Things to do in Denver this Weekend

Ripping Through Dimensions release. Cerebral Brewing Co., 1477 Monroe St. Noon-10:30 p.m.

Peacemaker bottle release. Part of an experimental series, with flavors of wine, bourbon, and tart acidity. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway, A51. Noon-3 p.m. 

Make your own coffee beer. Epic Brewing Co., 3001 Walnut St. 10 a.m.-noon. $65.

Yakima Nectar west coast IPA release. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 10 a.m.-midnight.

Maui Express release party luau. The coconut IPA will be released in cans for the first time. Hawaiian dress if you want. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Things to do in Denver Nov. 12-13: Weekend edition

Food & drink

Funk the Man party. Annual release party for a barrel-aged sour. River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St. Noon.

GABF Leftover & Cellar Clean Out Beer Fest. Tapping beers from 21st Amendment and Cigar City, and other surprises. Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. Noon-11 p.m.

Hypersonic: Mosaic tapping. Juicy, wild yeast IPA. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales 
1290 S. Broadway. 2-11 p.m.

Two year anniversary party. Alpine Dog Brewing Co. 1505 Ogden St. Noon.

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Denver (Only) Beer Festivus invites you to try 53 Denver breweries in one spot

For $40 and a dream, beer drinkers can sample the offerings of more than four dozen Denver-based breweries under one roof.

The brewers are set to attend the fifth annual Denver [Only] Beer Festivus at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum on Dec. 7. Tickets are available here.

“Seinfeld” fans might remember Festivus is the holiday the Costanzas celebrate as an alternative to Christmas. It features the airing of grievances and a shiny Festivus pole that symbolize opposition to the traditional decorated Christmas tree.

Both the “airing of grievances” and the pole will be featured at the Denver [Only] Beer Festivus.

Breweries set to attend:

  • Baere Brewing Co.
  • Banded Oak Brewing
  • Beryl’s Beer Co.
  • Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
  • Black Shirt Brewing Co.
  • Black Sky Brewery
  • Blue Moon Brewing Co.
  • Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
  • Bruz Beers
  • C Squared Ciders
  • Call to Arms Brewing Co.
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • Chain Reaction Brewing Co.
  • CO-Brew
  • Colorado Cider Co.
  • Comrade Brewing Co.
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
  • Crazy Mountain Brewery
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
  • De Steeg Brewing
  • Denver Beer Co.
  • Diebolt Brewing Co.
  • Epic Brewing Co.
  • Factotum Brewhouse
  • Fermaentra
  • Fiction Beer Co.
  • Goldspot Brewing Co.
  • Good River Beer
  • Grandma’s House
  • Great Divide Brewing Co.
  • Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
  • Little Machine
  • Lost Highway Brewing Co.
  • Mockery Brewing
  • Oasis Brewery
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewing
  • Platt Park Brewing Co.
  • Prost Brewing Co.
  • Ratio Beerworks
  • Renegade Brewing
  • River North Brewery
  • Seedstock Brewery
  • Spangalang Brewery
  • Station 26 Brewing Co.
  • Stem Cider
  • Strange Craft Beer Co.
  • The Grateful Gnome
  • The Vine Street Pub & Brewery
  • Tivoli Brewing Co.
  • TRVE Brewing Co.
  • Wit’s End Brewing Co.
  • Wynkoop Brewing Co

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No Great American Beer Festival tickets? No problem. 12 beer events for you.

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales special bottle release

10 a.m. Saturday
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway

What began as a passion project has become the main event for James and Sarah Howat. The married couple opened Former Future Brewing on South Broadway in 2014, aiming to put a modern twist on traditional and obscure beer styles. Off to the side, brewmaster James Howat began experimenting, including beers fermented with microbes captured on a coolship — a thin, long, open-air fermenting dish used to cool wort. So began a series of beers that attracted a cult following — and back-to-back bronze medals in the experimental/wild beer category at GABF in 2014 and 2015. No dummies, the Howats saw the future and shuttered Former Future to pour all their energies into Black Project. This special bottle release features new beers (including a sour brewed with Corvus coffee) and previous limited releases. Black Project is also pouring on the GABF floor (booth V26), so check them out there if you can’t stand to wake up this early.

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