I love food.
Seriously, the salad I'm eating whilst writing is making hungrier, when all I want is a burger topped with mashed potatoes, and a side of "hey, I'm actually full."
But for those with a more refined palate, I'd say you can't go wrong with A Taste of Art, Boulder's art and food festival running Thursday through Sunday. If you head to thedairy.org, you'll find so many events and movie screenings to fill up your tummy and weekend.
Like the Barbecue, Blues and Brews (hosted in the McGuckin parking lot) at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Grill manufacturers will show off their skills and a "beer garden" will pour out local brews. You'll get in for free, and have a grand day of fun.
The folks at Boulder Beer (2880 Wilderness Pl.) have a very big day coming up: their 35th anniversary. That's 35 years of brewing up pints — and their subsequent happiness.
To honor this glorious occasion, they've got a party raging all Saturday, featuring traditional Brazilian music and the release of their 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA. Mmm, commemorative beer.
(And to think all I wanted to do for my 25th was binge-eat pizza while watching chick flicks.)
But for real, from noon to 9 p.m., go celebrate. They'll even have some rare beer tastings that'll delight the taste buds that are too accustomed to PBR 12-packs.
And then, just when your tongue is all tired out from the special beers, scare the shit out of it with Avery Brewing's (5763 Arapahoe Ave.) lastest barrel-aged series release, No. 20: The Obscuro & Nimbosus. This, my friends, is a tropical sour-aged beer, and it'll be bottled up for your enjoyment at Sunday's release party. Head over from 1 p.m. on, and pick up a bottle. I bet your papa would like a nice, pucker-up beer for Father's Day. (Yes, that's my reminder to get your lazy ass up and pick up a card.)
Back in the days when my liver was fully functional and I enjoyed physical fitness, I played some soccer. Which made no sense to everyone who'd asked this 5'10" girl, "Oh, not basketball? Volleyball?"
Then I'd walk into a wall and they'd quit asking.
Anyway, this time of year is rather distracting to the soccer lover in me. Because as you should know, the 2014 World Cup is starting up Thursday. And I've got a few places you'll want to check out to watch the game.
Like Fate Brewing (1600 38th St.). They'll have food and drink specials for every game Brazil's got, and some Brazilian beers to get you in the mood. (Ooooh yea ...)
The folks at the Bohemian Biergarten (2017 13th St.) will too, with their big-ass, 166-inch screen and food and drink specials to keep you all fed and content.
Of course, if you head over there on Sunday at 7 p.m., you'll also get a heaping dose of the chuckles. Eugene Kenny is taking the stage for the Boulder Comedy Show. Free to go to, and cheap to drink at, seeing as how it's happy hour pricing all night.
Oh, and hey, if this soccer talk isn't your thing, this week's Classic Movie Night at License No. 1 (2115 13th St.) is showing The Godfather, parts 1 and 2, starting at 5 p.m. I'd throw in a quote, but I've never seen it. I know, I suck.
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