Saturday March 28th 2015
Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor filled in while Turk was pouring beers in Asheville NC. In Hour one they talked to special guests from Joyride Brewing Company: owner Dave Bergen and brewer Nathan Lincoln. They are rocking out amazing beers with a real cool taproom at 25th and Sheridan in Edgewater. Great to finally get these guys in. We also chatted with Todd Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two owner David Lin and head brewer Marks Lanham from Comrade Brewing Company joined the fray. They have been turning heads with their Superpower IPA. Marks is former head brewer at Grand Teton, Boneyard and Barley Browns and really knows how to work with hops. David comes from Dry Dock Brewing Company. We also had on the line Terry Martin who is a local homebrewer who is helping a local non-profit organize a home brew tasting event in Denver on April 24. Salus World helps with mental health issues in war torn regions, like Malaysia. She’s looking for local homebrewers to donate 2.5 gallons (or so) of up to 2 styles of their beer. Basically, they’ll be pouring their beer for a good cause, helping to raise awareness of the non-profit. The event is in RiNo, at the Posner Center, on April 24. Contact her at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Two winners will be selected, a judges choice and a people’s choice. Winners will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to a local homebrew shop. We also gave you a healthy dose of Brew News You Can Use.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14th 2015
Adam Dunbar who is the Mountain West District Manager for Green Flash Brewing sat in and co hosted with Turk this week. We talked new Green Flash releases including a single hop series and about their brand new barrel aging and funktifying facility. In hour one we had on Matthew Fuerst who owns and operated Grandma’s House. This is a collective brewery where he brews his own and allows other brewery-in-planning folks to use his system and tap for the public. Of course he has Bingo nights, rocking chairs and cross stitched logos. He is doing a really cool thing there at Mexico and Broadway in Denver. In hour two we finally had Alan Simons who is the head brewer at Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. They recently had a rebranding effort. He makes a killer double IPA you need to try and they are tinkering with sour beers too. Make this a stop for you next time you are in or near Summit County. We also caught you up to date on front range beer news brougt to you by Mobile Canning.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7th 2015
Turk and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor hosted in studio today! Big news this week was the Budweiser Superbowl ad. We got guest reax! In hour one we had back in John Fiorilli who is head of brewing operations for the Mountain Sun‘s string of breweries and pubs. February is Stout Month and Mountain Sun has been doing this for 22 years. John has prepared over 600 kegs of stout deliciousness to tap. Check the list of events HERE! We also hit on all things Mountain Sun. In hour two Scott Witsoe and Pat McNerney jumped in from Wit’s End Brewing. Scott announced that Pat is the new head brewer which will free Scott up for more outside account sales and execution of their 600 percent expansion going from a 1 barrel brewery to a 7 barrel one. We sampled several of their beers and talked about what’s next for this hot brewery. They of course won medals last year at GABF and World Beer Cup for the Jean-Claude Van Blonde. Great things coming for this brewery! Tebo jumped in to talk about his craft beer bar of the week and to hit us up on happenings at Breckenridge Brewery. Also a healthy dose of Brew News You Can Use from Mobile Canning.
SATURDAY JANUARY 31st 2015
Nicol Winkler (AKA the Thirsty German) and Turk hosted in studio this week. News of the week was AB/Inbev buying Elysian Brewing. We got reaction from our guests. In hour one we talked to Aubrey Hall of Hall Brewing Company. He has a killer brewery he handbuilt in Parker. They also have a taproom on Main St. in Parker as well. We talked about his brews, a possible rebranding and much more. In hour two the twins Daniel and Dennis Richards from Echo Brewing Company in Frederick and Erie jumped in. These guys have turned in a lot of medals in just a couple years of professional brewing. You really should check out their brewpub in downtown Erie! They are now canning and bottling some bombers too. We also did our weekly with Breck Brew’s Todd Thibault and rolled out Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use.
In Hour One, we were very happy to welcome in Josh and Angie Grenz and Joe and Keri Akers from Verboten Brewing!! They are located at 1550 Taurus Ct in Loveland! Instead of following German Purity laws from the 16th Century, they will throw just about any ingredient into their fine brews. We talked about their story, the beer-scene in Loveland and sampled some of their beers! We also had our weekly chat with Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault. He hit on Crazy Mountain having first dibs to buy their current brewhouse at 471 Kalamath and about some events they will be involved in coming up!
In Hour Two we brought in Dan Chacon, Andrew Burton and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor. Dan is their beer buyer, Andrew runs the spirits department and Daniel is one of the managers! We talked about shelf space, transparency in what is “craft” beer, Colorado made liquor and much more. We also caught up with Strange Brewing‘s Tim Myers to talk about the on going legal battle they are having with Strange Brew Beer & Wine Making Supplies. We also talked about some new beers he and John are rolling out!
In Hour One: We opened with Mobile Canning‘s Brew News You Can Use and then talked to Brandon Proff, Bryan Leavelle and Andrew Strasberg from Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew at 2810 Larimer St. in Denver. These guys are making some amazing brews in the RiNo neighborhood. We sampled a couple of their beers, talked about their story, hit on Colorado Craft Beer Week events and much more. We also rapped with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery about the Stranahan Barrel Aged Pandora’s Bock and Colorado Craft Beer Week events they are involved in, which is many! Check www.breckbrewcom for the full list or visit the Colorado Craft Beer Week website!
In Hour Two: The Gubna jumped on from Detroit as Oskar Blues is launching Michigan this week. Also joining us was Ricardo Cabrera from World of Beer Cherry Creek. They have a soft opening this Wednesday March 13th! They are located at 660 S. Colorado Blvd and will have 50 taps and 543 other beers in bottles and cans! Launched 6 years ago, World of Beer already has 38 locations in 13 states. Ricardo gave us their concept, talked about weekly events they hold and much more. Get onto FB and like their page and join us Wednesday for their soft opening! We closed out the show talking to Warren Monteiro who was named Wynkoop Brewing’s Beer Drinker of the Year just a couple weeks ago. We talked about his resume, the judging and about his fables career in beer.
Thanks to the OMFMB guys, Ricardo from World of Beer, his cousin Jose and Warren for making this show a great one!
As always a blast to broadcast from Arvada Beer Company!
In Hour One we threw out a ton of Brew News You Can Use and also had Firestone Walker Rocky Mountain Rep Elizabeth Kagan in with us to talk about their lineup, head brewer Matt Brynildson and about the latest Sucaba Barleywine release. We also chatted with Breck Brew’s Todd Thibault who was wrapping up Arizona Beer Week.
In Hour Two we talked to Cary and Kelly from ABC about new beers, brew classes, an expansion and some canned beers barring approval from the TTB. We also had Steve Kuftinec, Co-Owner, President and VP of Sales at Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing on the phone with us. Their Colorado rep Bill Evenson joined us in person with some samples as well. We talked about Uinta’s greening efforts, their lineup, the upcoming canning project and much more. They are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year!