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The Ten Best Colorado Craft-Beer Events in April

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Comrade Brewing
Saturday, April 21
Comrade Brewing Fourth Anniversary
Comrade Brewing
Welcome to the party, comrade. This stellar Denver brewery will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a bash featuring limited-edition stemmed tulip glassware and some rare or special beers. They include Bourbon Barrel Aged Quit Stalin; More Dodge Less Ram, a triple dry-hopped Superpower IPA; Grapefruit Superpower; Barrel Aged Vanilla Quit Stalin; Barrel Aged Chocolate Coconut Quit Stalin; Barrel Aged Maple Coffee Quit Stalin. The Grassroots Grill will be on hand serving food. More info is TBA.

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Mockery Brewing
Saturday, April 21
Reinheitsgewhat?!
Mockery Brewing

Join Mockery Brewing for its third annual Reinheitsgewhat?! Party in celebration of the 502nd anniversary of every German beer lover's favorite law, Reinheitsgebot. The sixteenth century Bavarian rule mandated that beer be brewed only with barley, hops and water. Mockery was founded on the idea of both mocking and rocking the rule. For today's celebration, however, it will be mostly mocking it with various special releases that all include more than the three allowed ingredients. There will be live music by The Polkanauts and food from Pavy's Food Truck; the first 100 people get commemorative glassware.

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Makin' Noise
Sunday, April 22
Makin' Noise Tappings
Multiple locations

The latest iteration of the Makin' Noise beer project will pour Belgian-style beers at five participating breweries, with sales benefiting environmental or earth-related charities in honor of Earth Day. They are Renegade Brewing, which is making a plum tripel, benefiting Groundwork Denver; Baere Brewing, benefiting Running Rivers; Fermaentra Brewing, benefiting Rocky Mountain Field Institute; Storm Peak Brewing in Steamboat Springs, benefiting Friends of the Yampa; and Broken Compass Brewing in Breckenridge. The Makin' Noise beer project is a collaborative effort that raised money for charities and causes feeling threatened in today's world.

Bruz Beers
Saturday, April 28
Belgian Brew Fest
Bruz Beers

Bruz Beers, which celebrates Belgian styles, brings back its Belgian Brew Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. pouring ten local breweries in addition to a special guest from out of town: Brewery Ommegang. The fest is held sun or snow in The Garden next to the brewery. There will be food trucks and live music. Tickets, $48, are available at ticketsauce.com.

Lexa PR
Saturday, April 28
Big Ass Tap Takeover
Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar locations

Six Parry's Pizzeria locations in Colorado will host their seventh annual Big Ass Tap Takeover from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in conjunction with Avery Brewing. The celebrated annual event is the largest tapping in one day of Avery beers, and Parry's will pour as many as 45 different brews between its participating locations. They include everything from staples like White Rascal to highly sought-after brews like Tweak. Mix and mingle with the Avery crew, including Adam Avery himself, enjoy delicious eats and enter raffles. Participating Parry’s are in Castle Rock, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Johnstown, Longmont and Northglenn. See the Parry's Pizzeria & Bar website for locations and details.

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