Basalt Burger joint, Carbondale brewer team in ‘tap takeover’

Staff report

Two new midvalley businesses are teaming up for a sort of coming out party at Willits Town Center on Saturday.

Sure Thing, a restaurant that specializes in burgers and craft beers, is throwing a “tap takeover” party that will feature the beers of the Roaring Fork Beer Co., a brewery that opened this spring in Carbondale.

Sure Thing will devote all of its keg beer taps to Roaring Fork Beer Co. for the next few weeks and will carry the company’s beer for the long run. It will be the only restaurant between Aspen and Carbondale where the new brewer’s beers are available for the time being.

“We’ve hitched wagons,” Sure Thing owner Scott Picard said in an interview last month. He said he tries to collaborate with local suppliers as much as possible.

The tap takeover party will be held at Sure Thing from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant is located in the Parkside building, the one that houses Starbucks. Customers will get a bottomless pint glass and refills of Roaring Fork Brewing Co. beer for $10. At some point during the evening, brewmaster Chase Engel will tap a mystery “fifth keg” of special beer for the occasion.

Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Roaring Fork Brewing Co. also is teaming with Four Dogs Fine Wine and Spirits to hold a beer tasting on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Four Dogs is another business at Willits Town Center.