The Taste of Loveland returns to the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, bringing together some of northern Colorado’s best food, beer, wine and spirit flavors. The event features stations representing more than 40 fine beers, wines and spirits as well as area restaurants. A silent auction rounds out the evening with vacation giveaways, merchandise from participating vendors and more and the Denver Broncos mascot Miles will make an appearance for photo opportunities. The event, hosted by Foothills Service League, is a fundraiser benefiting Loveland-based nonprofits the Namaqua Center and Foothills Gateway. This event is made possible by the continued partnership with Gary Buchholtz of House of Spirits and Sara Buchholtz of Thompson Valley Liquors. Since 1972, Foothills Gateway has improved the lives of thousands of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families in Northern Colorado by helping to conquer challenges and achieve their maximum potential. For more than 40 years, Namaqua Center has provided care, counseling, treatment and healing to our most vulnerable children. Northern Colorado’s award-winning craft beer and distilled spirits scene has been earning accolades for years, anchored by the success of New Belgium Brewing and Odell Brewing. The areas food scene has also risen into the spotlight more recently as chefs and restaurateurs capitalize on the state’s draw as a food destination. Restaurants from across Loveland and Fort Collins are bringing delectable bites to the event. Participating restaurants include Slate Italian, The Boar & Bull, Pourhouse Bar & Grill, Palominos, Cactus Grille, Bar Louie, Bent Fork, Generations Wine & Martini Bar, “B” Sweet Cupcakes and Mo Betta Gumbo. Additional restaurants will continue to be added as the event approaches. Attendees can sample beer, wine and spirits from Breckenridge Brewery, Goose Island, Elysian Brewing, Avery Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Crow Hop Brewing, New Belgium, Boulder Brewing, Oskar Blues, Sam Adams, Loveland Aleworks, Odell Brewing, Spring44, Ten Bears Winery, Miracle Stag Meadery, Stranahan’s, Spikes Seltzer and more. The event is open to attendees 21-years-old and older. General admission tickets are $45/person and include unlimited food and beverage samples. Reserved Table tickets are $55/person and include reserved seating at tables throughout the event. Learn more and purchase tickets online at FoothillsServiceLeague.org/TasteofLoveland, or connect on Facebook at Facebook.com/TasteOfLoveland/.