Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday July 12th 2014 Breckenridge Brewery 24th Anniversary Hootenanny
Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German and Turk were front and center to celebrate 24 years of Breckenridge Brewery! They closed off Kalamath between 4th and 5th in what will be the last anniversary bash at their current location. This was an amazing event with a pig roast, 6 bands, great people and of course, tasty suds. Every band rocked the stages hard and got us all dancing! It was our first time seeing the Magic Beans who were unbelievable. They did a bluegrass rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tuesday’s Gone!!! During the show we had many a guests including Todd Thibault, Todd Usry and Matt Eldridge from Breck. They gave us the lowdown on 24 years and the plans moving forward into their new brewery on South Santa Fe. We also talked to Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing and Julia Wellington from Copper Kettle about their fundraising event A Night to Remember. Dan Rabin came on to talk about his new book Colorado Breweries. We even let Gary V on the show with his partner in crime Katie Nierling who also reps for Fort Collins Brewery. This was such a fun day that will never be repicated. Thanks to the breck crew (especially Sarah, Tebo, Usry and Matt), and all the supporters of this trend setting brewery for making this happen.
Kalamath Street Shut Down
He sure was tasty
Turk, Nicol and Dan Rabin
The Magic Beans
Turk finally got a hold of a vintage Strawberry Wheat Bottle
Another road show this week at Strange Brewing Company to kick of Denver Beer Fest Week! Co owner and brewer Tim Myers sat in almost the entire show! The theme of the show was GABF and metro breweries!
In Hour One we talked to Tim about his expansion, GABF plans and his brews! We were also joined by Steve Kirby of Hogshead Brewery who was celebrating their grand opening. They specialize in English cask conditioned ales and are located at 29th and Utica. We also hooked up with our Beer Despondent Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as they have a ton of GABF plans. We closed out the hour with Jeremy Gobein from Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Jeremy let us sample his Fresh Hop brew! They also won gold with their Mexican Chocolate Stout last year! They had a ton of releases going on this week! We also got to talk to Tim’s lovely wife Marni and his kids!
In Hour Two we kicked things off Danny Wang from Caution Brewing Company! Danny and his fiance Betty put out some amazing beers and will be on hand at GABF! They had a lot going on this week and will be releasing some special beers! In Segment two we talked with Scott Witsoe from Wit’s End Brewing and Brian O’Connell from Renegade Brewing Company. Brian brought us in some of the Elevated Wood Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Triple IPA. He’ll be selling it in the taproom starting Tuesday October 9th. He also had a lot going on for GABF week. Scott at Wit’s End just celebrated his one year anniversary and will be throwing down full throttle this week! Also joining us this hour was Jason Wiedmaier from Lone Tree Brewing. All October they will be donating 1 dollar of every pint sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. They also underwent an expansion and have some amazing new beers for you to sample. We closed things out with Karen Walker from the Hopped Up Dames. They were on hand celebrating their 2nd anniversary and are looking for new ladies to join their club! Big thanks to Tim, John, Jules, Darryl, Harry, Lila and everybody at Strange for having us out and for splitting time with all these great brewers!