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

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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