Whiskey tasting at Ste. Ellie, beer dinner at Great Divide tonight

Whiskey tasting at Ste. Ellie, beer dinner at Great Divide tonight

Two weeks until Christmas and you're far from ready. But that's no reason to start shopping now -- not when you can instead drink whiskey in a basement for a good cause or indulge in a four-course, tap-room dinner. Read on for more details about booze with benefits.

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The Denver Whiskey Company is partnering with the hip new basement cocktail bar, Ste. Ellie, at 7 p.m. tonight on a fundraiser for those who fell victim to the floods in northern Colorado. The event will have free food and various whiskeys for tasting, as well as a chance to win your very own bottle. Guests can contribute a small donation in lieu of a cover change, to be donated to the CAN'd Aid Foundation -- founded by Oskar Blues owner Dale Katechis in order to support the Colorado community, especially flood victims.

Great Divide Brewing Company is holding an exclusive taproom beer dinner at 7 p.m., which will feature a four-course meal prepared by the Mike2 Kitchen food truck. Each dish, from roasted butternut squash bisque to smoked pork belly, will be paired with one of Great Divide's award-winning beers. Tickets are $55 per person (includes tax and tip) and can be purchased online; make reservations by calling Great Divide at 303-296-9460.

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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