Local Flavor at BruFrou

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On Saturday I attended the first annual BruFrou, a craft beer + culinary pairing event, at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. This event featured beer and food from 70 Colorado craft breweries and eateries, and it was unbelievably good.

Yak & Yeti pairing: Saag Paneer with gluten-free Apple Ale
Yak & Yeti pairing: Saag Paneer with gluten-free Apple Ale

Being vegetarian, it’s often a struggle to find enough to eat at such events. That was not the case here. Of the 40 pairings, at least ten of them were meatless, as well as a handful of others for pescatarians. They even had some gluten-free and gluten-removed food (and drinks!). And of course omnivores could indulge in all 40!

Crimini Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Canape from City, O' City and Redstone Meadery's Black Raspberry Nectar Session Mead
Crimini Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Canape from City, O’ City and Redstone Meadery’s Black Raspberry Nectar Session Mead

The location worked out well, as it was spacious and thoughtfully set up for the occasion. There was plenty of room to walk around and to just hang out and enjoy all the delicious local flavor. If you did not attend this fantastic event, these photos will give you an idea of what to look forward to next year!

Tuscan White Bean Dip topped with extra virgin olive oil, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes with grilled flatbread, paired with Bristol Brewing's American-style Wheat Ale
Tuscan White Bean Dip topped with extra virgin olive oil, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes with grilled flatbread from Tom’s Urban paired with Bristol Brewing’s American-style Wheat Ale
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale and Red Camper's Spiced Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Anise Orange Cream
Crazy Mountain Amber Ale and Red Camper’s Spiced Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Anise Orange Cream
Vegan barley sausage wrapped in a buttermilk biscuit, served with spicy mustard by WaterCourse Foods, with Fruhling, Zwickel Maibock from Renegade Brewing
Vegan barley sausage wrapped in a buttermilk biscuit, served with spicy mustard by WaterCourse Foods, with Fruhling, Zwickel Maibock from Renegade Brewing
Wild Woods Brewery's Molasses Brown Ale paired with Campfire Ice Cream from Basta
Wild Woods Brewery’s Molasses Brown Ale paired with Campfire Ice Cream from BASTA
Glazed and Confused's "Da Killa' Carrot Cake" donut, spiced and dressed with ginger infused cream topped toffee walnuts and Hazed and Infused dry hopped ale from Boulder Beer
Glazed and Confused’s “Da Killa’ Carrot Cake” donut, spiced and dressed with ginger infused cream topped toffee walnuts and Hazed and Infused dry hopped ale from Boulder Beer
Chocolate Chip with Pretzel Cookies by The Cookie Brewer (made with Old Elke Brown by Brewery Rickoli)
Chocolate Chip with Pretzel Cookies by The Cookie Brewer (made with Old Elke Brown by Brewery Rickoli)

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