Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado

Colorado Craft Beer Show December 8, 2012

The boys were back in studio this week with some very cool guests as well as brew news you can use!

In Hour One we had Shad Chancey and Taylor Wise in from Grossenbart Brewery.

They are in the set up stages for a nanobrewery somewhere in the Boulder or Broomfield area. Grossenbart means big beard or big head in German. Each of their beers named after a beard style. We talked to them about their idea, sampled some of their beers and of course talked beards! You might be surprised on what facial hair name you are sporting! We also of course talked to our Beer Despondent Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. They have a ton of events this season and some new beers. Plus he once again guaranteed us Breck is staying in Colorado.

 

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In Hour Two we brought in Carol White and Mike Laur from the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado. They have their 6th edition maps out which will would make one very fine holiday gift for that beer lover in your family or circle of friends. A map so useful, you’ll wonder how you survived so long without one. It will delight and enthrall you as it helps you find your own little piece of Beer Heaven. From megabrewers to bucketbrewers, our beautiful, full-color map pint-points the hoppiest, happiest, and hippest hangouts on the Colorado Beer Scene. With 168 brewing operations to visit and explore, you’ll never wander again without the wisdom of where to find your next beer. It’s completely revised, updated and brand new for 2012. Our 6th Edition is the best yet, full of detailed information on Colorado breweries, brewpubs, homebrew suppliers, historic watering holes, beer bars, beer styles, colors and tastes.

Carol and Mike are beer detectives and you know their hands are full trying to keep track of all the new and upcoming breweries. BDG2C also releases news stories on opening breweries so make sure you check them out but most importantly grab that craft beer you know a map for the holidays. You can find them in liquor stores, breweries, The Tattered Cover and of course online at the link above.

We then brought in Brian and Khara O’Connel from Renegade Brewing Company. They releases a lot of news this week as they will be canning two more beers: their 5:00 Afternoon Ale and the Elevation Triple IPA. They also plan to open the Renegade Publik House next March in the DU area at Evans and Broadway. They will hold 5-8 taps of their own and 12-15 guest taps. They will also offer gourmet pizzas and salads that accompany the beers they have on tap! Very cool news for Renegade after just 18 month of being open!

 

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The Colorado Craft Beer Show Christmas Gift Guide

1.) The Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado:
Updated and Revised! The 6th Edition Colorado Beer Map is packed with all the information you’ll ever need to enjoy the Beer and Scenery of Colorado! Two sided with a map of every brewery in the state and landmarks, proper glassware guide, smell and taste guide much more. And, if that isn’t enough, it’s stuffed full of  Coupons worth over $250 in Free Beer, Glassware, and Discounts on Homebrew Supplies! $13.95
2.) Brew Class at Arvada Beer Company:
On select Sundays, for $25 per person, you get your first pint of beer and a 6 pack of the beer made that day when it is ready ( limited to the first 10 people who sign up) .If you want to just come watch and ask questions, our classes cost $10 each person, which includes your first beer. All Classes start at 9 am with mash in and should end around 3 pm. Must be over 21 to attend class. $25.00
3.) Pitchfork Pinups Colorado Craft Brewers Calendar
The 2013 Colorado Craft Brewers 12 month wall calendar features a different Colorado brewery each month. Through the lens of local photographer Darren Mahuron you get to see the colorful personalities behind each of these innovative and unique breweries that call Colorado home. Travel through the state and visit each of their 2013 “pinups”, learn about their specialty brews, recipes, a brewery farm and a brew school. $14.95
4.) Homebrewing Starter Kit from The Brew Hut
For that beer lover in your world that wants to get into homebrewing, the Brew Hut at Chambers and Hampden in Aurora can get you set up. With different levels of start-up kits ranging from 135 to 295 dollars, they have you covered. We like the Super Ultra Mega Deluxe Equipment Kit! $135.00  to 295.00

5.) 2013 Cellar Reserve Membership from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project


This 400 person membership will include 10 different (750 ml bottle) offerings from Barrel aged and sour beer specialists Crooked Stave. You will also get  a few pieces of exclusive Crooked Stave members gear/items including stemmed glassware, first opportunity at all the beers coming out of our Barrel Cellar and a member discount when visiting their taproom. The membership runs from Jan 1st through Dec 31st, 2013  $300.00
6.) Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster
Self Explanatory but would look great on any beer geeks wall! May We suggest this one from Mostly Posters $8.99
7.) Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale Mini Keg
Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado is releasing its annual holiday beer, Christmas Ale, in a new package – the 5-liter/1.32-gallon mini-keg. Yielding ten pints, the festive package is just right for holiday gatherings. May we suggest shopping at Argonaut Wine & Liquor or Atlas Valley Wine & Spirits $17.99
8.) Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado’s Breweries
This book tells the story of each of these institutions, detailing their histories, quirks and signature beers. Author Ed Sealover spent two years traveling the state and speaking with brewers to learn what makes each place special, from the world-renowned New Belgium Brewing Company to Silverton Brewery, which is located in a town so isolated that it shuts its taproom down six months out of the year. This book is a perfect companion for beer geeks, tourists or travelers who want to find a one-of-a-kind experience throughout Colorado. It features stories and maps for curious beer drinkers to explore the Napa Valley of beer. $21.99
9.) American Homebrewers Association Membership
Purchasing an AHA membership for the homebrewer or beer enthusiast in your life is easier than ever. Simply purchase and AHA Gift Card online, valid for a one-year US AHA membership, and they’ll send you the AHA Gift Card to give as a present. AHA Gift Cards are activated online by the card holder. It’s no hassle for you and just as easy for him/her. AHA offers the following Membership Benefits:
·         Zymurgy magazine & eZymurgy
·         AHA Member Deals
·         AHA Forum
·         Homebrewopedia
·         AHA Rallies
·         Competition, Event & Book Discounts
$38.00 for 1 year $68.00 for 2 year $97.00 for 3 year and $600 for lifetime
10.) Beer Magazine Subscriptions
Highly suggest getting that friend or loved one a subscription to one or several beer mags. Check out Beer Advocate, Draft Magazine, or Beer Connoisseur, From $4.95

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 6-16-2012

A packed show this week! We had several in studio guests including Carol White from the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado, Jesse Englunds-Rohlf from The West End Tavern, Bess Dougherty who was just hired as The Wynkoop‘s first female brewer, Nicol Winker from the Crafty Ladies, and Dry Dock Brewing Company‘s head brewer Doug Hyndman.

Carol talked about the 6th Edition of the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado with over 250 dollars worth of savings and free beer. Jesse filled us in on the menu (both food and beer) at The West End Tavern. He brought in some ribs and also talked about their IPA tap takeover for JulIPA. All month, nothing but IPA’s on tap at the West End. Bess Dougherty hit on being the first female brewer at The Wynkoop. She has the battle wounds to prove it too! Nicol talked about the ever popular Craft Ladies beer club. Over 400 women strong and still growing. Doug talked about Dry Dock’s new facility plans at Tower and i70. He also talked about their award winning brews.

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