Beer Man

Beer calendar: Euclid Hall gets props; Colorado Craft Beer Week continues

Colorado Craft Beer Week kicked off last Friday at the Governor's Mansion, where our brewer-in-chief, John Hickenlooper, toasted the brewing industry in the state and unveiled three draft handles that will now serve the historic home. But the events at breweries, restaurants and bars around the state will continue through this weekend. One of those restaurants is the beer-centric Euclid Hall, ranked this week by Travel + Leisure as one of America's Best Beer Bars. The magazine listed places based "not only on the number of taps and uniqueness of the kegs (plus extras like beer-focused menus and on-point design), but on "knowledgeable bartenders to help you sort out your saisons from your stouts.

"Locals belly up for 12 taps, beer cocktails, and an extensive menu of bottles and cans quirkily ranked by mathematical difficulty ('Arithmetic' session beers to strong, complex dubbel bad boys under 'Quantum Mechanics')," the magazine wrote. "Bestsellers like Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale and Avery IPA get paired with way-above-average bar bites by James Beard-nominated Top Chef Masters star Jorel Pierce."

Turn the page for all of this week's craft beer events.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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