Category Archives: Beer and Food

Chef N Brew Festival Denver

Chef N Brew Festival Denver

Twelve of Colorado’s Craft Breweries team up with Twelve of Denver’s Top Chefs in a celebration of Culinary Art and Brewery Magic!

BeerCraving and Chefzoso present:

The Ultimate Beer and Food Festival


-A plethora of local beers
-Watch and sample exquisite appetizers prepared by the region’s best Chefs paired with craft beer
-Sample Local Charcuterie and Cheeses

Join the Competition:
Your Vote Decides Best Pairing of Food and Beer!
Chefs and Brewmasters awarded for :
Most Creative & Best of Show, selected by our local celebrity judges

$39 ticket price includes beer and food

Hosted at The Oriental Theater – 4335 West 44th Avenue Denver, CO 80212

Participating Breweries:

River North
Crooked Stave
Our Mutual Friend
Wit’s End
Strange Brewing
West Flanders Brewing
Elevations Brewing
Hogs Head Brewery

Participating Chefs:

Elise Wiggins – Panzano
James Mazzio – Studio F
Samir Mohammad – Lala’s Pizzaria and Wine Bar
Chris Cina – Ghost Plate and Tap
Jensen Cummings – Row 14
Victoria Bittori – Crock Spot
Lucky Pie
The Kitchen Denver
Russel’s Smokehouse
Jax Denver

Tickets are on sale at


Ranger IPA and Basil Mashed Potatoes

Ranger IPA and Basil Mashed Potatoes

Serves 5-8


4 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, roughly peeled and sliced ¼”
3 tbsp salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp butter
¾ cup milk
½ cup New Belgium Ranger IPA
9 leaves basil, chopped
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste


Put potatoes in a cold pot of water and add salt.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes until fork tender.  Drain and return to the pot.

Sauté garlic in olive oil just until it begins to brown.   Add butter, milk, and IPA.  Cook until warm, then add to potatoes and mash them.  Fold in basil, adjust seasonings and serve.

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Espresso Stout Float

Espresso Stout Float, Stout Float

In the spirit of Stout Month, here is a shot of an Espresso Stout Float.  I like the Big Shot Espresso Stout from Twisted Pine Brewery in Boulder, Colorado.  It’s rich, creamy and chocolatey.  It practically asks for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

We’ve even heard of people talking about making Stout Floats with Smashed Pumpkin Ale and a Peanut Butter Porter, which both sound delicious.

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