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Flagstaff House cancels its beer dinner, but here's a six-pack of other beer-and-food pairings you shouldn't miss

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Best dinner to taste something that's cultish and hard to come by: Colt & Gray and The Bruery, 1553 Platte Street, September 15, 10 p.m.

We'll be starving by 10 p.m., but we're willing to tough it out for Colt & Gray's six-course beer dinner with the Bruery. Maybe because one of the promised courses includes coffee-rubbed lamb t-bones with cherry & rhubarb compote paired with Oude Tart, a limited edition release that's hard (if not impossible) to come by.

Best place to get beer for dessert: Sweet Action Ice Cream, 52 Broadway

The ice creamery that's earned accolades over the past year for its inventive work with frozen dairy products is taking a little inspiration from beer fest, scooping concoctions made from Colorado brewed ales. Those flavors will be available beginning tonight, and include things like Great Divide smoked porter s'mores and Odell maple pale ale.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk