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Craft Beer Show Brewcasts: Saturday February 21st and Saturday February 28th 2015

Saturday February 28th 2015 Chain Reaction and Liquid Mechanics Brewing

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Turk hosted all by his lonesome this week in studio but he was in good company. In hour one we hung with Zack and Chad Christofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing CompanyWe talked about the upcoming Collaboration Fest, their barrel aging, that Superbowl ad and much more. We also checked in with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. In Hour two we sat down with Davin Helden, Seth Townsend and Eric Briggs from Liquid Mechanics Brewing in Lafayette. These guys opened about 6 months ago and are rocking out some clasic style clean brews. They are located off of Highway 287 at Baseline and well worth a stop for you. Look for good things form these guys!  We also did Brew News You Can Use brought to you by Mobile Canning.

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Saturday February 21st 2015 with Twisted Pine Brewing and Ratio Beerworks

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Nicol Winkler aka The Thirsty German filled in for Turk who was slacking up in Vail Valley at the Winter Wondergrass Festival. Val Lark from Twisted Pine Brewing Company sat in for the show as did Jason Zumbrunnen and Zach Lowery from Ratio Beerworks. Jason is knocking it out of the park already at Ratio which just opened at 2920 Larimer St. He has prior experience at AC Golden. These guys came out swinging and are killing it already. Val is one of the most fun people you will ever meet and she is the sales rep for Twisted Pine in Denver. Bob Baile and crew have been slamming out crazy good beers in Boulder for nearly 20 years. They won gold in 2014 at the World Beer Cup with their Big Shot Espresso Stout and have another two World Beer Cup medals and 8 GABF medals. Nicol also had her Tebo time and did Brew News You Can Use.

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Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines 15th Anniversary Saturday January 10th 2015

 

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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.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Podcasts December 6th, 13th and 20th

Saturday December 20th Beer in Review 2014

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Nicol Winler AKA The Thirsty German and Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild sat in the whole show as we went through the year in beer in Colorado. We talked best beers of the beer, best new breweries, trends, what to look for in 2015 and we also sampled some very fine Holiday brews. We also had a chat with Shay Wasson and Savannah Wilt form Via Baci Modern Italian Bistro in for their votes. Of course Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault weighed in as well.

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Saturday December 13th Epic Brewing Company 

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We were stoked to be invited out to Epic Brewing Company for their holiday party with Saint Nick and a cookie and beer pairing. Firestone Walker‘s Elizabeth Isenbart co hosted with us. We were joined by Epic Tap Room Manager Jennie Richau, Beer Ambassador Eric Matelski, and owner and founder Dave Cole. Todd Thibault jumped in to talk about Bourbon barrel Aged Imperial 72 and Christmas Ale from Breckeridge Brewery. Other guests included Santa Claus and the cookie makers Kristi Peltz, Zeni Whitall, Bonnie Skells and Chelsea Magin. Kristi Pelts won with her Utah Sage Saison Lemon Bars. Get tickets for their Annual Holiday Brunch with Big Kiwi’s Gourmet Eats. Justin Hugill of Big Kiwi also jumped on to give us details. All cookies were tremendous and we can’t thank the Epic gang enough for having us come in for their Christmas party!

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Saturday December 6th at Lone Tree Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary Party

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Lone Tree Brewing Company was so kind to invite us out for their 3rd Anniversary Party as they released some very big news. Stacy Turk sat in for co hosting duties today! John Winter and Jason Wiedmaier joined us to talk about some really massive growth plans. We are very excited to see them gain an additional 3,600 square feet, a fully automatic Cask canning line, a new 20 barrel brewhouse and a fourth can which will be Hoptree Double IPA. The canning line is in, the brewhouse is on the way, and the Hoptree cans should be ready to roll by summer. All this allowing Lone Tree to triple their production. This is really great news. They also say they are toying with some sour beers that can be kept away from their brew system in their new space behind the taproom. Cheers for a big 2015 coming up for Lone Tree Brewing Company! Guests included owners John and Jason Winter, brewers Josh West and Jerry Siote. We also talked to Tap Room Manager Amber Davis-Sato and Sales Manager Bridgette Geiger.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday July 26th 2014 Arvada Beer Company

