Colorado Classic Food, Beer & Wine Dinner

Wednesday October 5th, 6:00-9:00pm at the Hospitality Learning Center - 1201 5th Street, Denver CO 80204



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Colorado Classic Food, Beer & Wine Dinner

A Four Course Colorado Sensory Journey

Colorado Classic Regional Food Paired with ‘GABF’ & ‘Govenor’s Cup’ Award Winning Colorado-Made Beer & Wine.


Event Features
• Sensory Analysis & Skills Session: Beer & Wine
• Private Culinary Dining & Demonstration Theater
• Wait-Staff Plated Dinner & Beverage Service
• Chef Demonstration
• Cooking & Food Prep Tips
• Interpretive Discussion of Tonight’s Pairings
• Tivoli Brewery Visit & Nightcap


Dr.Michael Wray, Professor of Restaurant Management at Metropolitan State University Denver, International Guild Sommelier and its resident expert in food pairing with beer, wine and spirits, sensory and history, guides guests through a fun, highly informative and engaging guest-interactive dinner evening, presenting his interpretation of the complementing features and attributes of the food, beer, wine and spirits of pairings selected. Guests enjoy a real-world “hands-on” opportunity to discover basic beer and wine sensory knowledge and skills, and sample and evaluate a diverse selection of Colorado Classic dishes selected and paired by Dr. Wray with award-winning Colorado Governors Cup Beers and Wines. Presented in a specially designed sensory analysis student lab and a culinary demonstration theater outfitted for experiential fine dining, join the fun in an evening of tasting and education of some of the unique beer, wine and food produced in and synonymous with Colorado.




Evening Agenda

  • Welcome Reception 6:00-6:20pm
  • Sensory Analysis & Skills Session 6:20-7:10pm
  • Dinner Service & Pairings Presentations 7:20-9:00pm
  • Tivoli Nightcap 9:00pm


First Course -Antipasti selections -Octoberfest, Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern -German Style Gold, GABF -Radl’ah Session Cider - Colorado Cider Company, Denver, Double Gold, CO Governor’s Cup Second Course -Tomatillo soup and trout salad -Super 77 Wheat -Wiley Roots Brewing Co, Greeley Gold, GABF -Colorado Traminette- Fox Fire Farms, Ignacio Double Gold, CO Governor’s Cup Third Course - Hanger steak -Spangalang Table Beer, Spangalang Brewery, Denver -Belgian Style Ale, Gold, GABF -Colorado Ensemble -Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder -a Bordeaux variety blend, 2013 Double Gold, Best in Show, CO Governor’s Cup Fourth Course -Fruit crostata & ice cream -Fade to Black, Volume 1-Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont -Export Stout, Gold, GABF -Meadery of the Rockies -Palisade -Strawberry Honey Wine, Double Gold, Best in Show, CO Governor’s Cup

Event Details

  • 6:00-9:00pm
  • Location: Hospitality Learning Center at Metropolitan University Denver - 1201 5th St, Denver CO 80204
  • Breaks: 10 min each
  • Food, Beer, Wine & Beverages: All inclusive
  • Learning Materials: Provided
  • Attire: Dinner Evening Casual
  • On Site Lodging:  Springhill Suites October 4-5 block available: Book your group rate with Liquid Knowledge
  • On Site Parking: Valet & Self Park Lot at HLC, Garage at Tivoli on MSU Main Campus