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March 2015 Brewcasts

Saturday March 28th 2015

Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor filled in while Turk was pouring beers in Asheville NC.  In Hour one they talked to special guests from Joyride Brewing Company: owner Dave Bergen and brewer Nathan Lincoln. They are rocking out amazing beers with a real cool taproom at 25th and Sheridan in Edgewater. Great to finally get these guys in. We also chatted with Todd Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two owner David Lin and head brewer Marks Lanham from Comrade Brewing Company joined the fray. They have been turning heads with their Superpower IPA. Marks is former head brewer at Grand Teton, Boneyard and Barley Browns and really knows how to work with hops. David comes from Dry Dock Brewing Company. We also had on the line Terry Martin who is a local homebrewer who is helping a local non-profit organize a home brew tasting event in Denver on April 24.  Salus World helps with mental health issues in war torn regions, like Malaysia. She’s looking for local homebrewers to donate 2.5 gallons (or so) of up to 2 styles of their beer. Basically, they’ll be pouring their beer for a good cause, helping to raise awareness of the non-profit. The event is in RiNo, at the Posner Center, on April 24. Contact her at this email: tgmartin000@gmail.com. Two winners will be selected, a judges choice and a people’s choice. Winners will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to a local homebrew shop. We also gave you a healthy dose of Brew News You Can Use.

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Saturday March 21st 2015
Nicol Winkler and Turk had the honor to broadcast from the 2nd Annual Collaboration Festival. This time around it was at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. This fest pits local Colorado Brewers Guild Members who have collaborated on a beer from in or out of state to make a beer specifically for this festival. There were over 70 beers for festy goers to get in on. Imbibe Denver and the CBG do a stellar job on this event. We talked to several guests including Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault, Strange Craft Beer‘s Tim Myers, Wit’s End Brewing‘s Scott Witsoe, Telluride Brewing‘s Tommy Thatcher, Imbibe‘s Keanen Stoner, Black Sky Brewery‘s Harry Smith, Chain Reaction Brewing‘s Zach Cristofferson and the Colorado Brewers Guild‘s John Carlson. Of course we did a nice Brew News You Can Use segment!
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Saturday March 14th 2015
 This week we headed back to Nederland and Very Nice Brewing Company for a special broadcast during Frozen Dead Guy Days. Owner and Head Brewer Jeffrey Green sat in the whole show and hosted with Turk. There’s no doubt why they call this place Very Nice because Jeffrey and his wife Susan and staff are some of the nicest folks you will ever meet. They are also bringing great beers to one of the coolest towns on earth. We talked about their collaboration brew with Justin Tilotta and Kai Witkiewicz of Twisted Pine Brewing Company. This was a Cherry Midnight Wheat Saison. We also talked to Jason DeBellis who is a CU student making a documentary about Colorado Beer Culture. Check out his kickstarter at HTTP://KCK.ST.1CD6DHR. Other guests included Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault, Strange Craft Beer‘s Tim Myers, Großen Bart Brewery‘s Shad Chancey, Brewers Association‘s Tommy Cunningham and author Dan Rabin who penned Colorado Breweries.
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Saturday March 7th 2015
Turk and Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) hosted from the studio today with a pretty much all lady show. In hour one we had on Ska Brewing‘s Jodie Whealy and Wynkoop‘s Bess Dougherty. These two dreamed up a collab between their two breweries and one of their favorite bands Reel Big Fish. They all got together to make Reel Big Stout! They had some release parties we talked about and talked about Wynkoop and Ska in general. We also hit up Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault. In hour two we were joined by Summer Stewart of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar. She is responsible for filling 264 taps around the metro. We talked about a lot of things coming up at Parry’s including their opening at 120th and I25 in Northglenn. We also did a real healthy Brew News You Can Use segment.
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Beer Show Brewcasts: January 31st, February 7th, and February 14th 2015

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14th 2015

Adam Dunbar who is the Mountain West District Manager for Green Flash Brewing sat in and co hosted with Turk this week. We talked new Green Flash releases including a single hop series and about their brand new barrel aging and funktifying facility. In hour one we had on Matthew Fuerst who owns and operated Grandma’s House. This is a collective brewery where he brews his own and allows other brewery-in-planning folks to use his system and tap for the public. Of course he has Bingo nights, rocking chairs and cross stitched logos. He is doing a really cool thing there at Mexico and Broadway in Denver. In hour two we finally had Alan Simons who is the head brewer at Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. They recently had a rebranding effort. He makes a killer double IPA you need to try and they are tinkering with sour beers too. Make this a stop for you next time you are in or near Summit County. We also caught you up to date on front range beer news brougt to you by Mobile Canning.

