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Saturday October 4th 2014 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FEST

For the 4th consecutive year we broadcasted inside the halls of the convention center for Great American Beer Festival. Todd Thibault and Stacy Turk sat in the whole show as we relayed Colorado winners as they were announced. In all, 40 medals were taken by the home state. We also had some cool guests on including Great Divide‘s Tannea Musselman, Draft Magazine‘s Evan Hughes, Dry Dock‘s Jeremiah Kornegay and the BA‘s Julia Herz. Congrats to all the winners at this year’s GABF.

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Saturday October 11th 2014 Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar’s Refreshment for a Cause

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David Parry of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar co hosted as we raised money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Several breweries donated beer for this event with all the proceeds going directly to St. Jude’s. We had some very cool guests stop in as well including Grist Brewing‘s Rob Kevwitch, Renegade Brewing‘s Keith Decker and Ashley Sain from St. Jude’s. We also talked a bit about the potential ballot initiative on full strength beers in grocery and c stores.

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Saturday October 18th 2014 with Platt Park Brewing and Coda Brewing

Nicol Winkler and Turk were in studio this week with some very special guests who just won GABF medals. In Hour One we sat down with GM and Owner Colby Rankin and Head Brewer Greg Matthews of Platt Park Brewing Company. They grabbed a silver at GABF with their Gump’s Vienna Lager. They are brewing up some amazing beers on South Pearl Street. We also hit up Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery as they transition from Autumn Ale to the Christmas Ale. In Hour Two we jumped in with Head Brewer and Co Owner at Coda Brewing Company Luke Smith. Coda grabbed silver with their Sleepyhead Imperial Passionfruit Kolsh. He has an amazing background and story and is also brewing some phenomenal beers in Aurora.  We also did a healthy Brew News You Can Use Segment.

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Podcasts for 8-23, 8-30, 9-6 and 9-27 2014

 

8-23-2014 Great Central City Beer Fest

Boulder Beer’s Chicken Dan and Turk made beer radio magic from one of the coolest beer fests in the state! The Great Central City Beer Festival. This was year three of the event and it keeps getting bigger and better. Over 25 breweries on hand in historic Central City. There’s a lot more than just beer too. Great food, a cemetary crawl, historic gun battle re enactments, and much more. Want to thank the Central City Business Admin for having us out again! Guests included Joe Behm of the Central City Business Admin, Marty JonesArvada Beer Co‘s Cary Floyd, Dillon Dam Brewery head brewer Mike Bennett, Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault, Barrels & Bottles Brewery’s  Abby George, Dave Thomas from Dostal Alley Brewing and former Central City Mayor Buddy Schmaltz.

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8-30-2014 Freshcraft 4th Anniversary

Jason, Aaron and Lucas Forgy kind enough to invite Turk and Nicol Winkler (AKA the Thirsty German) out for Freshcraft‘s 4th Anniversary Party! They were breaking out some crazy rare beers for this all while serving up some BBQ Iowa style. Freshcraft is a place where you can not only find a stellar lineup of brews with rare ones popping their head up all the time but a place that is well known for their amazing cuisine. They do beer dinners quarterly that will drop your jaw. Or try a beer cocktail! Lunch specials and happy hour deals galore. We LOVE Freshcraft. Jamie Gulick joined us for a few segments talking about Freshcraft, their food, women in beer, and the new concept the Forgy’s are working on in the Highlands called Block and Larder. Tebo jumped on talking Breckenridge Brewery and Fall beers and events! Arlo Grammatica from Ska breifly joined us to talk new releases and their 19th anniversary party. Wade Norris jumped on to talk about Green Beer Fest and his run for state office. Nicol, Turk and Adam Lenfest also discussed the use of the word “Denver” in a brewery’s name. Denver Beer Co and Denver Pearl Brewing are having a little battle. Thanks to our host Jamie, the Forgy’s and everyone at Freshcraft for the great time!

