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March 24, 2012

Yelp Denver's Crafternoon Delights

On three balmy March Sundays Denver yelpers gathered at Space Gallery for afternoons of crafty goodness to celebrate local beer, wine and spirits, and enjoy small bites from local restaurants at Yelp's Crafternoon Delight. Each weekend was dedicated to a specific type of craft alcohol along with DIY stations provided by the lovely Denver Craft Ninjas. Here's how they each went down!

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March 4th kicked off Yelp's Brew-Ha-Ha with tastings from Twisted Pine Brewing, Renegade Brewing Company, Colorado Cider, Oskar Blues Brewery, Asher Brewing Company, Funkwerks Brewery and Breckenridge Brewing. Not much goes better with beer than pretzels, which were on hand courtesy of Baker Street Pretzles. Also on the menu for the day were Chicago style dogs from Mile High Vienna Stand, empanadas from Buenos Aires Pizzeria, cupcakes courtesy of Frills Cake Shop, bacon-buffalo mac-and-cheese from Skoops Ice Cream & More, PopChips, and bars from KIND snacks. Honest Tea provided non-alcholic thirst quenching and Pablo's Coffee kept the energy levels high with lessons in making a great cuppa joe and samples from pourovers and French presses. Plus, getting crafty on this day meant trying your hand at making bottle-cap magnets and pins, screen printing beer koozies with Ink Lounge Creative, constructing beer-themed bookmarks and needling in patch work! Music from DJ the Postman, with a set up by Greater Range DJ set the mood of the afternoon and lots of fun pictures were captured inside the Chipper Booth Photo Booth and outside the booth with photos by Autumn Cutaia and photos by Phil H!

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March 11th saw Denverites Wine Down With YelpJack Rabbit Hill, BookCliff Vineyards, Boulder Creek Winery, and Bonacquisti Wine Company came with a variety of varietals to please the palates in attendance that day. Yelpers were able to wash it all down with tasty empanadas from Cebiche, slices of pie from the Fat Sully's Pizza truck, a smorgasbord of sweet snacks from Anything But Vanilla, and more samples from PopChips and KIND bars. Honest Tea was once again on hand to satiate those non-alcoholic needs as was Pablo's Coffee with more lessons on making delicious coffee at home and samples of pourovers and French presses. Crafters on this lovely Sunday were creating wine glass charms, gluing up cork hot-pads and fashioning ribbon bookmarks with the Craft Ninjas and screen printing totes with Ink Lounge Creative. Music from DJ the Postman, with a set up by Greater Range DJ amped up the revelry once again and there was another bout of fun, funny, and funtacular pictures captured inside the Chipper Booth Photo Booth and outside the booth with photos by Autumn Cutaia and photos by Phil H!

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On March 18th Denver Mixed It Up With Yelp and local liquor tastings and cocktails from Syntax Spirits, Peak Spirits, Breckenridge Distillery, and Roundhouse Spirits. On hand to fill tummies with delectable snacks were sausage sandwiches from The Uber Sausage, lasagna from Pasquini's Pizza, cupcakes from Mermaid's Bakery, two flavors of ice cream inspired by the spirits at the event from Sweet Action Ice Cream, samples from Bombay Bowl, and, once again, PopChips and KIND Bars. DRY Soda and vitaminwater were the non-alcoholic thirst quenchers this week with Pablo's Coffee's French Presses and pourover samples. And our crafty folks were able to custom make drink swizzle sticks, learn how to sew buttons on and create their own pins with the Craft Ninjas as well as screen print dish towels with Ink Lounge Creative. DJ the Postman was once again in full effect as was the Chipper Photo Booth with fun photos, more photos by Autumn Cutaia, and photos by Phil H to capture the fun times.

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While the events were free for everyone who attended, yelpers were encouraged to donate $5 at the door to Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) and we were able to raise over $2,500 for them to use for new gardens around the Mile High City this year!

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After 3 weekends in a row of crafty fun for everyone Denver is one bedazzled and bedazzling city! Be sure to check out the photos in multiple sets as well as the reviews to check out the sparkling event. And until next time friends, I'll SYOY (See You On Yelp)!

Tiffany N

Your Denver Yelp Community Director    

Yelpcrafternoon123

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Hope

Thanks for the wonderful event Yelp!!

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