Bridgette Geiger

Craft Beer Show Podcasts April 11, 18 and 25 and May 2 2015

Saturday May 2nd 2015 South Denver Beer Fest

5-2 1

5-2 2

5-2 3

5-2 4

5-2 5

Can’t thank Mike and Dan from Beer Craving enough for having us for the 3rd consecutive year at the South Denver Beer Fest at Clement Park in Littleton. Over 80 breweries and 200 beers to choose from, this festival really has it all with live music, food, spirits and other great vendors come together to really kick off the beer festival season. This year Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House  sat in with me. Ha a little technical difficulties to start but we got rolling with our first interview with Jeff Mendel who is a partner at Left Hand Brewing as well as sits on the board for the Forward Steps Foundation. They are putting together a fundraiser for theior program which raises money that will support former foster youth enrolled at Community College of Denver get degrees. It will be at Amato’s Ale House on Thursday May 28th from 5:30 to 9:00 and you can get tickets here. We then talked to Tebo about their new IPA, Summerbright Ale, the new digs and much more. We fit in as many guests as we could after that and talked to Lone Tree Brewing‘s Bridgette Geiger, Locavore Beer Work‘s Andy Nelson, Sanitas’ Drew Owens, Peak to Peak Tap Room‘s Gordon McKennon, 38 State Brewing‘s Mike Keating, Breck Brew‘s Todd Usry and Destihl Brewing‘s Aaron Chadwick. Also in hour two was some Brew News You Can Use! We had a blast at this festival and really nudge you to make sure you are there next year!

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

Saturday April 25th 2015

4-25 3

4-25 2

4-25 1

It had to eventually happen… The man, the myth, the legend Mike Nelson (Beer Despondent Number 2) co hosted with Turk today in studio. And he did a stellar job too. We led off the show with Will Carlson from Beerporium who has some unfortunate news as he has been diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Some breweries and the Knights of Columbus have teamed together for a fundraiser being called Tasters for Life which will take place on Saturday May 16th from 1-7 pm at the Knights of Columbus at 1555 Grant St. Please take some time to stop by on this date and support a guy who has done a ton for the Colorado Craft Beer Community. We then got our weekly update from Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two we had in Goldspot Brewing Company‘s  Matt Hughes (head brewer) and Ryan Abernathy (Tap Room Manager) and Jesse Brookstein from Call to Arms Brewing Company. Had fun sampling Goldspot’s stuff and talking about their brewery at 4970 Lowell Blvd near Regis University. Jesse and Call to Arms plan to open later this summer at 46th and Tennyson in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Jesse comes from Avery Brewing and their is a lot of anticipation for these guys to open. And of course a nice dose of Brew News You Can Use!

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

4-25 5

4-25 4

Saturday April 18th 2015

Argonaut Wine & Liquor‘s Daniel Ekker filled in for Turk who was in Portland for the CBC. This was a big show with a ton going on. The awesome Marty Jones was Daniel’s co host. Marty has been the brain behind some of the best marketing ideas for breweries in the state including Oskar Blues, Great Divide and the Wynkoop. Guests in hour one were Taylor Rees, Austin Wiley and Darren Boyd who just opened up Spangalang Brewery at 27th and Welton in an old DMV building.  These guys all came from Great Divide so you know they will come out with great beers right out of the gate! In Hour two Ron Vaughn from Argonaut Wine & Liquor jumped in to talk about the ever-important Keep Colorado Local Campaign which is fighting the full strength beer in grocery stores initiative.  This is a very important issue for your local breweries so please take a look at what they are saying. Wayne Anderson from Spirit Hound Distillers in Longmont also jumped in to talk about his spirits and their stance on the Keep Colorado Local Campaign. Of course we talked to Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery and did Brew News You Can Use as well.

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

Saturday April 11th 2015

4-11 1

4-11 2

Turk and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House hosted the show today in studio. In Hour one we caught up with Chris Phelps (Co-Owner / Brewer) and Dave Barron (Co-Owner / Sales) from Saint Patrick’s Brewing CompanyThese guys specialize in crafting lagers and have made over 80 different kinds including traditional, experimental and reinventing ales as lagered beers. They just opened their new taproom and brewery at Littleton Blvd and Santa Fe! We also caught up with our man Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two Andrew Curtis joined the fun. He is the metro sales rep for Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company in Dillon. They’ve been brewing traditional ales and lagers in Dillon since 1997. Head brewer Dave Simmons makes some amazing lagers including a dunkel, helles and pilsner. A recent expansion has them hitting it hard lately. We also did a healthy Brew News You Can Use segment brought to you by Mobile Canning.