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9-6-2014 Studio with Renegade’s Laura Vande Zande with guests from Living the Dream and Kokopelli

Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande joined Turk to co host the show in studio today. She’s putting on a big show called Offensively Delicious during GABF week that mixes comedy and beer. They will have national and local comedians plus some rookie brewery workers taking their shot at stand up. In hour one we talked with Jason Bell the brewmaster at Living the Dream Brewing which just opened in Highlands Ranch at Santa Fe and Highlands Ranch Parkway. Him and his partners are living the dream while making great beers! We also chatted with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. He’s been on a wild Mountain Tour! In Hour two the Kokopelli Beer Company gang jumped in! We had founder and owner Christine Wares and Katie Schroepfer in studio. Also want to thank Danica Smith for bringing Kokopelli Beer all the way down from Westminster! They have a really cool story and make some really great and diverse beers! We also did Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use.

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No Podcasts from 9-13 or 9-20. We were not on the air due to Turk’s dad’s passing and a pre empting for CU Football

9-27-2014 Arvada Beer Company

Felt good to be back at our home away form home Arvada Beer Company as Cary and Kelly Floyd sat in the whole show with Turk! In hour one we talked about GABF events and happenings, new beers at Arvada Beer, their 3rd anniversary party coming up October 25th which we will broadcast from and a lot more. Tebo also jumped in and almost seemed to be in a jolly spirit even though GABF is about to fall on top of him! In hour two Marty Jones came on to talk about his new venture the Brew Night Show which should take place once every two months at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. It’s a variety show with music, comedy and beer banter. He will also feature some very cool guests including Charlie Papazian who will be at the premier during GABF on Wednesday. Information is HERE! He also made a very hard-hitting political to air for his show and we have a preview for you! Follow this LINK. We closed out with Brew News You Can Use and a conversation with Columbine Label Company’s Bernadette Ortiz who is such an awesome sponsor and provided us with some GABF ticket giveaways. We’ll see you back at Arvada Beer on October 25th.

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Sponsor GABF Events

Denver Beer Week with Renegade Brewing Company

See what Renegade Brewing Company has in store for the week of               Great American Beer Fest

Special Tappings
Tuesday, September 30
6:00 PM
Tapping a Rye Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hammer & Sickle (Russian Imperial Stout)
Wednesday, October 1
6:00 PM
Tapping a Tequila Barrel-Aged Agave Pale Ale
Renegade Taproom
925 W. 9th Avenue, Denver
It started with a beer…$1 Beer Night
Thursday, October 2nd
7:00-9:00 PM
Renegade’s yearly customer appreciation night offers all full pours to the masses at just $1 per glass. Not everyone is able to attend the countless and expensive events around GABF, but everyone should be able to enjoy a beer.
Renegade Taproom
925 W. 9th Avenue, Denver
Offensively Delicious
Wednesday, October 1
6:00-10:00 PM
A craft beer comedy show featuring unlimited tasting from 10 breweries: Renegade, Epic, Breckenridge, Community Beer, Brooklyn, Santa Fe, Schmaltz, Boulevard, Ommegang, and Fort Collins. Each brewery will send a representative to perform 2-3 minutes of stand-up. The show ends with featured comedians Jordan Doll, Andy Juett, and headliners Adam Cayton-Holland and Nikki Glaser.   $40 in advance, $45 at door
Tickets
Oriental Theater
4335 W. 44th Avenue, Denver
Brewery Tours
Thursday, October 2
1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
Take of tour of Renegade’s small brewery before they move into their new space on 1st and Santa Fe next month. Tours are free and include free samples for everyone over the age of 21.
Renegade Brewing
925 W. 9th Avenue, Denver
First Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 3
6:00-11:00 PM
This monthly event is rich with Denver culture. Art galleries along Santa Fe Drive open their doors to entertain and enthrall art-lovers. Located in the heart of the Arts District, Renegade serves as a meeting place to enjoy a brew as tourists and locals alike take in the scene.
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Breck-Hosted Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Show at The Ogden Theater
We’re hosting 2 nights at the Ogden Theater on the Friday & Saturday of GABF with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the high-energy group, led by acclaimed funk and soul master, Mr. Karl Denson.Win Tickets to Friday’s Show!
We’ll be giving away tickets on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram leading up to GABF week! During GABF, the Rare Beer Tour locations below will be giving away tickets throughout the week. Also, be sure to stop by our booth inside the convention center, where we’ll have tickets to give away every hour on the hour!Official Breck Brew Pre-Party @ The Irish Snug
Friday, October 3rd, 7:30pm
1201 E Colfax Ave #100 | 303-839-1394

Join us for a Friday night pre-show party at the Irish Snug. Present your ticket to the show to your server or bartender for a free Breckenridge Brewery beer of choice!
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Rare Beer Tour
7 DENVER BARS, 7 RARE BEERS!

