Monthly Beer Events

December Beer Events

There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!

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Photo courtesy of the Crawford Hotel

Ongoing Promotion: Explore the Mile High City’s vibrant beer scene with the new Denver Beer Experience from The Crawford Hotel.  

Use the award-winning Crawford Hotel – located inside the revitalized Denver Union Station  in the heart of LoDo – as your launching point for a curated tour of  Denver’s incredible collection of craft breweries, from Ratio Brewery and Our Mutual Friend Brewing in RiNo to the Wynkoop Brewing Company directly across the street from the hotel – famous for being Denver’s first brew pub.

 Priced starting at $279 per night, The Crawford Denver Beer Experience includes:

  • Overnight accommodations for two in a Crawford guest room
  • Two local craft beers in custom Crawford Belgian glasses
  • A keepsake, specialty-engraved wood bottle opener
  • Tokens for two curated beer flights at Denver Union Station’s Terminal Bar, which pours 30 seasonal craft beers
  • A self-guided tour map of favorite Denver breweries created by The Crawford’s dedicated staff
  • Complimentary drop-off and pick-up in The Crawford’s courtesy Tesla

To book, please call 720-460-3700 or visit http://thecrawfordhotel.com/special-offers/.

The Crawford features 112 luxuriously appointed guest rooms in three styles and unparalleled access to Denver Union Station’s eclectic mix of Colorado restaurants and retailers, including Mercantile Dining & Provision and Stoic & Genuine. Guests can enjoy The Crawford’s Tesla courtesy car service within two miles the hotel, based on availability.

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Dec. 3-Dec. 7: 21st Amendment Brewery Colorado Launch Parties at various locations

21st Amendment Brewery, the makers of Hell or High Watermelon and Brew Free! or Die IPA, is excited to announce its expansion into Colorado!

This December, 21st Amendment beers will be available in cans and on draft throughout the entire state and is hosting a handful of launch events in Denver, Fort Collins and Loveland that are open to the public:
12/3: Tap and Handle in Fort Collins 6-8pm
12/4: Falling Rock Tap House in Denver at 5:30pm
12/4: Recess Beer Garden Highlands in Denver 7-9pm
12/4: Laureate Publick House in Loveland 5:30-7:30pm
12/5: Green Russell in Denver at 5pm
12/5: Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins 6-9pm
12/6: Stranded Pilgrim in Denver 6-8pm
12/6: Freshcraft Denver 7-9pm
12/6: The Forge Publick House in Fort Collins 6-8pm
12/7: Hop Grenade in Fort Collins 6-8pm

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Sat., Dec. 1, 11 am-11:59 pm: 6th Anniversary Party at Black Bottle Brewery

We’ve made it to SIX years old!

Now come celebrate with us on Saturday, December 1st, as we spend a day enjoying the occasion!

We’ll (per usual) have 40 BBB beers on draft, pulling lots of goodies from our cellar. See list below for more details.

More details are in the works but we wanted to make sure you get the date down on your calendar so you can join us!

Special beer tappings:

5 year vertical of Angry Elf Barrel Aged American Strong Ale With Raspberries:

2014 – Scotch Barrel Aged
2015 – Red Wine Barrel Aged
2016 – Brandy Barrel Aged
2017 – Bourbon Barrel Aged
2018 – Makers Mark Barrel aged
Vertical flights will be available!

Cerealiously Count Chocula
Cerealiously Oreo O’s
Cerealiously Brewers Breakfast

The Last Unicorn – Cherry Raspberry Belgian Style Lambic

American Graffiti – Barrel Aged American Sour Dryhopped with Ekuanot

EXTREMELY LIMITIED Cellar Bottles for sale (750 ml):

2013 – 2016 Angry Elf
2014 There Went The Neighborhood (White Wine BA Sour)
2016 There Goes The Neighborhood (Rye Saison)

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Wed., Dec. 5, 6-9 pm: Chasing Brews at Lone Tree Brewing Co.

Join us in Chasing Brews at Lone Tree Brewing Company. A new initiative by the team behind Chasing Coral: bringing beer lovers together for an evening of film, brews, and conversation.

Come grab some food and pints and set out on an ocean adventure with the team behind the Sundance & Emmy award-winning film Chasing Coral and learn about what’s happening below the waves.

Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Noon on December 5th.

6:00 PM – Food and pints
Grab a seat, food from the food truck, and a cold one! Get there early to enter to win Lone Tree Brewing Company prizes and compete in a corn hole competition vs. the Chasing Coral team!

