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Tonight is all about arts and crafts — art projects and craft beers, to be precise. At Hops & Hooks, the first in a series of Colorado Women’s Beer Club events pairing lager and lady-tailored leisure, Bitter o’Clock crafting entrepreneur Kelli Petersen will teach the art of crochet as participating crafters create bow headbands and rope scarves. All craft materials are provided, and Women’s Beer Club founder Kortney Morrison will pour local beers for thirsty guests.

Morrison’s mission is to teach women the science of beer by offering tasting techniques and information on pairings. “Identifying different components such as bitter or sweet allows us to figure out what we like and don’t like,” she says. “We’ll also talk about why certain things like pilsner and pizza go together so well.” The fun begins tonight at 7 p.m. at Rakun, a 100 percent handmade-in-Colorado micro-boutique and design co-op at 1147 Santa Fe Drive. This meet-up is for ladies as well as lady-friendly gents who don’t mind if the conversation turns to pantyhose and periods. Tickets are $25; space is limited, and registrants must be 21 or older. Register online at facebook.com/hopsandhooks.
Sat., May 25, 7 p.m., 2013

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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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