The Gang’s All Beer

Throw on a fancy suit and fedora or a beaded flapper dress and get ready to taste some legal booze at the first annual Prohibition Party & Brew Fest. Today’s Roaring ’20s-themed soiree is more than a celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the end of the booze ban; it’s also a chance to sample some of Colorado’s finest beer. Set inside the beautiful Oriental Theater at 4335 West 44th Avenue, the gathering will allow brew experts and novices alike to taste 150 craft beers from more than 25 local breweries while enjoying live swing and big-band music.

Put on by Denver Gourmet Eats, a local company specializing in walking tours around Denver’s foodie neighborhoods, the event gives craft brewers a chance to connect with a new crowd. “I think people have an adventurous spirit in Colorado, and we have a lot of innovation when it comes to food and beer,” says Chelly Vitry, owner of Denver Gourmet Eats.

There will be two three-hour tasting sessions; guests can sign up for slots at noon or 4 p.m. Baker St. Pretzels will offer snacks in-side, and Brava! Pizza, Capt’n Crabby, Route 40 Argentinean Grill and Crock Spot food trucks will be selling sweet and savory delights curbside. Tickets for the tasting are $40; designated drivers get in for $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit denvergourmeteats.com or call 303-775-5038.
Sun., April 7, 12-3 & 4-7 p.m., 2013

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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