Chris Katechis

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday March 15th 2014

 

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Turk was out so Nicol Winkler (The Thirsty German) and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor were in! They had a real great show with some very cool guests! Sarah and James Howatt jumped in studio. They recently opened up Former Future Brewing Company and are doing amazing things in the Antique District of South Broadway. Get in and try some of their beers at 1290 S. Broadway. Thibault also jumped on for an update from Breckenridge Brewery. Firestone Walker‘s Rocky Mountain Sales Rep Elizabeth Kagan joined the show for an update on all the rarities that you will see from them over CBC week. Also Chris “Gubna” Katechis was also back on the air here to give an update from Austin and on Oskar Blues. What a stellar lineup! The gang also threw out a ton of Brew News You Can Use and got you set up for Colorado Craft Beer Week and the Craft Brewer’s Conference.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 4-6-2013

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!

 

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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!

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 3-30-13 Arvada Beer Company

Another broadcast from our home away from home Arvada Beer Company! The Gubna is out but joined via phone in segment one to announce that he has been temporarily assigned to Texas for Oskar Blues. So, Todd Thibault, Kelly Floyd and Cary Floyd helped out on the show today!

In Hour One, we threw out a ton of Brew News you can use and sponsor events you should get involved in. We also chatted with Mike Burns from Beer Craving who is throwing the South Denver Beer Festival at Clement Park in Littleton on May 4 and 5! There will be 60 plus breweries (national and local) on hand, over 100 beers to sample, food, n/a drinks, gluten free drinks and they are also providing some shuttles to the event! Check for more info and to buy your tickets on the link below!

 

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In Hour Two we rapped a lot with Tebo, Cary and Kelly! Breckenridge Brewery involved in some very cool upcoming events including a Rockies Opening Day Party at Colorado Craft and a Beer Dinner with Root Down. The Floyds talked about some of their seasonal beers they will be releasing, the National Homebrewers Competition they will be hosting, brew classes, and their Pro-Am for GABF. Need to apologize for the end of the hour as our engineer had a little water spill into the console! We made it through though!

 

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We really want to thank the awesome crowd who showed up, the Floyd’s for giving their personal beer cellared brews away, Mike for his VIP tickets to South Denver Beer Fest he gave away and to the whole crew at Arvada Beer Co for having us out! Also thanks to Dave at the D-Note for the pizza he let us chomp down on while we drank some fine Arvada Beers!

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 3-23-2013

In Hour One we opened up with Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use and then were joined by Sarah and James Howat form Former Future Brewing Company! They are planning on opening shop soon in the Baker neighborhood. They make futuristic interpretations of historical style brews and are doing a great job! Keep an eye on these guys in the near future! They will be at some beer festivals this spring and summer for you to check out! We also chatted with Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault about Colorado Craft Beer Week, a collaboration they did, the new brewery digs getting Littleton City approval and much more!

 

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In Hour Two we chatted with Chef Ian Clark from BRU Handbuilt Ales. He will soon be opening BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats at 53rd and Arapahoe in Boulder. He is still brewing and bottling out of his garage. He makes some fascinating brews. We also rapped with The Gubna who was in Tuscaloosa Alabama for the Suds of the South Beer Festival.

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Hops & Pie Littlest Big Barrel-Aged Beer Fest 3-16-2013

We broadcasted from Hops & Pie for their Littlest Big Beer Fest Barrel- Aged Edition! Maker’s Mark Barrel Aged Odell’s, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Renegade and River North brews! All 5 of them exceptionally good! We thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us on St. Paddy’s Day!

In Hour One we led off with Mobile Canning‘s Brew News You Can Use then were joined by Nathaniel and Andrea Miller from Big Choice Brewing Company in Broomfield. They are making some unbelievable beers, canning their Disconnected Red, have some new beers coming down the line and a bevy of events they are involved in for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Their big one-year anniversary is also coming up on May 4th. Steve Kurowski from the Colorado Brewer’s Guild then jumped on to talk about Colorado Craft Beer Week. We also chatted with Breckenridge’s Todd Thibault about their upcoming week events. We closed out the show talking with Andrea Miller and head brewer at Big Choice Zack Coleman!

 

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In Hour Two we led off with Brian O’Connell and Laura Vande Zande from our newest sponsors Renegade Brewing Company! They had an unbelievable Maker’s Mark Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Porter called Cherub Rock on tap! We talked about their CCBW events and about the events that led up to them changing the name of Ryeteous Rye Pale Ale to Redacted. We are so stoked to have these guys on board with us! We then talked to Hops & Pie’s Drew Watson. Pretty soon he will be brewing his own beer there at 39th and Tennyson! We then chatted Odell Brewing with Brian Bjork. They made an unbelievable blend to age in their Makers Mark barrel. They blended their Mountain Standard Black IPA with Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout. It was phenomenal! We closed out the hour with beer journalists Ed Sealover and Eric Gorski. Eric heads up the fabulous First Drafts Beer Blog at the Denver Post. Ed Sealover writes for the Denver Business Journal, is the author of Mountain Brew and the Beer Run Blog. He is also the host of a new Beer Show on TV called Colorado Brews which will it’s pilot episode on  Rocky Mountain PBS on April 6th at 9:30 PM.

