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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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The Colorado Craft Beer Show Christmas Gift Guide

1.) The Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado:
Updated and Revised! The 6th Edition Colorado Beer Map is packed with all the information you’ll ever need to enjoy the Beer and Scenery of Colorado! Two sided with a map of every brewery in the state and landmarks, proper glassware guide, smell and taste guide much more. And, if that isn’t enough, it’s stuffed full of  Coupons worth over $250 in Free Beer, Glassware, and Discounts on Homebrew Supplies! $13.95
2.) Brew Class at Arvada Beer Company:
On select Sundays, for $25 per person, you get your first pint of beer and a 6 pack of the beer made that day when it is ready ( limited to the first 10 people who sign up) .If you want to just come watch and ask questions, our classes cost $10 each person, which includes your first beer. All Classes start at 9 am with mash in and should end around 3 pm. Must be over 21 to attend class. $25.00
3.) Pitchfork Pinups Colorado Craft Brewers Calendar
The 2013 Colorado Craft Brewers 12 month wall calendar features a different Colorado brewery each month. Through the lens of local photographer Darren Mahuron you get to see the colorful personalities behind each of these innovative and unique breweries that call Colorado home. Travel through the state and visit each of their 2013 “pinups”, learn about their specialty brews, recipes, a brewery farm and a brew school. $14.95
4.) Homebrewing Starter Kit from The Brew Hut
For that beer lover in your world that wants to get into homebrewing, the Brew Hut at Chambers and Hampden in Aurora can get you set up. With different levels of start-up kits ranging from 135 to 295 dollars, they have you covered. We like the Super Ultra Mega Deluxe Equipment Kit! $135.00  to 295.00

5.) 2013 Cellar Reserve Membership from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project


This 400 person membership will include 10 different (750 ml bottle) offerings from Barrel aged and sour beer specialists Crooked Stave. You will also get  a few pieces of exclusive Crooked Stave members gear/items including stemmed glassware, first opportunity at all the beers coming out of our Barrel Cellar and a member discount when visiting their taproom. The membership runs from Jan 1st through Dec 31st, 2013  $300.00
6.) Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster
Self Explanatory but would look great on any beer geeks wall! May We suggest this one from Mostly Posters $8.99
7.) Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale Mini Keg
Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado is releasing its annual holiday beer, Christmas Ale, in a new package – the 5-liter/1.32-gallon mini-keg. Yielding ten pints, the festive package is just right for holiday gatherings. May we suggest shopping at Argonaut Wine & Liquor or Atlas Valley Wine & Spirits $17.99
8.) Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado’s Breweries
This book tells the story of each of these institutions, detailing their histories, quirks and signature beers. Author Ed Sealover spent two years traveling the state and speaking with brewers to learn what makes each place special, from the world-renowned New Belgium Brewing Company to Silverton Brewery, which is located in a town so isolated that it shuts its taproom down six months out of the year. This book is a perfect companion for beer geeks, tourists or travelers who want to find a one-of-a-kind experience throughout Colorado. It features stories and maps for curious beer drinkers to explore the Napa Valley of beer. $21.99
9.) American Homebrewers Association Membership
Purchasing an AHA membership for the homebrewer or beer enthusiast in your life is easier than ever. Simply purchase and AHA Gift Card online, valid for a one-year US AHA membership, and they’ll send you the AHA Gift Card to give as a present. AHA Gift Cards are activated online by the card holder. It’s no hassle for you and just as easy for him/her. AHA offers the following Membership Benefits:
·         Zymurgy magazine & eZymurgy
·         AHA Member Deals
·         AHA Forum
·         Homebrewopedia
·         AHA Rallies
·         Competition, Event & Book Discounts
$38.00 for 1 year $68.00 for 2 year $97.00 for 3 year and $600 for lifetime
10.) Beer Magazine Subscriptions
Highly suggest getting that friend or loved one a subscription to one or several beer mags. Check out Beer Advocate, Draft Magazine, or Beer Connoisseur, From $4.95