BrewHa!Ha!

Brew Ha! Ha!

Limited Edition Brews Special Events Support the Library
Programs Discounts Sponsors

This September we're opening our doors and taking to the streets to get brewing, and you're invited. BrewHa!Ha! is a celebration of maker-culture. From the delicious smell of a fresh cup of coffee, to the quiet conversations had over tea, to the social scenes created around craft beer and kombucha, to the ideas that flow from a start-up collective, Denver loves to brew!

Limited Edition Brews

Denver Public Library Coffee Blend

Huckleberry Roasters
2500 Larimer St. & 4301 Pecos St.

This limited edition blend of coffee from multiple regions tastes like sweet fruit, berry and chocolatey goodness. Pick up a bag of 641.3373 all month long at participating Huckleberry Roasters cafe locations and coffee shops around Denver. Also, receive 10% off your coffee drink of choice at both Huckleberry Roasters cafe locations, all month long, with your Library card.

Denver Beer Co. Beer Release Party

Thursday, September 3, 3 p.m.
Denver Beer Co. Taproom and Beer Garden
1695 Platte St.

We're excited to celebrate BrewHa!Ha! with Denver Beer Co. over a glass, a pint and a keg of Denver Public Library inspired brew. This limited edition kettle sour blended with black currants was created just for us, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. So get it while it’s cold, and available, beginning Thursday, September 3, at the release party. Remember to bring your Library card for $1 off your pour and ask for Sour 641.23.

Fiction Beer Company Beer Release Party

Friday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
Fiction Beer Company
7101 E. Colfax Ave.

Fiction Beer Company has created “Third Eye Library & Herbs,” a specialty brew inspired by Denver Public Library. We think you’ll love this flavorful and satisfying cream ale. It features the earthy herbal flavor of caraway that blends perfectly with the sweetness of poached pears, turning this style of beer on its head. Join Denver Public Library and local author Kevin Hearne at Fiction Beer Company Friday, September 4 and get $1 off your first beer when you show your Library card.

Special Events

Kombucha with the City Librarian

Thursday, September 3, 4:30-6 p.m.
Happy Leaf Kombucha
3519 Brighton Blvd.

Get an overview of how to make kombucha from Happy Leaf Kombucha experts and enjoy samples during a tasting with the City Librarian, our resident kombucha enthusiast.

Free Brew Around Town

September 13-19
Bean Machine

Enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Bean Machine will show up in unexpected places throughout Denver like retail shops, museums, campuses and popular parks offering free, freshly brewed coffee. Get it while it’s hot.

Local Bands: Cop Circles and Thug Entrancer Concert

Sunday, September 20, 8:00 p.m.
Syntax Physic Opera
554 S. Broadway

It’s a night of music featuring local bands from Denver Public Library’s Volume project. Cop Circles and Thug Entrancer will be playing at music venue, eatery & art bar Syntax Physic Opera. Customers who show their Library cards (and ID's - must be over 21) at the door will get in free!

Support the Library

Offensively Delicious — A Craft Beer Comedy Show

Wednesday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.
Oriental Theater
44th and Tennyson
Tickets for $45 on sale through Imbibe Events.

Renegade Brewing is partnering with Sexpot Comedy and the Denver Public Library to present a hilarious hybrid of a beer fest and comedy show where you get to sample from 10 breweries. Then enjoy three full pours (flash your Library card for a fourth pour) during the show. The laughs begin with the funniest brewers in town followed by Denver’s best acts in stand-up and a national headliner. A donation of 100% of the event profits benefit the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Whole Foods Market 5% Day for Denver Public Library & Free Coffee!

Wednesday, September 23 at four Denver Whole Foods Market locations:
Cherry Creek, 2375 E. 1st Ave.
Washington Park, 1111 S. Washington St.
Tamarac, Tiffany Plaza Mall, 7400 E. Hampden Ave.
Capitol Hill, 900 E. 11th Ave.

Shop these Denver area Whole Foods Markets on September 23 and 5% of your purchase will be donated to Denver Public Library Friends Foundation! While you’re there, between 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., be sure and flash your Library card to get a FREE, small, self-serve coffee.

