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Man vs. wing

On June 16, the West End Tavern in Boulder will host a screening party for the season premiere of Food Network’s Man v. Food. As part of the special double header, host Adam Richman visits San Diego and then comes to Boulder, where he takes on the West End’s Wing King Challenge. He’ll attempt to eat 50 wings in 30 minutes, a feat accomplished only 14 times out of attempts by 80 others. The watch party will include wing-inspired food and drink specials like the Wing-tini, a blend of tomato vodka, cucumber and hot sauce with a salt-and-pepper rim. Partygoers can also attempt the Mini Wing King Challenge and try to eat six wings in one minute, with a prize of 18 free wings. The party starts at 6 p.m., and the episode airs at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www. thewestendtavern.com or call 303- 444-3535.

Happy Beer-day

Twisted Pine Brewery will celebrate its 15th anniversary on June 17 from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, and guests can enjoy five 5-ounce samples of ales created specifically for the event or enjoy the standard lineup. Everyone will receive a commem orative cup, and the first 25 people to arrive will receive a free T-shirt. Danny Shafer, Holden Young, Peters Brothers Band, Chicken Noodle Funk and Longest Day of the Year will provide live music, and food will be available from the Boulder Sausage Company. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.twistedpinebrewing.com.

Cheers with beers

On June 23, Boulder County beer lovers can catch Greg Koch, CEO and founder of Stone Brewing Co., as he hosts a beer dinner at the newly revamped Cilantro Mary’s in Lyons. Koch will talk about Stone’s success and its beers, like the Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Pale Ale and Levitation Ale. Cilantro Mary’s, owned and operated by Wayne Anderson, a co-founder of Oskar Blues Brewery, and his wife Debbie Anderson, Stone’s former head of sales in San Diego, features a selection of local and U.S. craft beers and Caribbean-inspired cuisine.

Tickets for the dinner are $50 plus tax and tip, and reservations can be made by calling 303-823-5014. To learn about Cilantro Mary’s, visit www.cilantromarys.com.