Saturday March 28th 2015
Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor filled in while Turk was pouring beers in Asheville NC. In Hour one they talked to special guests from Joyride Brewing Company: owner Dave Bergen and brewer Nathan Lincoln. They are rocking out amazing beers with a real cool taproom at 25th and Sheridan in Edgewater. Great to finally get these guys in. We also chatted with Todd Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery. In hour two owner David Lin and head brewer Marks Lanham from Comrade Brewing Company joined the fray. They have been turning heads with their Superpower IPA. Marks is former head brewer at Grand Teton, Boneyard and Barley Browns and really knows how to work with hops. David comes from Dry Dock Brewing Company. We also had on the line Terry Martin who is a local homebrewer who is helping a local non-profit organize a home brew tasting event in Denver on April 24. Salus World helps with mental health issues in war torn regions, like Malaysia. She’s looking for local homebrewers to donate 2.5 gallons (or so) of up to 2 styles of their beer. Basically, they’ll be pouring their beer for a good cause, helping to raise awareness of the non-profit. The event is in RiNo, at the Posner Center, on April 24. Contact her at this email: email@example.com. Two winners will be selected, a judges choice and a people’s choice. Winners will have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to a local homebrew shop. We also gave you a healthy dose of Brew News You Can Use.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14th 2015
Adam Dunbar who is the Mountain West District Manager for Green Flash Brewing sat in and co hosted with Turk this week. We talked new Green Flash releases including a single hop series and about their brand new barrel aging and funktifying facility. In hour one we had on Matthew Fuerst who owns and operated Grandma’s House. This is a collective brewery where he brews his own and allows other brewery-in-planning folks to use his system and tap for the public. Of course he has Bingo nights, rocking chairs and cross stitched logos. He is doing a really cool thing there at Mexico and Broadway in Denver. In hour two we finally had Alan Simons who is the head brewer at Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. They recently had a rebranding effort. He makes a killer double IPA you need to try and they are tinkering with sour beers too. Make this a stop for you next time you are in or near Summit County. We also caught you up to date on front range beer news brougt to you by Mobile Canning.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7th 2015
Turk and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor hosted in studio today! Big news this week was the Budweiser Superbowl ad. We got guest reax! In hour one we had back in John Fiorilli who is head of brewing operations for the Mountain Sun‘s string of breweries and pubs. February is Stout Month and Mountain Sun has been doing this for 22 years. John has prepared over 600 kegs of stout deliciousness to tap. Check the list of events HERE! We also hit on all things Mountain Sun. In hour two Scott Witsoe and Pat McNerney jumped in from Wit’s End Brewing. Scott announced that Pat is the new head brewer which will free Scott up for more outside account sales and execution of their 600 percent expansion going from a 1 barrel brewery to a 7 barrel one. We sampled several of their beers and talked about what’s next for this hot brewery. They of course won medals last year at GABF and World Beer Cup for the Jean-Claude Van Blonde. Great things coming for this brewery! Tebo jumped in to talk about his craft beer bar of the week and to hit us up on happenings at Breckenridge Brewery. Also a healthy dose of Brew News You Can Use from Mobile Canning.
SATURDAY JANUARY 31st 2015
Nicol Winkler (AKA the Thirsty German) and Turk hosted in studio this week. News of the week was AB/Inbev buying Elysian Brewing. We got reaction from our guests. In hour one we talked to Aubrey Hall of Hall Brewing Company. He has a killer brewery he handbuilt in Parker. They also have a taproom on Main St. in Parker as well. We talked about his brews, a possible rebranding and much more. In hour two the twins Daniel and Dennis Richards from Echo Brewing Company in Frederick and Erie jumped in. These guys have turned in a lot of medals in just a couple years of professional brewing. You really should check out their brewpub in downtown Erie! They are now canning and bottling some bombers too. We also did our weekly with Breck Brew’s Todd Thibault and rolled out Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use.
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.
Another road show this week at Strange Brewing Company to kick of Denver Beer Fest Week! Co owner and brewer Tim Myers sat in almost the entire show! The theme of the show was GABF and metro breweries!
In Hour One we talked to Tim about his expansion, GABF plans and his brews! We were also joined by Steve Kirby of Hogshead Brewery who was celebrating their grand opening. They specialize in English cask conditioned ales and are located at 29th and Utica. We also hooked up with our Beer Despondent Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as they have a ton of GABF plans. We closed out the hour with Jeremy Gobein from Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Jeremy let us sample his Fresh Hop brew! They also won gold with their Mexican Chocolate Stout last year! They had a ton of releases going on this week! We also got to talk to Tim’s lovely wife Marni and his kids!
In Hour Two we kicked things off Danny Wang from Caution Brewing Company! Danny and his fiance Betty put out some amazing beers and will be on hand at GABF! They had a lot going on this week and will be releasing some special beers! In Segment two we talked with Scott Witsoe from Wit’s End Brewing and Brian O’Connell from Renegade Brewing Company. Brian brought us in some of the Elevated Wood Wild Turkey Barrel Aged Triple IPA. He’ll be selling it in the taproom starting Tuesday October 9th. He also had a lot going on for GABF week. Scott at Wit’s End just celebrated his one year anniversary and will be throwing down full throttle this week! Also joining us this hour was Jason Wiedmaier from Lone Tree Brewing. All October they will be donating 1 dollar of every pint sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. They also underwent an expansion and have some amazing new beers for you to sample. We closed things out with Karen Walker from the Hopped Up Dames. They were on hand celebrating their 2nd anniversary and are looking for new ladies to join their club! Big thanks to Tim, John, Jules, Darryl, Harry, Lila and everybody at Strange for having us out and for splitting time with all these great brewers!
Strange Brewing Company invited us out for their 2nd Anniversary Bash! Special guest host this week was Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. The Gubna was in Alabama for Hangout Fest but joined us by phone briefly. Strange’s Tim Myers sat in all hour talking about their 2 years of brewing in Denver. We also chatted with The Examiner’s Zack Christofferson and Wit’s End’s Scott Witsoe. Always a ton of brew news and much more.