7:00 PM – Free screening of Chasing Coral
The film will start promptly at 7:00 PM in the tap room.

8:30 PM – Q&A with special guests
Stick around after the screening to join members of the film team, folks from the Lone Tree community and Lone Tree Brewing Company for a special Q&A.

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Fri., Dec. 7-Sun., Dec. 9: Something is turning 3!!!! Let’s party!!!! at Something Brewery

Something Brewery is leveling up!!
Our 3 year anniversary is coming up and we are going all out!
On December 7th, 8th and 9th all weekend long we are bring you over 22 beers on tap and in cans. Some old favorites and some new, amazing barrel aged beers, delicious food trucks and some amazing prizes!
Here is the low down, mark it in your calendar and share with your beer friends 👬

Friday—opening at 2pm
🍻
– We will be opening an hour early at 2pm JUST for can sales, then opening for pints and everything else at 3pm.
– we will be selling EVERY COOKIE MONSTA beer we’ve done in the past,
– Mint Monsta
– Peanut Monsta
– Two Headed Monsta
– Mega Monsta
– (brand new) Coconut Monsta
– “Fruity Sparkles” a fruity pebbles sour
– the “Slushy Craft Pack” beers (Triple Threat, strawberry limeade sour, cherry limeade)
– the “Treat Yo’Self Craft Pack” (Pink starburst milkshake ipa, caramel apple sour and booberry cereal blackberry sour)
– Dumpling Deli Food Truck will be here all night

Saturday—- opening at 12pm
🍻
– we have two special barrel aged beers coming out.
When you buy both of them you get a free special Level 3 Anniversary glass to take home! We will have…
– a Luxardo a Cocktail Cherry Russian Imperial Stout aged for over a year in a bourbon barrel
– a Mexican Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout aged for over a year in a bourbon barrel
– Jimbeaux’s Cajun Cuisine food truck

Sunday— opening at 12-7pm
– Dough Boy Pizza food truck
– whatever we have left come on in, we will try our hardest to keep the social media up to date on what we run out of
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Can wait to see you all! Thank you for making this the best 3 years ever here in Brighton!!!

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Sat., Dec. 8, 11 am-11 pm: Fifth Birthday Bash + Can Release at Station 26 Brewing Co.

We are turning FIVE this December, and we’re throwing a big party – for you, for all.

Live music, great food, and a very special beer release.

Our Fifth Birthday Beer is a Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA, a natural capstone to all of this year’s experimentation with the hazy style.

We will be releasing Fifth Birthday Beer in four-packs of 16oz cans during our celebration on Saturday, December 8. Four-packs are $16 each.

Chris Dismuke Music will be plugging in for some live tunes from 4:00-7:00 inside our heated (!) patio tent. Order 26 Food Truck will be running for all of your food needs.

There may be one or two more surprises to announce about our Fifth Birthday Bash. Mark your calendars and stay tuned.

Come celebrate with us. This is for you, after all.

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Sat., Dec. 8, 12 pm-11:59 pm: OMF Turns 6! (Let’s Party) at Our Mutual Friend Brewery

We opened the doors of OMF (officially) on December 8th, 2012! Join us in celebrating 6 years of making beer! No ticket required!

Bottle and Draft list to be released soon! cheers

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Sat., Dec. 8, 5-8 pm: 2018 Genius Wizard Variant Release Party at Ratio Beerworks

On Saturday, December 8th, Ratio Beerworks invites you to join for an intimate beer release experience celebrating the return of 2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard Imperial Stout.

This unique ticketed event will transport attendees to a mystical new world as Ratio’s back brewhouse will be transformed into an ethereal experience giving you a sneak peek into the soon to be unveiled world of Zabiti: An Immersive Circus Adventure, designed by local Denver artists from Rainbow Militia and Unbuilt Library.

Attendees will have the first chance to enjoy this year’s rendition of Genius Wizard along with 4 variant expressions including a 24-month barrel-aged Genius Wizard Grand Cru. Additionally, we’ve teamed up with some of Denver’s best local food purveyors to provide small bites to pair with the beer.

Only a limited number of tickets will be available for this intimate tasting experience, so reserve your spot while they’re available.

