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TIDBITES | Bigger brewery and birthday

Bigger brewery and birthday

Twisted Pine has announced a 12 percent expansion of its brewery that includes a larger production area, an extended patio with a beer garden and a recently acquired grain silo.

The expansion comes after the company’s decision to begin out-ofstate distribution to Texas last fall. Now Twisted Pine beer can be found in Louisiana and Missouri as well, and future plans include distribution in Arizona and New Mexico.

“I’ve been getting requests to ship out-of-state for years,” say owner Bob Baile. “We felt after 15 years it was time to share our beer with the rest of the world.”

The grain silo will allow for delivery of bulk grain, and the increased production area will create space for more brewing vessels and a bottling line.

Twisted Pine also plans to release its 15th Anniversary Beer, Hoppy Knight India-style Black Ale, which will be tapped during its anniversary party on July 17 from noon to 8 p.m. The event will also include live music and food from Boulder Sausage Company. For more information, call 303-786-9270.

Cocktail mix-off

Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, in conjunction with Bacardi, is hosting a cocktail competition on July 13 at 9 p.m. Bartenders will compete using Bacardi Gold, Superior, Select, Solera, 8-Year or flavored rums for a chance to win a trip for two to Puerto Rico.

The night will include $4 Centro Slings, $6 Mojitos and giveaways.

Guests can also sample mixologist Devlin DeVore’s new summer cocktail list, as well as the return of Tiki cocktails like the Centro Sling and El Jefe’s Mai Tai. For more information, visit www.centrolatinkitchen.com.

New flavor from New Planet

Boulder-based New Planet Gluten Free Beer has released its second style of gluten-free Colorado craft beer, the 3R Raspberry Ale, for statewide distribution.

The brew is made from fermented sorghum and corn, natural raspberry puree, orange peel, hops and yeast, and, according to the brewery, the Oregongrown fruit puree creates a “beautiful body color with a natural raspberry flavor.” The beer has 160 calories and is 5 percent alcohol by volume.

New Planet Beer will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of 3R Raspberry Ale to nonprofit organizations in Colorado that promote the “reduce, reuse and recycle” educational philosophy.

For more information, visit www. NewPlanetBeer.com.

Open-air gourmet

Terroir Restaurant in Longmont kicks off its Terroir Uprooted dinner series on July 18 with a farm dinner at My Mamma’s Hat Farm in Niwot.

The four-course outdoor dinner will feature locally sourced ingredients along with Southern French wines from the Kermit Lynch Import Collection. Tickets are $65 per person. The event will be held rain or shine. To make reservations, call 303-651-0630.

Respond: cuisine@boulderweekly.com

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