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Fifteen Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, July 8-10

Get ready for a very beery weekend here in Denver. From grand-opening festivities to a beer run and even a hootenanny, Denver's favorite drink will be flowing freely. But the culinary calendar for the next few days isn't limited to brews; keep reading for the delicious details on this weekend's fifteen tastiest events.    

Friday, July 8

New Belgium Brewing’s seventh annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is rolling into Boulder today. The free event features short films and a selection of hard-to-come-by, small-batch beers, with 100 percent of the proceeds from beer sales going to Community Cycles. Beers are $1.50 for a 3 ounce sample, or $6 for 12 ounces. The event kicks off at Valmont Disc Golf Park at 7:30 p.m., with films starting at 9:30 p.m. Find more information, including a complete list of beers offered, at

Earlier this month, Lone Tree Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Co. collaborated on an American IPA brewed to support CancerBlows, an organization that supports the Ryan Anthony Foundation. The beer will be available today during Brews 4 CancerBlows, five-course beer pairing dinner at Lone Tree Brewing Company.  Tickets cost $65 per person, and can be purchased at Lone Tree Brewing Company or online here. More than half of the ticket proceeds will benefit CancerBlows. The beer will also be on draft at the brewery tomorrow for a Brews 4 CancerBlows event, when $1 from each beer sold will be donated to the charity. 

The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver will hold a screening of Ridley Scott's 1979 genre-bending classic Alien at today's Movie and a Martini. For $28 you'll get two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, popcorn, access to the museum exhibits and the feature presentation. There will also be trivia and prizes before the movie, so come early; the fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Find more information here.  

Bruz Beers is celebrating its grand-opening weekend with three days of seasonal and specialty beers, food trucks, live music, entertainment, giveaways, prizes and even kids' activities. The party takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Visit for more information. 

The 20th Annual Biergarten Fest will pour into Morrison for the weekend. The family-friendly festival will feature German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and beer, of course. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages five to twelve, and free for kids under five. For more information, visit

Keep reading for ten more tasty events this weekend.

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