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Guide to Great American Beer Festival Beer-Paired Dinners

Beer and food events you can really sink your teeth into.

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This week's big event,  the Great American Beer Festival, presents an excellent opportunity for breweries to team up with local restaurants in food and beer pairings. While the festival itself may be sold out, you can still participate in one of the many beer dinners taking place throughout town in the coming weeks.

We've compiled a list of the beer-centric food events that we will update with more events as the week goes by.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
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Check out Euclid Hall's "Road to GABF" dinner series, featuring partnerships with local breweries like Crooked Stave on Thursday, September 17. Kick off the weekend of GABF with the 5th annual Avery Midnight Breakfast at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24.
https://www.facebook.com/257884038014/photos/a.10150580350698015.379215.257884038014/10150581716073015/?type=1&theater

2. Rebel Restaurant

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3763 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80216
On Tuesday, September 22, Rebel Restaurant will host a beer dinner with TRVE and Ratio. The "Split Ep" beer dinner will be an exercise in consumption with six courses and two beer pairings (one from each brewery) for every course. The punk, metal, and rebel spirits will all come together for this one-of-a-kind event.
https://www.facebook.com/RebelRestaurantDenver/photos/pb.623694077687387.-2207520000.1442609564./948672935189498/?type=3&theater

3. EDGE Restaurant And Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3000
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If you prefer your beer and food pairings earlier in the day, look into the brewery brunch with EDGE Restaurant and Fort Collins Brewery at the Four Seasons Hotel in LoDo. This event runs from 10 a.m. 2- p.m. every day that GABF is in session as well as the Sunday after the festival, and will feature bottomless brews from Fort Collins Brewery. Also at EDGE, Crazy Mountain Brewing will be paired with small plates from 3 - 5 p.m. before each GABF session.
https://www.facebook.com/EDGErestaurant.Denver/photos/a.415374291822425.116643.161967167163140/557888877570965/?type=1&theater

4. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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Lou's Food Bar and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project are pairing up to bring you one hell of a post-GABF sour beer brunch on Sunday, September 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The beer will be provided by Jolly Pumpkin, Evil Twin, and Breakside Brewery and will pair up with the three-course brunch.
https://www.facebook.com/lousfoodbar/photos/a.138418066213507.34307.138417562880224/481925138529463/?type=1&theater

5. bittersweet

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500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 942-0320
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Bittersweet's monthly seasonal tasting menu has been modified to accommodate four stellar beers this month in honor of GABF. For $50 per person, patrons can enjoy a four-course meal made with the freshest seasonal ingredients and paired with highly sought-after beers. Check out the restaurant's website for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/dinebittersweet/photos/a.396888790337367.119887.147250855301163/1220111608015077/?type=1&theater

6. 1515 Restaurant

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1515 Market St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 571-0011
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On Wednesday, September 23, 1515 Restaurant will team up with Uinta Brewery and Spiegelau Glass Company to put on the annual four-course beer dinner. The dinner is $55 per person and will showcase some of the Salt Lake City brewery's finest beers paired with the exceptionally creative food that 1515 has become known for.
https://www.facebook.com/1515Restaurant/photos/pb.206499795150.-2207520000.1442609969./10153751016005151/?type=3&theater

7. Old Major

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3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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Kick off GABF right next Thursday, September 24 with brunch by Old Major and San Francisco's Magnolia Brewing. From 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., prepare for session one of GABF with three courses from Justin Brunson and his team paired with three Magnolia beers. The brunch is $55 per person and reservations can be made by calling (720)420-0622.
https://www.facebook.com/OldMajorDenver/photos/pb.147892592025449.-2207520000.1442610043./490031717811533/?type=3&theater

8. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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In the spirit of GABF, Work & Class will be teaming up with Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales for a five-course beer dinner on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/workandclassdenver/photos/a.172422916248700.1073741826.172421562915502/344493669041623/?type=1&theater

