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Ten Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar, May 20-22

Beer enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to this weekend, including a couple of beer festivals, a Denver Comic Con beer release and more. But beer is not the only thing filling the weekend's culinary calendar. From doughnuts to dumpsters, there's something for every taste in Denver. Keep reading for the delicious details.

Friday, May 20

The ninth season of Old Town Lafayette's Art Night Out gets under way today with a performance by local band Grant Farm. The street festival, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. along Public Road from Emma to Cannon streets, highlights local music, beer, food and more. Every third Friday of the month from May through September, Art Night Out will feature a beer-and-wine garden, artist booths, free children’s activities and six food trucks. Various Old Town restaurants, shops, galleries and coffee shops will offer live music, art demonstrations and more in conjunction with the Art Night Out events. For more information, click here

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will host a Spring Wine Experience featuring the wines of Chimney Rock at 7 p.m. The multi-course wine dinner is $200 per person; call the restaurant at 303-796-0100 for reservations. 


Breckenridge Brewery will release Snape-ricot, the winner of its "Name the Comic Con Beer," during a release party at Stoney's starting at 7:30 p.m. this evening. The first 200 people to order a Snape-ricot will be given a limited-edition pint glass featuring the beer's custom-label artwork. You can meet Frankie Serna, the artist behind the label, and there will be live music. For more information, go to breckbrew.com.  
Saturday, May 21 

The Downtown Aquarium will be swimming in brews during today's Craft Beer Festival. From 1 to 4 p.m. you can dive into beers from sixteen breweries; the event also features food samples, activities, music, giveaways and more. Tickets are $45 in advance, $49 the day of the event; grab yours here.

Rialto Cafe is bringing back Brewers Alley today. From 4 to 8 p.m., the alley between Curtis and Champa streets off the 16th Street Mall will be transformed into a beer fest, complete with ten craft breweries, live music, appetizers, lawn games and more. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Denver's Road to Work program. Purchase your tickets and learn more here.

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