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Beer, Broncos and Building a City All on Today's Culinary Calendar

The Great American Beer Festival will pour into Denver next weekend, bringing with it over 3,500 beers from across the country and a plethora of beer-centric events. It can be a shock to the senses for even the most experienced craft-beer connoisseur, so ease your way into the weekend of brews with a GABF warm-up today. And if you want to watch the game while sipping brews, Racines has the deal for you.

The Denver Bicycle Cafe is gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival with a Beer and Cheese pairing today from 7 to 9 p.m. Beer enthusiasts can taste gourmet cheeses hand-picked to match a selection of five beers from Colorado's GABF-winning brewers. The Denver Bicycle Cafe's own cheese expert, Nate Cougill, will be on hand to share his knowledge. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event; get yours here.

Euclid Hall has been preparing for the GABF by throwing a a series of beer dinners leading up to the main event, the last of which will take place this evening. The restaurant welcomes guest brewery Crooked Stave, which will be pairing its beers with a multi-course meal prepared by the Euclid Hall team. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and reservations are $55 per person; save your seat here.    

if you're looking for a place to watch the game today while saving some green on some grub, Racines has a deal for you. Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday through the football season, you can grab an entree and beer combo for just $10. Choose between chicken Parmesan sliders or buffalo jalapeno cheddar bratwurst paired with either Coors Light, New Belgium Fat Tire or Wynkoop B3K Black Lager. For more information, call the restaurant at 303-595-0418. 

If beer doesn't pique your interest, you may still be able to CollaborEAT today. The event, hosted by CityBuild Denver, will host more than 200 Denverites at a community table discussion and dinner. The urban dining experience will take place at the intersection of 16th and Glenarm streets and will feature a multi-course dinner and entertainment followed by a discussion on the future of the 16th Street Mall. The dinner, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m., is $25 for Denver Downtown Partnership Members and $35 for the public — but space is almost gone. Check on availability at

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to [email protected] And watch for our full weekend calendar Friday.
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Ben Landreth