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Culinary Calendar for the weekend: honey, whiskey, pies and beer

Sip on some apple whiskey at Cured in Boulder tomorrow.
Sip on some apple whiskey at Cured in Boulder tomorrow.
Leopold Brothers Distillery Facebook page

Happy Friday! There's a full plate of events to look forward to tomorrow...and here's a taste:

Culinary Calendar for the weekend: honey, whiskey, pies and beer
James Bertini, Denver Urban Homesteading

Saturday, September 22:

Denver Urban Homesteading, 200 Santa Fe, is hosting a honey festival from 1 to 4 p.m. today. The celebration includes a meet-and-greet with local beekeepers, free tastings, live demonstrations and discussions on what's available in the market. Admission to the event is free; visit the urban venture's website for more information.

Cured, 1825 Pearl Street in Boulder, is ushering in the fall season today with a free grilled cheese and apple-whiskey tasting from 3 to 5 p.m. The sandwiches are house-made and the the fruit-blended spirits will be courtesy of Leopold Brothers. Call the shop at 720-389-8096 for more details.

Also going down in Boulder today is Upslope Brewing Company 's inaugural scavenger hunt from 1 to 5 p.m. The challenge begins at the brewery (1501 Lee Hill) and all stops will be within walking distance from there -- cars and bikes are prohibited. Tickets (which cost $15) include free beer during the hunt, $1 off pints all day and an event t-shirt. Teams must be 4 to 6 people; register yours here .

Culinary Calendar for the weekend: honey, whiskey, pies and beer
Cora Vette's Chop Shop Facebook page

Saturday, September 22 (continued):

Burlesque entertainer extraordinaire Cora Vette is emceeing a pie social at the Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue, today from 2 to 4 p.m. Plenty of pie (from Whole Foods) will be served at 2 p.m. followed by a performance from Cora Vette's Chop Shop. The family-friendly event is free, but registration is encouraged; call 720-865-1206 for more information.

And for those who feel like a road trip, the fourth annual Fall Harvest Brewfest takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Drake Centre, 802 West Drake Road in Fort Collins. Celebrate fall with samples from over 25 breweries (bring a designated driver) paired with locally-sourced eats and live music. Tickets are $35 and will benefit the Animal House Help shelter; learn more here.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.



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