Nate Fleming

Craft Beer Show Podcasts April 11, 18 and 25 and May 2 2015

Saturday May 2nd 2015 South Denver Beer Fest

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Can’t thank Mike and Dan from Beer Craving enough for having us for the 3rd consecutive year at the South Denver Beer Fest at Clement Park in Littleton. Over 80 breweries and 200 beers to choose from, this festival really has it all with live music, food, spirits and other great vendors come together to really kick off the beer festival season. This year Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House  sat in with me. Ha a little technical difficulties to start but we got rolling with our first interview with Jeff Mendel who is a partner at Left Hand Brewing as well as sits on the board for the Forward Steps Foundation. They are putting together a fundraiser for theior program which raises money that will support former foster youth enrolled at Community College of Denver get degrees. It will be at Amato’s Ale House on Thursday May 28th from 5:30 to 9:00 and you can get tickets here. We then talked to Tebo about their new IPA, Summerbright Ale, the new digs and much more. We fit in as many guests as we could after that and talked to Lone Tree Brewing‘s Bridgette Geiger, Locavore Beer Work‘s Andy Nelson, Sanitas’ Drew Owens, Peak to Peak Tap Room‘s Gordon McKennon, 38 State Brewing‘s Mike Keating, Breck Brew‘s Todd Usry and Destihl Brewing‘s Aaron Chadwick. Also in hour two was some Brew News You Can Use! We had a blast at this festival and really nudge you to make sure you are there next year!

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Saturday April 25th 2015

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It had to eventually happen… The man, the myth, the legend Mike Nelson (Beer Despondent Number 2) co hosted with Turk today in studio. And he did a stellar job too. We led off the show with Will Carlson from Beerporium who has some unfortunate news as he has been diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Some breweries and the Knights of Columbus have teamed together for a fundraiser being called Tasters for Life which will take place on Saturday May 16th from 1-7 pm at the Knights of Columbus at 1555 Grant St. Please take some time to stop by on this date and support a guy who has done a ton for the Colorado Craft Beer Community. We then got our weekly update from Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two we had in Goldspot Brewing Company‘s  Matt Hughes (head brewer) and Ryan Abernathy (Tap Room Manager) and Jesse Brookstein from Call to Arms Brewing Company. Had fun sampling Goldspot’s stuff and talking about their brewery at 4970 Lowell Blvd near Regis University. Jesse and Call to Arms plan to open later this summer at 46th and Tennyson in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Jesse comes from Avery Brewing and their is a lot of anticipation for these guys to open. And of course a nice dose of Brew News You Can Use!

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Saturday April 18th 2015

Argonaut Wine & Liquor‘s Daniel Ekker filled in for Turk who was in Portland for the CBC. This was a big show with a ton going on. The awesome Marty Jones was Daniel’s co host. Marty has been the brain behind some of the best marketing ideas for breweries in the state including Oskar Blues, Great Divide and the Wynkoop. Guests in hour one were Taylor Rees, Austin Wiley and Darren Boyd who just opened up Spangalang Brewery at 27th and Welton in an old DMV building.  These guys all came from Great Divide so you know they will come out with great beers right out of the gate! In Hour two Ron Vaughn from Argonaut Wine & Liquor jumped in to talk about the ever-important Keep Colorado Local Campaign which is fighting the full strength beer in grocery stores initiative.  This is a very important issue for your local breweries so please take a look at what they are saying. Wayne Anderson from Spirit Hound Distillers in Longmont also jumped in to talk about his spirits and their stance on the Keep Colorado Local Campaign. Of course we talked to Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery and did Brew News You Can Use as well.

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Saturday April 11th 2015

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Turk and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House hosted the show today in studio. In Hour one we caught up with Chris Phelps (Co-Owner / Brewer) and Dave Barron (Co-Owner / Sales) from Saint Patrick’s Brewing CompanyThese guys specialize in crafting lagers and have made over 80 different kinds including traditional, experimental and reinventing ales as lagered beers. They just opened their new taproom and brewery at Littleton Blvd and Santa Fe! We also caught up with our man Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two Andrew Curtis joined the fun. He is the metro sales rep for Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company in Dillon. They’ve been brewing traditional ales and lagers in Dillon since 1997. Head brewer Dave Simmons makes some amazing lagers including a dunkel, helles and pilsner. A recent expansion has them hitting it hard lately. We also did a healthy Brew News You Can Use segment brought to you by Mobile Canning.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Podcasts November 15th, 22nd and 29th 2014

