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 Jones, Arvada 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.
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!
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.
PODCASTS COMING… Technical Difficulties
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.
Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: 14th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Saturday January 11th, 2014
Third year in a row we had the honor of broadcasting from Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines at the beautiful Vail Cascade! This was the 14th annual and it was BIG! 137 breweries in a new venue! All the great symposiums, dinners, educational seminars and of course the Grand tasting! Laura and Bill Lodge know what they are doing and it shows! Want to thank Laura and Bill, The Vail Cascade, Holiday Inn Apex West Vail, Elite Brands of Colorado.the cabbie who found my phone, and, of course, all the amazing people who make up the craft beer scene!
We talked to several guests including Todd Thibault and Yeager Sharpe from Breckenridge Brewery, Michelle Maloney from the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, PJ Hoberman from Denver off the Wagon and Imbibe, David Thibodeau and Arlo Grammatica from Ska, Sean Nook from Black Bottle Brewery, Bess Dougherty and Shannon Berner from The Wynkoop, and Gary V.
Our first stop on the way to Vail! Dillon Dam Brewery! Big thanks to Cory Forster for hosting us and letting us sip some of his amazing medal winning brews! And we had a solid meal to get a nice base going for what was to come! Get the Chicken Fried Chicken here if you haven’t before.
The Fireside Program has become so popular they had to move to an additional venue! Hanging with some great craft beer folks including John & Will from Three Barrel Brewing, the Strange gang, The Caution Folks, Harry from Black Sky, the Echo twins and many more!
Had to get our grub on Friday night! Steve and Leslie from Bootstrap Brewing, Daniel and Dennis from Echo Brewing, Danny & Betty from Caution, Nathaniel, Andrea and the crew from Big Choice and the Kearns family from Stapleton Tap House!
The Cigar and Beer Pairing event at the Vail Cascade. Thanks Paul for putting this on! A lot of fun conversations and happening around this fire on Friday night!
Late night Shenanigans at the Fireside Lounge! Arlo, Tebo and Harry included.
This guy was definitely prepared for the grand tasting!
Stacy and Stephen Pauwels from Boulevard!
Telluride Brewing’s Chris Fish at the Elite Brands Afterparty!
This is how we got through this bottle! Take a slug and pass it around! John Sliter from Elite Brands gets us started!
You don’t even want to know! Late night at the Fireside with Arlo, Todd Usry and Tebo!
Lots of guests and beer banter here. Jason and Lucas Forgy filled us in on two years of serving fine craft beer and wonderful food from 1530 Blake St. in Downtown Denver.
Ska Head Brewer Thomas Larsen and Sales Manager Arlo Grammatica also joined in talking about their upcoming 17 year anniversary bash, new beers coming out from Ska and much more.
Also joining in on the fun was Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault live from Pagosa Springs, and Sam Scruby and Luke Franklin from Upslope Brewing who provided a peach firkin at Freshcraft and have some killer new beers out including their GABF gold medal winning Pumpkin Ale.