Attendees will receive:
-2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard

The Variants and Vintages (4oz pours):
-Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coconut Vanilla Genius Wizard
-Espresso Genius Wizard
-Chai Genius Wizard
-Chocolate Orange Genius Wizard
-2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard
-24-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard Grand Cru
(Variant and vintrages are subject to change)

One Full Pour of 2018 Genius Wizard Imperial Stout or Any Non-Barrel-Aged Ratio Beer (At the bar)

Culinary Preview:
-Au Feu Montreal Smoked Meats
-Cirque Kitchen
-Bamboo Sushi
(more to be announced)

-2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard (to-go)
-Commemorative Genius Wizard Glassware

Plus your chance to win a free 1.5L Magum of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard to-go.

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Sat., Dec. 8, 2 pm-12 am: 9th Anniversary Bash at Asher Brewing Co.

Wow folks, where did the time go? Asher Brewing Co. is turning 9 years old!

Help us celebrate a dang near decade of handcrafted organic brews on Saturday, December 8th. We’re pulling out all the stops for this one!

The beer starts flowing at 2pm.

Smother From Another Mother food truck will be serving up the good stuff at 5pm.

Delilah, Boulder’s resident vintage Volkswagen bus, will be joining the party from 6-9pm for some photo booth action.

Ya better believe we’ll have a few more surprises in store. There ain’t no party like an Asherversary party!

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Sat., Dec. 8, 11 am-10 pm: Lone Tree’s 7th Anniversary at Lone Tree Brewing Company

We are so thankful for everyone! What a fantastic 7 years!

Come join us as we celebrate 7 years of LTB Beers, and all the people who helped get us to where we are (that’s YOU!).

Beer Tappings:
Rosé Brut IPA – 11am
Doppelbock – 5pm
3 Small Batch Firkin Surprises (tapping at 1pm, 3pm & 7pm)

Casino Hours – 4pm-7pm
Our December Charity of the Month Freedom Service Dogs will be casino casher for the night passing out funny money to play blackjack and roulette with. For entry into the casino we’ll be taking donations and every person that donates gets entered into winning one of our many awesome door prizes!

Food Truck: Mama Said Eat – They’ll be doing Vegas Style apps from 12-8pm Below are some of the items that will be available:
1. Devil on Horseback – Dates stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon
2. Shrimp and sausage skewers
3. Monte Carlo Sliders
4. Pulled pork and slaw sliders
5. Fried chicken sliders
6. Chicken skewers
7. Small veggie and cheese tray

Come one, come all!

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Sat., Dec. 8, 4:02-7:02 pm:
Wit’s End 1st Anniversary of our 7th Birthday! at Wit’s End Brewing Company

Find that ugly sweater, save this date…be prepared to be haunted by the ghosts of beers past, present, and future!

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Tue., Dec. 11, 4-10 pm: CA Camp Fire Brewery Benefit at Westfax Brewing Company

8 Colorado breweries are partnering on a limited crowler can release event in order to raise financial support for those affected by the California Camp Fire. Each brewery participating will be selling 1 specific beer in this limited can on Tuesday 12/11 at WestFax Brewing Co. All crowler sales will go towards CA Fire relief. Come buy some cans of beer, share a pint with some locals who’ve been affected personally by this fire, and help us fundraise! Let’s sell out of all of these 250 limited cans! There will also be art for auction by Noelle Phares Art among other ways to donate. The original artwork featured on these cans (and this Facebook graphic) was painted about this fire and donated to this effort by Colorado artist Dave Heath Art, labels for the cans were donated by Crowling Rental Co. Thank you for your support!

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Wed., Dec. 12, 6-9 pm: Shutter Speed Denver Release at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – Denver

Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project collaborated with Metric Brewingout of Colorado Springs and brewed a decadent Baltic Porter. This 10% Goliath features rum, raisin, and licorice notes and isn’t camera shy. It was released at Metric Brewing a couple of weeks ago, but for those living in the Denver area, this is your chance to try it. Dustin Hall will be on hand talking about the beer, The Brewtography Project, as well as selling copies of his book at a 20% discount. So come on out, try this Baltic Porter, and say hello!

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Wed., Dec. 12, 6-9 pm: Chasing Brews at Zuni Street Brewing Company

Join us in Chasing Brews at Zuni Street Brewing Co. A new initiative by the team behind Chasing Coral: bringing beer lovers together for an evening of film, brews, and conversation.

Come grab some food and pints and set out on an ocean adventure with the team behind the Sundance & Emmy award-winning film Chasing Coral and learn about what’s happening below the waves.

Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Noon on December 12th.

