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Beer, Beats on the Creek and more on the culinary calendar this week

Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte Street, is hosting Science on Tap from 6 to 9 p.m. this evening, in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Museum curator Nicole Garneau, along with Denver Beer Co owners Patrick Crawford and Charlie Berger, collected wild yeast samples in order to brew an experimental beer for the event. Garneau will speak about the history of craft brewing, and there will be food from Über Sausage, Basic Kneads Pizza and Peteybird Ice Cream. Tickets are $35; visit the website for more details.

See also: - The DMNS and Denver Beer Co conduct an experiment with City Park yeast - Celebrate the Rockies and Walt Weiss by drinking a Walt Weiss at Denver Beer Co - Mountain Sun/Vine Street breweries hoping for the best after being left out of GABF

Monday, July 22 (continued):

Sommelier Doug Krenik is joining the crew at Frasca, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, for its Monday night wine dinner. The four-course meal costs $50, with additional charges for pairings; call 303-442-6966 for reservations.

Tuesday, July 23:

Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street, continues its Beats on the Creek series with a performance by Tracksuit Wedding and Something Underground. The music will sound off every Tuesday on the restaurant's patio -- and the adjacent bridge over Cherry Creek -- at 6 p.m. through August. Food, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase during the concerts; for more information, visit the Coohills Facebook page.

Civic Center Eats rolls on at Civic Center Park. The food-truck fest lands at the park at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 26 (with the exception of August 29 and September 3). The movable feast, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features live music in addition to food and other vendors; check the website for the full schedule of both trucks and entertainment.

Wednesday, July 24:

Bin 1884 Cheese Bar, 1886 South Pearl Street, is hosting the next in a series of beer and cheese pairings from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening. The event will feature beers from Upslope Brewing -- Craft Lager, Brown Ale, Pale Ale, and IPA -- each paired with a cheese from the shop. The tasting is free, but reservations are required; grab a spot here.

Street Kitchen, 10111 Inverness Main Street in Englewood, will present a five-course wine dinner tonight. The menu -- which features cuisine inspired by Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia -- costs $40 and includes pairings. Call the restaurant at 303-799-9800 to make reservations.

Thursday, July 25:

Hideaway Steakhouse, 2345 West 112th Avenue, has introduced a "Flight Night" every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to close. There will be weekly specials on wine and spirits; call 303-404-9939 to learn more.

Chef Simon Purvis of EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street, is hosting his monthly summer grilling cooking class series this evening. Every Thursday through September, Purvis will host an instructional grill-out for $40 per person. The class also includes a cocktail, draft beer, or glass of wine, as well as a spice rub to take home. Tonight's presentation will show attendees how to break down and grill halibut; call 303-389-3343 to reserve a seat.

Whole Foods has partnered The Nature Conservancy in a campaign to benefit the Colorado River today. Five percent of net sales from each market will go towards the preservation program. To learn more, visit the Nature Conservancy website.

Friday, July 26:

The history of beer in Boulder continues to flow every Tuesday through Saturday through October, at the Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Avenue. The exhibit covers the area's brewing history from the late 1800s to today. General-admission tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children; visit the website for more information.

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