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TIDBITES | Twisted Pine hosts benefit

By Lauren Duncan
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Twisted Pine hosts benefit

Boulder’s Twisted Pine Brewery will be hosting a benefit for the Boulder Autism Society from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 25. On that day, 30 percent of its total sales will be donated, and there will be a silent auction from 2 to 5 p.m. The brewery is also bringing back Brewery Olympics that afternoon for teams of four to six people to compete in categories like Frozen T-shirts, Chug Off, Trivia, Ridiculous Relay and Blind Keg Tapping. Each team donates an entry fee of $15 for the Boulder Autism Society, and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Call 303-786-9270 or stop by the brewery to sign up.

In addition, Twisted Pine is unveiling some new beers. The Hemp IPA, an India Pale Ale that is dryhopped with both hops and their cousin, hemp, will be tapped on April 20, with free beer shots at 4:20 p.m. In addition, Twisted Pine is developing a new beer made with Ghost Chilies, some of the hottest chilies on the planet. The beer will be released on Cinco de Mayo, as well as at the Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest on June 4 and 5. For more information, visit www.twistedpinebrewing.com.

Microbreweries for the Environment

The Boulder Theater will host the 18th annual Microbreweries for the Environment benefit on Friday, April 23. The evening will feature music by Mountain Standard Time and Onda, as well as $2 beers from 20 local microbreweries. Proceeds benefit local environmental efforts — the University of Colorado Environmental Center, Mothers Acting Up, CU Going Local and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. Doors open and beer sales begin at 8 p.m., and music will run until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $24 and are available at the Boulder Theater Box Office. Call 303-786-7030 or visit www.bouldertheater.com for more information.

Women’s history, afternoon tea

The Hotel Boulderado will host a classic afternoon tea on Saturday, April 17, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., in honor of women’s history. A menu of loose-leaf teas, assorted sandwiches and sweets will be offered, as well as a 30-minute program featuring monologues performed in period costumes by the Legendary Ladies, a local group dedicated to promoting women’s history.

Characters will include Mother Jones, Lola Montez, Olive Oatman, Georgia O’Keefe and Lillian Russell. Tickets are $32 per person, including tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Circle of Care Project, an elderly enrichment program serving Boulder County seniors. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.boulderado. com or call 303-442-4344.

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