This weekend we’re headed to the Mile High City for Slow Food Nations 2019, an international festival celebrating farmers, chefs, and all people who love good food. This year it’s being held in Denver from July 19-21, and the theme we’re exploring is ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation.’
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization dedicated to preserving local food cultures and traditions, counteracting the rise of fast life, and educating people about the food they eat and where it comes from. So you can expect that they’d throw a pretty killer food festival featuring dinners, demonstrations, and plenty of beer from yours truly.
Our relationship with Slow Food goes way back to when our Brewmaster Garrett Oliver worked alongside a handful of other American food pioneers to form Slow Food USA in 2000 and helped write its constitution. Later Garrett even served as a governor of Slow Food International, so we’re happier than ever to be back pouring at their festival.
You can find the schedule of events here, check out where we’ll be pouring below, and we’ll see you in Denver.
Food Over Fire Block Party (ticketed event)
Saturday, July 20th 7-9:30 PM (VIP early entry at 6 PM)
We’re pouring Summer Ale to keep you cool during the Block Party. Join us for an evening to explore cultural traditions, innovative techniques and unexpected preparations — all with one thing in common. FIRE. Get your tickets here.
Slow Food Nations Beer & Cider Garden (open to public)
Saturday, July 20th 11:30-9:30 PM & Sunday, July 21st 11:30-6 PM
You find us pouring Defender IPA alongside other great craft breweries and cideries, and don’t miss the taste education and demonstrations throughout the day.All proceeds will be kept by and will benefit Slow Food Nations and Slow Food USA.
Slow Food Nations Main Festival Bar (open to public)
Saturday, July 20th 11:30-8 PM & Sunday, July 21st 11:30-6 PM
Our Bel Air Sour will be on tap at the Main Festival Bar right in the middle of the festival, near the prepared food area and family pavilion. All proceeds will be kept by and will benefit Slow Food Nations and Slow Food USA.