Colorado Craft Beer

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday April 19th 2014 Lone Tree Brewing Company

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA Thirsty German) and Turk hosted from our good friends and sponsors Lone Tree Brewing Company! It was the show’s 3rd Anniversary. We had a great crowd and really enjoyed talking about Lone Tree’s expansion, new canning line and new beers! You can now get their Helles and Peach pale in 6 pack cans! They are also adding two more 30 barrel fermenters for your drinking pleasure! We chatted with John Winter and Jason Wiedemaier in hour one about what they have been up to! Sales Guru Greg Kimmick and Tap Room Manager Amber Davis-Sato also jumped in with us! We also grabbed Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery who was spending the weekend with his pals Leftover Salmon.

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In the second hour we led off with Kalani Neeland and Columbine Label Company‘s Bernadette Ortiz. Kalani’s artwork was chosen as the winner for our Third Anniversary Beer Label Contest. We brewed a single hopped Amarillo IPA at Strange Craft Beer Company and only bottled 99 of these! Bernadette and the gang at Columbine Label did the labels for us and awarded Kalani a 500 dollar gift certificate! We had some awesome entries and it was hard to choose just one! Here is her story on the label she created:

Many people, when hearing the name “99 Bottles”, will automatically finish the rest of the verse in their head. “Take one down, pass it around!” The name emphasizes good times with friends, sharing, camaraderie, and, of course, a nearly never-ending supply of beer. I wanted to capture this moment of joy, glimpsing a rowdy and good-natured toast between a bunch of friends (or even strangers!) in the beer cellar, with plenty of fun left to go. They are all drinking the very beer that you are. Around this scene is a bountiful hop vine, highlighting the strongest flavor in the beer. The bountiful, exuberant theme is extra pertinent for an IPA, whose popularity in America in recent years has skyrocketed as beer lovers everywhere savor the strong, crisp, hoppiness in what has become a go-to staple among friends in craft breweries across the country.  The work is a freehand ink drawing, colored digitally.  Incidentally, there are exactly 98 bottles in the picture. Can you find the 99th? It’s in your hand!
Can’t thank Kalani, Strange, and Columbine Label enough! Also in hour three we did Brew News You Can Use and talked to brewers Jason Wiedemaier and Josh West as well as closed things out with John Winter! Great times were had this Saturday so we hope to see you there again when we return June 21st!
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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday April 12th 2014 Odd 13 Brewing Company

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) and Turk broadcasted live from Odd 13 Brewing Company at 301 E. Simpson St. in Old Town Lafayette! Ryan Scott was our host the whole show as we went through his and Kristen’s beers. We also need to thank assistant brewer Brandon Bolt who couldn’t make it for the show! They have a really cool story, clean new brewhouse, amazing beer garden and of course some very cool beers. They have a barrel aging project and are doing some bretted beers!  You got to love their themed beers to that coincide with some real life super heroes the Scott’s know! Welcome in The Odd Squad, The Legion of Odd and the Sidekicks. In Hour one we also chatted with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. Sounded like he had his fill of CBC!

By the way, we did give a nice wrap to the Craft Brewers Conference and announced all the CO World Beer Cup winners. Find that list HERE! We also chatted with Chris Gillard from one of the top beer shops in the world! He owns Miorge Mihoublon in Arlon, Belgium. We chatted about his shop, what he was doing in Colorado and about how Belgian brewers are now mimicking what American brewers do and how it used to be the other way around! A fascinating man here with an awesome story! We also caught up with Brandon Proff from Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew. Again, BIG thanks to Ryan and Kristin Scott for hosting us!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday April 5th 2014

 

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Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor was our special co host this week! We had Will Boggs and Chris Dutton from Front Range Brewing Company in studio most of the show! They are set up at 400 W. South Boulder Rd in Lafayatte Colorado. Since opeing in 2013 these guys are making some really phenomenal beers including some crazy barrel aged brews. We got their story, talked about their beers, the anniversary party coming up and about the spent grain debate in the Senate. Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery also joined us as usual!

