Khara O’Connell

Renegade Brewing Company Joins the CCBS Family

Super excited to have a brand new member of the family! Welcome Renegade Brewing Company as a supporter of the show. We have know Brian and Khara O’Connell for a couple years and they have done some amazing things at their digs on 9th Ave between Santa Fe and Kalamath!

Named Best Neighborhood Brewery by the Westword in 2012, Renegade was founded by Brian and Khara O’Connell in the summer of 2011 in the Santa Fe Arts District of Denver. Brian brought his offensively delicious brews, developed in his backyard, to Denverites to encourage social interaction and friendship. Ryeteous, the flagship beer of Renegade, was packaged in cans for the first time in the summer of 2012. They are now canning the 11% ABV Elevation Triple IPA and their 5:00 Afternoon Ale all with Mobile Canning!

They also announced that this year they will open a pub serving pizza salads and craft beer near the University of Denver at 2043 South University Boulevard called the Renegade Publik House. They will have 5 to 8 taps of their own and about 12 to 15 guest taps along with cans and bottles.

We thank the O’Connell’s and the entire crew at Renegade Brewing for their support in the show! Stop by and tell em thanks for us!

Colorado Craft Beer Show December 8, 2012

The boys were back in studio this week with some very cool guests as well as brew news you can use!

In Hour One we had Shad Chancey and Taylor Wise in from Grossenbart Brewery.

They are in the set up stages for a nanobrewery somewhere in the Boulder or Broomfield area. Grossenbart means big beard or big head in German. Each of their beers named after a beard style. We talked to them about their idea, sampled some of their beers and of course talked beards! You might be surprised on what facial hair name you are sporting! We also of course talked to our Beer Despondent Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. They have a ton of events this season and some new beers. Plus he once again guaranteed us Breck is staying in Colorado.



In Hour Two we brought in Carol White and Mike Laur from the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado. They have their 6th edition maps out which will would make one very fine holiday gift for that beer lover in your family or circle of friends. A map so useful, you’ll wonder how you survived so long without one. It will delight and enthrall you as it helps you find your own little piece of Beer Heaven. From megabrewers to bucketbrewers, our beautiful, full-color map pint-points the hoppiest, happiest, and hippest hangouts on the Colorado Beer Scene. With 168 brewing operations to visit and explore, you’ll never wander again without the wisdom of where to find your next beer. It’s completely revised, updated and brand new for 2012. Our 6th Edition is the best yet, full of detailed information on Colorado breweries, brewpubs, homebrew suppliers, historic watering holes, beer bars, beer styles, colors and tastes.

Carol and Mike are beer detectives and you know their hands are full trying to keep track of all the new and upcoming breweries. BDG2C also releases news stories on opening breweries so make sure you check them out but most importantly grab that craft beer you know a map for the holidays. You can find them in liquor stores, breweries, The Tattered Cover and of course online at the link above.

We then brought in Brian and Khara O’Connel from Renegade Brewing Company. They releases a lot of news this week as they will be canning two more beers: their 5:00 Afternoon Ale and the Elevation Triple IPA. They also plan to open the Renegade Publik House next March in the DU area at Evans and Broadway. They will hold 5-8 taps of their own and 12-15 guest taps. They will also offer gourmet pizzas and salads that accompany the beers they have on tap! Very cool news for Renegade after just 18 month of being open!