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!
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.
Been a while since we did a studio show but that is where we found ourselves on this Saturday! The awesome Laura Vande Zande from Renegade Brewing Company and Scott Witsoe from Wit’s End Brewing sat in the whole show co hosting with Turk. We had American Homebrewer’s Association Director Gary Glass on to talk about Learn to Homebrew Day, Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery to talk all things Breck including the new Vanilla Nitro Porter, and Chef Michael Long who has his own show about food on KEZW called The Main Course. He also is one of the forces behind Chef & Brew Festival which is held at the Exdo Events Center on November 14th.
We had the fine pleasure of broadcasting from one of the finest tap rooms on earth! Hops & Pie and it just happened to be their 3rd anniversary party with an Avery tap takeover of very rare beers. Laura Vande Zande from Renegade Brewing and Tim Myers from Strange Brewing sat in as co hosts. We talked to Drew Watson who owns the place and runs the kitchen about their story, upcoming GABF events and about their decision to not start their brewery just yet. Laura and Tim also filled us in on their respective breweries. Bernadette Ortiz from Columbine Label dropped in as well. They are awesome sponsors of ours who is a one stop shop for promotional needs. Tebo also joined us from some sort of dj festival in Atlanta! And as always, more brew news you can use!
We broadcasted live from Strange Brewing Company for the culmination of their 3rd Anniversary party and to wrap up American Craft Beer Week. Co owner and head brewer Tim Myers was the guest co host with Turk. We talked about their amazing three years of growth, the wide range of brews they make and the Dr. Strangelove Barleywine which won a bronze medal at last year’s GABF and was just bottled and now on sale in the taproom!
We also talked to Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery who was in Arizona for the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Fest. Renegade Brewing‘s Laura Vande Zande jumped on to discuss the all new Renegade Publik House. Beer Despondent Mike Nelson gave us the update on his beer travels and we were joined by Harry Smith and Lila Mackey who are opening up Black Sky Brewery at 490 Santa Fe in the Arts District. Harry has brewed at Breckenridge the last 12 years and Lila has been with Strange since the beginning.
Big Thanks to Laura Vande Zande from Renegade Brewing Company for filling in with Turk on this show! She did an amazing job!
In Hour One we led off Mobile Canning‘s with Brew News You Can Use! We then were joined by Craig Rothgery of De Steeg Brewing and John Frazee of Gravity Brewing. They talked about their respective breweries and about a collaboration they did together! De Steeg was going to name their brewery High Gravity but after a friendly phone call they just decided an new name was in order and they collaborated on a very good 10% + ABV Belgian IPA! We also jumped on with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery to talk more about the Comic Con Beer and some of their upcoming events!
In Hour Two we led off with Bryan Selders who is the former head brewer at Dogfish Head and was recently named head brewer at The Post Brewing Company which will open in Lafayette this November. Bryan was also the co host with Sam Calagione of Brew Masters which made a short run on Discovery Channel. He talked about the jump from DFH to graphics design and then back into brewing as well as some brews he likes to experiment with. Colorado is very lucky to have this guy moving here to brew his stuff! We then talked with Melanie Whitcomb and Keniey Sonley from Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar. They recently opened their 4th location at Holly and Orchard in the DTC! They now boast 144 taps! We also talked about April 27th’s Big Ass Tap Takeover which will run at 3 locations (CR,HR,DTC) with 30 Avery taps at each! All the details are in this hour. We will be broadcasting from the Highlands Ranch location from 12-2 but get there early as Adam Avery will be doing a little toast with us around 11:30 am.
We broadcasted from Hops & Pie for their Littlest Big Beer Fest Barrel- Aged Edition! Maker’s Mark Barrel Aged Odell’s, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Renegade and River North brews! All 5 of them exceptionally good! We thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us on St. Paddy’s Day!
In Hour One we led off with Mobile Canning‘s Brew News You Can Use then were joined by Nathaniel and Andrea Miller from Big Choice Brewing Company in Broomfield. They are making some unbelievable beers, canning their Disconnected Red, have some new beers coming down the line and a bevy of events they are involved in for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Their big one-year anniversary is also coming up on May 4th. Steve Kurowski from the Colorado Brewer’s Guild then jumped on to talk about Colorado Craft Beer Week. We also chatted with Breckenridge’s Todd Thibault about their upcoming week events. We closed out the show talking with Andrea Miller and head brewer at Big Choice Zack Coleman!
In Hour Two we led off with Brian O’Connell and Laura Vande Zande from our newest sponsors Renegade Brewing Company! They had an unbelievable Maker’s Mark Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Porter called Cherub Rock on tap! We talked about their CCBW events and about the events that led up to them changing the name of Ryeteous Rye Pale Ale to Redacted. We are so stoked to have these guys on board with us! We then talked to Hops & Pie’s Drew Watson. Pretty soon he will be brewing his own beer there at 39th and Tennyson! We then chatted Odell Brewing with Brian Bjork. They made an unbelievable blend to age in their Makers Mark barrel. They blended their Mountain Standard Black IPA with Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout. It was phenomenal! We closed out the hour with beer journalists Ed Sealover and Eric Gorski. Eric heads up the fabulous First Drafts Beer Blog at the Denver Post. Ed Sealover writes for the Denver Business Journal, is the author of Mountain Brew and the Beer Run Blog. He is also the host of a new Beer Show on TV called Colorado Brews which will it’s pilot episode on Rocky Mountain PBS on April 6th at 9:30 PM.
And in both hours – we passed along as many events for Colorado Craft Beer Week as we could Follow this link to get a full list! CO CRAFT BEER WEEK