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.
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.
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.
Turk and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor hosted the show from the studio in the DTC! Guests in hour one were Dennis and Daniel Richards from Echo Brewing Company in Frederick. These are two really great guys, who make great beer and kicked some ass at the Colorado State Fair last month. We got their story and talked about their brews. Todd Thibault also jumped on from the Breckenridge Oktoberfest.
In Hour two we were joined by a legend in the business! Keith Villa founded Blue Moon Brewing Company and grew it into what it is today! We got his background, how the idea was almost smashed before and during it’s inception and about the craft versus crafty debate.
We also talked to Chad Melis from Oskar Blues about their fundraising efforts to help folks who were hit with the recent flooding in Colorado. It’s the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation!
Join us live at Bootstrap Brewing at 6778 N. 79th Street in Niwot on Saturday June 22nd from Noon and beyond to celebrate 1 year of Bootstrap brewing! There will be some special brews on tap, live music from BlueKrewe and Cat Jerky. Garret Frase from Oskar Blues’ CHUBurger is co hosting with Turk. We will also have guests on from Wild Woods Brewery and Echo Brewing Company. Look for some amazing food as well.
Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot, CO (Boulder County) was founded by local residents Leslie and Steve Kaczeus. They both left the high-tech industry to follow their dream and create an adventurous craft brewery dedicated to producing a wide range of high quality ales and lagers. After nearly five years of planning and research, the couple took a leap of faith and bought equipment to put into storage while they looked for the perfect space. The brewery opened its doors on June 20th 2012 claiming solstice as a birthday and anniversary. Steve who is a Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager by training, was an avid home brewer for over 20 years and graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild in the summer of 2011. Leslie’s background is in marketing. In the short time since opening, they have laid down a set of well-received beers and have begun to brew fantastic classic beers and exciting seasonals including bold fruit and spice infused beer. Their goal is simple – to make really great beer and have a lot of fun.