Let’s Drink: 6 Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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One beer to taste at the Bluegrass Brunch: Station 26’s Watermelon Gose, brewed with floor-malted pilsner and wheat malts, pink Himalayan sea salt and watermelon puree. Courtesy Station 26/Facebook

Who isn’t dreaming about an ice cold pint right now? Here are six June brewery events to satisfy those beer cravings.

Bluegrass Brunch at Station 26 Brewing Co.
June 11; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Sip Station 26 brews and dine on Turn-In BBQ and Glazed and Confused doughnuts while listening to the high-energy, folk-inspired Cosmic Mesa, a Denver string band. Best of all: Admission is free!

Lone Tree Summer Carnival at Lone Tree Brewing Company
June 17; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
What: Celebrate the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with a yummy seasonal pint. Lone Tree Brewing Co. is tapping its Cucumber Wheat beer—also its first seasonal can offering—and, available for the carnival only, a strawberry blonde ale at this event. Corn hole, ladder ball, a charity dunk tank, kid’s carnival games, food trucks, live music and more are will be happening, too. Dogs welcome; no ticket required.

Surf & Turf & Surf at Station 26
June 18; starts at 1 p.m.*
What: Take Dad out to this surf and turf dinner paired with tunes from The Royal Aces Surf Band. RSVP on the Facebook event page.
*This lunch was moved from 3 to 1 p.m.

West Side Brewery Bus Tour
June 17; 2-10 p.m.
What: Two shuttle buses will be doing continuous loops between Little Machine Beer, Joyride Brewing Company, Strange Craft and Seedstock Brewery for the day. Our advice: Skip drawing straws to see who will be the designated driver and take an Uber there and back.

A Strange and Crafty Wicked Wander
June 23; 6-9:30 p.m.
What: First, walk the streets of the Sun Valley, Jefferson Park, Sloan’s Lake, West Colfax and Villa Park neighborhoods in a 6-mile loop with a guide who will divulge all sorts of interesting historical facts about the areas. Then, enjoy a beer at Strange Craft—where the walk begins and ends. Tickets ($25) include your first beer.

Strange Cheese Incident at Strange Craft
June 26; 6-8 p.m.
What: Cheese and beer? At this tasting, they go hand-in-hand. Sample five Strange Craft beers with five cheeses from The Truffle Cheese Shop. Tickets are $25.

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