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7th 2015

Turk and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor hosted in studio today! Big news this week was the Budweiser Superbowl ad. We got guest reax! In hour one we had back in John Fiorilli who is head of brewing operations for the Mountain Sun‘s string of breweries and pubs. February is Stout Month and Mountain Sun has been doing this for 22 years. John has prepared over 600 kegs of stout deliciousness to tap. Check the list of events HERE! We also hit on all things Mountain Sun. In hour two Scott Witsoe and Pat McNerney jumped in from Wit’s End Brewing. Scott announced that Pat is the new head brewer which will free Scott up for more outside account sales and execution of their 600 percent expansion going from a 1 barrel brewery to a 7 barrel one. We sampled several of their beers and talked about what’s next for this hot brewery. They of course won medals last year at GABF and World Beer Cup for the Jean-Claude Van Blonde. Great things coming for this brewery! Tebo jumped in to talk about his craft beer bar of the week and to hit us up on happenings at Breckenridge Brewery. Also a healthy dose of Brew News You Can Use from Mobile Canning.

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SATURDAY JANUARY 31st 2015

Nicol Winkler (AKA the Thirsty German) and Turk hosted in studio this week. News of the week was AB/Inbev buying Elysian Brewing. We got reaction from our guests. In hour one we talked to Aubrey Hall of Hall Brewing Company. He has a killer brewery he handbuilt in Parker. They also have a taproom on Main St. in Parker as well. We talked about his brews, a possible rebranding and much more. In hour two the twins Daniel and Dennis Richards from Echo Brewing Company in Frederick and Erie jumped in. These guys have turned in a lot of medals in just a couple years of professional brewing. You really should check out their brewpub in downtown Erie! They are now canning and bottling some bombers too. We also did our weekly with Breck Brew’s Todd Thibault and rolled out Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcasts: December 27 2014 and January 3 2015

 Saturday January 3, 2015 Spruce Tap House, Mockery Brewing and Black Shirt Brewing

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Nicol Winkler sat in with Turk in studio today! Packed show as usual! We started off with Luke and Danielle Harrison of Satellite Bar and their newly opened spot at 24th and Blake called the Spruce Tap House. He’s rocking some amazing smoked meats and craft beer at Spruce Tap House. We then were joined by Zach and Rachel Rabun from Mockery Brewing at 35th and Delgany. They have some really amazing beers including an Oaked Southern Hemisphere Black Pale Ale. In hour two we were joined by Branden Miller of Black Shirt Brewing Company and Gabriel Dohrn of Denver Film Company and Now Playing which airs on Colorado Public Television. These two have melted craft beer and great local music into one sweet concept. We also checked in with Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault.

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Saturday December 27, 2014 Arvada Beer Company

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We closed out the year at our home away-from-home Arvada Beer Company. Cary and Kelly Floyd sat in the whole show as did Todd Thibault. We talked about all their malty winter brews available now, their mug club membership and much more. We were also joined by Odyssey Beerwerks‘ Chris Hill, Very Nice Brewing‘s Jeffrey Green, and the Brewer’s Association‘s Tommy Cunningham. We can’t thank the Floyds and their staff enough for the support through the years!

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Podcasts for October 4, 11 and 18 2014

 

 

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Saturday October 4th 2014 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FEST

For the 4th consecutive year we broadcasted inside the halls of the convention center for Great American Beer Festival. Todd Thibault and Stacy Turk sat in the whole show as we relayed Colorado winners as they were announced. In all, 40 medals were taken by the home state. We also had some cool guests on including Great Divide‘s Tannea Musselman, Draft Magazine‘s Evan Hughes, Dry Dock‘s Jeremiah Kornegay and the BA‘s Julia Herz. Congrats to all the winners at this year’s GABF.

