October Beer Events
There are far too many events in any given month to post here, so for even more events, see my Facebook page!
Mon., Oct. 9, 6:30-8:30 pm: Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing! at Alpine Dog Brewing (1505 Ogden St, Denver)
Join us for a beer and cheese and charcuterie pairing with The Truffle Cheese Shop! $20 will get you 4 pairings (4 beers, 2 with cheese and 2 with charcuterie), with additional beer and cheese available to purchase a la carte.
Professionally led by our bar staff and brewer and a Truffle cheese monger! Learn about craft beer and artisanal cheese and feast on some tastiness!
Wed., Oct. 11, 6-9pm: Craft Beer Talk and Tap Event at Lamar Street Center (5889 Lamar Street, Arvada)
Stouts & Stories, Ales and Tales is a six-week celebration of Jefferson County beer and books with special events, tap parties, contests, prizes and a passport beer tour. The idea for the beer program originated during a staff “Shark Tank” proposal to re-attract adults to the library. The impetus for the effort came from the community’s love of craft beer, the desire to take the library into the community in an unexpected way, and a desire to support economic development by connecting library patrons with Jeffco small businesses.
Jeffco Passport Beer Tour | October 1 – November 15 – Residents can pick up Beer Tour Passports from any Jeffco Library beginning Oct. 1. As they visit brewery partners in the county, they’ll receive discounts and prizes.
October 11: Celebrate Jeffco beer and books at this 21+ talk and beer tasting event hosted at the Lamar Street Center in Arvada. The event is free, but **registration is required** at bit.ly/jeffcobeer. Attendees must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to register and taste some of Jefferson County’s best craft beers while listening to short, TED-style talks from Colorado’s best brewers. Speakers include Tim Matthew, Oskar Blues, Head of Brewing Operations; Tamar Banner, New Belguim, Brewing Supervisor; and Travis Rupp, The Beer Archeologist, CU Boulder; and Karen Hertz, founder of Holidaily Brewing Co. Music is provided by Half Pint and the Growlers.
Tap Parties – In addition to the beer tour and talk event, the library is hosting four Tap Parties at area brewers where a special library beer will be tapped and guests can enjoy beer trivia with prizes.
- Wednesday, Oct. 25| 4-8 pm at Green Mountain Beer Co. (2585 S. Lewis Way in Lakewood)
- Friday, Oct. 27 | 4–8 pm at Someplace Else Brewery (6425 W. 52nd Ave.in Arvada)
- Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 4–8 pm at Westfax Brewing (6733 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood)
- Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7–10 pm at Lariat Lodge Brewing Co. (27618 Fireweed Drive in Evergreen)
Other library events include The Story of Beer (dates and locations) where people can learn the origins and history of beer in Jefferson County, how it’s made, different types of beer and stories of the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. Trends in micro brewing and craft beers, and their strong Colorado connections, will be featured.
Sat., Oct. 14, 1-4 pm: 2017 Fresh Hop! at Falling Rock Tap House (1919 Blake St, Denver)
We are celebrating out 12th Annual Fresh Hop Festival in a slightly different fashion this year: we are hosting it back here at the Rock and instead of selling tickets to the event we are selling the beers by the glass. 50 cents per pour goes to the Colorado Brewer’s Guild. Right now we are looking at over 30 different breweries, plus 2-3 from out of state. More details to come!
Sat., Oct. 14, 2-9 pm: St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest 2017 at St. Dominic Parish (2905 Federal Blvd, Denver)
Join St. Dominic’s Parish on Saturday, October 14th for its 5th Annual Oktoberfest Beer Festival sponsored by REMAX!
The Denver Highlands event features live music, Kid’s Corner activities, a silent auction, and multiple neighborhood-local craft beer and fine food vendors from the Highlands area. Admission is free and the family is welcome!
This year, the first 175 pre-sale tickets sold will receive a pour from last year’s signature beer, West Side is the Blessed Side, along with a 2017 Oktoberfest beer glass compliments of Joyride Brewing Company!
Food and beer tickets available for purchase onsite.
Sat., Oct. 14, 9am-1 pm: The Grand Coffee Bazaar at OZ Architecture (3003 Larimer St, Denver)
The 4th Annual Grand Coffee Bazaar is primed to be the grandest coffee expo in Denver to date. The Bazaar is back to enlighten, inspire, and awaken coffee lovers and entrepreneurs.
We know the Denver coffee scene is steeping with creativity and passion—so we’re here to help navigate hot waters. The Grand Coffee Bazaar is your chance to meet roasters, find your new favorite local coffee style, discuss rising trends, and indulge in brunch cocktails and bites—making for a lovely Saturday morning.
Located at the Oz Architecture building in RiNo, the Grand Coffee Bazaar will feature tastings from featured Colorado coffee roasters, multiple brunch-inspired bites from local food trucks and restaurants, and of course, brunch cocktails and COFFEE BEERS!
Sun., Oct. 15, 2-5 pm: 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament at Lone Tree Brewing Company (8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree)
Grab your best cornhole partner and set up a team for our 3rd Annual Drink for Pink Cornhole Tournament. 1st place takes come a custom cornhole set, donated by Colorado Joes & growlers of beer for each member, in addition to other great goodies! 2nd place wins Growlers of beer for each member, gift cards & other great goodies!
Entry fee includes:
Entry into tournament 1 free pint for each team member
Extra tickets for prize drawing
Goodie bag of LTB/DFP shwag + more
Tons of other prizes & giveaways available to all who enter & spectators.
Tournament style is single elimination.
Official Cornhole rules apply: first team to exactly 21 wins. Going over results in score to be moved back down to 15.
*Must be 21 to play
100% of your team entry fee goes directly to Drink for Pink, a 501(c)3 organization who is partnering with local researchers from Anschutz and the Cancer League of Colorado to fund the latest and most advanced research on the planet to put an end to breast cancer once and for all.
Mama Said Eat will be on site serving up delicious homestyle cookin AND will be donating all tips made that day to Drink for Pink.
RSVP to the event to stay up to date with upcoming details!
Sign up online here:
or in the Tasting Room
Fri., Oct. 20, 7:30-10 pm: McNichols Project: The Future Project (144 W. Colfax Ave, Denver)
The McNichols Project is a unique event series that explores select eras from the past. Previous events have included a look at the jazz and wild west eras. On Fri., Oct. 20th, The McNichols Project is back with project #3: The Future Project. For just $30, guests will enjoy a slew of futuristic libations, bites, and an immersive art experience. This will truly be a unique event where guests will escape into a world where future fiction clashes with future reality.
An idea as intangible and uncertain as tomorrow. The future holds wild and fantastic changes to how we live, what we consume, and how we interact, all mixed with mystery. This art gallery opening will explore the future via two brand new exhibits including Chasing Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, portraits by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog who captured images in the Arctic in 2005 to help tell the story of Earth’s changing climate, and Under the Mexican Sky, a showcase of cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907-1997) who is known as one of the most important cinematographers of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema with a very distinctive and visual style.
For food and drink, guests can imbibe on future inspired cocktails drinks and craft beer including canned beer from Great Divide Brewing and canned cider from Stem Ciders, as well as enjoy light appetizers inspired by the future.
Your $30 ticket will get you 5 drink tickets, bites, multiple floors of interactive art exhibitions, and music. For more information about The Future Project including the official trailer for Chasing Ice, click here.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2-10 pm: Brewability’s 1 YEAR Anniversary Party! at Brewability Lab (12445 E 39th Ave #314, Denver)
Save the date! If you thought our opening day was amazing, wait until our one year bash!
We will have:
Our fabulous BEERTENDERS
and more to come…
Sat., Oct. 21, 12 pm-9 pm: South in your Mouth at Living The Dream Brewing Co. (12305 N Dumont Way, Unit A, Littleton)
South In Your Mouth Jubilee is a celebration of craft beer in the suburbs south of Denver. Participating breweries include the following: Living The Dream, 105 West, Locavore, Lonetree, Resolute, Grist, Blue Spruce, and Pikes Peak Brewing. The event is on Saturday, October 21 from 12:00 – 9:00 at Living The Dream. Brewers from each brewery will be in attendance from 2:00 – 6:00. All participating breweries are pouring a special beer for the event. There will be a brewery calendar for sale to help support Denver Dumb Friends League Buddy Center in Castle Rock.
Tue., Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 pm: Beethoven & Brews at Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer St, Denver)
Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and the sounds of a Colorado Symphony small ensemble performed in a casual setting. Beethoven & Brews features an ensemble performance and four 4 oz. samples of beer from your favorite local breweries. Additional beverages are also available for purchase.
On Tuesday, October 24 we’re partnering with Ratio Beerworks for a Halloween Costume Contest! The winner of the contest, chosen by audience vote, will receive two tickets to an upcoming Colorado Symphony performance*, like Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™ on Friday, October 27. *Limitations apply.
