Beer Week just keeps on keeping on, rolling into Tuesday with four events on tap. That might not seem like a lot, but they all have the potential to be awesome, and there are always the ongoing Lips of Faith/Tapas pairings at Geckos and Hot Sunner Nights at Desert Fish for those who have not tried either yet.

On the sixth day, the beer gods continued to smile upon us all.

On the sixth day, the beer gods continued to smile upon us all.

Derek, er, Porter Pounder (still getting use to that pen name) did a couple quick reviews for us last night with everyone else tied up with baseball, music, or work. We’ll have those up later today.

Without further adieu, here are Tuesday’s fab four events.

What: Taps & Apps. Where: Hotel Andaluz downtown. When: 5 p.m. Cost: $25 (plus tax and gratuity). Details: Four local breweries — Bosque, Il Vicino, La Cumbre, Marble — will have one of their beers paired up with a different appetizer at the trendy downtown hotel. The beers will be the Scotia Scotch Ale, Irish Red, Hefe, and Triple. Why you should go: Lots of tasty food dishes plus four excellent local beers? This sounds positively indulgent.

What: Odell Invasion. Where: Sister Bar on Central in downtown. When: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Unknown. Details: One of Colorado’s best breweries will bring Amuste, Nitro Lugene Milk Chocolate Stout, Nitro Porter, Myrcenary IPA, and Seasonal Red Ale to tap. Why you should go: Sister has one of the best beer menus of any bar in town and this only makes it better. Plus, by going this early, you miss the annoying, college-kid dominated late-night crowd.

What: Special Beer Tapping. Where: Two Fools. When: 5 p.m. Cost: No cover charge. Details: It’s time for some local brews to get tapped at Two Fools, starting with two from Il Vicino. Appropriately for an Irish pub, the IV guys are bringing their Irish Lager and a cask version of the Irish Red to Nob Hill. Why you should go: Two awesome Irish beers plus awesome Irish food should make for a darned good evening. You can watch the start of the NHL playoffs, too. Hey, hockey players fight like Irishmen.

What: Special Beer Tasting. Where: O’Niell’s in Nob Hill. When: 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: No cover charge. Details: Craft brewing trailblazer Sierra Nevada will bring a selection of its beers to O’Niell’s for people to sample. Why you should go: Food, beer, TV’s with hockey … sounds like a perfect night to us.

That wraps up Tuesday’s events. Now it’s time for shameless self-promotion — for those who didn’t see it online Monday, our good friend Lauren Poole offers up a preview of the Dark Ages show at ArtBar on Friday night. The Crew will be co-hosting this event with Lauren and an awesome collection of talented performers. We will have beer trivia and a lineup of six dark, wonderful beers on tap. If you want to buy tickets in advance for just $10, click here. The proceeds benefit the Blackout Theater Company.


— Stoutmeister


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