January closes out strong with a couple of big festivals and some options for good eats on Sunday. Personally, I’m viewing this weekend as training time for Stout Month at Mountain Sun and their sister pubs in Denver and Boulder.
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th: Denver Winter Brew Fest comes to Mile High Station for two evenings and features over 40 breweries. Proceeds benefit Swallow Hill Music Association. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Saturday 27th: Get your dark on at River North Brewery’s SuperStout Party featuring big, dark beers on tap starting at noon.
Saturday 27th: Put on your Viking gear a head up to Golden for the UllrGrass Music and Beer Festival, where the name says it all – bluegrass & beer. The festival takes place at several indoor and outdoor venues in Golden and while Saturday is the “beer” part of the fest, activities and music will take place throughout the weekend. Note: This is a ticketed event.
Sunday 28th: Fire up the crockpot and the spices for Little Machine Beer’s Chili Cookoff from 12:30 to 4:00. Email the brewery to enter or just show up to taste and vote for the best chili in several categories. Winners get some pretty sweet beer prizes!
Sunday 28th: If you’re looking for fancier fare, Briar Common Brewery holds their seasonal Five Course Beer Pairing Dinner this evening. Note: This is a ticketed event.