Poolside cocktails, Beast + Bottle benefit dinner on this week's culinary calendar

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Summer is in full swing and the temperature's rising. Here are a few happenings around town to keep you cool with beer events, a pool party and an evening movie showing. For the more culinary-minded, Oak at Fourteenth and Beast + Bottle show off their cooking chops with special dinners, or just get yourself some cheap flapjacks at participating IHOP locations.

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Monday, July 7

Oak at Fourteenth is hosting a tiki roast tonight starting at 6 p.m. The seasonal roast will feature rum cocktails and island inspired cuisine. Reservations are $75; to make yours call 303-444-3622. For the menu and more information visit Oak at Fourteenth's website.

Tuesday, July 8

IHOP is celebrating its 56th anniversary by giving guests a gift today. Participating locations are serving up their buttermilk short stacks for just 56 cents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Delirium will be the guest at this month's Keep the Glass Night at Cheeky Monk tonight. Enjoy two of Belgium's favorites, Delirium Tremens and Delirium Nocturnum, and take the glass home with you at the end of the night. Starting at 6:30 p.m. you can grab a beer and a glass for $10.

Wednesday, July 9

Take a caffeinated tour of Denver this evening on the Coffee Crawl by Bus. The $36 tour begins at Novo Coffee at 10 a.m. where you can learn about the roasting process and Novo's relationship with their growers. The tour will also stop at Fluid Coffee Bar and Metropolis Coffee where you can sip and sample coffee and learn about its journey from the farm to your cup. Reservations are required; make yours by calling 303-866-2394.

Thursday, July 10

Guest Chef Brandon Biederman, from Steuben's and Ace, will be cooking a five-course meal alongside the Beast + Bottle team for Mutiny at the Bottle tonight. Dinner is $75; make your reservation and check out the menu on the Beast + Bottle website. A percentage of sales from the dinner will benefit the Colorado Flood Relief Fund.

The Four Seasons Hotel is throwing a poolside cocktail party with proceeds benefiting the Excelsior Youth Center. Admission is $30 and includes a complimentary margarita. Denver's own DJ Live will be spinning records from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information head over to the the Four Seasons events page on Facebook.

Whiskey Rebellion, a showcase of American brown spirits that highlights the role of water in the American whiskey distillation process, will take place at the Curtis Hotel tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event, which focuses mostly on bourbons and ryes, will feature a number of whiskey producers and suppliers including Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, Breckenridge Distillery, and Downslope Distilling among others. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample twelve American whiskeys, attend a cocktail demonstration and enjoy complimentary snacks throughout the evening. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support Water For People's efforts to bring safe drinking water to communities across the globe. Tickets are $37 and you can get yours here.

Friday, July 11

Clips Beer and Film Tour, a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show featuring short films from New Belgium fans is making a stop at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. The event features short films and plenty of New Belgium beer, including hard to find rarities from the Lips of Faith series. Admission is free, for more information visit the New Belgium website.

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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