Denver Bacon and Beer Festival | Events

 Denver Bacon and Beer Festival
Guess what goes on sale on the 16th at 10 am? BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL TICKETS!! Last year, Deverites consumed more than 2,000 lbs of bacon. I went to the festival and I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. This year there will be 18 breweries and over 25 restaurants. The festival will take place on Sunday, November 16 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at The Curtis Hotel.

Get your tickets here: http://www.wheretoeat.in/2013-denver-bacon-and-beer-festival/

(tickets will sell out fast so set a reminder on your phone!)
List of Breweries and Restaurants:
AC Golden Brewing Company
bistro c.v.
Blackbelly Catering
Breckenridge Brewery
Cap City Tavern
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewery
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
EDGE Restaurant
Elevation Beer Company
Epic Brewing Company
Former Future Brewing Company
Glaze by Sasa
Great Divide Brewing Company
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Hops and Pie
Ignite!
Jax Fish House – Glendale
Jonesy’s Eat Bar
Kachina Grill
Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group
Linger
Little Man Ice Cream
Lucky Pie
Odyssey Beerwerks
Oskar Blues Brewery
Our Mutual Friend Tenth Acre & Brewery
Panzano
range
Renegade Brewing Co.
River North Brewery
Root Down
Rosenberg’s Bagels
Russell’s Smokehouse
Second Home Kitchen + Bar
Ste. Ellie
Strange Craft Beer Company
Sunnyside Burger Bar
The Corner Office Denver
The Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat and Unit X
Wit’s End Brewing Company
Wynkoop Brewing Company

Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : August 2014

Id say we had a pretty good dinner party. DrinkandSpoon x PorchDrinking 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer @porchdrinkingco @peoplesbrew @hornygoatbrewco @dogfishbeer @lagunitasbeer @sierranevada
Id say we had a pretty good dinner party. DrinkandSpoon x PorchDrinking
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer @porchdrinkingco @peoplesbrew @hornygoatbrewco @dogfishbeer @lagunitasbeer @sierranevada

Shoes and brews. What else could I possibly need on vacation? 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #vacation #beach @elevationbeerco @epicbrewing @firestonewalker @crookedstave @funkwerks
Shoes and brews. What else could I possibly need on vacation?
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #vacation #beach @elevationbeerco @epicbrewing @firestonewalker @crookedstave @funkwerks

We’re here for ya NYC. Stumbled right into a craft beer taproom - it was date. 
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #nyc #instabeer #beer #beerporn ((@dogfishbeer 60 minute IPA and @breweryommegang Fleur de Houblon ))
We’re here for ya NYC. Stumbled right into a craft beer taproom – it was date.
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #nyc #instabeer #beer #beerporn ((@dogfishbeer 60 minute IPA and @breweryommegang Fleur de Houblon ))

Hello @brooklynbrewery we are here for you. 
#drinkandspoon #nyc #beer #beerporn #craftbeer
Hello @brooklynbrewery we are here for you.
#drinkandspoon #nyc #beer #beerporn #craftbeer

Sorachi Ace - tasty tasty tayyyyystyyy. @brooklynbrewery 
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn
Sorachi Ace – tasty tasty tayyyyystyyy. @brooklynbrewery
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn

New York - I’m feelin you. 
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer
New York – I’m feelin you.
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer

Drinking some @bannerbeer on the edge of the boat in Martha’s Vineyard. (( session beers are perfect for those sunny days )) 
#drinkandspoon #drink #boat #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #marthasvineyard
Drinking some @bannerbeer on the edge of the boat in Martha’s Vineyard. (( session beers are perfect for those sunny days ))
#drinkandspoon #drink #boat #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #marthasvineyard

Double Dry Hopped Vielle makes it all the way to Martha’s Vineyard. @crookedstave #travelingbeer 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer
Double Dry Hopped Vielle makes it all the way to Martha’s Vineyard. @crookedstave #travelingbeer
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer

Happy IPA Day from the beach! We are sippin on Jai Alai and hanging with Todd, the mastermind behind @bannerbeer (a session beer brewery). What are you drinking today? 

#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #ipaday #ipa #craftbeer #beach
Happy IPA Day from the beach! We are sippin on Jai Alai and hanging with Todd, the mastermind behind @bannerbeer (a session beer brewery). What are you drinking today?

#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #ipaday #ipa #craftbeer #beach

Yesterday’s lunch (and dinner) from @denverbiscuitco food truck - buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken, cheddar, and bacon smothered in sausage gravy. 
#drinkandspoon #denver #food #eat #foodie #foodporn #instafood
Yesterday’s lunch (and dinner) from @denverbiscuitco food truck – buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken, cheddar, and bacon smothered in sausage gravy.
#drinkandspoon #denver #food #eat #foodie #foodporn #instafood

Just a few things I picked up from Highlands Wine and Liquor. They have an ahhhhhmazing selection and the best employees. 
#drinkandspoon #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer
Just a few things I picked up from Highlands Wine and Liquor. They have an ahhhhhmazing selection and the best employees.
#drinkandspoon #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer

Grand Teton Snarling Badger and Avery Lilikoi … Hashtag Yum. 
#drinkandspoon #drink #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer @averybrewingco @grandtetonbrewing
Grand Teton Snarling Badger and Avery Lilikoi … Hashtag Yum.
#drinkandspoon #drink #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer @averybrewingco @grandtetonbrewing

Afternoon snack. Much deserved. 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #beergeek #craftbeer #instabeer
Afternoon snack. Much deserved.
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #beergeek #craftbeer #instabeer

