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Craft Beer Show Brewcasts: Saturday February 21st and Saturday February 28th 2015

Saturday February 28th 2015 Chain Reaction and Liquid Mechanics Brewing

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Turk hosted all by his lonesome this week in studio but he was in good company. In hour one we hung with Zack and Chad Christofferson from Chain Reaction Brewing CompanyWe talked about the upcoming Collaboration Fest, their barrel aging, that Superbowl ad and much more. We also checked in with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. In Hour two we sat down with Davin Helden, Seth Townsend and Eric Briggs from Liquid Mechanics Brewing in Lafayette. These guys opened about 6 months ago and are rocking out some clasic style clean brews. They are located off of Highway 287 at Baseline and well worth a stop for you. Look for good things form these guys!  We also did Brew News You Can Use brought to you by Mobile Canning.

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Saturday February 21st 2015 with Twisted Pine Brewing and Ratio Beerworks

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Nicol Winkler aka The Thirsty German filled in for Turk who was slacking up in Vail Valley at the Winter Wondergrass Festival. Val Lark from Twisted Pine Brewing Company sat in for the show as did Jason Zumbrunnen and Zach Lowery from Ratio Beerworks. Jason is knocking it out of the park already at Ratio which just opened at 2920 Larimer St. He has prior experience at AC Golden. These guys came out swinging and are killing it already. Val is one of the most fun people you will ever meet and she is the sales rep for Twisted Pine in Denver. Bob Baile and crew have been slamming out crazy good beers in Boulder for nearly 20 years. They won gold in 2014 at the World Beer Cup with their Big Shot Espresso Stout and have another two World Beer Cup medals and 8 GABF medals. Nicol also had her Tebo time and did Brew News You Can Use.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcasts: January 17th and 24th 2014

Saturday January 24th 2014 Rockyard American Grill & Brewery

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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!

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Billy Beeson and Brian Pramov of the Rock Hoppers

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Boone and Turk

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Brewmaster Jim Stinson

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Jim and the “Jellyman” Kjell Wygant

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Yep – this is their restroom

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Tim from Strange

Saturday January 17th 2014 with Odd 13 and Alpine Dog Brewing

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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.

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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!

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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: Saturday July 12th 2014 Breckenridge Brewery 24th Anniversary Hootenanny

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German and Turk were front and center to celebrate 24 years of Breckenridge Brewery! They closed off Kalamath between 4th and 5th in what will be the last anniversary bash at their current location. This was an amazing event with a pig roast, 6 bands, great people and of course, tasty suds. Every band rocked the stages hard and got us all dancing! It was our first time seeing the Magic Beans who were unbelievable. They did a bluegrass rendition of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tuesday’s Gone!!! During the show we had many a guests including Todd Thibault, Todd Usry and Matt Eldridge from Breck. They gave us the lowdown on 24 years and the plans moving forward into their new brewery on South Santa Fe. We also talked to Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing and Julia Wellington from Copper Kettle about their fundraising event A Night to Remember. Dan Rabin came on to talk about his new book Colorado Breweries.  We even let Gary V on the show with his partner in crime Katie Nierling who also reps for Fort Collins Brewery. This was such a fun day that will never be repicated. Thanks to the breck crew (especially Sarah, Tebo, Usry and Matt), and all the supporters of this trend setting brewery for making this happen.

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Kalamath Street Shut Down

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Turk, Nicol and Dan Rabin

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The Magic Beans

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Turk finally got a hold of a vintage Strawberry Wheat Bottle

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday May 17th 2014 Strange Craft Beer Co’s 4th Anniversary!

 

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Big show from Strange Craft Beer Company for their 4th anniversary and to wrap up American Craft Beer Week. Argonaut Wine & Liquor’s Daniel Ekker co hosted as Tim Myers and Todd Thibault of Breck Brew sat in most of the show. We also chatted with Strange do-it-all superhero Jules Hoekstra. They have 4 amazing collaborations on tap right now as well as 12 others. Get Strange with these folks as soon as you can! Tim and the gang are some of the best folks you will ever meet! We also heard form Tim’s wife Marni who is also very instrumental in the daily going ons at Strange. Danny Wang of CAUTION Brewing Company also jumped on as they were celebrating their 2nd anniversary! There was a big ‘ol Brew News You Can Use segment as well! Big thanks to the Strange crew and to Taste of the Phillipines for the grub!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday May 10th 2014

 

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Back to the studio today for a pretty awesome show! Joining Turk as co host was Elizabeth Kagan from Firestone Walker. We talked about some new Firestone beers and their involvement with Old Chicago where they are doing a mini tap takeover for the next month. Also in studio was Daniel Imdieke who is the Manager of Beer Operations at Old Chicago. We talked about Old C’s commitment to craft beer and some of the programs they run throughout the year. Did you know there is 24 Old Chicago locations in Colorado? We also chatted with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery about their Comic Con beer and all things Breck.  In hour two Brad Page from Colorado Cider Company jumped on to fill us in on the big AHA rally they are hosting next weekend. That’s the first time a cidery has hosted an AHA rally. We talked about the history of ciders and how it is really taking off again.

