Beer week returns to Monument

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The Pikes Peak Brewing Company is gearing up for their second annual beer week.

Monument Beer Week will return Oct. 20-27 with different events each night. PPBC calls beer week the “longest, most diverse and most concentrated celebration of craft beer in Southern Colorado.”

The theme of this year's event is `celebrating the craft and culture of beer.'

“The purpose of Monument Beer Week is to highlight not only craft beer but to build awareness and celebrate the multiple facets of the craft beer community,” Chris Wright, founder and brewer of PPBC, said. “From expanding consumer's knowledge and experience of exotic beers and pairing beer with food, to giving back to the community, Monument Beer Week covers all the bases.”

“It's just a way for people in the community to try all kinds of different beers,” Courtney Mitchell, event coordinator, said.

PPBC has partnered with area restaurants to help make beer week a success. Beer week kicks off Oct. 20 with a Brewer's Dinner at Rudy's Roadhouse in Black Forest. On Oct. 22 the brewery will celebrate the grand opening of the Barrel Room with a mini beer fest featuring barrel aged beer from around the world.

There will be a women's beer night on Oct. 23 with a special beer brewed by the women of PPBC. Proceeds are to benefit breast cancer awareness. On Oct. 24 there will be a brewer's dinner at Oakley's in Monument and on Oct. 25 the brewery will unveil Paradox Beer Company's grand release.

The Front Range Craft Beer Mini-fest will take place Oct. 26 and will feature beers from Southern Colorado. The last night of beer week, Oct. 27, will be an Oktoberfest with a traditional German meal, music and plenty of beer.

Special hotel packages are available at the Sundance Mountain Lodge. For more information on the events, times and prices visit www.pikespeakbrewing.com.

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