Beer Man

Beer calendar: Italian beers, Collaboration Fest and Colorado Craft Beer Week

Bryan Jansing and Paul Vismara, who've been slinging suds at the Falling Rock Taphouse for years, will release their book, Italy: Beer Country The Story of Italian Craft Beer, in a couple weeks with a couple of launch parties. The fully-illustrated book covers the "story of the Italian craft beer movement from its improbable beginning to today's explosive growth." The first party takes place April 1 at 7 p.m. at Falling Rock, where you can buy a copy and try some Italian beers. The second is on April 6 at 1 p.m. at Backcountry Pizza & Tap House in Boulder. Here, you can hang with the authors and with Giovanni Campari, head brewer of Italy's award-winning Del Ducato brewery. Also on tap will be more than twenty sour beers from around the world including Del Ducato's Blueberry Nightmare and Brett Peat Daydream.

And finally, on April 8 at 1 p.m. at Falling Rock, enjoy Italian Beer Day by meeting the authors and charismatic Toccalmatto brewer, Bruno Carilli, who will be sampling beer from Toccalmatto, as well as Birrificio Italiano, Del Ducato, Loverbeer, Panil and Baladin.

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