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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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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Parry’s Another Big Ass Avery Tap Takeover Saturday April 26th 2014

 

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Had the honor to broadcast from Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar in Highlands Ranch for Another Big Ass Tap Takeover where over 26 Avery Brewing Company brews were on tap and some rare bottles were floating around too! Founder David Parry was our special co host! Dave Butler from Fermentedly Challenged sat in most of the show and we were also joined by Brewtally Insane’s Mark Robinson. We also had on Avery’s National Sales Director Dustin LeMoine and Darin McGregor who is their National Marketing Director. Breck Brew’s Todd Thibault also dropped us a line from the western slope! Good times were had by all and can’t wait for next years event!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday April 19th 2014 Lone Tree Brewing Company

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA Thirsty German) and Turk hosted from our good friends and sponsors Lone Tree Brewing Company! It was the show’s 3rd Anniversary. We had a great crowd and really enjoyed talking about Lone Tree’s expansion, new canning line and new beers! You can now get their Helles and Peach pale in 6 pack cans! They are also adding two more 30 barrel fermenters for your drinking pleasure! We chatted with John Winter and Jason Wiedemaier in hour one about what they have been up to! Sales Guru Greg Kimmick and Tap Room Manager Amber Davis-Sato also jumped in with us! We also grabbed Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery who was spending the weekend with his pals Leftover Salmon.

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In the second hour we led off with Kalani Neeland and Columbine Label Company‘s Bernadette Ortiz. Kalani’s artwork was chosen as the winner for our Third Anniversary Beer Label Contest. We brewed a single hopped Amarillo IPA at Strange Craft Beer Company and only bottled 99 of these! Bernadette and the gang at Columbine Label did the labels for us and awarded Kalani a 500 dollar gift certificate! We had some awesome entries and it was hard to choose just one! Here is her story on the label she created:

Many people, when hearing the name “99 Bottles”, will automatically finish the rest of the verse in their head. “Take one down, pass it around!” The name emphasizes good times with friends, sharing, camaraderie, and, of course, a nearly never-ending supply of beer. I wanted to capture this moment of joy, glimpsing a rowdy and good-natured toast between a bunch of friends (or even strangers!) in the beer cellar, with plenty of fun left to go. They are all drinking the very beer that you are. Around this scene is a bountiful hop vine, highlighting the strongest flavor in the beer. The bountiful, exuberant theme is extra pertinent for an IPA, whose popularity in America in recent years has skyrocketed as beer lovers everywhere savor the strong, crisp, hoppiness in what has become a go-to staple among friends in craft breweries across the country.  The work is a freehand ink drawing, colored digitally.  Incidentally, there are exactly 98 bottles in the picture. Can you find the 99th? It’s in your hand!
Can’t thank Kalani, Strange, and Columbine Label enough! Also in hour three we did Brew News You Can Use and talked to brewers Jason Wiedemaier and Josh West as well as closed things out with John Winter! Great times were had this Saturday so we hope to see you there again when we return June 21st!
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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday April 12th 2014 Odd 13 Brewing Company

 

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Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) and Turk broadcasted live from Odd 13 Brewing Company at 301 E. Simpson St. in Old Town Lafayette! Ryan Scott was our host the whole show as we went through his and Kristen’s beers. We also need to thank assistant brewer Brandon Bolt who couldn’t make it for the show! They have a really cool story, clean new brewhouse, amazing beer garden and of course some very cool beers. They have a barrel aging project and are doing some bretted beers!  You got to love their themed beers to that coincide with some real life super heroes the Scott’s know! Welcome in The Odd Squad, The Legion of Odd and the Sidekicks. In Hour one we also chatted with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. Sounded like he had his fill of CBC!

By the way, we did give a nice wrap to the Craft Brewers Conference and announced all the CO World Beer Cup winners. Find that list HERE! We also chatted with Chris Gillard from one of the top beer shops in the world! He owns Miorge Mihoublon in Arlon, Belgium. We chatted about his shop, what he was doing in Colorado and about how Belgian brewers are now mimicking what American brewers do and how it used to be the other way around! A fascinating man here with an awesome story! We also caught up with Brandon Proff from Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew. Again, BIG thanks to Ryan and Kristin Scott for hosting us!

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