Doing Dad’s Day Right

Doing Dad’s Day Right

When you ask dad what he wants to do on Father’s Day, what do you think he’ll say?

Chances are, it will be something like: “I dunno.”


Well then, why not make his choice easy?

Hot tasty hors d’oeurves? Check.

Soulful blues tunes? Check.

Craft brews? Check.

Let’s face it: Barbecue, Blues and Brews at a hardware store is a pretty cool place for a dad to want to be on Father’s Day.

There’s just something about a hot grill, isn’t there?  The saliva-inducing click of that red propane ignition switch would have been enough to make Pavlov smirk. Let’s not leave our wood-fired fanatics and charcoal briquette champions out either; with all options ablaze, grilling up a multitude of treats from tasteries like Boulder Sausage, Papa Murphy’s, Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria and Pizzeria da Lupo is enough to get anyone sizzling with excitement.

Our “seasoned” BBQ experts will be on hand summoning the flavor gods with savory smoke, backed by top chef Graham Mitchell from Escoffier Culinary School in South Boulder, armed to the teeth with tongs and spatulas to demonstrate the science of grilling. Let dad’s taste buds be the judge.

And why not wash it down an imbibement of the refreshing nature– or two for that matter–from Colorado favorites like New BelgiumOskar Blues and Boulder Beer craft breweries?

No matter if pops likes hops or if he’s into something a little lighter, the Beer Garden will quench his sudsy appetite.

But beer won’t be the only thing flowing, as live tunes from the Colorado Blues Society‘s finest bands share the air.  Rhythmic veteran and Westword magazine’s 2013 Best Blues Jam winner Jack Hadley will be part of the afternoon’s lineup.

So, go ahead and soak up some summer nostalgia with your dad, pa,  daddy, father, stepdad… Whatever you call him, he’s the man whose love is unconditionally awesome. Stop by from noon to five, and get dad into that Father’s Day jive.

This event benefits the The Dairy Center for the Arts and is part of their “Taste of Art” festivities.  The admission for this event is free. Nominal charges for beer and full servings of brats, sausage, or hotdogs.