9. Avery Brewing

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4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 440-4324
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Five of the most influential brewers of sour beer, known fondly as "The Brett Pack," will host an exclusive beer dinner featuring beers from their respective breweries- Avery, Allagash, Russian River, Dogfish Head, and Lost Abbey. The dinner will consist of five courses, paired with beer of course, and will take place on Wednesday, September 23. Tickets are hard to come by, but for any chance at all call (303)440-4324.
https://www.facebook.com/AveryBrewingCo/photos/a.145556301997.146502.129355431997/10153447292971998/?type=1&theater

10. Block & Larder

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4000 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 433-4063
Join Block & Larder and neighbor Call to Arms Brewery for a food and beer pairing event on Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. The four-course meal by Block & Larder will be paired with beer and beer cocktails from Call to Arms.
https://www.facebook.com/blockandlarder/photos/pb.1427002377562705.-2207520000.1442610320./1546706928925582/?type=3&theater

11. Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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1338 S Valentia St #100
Denver, CO 80247
(720) 443-2522
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Copper Kettle, Tender Belly Bacon, and popular food truck Maine Street BBQ will be hosting an epic beer drinking and pig roasting event in honor of GABF at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25.
https://www.facebook.com/CopperKettleBrewing/photos/pb.134249499948221.-2207520000.1442610481./957584430948053/?type=3&theater

12. Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe

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534 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-0347
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If you find yourself up early on Saturday, September 26, swing by Cheeky Monk on Colfax to experience the early morning breakfast with The Bruery from 8 - 11 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling (303)861-0347.
https://www.facebook.com/126597207768/photos/pb.126597207768.-2207520000.1442610574./10153176437627769/?type=3&theater

13. School House Kitchen & Libations

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5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80002
On Thursday, September 24 at noon, head to School House Kitchen & Libations in Arvada for a brunch with Jester King and Argus Cidery. Representatives will be there from both Jester King and Argus to explain the pairings and answer questions during the four-course brunch.
http://denver.eater.com/2015/2/2/7960901/school-house-kitchen-opens-arvada-whiskey-bar-eat#4659128

14. Lower48 Kitchen

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2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 942-0262
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Lower48 Kitchen will team up with Paradox Brewing on Wednesday, September 23 from 5 - 9 p.m. for a four-course beer dinner. Food and beer may be ordered a la carte as well.
https://www.facebook.com/lower48kitchen/photos/a.142028245946345.32034.142026885946481/553084454840720/?type=1&theater

15. Colt & Gray

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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On Friday, September 25, Colt & Gray is pairing rare beers with a multi-course tasting menu in an intimate environment. Expect White-Whale beers from Cantillon, Ale Apothecary, Evil Twin, Crooked Stave, Jester King, and Anchorage Brewing. Seats are very limited.

16. Dunbar Kitchen & Taphouse

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2844 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 630-7641
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The Five Points Spot is hosting a four course dinner paired with four Spangalang Brewery Beers. The cost of the dinner that takes place on Tuesday, September 22 starting at 6 p.m. is $49.

17. Mockery Brewing

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3501 Delgany St
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 953-2058
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On Tuesday, September 22, Mockery has partnered with Revelry Events to host a four course beer-paired dinner that starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person.

18. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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On Wednesday, September 23, the Squeaky Bean is hosting a four-course dinner paired with Stone Brewing beers. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $70 per person.

19. The Kitchen Upstairs

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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Join the Kitchen Upstairs on Thursday, September 24 for a dinner prepared by chef Paul McGuire. The evening will begin with a welcome beer from Crooked Stave and move into a 5 course meal each course paired with 2 beers, for a total of 11 beers. Rare and one-off beers from Fremont, Oakshire, Perennial, Gigantic, and of course Crooked Stave are on the agenda.

20. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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Five celebrated chefs and five craft brewers have joined forces to host this Saturday evening dinner at Mercantile. On the beer agenda: Almanac, Bells, Crooked Stave, Jester King, and Prairie. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $150 per person. More details are available online.

1. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
https://www.facebook.com/257884038014/photos/a.10150580350698015.379215.257884038014/10150581716073015/?type=1&theater
Check out Euclid Hall's "Road to GABF" dinner series, featuring partnerships with local breweries like Crooked Stave on Thursday, September 17. Kick off the weekend of GABF with the 5th annual Avery Midnight Breakfast at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24.
1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

2. Rebel Restaurant

3763 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80216
https://www.facebook.com/RebelRestaurantDenver/photos/pb.623694077687387.-2207520000.1442609564./948672935189498/?type=3&theater
On Tuesday, September 22, Rebel Restaurant will host a beer dinner with TRVE and Ratio. The "Split Ep" beer dinner will be an exercise in consumption with six courses and two beer pairings (one from each brewery) for every course. The punk, metal, and rebel spirits will all come together for this one-of-a-kind event.
3763 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80216

3. EDGE Restaurant And Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
https://www.facebook.com/EDGErestaurant.Denver/photos/a.415374291822425.116643.161967167163140/557888877570965/?type=1&theater
If you prefer your beer and food pairings earlier in the day, look into the brewery brunch with EDGE Restaurant and Fort Collins Brewery at the Four Seasons Hotel in LoDo. This event runs from 10 a.m. 2- p.m. every day that GABF is in session as well as the Sunday after the festival, and will feature bottomless brews from Fort Collins Brewery. Also at EDGE, Crazy Mountain Brewing will be paired with small plates from 3 - 5 p.m. before each GABF session.
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Lou's Food Bar

1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
https://www.facebook.com/lousfoodbar/photos/a.138418066213507.34307.138417562880224/481925138529463/?type=1&theater
Lou's Food Bar and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project are pairing up to bring you one hell of a post-GABF sour beer brunch on Sunday, September 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The beer will be provided by Jolly Pumpkin, Evil Twin, and Breakside Brewery and will pair up with the three-course brunch.
1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

5. bittersweet

500 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80209
https://www.facebook.com/dinebittersweet/photos/a.396888790337367.119887.147250855301163/1220111608015077/?type=1&theater
Bittersweet's monthly seasonal tasting menu has been modified to accommodate four stellar beers this month in honor of GABF. For $50 per person, patrons can enjoy a four-course meal made with the freshest seasonal ingredients and paired with highly sought-after beers. Check out the restaurant's website for more information.
500 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80209

6. 1515 Restaurant

1515 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
https://www.facebook.com/1515Restaurant/photos/pb.206499795150.-2207520000.1442609969./10153751016005151/?type=3&theater
On Wednesday, September 23, 1515 Restaurant will team up with Uinta Brewery and Spiegelau Glass Company to put on the annual four-course beer dinner. The dinner is $55 per person and will showcase some of the Salt Lake City brewery's finest beers paired with the exceptionally creative food that 1515 has become known for.
1515 Market St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Old Major

3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
https://www.facebook.com/OldMajorDenver/photos/pb.147892592025449.-2207520000.1442610043./490031717811533/?type=3&theater
Kick off GABF right next Thursday, September 24 with brunch by Old Major and San Francisco's Magnolia Brewing. From 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., prepare for session one of GABF with three courses from Justin Brunson and his team paired with three Magnolia beers. The brunch is $55 per person and reservations can be made by calling (720)420-0622.
3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

8. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
https://www.facebook.com/workandclassdenver/photos/a.172422916248700.1073741826.172421562915502/344493669041623/?type=1&theater
In the spirit of GABF, Work & Class will be teaming up with Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales for a five-course beer dinner on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

