Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Craft Beer Bashes, a Boozy Clambake and More

By Ruth Tobias  |  July 18, 2014


Beat the Heat Wheat Beer Showdown at CHUBurger
Hit Oskar Blues’ Longmont burger bar at 5 PM to taste-test a slew of local brews, vote for your favorites — and just maybe win free beer for a month. 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont; 303-485-2482 


Dining Al Fresco on Larimer Square
Starting at 5 PM, the venues along LoDo’s Restaurant Row are taking the dining experience to the street during a block party with happy-hour deals and live music. Find out how to book your outdoor table at Rioja, Russell’s Smokehouse (pictured), TAG, Ocean Prime and others here

Firestone Walker at Hops & Pie
David Walker of celebrated California brewery Firestone Walker will be at the Berkeley pizzeria and beer bar to preside over several special tappings and a raffle to boot (12 PM-close). 3920 Tennyson St.; 303-477-7000

19th Anniversary Party at Twisted Pine Brewing Company
The pioneering Boulder brewer is throwing a birthday party with some 30 beers on tap, food from Chile Billy and live music (2-7 PM; $5 admission. Register here). 3201 Walnut St. Ste. A, Boulder; 303-786-9270 

2nd Annual Jul-IPA Festival at the Millennium Harvest House
Raising funds for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, this outdoor beer extravaganza has lined up more than 30 brewers to pour their hoppiest pale ales just for you. West End Tavern is bringing the barbecue, and live bands are bringing the beats (1-5 PM; $35 per person. Get tickets here). 1345 28th St., Boulder

The United Tastes of Belgium at Wynkoop Brewing Company
Belgian-style beers from CAUTION, Crooked Stave, TRVE and dozens more are on tap today at this venerable LoDo brewpub, which will serve up cheese and chocolate for your pairing pleasure (12:30-4 PM; $30 per person. Book here). 1634 18th St.; 303-297-2700 


3rd Annual A Night to Remember Beer Festival
Host Copper Kettle Brewing Company is bringing together 20 Colorado breweries, four food trucks and live bands for this gathering at Four Mile Historic Park in Cherry Creek, whose proceeds go to the ACT Foundation (4-8 PM; $25 per person. Purchase passes here.) 715 S. Forest Dr.

Uptown Clambake at Humboldt Farm - Fish - Wine
Whole lobster, steamers, linguiça and all the trimmings plus dessert and an open beer-and-wine bar — it’s all going down on the patio of this Uptown hot spot, which is offering free valet parking to its party guests to boot (7 PM; $75 per person). 1700 Humboldt St.; 303-813-1700