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Here is the latest round up of some current Rocky Mountain region events.

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January 22, The Science of Flavor Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO -
Join Avery's Sisterhood of the Hop for an exploration of beer flavor profiles, guided by Avery's Sensory Scientist. Learn to identify hop compounds and flavors like isoamyl acetate and diacetyl to take your appreciation of beer to new depths! Tickets are $10 and available now by stopping in or calling the Avery Tap Room.. Space is extremely limited.. 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, $10/

January 22, Tahona with a Twist, Boulder CO
Twisted Pine Brewing and the minds behind Tahona Tequila Bistro will treat you to a 4 courses of Mexican inspired cuisine paired with a variety of Twisted Pine specialty brews. This event will be hosted by Bob Baile, Twisted Pine's President and Brew Guru. $45 per person, call to reserve your space: 303.938.9600

January 24, Home Brew Tasting Party and Competition PlatteForum, Denver CO
Join us for our popular Home Brew Tasting Party and Competition, benefitting Community Shares of Colorado. This home-grown homebrew party raises money for Community Shares and our support of more than 100 nonprofits throughout Colorado. We will have judges from local microbreweries, food, entertainment, a beer-themed silent auction, and more! Space is limited, so RSVP today!. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, $20 suggested donation, 303-861-7507, http://www.cshares.org/events

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October 1-17: It's Oktoberfest at Table Rock Brewpub in Boise.
Quaff their fresh Oktoberfest Ale and chow down on Jagerschnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Bratwurst. Be sure to leave room for the Strudel. Live Oompah Band on weekend nights. (208) 342-0944 www.tablerockbrewpub.com

October 1: Oktoberfest at M.J. Barleyhoppers in Lewiston. Join them for the special Oktoberfest keg tapping. $1 Oktoberfest drafts. 6pm 1-800-232-6730 www.redlionlewiston.com

February 24: Snake River Brew Masters Dinner at The Peak Steakhouse in the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village.
This promises to be an incredible evening of phenomenal food, award-winning beers, education and fun. Courses include truffle hush-puppies w/chipotle sauce paired with Guido's Kolnerbrau; Wisconsin 3 cheese & pale ale soup w/sugar cured bacon paired with Snake River Pale Ale; pan seared Nantucket Bay scallops, Maine lobster infused risotto paired with Hop The Tram; local venison osso bucco, blue cheese potato puree with citrus gremolta paired with Monkey's Dunkel Dark Lager and Costa Rican pineapple filo tart, 3X black diamond custard a la mode paired with Tripel Black Diamond Belgian Ale. All this for only $65 (tax and tip included.) 6pm . Advanced Reservations Required 307-732-5157 www.snakeriverbrewing.com

September 19: It's time for the Zion Canyon Music Festival in Springdale.
Enjoy a nice, cold brew from Zion Canyon Brewing while wandering past the vendors, munching on the food and engaging in general all around people watching. Live music on two big stages. Kids area, too. 11am-11pm Tickets: Adults - $15 in advance / $20 day of show
Children (ages 4 to 12) - $5 (435) 772-0404 www.zioncanyonmusicfestival.com

April 19, Bakken Brew Fest, Sydney MT
The second annual Bakken Brew Fest, featuring music by The Westbound Rangers. Details: http://montanabrewers.org/events/2nd-annual-bakken-brew-fest/

May 9, 2nd Annual Montana Brewers Spring Festival, Billings, MT
The 2nd Annual Montana Brewers Spring Festival The Year's Largest Collection of Montana-Made Craft Beer, all at one location for one day! Details: http://montanabrewers.org/events/2nd-annual-montana-brewers-spring-festival-in-billings/