Tidbites | Beer and a piece of cheese

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Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident is more than a musician. He’s a musician with a love of craft beer.

After three consecutive sold-out years, Kyle’s Brew Fest returns to the Boulder Beer Company on July 28 for craft beer exploration, music and fun. The event, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m., will feature more than 30 breweries and 60 craft beers on tap. Kyle’s love of music won’t be far from the mix, because the Kyle Hollingsworth Band will play an exclusive performance for festival-goers.

Tickets cost $25, with all proceeds going to Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment and fighting hunger. Visit www.boulderbeer.com/events/kyles-brewfest for more information.


Granola just got even better.

Fiona’s Natural Foods Inc., based in Longmont, is now offering its gluten-free granola at the Boulder Farmers’ Market.

The granola is made with certified gluten-free oats, and comes in three varieties: Almond Millet, Cranberry Flax and Sunflower Vanilla Coconut. The only sweetener is organic agave nectar, and the oil used is rice bran oil.

Founder Fiona Simon says she thought it was also time to create gluten-free granola and quinoa bars because there was such a high demand from customers. She is staying true to her commitment of only using natural ingredients, she says, and the bars are produced locally by hand in small batches to ensure quality.

The gluten-free granola can also be found at Lucky’s Market and the Niwot Market.

See www.fionasnaturalfoods.com for more information.


Patxi’s Pizza, a beloved San Francisco pizzeria, is opening two locations in Denver this fall, one in Cherry Creek, at 185 Steele St., and one in Englewood, at Kent Place, 3455 South University Blvd.

Patxi’s Pizza serves both Chicago-style deep dish and Italian pizza. The restaurant will offer a myriad of fresh toppings, two styles of dough, four styles of mozzarella and more than 30 different meat and veggie toppings, with ingredients sourced locally when possible.

The restaurant has seven locations in the Bay Area. See patxispizza.com for more information.