We’ve put 7 unique, RARE, one-off beers on tap in 7 different bars around Denver for the week of GABF. Locations and their respective rare beers are listed below. All of these locations will be giving away tickets to the Friday night Breck-hosted Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe show at the Ogden Theater. Show up for your chance to win!

1. PARAMOUNT CAFE
Rare Beer: 471 Over the Moon
Ticket Giveaway: Friday, Oct. 3rd, 4:00pm-5:30pm

2. MARLOWE’S
Rare Beer: Barrel-aged Cherry Oatmeal Stout
Ticket Giveaway: Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 4:30pm-5:30pm

3. WORLD OF BEER (LODO)
Rare Beer: Regal Pilsner
Ticket Giveaway: Wednesday, October 1st, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

4. TILTED KILT
Rare Beer: Mango Mosaic Pale Ale
Ticket Giveaway: Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 6:00pm-7:30pm

5. COLORADO CRAFT
Rare Beer: Barleywine Batch #1
Ticket Giveaway: Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 4:00pm-5:30pm

6. ALE HOUSE AT AMATO’S
Rare Beer: Barrel-aged 72 Imperial Chocolate Stout
Ticket Giveaway: Saturday, Sep 27th, 5:00pm-6:30pm

7. CELTIC TAVERN
Rare Beer: Fresh-Hopped Pale Ale (Mountain Series Release)
Ticket Giveaway: Friday, Oct. 3rd, 3:30pm-5:00pm

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Other Breck Brew GABF Happenings
Monday, September 29th
GABF Tap Invasion & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Ticket Giveaway
Freshcraft | 1530 Blake St.
Tuesday, September 30th
Krewe Firkin Party
Krewe | 1109 Lincoln St. 


Tuesday, September 30th
Paramount Cafe Beer Festival
Paramount Cafe | 519 16th Street Mall



Tuesday, September 30th
GABF Orientation & Brewer’s Karaoke
Star Bar | 2137 Larimer St.


Wednesday, October 1st
Offensively Delicious Comedy & Beer Festival
The Oriental Theater | 4335 W 44th Ave.



Wednesday, October 1st, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Ticket Giveaway
Shag Lounge | 830 15th St.

 


Thursday, October 2nd
Breckenridge Brewery | Great Divide Collaboration Beer Dinner
Ale House at Amato’s | 2501 16th St.

 

Thursday, October 2nd
WinterWonderGrass GABF Pre-Party w/ White Water Ramble
Cervantes Other Side | 2637 Welton St.

 

 

Friday, October 3rd
Beers Made By Walking
Wynkoop Brewing Co. | 1634 18th St.

Saturday, October 4th
Denver Rare Beer Tasting
McNichols Building | 144 West Colfax

Great American Beer Festival Events!! The Great American Beer Festival Is Here! Below is a list of all of our confirmed events, and tappings. We will not be accepting any reservations next week. Hours next week will be Monday, Tuesday 11am-12am.  Wednesday – Saturday 11am-2am. Swing by and check out our new Fall Food Menu too. *As always all beer, events are subject to change.Freshcraft GABF On Deck! Rotating Drafts All week long! 
We have A LOT of fantastic beers to tap during the week, you never know what will be tapped next..wait…yes you will, Follow @Freshcraftfood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and hashtag #FCGABFOnDeck for sneak peaks of whats being tapped next.Monday 9/29 at 7pm – Breckenridge Brewing
Join us Monday 9/29 at 7pm to kick off our Denver Beer Fest event week (leading up to the Great American Beer Festival) with Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado. Breckenridge will raffle off some tickets to the Karl Denson Show later in the week, and give away some cool shwag.