Tue., Oct. 24, 5-8 pm: Tasting Tuesdays with Black Shirt Brewing at The Preservery (3040 Blake St, # 101, Denver)
Join us for dinner Tuesday evenings and you’ll be treated to FREE samples from our favorite local brewers, distillers and beverage makers!
On October 24th we will partner with Black Shirt Brewing Co to offer you a taste of some of the best local beer from our own neighborhood, here in RiNo/Five Points. Black Shirt is committed to going against the grain and challenging the “norms” of the craft beer industry. Come on by and taste the rebellion!
Thur., Oct. 26, 5:30 pm: Kill the Cancer at Falling Rock Tap House (1919 Blake St., Denver)
Falling Rock Tap House will tap Heather’s Ale by Strange Craft to support the American Cancer Society, Orange Creamsicle by Barels & Bottles Brewery to support the National Kidney Foundation, Pink Peppercorn Saison by Chain Reaction Brewing Co. for Wings of Hope, and Petal to the Metal by Black Sky Brewery for Sense of Security— to name a few. The organizations will be onsite and there will be a bonus for the keg that blows first.
Fri., Oct. 27, 6 pm-12 am: Bonfire Haunted Farm Halloween Party at Bonfire Brewing (127 W 2nd St, Eagle)
Come celebrate Halloween with Bonfire Brewing at our Bonfire Haunted Farm!
Live Music from The Burnsville Band starting at 6pm and a Special Guest DJ with beats all night long!
Prizes for best costume, with a bonus for those that follow our theme of Haunted Farm.
Free Entry – Party Starts at 6!
Sat., Oct. 28, 5-10 pm: Brighton Halloween Bash at Big Choice Brewing (21 S. 1st Ave, Brighton)
Skully is getting ready for Halloween a little early this year! Come party with us on Sat., Oct. 28th.
Visit us on Main street during the 6th Annual Brighton Harvest Festival 2017 fron noon-4pm. Learn about our new taproom in Brighton, enjoy face painting and learn how to make your own slime!
Then join us inside the #TempleofBoom for our evening Halloween Bash. Live music from Jim Jamm Jimmy from 7-9pm, and a Wagon Growler Deal – ($5 off Growler Refils) and $2 off 6 Packs from 10/27 through 10/31.
The What The Fork Food Truck will be here for dinner and are cooking up some special beer infused Halloween treats.
Stay tuned for more details as we add more fun activities.
Sat., Oct. 28, 8 pm-1 am: 3rd Annual Ratio Halloween Party at Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer St, Denver)
Join Ratio Beerworks on Saturday, Oct 28th to celebrate Halloween with a night of special beers, crazy costumes and new special musical guest performances from a familiar pair of faux-90’s icons to help us rock late into the night.
Ratio will also be serving up the return of Darklands – a Hoppy Brown Lager, our infamous Monster Mash firkin, and a few other tasty beer treats.
Our bands will take the stage around 9:30 pm. We’ll have costume contests throughout the night and we’ll keep the party rolling as late as the dance party allows. So join us for another year of spooky scary fun!
Sat., Oct. 28, 12 pm-9 pm: Tennyson St. Fall Rumpus & Fundraiser at Call to Arms Brewing Company (4526 Tennyson St, Denver)
There’s a chill in the air, leaves on the ground, and celebrations to be had!
Plan your Halloween pregame around the 3rd Annual Tennyson St. Fall Rumpus & Fundraiser, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 12-9pm in the Call to Arms Brewing Company taproom and parking lot + patio area!
For year 3 we’re once again teaming up with the wonderful folks at Drink For Pink, who are putting the “hop” in “hope” to find a cure for breast cancer.
In addition to the fundraising efforts, we’re also teaming up with a number of amazing vendors and musicians, including:
– The Confection Collection hosting a doughnut pop-up for kiddos and adults alike!
– Morgan Handmade Rations showcasing their fantastic locally-made potato chips!
– J Street Food Truck serving up some of the greatest food truck delicacies Colorado has to offer!
– MAS KAOS Pizzeria + Taqueria offering their always-delicious pizza and tacos!
– Of course, last but never least, local legends Midnight Shakedown rocking out for the masses from 4-7pm!!
And since it’s Halloween weekend, we’ll be at the ready with bags and bags of candy for the little ones – and plenty of beer for the parents.
Our bi-monthly Rumpus events are always built around the community and neighborhood we’re proud to call home, and we can’t wait to have you through for another year of Fall Rumpusing & Fundraising!
No tickets needed. Rumpus events are always free to attend!