9. Avery Brewing

4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301
https://www.facebook.com/AveryBrewingCo/photos/a.145556301997.146502.129355431997/10153447292971998/?type=1&theater
Five of the most influential brewers of sour beer, known fondly as "The Brett Pack," will host an exclusive beer dinner featuring beers from their respective breweries- Avery, Allagash, Russian River, Dogfish Head, and Lost Abbey. The dinner will consist of five courses, paired with beer of course, and will take place on Wednesday, September 23. Tickets are hard to come by, but for any chance at all call (303)440-4324.
4910 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO 80301

10. Block & Larder

4000 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
https://www.facebook.com/blockandlarder/photos/pb.1427002377562705.-2207520000.1442610320./1546706928925582/?type=3&theater
Join Block & Larder and neighbor Call to Arms Brewery for a food and beer pairing event on Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. The four-course meal by Block & Larder will be paired with beer and beer cocktails from Call to Arms.
4000 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

11. Copper Kettle Brewing Company

1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247
https://www.facebook.com/CopperKettleBrewing/photos/pb.134249499948221.-2207520000.1442610481./957584430948053/?type=3&theater
Copper Kettle, Tender Belly Bacon, and popular food truck Maine Street BBQ will be hosting an epic beer drinking and pig roasting event in honor of GABF at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25.
1338 S Valentia St #100
Denver, CO 80247

12. Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe

534 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
https://www.facebook.com/126597207768/photos/pb.126597207768.-2207520000.1442610574./10153176437627769/?type=3&theater
If you find yourself up early on Saturday, September 26, swing by Cheeky Monk on Colfax to experience the early morning breakfast with The Bruery from 8 - 11 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling (303)861-0347.
534 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203

13. School House Kitchen & Libations

5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002
http://denver.eater.com/2015/2/2/7960901/school-house-kitchen-opens-arvada-whiskey-bar-eat#4659128
On Thursday, September 24 at noon, head to School House Kitchen & Libations in Arvada for a brunch with Jester King and Argus Cidery. Representatives will be there from both Jester King and Argus to explain the pairings and answer questions during the four-course brunch.
5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80002

14. Lower48 Kitchen

2020 Lawrence St Unit A, Denver, CO 80205
https://www.facebook.com/lower48kitchen/photos/a.142028245946345.32034.142026885946481/553084454840720/?type=1&theater
Lower48 Kitchen will team up with Paradox Brewing on Wednesday, September 23 from 5 - 9 p.m. for a four-course beer dinner. Food and beer may be ordered a la carte as well.
2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205

15. Colt & Gray

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
On Friday, September 25, Colt & Gray is pairing rare beers with a multi-course tasting menu in an intimate environment. Expect White-Whale beers from Cantillon, Ale Apothecary, Evil Twin, Crooked Stave, Jester King, and Anchorage Brewing. Seats are very limited.
1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

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16. Dunbar Kitchen & Taphouse

2844 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205
The Five Points Spot is hosting a four course dinner paired with four Spangalang Brewery Beers. The cost of the dinner that takes place on Tuesday, September 22 starting at 6 p.m. is $49.
2844 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205

17. Mockery Brewing

3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80216
On Tuesday, September 22, Mockery has partnered with Revelry Events to host a four course beer-paired dinner that starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person.
3501 Delgany St
Denver, CO 80216

18. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
On Wednesday, September 23, the Squeaky Bean is hosting a four-course dinner paired with Stone Brewing beers. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $70 per person.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

19. The Kitchen Upstairs

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Join the Kitchen Upstairs on Thursday, September 24 for a dinner prepared by chef Paul McGuire. The evening will begin with a welcome beer from Crooked Stave and move into a 5 course meal each course paired with 2 beers, for a total of 11 beers. Rare and one-off beers from Fremont, Oakshire, Perennial, Gigantic, and of course Crooked Stave are on the agenda.
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

20. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Five celebrated chefs and five craft brewers have joined forces to host this Saturday evening dinner at Mercantile. On the beer agenda: Almanac, Bells, Crooked Stave, Jester King, and Prairie. The event starts at 6 p.m. and costs $150 per person. More details are available online.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

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