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Beer and Doughnuts: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, June 13-17

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A big week for Colorado beer news, as the Colorado Brewers Guild was shaken by defections to a new organization called Craft Beer Colorado. A statement from Breckenridge Brewing and its parent company, AB InBev, was released today decrying the split and a claiming a "willingness to work together as a community" — a community that AB InBev has previously ridiculed in its commercials.

Doughnuts also got their fair share of attention as Denverites lined up for hours for the chance to win free ones at the new 16th Street Mall Krispy Kreme. And Gretchen Kurtz got the hole story from Brider pastry chef Michael Conti, who fries up a pretty mean doughnut himself.

If you don't dig doughnuts but still hunger for a good breakfast, check out the Ethiopian ful that Mark Antonation found at the Africana Cafe. Or sleep late and hit a mid-morning meal at one of our ten best brunch restaurants.

In other news:

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Bruz Beers, 1675 West 67th Avenue
Illegal Burger, 609 Grant Street
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 303 16th Street
Mariscos El Picudo, 5201 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood 
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill,  201 Columbine Street
Vital Root, 3915 Tennyson Street

RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING THIS WEEK:*
Caveau Wine Bar, 450 East 17th Avenue

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