Sometimes you have to pinch yourself and say your dreaming! Well, this was another one of those times where we found ourselves with our 4th invite to Big Beers in Vail! Yep, Laura Lodge was kind enough to have us back for 3 days of crazy fun. If you’ve never been to Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines – we suggest you put it on your bucket list. From educational seminars to insanely thought out beer dinners to a grand tasting that is TRULY grand. Big Beers has it all! Throw in the Vail Casade for lodging and the beauty of Vail Valley and you get blown away. Laura and Bill Lodge took great care again and invited us to the Epic/Sam Adams Beer Dinner. We also did Beer Yoga, skied, sat in the bar and met countless beer heroes. It gets better every year! We just wish we were able to take more and better photos.
Thibault and Stacy sat in for the show and we talked to a ton of people. In hour caught up with New Belgium Brewing‘s Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert and Sensory Specialist Lauren Salazar, John Carlson of the Colorado Brewers Guild, Dogfish Head‘s Sam Galagione, and Ska Brewing‘s co-owner and founder Dave Thibodeau.
In hour two we led off with Boston Beer Company Brewmaster Jennifer Glanville. We then caught up with Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande, Caution Brewing‘s Danny and Betty Wang and Epic Brewing‘s head brewer Jordan Schupbach.
Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Caution Brewing Company West Grand Opening Saturday January 18, 2014
We had the super huge privilege to broadcast from Caution Brewing Company West at 1057 South Wadsworth in Lakewood! It was their huge grand Opening event with day long festivities and we were honored that Danny and Betty Wang had us out! Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery co hosted! They had 8 amazing beers on tap today and will eventually get to 16. They also have a facility in East Denver on 39th that you need to check out too! This is the first Denver brewery to open a second location in state!
We had several guests on the show including Danny and Betty Wang, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Jason Wiedemaier from Lone Tree Brewing, and Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing. We also talked to Chandra Ruiz from Funk’N Wild and Sarah Del Rosario from the Orange Crunch Food Truck to talk about the Breweries and Foodies Festival to take place on Friday January 31st from 6 to 11 pm at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. This is a Colorado Benefit for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines. 45 bucks, over 25 breweries and 7 food trucks! The grub is included in ticket price! You can get your tickets HERE.