BEER FOR GOOD CHEER
There’s few better ways to celebrate the holiday season than drinking local beer and listening to local music at a local venue. And at the Kick The Keg Charity Fundraiser at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Dec. 18, you can do all that while giving money to local charities.
Join Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer, Odell Brewing, Oskar Blues and Upslope Brewing in the charitable evening contest. The profits of the event will be donated to the charity chosen by whichever brewery kicks their first keg first. Charities include GOALS, the Emergency Family Assistance Association, the Can’d Aid Foundation and Colorado Trout Unlimited.
Live music from Lady and The Gentlemen, Mile High Express and The Workshy will also be playing throughout the night. Doors are 8:30 p.m., and music starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free until 10 p.m., and $5 after that. For more information, visit foxtheatre.com.
THE TRAIN HAS REACHED THE STATION
The Roadhouse Boulder Depot opened on Dec. 5 in the historic Boulder Train Depot. Brothers Terry, Dan, Mike and John Shipp launched the restaurant and bar with the intention of carrying on the tradition of the depot while also becoming a fixture of the Boulder County food scene.
The Shipps hope the restaurant will become a casual place for community gettogethers. And, according to a press release, they “will offer specials when passing freight trains blow their whistles, a depot history quiz built into the interior design and a music venue that will make the Roadhouse Boulder Depot a truly unique dining tradition.”
The depot was constructed in 1890, but was moved to its current location — Depot Square — in 2008. The area has seen significant development, and will figure to be a transportation hub in years to come.
You can stop by the Roadhouse Boulder Depot at 2366 Junction Place. For more information, visit roadhouseboulderdepot.com
PIES FROM JACOB SPRINGS FARMS
Jacob Springs Farms is offering pumpkin pies for the holiday season. They’re made with local, farm-fresh, organic produce like eggs, dairy and pumpkins.
The pies are sold in a glass pie dish, which is complimentary of the farm. Each pie is $25, and can be made gluten-free upon request.
If you’re interested in serving up some local pie this year, call Jacob Springs’ baker Lauren at 609-257-7089. Order by Sunday, Dec. 21 for pies available on Dec. 23; and order by Sunday, Dec. 27 for pies available on Dec. 30.
300 SUNS NEW RELEASE
Longmont’s 300 Suns Brewing announced this week the release of their limited-edition Slow Order Barrel-Aged Stout. It’s the first-ever bottled beer for 300 Suns.
Beginning Dec. 9, the specially bottled, individually numbered bottle will be available at liquor stores across the county. There are only 300 of them, so you better move with haste.
The stout was aged in oak whiskey barrels bought from Woods High Mountain Distillery in Salida. According to 300 Suns Brewer Dan Ditslear, it has “an invitingly warm, vanillatinged flavor with hints of tart cherry. And even if the beer is re-brewed in the future, due to the nature of beers aged in oak barrels, it will never taste exactly the same again.”
The name “slow order” comes from the railroad: when the light is yellow, it’s a call to slow down.
“The train is a feature here at the brewery,” said Co-owner Jean Ditslear in a press release. “Children love it when it goes by, and the loud horn makes us all smile. For adults, I think the train offers a sense of nostalgia about a simpler time of life.”
Look for the bottles throughout the month and find out more about 300 Suns at 300sunsbrewing.com.