- Craft Lager Beer Festival, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. All you can taste for $20. More than 25 breweries from six states are offering 70- plus beers for tasting. Live local music will be played as well. All proceeds benefit Pikes Peak regional open spaces. Sat., Aug. 13, noon to 6 p.m. Call Julian at 930 -5620 or Jason at 633-2555 ext. 15 for more.
Coffee Seminar, Starbucks Coffee, 747 Citadel Drive East. Learn about the fundamentals of brewing a great cup of coffee and how to pair coffee with food. There are also coffee tastings. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Call Sharon or Jessica at 591-9120 to register.
Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648. Featuring "Wednesday is for Wine," featuring rare and interesting wines at half price through August. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
The Blue Star Wine Events, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Italian aperitifs and liquers tasting, Thurs., Aug. 11, $15. Riesling, Aug. 18, $15. Italian red, Aug. 25, $15. Food and wine pairing dinner, Aug. 23, $55.
Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Health benefits of wine, seminar and tasting, Sat., Aug. 13, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, reservations required.
Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Road, 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Penfold's, the History of Shiraz and Cooking from the Barbie on Aug. 14. World Tour of Wine and Cheese on Aug. 21. Summertime Shellfish and Sauvignon Blanc on Aug. 28.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. Wine Tastings, $25 per person: Sept. 6, Sonoma County; Oct. 4, Australia/New Zealand; Nov. 1, Spain/Portugal; Dec. 6, Martinis. Wine Dinners, $50 per person: Aug. 19, Southern Italy; Sept. 17, Spain; Oct. 15, Southern France; Nov. 19, Germany. Call 475-8880 to RSVP.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 U.S. Hwy. 50, Cañon City, 877/422-9463, abbeywinery.com. Wine tastings daily of 2004 Artist Series Sauvignon Blanc, 2003 Juniper Valley Chardonnay, 2004 Riesling, 2003 Colorado Cabernet Franc and 2003 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.