Beer Calendar: Dunbar Starts Smokin', Breckenridge Hosts a Hootenanny

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Breckenridge Brewery has released a specialty series intended to capture the essence of its twelve-acre headquarters in Littleton. The additional brewing capacity at the farm-inspired spread along Brewery Lane has enabled the brewery to try many new recipes and launch several series this past year, the most recent of which — the Brewery Lane Series — was announced on June 30. "You’ll find this series is all about bigger, bolder, more adventurous beers," says Todd Usry, brewmaster and president of Breckenridge Brewery. The first release in the Brewery Lane Series is Imperial White IPA, brewed with Belgian yeast, Citra and Amarillo hops and lemongrass, which adds a hint of citrus.  Imperial White IPA will be available for several months until the next series release; all releases are packaged in 750 ml cork and cage bottles. 

Keep reading for more beer events this week. 

Wednesday, July 6 

Every Wednesday evening this summer, starting at 6 p.m., Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House will host a barbecue featuring a local brewery. The Summer BBQ series gets smoking today with Dad & Dudes Brewery bringing the beer. For $20, you'll get a heaping plate of homemade barbecue and two pints from the featured brewery; check out the Dunbar Kitchen Facebook page for the full summer lineup. 

Friday, July 8

New Belgium Brewing’s seventh annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is rolling into Boulder today. The free event features short films and a selection of hard-to-come-by small-batch beers; 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales will go to Community Cycles. Beers are $1.50 for a 3-ounce sample, or $6 for 12 ounces. The event kicks off at Valmont Disc Golf Park at 7:30 p.m., with the films starting at 9:30 p.m. Find more information, including a complete list of beers offered, at newbelgium.com

Earlier this month Lone Tree Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Co. collaborated on an American IPA brewed with Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops to support CancerBlows, an organization that supports the Ryan Anthony Foundation. The beer will be available today during the Brews 4 CancerBlows, a five-course beer-pairing dinner at Lone Tree Brewing Company.  Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at Lone Tree Brewing Company or online here. More than half of the ticket proceeds will benefit CancerBlows. The beer will also be on draft at the brewery tomorrow for a Brews 4 CancerBlows event, during which $1 from each beer sold will be donated to the charity. 

Bruz Beers is celebrating its grand-opening weekend with three days of seasonal and specialty beers, food trucks, live music, entertainment, giveaways, prizes and even kids' activities. The party takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Visit bruzbeers.com for more information. 

The 20th Annual Biergarten Fest will pour into Morrison for the weekend. The family-friendly festival will feature German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and beer, of course. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages five to twelve, and free for kids under five. For more information, visit biergartenfest.com

Keep reading for more beery events.

 Saturday, July 9 

Breckenridge Brewery's Annual Hootenanny takes place today at the brewery's Littleton headquarters. There will be live music — headlined by Big Head Todd and the Monsters — as well as a pig roast and plenty of beer. The hootenanny runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are sold in three tiers ranging from $26 to $45; grab yours here.  

Head to the hills for the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, which takes place at Salida's Riverside Park today. There will be 75 Colorado breweries pouring unlimited beers, along with live music and more. Tickets are $15 for designated drivers, $40 for general admission, and $120 for VIP; get your tickets here

Denver Beer Co. and Outdoor Project are teaming up to put on the Mile High Summer Shindig and block party, today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Denver Beer Co. The block party will feature live music, games, giveaways and beer, including a special tapping of a petite saison brewed in collaboration with Base Camp Brewing Company out of Portland, Oregon.  The event is free, and proceeds from pint sales will benefit First Descents. Get all the details at milehighshindig.com

Today at noon, Spangalang Brewery will tap its first keg of Stark and Stielau saison. All proceeds from the first keg will benefit Pints for Prostates. If the keg is killed before 10 p.m., Spangalang will donate $1 for every regular-priced growler it sells during the rest of the month of July to Pints for Prostates. Call the brewery at 303-297-1276 for more information.  

Today is Old Chicago’s fortieth birthday, and it's partnering with Samuel Adams to host the World’s Largest Tap Takeover in more than ninety restaurants across the country. Each Old Chicago in Denver will feature fifteen beers from Sam Adams, including rare finds from the Longshot series. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page

Party with Mu Brewery today at its second-anniversary party. Mu will have Pile High Burgers serving food and a live performance from Thunder and Rain from 4 to 6 p.m.

Lone Tree Brewing Company and Odell Brewing have collaborated on "a big, juicy American IPA brewed with Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops that will be tapped at Lone Tree Brewing today," say the breweries. It was made to support CancerBlows, an organization that supports the Ryan Anthony Foundation, and will be part of today's Brews 4 CancerBlows event. There will be musical performances by the Bob Montgomery/Al Hermann Quintet featuring Al Hood and Mass Hipsteria, outdoor games, hourly prizes, and food from the Gusto’s Kitchen food truck. This event begins at 11 a.m.

Sunday, July 10
Alpine Dog Brewing has put together a five-course beer-and-munchie pairing that was "specifically designed by two industry professionals at Alpine Dog Brewery for your 710 enjoyment," they say. Try five four-ounce beer samples, along with the appropriate munchie for each, for $15. "Because there's no better way to beat the lazy Sunday afternoon munchies than with some local beer and convenience-store snacks! Participants who stick around after the pairing will receive happy-hour prices on additional beers," the brewery adds. "We will only be selling forty spots, so act quickly and share with your friends."

Saturday, July 16
Joyride Brewing will celebrate its second anniversary with a street party today starting at 11 a.m. There will be live music from FU^K, K-Law, Johnny Tarr, Muriel and the Deano's and Whillis. There will also be special beer tappings, food trucks, Dunk the Brewer, bouncy castles, face painting and more

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 cafe@westword.com.

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