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Saturday October 11th 2014 Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar’s Refreshment for a Cause

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David Parry of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar co hosted as we raised money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Several breweries donated beer for this event with all the proceeds going directly to St. Jude’s. We had some very cool guests stop in as well including Grist Brewing‘s Rob Kevwitch, Renegade Brewing‘s Keith Decker and Ashley Sain from St. Jude’s. We also talked a bit about the potential ballot initiative on full strength beers in grocery and c stores.

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Saturday October 18th 2014 with Platt Park Brewing and Coda Brewing

Nicol Winkler and Turk were in studio this week with some very special guests who just won GABF medals. In Hour One we sat down with GM and Owner Colby Rankin and Head Brewer Greg Matthews of Platt Park Brewing Company. They grabbed a silver at GABF with their Gump’s Vienna Lager. They are brewing up some amazing beers on South Pearl Street. We also hit up Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery as they transition from Autumn Ale to the Christmas Ale. In Hour Two we jumped in with Head Brewer and Co Owner at Coda Brewing Company Luke Smith. Coda grabbed silver with their Sleepyhead Imperial Passionfruit Kolsh. He has an amazing background and story and is also brewing some phenomenal beers in Aurora.  We also did a healthy Brew News You Can Use Segment.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday August 16th 2014

 

Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor and  The Thirsty German Nicol Winkler hosted the show! Turk was getting crazy at Edfest in Edwards. In hour one Ashleigh Carter who used to brew at Dry Dock and Prost came on to update us on her and Bill eye’s new venture Bierstadt Lagerhaus which will open at 29th and Blake here next year. They were also joined by Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault who was at the Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge in Conifer. In hour two the gang did Brew News you Can Use and talked with Chase Doelling who is the CEO of Craft Boom and the “CraftedHere” App. Craft Boom makes technology solutions for the craft industries. Big thanks to our guests and Daniel and Nicol for holding down the fort!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Highlands Ranch Beer Festival June 7th 2014

 

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2nd year in a row we broadcasted from the Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. This time around we had between 50 and 60 breweries and about 250 more people. This has sold out the last two years as well as the craft beer revolution is strong in the south metro! The Thirsty German, Nicol Winkler was the special co host for this one! We led off with Jamie Noebel who is the Community Relations Manager for the HRCA. We talked about the fest and about the beneficiary of the funds raised which is the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund. Next up was Peggy Lyle who is the Event and Entertainment Director for the Downtown Fort Collins Business Administration. They put on the Colorado Brewers Festival in downtown Ft. Collins which this year turns 25 years old. A ton of new added features and events to the fest and they are giving away free beer for a year to a lucky person that registers online for some festival bucks. This is a 3 day event that runs June 27th through June 29th. We then chatted with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as he was down in Pagosa Springs for the Blues and Bluegrass Fest. They have some cool events coming up including their 24th anniversary Hottenanny on July 12th.

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In hour two we led off with Jerod Hutchison and Jason Wiley from the Colorado Keg House which is set to open at the end of the month in Broomfield by the First Bank Center.  They will have 75 all Colorado taps and all beers will be just 5 bucks. These guys are going to rock in on the 36 corridor! Next up was Alex Ogrinz who is the event specialist for Upslope Brewing Company. We talked about their new beers, the Get Down and much more. And finally, we nailed down Jodie Whealy form Ska Brewing. This is about as rare as a Yeti sighting. Was an honor to get her on and talk about all things Ska. Their 19th anniversary is coming up in September and should be a blast as always! We closed the show with Brew News You Can Use as there is never a dull moment in the state in great beer! Big thanks to Amanda Arnce for the invite and for putting on such a great festival as well as the amazing staff that made this one seamless! We are grateful to broadcast here each year!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Mountain Toad Brewing 1 Year Anniversary May 24th 2014

 

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The Mountain Toad Brewing Gang was kind enough to invite Turk and Nicol Winkler out to do the show for their one year anniversary! What a great brewery, with great beers, an awesome beer garden and clientele! We talked to the Mountain Toad crew which included Kaylee and Josh Robbins, Brian Vialpando and Thad Briggs! They were releasing some special beers throughout the day and bringing back some old faves. Other guests included Brett Wagner who has been visiting the Toad since day one, Zack Cristofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing who has an opening date on June 21st, and Todd Thibault from Breck who talked about their annual Hootenanny!

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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!
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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 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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