On Draft will be:
471 Over the Moon
BA Cherry Oatmeal Stout
Mango Mosaic Pale Ale
https://www.facebook.com/events/1537076329838303/

Tuesday 9/30 at 7pm – New Belgium Brewing
Continuing our Denver Beer Fest events leading up to the Great American Beer FestivalNew Belgium Brewing will be in the house, with representatives from their amazing Barrel program. Help us celebrate this amazing week with one of the pioneers of the Colorado (and American) craft brewing movement.

On Draft will be:
NBB Love Blackberry
Transatlantique Kriek
The Odd Couple
Fat Tire
Tour De Fall
Snapshot
https://www.facebook.com/events/641944139238079/

Wednesday 10/1 at 7pm – Upslope Brewing Company
Join us Wednesday 10/1 at 7pm for a special night with Upslope Brewing Company from Boulder, CO. We have an amazing lineup for everyone’s enjoyment, Brewery representation will be on hand, see you here!

On Draft will be:
Fight Milk (Freshcraft Collaboration)
Sour BPA
Pumpkin
Belgian Dark Strong
2014 Pro AM entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/751201034941417/

Thursday 10/2 at 3pm – Elevation Beer Company
Join us Thursday 10/2 at 3pm with Elevation Beer Company. Brewery representation will be on hand, this tapping is not to be missed!! On

Draft will be:
Frontier Mo’Joe
Elevation’s Little Mo’ Porter aged for three months in Wyoming Whiskey Bourbon Barrels, with Mountain Phoenix Dark Roast Coffee.
Made in Collaboration with Freshcraft, Elite Brands, and Wyoming Whiskey, this single-barrel release was designed as a one-time only special release especially for tapping during the Great American Beer Festival at Freshcraft. Aged in a fresh Bourbon Barrel picked up from Wyoming Whiskey’s Kirby distillery this beer show subtle notes of Bourbon, Coffee, and Chocolate. Express your inner John Wayne or Clint Eastwood and add a side car of Wyoming Whiskey!

Also on draft will be:
7437 DIPA
8 Second Kolsch
Mustache Ride (PT Woods Distilling Barrel-Aged Apis IV)
https://www.facebook.com/events/349711745196386/

Thursday 10/2 at 7pm – Cigar City x Ska Brewing
Double Header for our 7pm tapping on Thursday 10/2. Join Freshcraft and the crews at Ska Brewing, and Cigar City for an evening filled with…well…whatever you want to fill it with. This should be a fun one!

On draft will be:
Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale
Cigar City Lemongrass Ginger IPA
Cigar City 1 % Berliner Weise
Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi
Ska Brewing Collaboration Beer with Freshcraft – Down The Hatch
Ska Brewing Cru D’Etat
Ska Brewing Hoperation Ivy
https://www.facebook.com/events/278874438989806/

Friday 10/3 at 2pm – Odell Brewing x Boulevard Brewing – Silver Anniversary Release Party
Nowhere else on the planet will you be able to try the collaboration beer from these two amazing breweries. Join us at 2pm for a very special tapping of this Silver Anniversary collaboration. Did you know Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn was the top song in 89’? Not saying this is a theme party but, well…use your imagination if you dare.

On Draft will be:
Boulevard x Odell Collaboration: Silver Anniversary

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose
Boulevard Foeder Projekt #1
Ommegang Game Of Thrones: Valar Morghulis

Odell Friek
Odell Gramps Oatmeal Stout
Odell 180 Shilling (25th Anniversary)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1460151360932515/
http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/69373/

Friday 10/3 at 10pm Stone Brewing x Green Flash Brewing – Stay Classy San Diego!
Its Stone and Green Flash, need I say more?

On Draft will be:
Stone Enjoy By
Stone Go To
Stone Bourbon Barrel Arrogant Bastard
Stone Passion Project
Stone Wootstout 2.0

Green Flash Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel
Green Flash Sour Blonde
Green Flash Hop Head Red
Green Flash Green Bullet
Green Flash East Village Pilsner

Plus bottles of 2011 Green Flash/Pizza Port/Stone Highway 78
https://www.facebook.com/events/577562182355324/

Saturday 10/4 at 4pm – Firestone Walker Brewing 
Our friends at Firestone Walker join us again for another amazing day.
Brewery representation will be on hand, see you then!

