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Tidbites | Vine’s 3rd birthday, new brewery bash



Vine’s 3rd birthday, new brewery bash

Three years ago, the owners of Boulder’s Mountain Sun and Southern Sun Pub & Brewery opened Vine Street Pub in Denver.

Both Boulder locations are pubs with an in-house brewery and have been supplying all of the house brews for Vine Street Pub, as well as producing all of their own house brews. But recently, the owners broke ground on a 3,500-square-foot brewery at the Vine Street location, which they plan to finish by this fall.

To celebrate, Vine Street Pub will hold a benefit event, the “Smokin’ Hot Anniversary Party,” on Wednesday, April 20, from 4:20 p.m. until close.

Chef Rob Green will offer a special birthday barbecue, including smoked meats, burgers and brats. This year’s anniversary beer release is Chupacabra, an imperial Mexican lager dry-hopped with mint leaves and aged in oak. Live music will be provided by the By All Means Band.

The party is free and open to the public, and all proceeds go directly to Denver’s Judi’s House, which helps children and families who have lost a loved one find hope and healing.

Panera’s soup donations

This month, all 28 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Colorado will donate 25 cents of all soup in a bread bowl purchases to Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice as part of its involvement in “Soup for the Soul,” a fundraiser that brings together some of the best restaurants in Denver to showcase a wide array of gourmet soups and appetizers to benefit the two nonprofit hospice programs.

Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice, which work together through Centura Health at Home, have provided thousands of people with comfort and peace through their end-of-life journey for more than 25 years.

For more details, visit www.SoupForTheSoulDenver.org or www. Panera-Colorado.org.

The Soup for the Soul event will take place on Monday, Feb. 21.

Door to Door hosts Earth Day event

Door to Door Organics will host an educational Earth Day event at Growing Gardens in Boulder on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.

In addition, during the month leading up to the event Door to Door Organics will offer an assortment of organic seeds from local vendor Bounty Beyond Belief, and will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the seed sales to Growing Gardens.

“We strongly support the mission of Growing Gardens,” said Door to Door Organics President Chad Arnold. “Their emphasis on environmentally sustainable gardening, education and community building aligns well with our business. As a delivery service that brings the freshest organic produce to people, making it easy to eat healthfully while feeling good about supporting sustainable food systems, we believe it’s important to inspire a connection between the land and the food we eat. We are proud to support Growing Gardens in their efforts to do just that.”

The Earth Week event on April 23 takes place at the Growing Gardens facility at 1630 Hawthorne Ave. in Boulder. Door to Door Organics’ customers and their friends and families are invited to tour the gardens and experience four garden learning stations in the Children’s Peace Garden, making butterfly masks, learning about worm composting, planting and participating in a tasting tour.

To RSVP for the Earth Day event, e-mail colorado@doortodoororganics.com.

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.

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