Things to Do

Twelve Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar for Denver, September 6-10

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Friday, September 9 

Colorado Startup Brews will bring over thirty home-brewed beer startups to the McNichols Building for a brewing competition today. The event, described as "a mini Great American Beer Festival for the Denver startup community," will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Registration is $25 and includes unlimited beer samples and a commemorative tasting glass; register and learn more here. All proceeds will go directly to the Dear Jack Foundation.  

Oktober comes to Breckenridge early this year, as the town celebrates 22 years of Oktoberfest. The event, which runs through Sunday, will feature German fare, dancing, music, games and, of course, plenty of beer. For more information, visit    

Spend a Southern-inspired evening on the Pepsi Center grounds during The Shakedown, from 6:30 to 9:30 this evening. For $55 you'll get cocktails from some of Denver's best bartenders (you can vote for your favorite), soulful bites and live jazz music. You can find tickets and more information here.  

The Bartender in Residence series culminates with a cocktail competition at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and is free for members, $5 for non-members after 5 p.m. (which includes a chance to tour the museum). DJ Occidental will provide the tunes; find out more at the MCA website.

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to [email protected]
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