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We also talked to Tom Acitelli who authored the book The Audacity of Hops: the History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution.  This is a must have for you craft beer fanatics looking for something to add to your library! A Truly fascinating historical book with interviews of many of the movers and shakers in the biz!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Arvada Beer Co Saturday March 29th 2014

 

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Back to our home-away-from home at Arvada Beer Company to wrap up Colorado Craft Beer Week and to get you ready for the Craft Brewer’s Conference. Kelly and Cary Floyd were on with me the whole show as we threw out a ton of Brew News You Can Use and we had some fascinating guests. Author Joshua Bernstein joined us on the phone from Brooklyn. His latest book is The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes. This has received some amazing reviews and should be part of your beer book library! Another book you need to add is Italy: Beer Country – The Story of Italian Craft Beer.  Authors and beer slingers at Falling Rock Paul Vismara and Brian Jansing joined us to talk about their Italian Craft Beer adventures and about their new book which has launch parties on April 1st and April 8th at Falling Rock and on April 6th at Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse in Boulder. Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault also jumped on live from the 10th Anniversary Party at the Ale House in Grand Junction.

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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: Denver Home Show Courtesy of Indian Peaks Alers Saturday March 15th 2014

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) and myself were lucky enough to get invited out to the Denver Home Show at the National Western Complex. Our gracious hosts were the Indian Peaks Alers. They are an amazing homebrew club out of Longmont who has really been bringing in some awards especially with the barrel aged program they have! Wayne Starks of the Indian Peaks Alers joined us throughout the show. He also runs an awesome woodwork and fixture company called Stark Fixtures. We also talked to Jeff Jameson who manages The Brew Hut which is a fine sponsor of ours! Wynn Wagner who runs Rocky Mountain Design Collective also jumped on with us. In Hour two Don Blake and Greg Toothacher from the Indian Peaks Alers joined us. We talked a lot about home brewing, brew clubs, what the Indian Peaks Alers do and we threw out Brew News You Can Use.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: The Very Nice Brewing Company for Frozen Dead Guy Days Saturday March 8th 2014

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Oh man! We got to cross off a destination for a bucket list to do the show! We went live in Nederland for Frozen Dead Guy Days at THE Very Nice Brewing Company! Big thanks to Jeff and Susan Green from VNBC as well as Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery for co hosting! Jeff sat in the entire show telling us about his brewery, Frozen Dead Guys Days and the beautiful town of Nederland. You got to get in and try their 5 mainstays and 4 seasonals they call premier beers! Impressed by all of them! We squeezed in as many guests as possible! Here they are: Zach Nichols from Sanitas Brewing Company, Corey Marshall from Tivoli Brewing Company and Distribution. Nederland Mayor Joe Gierlach, Big Choice Brewing‘s Nathaniel Miller, Very Nice assistant brewer Mike Meduski and the Brewer’s Association‘s Tommy Cunningham.  We had an amazing time, with a feverish crowd on a beautiful day at one of the premier festivals in the nation! It was VERY NICE indeed!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast Saturday February 22nd 2014

 

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Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor and Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) hosted while Turk was away working his butt off at a three day Bluegrass and Beer Fest in Avon. We know! Poor Turk. Big thanks to Daniel and Nicol for holding the Fort down! Our guests included Leshner Del Rosario from The Orange Crunch Food Truck to talk about the Breweries and Foodies event, Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault and Ryan Workman and Moose Koons from Peach Street Distillers. Moose talked about Peach Street and and the big DSTILL event in Denver March 10-16! Tebo and Ryan talked about their new brews and all things Breck! Give Nicol and Daniel a hand for doing a great job!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday February 1st 2014

Fun show in studio as The Thirsty German Nicol Winkler co hosted with Turk. Our special guests included: John Fiorilli who is the head brewer at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery! He came on to talk about Stout Month and all things Mountain Sun! We mightily suggest you all get into one of their 4 establishments in February and check it out! We also spent some time with Erik Peterson from Bull & Bush Brewery! We talked about their brews, their history and the all new packaging they are using for several beers! Want to thank both Erik and John for bringing in some very tasty beers! We felt extremely spoiled! We also talked to Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as they have some very cool stuff coming up! We also did a meaty Brew News You Can Use segment!

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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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