Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer vs. Wine, Boulevard's brewmaster in town and more

This week, our culinary cup overflows with beer events, including a couple that feature Boulevard's brewmaster, Steven Pauwels.

Here's a taste of what's on the menu:

Monday, April 11:

At the weekly wine dinner at Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, Dan Goldfield will present the wines of Dutton-Goldfield; admission is $45 and up. Call 303-442-6966 or visit www.frascafoodandwine.com.

Tuesday, April 12:

Inverness Hotel and Golf Club, 200 Inverness Drive West in Englewood, will host the UncorkedDenver.com/Denver Wine Meetup, featuring award-winning winemaker Rick Sayre. The event starts at 4:15 p.m.; visit www.uncorkeddenver.com.

The Signature Chefs Series stops at Willie G's Seafood & Steaks, with an $85, five-course meal. Reservations are required; call 303-575-9000 or visit www.williegs.com.

Sporting News Grill, 6900 Tower Road in Aurora, will present a Great Divide Beer Dinner, featuring three courses paired with Great Divide brews. Call 303-574-1310 or visit www.sngdia.com.

City, O' City, 206 East 13th Avenue, will host Firkin & Food, featuring O'Dell's Myrcenary Douple IPA. The event starts at 7 p.m.; call 303-831-6443 or visit cityocitydenver.com.

Wednesday, April 13:

The future site of Project Angel Heart, 4950 Washington Street, will host a a groundbreaking celebration at 4:30 p.m. Cookies, coffee and punch will be served.

Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, will present an Evening With the House of Walker: Robert Sickler, master of whiskey for Johnnie Walker, will be offering Johnnie Walker pairings. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75; call 303-312-3107 or visit www.elways.com.

TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, will host another Beer vs. Wine Dinner, this time featuring the brews of Dry Dock doing battle with selections by master sommelier Doug Krenik. For details, call 303-996-9985 or visit www.tag-restaurant.com.

Thursday, April 14:

The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, will host a screening of What's Organic About Organic? as part of ArgusFest; call 303-294-9281 or visit www.mercurycafe.com.

City, O' City, 206 East 13th Avenue, will present a Boozenfud "It's Firkin" Dinner, with four Great Divide beers in eight firkins, served with a paired menu. It starts at 5 p.m.; call 303-831-6443 or visit cityocitydenver.com.

The Whiskey Bar, 2203 Larimer Street, will celebrate its eighth anniversary with a free party featuring drink specials, giveaways, prizes and games. The fun starts at 7 p.m.; call 303-297-0303 or visit www.whiskeybardenver.com.

Friday, April 15:

DAM Uncorked hits the Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, with hundreds of wines, as well as world-class beers and appetizers to sample. Admission runs from $35 to $90; call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Saturday, April 16:

Blue Star, 1646 South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, will offer a Boulevard Brew Master Dinner, featuring Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50; call 719-632-1086 or visit www.thebluestar.net.

Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, will host the Do Something Reel Film Festival, screening On Coal River at noon and Planeat at 2 p.m. Call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.

Crabtree Brewery, 625 Third Street in Greeley, will host a Bike Battle at the Brewery from 3 p.m. to midnight, with races, contests, prizes, live music and more; the fun runs through Sunday, April 17. For more info, call 970-356-0516 or visit www.crabtreebrewing.com.

Sunday, April 17:

City, O' City, 206 East 13th Avenue, will host a Boulevard Beer & Cheese Tasting with Steven Pauwels, Boulevard's brewmaster, from 1 to 3 p.m.; call 303-831-6443 or visit cityocitydenver.com.

The Corner Office, 1401 Curtis Street, will launch Disco Brunch Sundays at a party that runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a '70s costume contest. For more details, call 303-825-6500 or visit www.thecornerofficedenver.com. Disco Brunch Sunday will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday after this one.

Artists Tony Zellaha and Jason McQuitty will discuss their work over a three-course meal at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln Street. This Docent Dinner starts at 4 p.m. and admission is $25; call 303-898-4350.

The Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, will host Chefs Up Front at 5:30 p.m.; admission is $300. Visit www.cookingmatters.org/cooking-matters-colorado for details.

Solera, 5410 East Colfax Avenue, will host a fundraiser for the World Bicycle Relief's Educational Empowerment Program from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $67 per person or $134 per couple; that gets you limitless cocktails, appetizers and a silent auction. For more info, visit www.grassroots.kintera.org/solera.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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