols Building

114 W Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202 (303) 297-1186

Lowdown Brewery+Kitchen

800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203 (720) 524-8065

Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom

921 Pearl Street, , CO 80302 (720) 645-1749 Visit Website

River North Brewery

2401 Blake Street Suite 1, Denver, CO 80205 303 296 2617 Visit Website

The Bindery

1817 Central Street, , CO 80211 (303) 993-2364 Visit Website

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