6:00 PM – Food and pints
Grab a seat, food from the food truck, and a cold one! Get there early to enter for a drawing to win Zuni Street Brewing Co prizes!

7:00 PM – Free screening of Chasing Coral
The film will start promptly at 7:00 PM in the tap room.

8:30 PM – Q&A with special guests
Stick around after the screening to join members of the film team, representatives from the local community and Zuni Street Brewing Co. for a special Q&A.

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Thur., Dec. 13, 5-8 pm: Chasing Brews at Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.

Join us in Chasing Brews at Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. A new initiative by the team behind Chasing Coral: bringing beer lovers together for an evening of film, brews, and conversation.

Come grab some food and pints and set out on an ocean adventure with the team behind the Sundance & Emmy award-winning film Chasing Coral and learn about what’s happening below the waves.

Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Noon on December 13th.

5:00 PM – Happy Hour
Grab a seat and enjoy happy hour until 6:00 PM! Get there early to enter for a drawing to win Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. prizes!

6:00 PM – Free screening of Chasing Coral
The film will start promptly at 6:00 PM in the tap room.

7:30 PM – Q&A with special guests
Stick around after the screening to join members of the film team, representatives from National Forest Foundation and Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. for a special Q&A.

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Sat, Dec. 15, 3-6 pm: Denver Beer Festivus at Sports Castle

Whether you’re Festivus alumni or you’ve never heard of it, we invite you to join us for the 7th annual Denver Beer Festivus — Denver’s unofficial, official, beer-themed holiday party!

We invite every brewery in Denver’s city limits to share their favorite brews – then we pepper in some 90’s nostalgia for all of you Seinfeld die-hards. The end result: One giant, non-denominational, beer-filled, extravaganza! Completely tinsel-free and in support of our friends at New Era, Festivus is back. 

We’re pleased to share the final brewery list, which features 60 Denver breweries:

10 Barrel Brewing Co., 14er Brewing Company, Alpine Dog, Alternation Brewing Company, Baere Brewing Company, Banded Oak Brewing, Black Project, Black Shirt Brewing Co., Blue Moon – RiNo, Bruz Beers, Burns Family Artisan Ales, C Squared Ciders, Call to Arms Brewing Company, CO-Brew, Colorado Cider Company, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Declaration Brewing, Denver Beer Co., Dos Luces Brewery, Epic Brewing CO., Factotum Brewhouse, Fermaentra, Fiction Beer Company, Goldspot, Grandma’s House, Great Divide Brewing Co., Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers, Little Machine, LowDown Brewery + Kitchen, Mockery Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Oasis Brewery, Odell Brewing Co. RiNo Brewhouse, Our Mutual Friend Brewing, Platt Park Brewing Co., Prost Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, Renegade Brewing Company, River North Brewery, Rock Bottom Brewery Downtown, Seedstock Brewery, Spangalang Brewery, Station 26 Brewing Company, Stem CIders, Strange Craft Beer Company & Wit’s End Brewing, The Grateful Gnome, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, The Vine Street Pub & Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Tivoli Brewing Company, TRVE Brewing, Woods Boss Brewing Company, Wynkoop Brewing Company and Zuni Street Brewing Co.

Get tickets! Denverbeerfestivus.com

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Sat., Dec. 15, 12-9 pm: Holiday Rumpus & Market at Arms Brewing Company

Inspired by the world famous German holiday markets, our 4th Annual Tennyson Street Holiday Rumpus & Market features a mix of local artisans, delicious food, and holiday-inspired beer.

The event kicks off on December 15th at Noon and runs till 9pm, and in addition to special holiday-themed beer releases, lighting, and atmosphere, we’re lucky enough to host over a dozen fabulous folks for one-stop shopping and community-gathering…all with beer in hand!

Vendors from all around the community, representing crafts from meat-cuts and marinades to hand-hewn jewelry and beauty products, will be on hand to showcase their talents both indoors and outside to bring our wonderful guests closer to the season. Be sure to come prepared for some outdoor shopping by dressing warm because it wouldn’t be a Holiday Market if the temps weren’t chilly and snow wasn’t in the air! Don’t worry, the taproom will be toasty and cozy as usual. 🙂

On top of the vendor allure, we will also be releasing a few delicious takes on some of our favorite seasonal brews! Delicious food will be provided by CO Craft Butchers and MAS KAOS Pizzeria + Taqueria, this year!

Keep checking back in for specific vendor information and event updates!

