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A&E briefs: Blue Stag hosts Firkin Friday party

Blue Stag hosts Firkin Friday party

Starting this summer, the Blue Stag in Breckenridge is hosting a First Friday Firkin party. What the firk is a firkin? A firkin is a keg used for cask conditioning beer. Have you ever seen a clip of an old sailor or bar keep from the 19th century tapping a wooden barrel with a pin and mallet and beer spewing out everywhere? That is the tradition the Blue Stag is trying to bring back.

The party is on Friday, June 3 from 4-6 p.m. The tapping of the firkin will be at 4:15 sharp. For this Friday, Blue Stag partnered up with Elevation Brewing Co. out of Poncha Springs, Colorado. Using the First Cast IPA as a base beer, lime zest, basil and serrano peppers have been added in to the cask with a little extra Citra Hop. Beers are $6 and come with a complimentary skewer.

The theme of every porch party is tropical — pineapples, pink flamingos and tiki torches, so dress accordingly.

Bakers' Brewery hosts BeerAversary party

The Bakers' Brewery is hosting its BeerAversary party on Monday, June 6, to celebrate its one year anniversary of its four first brews on tap. Starting at 5 p.m., the first 50 people in the door get one free beer. The brewery is also doing a mini-beer pairing dinner with a select sampling of the menu, all in small portions on one plate, with four small beers to go with that for $25. The menu includes steak with the Barking Dog Brown, a new pesto pasta with blackened shrimp with the Belgian Rebellion pale ale, a salad with the Buzzbird Belgian Wheat, and a baja fish taco with citrus salsa paired with the Cotton Mouth Killer. A dessert pairing will be available for an $5 extra, and includes a Raspberry Mint Stout with a stout-infused brownie, fresh raspberries and whipped cream. Co-owner and brewmaster Cory Forster would like to say thanks to the community for a great year.

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Next Page bookstore begins summer activities

Beginning Tuesday, June 7, from 4-6 p.m. (and continuing weekly throughout the summer), Next Page Books & Nosh will host Family Happy Hour with Dawn Truesdell. There will be special treats for the kids, happy hour beer/wine for parents, storytime, activities and art projects for everyone. On Friday, June 10, from 5-8 p.m., the Frisco Summer Walk is takes place, where Frisco Main Street Merchants will once again host an evening of merriment for the community. Food, drinks and special events are on tap. The Next Page will feature two special guests that evening, including local photographer and environmental activist John Fielder, with his new book, "Wildflowers of Colorado," and local wildflower expert Linda Nagy, with the new edition of her award-winning "Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide." On Saturday June 11, 3-5 p.m., nationally acclaimed local Young Adult author Lindsay Eland will be at the bookstore to sign and discuss her newest release, "Five Times Revenge." Her two previous novels, "Scones and Sensibility" and "Summer of Sundays" debuted in the store to a huge crowd of fans of all ages.

—Compiled by Heather Jarvis