Whether or not you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day, you do have to admit that it’s a holiday that results in some pretty delectable and delicious craft beers and pairing events here in Boulder County! From unique dessert pairings to some seriously sweet new beer releases, Boulder’s breweries are showing us the love this week. Here are our picks for five of the most exciting Boulder County craft beer events happening this week.

New Beer Release: Chocolate & Peanut Butter Russian Imperial Stout at Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company

Saturday, February 11th, from 12:00 – 11:00 PM

The Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company Peanut Butter Porter is one of the most mouth-watering beers in all of Boulder County. This Saturday, stop by their taproom for a treat to make your dessert-loving heart swoon with their release of the Chocolate & Peanut Butter Russian Imperial Stout. There will only be 300 bombers of this strong, decadent brew available, so don’t dawdle!

Beer & Dessert Pairing with Cake Pops by Sue Prater at Bootstrap Brewing Company

Tuesday, February 14th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Beer and chocolate pairings, beer and cheese pairings, beer and candy pairings…these are all delicious ways to even further enjoy your craft brew, especially around Valentine’s Day! But have you ever heard of a beer and cake pop pairing? This Tuesday, check out Bootstrap Brewing Company and partake in their beer and cake pop event courtesy of Sue Prater. $15 will get your four perfectly paired tasters and pops.

Single Awareness Day at The Post Brewing Company

Tuesday, February 14th, from 5:00 – 9:00 PM

If you think Valentine’s Day stinks worse than a spilled craft brew, head over to The Post Brewing Company on Tuesday for some great beer, great company, fun games, and amazing food on Single Awareness Day. Whether you’re looking to hang out with friends, meet some new people, or just relax, The Post is a perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day this year.

Craft Cider and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at St. Vrain Cidery

Wednesday, February 15th, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We talk a lot (okay, we pretty much only talk about) craft beer here at Beer in Boulder, but we thought we’d show some love to craft cider this week too! This coming Wednesday, stop by St. Vrain Cidery in Longmont for a craft cider and Girl Scout cookie pairing put on by Barley’s Angels CO. Register ahead of time to learn a bit about craft cider and enjoy great pairings, conversation, and a tour of the facility.

New Beer Release: Cellared Black Smoke Imperial Stout 2015 at Wild Woods Brewery

Thursday, February 16th, All Day

Wild Woods Brewery continues their Frozen February celebrations this coming Thursday with the release of their Cellared Black Smoke Imperial Stout from 2015. Flavorful, dark, and warming, this is a brew for anyone who lives for the smell of a thriving campfire in the crisp air on a wilderness adventure.

Check out the Beer in Boulder Weekly List of Events email every Thursday with a consolidated list of all Boulder County taproom and craft beer events happening that week!

The Frothy Five: Week of 2/10/17