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Sun., Dec. 16, 1-4 pm: Ho Ho Ho Slapdown at Bierstadt Lagerhaus

The time has again come to ditch your neighbor’s ugly sweater party and check your holiday cheer at the door because Bierstadt Lagerhaus is hosting the 3rd annual HO HO HO Slapdown! Step into the judge’s booth as seven Colorado brewers go toe-to-toe with exclusive seasonal beers that would smack even Santa right in the mouth. It’s your one chance this year to cast a vote for something that doesn’t suck. You get awesome beer and the winning brewer walks away with bragging rights and a sweet ass trophy. Join the party and bring your thirst for craft brew and friendly competition.

$25 gets you a 5oz sample of each beer and the authority to cast your vote.

Buy your tickets at the door on the day of the event or online at Eventbrite.com

Trash Talkers Include

Back-to-Back Champions Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
Comrade Brewing Company
Barrels and Bottles Brewery
Call to Arms Brewing Company
Little Machine Beer
Westbound & Down Brewing Company

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Dec. 16-Dec. 23: 8 Crazy Nights at Launch Pad Brewery

We are releasing eight specialty brews for eight days in a row. All will be available on tap as well as in bombers. They are extremely limited. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! Happy Holidays!!

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Thur., Dec. 20, 6-8 pm: Toys for Tots Pint Drive with Odell Brewing at Cherry Cricket (both Ballpark & Cherry Creek)

The reason for the season!

Thursday, December 20th we’re coming together in the name of Toys for Tots and local kiddos in need.

Want in? It’s easy. Bring a new toy to donate and earn yourself a freebie beer courtesy of our friends at Odell Brewing Co.

Come celebrate the holidays and make things just a little brighter for all – happening at both Ballpark + Cherry Creek locations.

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Fri., Dec. 21: Double Beer Release

Sat., Dec. 22: Fiesta Del Sol at Dos Luces

If cold weather and holiday cheer are a bit much, Dos Luces are offering a bit of a reprieve. The Broadway brewery invites Denverites to beat the winter blues with “Fiesta del Sol” a celebration of the Summer Solstice (in the Southern Hemisphere) and launch of their two new Winter beers with weekend-long celebration.

Party-goers can look forward to a double beer release on Friday afternoon, painting with Crafts and Cocktails on Friday night, and a party all day Saturday, and music into the night.

Dos Luces new winter-time beers include the GUANÁBANA CHICHA, made from malted blue corn, clove, cinnamon, and guanábana fruit to make for a complex, citrusy, refreshing drink; and a Mexican Chocolate Pulque, made with maguey sap, malted blue corn, cinnamon, clove, Mexican Cacao nibs—courtesy of Cultura Craft Chocolates—and a hint of cayenne pepper.

Chicha, an Incan staple still enjoyed throughout the Andes, is a beer brewed from corn. Dos Luces’s Chicha is brewed with malted blue corn to give their Chicha its distinctive color and flavor. Pulque, an Aztec brew, is traditionally made from spontaneously fermented aguamiel, the sap of the maguey plant.

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Mon., Dec. 31, 12-8 pm: Depravity Release | Saints & Sinners Party at Renegade Brewing Company

Depravity, our Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Stout, is coming back on New Years Eve! Each keg of Depravity has 1 pound of Peanut Butter Cups and 1 pound of dehydrated peanut butter, giving this Imperial Milk Stout a rich and velvety mouth feel with a peanut buttery goodness sure to remind you of a sugar high from your youth.  Doors open at Noon and we will be selling 4 packs of the beer at a limit of 2 per person.  To celebrate further, from 2 – 7 pm on Depravity Release Day, we will have our first annual Saints & Sinners Party.  We’ll have Depravity on tap, Something Vinyl Club and Andrew Mocanathy of The Drunken Hearts will be playing live, and Cilantro & Perejil will be onsite with yummy food including a Depravity-based mole sauce. Come dressed as either your favorite Saint or a Sinner (or just wear wings or devil horns if you are lazy) & the group that has the most people represented – Saints or Sinners – will all receive a free pint to toast the end of 2018 on us at 7 pm.

 New this year, we will also 40 reservations for Depravity 4 packs.  If you cannot make it on NYE, or you just don’t want to stand in line, reserve a spot on our list for $5 and we will hold 2 four packs for purchase until Sunday, January 13 and they will receive a commemorative glass upon pickup.  Only 40 reservations are available. Those reservations can be made here: http://bit.ly/DepravityRelease

 

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