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Greenbriar hosts ‘Open Cellar Night’

The Greenbriar Inn has begun its Open Cellar Night series, which will take place every Wednesday night.

All bottles from the restaurant’s wine cellar will be 20 percent off. In addition, a multi-course menu will be offered starting at $38, and will include specially priced wine flights, featured bottle selections and wine cellar tours.

Reservations for the Open Cellar Night are suggested, and can be made by calling 303-440-7979.

Northstar Imperial Porter returns

Twisted Pine Brewery’s seasonal Northstar Imperial Porter will be released to the public Dec. 2.

The beer is a Baltic-style porter that is 9.1 percent alcohol by volume.

In addition to statewide availability in Colorado, this year’s Northstar will be sold in Texas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska and Louisiana. Visit twistedpinebrewing.com for more information on Twisted Pine and Northstar Imperial Porter.

Holiday gift boxes are the cure

Cured is offering holiday gift boxes filled with items such as cheeses, meats, spreads and chocolates.

The Cured gift boxes range in size, with names such as “Daytripper,” “Weekender” and “Sojourn.” The gift boxes range from $75 to $250.

If the largest gift box, the “Sojourn,” is bought by Dec. 1, a “Sidecar” gift box, which contains crackers and other non-perishable items, will be added to the order for free.

Organic spirit sales boom at Altitude

Boulder-based Altitude Spirits has had a record amount of organic spirit sales this year.

The company’s organic vodka, Vodka 14, was so successful that Altitude began importing Papagayo Organic Rums, Juniper Green Organic Gin, Highland Harvest Organic Scotch and UK5 Organic Vodka.

Altitude Spirits has posted a variety of cocktail recipes on its new blog, pouredpure.com.

Olive Garden promotes education

The Olive Garden Restaurant is asking writers in first through 12th grade to submit a short essay for its 16th annual Pasta Tales Essay Writing Contest, answering the question: “If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community, how would you use it and why?” The contest runs through Jan. 29, and the grand prize winner of the contest will receive a three-day trip to New York City and a $2,500 savings bond. In addition, Olive Garden will provide a $5,000 grant to support education in the winner’s local community. The winners in each grade category will be awarded a $500 savings bond and a family dinner at Olive Garden.

Pasta Tales entry forms and rules are available at www.olivegarden.com and at local Olive Garden restaurants.

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