Guest post by Burleigh Court
Add a pinch of brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and clove. Can you smell that? Let those Autumn flavors fill your senses and you have the perfect pie and pint! At Denver Beer Co, a superb recipe for a pint is just as important as pumpkin or pecan pie on any holiday table.
We may call it pie, but they call it love. Maple Street Pie Company knows just the right ingredients for the quintessential holiday pies; Who wouldn’t want to end a holiday meal with “handcrafted loved on a plate?” If you ask most people, the way to their heart is food – and if you ask most Denverites, the way to their heart is locally crafted brews! Denver Beer Co is my most beloved brewery, serving up seasonal beer by the pints; Graham Cracker Porter and Hey! Pumpkin’ are perfect growlers to bring to your holiday parties (and some of the best beer I tasted at this year’s GABF)!
The partnership of Maple Street Pie Co and Denver Beer Co is very fitting; They have a commitment to brining the best to their community, using local resources and sharing what they love with their neighbors. Making a city your home needs a pinch of caring, kindness, warmth, and love. When creative folks like the owners of DBC and Maple Street come together, magic happens not only in the kitchen and barrels, but the community in which they help build by bringing people together with “handcrafted love.”
Each year, Denverites gather in the warmth of the Barrel Room to taste their favorite holiday pies and pints with friends and neighbors. Each pie is matched with a pint and the “oohs and ahhs” are heard throughout the cozy and casual meeting place. DBC brewers Charlie and Patrick can be seen enjoy the fruits of their love and labor with old and new friends – always plenty of genuine smiles from these happy guys! When ordering your seasonal beers at the bar, look past the busy bartenders to find a happy little pie elf, finding pure bliss in her work. She is Eneri Rodriguez and pie is her passion! One pop of the these flavorful parings can take you back to your favorite comfort food memories of homemade dinners and warm kitchens.
What once was the classic milk and cookies is now pies and pints! Whether you are taking dessert to your family holiday party or going to a Friendsgiving party, everyone will hail your triumph of the evening with your pies and pints. Ask yourself, would Santa prefer milk or beer, cookies or pie? I think the folks at Denver Beer Co and Maple Street have the right answer! Cheers and happy holidays!