El Toro the Tot Food Truck - Featured Tuesdays at Civic Center Eats

September 13-26
El Toro the Tot

Stop by El Toro the Tot food truck September 13-26 and try their “All Things Brewed” coffee and ancho rubbed beef burger. Visit the website to find out where they’ll be each day. A donation of 20% of the proceeds from this specialty burger will benefit the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Great Divide September Taproom Sampling

September
Great Divide Taproom
2201 Arapahoe St.

Enjoy three, 3oz. sample pours for $3 each. Additional samples are just $1 each. Great Divide is donating 100% of the September proceeds from these sample-sized pours to be divided between Denver Public Library Friends Foundation and Urban Peak.

Pints for Purpose

Tuesday, September 29, 2-10 p.m.
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
1338 S. Valentia St. #100

Copper Kettle Brewing Company is donating $1 of every pint sold all day Tuesday, September 29, during “Pints for Purpose.” Benefiting the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Adult Game Night at Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Tuesday, September 29, 6-9 p.m.
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
1338 S. Valentia St. #100

Pick your piece, roll the dice and have a pint when our monthly adult game night moves off-site for a special event at the Copper Kettle Brewing Company. It will be a night of games and beer, with $1 of every pint sold donated to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation as part of Copper Kettle’s “Pints for Purpose” program.

Stem Ciders Drink Donations

Stem Ciders Tap Room
2811 Walnut St.

Donating $1 for every drink purchased during September when you show your Library card.

Programs

BREWING

Brewing Potions with MoonDance Botanicals

Wednesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m.
Park Hill Branch Library

It’s time for some alchemical fun as we brew herbal potions. We will create an aromatherapy blend to take home and discover the tasteful delights of herbal elixirs. Seating capped at 15, so arrive early!

One Coffee, Five Ways with Copper Door Coffee Roasters

Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m.
Park Hill Branch Library

Sample a well-known coffee prepared five different ways on a beautiful September morning. Learn tips from the experts at Copper Door Coffee Roasters using items you may already have at home, as well as tools you may not have seen since chemistry class!

Minecraft Potion Brewing

Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Children’s Library — Central Library

Put your Minecraft brewing skills to the test! Can you create a powerful potion that also tastes good? Come experiment with us.

Wit’s End: Craft Beer, Home Brewing & Following a Dream

Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m.
Ross-University Hills Branch Library

Join founder Scott Witsoe of Wit’s End Brewing as he talks about his journey from home brewer to professional brewer. There will be an introduction to the brewing process and a discussion of beer styles.

What’s Brewing...in Mexico?

Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m.
Valdez-Perry Branch Library

Sample and learn how to make traditional beverages such as Champurrado, Ponche and Cafe de Olla. ¡Salud!

COOKING WITH MONICA KADILLAK

Get inspired and tempt your taste buds with talented, local caterer Monica Kadillak.

Cooking with Coffee

Saturday, September 5, 2 p.m.
Bear Valley Branch Library

Coffee is the perfect ingredient, not only for a good morning, but in a variety of dishes you’ll learn how to cook. Both coffee lovers and those who just like the smell will appreciate these delicious foods.

Cooking with Tea

Saturday, September 19, 11 a.m.
Ford-Warren Branch Library

Not just for the British! Learn how to incorporate tea into entrees, desserts and beverages.

Cooking with Beer

Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Woodbury Branch Library

Beer is not just for drinking but cooking, too! Lose the alcohol and gain great flavors.

TASTING

Coffee & Chocolate with Whole Foods Market

Saturday, September 12, 11 a.m-12 p.m.
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

Join Whole Foods experts as we sample and explore delicious coffees and chocolates.

Coffee with the Stapleton Roasters

Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m.
Sam Gary Branch Library

Enjoy coffee samples provided by the Stapleton Roasters.

Coffee Cupping

Friday, September 18, 11 a.m.
Eugene Field Branch Library

Coffee cupping is the industry standard for judging a brew’s flavor and overall quality. Participants will learn basic tasting vocabulary and skills, and then use these skills to sample some of Denver’s top coffee roasters, including Copper Door, Corvus and Kaladi Coffee.