 

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Back to our home-away-from home Arvada Beer Company! Cary and Kelly Floyd co hosted with Turk. This was a jam packed show as usual with several guests. We talked about some new beers Arvada had flowing including a Wine Barrel Aged Schwarzweiss and Dark Lager. They also are kicking off a Tuesday Chili Beer release on every Tuesday starting August 5th. They will be taking one of their normal brews and adding a certain kind of pepper. These will vary each week and they will also have available the regular beer so you can do a side by side. Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault jumped on to talk about the Breckenridge Summer Beer Fest and the next rounds of beers coming out. Think Autumn Ale already! We then were joined by Joanne Knipmeyer who is helping organize the 1st Annual Craft Distiller’s festival at the Boulder County Fair on Saturday August 9th. They’ll have over 10 different distilleries on hand for the first county fair in the nation with an all distillers event. You can save 35 bucks now by going to HERE to get tickets for two. They are normally 40 dollars per entry. Or go to Boulder County Fair’s Website for more info. In hour two we led off with Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident and the Kyle Hollingsworth Band to talk about his Kyle’s Brew Fest also taking place August 9th at Boulder Liquor Mart in Boulder. He has some really cool breweries lined up and will be playing a special set with some very special guests. Tickets and info can be found HERE. Turk will be here pouring some Epic Brewing Escape to Colorado Firkins that Kyle infused with Citra and Chinook Whole Leaf Hops as well as some Blue Spruce tips. Gonna be a fun event as always. Next up was David Lin with Comrade Brewing Company. We sampled his beers (which were great) and talked about their story. Their head brewer marks Lanham has ties to the Alpha Kings Melvin/Thai Me Up Brewing. Another great day at our second home Arvada Beer.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines

Very honored to be able to broadcast from the 13th Annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival again this year from the beautiful Cascade Resort and Spa in Vail! Want to give a huge thanks to Laura Lodge, Bill Lodge, Kirsten Texler, IT guru Chad and our awesome engineer Erik Hood for making this happen for us! And also a big thanks to the Antlers at Vail for putting us up! One of our favorite festivals of the year, Big Beers knows how to do it right with a weekend full of seminars, beer dinners, workshops, discussions, a homebrew competition and also some of the greatest and rarest beers you will find all year! Another highlight of this fest is that all the biggest names in beer come out! We tried to fit in as many as we could in two hours!

In Hour One we talked to Boulevard Brewing‘s Steven Pauwels, Barrel Herder at Avery Andy Parker and Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head.

 

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In Hour Two we hit up Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery, Time Myers from Strange, Tomme Arthur from Lost Abbey, Kevin Crompton and Kyle Rossman from Epic Brewing, Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker, Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave and Omar Ansari from Surly Brewing.

 

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We met so many great people and sampled so many great brews! Our only regret is not being able to talk to more of these folks. We could have done a 24 hour show! Can’t wait til next year!

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 10-20-2012

In the studio with us for the whole show was Head Brewer at Upslope Brewing Company Alex Violette and head of Logistics, Linguistics and Statistics at Twisted Pine Brewing Company Justin Tilotta. Upslope won a medal at GABF with their Brown and Twisted Pine also won a couple medals for their Big Shot Espresso Tout and West Bound Braggot! We talked about their medal winners as well as their other staples! We talked brewery expansions, pumpkin beers, GABF, and much more.

Also joining us on the phone was Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. Jimmy Walker in Breck has some new beers he is working on as well as a potential sour program. We also talked with David Cole from Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City. They broke news about opening a new brewery in Denver in the next year. They also won a medal at GABF with their Utah Sage Saison.

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