Sophisticated Beer And Culinary Pairing Comes To Denver

Staff Writer
A new event brings expertly prepared combinations of high quality beers and food to Denver.

BrüFrou is more then just beer and food at the same event; each pairing has been carefully contemplated and arranged to create an ideal compliment in flavors.

Denver’s new high-end beer and food pairing event BrüFrou, pronounced [broo-froo], will have something for beer enthusiasts of all stripes. From ales to lagers, over 40 Colorado breweries will be showing off their finest at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum on Saturday, April 19th. Well known breweries such as Boulder Beer, Left Hand Brewing Company, and Wynkoop Brewing Company will be attending. Other less publicized names of equal caliber include Yak & Yeti Brewpub, Wild Woods Brewery, and Ashar Brewing Co.

Foodies won’t be disappointed either. Thirty two of Denver’s favorite restaurants will also be present. Basta, Jax Fish House, Tag, and The Kitchen Denver are among some of the restaurant highlights. However, BrüFrou is more then just beer and food at the same event. Each pairing has been carefully contemplated and arranged to create an ideal compliment in flavors.

Some of the other restaurant choices may end up surprising guests. “Not everything will be fancy,” says John Heins of An Idea Trading Company, the company producing the event, “but everything served will be good food.” It’s rumored that local favorites Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dog and Masterpiece Deli (also known as Master P’s), both of which fit the good but not fancy food category, will be at the event.

With the microbrewery scene exploding in Colorado in recent years, Denver is really ready for an event with the size and scope of BrüFrou. Wine and food pairing is a well traveled road these days; now people really want to see great pairings between high quality beers and food. BrüFrou will really fill this niche.

Though Colorado already has the American Beer Festival, which is wonderful for beer lovers, it just doesn’t have beer and food pairing. Colorado also has a few quality smaller festivals which do pairings, but just don’t achieve the same variety as larger events. BrüFrou will really be a unique and not to be missed event in this landscape.

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BrüFrou will take place one day only, Saturday April 19th, with a choice between two pairing sessions. The afternoon session runs from 11AM to 3PM and the evening session runs from 4PM to 8PM. Each session is four hours long so that guests will have plenty of time to sample everything at their leisure. Tickets for BrüFrou can purchased at the event website. Full pairing tickets run $95 and dinning only tickets are available for $55. Soft drinks and wine by the glass will also available for purchase at the event. A 15% off discount code to use when purchasing tickets can be found at some of breweries and restaurants participating in the event.