Andrew Emerton

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Hops & Pie’s Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest Saturday July 20th 2013

We broadcasted live from Hops & Pie‘s Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest! 20 kegs and over 20 bottles of some of the finest sour and wild beers on earth!Chandra Ruiz was our special guest co host. She runs the Funk’n Wild Beer Club that meets quarterly at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids.

In Hour One we threw out Mobile Canning‘s Brew News You Can Use segment. We then were joined by Brian Horton and Jeff Aragon from Paradox Beer Company. Since they opened in September of 2012, Paradox has been making some great barrel aged and sour brews at their location in Woodland Park and they also are distributing in the metro! They had Skully #3 Currant Sour on tap at the fest! We also tried their amazing Summer Barleywine. We then chatted with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery about some upcoming events they are involved.  We closed out the hour with Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing. They had 3 taps and some more bottles at the fest! Andrew talked about Oskar Blackberry Love, Tart Lychee and Biere de Peach as well as some other new on some Lips of Faith releases.

HOUR ONE

 

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In Hour Two we led off with Ryan Bogart from Odell Brewing. we talked about Friek and some new brews Odell is going to be releasing. We also talked about their 12 pack samplers that will change during different seasons. Drew Watson from Hops & Pie then our special guest. We talked about throwing a 40 + beer sour fest, events they have coming up and about their amazing food. We closed out the hour with Cary Floyd of Arvada Beer Company.

HOUR TWO

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 31st Annual Great American Beer Festival 10-13-2012

We were very honored to be the only broadcast crew inside the halls of Great American Beer Festival! As the medal ceremony was wrapping up we had several guests on!

In Hour One we led off with a little scene set from the 31st annual GABF! We were then joined by General Manager at the Publican in Chicago Katie Syracopoulos. We also talked with Adam Trattler from Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. We then were joined by a very overworked Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. He gave us the lowdown on what it’s like to be involved in dozens of events and having to get beer practically everywhere during GABF week. We closed out the hour with John Winter from Lone Tree Brewing Company!

 

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In Hour Two folks started pouring out of the awards ceremony. We announced some of those winners and Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing jumped on. They won two medals! Brewers Association Craft Beer Program Director Julia Herz also joined us to talk about some of the medal winners and about 31 years of GABF! Strange Brewing Company co owner Tim Myers also joined us right after learning they had won a Bronze for their Dr. Strangelove Barleywine! Next up was Andy Brown and Marty Jones from the Wynkoop to talk about their Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. Our next guests were Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck from Funkwerks who grabbed gold medals with their Belgian Style Strong and their Saison. But that was just the beginning, as they also received the Small Brewery of the Year Award! Upslope also won a silver medal in the American Style Brown category and head brewer Alex Violette joined us. We closed out the show with Ska President Dave Thibodeau who was a skunked as far as medals and was a little sour! We love him dearly though!

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 7-14-12 Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar New Belgium Tap Takeover

A great time had by all at Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar‘s New Belgium Brewing Tap Takeover!

In Hour 1 we talked to Parry’s owner and all around workaholic David Parry. We also grabbed Thibault who was live from the Breckenridge Brewfest. We also chatted with Dave Butler from Fermentedly Challenged who was live from the 3rd Annual Beer Bloggers Conference in Indianapolis.

 

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In Hour 2 we spent a half hour with Matt Jones and Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing. We talked about their sour program, La Folie, their new beer Red Hoptober and some new Lips of Faith to be hitting stores soon. We closed out the show with Parry’s beer stud Greg Brill and GM Melanie Whitcomb. You need to get into Parry’s and check out their constantly rotating 50 tap handles. Their shop in Castle Rock about to go to 50 taps as well!

 

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