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Tidbites | Boulder beers in 5280 six-pack

 

Boulder beers in 5280 six-pack

Two beers from Boulder have been selected for the fall seasonal six-pack from 5280 Magazine.

The pack features locally made beers deemed perfect for the coming autumn season and can be found in stores now.

Ellie’s Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Company, one of the Boulder-based beers chosen for the six-pack, is described by the magazine as “an amazingly balanced brown ale with a strong malt and nutty chocolate flavor.”

Another Boulder beer in the 5280 six-pack is Flashback India Brown Ale from the Boulder Beer Company. 5280 says the ale is “the kind of beer that will persuade dark beer lovers to try IPAs and hopheads to go to the dark side.”

Other brews in the six-pack include Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, 471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery in Denver, Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, and Modus Hoperandi IPA from Ska Brewing in Durango.

Read more about the six-pack at www.5280.com/magazine/2011/08/beer-all-seasons.

Aspen Leaf opens 2nd location

Aspen Leaf Yogurt has expanded its frontier beyond Boulder.

The shop opened its second self-serve yogurt destination last week in Gunbarrel, on Lookout Road, in the King Soopers shopping center.

Aspen Leaf Yogurt-Gunbarrel offers more than 12 flavors of all natural and locally supplied yogurt, in addition to more than 70 toppings in a self-serve environment.

Yogurt flavors include non-fat, low-fat, dairy-free and sugar-free. Toppings include fruit, granola, cereal and chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

One penny per ounce of all that Aspen Leaf sells is donated to local causes its customers care about.

For more information and promotional opportunities, visit www.facebook.com/alyboulder.

Feasting in the fields

The 2011 “Feast in the Fields” — a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Eric Skokan of Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro, paired with wines by BookCliff Vineyards — will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

The event will be held at Rancho Durazno in Palisade. Rancho Durazno, which means “peach farm” in Spanish, offers organically grown peaches, apricots, sweet cherries, plums and nectarines. The fruit, along with produce from the Cameron Place CSA, will be used in the meal.

The tables for “Feast in the Fields” will be set amongst the fruit trees, offering a view of the Book Cliff range.

The cost is $100 per person, which includes the multi-course meal with paired wines.

For reservations and additional information, visit feastinthefields2011.eventbrite.comc or call 303-449-7301.

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com

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