And in both hours – we passed along as many events for Colorado Craft Beer Week as we could Follow this link to get a full list! CO CRAFT BEER WEEK

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 3-9-13

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!

 

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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.

 

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Thanks to the OMFMB guys, Ricardo from World of Beer, his cousin Jose and  Warren for making this show a great one!

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast Avery Strong Ale Festival 3-2-13

The Gubna and Turk were live form the Avery Brewing Company Tap Room for the 11th Annual Strong Ale Festival. This festival benefits Blue Sky Bridge Child & Family Advocacy Center. They facilitate a collaborative approach to child abuse investigations while providing child victims and their families with support in a safe and child-focused environment. They strive to make the community safer for all children and families through intervention, education and advocacy.

Very honored to broadcast from this awesome fest where every beer is over 8% ABV. Some very great beers and movers and shakers in the craft beer were present! Big thanks to Joe Osborne, Adam Avery and the whole crew in Boulder for having us out!

In Hour One: We threw out Brew News You Can Use, told you what is going on with all of our awesome sponsors and had a ton of guests! We led off with Joe Osborne who is Avery’s Marketing Director. We talked about the Strong Ale Festival, the new brewery, session brews and much more. We then caught up with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. Breck just brewed a new beer this week with the folks from Comic Con and will be releases when the show is in Denver in May. Tebo also gave us the awesome list of events they will be involved in during Colorado Craft Beer Week which runs March 18th through the 24th. We closed out hour one talking with JD Merryweather from Oklahoma City’s COOP Ale Works. He and his crew had some fine beers on tap and we talked about the beer scene in OK and about his brewery.

 

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In Hour Two: We continued talking with OKC’s JD Merryweather about COOP Ale Works. We also brought in Director of Operations at Dry Dock Brewing Company Doug Hyndman. He was former head brewer and just received the promotion to Director of Ops! We talked about the new production facility south of I70 on Tower Road, the beers they are canning and much more. We then doubled up with Tim Myers from Strange Brewing Company and Jason Wiedmaier from Lone Tree Brewing Company! We talked about the brotherhood of brewing in Colorado, Colorado Craft Beer Week, new beers at their respective digs and more. We closed out the show with a brief conversation with Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal and author f Mountain Brew. He and Charles Nuckolls have launched a beer show on TV called Colorado Brews which will have a pilot episode airing on Saturday April 6th at 9:30 PM on Rocky Mountain PBS. Make sure to check that out!

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 2-23-13 Arvada Beer Co w/ Firestone Walker and Uinta Brewing

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.

 

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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!

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 2-16-13 Tasty Weasel 4th Anniversary

Big fun at Oskar Blues‘ Tasty Weasel Taproom on Saturday for their 4th Anniversary Party! In Hour One we threw out Brew News You Can Use which included an unbelievable story on theft of rare beers from Avery Brewing. We also talked to Head Weaselette at the Tasty Weasel Shannon McGrath about the day’s festivities. We checked in with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as he is in Arizona for the next 10 days for AZ Beer Week. We closed out the hour with former Tasty Weasel Tap Room Manager Garret Frase. He is taking over the CHUBurger just down the road from the brewery on Ken Pratt. They open in 5 weeks and he is currently taking applications for employment.  garret@oskarblues.com

 

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In Hour Two we talked a little more with Garret Frase about CHUBurger and about Oskar Blues in general. We then had Pat Hartman and Ron Popma on from Mobile Canning. They have been making big news as they are branching out nationally as well as adding several Colorado breweries to their customer base.  Marty Jones from the Wynkoop was up next as he updated us on the finalists for their Beer Drinker of the Year award which gets handed out next week at the Wynkoop. Chandra Ruiz who runs the Funk’n Wild sour beer club joined us next to talk about her next big meeting on Saturday March 16th at OB Homemades, Liquids and Solids. Troy Casey from AC Golden will be her featured speaker. We closed out the hour talking with Tasty Weasel Manager Shannon McGrath. This show was so good that the police were called. No joke…

 

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 2-9-2013 Cannonball Creek and Boulder Beer

What an awesome show here for ya folks!

In Hour One we talked to Brian Hutchinson, the head brewer at Cannonball Creek Brewing Company at 393 N. Washington Ave in Golden. They just opened three weeks ago and have had an awesome following and accolades since. We talked to Brian about his and Jason Stengl’s digs, their beers and their future. We also talked to Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault about Colorado Craft Beer Week coming up next month.

 

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In Hour Two we had in Brewmaster David Zuckerman and Marketing Director Dan Weitz from Boulder Beer Company. We talked about their history as the first Colorado microbrewery and 43rd US brewing license holder. They talked about their historic big months in beer releases, a collaboration with Knee Deep Brewing and much more. What an awesome hour with these two guys!

 

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