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The entire state of Colorado is collectively celebrating as the Broncos are headed to the big dance. After the playoffs on Sunday, there were people – literally – running in the streets of Wash Park, the neighborhood I live in Denver, celebrating. While I'm not a Bronco fan (a Chiefs fan…in Denver….go figure) and the Denver media is at a fever pitch ("this just in – Peyton Manning, scratched his nose!!"), I will say it is a lot of fun to be in a city that is Super Bowl bound.

Make sure to check out the fun below, latest and greatest that is peaking my interest? Event from our pals at Imbibe "Masters of the Brewniverse" - perhaps it's just my affection for a play on words or the marriage of my 2 favorite things: beer and fashion? Anywho, read on beer lovers!

Cheers, The Hoponista

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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 (303-440-4324). 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,

January 24- 25 - Winter Brew Fest Mile High Station, Denver, CO -
The Winter Brew Fest has extended to a 2-day event. It will take place on January 24th & 25th, 2014. This event features a variety of craft brews, live music and excellent food. Proceeds will benefit Swallow Hill Music Association A special VIP session will be held from 6-7pm with limited space, including a beer and cheese pairing. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 for the VIP session. $5 more (each ticket) on the day of the event if they haven't sold out. General Attendance is 7-10pm. Buy tickets at Sample 125+ brews from 45+ breweries and take home a commemorative glass $30, 303-507-5604,

January 29, Barleys Angels Colorado, Boulder, CO -
Barley's Angels, the international organization for women who enjoy craft beer, is opening a new chapter in Colorado. The chapter will be a roving chapter, visiting new taprooms along the Front Range each month. Initially, one meeting per month will take place in the Denver area and one will take place in the Boulder area. The first meeting in Boulder is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th at Sanitas Brewing Company, 3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A in Boulder. At this meeting, Cheese educator John Scaggs of Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese will lead a beer pairing class featuring Sanitas beers. The class features a set of four tasters that will he will pair with the cheese. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, $15.00, 720-318-8324,

January 30, Wapiti Pub Beer Dinner, Loveland CO
An exclusive, Hawaiian-themed, five-course beer pairing dinner featuring Great Divide. More information:

January 31, Breweries and Foodies A Colorado gathering of Beer and Food Enthusiasts, Denver CO-
A Colorado gathering of Beer and Food Enthusiasts and will benefit the victims of the Haiyan/Yolanda typhoon.  Each ticket is $45 (early bird or online), $50 after January 25th or at the door and donations will go directly to the victims through the nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO):  the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) . Details:

February 1, Sour Beer Symposium, Fort Collins, CO -
New Belgium hosts a sour symposium ahead of the Lost in the Woods release party. Tickets are $60 and grant you access to both:

February 13th, Masters of the Brewniverse, Denver, CO
Wynkoop Brewing Company and Imbibe Denver present the inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse Beer Festival and Brewery Pageant. Guests will receive unlimited tastings from more than 14 breweries while watching reps and brewers from each brewery compete on stage for the crowning title of "Master of the Brewniverse." Teams from each brewery will showcase the personality of their brand through various rounds of beer pageantry including fashion, talent, and interview. Details: February 15, Sweethearts Revenge Homebrew Competition, Windsor, CO-
Northern Colorado Homebrew Competition put on by The Weiz Guys Homebrew Club of Loveland. Further info available at . 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, $7 per entry - homebrew only, please, 970-685-0805.

February 21 – 23, Winter Wonder Grass, Avon, CO
WinterWonderGrass is a unique, boutique winter music and beer festival highlighting bluegrass and roots music from local, regional and national musicians while promoting Colorado craft breweries. The three day community gathering of locals and guests features over 15 artists and  Colorado Breweries, diverse food vendors and late shows around town! Details:

March 18 - 24, Colorado Craft Beer Week, Various, CO -
Colorado Craft Beer Week is a celebration of Colorado breweries, their beers and the people who brew them. Throughout the week, breweries and tap rooms all over Colorado will be hosting tappings, beer and food parings, tours and educational events. Details:

March 29th, Hops & Handrails, Longmont, CO
Craft beer + Rail jam: it's a match made in Colorado heaven! Back for its second year, Left Hand Brewing is excited to announce the return of Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, on March 29th in Longmont, Colorado. The hybrid winter event will feature the finest craft breweries alongside a 25' high ski ramp at Left Hand Brewery. Hops & Handrails will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with snowboards and craft beer! Details:

Saturday March 22, Collaboration Fest, Denver, CO -
Imbibe and the Colorado Brewers Guild have teamed up to throw the first ever Collaboration Festival, the headline event of Colorado Craft Beer Week! As one of the four Lovibond Series events, Collaboration Festival will showcase the release of over 20 Colorado collaboration beers, all being unveiled at the event! Each beer featured at Collaboration Festival will be created by at least one Colorado Brewers Guild member, with other participating breweries coming from near and far. The other breweries will be from both in and out of state and some collaborations involve more than 5 breweries! The out-of-state brewery involvement is an exciting first for Colorado Craft Beer week. Details:

April 19, Bakken Brew Fest, Sydney MT
The second annual Bakken Brew Fest, featuring music by The Westbound Rangers. Details:

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:


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