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO

 

Download Link

4-11 3

4-11 4

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcasts: January 17th and 24th 2014

Saturday January 24th 2014 Rockyard American Grill & Brewery

1-24 8

The Beer Show, Rockyard, and Pagosa Brewing Crews

We were invited by Jim, Jelly, Mike and the Gang at Rockyard for a special broadcast in the Big House production facility! Boone from Kannah Creek Brewing was the special co host! Jim Stinson the brewmaster at Rockyard sat in most of the show as well and we talked about their new 22 ounce offerings Leroy Biere de Garde and the new Grand Cru. We also talked about a Maibock collab they were brewing today with Pagosa Brewing Company for Collab Fest in March. Also on hand was a big contingency of home brewers from the Rock Hoppers Brew Club. Winner’s were announced for their Biere de Rock Belgian style AHA sanctioned home brew competition. The “Jellyman” Kjell Wygant joined in to talk about his one off offerings he does every Friday at 4 pm. Other guests included Tony Simmons from Pagosa Brewing, Billy Beeson and Brian Pramov from the Rock Hoppers, Tim Myers from Strange Craft Beer and Bridgette Geiger of Lone Tree Brewing Company. Strange, Lone Tree, Pagosa and Rockyard all selected their Pro Am winners that will be entered into the 2015 comp. And of course you know Tebo joined us from Breckenridge Brewery. This was a real blast and a damn unique show! Big thanks to the crew for having us out on a real busy day at Rockyard!

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

1-24 1

Billy Beeson and Brian Pramov of the Rock Hoppers

1-24 2

1-24 3

Boone and Turk

1-24 4

Brewmaster Jim Stinson

1-24 5

1-24 6

Jim and the “Jellyman” Kjell Wygant

1-24 7

1-24 9

Yep – this is their restroom

1-24 10

Tim from Strange

Saturday January 17th 2014 with Odd 13 and Alpine Dog Brewing

1-17 1

Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande and Turk were in studio today with some special guests in the house! In hour one Strange Craft Beer Co’s Tim Myers jumped on to talk about a new Ruby Street homebrewing set up for folks in wheelchairs. We were then joined by Ryan Scott of Odd 13 Brewing in Lafayette. He and his crew have been rocking out some phenomenal sour beers lately and we were able to give Blucifer a try. They will be releasing these in cans as seasonals. We also sampled some Eric the Red, Doctor Wildcat, Papa Selenus and Spruce Campbell. Really been impressed with what Odd 13 is cranking out these days! Also this hour we talked with Tebo about all things Breckenridge Brewery and he did his first installment of Colorado Craft Beer Bar of the Week. This week it was The Canteen Tap House & Tavern in Breckenridge.

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

In Hour two we welcomed in Gardiner Hammond who is the head brewer and owner at Alpine Dog Brewing Company on Colfax and Ogden. He opened up in November and has some real fun and great beers to offer. We sampled his Imperial Red and Stout. We also caught up with Catherine Peters from the Bark Bar in Denver who had to recently shut down due to zoning issues.  After a handful of neighbors complained of noise, parking and drunken behavior, the city determined Denver zoning code doesn’t allow restaurants or bars to have off leash dog yards. She plans on re opening somewhere in Wheatridge. This show was packed and is a really good listen for you!

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

1-17 2

1-17 3

1-17 4

1-17 5

Colorado Craft Beer Show Podcasts December 6th, 13th and 20th

Saturday December 20th Beer in Review 2014

12-20 2

Nicol Winler AKA The Thirsty German and Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild sat in the whole show as we went through the year in beer in Colorado. We talked best beers of the beer, best new breweries, trends, what to look for in 2015 and we also sampled some very fine Holiday brews. We also had a chat with Shay Wasson and Savannah Wilt form Via Baci Modern Italian Bistro in for their votes. Of course Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault weighed in as well.

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

12-20 1

Saturday December 13th Epic Brewing Company 

12-13 7

We were stoked to be invited out to Epic Brewing Company for their holiday party with Saint Nick and a cookie and beer pairing. Firestone Walker‘s Elizabeth Isenbart co hosted with us. We were joined by Epic Tap Room Manager Jennie Richau, Beer Ambassador Eric Matelski, and owner and founder Dave Cole. Todd Thibault jumped in to talk about Bourbon barrel Aged Imperial 72 and Christmas Ale from Breckeridge Brewery. Other guests included Santa Claus and the cookie makers Kristi Peltz, Zeni Whitall, Bonnie Skells and Chelsea Magin. Kristi Pelts won with her Utah Sage Saison Lemon Bars. Get tickets for their Annual Holiday Brunch with Big Kiwi’s Gourmet Eats. Justin Hugill of Big Kiwi also jumped on to give us details. All cookies were tremendous and we can’t thank the Epic gang enough for having us come in for their Christmas party!

