Ska Brewing Company

Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines 15th Anniversary Saturday January 10th 2015

 

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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.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Highlands Ranch Beer Festival June 7th 2014

 

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2nd year in a row we broadcasted from the Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. This time around we had between 50 and 60 breweries and about 250 more people. This has sold out the last two years as well as the craft beer revolution is strong in the south metro! The Thirsty German, Nicol Winkler was the special co host for this one! We led off with Jamie Noebel who is the Community Relations Manager for the HRCA. We talked about the fest and about the beneficiary of the funds raised which is the Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund. Next up was Peggy Lyle who is the Event and Entertainment Director for the Downtown Fort Collins Business Administration. They put on the Colorado Brewers Festival in downtown Ft. Collins which this year turns 25 years old. A ton of new added features and events to the fest and they are giving away free beer for a year to a lucky person that registers online for some festival bucks. This is a 3 day event that runs June 27th through June 29th. We then chatted with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as he was down in Pagosa Springs for the Blues and Bluegrass Fest. They have some cool events coming up including their 24th anniversary Hottenanny on July 12th.

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In hour two we led off with Jerod Hutchison and Jason Wiley from the Colorado Keg House which is set to open at the end of the month in Broomfield by the First Bank Center.  They will have 75 all Colorado taps and all beers will be just 5 bucks. These guys are going to rock in on the 36 corridor! Next up was Alex Ogrinz who is the event specialist for Upslope Brewing Company. We talked about their new beers, the Get Down and much more. And finally, we nailed down Jodie Whealy form Ska Brewing. This is about as rare as a Yeti sighting. Was an honor to get her on and talk about all things Ska. Their 19th anniversary is coming up in September and should be a blast as always! We closed the show with Brew News You Can Use as there is never a dull moment in the state in great beer! Big thanks to Amanda Arnce for the invite and for putting on such a great festival as well as the amazing staff that made this one seamless! We are grateful to broadcast here each year!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: 20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 9-14-2013

 

We broadcasted live from the 20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in the ever-stunning San Juans! Big thanks to Steve Gumble, Bill Kight and the crew for having us back! An amazing festival set in Town Park in Telluride this is a bucket list must do for you beer and music lovers. The party started Thursday and went til late Sunday with some great music provided by The Black Crowes, Anders Osborne, Mickey Hart Band, Jim James and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band just to name a few. The grand tasting featured over 50 breweries from near and far!

On Saturday we had the honor of broadcasting behind the stage in the media tent! The lovely Stacy Turk was the guest co host! We talked to as many folks as possible including event founder and organizer Steve Gumble. He ran us through 20 great years of Telluride Blues & Brews.  We also had Justin Crump from Ska Brewing Company , Freddie Bensch from Sweetwater Brewing, Chris Fish from Telluride Brewing Company, Eric Wilson from Kannah Creek Brewing, Xandy Bustamante from Elevation Beer Company and the man, the myth, the legend Todd Thibault.

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