Culinary calendar for the week ahead: American Craft Beer Week, Triple Crown fun and more

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It's American Craft Beer Week, and that's all some of you want or need to know about this week in food and drink. But there's lots more going on this week, including more Triple Crown fun, wine dinners and much more. Here's what's on the menu:

Monday, May 16:

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, hosts the Oskar Blues Kickoff Happy Hour BBQ, tapping Barrel Aged ODB Barleywine, Old Chub and other Oskar Blues beers, plus barbecue made with Oskar Blues hot sauces. It runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and is free; call 303-758-9608 or visit

Old Chicago, 1415 Market Street, hosts the Big Shikes Unveiling, a new brew named after Westword's managing editor. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free; visit

Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe Avenue, Unit B1 in Boulder, presents Sisterhood of the Hop at 7 p.m. for $10. Call 303-440-4324 or visit

Jamie Laurie (aka Jonny 5 of the Flobots) will donate his tips from a guest bartending shift at Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, to the Cole Arts & Science Academy. The shift runs from 6 to 8 p.m.; call 303-297-2700 or visit

Udi's Pizza Cafe Bar, 7600 Grandview Avenue in Arvada, presents the Gluten Freedom Dinner Club and Bringing BBQ Back, an all-you-can-eat (gluten-free) barbecue buffet from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $8.95 for kids and $15.95 for adults; call 303-421-8000 or visit

There are dozens of events taking place for American Craft Beer Week (through Sunday, May 22) at Euclid Hall (, 303-595-4255), Breckenridge Brewery outlets (Breckenridge Brewery, Ale House at Amato's, etc.; and more. Visit -- and keep yourself posted every Wednesday with our Beer Event Calendar.

Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria, 1011 Inverness Main Street in Englewood, presents a Meet the Masters dinner with Don Antonio Starita and Roberto Caporuscio; admission includes demonstration, pizza and wine pairings. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $50; call 303-790-9000 or visit

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 why would you include so many functions that are WINE pairing/tasting events on the calendar for American Craft BEER week??

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