Beer Man

Beer calendar: the Craft Brewers Conference brings all the beer to town, all of it

The Craft Brewers Conference begins in earnest today with speakers, seminars and a trade show for the 8,000 or so craft-beer industry professional who are in town for the annual event -- which takes place in Denver this year for the first time. But just because the event is closed to the public doesn't mean that local bars, breweries and restaurants are -- those doors are wide open. In fact, many are hosting special events complete with rare and unusual beers along with out-of-town brewer guests. You can check with your favorite spots to see what they are up to; in the meantime, turn the page for a list of some of the highlights.
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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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