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From Pig to Pale Ale, Nine Best Culinary Events This Weekend

The Great American Beer Festival is in full swing, but the gang's not all beer this weekend. Marczyk Fine Foods will be grilling burgers and roasting pigs, and Leon Gallery will be hosting a special, arty dinner. Keep reading

See also: Updated: The Great American Beer Festival Week 2014 Calendar of Events

Friday, October 3

City, O' City will be holding a three-course beer brunch with beers from Pipeworks Brewery of Chicago from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Tickets are $45; call City, O' City at 303-831-6443 for reservations and more information.

Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI will give participants the opportunity to taste rare beers from fifty breweries. The tasting will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the McNichols Building. Tickets are $110, get yours here.

Marczyk Fine Foods will be firing up the grill for the final Friday Burger Night, which will bid farewell to summertime grilling and say hello to Fall. Burgers will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; for more information, visit

Join Upslope for a tap takeover at the Grand Hyatt starting at 1 p.m. today. Beers being poured will include Upslope's Craft Lager, Brown Ale, Imperial IPA, Citra American Pale Ale, Foreign Style Stout and Pumpkin Ale.

Saturday, October 4

To celebrate the arrival of fall, Marczyk Fine Foods will be throwing its thirteenth annual pig roast, slow-roasting several Niman Ranch Pigs and serving them up with all the fixins'. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; the meal costs $14.99 per person. For more info, head over to

Wandering Angus and the Colorado Cider Company will be bringing signature drinks to the Dorchester Social Eatery and Rooftop Lounge cider and cocktail event. The party will begin at 2 p.m.

City, O' City will be hosting TRVE Brewing for a five-course, six-beer dinner tonight. The dinner will run from 7 to 10 p.m. and tickets are $55.

Leon gallery is partnering with Chef Brian Crow of Devil's Food to present a private dinner and reception inspired by Jared David Paul Anderson's "The New Patriot." The evening will start at 7 p.m. with a champagne reception, followed by a four-course meal with wine pairings. Artist Jared David Paul Anderson will be on hand.Seating is very limited, you can reserve your spot for $60 at

Sunday, October 5

Station 26 Brewing is hosting its monthly Bluegrass Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today with a full beer menu, plus music from the Hayward Strangers, donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, barbecue from Rolling Smoke BBQ, and ice cream from Milk Money.

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 [email protected].

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Ben Landreth