Root Beer Floats

Saturday, September 19, 3 p.m.
Sam Gary Branch Library

Enjoy a frothy and creamy root beer float, while supplies last.

Starbucks Coffee Tasting

Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Park Hill Branch Library

Come learn about coffee from Starbucks baristas. Taste a variety of Starbucks coffee, get recommendations for food pairings and learn about the different roasting and brewing processes.

EXPLORING

Coffee Coasters

Saturday, September 5, 2 p.m.
Woodbury Branch Library

We will hand sew a set of burlap coasters to hold your morning cup of coffee. All supplies provided.

R.L. Linden Tea Blending Workshop

Wednesday, September 9, 6-7 p.m.
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

R.L. Linden was formed by two wise women herbalists to create gorgeous and effective eco-beauty products. Join them for a fun night of herbal tea blending, tasting and plant steeped lore!

Books & Brew Book Club

Thursday, September 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden
4995 Argonne St.

Come to our new social book group, Books & Brew, the Library’s first book club held at the Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden. Join librarian and lead clerk, Brittany Robinson, once a month to relax, talk books, enjoy a tasty beverage and maybe nosh on some great food!

Active Minds: The Story of Beer

Saturday, September 19, 2 p.m.
Ross-University Hills Branch Library

Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer. We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections. Cheers!

Glitterville’s Stephen Brown: Camp Gitchacrafton

Camp Halloween/Fall
Saturday, September 19, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Central LibraryRegistration Required

Camp Christmas/Winter
Saturday, September 19, 2-5 p.m.
Central LibraryRegistration Required

Stephen Brown is a tireless artisan who creates ingenious craft experiences with glue, scissors, glitter and creativity. He’s hosting two special workshops for our 2015 Camp Gitchacrafton – pick your favorite and enjoy the fun. In celebration of BrewHa!Ha!, Whole Foods Market is bringing brews and nibbles. Coffee, root beer and ginger beer to sip, and an assortment of sweet nibbles all with a twist on coffee-flavored goodness.

Tea Leaf Reading with Shaheen Miro

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.
Park Hill Branch Library

Tea leaf reading is an ancient and magical art that taps into the rich world of the psyche, giving insight, guidance and creative prompts. Shaheen Miro will guide us through this rewarding and insightful process.

Active Minds: The Story of Tea

Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m.
Eugene Field Branch Library

Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and one of the oldest, tracing its roots (so to speak) to at least the 5th century BCE. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of tea, including the role it played in colonial empire building, the different types of tea, how it is grown and processed, who grows and drinks the most (which are not the same) and much more.

Library Card Discounts

Receive special discounts at our favorite spots throughout the city just by flashing your Denver Public Library card. Be sure and ask for offer specifics at each location.

Amethyst Coffee

1111 Broadway St., Suite 101
Near the Ross-Broadway and Byers Branch Libraries and the Central Library

10% discount during September

Bear Valley Coffee

5600 W. Dartmouth
Near the Bear Valley Branch Library

Receive 50% off or buy one get one free during September

The Bistro at Stapleton

2955 Ulster St., Suite 100
Near the Sam Gary Branch Library

Free cup of Stapleton Roaster’s drip coffee with any entrée purchase or receive 50¢ off a cup of coffee without a purchase, September 13-19

Boxcar Coffee

3350 Brighton Boulevard, Suite 110
Near the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library and Ford-Warren Branch Library

10% off during September

Caffe Sanora

1201 E. Colfax Ave.
Near the Central Library

20% off coffee drinks and beer (check back for exact dates)

Call to Arms

4526 Tennyson St.
Near the Smiley Branch Library

$1 off pints the first week of September

Capital Tea

1450 S. Broadway
Near the Ross-Broadway and Decker Branch Libraries

10% discount on over 80 kinds of bulk tea the week of September 13

Chain Reaction

902 S. Lipan St.
Near the Athmar Park, Ross-Broadway and Decker Branch Libraries

$1 off pints during September

Coffee at the Point

710 E. 26th Ave.
Near the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library and Ford-Warren Branch Library

10% off during September (excluding wine and beer) and free 12 oz. coffee on September 15

