Sometimes you have to pinch yourself and say your dreaming! Well, this was another one of those times where we found ourselves with our 4th invite to Big Beers in Vail! Yep, Laura Lodge was kind enough to have us back for 3 days of crazy fun. If you’ve never been to Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines – we suggest you put it on your bucket list. From educational seminars to insanely thought out beer dinners to a grand tasting that is TRULY grand. Big Beers has it all! Throw in the Vail Casade for lodging and the beauty of Vail Valley and you get blown away. Laura and Bill Lodge took great care again and invited us to the Epic/Sam Adams Beer Dinner. We also did Beer Yoga, skied, sat in the bar and met countless beer heroes. It gets better every year! We just wish we were able to take more and better photos.
Thibault and Stacy sat in for the show and we talked to a ton of people. In hour caught up with New Belgium Brewing‘s Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert and Sensory Specialist Lauren Salazar, John Carlson of the Colorado Brewers Guild, Dogfish Head‘s Sam Galagione, and Ska Brewing‘s co-owner and founder Dave Thibodeau.
In hour two we led off with Boston Beer Company Brewmaster Jennifer Glanville. We then caught up with Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande, Caution Brewing‘s Danny and Betty Wang and Epic Brewing‘s head brewer Jordan Schupbach.
Big show from Strange Craft Beer Company for their 4th anniversary and to wrap up American Craft Beer Week. Argonaut Wine & Liquor’s Daniel Ekker co hosted as Tim Myers and Todd Thibault of Breck Brew sat in most of the show. We also chatted with Strange do-it-all superhero Jules Hoekstra. They have 4 amazing collaborations on tap right now as well as 12 others. Get Strange with these folks as soon as you can! Tim and the gang are some of the best folks you will ever meet! We also heard form Tim’s wife Marni who is also very instrumental in the daily going ons at Strange. Danny Wang of CAUTION Brewing Company also jumped on as they were celebrating their 2nd anniversary! There was a big ‘ol Brew News You Can Use segment as well! Big thanks to the Strange crew and to Taste of the Phillipines for the grub!
Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Caution Brewing Company West Grand Opening Saturday January 18, 2014
We had the super huge privilege to broadcast from Caution Brewing Company West at 1057 South Wadsworth in Lakewood! It was their huge grand Opening event with day long festivities and we were honored that Danny and Betty Wang had us out! Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery co hosted! They had 8 amazing beers on tap today and will eventually get to 16. They also have a facility in East Denver on 39th that you need to check out too! This is the first Denver brewery to open a second location in state!
We had several guests on the show including Danny and Betty Wang, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Jason Wiedemaier from Lone Tree Brewing, and Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing. We also talked to Chandra Ruiz from Funk’N Wild and Sarah Del Rosario from the Orange Crunch Food Truck to talk about the Breweries and Foodies Festival to take place on Friday January 31st from 6 to 11 pm at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. This is a Colorado Benefit for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines. 45 bucks, over 25 breweries and 7 food trucks! The grub is included in ticket price! You can get your tickets HERE.
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!