Event Picks: Raise Your Glass

Proost! Santé! Chin chin! Salud! Kanpai! Cheers! We might tend to call Slow Food Nations a food festival, but in reality, it’s a festival of flavor, culture, and exploration. And that includes drinks. Colorado, home to more than 200 breweries, is known for its cider and beer. If you’re seeking to spend your weekend sipping, look no further. We like to drink just as much as we like to eat! Not into alcohol? Under 21? Don’t worry, we know there’s more to beverages than just beer, wine, and cider. There’s a world of fermented kombuchas, bittersweet lemonades, and earthy coffees to discover. Check out the events and merchants below offering up some of the best talks and tastes of booze, tea, coffee, and more. Raise a glass to Slow Food Nations 2019!

Thursday, 7/18

Slow Food Craft Beer Experience

Engaging Communities
July 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join "Dr. J" — college professor, beer scholar and diversity ambassador for the Brewers Association — for a curated tour of three breweries in Denver that are connected to Slow Food. Each stop will feature a chance to meet the brewer, a guided tasting and small bites. This is a

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$90

Friday, 7/19

Colorado Fare Block Party

Dig into Farms, Engaging Communities
July 19, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of unexpected collaborations that showcase the breadth and depth of Colorado’s food culture. Colorado Fare will feature the Slow Food ecosystem in the Centennial State—from ranchers and farmers, to chefs, community groups and beyond. Colorado is recognized as a top culinary destination with

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$65

Saturday, 7/20

A Taste of West Africa

Biodiversity Matters, Indigenous Flavors
July 21, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Come learn about fonio and food sovereignty in West Africa. We'll follow the talk with a film screening of Burkinabè Bounty and a tasting featuring fonio prepared for you by Chef Pierre Thiam.

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$50

Craft Beer For Change

Climate Change, Justice is Served
July 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come hear experts in the field explore how craft breweries can be a force for good. Learn about the ethical values that set certain brewers apart, and how innovative approaches are shaping the future of the industry.

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$50

Sunday, 7/21

Meet Your Maker: Fire Brew Holistic Health Tonics

Health + Wellness
July 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Valerie Roth of Fire Brew Holistic Health Tonics on a flight of concentrated wellness boosters to keep you healthy and manage existing health challenges.The Slow Food Nations Tasting Room is a guided journey for your taste buds. Experience the depths of flavors, meet the makers and learn the stories

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$20

Meet your Maker: Haykin Family Cider

Biodiversity Matters, Dig into Farms
July 21, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At its core, cider is wine made from apples. And just like fine wine, the best ciders seek to elevate their fruit without added flavors, colors or anything else. Cider is all about the apple. The flavors and aromas are extremely varied — in that way, apples are very similar to wine

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$20

MERCHANTS

The 100% Kona coffee is grown on the slopes of Hualalai, then milled, roasted, brewed, and served all within a 10-mile radius from their farm. The family-owned and operated company also seeks out the best Hawaiian teas to serve in their Kailua-Kona café.

Mellow Rooster is an herbal blend that looks, tastes and feels remarkably like coffee. Born out of a love for coffee and a desire for a healthy alternative that could be enjoyed anytime, we mixed, matched and experimented until we found the perfect, carefully balanced combination of roasted fruits and roots. It’s tea, but it’s coffee. It’s herbal coffee.

Teatulia’s single-garden direct, sustainably grown teas hail from their very own tea garden in the Tetulia region of Northern Bangladesh. They created a new tea-growing region, nestled between Assam and Darjeeling at the base of the Himalayas, that has introduced the unique flavor profile of Bangladesh teas to the rest of the world.

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