On Draft will be:
Firestone Walker Parabola
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkey
Firestone Walker Agrestic
Firestone Walker Lil Opal
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
https://www.facebook.com/events/745010445559860/

Saturday 10/4 at 7pm – Surly Brewing 
Join us for the last event of the GABF week as we welcome one of the most hyped breweries in the country, Surly Brewing! Get excited!

on Draft will be:
Surly Darkness 2012
Surly Cultivate
Surly Damien
Surly Pentagram
Surly Cacao Bender

Plus Cans of:
Surly Furious
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Hell
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471124279831425/

Sunday 10/5 at 11am – Brunch, and all the Water you can Drink!!
Brunch! Starting at 11am. Plus All the water you can drink! and lets just run through some of these extra kegs! Our kitchen will be cooking up some amazing food.  Don’t miss this!

 

We have a new Website!!
We’ve made some new and improved upgrades and changes to our website check it out at www.Freshcraft.com

Did someone say Dessert?!?
Yes we have dessert! Some pretty delicious ones at that.
Next time your in check them out! perfect pairings for the Summer ahead

S’mores Cheesecake
House made cheesecake layered with milk chocolate in a graham cracker crust. Topped with toasted marshmallows and served in a pool of marshmallow fluff.

Tropical Bread Pudding
Brioche bread, key lime, cream, and mangos served with a blackberry reduction and Maui Mana Wheat Caramel Sauce

Ice Cream Float
A generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with your favorite beverage. (yes this means beer too!)

Freshcraft Lunch Combos  
Downtown looking for lunch? Come in 7 days a week from 11am to 3pm for our awesome Lunch Combo! Pair one of our select Entrees with a select draft for $2 more.

Available Entrees                  Available Drafts for $2
Daily Lunch Feature!                Stone Go To IPA
Salmon BLT Pita                      Avery White Rascal
Steakhouse Salad                    Upslope Lager
Meatloaf Sliders                       Dry Dock Amber
Pretzel Turkey Baja                   Left Hand Milk Stout
Whiskey BBQ Chicken            Telluride Bridal Veil Rye Pale
Kung Pao Pork Belly           Great Divide Hoss
Quinoa Cakes                Green Flash Hop Head Red

Freshcraft Whiskey Flights!
Along with Beer flights we now do Whiskey Flights! What better way to taste the many different complexities of whiskeys then to order a flight.  We have many awesome Bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches to choose from. Come in and pick your own or have one of our knowledgeable staff members pick for you.  Flights start at $10, and selection changes often.

 

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Want to hang with us in Denver during GABF week? Here’s where we’ll be hanging out when we’re not at the Great American Beer Festival:

  • Monday, September 29th - Cheba Hut - 1531 Champa St – Kick off of GABF in style! – Pint Night with 6 different breweries – Your chance to try Rare Beers!
  • Wednesday, October 1st at 7pm – Firkin tapping at Mellow Mushroom! Stop by to see what we’ll be tapping! (1201 16th Street.)
  • Thursday, Oct 2nd at 1pm - Falling Rock Barrel-aged tapping – Cork and Berry! (1919 Blake St.) Come down and try this limited release brew!
  • Friday, Oct 3rd - Cheba Hut - 1531 Champa St – Join us for an all day tapping of bbl aged beers – Try Cork and Berry – A Blueberry Ale fermented with a blend of wine & Champagne yeast, in a Port wine barrel!

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Double Diesel is back! Rockyard’s Double IPA takes IPA to the extreme. Incalculable bitterness, and 10.1% abv, this beer is one you won’t soon forget. A big malty body forms the base, then it is hopped, hopped some more, and then dry hopped, so you can’t escape the hop flavor, bitterness and aroma. Hopsinclude Amarillo, Saphir, Simcoe, and Willamette. Look for it now as well as for Rockyard on the floor at GABF and in the Farm to Table Pavilion. They are paired up with the Squeaky Bean on Wynkoop Street for a unique food and beer pairing experience.

