Tidbites | Week of Sept. 24, 2015

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Courtesy Feast of Fermentation

MOONSHINE IN MOON LIGHT

The inaugural Makers After Dark event is coming to Longmont on Oct. 9 and will bring together some of the state’s best craft spirit distillers.

About 50 local distillers will be on hand at the event, which is the kickoff night of the NoCo Mini Maker Faire, which celebrates ingenuity in the maker movement. Some participating distilleries include Dancing Pines, Peak Spirits, J&L Distilling Company, Laws Whiskey House and many more.

Attendees will be able to sample local rum, whiskey, gin, vodka, absinthe, brandy and liqueurs. The event is a unique gathering of spirit makers and innovaters, artists, teachers, tech enthusiasts and more. The Makers After Dark event supports the Colorado Maker Hub, a nonprofit that connects, well, people who make.

“From our understanding, this is the first festival that pairs passionate makers with passionate craft distillers, showcasing each of their unique talents. Distillers painstakingly craft their spirits with a high level of attention to each step of the process. Makers painstakingly craft their art with a similar focus, a sense of thoroughness and dedication. We immediately saw a synergy between these two groups and are excited to celebrate both on Oct. 9. Plus there’s going to be fire and lasers,” said Josh Mishell, organizer of Makers After Dark, in a press release.

The Makers After Dark event will run from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland. For tickets, or more information, visit www.nocomakerfaire.com.

LATIN BEER DINNER AT THE POST

The Post Brewing Company in Lafayette is hosting a Latin beer dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 6. 

The dinner is one in the ongoing series of specialty dinners at The Post. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and features three Latininspired dishes paired with drinks from The Post. The first course pairs the Howdy-rita, a beer cocktail, with a ceviche and sweet potatoes, Fresno chilies and basil. The next course pairs Elkhorn Lager with a pork belly and shrimp picadillo. The last course pairs a fresh IPA with salt-roast whole fish, pickled tomatillo, rice and a jalapeno and cilantro relish.

The dinner costs $40 per person and reservations are recommended for the event.

FERMENTATION FEAST

Boulder Food Rescue, a local organization that works to minimize food waste, is hosting their third annual Feast of Fermentation on Nov. 7 at the Museum of Boulder.

The event will highlight several fermented products including cheese, tempeh, bread, wine and beer. There’s also going to be live music and games, and craft cocktails will be provided by Vapor Distillery.

The event supports Boulder Food Rescue, which has saved more than 1 million pounds of healthy food over the last four years and distributed it to people in need on bicycle.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.boulderfoodrescue.org.