When a Beer Festival and a Sex Show Collide

September 2009
Scene: A tipsy guy wearing outdated Oakley sunglasses and a loud Hawaiian shirt that's so tight it reveals a proud beer belly takes a wrong turn down a winding hallway. A sultry gal suddenly flings opens a door, grabs him by the arm, and pulls him onstage, where she proceeds to use him in a demonstration on tantric sex. It's hard not to imagine this situation---or something like it---happening this weekend, as the Great American Beer Festival and The Sex Show shack up at the Colorado Convention Center downtown. The events are not related but are sharing the venue with each other in coming days as well as with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Clinical Team Conference and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Strategic Planning Meeting. You won't be bumping into anyone at the beer festival if you don't already have a ticket, however. The popular annual event is sold out, but thanks to the addition of the new 10-day Beer Fest, writes The Denver Post, there are plenty of options to participate in the drinking revelry across the city. Are you a beer novice? No worries. 5280.com blogger Jennie Dorris provides handy tips on how to fake your way through a beer tasting. Now, go enjoy yourself this weekend. Just pay attention to which door you're walking through.