Stouts, Seahawks and Secret Histories: A Six-Pack of the Weekend's Tastiest Events

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This weekend you can step into Denver's culinary past at the historic Casa Mayan, learn how to make your own kimchi and sample tons of local stouts. Oh, and we hear there's a big football game on Sunday. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar.

See also: The Mountain Sun Group Readies Nearly 600 Kegs for Its 22nd Annual Stout Month

Friday, January 30

To celebrate the release of the new book Lost Restaurants of Denver, a space that once held one of the city's first Mexican restaurants is throwing a party. Authors Kristen and Robert Autobee will discuss their work on the history of Denver dining culture in the former home of Casa Mayan on the Auraria Campus.

The 2015 Northwest Beer Fest promises generous beer and wine samples from local producers, as well as a raucous battle of the bands on the Oriental Theater stage. Purchase your tickets on the theater's website.

Saturday, January 31

From kimchi to whiskey, the fermentation process makes our lives much more interesting. In the at the Denver Botanic Gardens, fermentationist Cynthia Farris will show you how to properly ferment your own veggies for maximum nutritional value and flavor. Class begins at 10 a.m. and registration is $32 or $28 for members; reserve your place on the Botanic Gardens page.

Even if the official farmers' market season is months away, Denver Urban Homesteading has you covered with fresh, local goods in its Indoor Farmers' Market. Area bakers, ranchers, canners and more will be there with organic and natural goods from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 1

If you're looking for somewhere to watch the Super Bowl today -- or avoid it entirely -- our Super Bowl roundup post has everything from giant tailgate buffets to music and poetry.

For craft-beer enthusiasts, it's Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's all in one month. Yes, Stout Month kicks off today at all five Mountain Sun pubs in Denver, Boulder and Longmont, where their taps will pour keg after keg of special, Colorado-only stouts all month long.

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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