 

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Cheers from an extraordinarily busy Wynkoop!  They’re super excited to have a slough of events coming up with GABF raring its pretty head!  Here’s a small taste of what’s happening…  They’ll be pouring a Fresh Hop Belgorado Belgian-Style IPA featuring 250 lbs of fresh Chinooks from Misty Mountain Hop Farm on Saturday!  Sunday is a big 1400 Miles RiNo Block Party supporting the Pints for Prostates Charity featuring the arrival of the BeerLiner in Denver!  On Wednesday, the BeerLiner comes to stay at the Wynkoop for four days, Oct. 1st through 4th, and they’re celebrating with a special Prickly Pear Berlinerweiss! The Wynkoop is looking forward to Beers Made By Walking on Friday October 3rd where they’ll be pouring the Denver Pacific Smoked Oak Stout. Keep your eyes peeled on booth L1 at GABF- for special tappings throughout the weekend!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday August 16th 2014

 

Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor and  The Thirsty German Nicol Winkler hosted the show! Turk was getting crazy at Edfest in Edwards. In hour one Ashleigh Carter who used to brew at Dry Dock and Prost came on to update us on her and Bill eye’s new venture Bierstadt Lagerhaus which will open at 29th and Blake here next year. They were also joined by Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault who was at the Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge in Conifer. In hour two the gang did Brew News you Can Use and talked with Chase Doelling who is the CEO of Craft Boom and the “CraftedHere” App. Craft Boom makes technology solutions for the craft industries. Big thanks to our guests and Daniel and Nicol for holding down the fort!

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Colorado Craft Show Brewcast: Saturday August 9th 2014 at Station 26 Brewing Company

 

 

 

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Chris Black from Falling Rock Taphouse co hosted with Turk from Station 26 Brewing Company at 38th and Pontiac in east Denver. We had a really great crowd out who got to taste some of the best new brews crafted locally! Justin Baccary and Devin Chapnick sat in for the first hour and told us the story behind the brewery, their beers and their beautiful brewhouse. Going down the line there is not a single bad beer being poured here. Really enjoyed the Tangerine Cream Ale they had on.In hour two Wayne Waananen and jumped in with us as well as Devin. Wayne has a very long brewing history and it shines through with his knowledge and brewing. We also talked about their firkin Thursday program and Bluegrass Brunch Sundays. Trust Chris Black and myself when we say you need to get in here! We also talked about Falling Rock Taphouse which has their anniversary coming up and they are already getting prepped for GABF! More Brew News you Can Use and a check in with Tebo as well. Thanks to Mike Nelson, Beth Walter,Randall, Sandy, Sean, Jaye and the amazing crew at station 26 for hosting us!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday August 2nd 2014

 

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We were in studio for the show today for the first time in a long time! In hour one we had the Jellyman Kjell Wygant and The Fez Greg Fetzer from Rockyard American Grill and Brewery. We talked about their new Mix 12 pack which is now out in the market as well as sampled their Dog House Red which is a barrel-aged and bretted Red Ale. Very tasty and get some while you can. We also talked about their upcoming festival on August 23rd Rendezvous at the Rock. Lots of breweries and a traveling trophy will be awarded. We also caught up with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery who is smack dab in the middle of a Mountain Tour. In hour two Laura and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House jumped in with us to talk about what they are doing there on the Northeast corner of Wadsworth and Chatfield in Littleton. You need to get in and visit this beer lovers paradise in the south metro! We also did Mobile canning’s Brew News You Can Use and discussed how to tell a brewer or brewery that their beers actually need work. Is it detrimental to the craft movement if we always say that beer is “good”?

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High Plains Tap House in Littleton Joins the CCBS Family!

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We are super geeked up to announce our latest addition to the CO Craft Beer Show family! Welcome in High Plains Tap House! Nate and Laura Fleming offer up 40 craft beers on their tap list from all over the world. This isn’t your sports bar but a nice cozy and comfortable place to enjoy some beer and built on conversations, not TV’s karaoke or loud music! Located near Wadsworth and Chatfield just off of C-470, High Plains Tap House is now offering a wide selection of drinks for the thirsty, including 40 beers on tap and 20 types in bottles. High Plains Tap House offers a small plates menu to go along with your libations. Stay up to date on what’s happening at High Plains Tap House, including events, beer tapping, menu releases, etc. by signing up for their mailing list, or follow on social media. Their Denver bar and tap house offers the top taps in the Littleton, Colorado area! Thanks to the HPTH gang for helping support this show!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday July 26th 2014 Arvada Beer Company

