8-23-2014 Great Central City Beer Fest
Boulder Beer’s Chicken Dan and Turk made beer radio magic from one of the coolest beer fests in the state! The Great Central City Beer Festival. This was year three of the event and it keeps getting bigger and better. Over 25 breweries on hand in historic Central City. There’s a lot more than just beer too. Great food, a cemetary crawl, historic gun battle re enactments, and much more. Want to thank the Central City Business Admin for having us out again! Guests included Joe Behm of the Central City Business Admin, Marty Jones, Arvada Beer Co‘s Cary Floyd, Dillon Dam Brewery head brewer Mike Bennett, Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault, Barrels & Bottles Brewery’s Abby George, Dave Thomas from Dostal Alley Brewing and former Central City Mayor Buddy Schmaltz.
8-30-2014 Freshcraft 4th Anniversary
Jason, Aaron and Lucas Forgy kind enough to invite Turk and Nicol Winkler (AKA the Thirsty German) out for Freshcraft‘s 4th Anniversary Party! They were breaking out some crazy rare beers for this all while serving up some BBQ Iowa style. Freshcraft is a place where you can not only find a stellar lineup of brews with rare ones popping their head up all the time but a place that is well known for their amazing cuisine. They do beer dinners quarterly that will drop your jaw. Or try a beer cocktail! Lunch specials and happy hour deals galore. We LOVE Freshcraft. Jamie Gulick joined us for a few segments talking about Freshcraft, their food, women in beer, and the new concept the Forgy’s are working on in the Highlands called Block and Larder. Tebo jumped on talking Breckenridge Brewery and Fall beers and events! Arlo Grammatica from Ska breifly joined us to talk new releases and their 19th anniversary party. Wade Norris jumped on to talk about Green Beer Fest and his run for state office. Nicol, Turk and Adam Lenfest also discussed the use of the word “Denver” in a brewery’s name. Denver Beer Co and Denver Pearl Brewing are having a little battle. Thanks to our host Jamie, the Forgy’s and everyone at Freshcraft for the great time!
9-6-2014 Studio with Renegade’s Laura Vande Zande with guests from Living the Dream and Kokopelli
Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande joined Turk to co host the show in studio today. She’s putting on a big show called Offensively Delicious during GABF week that mixes comedy and beer. They will have national and local comedians plus some rookie brewery workers taking their shot at stand up. In hour one we talked with Jason Bell the brewmaster at Living the Dream Brewing which just opened in Highlands Ranch at Santa Fe and Highlands Ranch Parkway. Him and his partners are living the dream while making great beers! We also chatted with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. He’s been on a wild Mountain Tour! In Hour two the Kokopelli Beer Company gang jumped in! We had founder and owner Christine Wares and Katie Schroepfer in studio. Also want to thank Danica Smith for bringing Kokopelli Beer all the way down from Westminster! They have a really cool story and make some really great and diverse beers! We also did Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use.
PODCASTS COMING… Technical Difficulties
No Podcasts from 9-13 or 9-20. We were not on the air due to Turk’s dad’s passing and a pre empting for CU Football
9-27-2014 Arvada Beer Company
Felt good to be back at our home away form home Arvada Beer Company as Cary and Kelly Floyd sat in the whole show with Turk! In hour one we talked about GABF events and happenings, new beers at Arvada Beer, their 3rd anniversary party coming up October 25th which we will broadcast from and a lot more. Tebo also jumped in and almost seemed to be in a jolly spirit even though GABF is about to fall on top of him! In hour two Marty Jones came on to talk about his new venture the Brew Night Show which should take place once every two months at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. It’s a variety show with music, comedy and beer banter. He will also feature some very cool guests including Charlie Papazian who will be at the premier during GABF on Wednesday. Information is HERE! He also made a very hard-hitting political to air for his show and we have a preview for you! Follow this LINK. We closed out with Brew News You Can Use and a conversation with Columbine Label Company’s Bernadette Ortiz who is such an awesome sponsor and provided us with some GABF ticket giveaways. We’ll see you back at Arvada Beer on October 25th.
For the third straight year, we had the honor of broadcasting live from inside the halls of the Colorado Convention Center for the Great American Beer Festival. What an amazing production this has become with over 580 breweries and 4,500 plus beers. Stacy Turk was the special co host this week!
In Hour One, we led off with Marty Jones who is now carrying the torch for Mission Brewing, Wasatch and Squatters Beers, Colorado Cider Company and much more. The man is a wealth of beer knowledge! We then talked to founding partner of Squatters Beers Peter Cole and Greg Schirf who founded Wasatch Beers. They have combined ventures and became the Utah Brewers Cooperative. We also caught up with Todd Thibault who has really mad his way around town this week to take it all in!
In Hour Two we led with off Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Company! 17 years of amazing beers and stories from this beer hero! We talked about some new beers they will be putting out, the hotel he is planning on, the Europe brewery, the charities that will benefit when he shaves his beard, and the 6 month sabbatical he will be taking! We also talked to Julia Herz of the Brewer’s Association about the festival and some of the winners that were just announced. Colorado did very well! We closed out the show with the guys from Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company. They won Bronze for their Redhawk Ale in the Scottish Style Ale category. Jim Stinson, Kjell Wygant and Derek Mitchell jumped on with us and also talked about their whiskey barrel aged stout they packaged to help with flood relief assistance.
We are already counting down for next year’s GABF! Congrats to all the Colorado breweries who took home medals and to the other folks who didn’t medal but should have! We live in THE state of Craft Beer and we are very fortunate!
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.
We were very honored to be the only broadcast crew inside the halls of Great American Beer Festival! As the medal ceremony was wrapping up we had several guests on!
In Hour One we led off with a little scene set from the 31st annual GABF! We were then joined by General Manager at the Publican in Chicago Katie Syracopoulos. We also talked with Adam Trattler from Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. We then were joined by a very overworked Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. He gave us the lowdown on what it’s like to be involved in dozens of events and having to get beer practically everywhere during GABF week. We closed out the hour with John Winter from Lone Tree Brewing Company!
In Hour Two folks started pouring out of the awards ceremony. We announced some of those winners and Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing jumped on. They won two medals! Brewers Association Craft Beer Program Director Julia Herz also joined us to talk about some of the medal winners and about 31 years of GABF! Strange Brewing Company co owner Tim Myers also joined us right after learning they had won a Bronze for their Dr. Strangelove Barleywine! Next up was Andy Brown and Marty Jones from the Wynkoop to talk about their Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. Our next guests were Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck from Funkwerks who grabbed gold medals with their Belgian Style Strong and their Saison. But that was just the beginning, as they also received the Small Brewery of the Year Award! Upslope also won a silver medal in the American Style Brown category and head brewer Alex Violette joined us. We closed out the show with Ska President Dave Thibodeau who was a skunked as far as medals and was a little sour! We love him dearly though!