Almost every week, I co-host the Focus on the Beer radio show with Ryan Hannigan and Josh Howard on KCMJ. This week we talked with my former boss, Carrie Simison of the Independent, about Pints & Plates. It’s a multi-day celebration of craft beer and downtown dining from May 16 to 20.

Sixteen restaurants and 13 breweries are combining their creative genius, with the latter creating beers exclusive to that pairing. Last year, Odyssey Gastropub and Smiling Toad Brewery took home the People’s Choice award for a pairing of pork-cheek phở and a watercress-pineapple wheat beer. This year’s event will also include a People’s Choice award; online voting begins Monday.

Here are this year’s participants:

RestaurantBrewerPairing Details
 Bingo BurgerFieldhouse BrewingBeer: Double IPA. Food: Bingo Burger, Springside Pueblo Chili Jack, Breckenridge Bourbon-Glazed Bacon, Pueblo Chili/Horseradish Aioli.
 Old ChicagoBristol BrewingBeer: Special Pineapple Bristol Wit. Food: Mac and cheese bites appetizer.
 Red GravyRed Leg BrewingBeer: Habanero and mango saison. Food: Seared Scallops with citrus shaved fennel and balsamic brown butter sauce.
 NOSHThe Occasional BrewBeer: Thai Saison. Food: Chinese five spice chicken with coconut cashew cream and sticky rice. $18
 Wild GoosePikes Peak BrewingBeer: Liechtensteiner – Sour Smoked Wheat, $5. Food: Smoked Swiss cheese and turkey with whole green chilies and a touch of chipotle mayo grilled and melted into toasty perfection on fresh baked wheat levain sourdough, $12. Also, Smoked Swiss cheese and turkey with whole green chilies and caramelized onions on a flour or whole wheat tortilla grilled and melted to perfection, $12.
 Jack Quinn’sFieldhouse BrewingBeer: Lemon Kölsch. Food: Chicken Schnitzel with lemon sauce served with mashed potatoes and peas with bacon and butter.
 Triple STriple S BrewingBeer: Baltic Brown Ale. Food: Baltic Brown ale brined pork flatirons, Triple S Salad with Baltic Brown glazed baby carrots. Baltic brown Truffle for desert.
Odyssey GastropubRed Leg BrewingBeer: Apricot ESB. Food: A pan roasted, Arline Chicken breast with an apricot Gastrique, served over artichoke puree, fava bean and fiddle head ragout topped with gaufrette potatoes. The pairing will be $18. A la Carte will be $5 for the beer and $15 for the entrée.
 The RitzJAKs BrewingBeer: English Brown Ale. Food: Crab Cake appetizer with Whole Grain mustard “Beer-Blanc” sauce and local mixed green salad. Also – the beer will be used to create the base of a Lamb Shepard’s Pie with Cheddar Mash and Brown Ale Reduction.
 MacKenzie’s ChophouseNano 108Beer: Special Hefeweizen. Food, your choice of any or all: Yuzu Koshu cured Hamachi with apple and fried ginger salad appetizer, $14; Jumbo Shrimp, Scallop, and Lobster Newberg main entree, $24; Funnel cake battered and fried banana, ice cream, peanut butter caramel sauce, pineapple topping dessert, $12. PLUS, beer cocktails like the Nano 108 Barbados Punch!
 Rasta PastaIron Bird BrewingBeer: Caribbean Lager. Food:Ricotta cheese ravioli, jerk chicken and a curry-pineapple alfredo sauce.
 Rabbit HoleGreat Storm BrewingBeer: Pink Peppercorn and Pineapple Pale Ale. Food: Savory pineapple upside down cake with chicken marinated in the beer.
 The Famous Local RelicBeer: Lemon Rosemary Saison. Food: Grilled Day Boat Sea Scallops, lemon beurre blanc, candied lemon and rosemary foam.
 La’au’sThe Occasional BrewBeer: The Occasional Brew Hefeweizen. Food: Huli Huli Chicken Tacos, Chips & Salsa. $12
 Mediterranean CafeSmiling Toad BreweryBeer: Orange Blossom & Coriander IPA. Food: Turkish Baharat Lamb Chop or Chicken (lamb/chicken may vary by day, TBD) with rice, beet salad, tahine, hummus, tabouleh and grilled pita. NOTE:Mediterranean Cafe is closed Mondays, but will continue Pints and Plates to Saturday, May 21.
The WarehouseStorybook Brewing Beer: Puck’s Midsummer Passion Ale. Food: Korean BBQ grass fed beef back rib with green apple and radish slaw.