Great BookBar Beer Fest

Join us for samples from Comrade Brewing, Tasting notes and book talk from Beer Expert, Melissa Cole, and a beer discussion facilitated by a local brewer. 


Award-winning writer Melissa Cole is widely considered the UK’s foremost expert on beer and food, and is renowned for her insightful and engaging writing style, sense of humor, and ability to translate complicated beer jargon into something everyone can understand. When she’s not judging beer competitions across the globe, she is brewing beers with some of the world’s most respected brewers like US-based Odell Brewing Co. or Belgium’s Brasserie de la Senne, and is also sought after by restaurants like the world-famous St John and works with London’s hottest food celebration, Meatopia, to curate its beer line up. In both 2017 and 2018 she has appeared as a judge at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. She is the author of The Little Book of Craft Beer (published October 2017) and the upcoming cookbook The Beer Kitchen (due to release in the US October 16, 2018).


THE LITTLE BOOK OF CRAFT BEER is a fun celebration of over 100 of the world’s most innovative and tastiest beers, written by self-confessed beer geek and internationally renowned expert Melissa Cole. The book guides us through the brewing process and introduces some of the best and most eclectic craft brews around the world.

From classic IPAs bursting with zingy hops to silky-smooth stouts, you’ll be pointed in the right direction to find the perfect brew for you.  Full of little known facts, hints and tips for newcomers as well as connoisseurs, as well as helpful advice on shopping for craft beer, tasting ,and food pairing notes, Melissa will tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about beer.




In her new book, THE BEER KITCHEN, award-winning beer and food writer Melissa Cole breaks down everything we need to know about cooking with beer with an instinctive and scientific approach, and offers over 70 incredible recipes that combine her two greatest passions: great brews and delicious food.

Starting with ‘The Science Bits’, covering how beer is made, the difference between taste and flavor, how to assess a beer, the various beer styles and how they differ, and the Do’s and Dont’s of cooking with beer, and How to Pair to Perfection, Melissa expertly guides us through the gustatory pleasure of cooking with this versatile ingredient.

With multiple vegetarian and vegan options, thorough advice on tasting notes, and recommendations for specific beers to cook and pair with included with each recipe throughout, THE BEER KITCHEN is the benchmark cookbook for every beer lover.


The centerpiece of Comrade Brewery is something you don’t see often, a brewhouse and all other process vessels made in the USA. The 15 barrel brewhouse is from JV Northwest in Canby, Oregon. JV Northwest has been manufacturing tanks in the land of the free in Canby, Oregon since 1981. Although we looked at several manufacturers, JV Northwest was the only company that had the experience, technical expertise and met our “Made in the USA” requirement. Comrade Brewing is 3 of 70+ breweries in Denver that exclusively buy US Made tanks

Event date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Little Book of Craft Beer: A Guide to Over 100 of the World's Finest Brews Cover Image
By Melissa Cole, Stuart Hardie (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781784881153
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Hardie Grant - October 3rd, 2017