Coffee Mug

1450 S. Broadway
In the Central Library

10% off the week of September 13

Colorado Cider Company

2650 W. 2nd Ave. #10
Near the Ross-Barnum and Byers Branch Libraries

$1 off a pour (not a pint) during September

Copper Door Coffee Roasters

932 Jersey St.
Near the Park Hill, Pauline Robinson and Schlessman Family Branch Libraries

10% off during September

Crooked Stave

3350 Brighton Boulevard
Near the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, Ford-Warren Branch Library and the Central Library

10% off beer the week of September 13

Declaration Brewing

2030 S. Cherokee St.
Near the Bear Valley Branch Library

25% off all beers, September 13-19
Brewery tour and 25% off all beers, September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Declaration's Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night: Sign up for a Library card and receive 25% off, September 17, 8-10 p.m.

Denver Beer Co.

1695 Platte St.
Near the Central Library and Ross-Broadway Branch Library

$1 off Denver Public Library specialty brew, Sour 641.23, during September

Diebolt Brewing

3855 Mariposa St.
Near the Woodbury Branch Library

10% off beer during September

Drip Coffee

955 Lincoln St.
Near the Ross-Broadway and Byers Branch Libraries and the Central Library

10% off during September

Factotum Brewhouse

3845 Lipan St.
Near the Smiley and Woodbury Branch Libraries and the Central Library

20% off or $1 off a full pour of beer, September 13-19

Fiction Beer Company

7101 E. Colfax Ave.
Near the Park Hill and Pauline Robinson Branch Libraries

$1 off Denver Public Library Specialty Brew, September 4-30

Gather

1062 Delaware St.
Near the Central Library, Byers and Ross-Broadway Branch Libraries

Free coffee with breakfast purchase during September

Hooked on Colfax

3213 E. Colfax Ave.
Near the Central Library

10% off coffee and alcohol during September

Huckleberry Roasters

4301 Pecos St.
Near the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, Smiley and Woodbury Branch Libraries

10% off during September

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery

1139 20th St.
Near the Central Library and Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

$1 off first beer the week of September 13

Metropolis Coffee

1661 Central St. and 300 W. 11th Ave.
Near the Central Library and Woodbury Branch Library

10% the week of September 13

Nanna's Gourmet

1407 Krameria St.
Near the Park Hill and Schlessman Family Branch Libraries

10% off during September

Purple Door Coffee

2962 Welton St.
Near the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library and Ford-Warren Branch Library

15% discount the week of September 13

SloHi Coffee

4436 W. 29th Ave.
Near the Smiley and Woodbury Branch Libraries

15% off during September

Spangalang Brewery

2736 Welton St.
Near the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library and Ford-Warren Branch Library

$1 off pints of beer during September

Whittier Cafe

1710 E. 25th Ave.
Near the Ford-Warren Branch Library

10% off during September

Wit’s End

2505 W. 2nd Ave.
Near the Ross-Barnum Branch Library

10% off during September

Weathervane Cafe

1725 E. 17th Ave.
Near the Central Library and Ford-Warren Branch Library

10% off purchases, September 13-19

2914 Coffee

2914 W. 25th Ave.
Near the Woodbury Branch Library

15% off during September

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Please Support Our Sponsors

Denver Beer Company Fiction Beer Company Huckleberry Roasters
     
Whole Foods Market Great Divide Brewing Company El Toro the Tot
     
Copper Kettle Brewing Company Renegade Brewing Company Stem Ciders
       
       
2914 Coffee Amethyst Coffee Company Bear Valley Coffee Company The Bistro at Stapleton
Boxcar Coffee Roasters Call to Arms Brewing Company Capital Tea Chain Reaction Brewing Company
Coffee at the Point Colorado Cider Company Crooked Stave Declaration Brewing Company
Diebolt Brewing Drip Denver Factotum Brewhouse Hooked On Colfax
Jagged Mountain Brewery Metropolis Coffee Nanna's Gourmet Market Purple Door Coffee
SloHi Coffee Co Spangalang Brewery Syntax Physic Opera Whittier Cafe
Wit's End Brewing Company