Chad Christofferson

Craft Beer Show Brewcasts: Saturday February 21st and Saturday February 28th 2015

Saturday February 28th 2015 Chain Reaction and Liquid Mechanics Brewing

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Turk hosted all by his lonesome this week in studio but he was in good company. In hour one we hung with Zack and Chad Christofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing CompanyWe talked about the upcoming Collaboration Fest, their barrel aging, that Superbowl ad and much more. We also checked in with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. In Hour two we sat down with Davin Helden, Seth Townsend and Eric Briggs from Liquid Mechanics Brewing in Lafayette. These guys opened about 6 months ago and are rocking out some clasic style clean brews. They are located off of Highway 287 at Baseline and well worth a stop for you. Look for good things form these guys!  We also did Brew News You Can Use brought to you by Mobile Canning.

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Saturday February 21st 2015 with Twisted Pine Brewing and Ratio Beerworks

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Nicol Winkler aka The Thirsty German filled in for Turk who was slacking up in Vail Valley at the Winter Wondergrass Festival. Val Lark from Twisted Pine Brewing Company sat in for the show as did Jason Zumbrunnen and Zach Lowery from Ratio Beerworks. Jason is knocking it out of the park already at Ratio which just opened at 2920 Larimer St. He has prior experience at AC Golden. These guys came out swinging and are killing it already. Val is one of the most fun people you will ever meet and she is the sales rep for Twisted Pine in Denver. Bob Baile and crew have been slamming out crazy good beers in Boulder for nearly 20 years. They won gold in 2014 at the World Beer Cup with their Big Shot Espresso Stout and have another two World Beer Cup medals and 8 GABF medals. Nicol also had her Tebo time and did Brew News You Can Use.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Podcasts November 15th, 22nd and 29th 2014

Saturday November 15th 2014 High Plains Tap House 1 Year Anniversary

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We have a great new sponsor in High Plains Tap House and we were super stoked when they asked us to come out and hang for their 1 year anniversary party. The kindest receptions we’ve ever had as you will see below! Stacy Turk sat in today and co hosted. Guests included Nate and Laura Fleming who own and operate High Plains, Joel Scally from Odyssey Beerwerks , Mike Cugini and Ben Christianson from Rockyard American Grill and Brewery and Zack Christofferson and Brian Blainey from Chain Reaction Brewing. We HIGHLY suggest you come out and see these folks when you get a chance in Littleton at Wadsworth and Chatfield. A nice wide variety of craft beers from around the world, a delightful food menu, an 80 inch TV and some of the nicest folks you will meet! Get down and say hello!

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Saturday November 22nd 2014 with the Blue Spruce Brewing and Brewery Rickoli Gangs

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Turk hosted alone in studio today as he has been quite forgetful lately and went to work without securing a co host. But no worries as we had some great guests come in to hang out. In Hour One we had in Rick and Tim Kane from Blue Spruce Brewing Company in Centennial at Colorado Blvd and County Line Rd. Rick and Tim are a father son team who along with mom Theresa run a very cool brewery and Mazatlan Style kitchen to boot. We talked about a collaboration beer they did with seven other C-470 area breweries that will be tapped at all the locations on December 5th. It’s called Bock C-470. We also sampled some fine fall brews they are rocking right now. In Hour Two we sat down with Rick and Jaqua Abitbol as well as Todd Williamson from Brewery Rickoli in Wheatridge at 43rd and Wadsworth. We talked about his hook up with Sam Adam’s Brewing the American Dream program, making gluten-free beers and about his beers which have some pretty darn cool names. Had a really great time in studio with these guys and gal so very thankful they came in. Support your local Centennial and Wheatridge brewery folks!

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Saturday November 29th 2014 Chain Reaction Brewing for the Despondents vs Stacy Turk Beer

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Yep, it finally came down to this one! Stacy and John Turk have been homebrewing for a handful of years so when Zack Christofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing approached them both to do separate beers professionally at Chain Reaction, we had to make a big deal out of it. So we though it might be cool to have Stacy take on the Beer Despondents Todd Thibault, Mike Nelson and Turk. Stacy and the Chain Reax crew made a Caramel Apple Brown while the Despondents went with a Chocolate Cream Porter. We had a contest to see what beer was better as we tapped it today. The winner was decided by a judging panel made up of Brewtally Insane‘s Mark Robinson, The Thirsty German Nicol Winkler, author and beer journalist Emily Hutto and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House. One dollar for each sale went to their respective charities. Stacy went with The Gathering Place and the Despondents went with Life Is Better RescueThe losing beer makers have to match the totals for sale of that beer. So it came down to it with Nate and Nicol voting for the Stacy and Mark and Emily voting for the Despondents. The folks on hand had to split the votes and did so favoring Stacy’s Caramel Apple Brown. During the show we had on Tim Myers from Strange Craft Beer Company, Thibault, Nelson, Stacy, Zack and Chad Christofferson, Klaus Schiefelbbin and the entire judging panel. What a very fun event and we WILL do this again. BIG up thanks to the Christofferson family and the Chain Reax crew for hosting us. This was a very good time.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday February 15th 2014

The Thirsty German Nicol Winkler was our special guest co host. Follow this LINK to get to her FB and Twitter Page or get involved with the Crafty Ladies. We had a packed show and it was a good one we think! First off, big thanks for the food to Casey LeFever from Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar who just opened at 240 Milwaukee St. in North Cherry Creek. They have 18 taps and some amazing food! Get in this week and mention you heard about this deal on the show to get a free appetizer with any beer purchase. Only good Feb 15-Feb 22 2014.

In hour one, Upslope Brewing’s Alex Violette jumped on to talk about the new collab with Crooked Stave called Ferus Flexus. Next up head brewer at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery Wayne Burns was in studio to talk about his unbelievable experience in beer and about how BIG they like to go down there at 20th and Lawrence.  We also talked to Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery as he was attending Arizona Beer Week. Breck is releasing their Barleywine at their spot on 471 Kalamath in Denver on March 15th.

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In Hour two we were joined in studio by Nick Nunns and Zack Coleman from Trve Brewing Company at 227 Broadway. We talked about their souring program, their styles and heavy metal! We also got an update on location and TTB approval for Zack and Chad Christofferson and Chain Reaction Brewing! Look out Missisippi and Lipan!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast May 11th 2013

Pat Hartman from Mobile Canning our special guest host this week! Our guests were Tom Horst from Crystal Springs Brewing Company and Zack Christofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing Company. Tom has been brewing since 1988 in Boulder and opened up Crystal Springs 3 years ago and is celebrating his anniversary this week. He announced a new facility and some new label approvals during the show while we sampled some of his fine brews. Mobile Canning is also packaging their Amber and Kolsh. Zack and his cousin Chad are in the process of opening their brewery in the Littleton area. He also covers beer for the Examiner. Zack and Chad are perfecting their brews and we got a taste of his Smoked Porter, English Mild, Belma Pale Ale and Pink Peppercorn Saison. You need to hear why these guys chose the name Chain Reaction! Good stuff! We also threw out American Craft Beer Week events for our sponsors and did Brew News You Can Use. Tebo also jumped in to talk about Breckenridge Brewery’s ACBW events.

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