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Phantom Canyon (2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) has launched "Hop head Mondays," a weekly, summer-long exploration of various hops from 6 to 9 p.m. The way it works: A pint of Copperhead Pale Ale is poured through a gadget stuffed with whole hops, allowing you to sample each variety's nuances. June 11 offers glacier hops; June 18, simcoe; June 24, warrior; July 2, brewer's gold; and July 8, crystal. (More will be announced soon.)

Brewer Michele Lowney constructed the specialized pouring mechanism, which she's affectionately calling her "hoppenator." She was inspired by a brewery that revealed a similar contraption at last year's Great American Beer Fest. Also groovy: With the purchase of each beer, you're entered to win cool beer swag. Call 635-2800 for more.

Are you getting fresh?

The Colorado Farm and Art Market is up and running. Visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at America the Beautiful Park (126 Cimino Drive), or from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive. Shop a vast variety of fruits and veggies, breads, meats, crafts and arts right from the sources, all the way into October. Visit farmandartmarket.com or call 640-6154 for more.

By the time June's over, farmers markets will also be open weekly at Doherty High School, Soda Springs Park, Memorial Park, Bancroft Park, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, and in Monument and Woodland Park. Visit csindy.com/csindy/2007-04-05/served.html for more.

All right, wise guy

Lookin' for a pub quiz to justify your drinking? Count to three: Mondays at Jack Quinn's Pub (21 S. Tejon St.) beginning at 8 p.m.; Wednesdays at McCabe's Tavern (520 S. Tejon St.), also at 8; and Fridays at The Underground (110 N. Nevada Ave.) at 7:30. (That last one offers a gay slant.) Drink, think and maybe win free beer. There's no fee to play. Visit geekswhodrink.com or call 321-5400 for more.

Purple teeth alert

An Australian wine tasting will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 11, at Gertrude's Restaurant (2625 W. Colorado Ave.). Tickets are $49, which includes tax, not gratuity, and eight wines across four courses. Call 471-0887 for more or visit gertrudesrestaurant.com.

Send the word on new menus, upcoming special dinners or events, and general food-related news to scene@csindy.com.

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