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

12-13 5

12-13 6

12-13 1

12-13 2

12-13 3

12-13 4

Saturday December 6th at Lone Tree Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary Party

12-6 6

Lone Tree Brewing Company was so kind to invite us out for their 3rd Anniversary Party as they released some very big news. Stacy Turk sat in for co hosting duties today! John Winter and Jason Wiedmaier joined us to talk about some really massive growth plans. We are very excited to see them gain an additional 3,600 square feet, a fully automatic Cask canning line, a new 20 barrel brewhouse and a fourth can which will be Hoptree Double IPA. The canning line is in, the brewhouse is on the way, and the Hoptree cans should be ready to roll by summer. All this allowing Lone Tree to triple their production. This is really great news. They also say they are toying with some sour beers that can be kept away from their brew system in their new space behind the taproom. Cheers for a big 2015 coming up for Lone Tree Brewing Company! Guests included owners John and Jason Winter, brewers Josh West and Jerry Siote. We also talked to Tap Room Manager Amber Davis-Sato and Sales Manager Bridgette Geiger.

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link 

12-6 5

12-6 2

12-6 3

Colorado Craft Beer Show Saturday June 21st 2014 Lone Tree Brewing Company

 

LTBC_logo_original_withTM

We broadcasted live from the patio at Lone Tree Brewing Company. Laura Vande Zande from Renegade Brewing Company! Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery also sat in for most of the show! We talked to John Winter, Amber Davis-Sato and Bridgette Geiger from Lone Tree about the new summer beers on tap and ones to be released. We talked about the growing pains of a brewery once you distribute yourself and add cans to the mix. We hit events they are involved with coming up and a whole lot more. We also had on Sean Dugan from Elevation Beer Company to talk about what’s new coming out of their Poncha Springs brewery. We did Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use and threw out what is going on up and down the front range in beer!

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

6-21 1

6-21 2

6-21 3

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday December 7th 2013 Lone Tree Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary Party

We had the honor of broadcasting at the home of some great friends this brisk Saturday! Lone Tree Brewing Company has long been a supporter of what we do at the beer show and we were stoked when they asked us to come down to do the show on their 2nd Birthday! Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor co hosted with Turk as we talked to the gang behind LTBC! John, Jason, Bridgette, Greg, Amber and Josh came on with us and talked about two amazing years and about their future. If you have not been in to Lone Tree Brewing Company, we would love if you did at some point! They make beers to style but have fun as well as we had a Snickerdoodle and a Twix beer! Thanks and much love to the crew at Lone Tree Brewing!

Todd Thibault joined us from Breckenridge Brewery as he was just hanging out having a beer with Senator Mark Udall. Bernadette Ortiz from Columbine Label Company also jumped on as Lone Tree uses them to make their beer labels!

HOUR ONE:

 

Download Link

HOUR TWO:

 

Download Link

 

 

Lone Tree Brewing Company Joins the Colorado Craft Beer Show Family

Very honored to announce that Lone Tree Brewing Company is our latest and greatest sponsor! We’ve known Jason, John, Bridgette, Josh and the whole crew there for a couple years and are super stoked to have them join the family!

Lone Tree Brewing Company is a European-style craft brewery and tasting room. Small and family friendly, with an emphasis on sampling small handcrafted batch brews and sharing the experience with fellow beer lovers. Opening Lone Tree Brewing Company means much more to partners John Winter and Jason Wiedmaier than just serving beer. To them, it is about creating a community atmosphere where people who share their excitement in the science, experimentation, and development of a hand craft beer feel right at home.

The crew at Lone Tree Brewing Company craft some awesome beers, where you will find anything from a Helles to a Russian Imperial Stout. They are also now bottling and distributing their Outta Range Pale Ale and Acres O’Green Irish Red.

Lone Tree Brewing Company is located at 8200 Park Meadows Dr. in Lone Tree! Right across from Furniture Row at Park Meadows!

Taproom Hours:

12-8 pm Mon – Wed, 12-9 Thu, 12-10 Fri, 11-10 Sat, and 11-8 on Sundays!

Every Monday enjoy a $3.00 discount on your growler refill and a $1.00 off of your half growler refill. Must be a Lone Tree growler to receive discount.

Stop in and tell em thanks for supporting the Colorado Craft Beer Show!