Beer Tastings, Beer Tours & Beer Brunches!
October 8, 2020
From beer tastings to beer tours to beer brunches and more, the Mile High City celebrates its love of beer with Denver Beer Week! Starting this weekend, you can choose from more than 160 beer-related events in America’s #1 beer city! Check out some of the individual events we’ve featured starting on Friday and running through Sunday!
TODAY/TONIGHT, October 8
MALCOLM X VIRTUAL DISCUSSION
It seems relevant to revisit the life and ideas of Malcolm X and Active Minds will be holding a virtual discussion about the controversial civil rights leader who died over 55 years ago yet still has such a big influence on contemporary issues.
Some found him to be a courageous advocate for the rights of black Americans, while others accused him of preaching racism and violence. This review of the life and legacy of Malcolm X will be held completely online.
Active Minds Online
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
BOILER HOUSE VIRTUAL TOUR
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see inside one of Denver’s newest and most exciting adaptive reuse projects! Through the Doors Open Denver virtual architectural tours, you can get a glimpse of the inside of the Boiler House, as well as hear from the owner and architect.
The Boiler House is an historic Denver building which held the boilers that heated the Denver Army Medical Depot, all built in 1942 to support the war effort. The reuse project redesigned the space into a 7,500 square foot single-family home in Denver’s Clayton neighborhood. The plans incorporated the original smokestack, coal silo and fly-ash building into a unique home which celebrates its original industrial materials while managing to be a warm family home.
Doors Open Denver Online
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration: $7 – $9
OUTDOOR SKA CONCERT
Let the mellow groove of the Latin ska band, Roka Hueka, help you to celebrate one of the final outdoor concerts of the year. You’ll be safe, socially-distanced, and masked-up as part of the informal audience on the west patio of Stanley Marketplace. Look for the two big tents nearby, or have a brew on the outdoor patios of Cheluna, Comida, and Stanley Beer Hall while you enjoy the music!
Stanley Marketplace West Patio, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
DRIVE-IN MOVIE – THE ADDAMS FAMILY
This dark comedy from the 1990s features some major acting talent, including Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. The macabre family’s film is based on the black-and-white TV series from the 1960s, which was based on New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams in the 1930s. While the family has some morbid interests, they are good at heart.
Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 per car
Thursday-Sunday, October 8-11
NICK’S GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy fall festivities! Visit the Great Pumpkin Patch right in the neighborhood! Pick the perfect carving pumpkin, buy some fall decorations, and take some photos in front of the festive photo backdrops. Wear your costumes and enjoy some homemade kettle corn!
Nick’s Garden Center, 2001 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
BOO AT THE ZOO IS BACK!
Despite COVID-19, there’s no reason to fear! Boo at the Zoo has made a brave comeback! The Zoo’s 80-acre mostly-outdoor campus is an ideal place to socially-distance, along with timed-ticket entries to help keep capacities in check. All the costumed characters you remember from last year will be there, along with Storybook Safari, a modified, masked version of Denver’s family favorite fall tradition.
While you’re at the Zoo, don’t forget to look for the special LEGO exhibition, Nature Connects, featuring more than 15 nature-inspired creations by Artist Sean Kenney, including giant LEGO spiders and bats fitting for the Halloween season.
Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat./Sun., 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 9
VIRTUAL BEER TASTING
Are you a fan of Denver Beer Week but don’t want to venture out? Check out this virtual beer tasting from MCA Stapleton! You’ll be guided through a variety of beers by Goldspot Brewing Company’s head brewer/owner, Kelissa Hieber, on a safe Zoom session.
Make sure to visit their taproom in advance to purchase the beers you’ll be tasting: Cutter IPA, Italian Pilsner, Plum Saison in Pinot Noir Barrels, and Honey Bourbon Barrel aged Imperial Stout.
Goldspot Brewing Company, 4970 Lowell Blvd., Denver
Zoom Session Online, MCA Stapleton
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE plus purchase of beer
Friday-Sunday, October 9-11
CHECK OUT THE DENVER BEER TRAIL
To celebrate Denver Beer Week, many breweries and pubs are offering special events, including tap takeovers, rare beer tappings, firkin nights, meet-the-brewer events, beer & food pairings and more. To get familiar with the wide assortment of breweries across many neighborhoods in Denver, hit the trail! This interactive map will get you started.
Denver Beer Trail – Various Locations
EAT AND DRINK
Combine the best brews with the best cuisine during the TRVE Brewing Co. tap takeover at Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar.
Try out an IPA, a Sour, or their signature house beer partnered with sweet and spicy Korean Chicken Wings or Spicy Chicharrones with Homemade Hot Sauce.
TRVE Brewing Co./Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar, 1999 Chestnut Place, Denver
Saturday, October 10
LIVE AND LOCAL
What could be a better way to spend a sunny fall day than strolling along Cherry Creek North while being serenaded by talented local musicians performing live and outside? Take a break from shopping and have a drink or dinner on one of the restaurant patios where you can continue to listen to the music!
Cherry Creek North, 299 Milwaukee St., Denver
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ASIAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION
As the most diverse city in Colorado, Aurora is celebrating various cultures that make up our community. This month’s featured region is Asia, and the event will highlight various cultural aspects including food, performances, kids activities, educational resources, and more!
Please note that masks are required at this event and there will be ample space for appropriate social distancing.
Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SIP & SOCIAL DISTANCE
This one-day Beer Fest features three socially-distanced sessions throughout the day. There will be 10+ breweries represented, pouring 30+ different beers, seltzers, ciders, and cocktails! Ticket price includes unlimited 6-oz. tasters and 12-oz. full pours of local craft beer, cocktails, cider, and wine during your session.
There will be great music, too, including the Something Vinyl Club Hip Hop Party during the first session, Brianna Straut during the second session, and DeadPhish Orchestra for the last session. Masks are required for entry and may be removed when you are in one spot with your group while eating and drinking. Food trucks will be onsite for food purchases.
Bellevue Station, TheBigWonderful, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver
1:00-3:00 p.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m., and 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, October 10-11
OLD TIME FALL FESTIVAL
One of Denver’s favorite Fall Festivals, Mile High Farms is just a short drive east of the city, but you’ll feel transported! A quirky little town borders the space where you’ll find corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, and hayrides—great fun for the entire family!
Two corn mazes cover more than 11 acres, and the kids will love the antique tractor hayride and the barrel cart rides. There are also corn pits and playground to keep them entertained while you are picking out the perfect pumpkin!
11 Cavanaugh Rd., Bennett
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11
Did you ever think of mixing beer with brunch? You can try it this weekend, as part of Denver Beer Week, of course! The Beer Braised Corned Beef Hash with Poached Egg will be a featured item, along with your pick of a brew to drink alongside your meal!
Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar, 1999 Chestnut Place, Denver
Exclusive, Convenient Life at the Lake!
There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Southshore! You get the tranquility of lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities. Stop by and see for yourself how great Life at the Lake can be! With beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.