Saturday January 24th 2014 Rockyard American Grill & Brewery
The Beer Show, Rockyard, and Pagosa Brewing Crews
We were invited by Jim, Jelly, Mike and the Gang at Rockyard for a special broadcast in the Big House production facility! Boone from Kannah Creek Brewing was the special co host! Jim Stinson the brewmaster at Rockyard sat in most of the show as well and we talked about their new 22 ounce offerings Leroy Biere de Garde and the new Grand Cru. We also talked about a Maibock collab they were brewing today with Pagosa Brewing Company for Collab Fest in March. Also on hand was a big contingency of home brewers from the Rock Hoppers Brew Club. Winner’s were announced for their Biere de Rock Belgian style AHA sanctioned home brew competition. The “Jellyman” Kjell Wygant joined in to talk about his one off offerings he does every Friday at 4 pm. Other guests included Tony Simmons from Pagosa Brewing, Billy Beeson and Brian Pramov from the Rock Hoppers, Tim Myers from Strange Craft Beer and Bridgette Geiger of Lone Tree Brewing Company. Strange, Lone Tree, Pagosa and Rockyard all selected their Pro Am winners that will be entered into the 2015 comp. And of course you know Tebo joined us from Breckenridge Brewery. This was a real blast and a damn unique show! Big thanks to the crew for having us out on a real busy day at Rockyard!
Billy Beeson and Brian Pramov of the Rock Hoppers
Boone and Turk
Brewmaster Jim Stinson
Jim and the “Jellyman” Kjell Wygant
Yep – this is their restroom
Tim from Strange
Saturday January 17th 2014 with Odd 13 and Alpine Dog Brewing
Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande and Turk were in studio today with some special guests in the house! In hour one Strange Craft Beer Co’s Tim Myers jumped on to talk about a new Ruby Street homebrewing set up for folks in wheelchairs. We were then joined by Ryan Scott of Odd 13 Brewing in Lafayette. He and his crew have been rocking out some phenomenal sour beers lately and we were able to give Blucifer a try. They will be releasing these in cans as seasonals. We also sampled some Eric the Red, Doctor Wildcat, Papa Selenus and Spruce Campbell. Really been impressed with what Odd 13 is cranking out these days! Also this hour we talked with Tebo about all things Breckenridge Brewery and he did his first installment of Colorado Craft Beer Bar of the Week. This week it was The Canteen Tap House & Tavern in Breckenridge.
In Hour two we welcomed in Gardiner Hammond who is the head brewer and owner at Alpine Dog Brewing Company on Colfax and Ogden. He opened up in November and has some real fun and great beers to offer. We sampled his Imperial Red and Stout. We also caught up with Catherine Peters from the Bark Bar in Denver who had to recently shut down due to zoning issues. After a handful of neighbors complained of noise, parking and drunken behavior, the city determined Denver zoning code doesn’t allow restaurants or bars to have off leash dog yards. She plans on re opening somewhere in Wheatridge. This show was packed and is a really good listen for you!
Second year in a row we were asked and stoked to be part of the South Denver Beer Fest! About 2 to 3 thousand people were on hand for this two day fest! The folks at Beer Craving really know what they are doing and throw an amazing beer, music and food fest! Make sure you mark your calendar for next year and the first weekend of May!
Our special guest co host was Andrew Ehrnman from Star Bar at 22nd and Larimer! He has been around the beer block a few time, so to speak. We had several guests on the show including our weekly chat with Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault. We also talked to Breck’s Matt Eldridge, Falling Rock Tavern‘s Beth Walter, Rockyard‘s Jim Stinson, Great Divide‘s Kate Kingsbery Laura and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House, Verboten Brewing‘s Joe Akers, Logan and Lisa from Duke’s Small Batch Smoked Meats and Curtis from 5280 Event Centers. Wish we could have broadcasted for several more hours! Big thanks to Mike, Dan and the whole production crew and the amazing volunteers! See you here next year!
Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor and Tim Myers from Strange Brewing Company co hosted this week as we broadcasted from the inaugural Conifer Mountain Barbecue Challenge, Beer & Wine Tasting. Want to thank our gracious hosts Tom Becker and the Rotary Club of Conifer. Set among the beautiful surroundings of Meyer Ranch in Conifer this was one awesome fest with about 20 breweries, unbelievable barbecue and other great vendors and music.
We talked with Tom Becker a bit about the festival and how it came to be. We also were joined by Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault who sat in most the show! Other guests included Kevin DeLange from Dry Dock Brewing, Jim Stinson from Rockyard American Grill and Brewery, Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing.
We were all finally recovered from Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines from last week and ready to go with a fun show in studio!
In Hour One we had on Steve and Leslie Kaczeus from Niwot’s Bootstrap Brewing Company. They brought in some of their brand new bottled and labeled goodies! Get in and check these guys out on 79th Street in Niwot. We also had a segment of Brew News You Can Use and talked to our man Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery.
In Hour Two we brought in Jim Stinson, Kjell “Jellyman” Wygant and Melissa Gifford from Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company. They brought in a delicious saison called Spirit of Danny in memory of Danny Williams and their KROC collaboration Wilson Imperial Stout. They had expansion news and a lot of new things to talk about. Get in and check em out by the factory outlets in Castle Rock. We also chatted with Executive Director of the Colorado Brewers Guild John Carlson. Some new bills concerning beer are running through the legislature that concern the suds including another run at full strength beer in c-stores plus a bill that would let 18-20 year old’s have a brew at restaurants, breweries, etc. if the legal guardian is with you.
Next week, make sure to join us live from Arvada Beer Company at 5600 Old Wadsworth from 12-2! Gonna be a great broadcast!