 

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Back to our home-away-from home Arvada Beer Company! Cary and Kelly Floyd co hosted with Turk. This was a jam packed show as usual with several guests. We talked about some new beers Arvada had flowing including a Wine Barrel Aged Schwarzweiss and Dark Lager. They also are kicking off a Tuesday Chili Beer release on every Tuesday starting August 5th. They will be taking one of their normal brews and adding a certain kind of pepper. These will vary each week and they will also have available the regular beer so you can do a side by side. Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault jumped on to talk about the Breckenridge Summer Beer Fest and the next rounds of beers coming out. Think Autumn Ale already! We then were joined by Joanne Knipmeyer who is helping organize the 1st Annual Craft Distiller’s festival at the Boulder County Fair on Saturday August 9th. They’ll have over 10 different distilleries on hand for the first county fair in the nation with an all distillers event. You can save 35 bucks now by going to HERE to get tickets for two. They are normally 40 dollars per entry. Or go to Boulder County Fair’s Website for more info. In hour two we led off with Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident and the Kyle Hollingsworth Band to talk about his Kyle’s Brew Fest also taking place August 9th at Boulder Liquor Mart in Boulder. He has some really cool breweries lined up and will be playing a special set with some very special guests. Tickets and info can be found HERE. Turk will be here pouring some Epic Brewing Escape to Colorado Firkins that Kyle infused with Citra and Chinook Whole Leaf Hops as well as some Blue Spruce tips. Gonna be a fun event as always. Next up was David Lin with Comrade Brewing Company. We sampled his beers (which were great) and talked about their story. Their head brewer marks Lanham has ties to the Alpha Kings Melvin/Thai Me Up Brewing. Another great day at our second home Arvada Beer.

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Colorado Craft Show Brewcast: Saturday July 19th Hops & Pie Firestone Walker 3 Years of Beer in CO Celebration

 

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The Watson’s invited us out for another broadcast at (seriously one of the best tap rooms in the world) Hops & Pie! It was a celebration of 3 Years of Firestone Walker Beers in Colorado and as you can see from the list of beers above, it was quite the event. David Walker had pneumonia and could not make it but that’s alright! We had Elizabeth Isenbart in to help co host along with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. she covers Colorado and Utah for Firestone. I’m sure you have had some of their beers but of not, we HIGHLY suggest it! We got their story and talked about all these beers! Luke Franklin also stopped in from Upslope Brewing. In hour two, owner, operator, head chef and beer buyer Drew Watson sat in the whole hour as we talked about his amazing place. Elizabeth also presented him with quite the gift. We always enjoy our time at Hops & Pie and can;t thank them enough for the support through the years!

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The Beers!

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Tebo and the newlywed Elizabeth Isenbart

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Turk, Elizabeth and Tebo

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Turk, Elizabeth, Tebo and Drew

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday July 12th 2014 Breckenridge Brewery 24th Anniversary Hootenanny

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German and Turk were front and center to celebrate 24 years of Breckenridge Brewery! They closed off Kalamath between 4th and 5th in what will be the last anniversary bash at their current location. This was an amazing event with a pig roast, 6 bands, great people and of course, tasty suds. Every band rocked the stages hard and got us all dancing! It was our first time seeing the Magic Beans who were unbelievable. They did a bluegrass rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tuesday’s Gone!!! During the show we had many a guests including Todd Thibault, Todd Usry and Matt Eldridge from Breck. They gave us the lowdown on 24 years and the plans moving forward into their new brewery on South Santa Fe. We also talked to Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing and Julia Wellington from Copper Kettle about their fundraising event A Night to Remember. Dan Rabin came on to talk about his new book Colorado Breweries.  We even let Gary V on the show with his partner in crime Katie Nierling who also reps for Fort Collins Brewery. This was such a fun day that will never be repicated. Thanks to the breck crew (especially Sarah, Tebo, Usry and Matt), and all the supporters of this trend setting brewery for making this happen.

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Kalamath Street Shut Down

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He sure was tasty

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Turk, Nicol and Dan Rabin

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The Magic Beans

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Turk finally got a hold of a vintage Strawberry Wheat Bottle