Southern Tier comes to Colorado. I was lucky enough to snag some, all thanks to the extremely cool @justinmvicroy - you’re the best! I won’t drink pumpkin beers while its still summer but I will cook with them :) @stbcbeer #drinkandspoon #colorado #denver #drink #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer
Southern Tier comes to Colorado. I was lucky enough to snag some, all thanks to the extremely cool @justinmvicroy – you’re the best! I won’t drink pumpkin beers while its still summer but I will cook with them 🙂 @stbcbeer #drinkandspoon #colorado #denver #drink #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer

Beer and food I brought to the BBQ last night - yumz on yumz. 
@wynkoopbrew 
#drinkandspoon #denver #drinklocal #colorado #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn
Beer and food I brought to the BBQ last night – yumz on yumz.
@wynkoopbrew
#drinkandspoon #denver #drinklocal #colorado #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn

Green Eggs and Hamwich from @snoozeameatery :: scrambled eggs with spinach and herbs, tender belly ham, melted swiss and dijon hollandaise. We also got a free pancake so id say it was a pretty fantastic way to start off this beautiful morning. 
#drinkandspoon #eat #eatlocal #food #foodie #foodporn #yum #snooze #breakfast
Green Eggs and Hamwich from @snoozeameatery :: scrambled eggs with spinach and herbs, tender belly ham, melted swiss and dijon hollandaise. We also got a free pancake so id say it was a pretty fantastic way to start off this beautiful morning.
#drinkandspoon #eat #eatlocal #food #foodie #foodporn #yum #snooze #breakfast

Trying to make some final stops before this wonderful program ends @passportprogram @imbibedenver 
#drinkandspoon #denver #denverpassport #passportprogram
Trying to make some final stops before this wonderful program ends @passportprogram @imbibedenver
#drinkandspoon #denver #denverpassport #passportprogram

Passport closing party at The Big Wonderful with @j_sm_n and @avocadofan 
#drinkandspoon #denver #bigwonderfull @passportprogram  #craftbeer #instabeer #beerporn @newbelgium
Passport closing party at The Big Wonderful with @j_sm_n and @avocadofan
#drinkandspoon #denver #bigwonderfull @passportprogram #craftbeer #instabeer #beerporn @newbelgium

Hiking, beers, and photobombs. 
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #golden #colorado #beer #craftbeer #instabeer
Hiking, beers, and photobombs.
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #golden #colorado #beer #craftbeer #instabeer

Fresh Hop Festival

Speaking of GABF….here’s a good way to kick off the week (I know it’s a month away but come on, I’m excited).

The Falling Rock Fresh Hop Festival, will take place on Saturday, September 27 at Falling Rock Tap House from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A few of my favorites that will be attending include: FATE, Great Divide, Black Bottle, and Odell (among many others).

Tickets are $40 when purchased in advance at http://www.imbibe-events.com/fresh-hop. Ticket includes unlimited beer tastings and snacks while they last. Ticket price will increase at the door if available. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales benefits the Colorado Brewers Guild.

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Great Divide 20th Anniversary Party

The Great Divide Anniversary party was an absolute blast. Quite possibly one of the best beer parties I’ve ever been to! Not one did we drink brand-spankin-new brews, we ate from food trunks and dances to punk and 90’s music. Please, please, please can we do it all over again?

The new brews we drank and the Great Divide 20th Anniversary party were OUT OF THIS WORLD. A few of my favorites were Yeiser, Berliner Weisse, and Red Comet.

Yeiser was a 10% saison…you know how I love saisons and I definitely LOVE this saison.

Berliner Weisse was, you guessed it, a berliner weisse. It was a tart, refreshing, dream-in-a-glass. I’m probably most excited about this one.

Finally, Red Comet. Oh lordy, how do I describe the amazing flavors bursting out of this brew? I can’t because I was slightly tipsy after drinking endless beers and my hands were too full to write anything down. What I can tell you is that Red Comet is a Flanders red ale, its sour as all hell and its complex, sexy body made me drink more than one glass. Bravo, Great Divide! You are geniuses.

More details can be found in this post on porchdrinking.com
 

 

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Slue Foot Sue’s Shindig

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Slue Foot Sue’s Shindig last night at the McNichols Building was a gosh darn hog-killin’ time (that’s western slang for ‘it was awesome’). Like all events put on by Imbibe, I wouldn’t expect anything less. Who is this lady Sue we were celebrating? She’s the star of an old western folk tale and the wife of Pecos Bill. Legend says that shortly after getting married, Sue got thrown from Bill’s horse, Widowmaker, and started bouncing back and forth between the moon and the earth. Now, there are several versions of the ending – one in which Bill shoots her to stop her from bouncing, one where he saves her but leaves her, one in which she lands on the moon, etc. I don’t know what ending to believe but I do know that Slue Foot Sue must’ve been one heck of a fun lady because her party was a blast.

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New Kids on the Block Beer Party

New Kids on the Block – a beer party for Colorado Breweries under 2! More like an 80’s themed dance party with tons of beer included. It was put on by Imbibe Denver Off The Wagon The Lobby and PorchDrinking.com

See all the pictures on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/drinkandspoon

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Collaboration Fest 2014

Favorite Parts of Collaboration Fest 2014:

Success. Its the best word to describe Collaboration Fest 2014. I have been to other beer festivals before, but this was by far one of my favorite. Not only did I get the chance to try over 35 new brews, there was enough for everyone! I’ve seen problems at festivals in the past where breweries come unprepared and run out before the festival is over. Not at Collaboration Fest. I stayed until the very end and the party was still poppin’.

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