Saturday November 15th 2014 High Plains Tap House 1 Year Anniversary

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We have a great new sponsor in High Plains Tap House and we were super stoked when they asked us to come out and hang for their 1 year anniversary party. The kindest receptions we’ve ever had as you will see below! Stacy Turk sat in today and co hosted. Guests included Nate and Laura Fleming who own and operate High Plains, Joel Scally from Odyssey Beerwerks , Mike Cugini and Ben Christianson from Rockyard American Grill and Brewery and Zack Christofferson and Brian Blainey from Chain Reaction Brewing. We HIGHLY suggest you come out and see these folks when you get a chance in Littleton at Wadsworth and Chatfield. A nice wide variety of craft beers from around the world, a delightful food menu, an 80 inch TV and some of the nicest folks you will meet! Get down and say hello!

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Saturday November 22nd 2014 with the Blue Spruce Brewing and Brewery Rickoli Gangs

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Turk hosted alone in studio today as he has been quite forgetful lately and went to work without securing a co host. But no worries as we had some great guests come in to hang out. In Hour One we had in Rick and Tim Kane from Blue Spruce Brewing Company in Centennial at Colorado Blvd and County Line Rd. Rick and Tim are a father son team who along with mom Theresa run a very cool brewery and Mazatlan Style kitchen to boot. We talked about a collaboration beer they did with seven other C-470 area breweries that will be tapped at all the locations on December 5th. It’s called Bock C-470. We also sampled some fine fall brews they are rocking right now. In Hour Two we sat down with Rick and Jaqua Abitbol as well as Todd Williamson from Brewery Rickoli in Wheatridge at 43rd and Wadsworth. We talked about his hook up with Sam Adam’s Brewing the American Dream program, making gluten-free beers and about his beers which have some pretty darn cool names. Had a really great time in studio with these guys and gal so very thankful they came in. Support your local Centennial and Wheatridge brewery folks!

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Saturday November 29th 2014 Chain Reaction Brewing for the Despondents vs Stacy Turk Beer

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Yep, it finally came down to this one! Stacy and John Turk have been homebrewing for a handful of years so when Zack Christofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing approached them both to do separate beers professionally at Chain Reaction, we had to make a big deal out of it. So we though it might be cool to have Stacy take on the Beer Despondents Todd Thibault, Mike Nelson and Turk. Stacy and the Chain Reax crew made a Caramel Apple Brown while the Despondents went with a Chocolate Cream Porter. We had a contest to see what beer was better as we tapped it today. The winner was decided by a judging panel made up of Brewtally Insane‘s Mark Robinson, The Thirsty German Nicol Winkler, author and beer journalist Emily Hutto and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House. One dollar for each sale went to their respective charities. Stacy went with The Gathering Place and the Despondents went with Life Is Better RescueThe losing beer makers have to match the totals for sale of that beer. So it came down to it with Nate and Nicol voting for the Stacy and Mark and Emily voting for the Despondents. The folks on hand had to split the votes and did so favoring Stacy’s Caramel Apple Brown. During the show we had on Tim Myers from Strange Craft Beer Company, Thibault, Nelson, Stacy, Zack and Chad Christofferson, Klaus Schiefelbbin and the entire judging panel. What a very fun event and we WILL do this again. BIG up thanks to the Christofferson family and the Chain Reax crew for hosting us. This was a very good time.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday August 2nd 2014

 

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We were in studio for the show today for the first time in a long time! In hour one we had the Jellyman Kjell Wygant and The Fez Greg Fetzer from Rockyard American Grill and Brewery. We talked about their new Mix 12 pack which is now out in the market as well as sampled their Dog House Red which is a barrel-aged and bretted Red Ale. Very tasty and get some while you can. We also talked about their upcoming festival on August 23rd Rendezvous at the Rock. Lots of breweries and a traveling trophy will be awarded. We also caught up with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery who is smack dab in the middle of a Mountain Tour. In hour two Laura and Nate Fleming from High Plains Tap House jumped in with us to talk about what they are doing there on the Northeast corner of Wadsworth and Chatfield in Littleton. You need to get in and visit this beer lovers paradise in the south metro! We also did Mobile canning’s Brew News You Can Use and discussed how to tell a brewer or brewery that their beers actually need work. Is it detrimental to the craft movement if we always say that beer is “good”?

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: South Denver Beer fest May 3rd 2014

 

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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!

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