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Tidbites | Twisted Pine hosts benefit


Twisted Pine hosts benefit

Twisted Pine Brewing Company will be hosting a benefit for the Nielsen family, victims of a drunk driving accident, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10.

For every pint sold at the benefit, Twisted Pine will donate $1 to the family.

A silent auction will also take place during the benefit, as well as brewery Olympics, where teams of three to six people compete in events like beer trivia, chug-offs, and relay races. The Brewing Olympics will begin at 2 p.m.

Gabriel Nielsen, 33, was killed in a hit-and-run accident on June 25 when a drunk driver struck his Nissan on Nelson Road east of 63rd Street, according to reports.

Nielsen’s sister, 35-year-old Cherish Francis, and his 2-year-old daughter, Avery Nielsen, were seriously injured in the crash.

Nielsen had been to Twisted Pine’s Ale House a few times, and the brewing company is holding this benefit to help his family cover medical expenses from the accident, says Emily Valenta, Ale House manager.

Twisted Pine Ale House is located at 3201 Walnut St., Suite A, in Boulder.

Bastille Day at Zpizza

Zpizza will be celebrating Bastille Day by handing out free samples of its French-inspired pizza from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 14.

Zpizza customers will have the chance to sample the Provence, which is made with organic tomato sauce, homemade roasted garlic sauce, fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts, capers, tomato and fresh basil.

Bastille Day is a French national holiday that marks the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789.

The restaurant’s menu includes artisan pizzas, rusticas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches and salads that are made with all-natural and organic ingredients and include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Zpizza is located at 1695 29th St. #1252 in Boulder and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

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