American Craft Beer Week: Round Up Of Best Events In Denver

05/17/2011 03:52 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2011

It seems like every week is craft beer week in Denver. But, this American Craft Beer Week, May 16-22, is an official celebration of all things craft beer and the 1,700 craft and microbreweries currently in operation around the United States. Of course, the "Napa Valley of Beer" won’t be outdone and all week long mile high city is ringing in American Craft Beer Week right with events at some our most award-winning breweries.


There are dozens of events daily, so here is our list of must-attend beer bashes:

Strange Brewing Tasting Room:Denver's newest craft brewery will be featuring their expanded tasting room with 14 taps, including the last of 151 Anniversary Ale and the return of all three of their amazing barley wines, starting Wednesday.
May 18 - 22 at 3pm - 8pm
1330 Zuni, Unit M; 720-985-2337

Breckenridge Brewery’s Ale House at Amato’s All Week Long:The Breck Ale House is featuring $1 off all American Craft Beers - they have 40 of them on tap!
May 17 - 22 at 11am - midnight
2501 16th St.; 303-433-9734

Big Beer Crawl on Tuesday: RSVP for a spot on the on the big beer crawl pedal-powered bus and hit Star Bar, Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen, Freshcraft and the Fallingrock Tap House sampling some of the best beers in the state. Event starts at Star Bar.
Tue., May 17 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm; $10 plus a little legwork
2137 Larimer St.; 720-328-2420

Bull & Bush on Wednesday: Drop by and take a pull off of The Legend of Liquid Brain Imperial Stout -- Liquid Brain was aged for 2.6 years in a 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle barrel.
Wed., May 18 at 6:30pm
4700 Cherry Creek Dr. South; 303-759-0333

Breckenridge Ballpark Pub Thursday: Be the first to taste one of Breck’s newest beers - Trademark Tripel, a Belgian version of their Trademark Pale Ale. While you are there participate in the craft beer trivia night.
Thu., May 19 at 7pm
2220 Blake St.; 303-297-2341

Freshcraft on Friday: It’s an Avery Tap Room takeover! Avery is taking over this LoDo pub and transforming it into their taproom with 15 Avery Taps including several rare brews and Avery's classics.
Fri., May 20; 11am - midnight
1530 Blake St.; 303-758-9608

Wynkoop on Saturday: The United Tastes of Belgium will be in attendance taking over Wynkoop and serving some of the best Belgian beers from Colorado and the United States with incredible chocolate and cheese pairings. Expect to see beers from Avery, Breck, Bristol, Black Fox, Great Divide, Russian River, New Belgium and of course Wynkoop.
Sat., May 21 at 1pm - 4:40pm $35
1634 16th St.; 303-297-2700

Twisted Pine on Sunday:Wrap up the week long event at Twisted Pine Brewing in Boulder, where it's happy hour all day!
Sun., May 22 at noon - 6pm
3201 Walnut St., Ste. A, Boulder; 303-786-9270

For the full calendar of events check out Denver Off The Wagon or learn more about craft brewing at Colorado's very own Brewer's Association.

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