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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 11-16-2013: Kettle & Stone Brewing Company

 

John and Stacy Turk hosted live from Kettle & Stone Brewing Company!  Big thanks to Marty Lettow, Eric Huber, Sanjiv Patel and the whole gang for having us out for an amazing time! Eric had formerly brewed at Mountain Sun and Oskar Blues. He is the man behind Deviant Dale’s. Well it has seriously translated well into their own brewery as they have some amazing beers including 3 totally different IPA’s. They also make their own Ginger Ale. We talked to Eric, Marty and Sanjiv as well as Sam Eubanks from Haystack Hop Farm near Niwot. You can reach him at sameubanks336@aol.com or (406) 250-7507. Other guests included Steve and Leslie Kaczeus from Bootstrap Brewing, Taylor Wise and Shad Chancey from Grossenbart Brewery which is set to open in Loveland and Matt Armbruster from High Roller. High Roller is the company behind those killer adult size big wheels.

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CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE THE BIG WHEEL RACE BETWEEN STACY AND JOHN TURK

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: 11-9-2013 Ekker in with Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor filled in for Turk on the show! He brought in Aaron Heaton and Don Chapman from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. These guys are churning out some amazing old and new world German beers up in Loveland! We talked all about Grimm Bros as well as checked in with Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault, Tyson Ratering from the Burgundian Brewing Company who is set to open in The Highlands.  We also threw out Brew News You Can Use and had a lively Pliny the Elder debate!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: 11-2-2013

 

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.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 10-26-2013: Arvada Beer Company 2nd Anniversary

 

We broadcasted live from Arvada Beer Company’s 2nd Anniversary Bash. All week they have been releasing a new beer each day and we got to sample some amazing barrel aged sours Arvada had whooped up! One was on nitro! Cheers to our very good friends at Arvada Beer Company for two amazing years! We can’t thank you enough for your friendship and support of the show.

We talked about their two years of beers in Olde Town Arvada as well as talked to Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery, Bernadette Ortiz form Columbine Label Company, and Zack Christofferson from  Chain Reaction Brewing. Bernadette threw out a nice deal for our listeners whether you are a small or large business or a home brewer looking to make some labels for your brews. Zack and his cousin Chad are set to open in Denver soon and broke some location news.  We also talked with Arvada Beer regular Severyn Pederson.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids 4th Anniversary Bash Saturday October 19th 2013

 

We broadcasted in the heart of Oskar Blues Country at Home Made Liquids & Solids as they held their 4th Anniversary party and the first ever chili cook off. We love Longmont and we love us some Oskar Blues. Want to thank the OB crew for having us out!

Sitting in on the whole broadcast was the best beer despondent anyone could ask for – Mr. Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery! Garret Frase and Lou McKercher also co hosted as they are a couple of the men behind HMLS and the Oskar Blues Movement. We talked about their CAN’d Aid Foundation, Cyclhops, CHUBurger and all things OB. We also threw out Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use!

Guests included Derek Gold and Logan Wiley from Left Hand Brewing Company, Darryl Abrahamson from Chris Daniels & the Kings, and Ron Popma and Pat Hartman from Mobile Canning. Georgia Boys BBQ won the chili cook off by the way!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Great American Beer Festival 10-12-2013

 

For the third straight year, we had the honor of broadcasting live from inside the halls of the Colorado Convention Center for the Great American Beer Festival. What an amazing production this has become with over 580 breweries and 4,500 plus beers. Stacy Turk was the special co host this week!

In Hour One, we led off with Marty Jones who is now carrying the torch for Mission Brewing, Wasatch and Squatters Beers, Colorado Cider Company and much more. The man is a wealth of beer knowledge! We then talked to founding partner of Squatters Beers Peter Cole and Greg Schirf who founded Wasatch Beers. They have combined ventures and became the Utah Brewers Cooperative. We also caught up with Todd Thibault who has really mad his way around town this week to take it all in!

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In Hour Two we led with off Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Company! 17 years of amazing beers and stories from this beer hero! We talked about some new beers they will be putting out, the hotel he is planning on, the Europe brewery, the charities that will benefit when he shaves his beard, and the 6 month sabbatical he will be taking! We also talked to Julia Herz of the Brewer’s Association about the festival and some of the winners that were just announced. Colorado did very well! We closed out the show with the guys from Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company. They won Bronze for their Redhawk Ale in the Scottish Style Ale category. Jim Stinson, Kjell Wygant and Derek Mitchell jumped on with us and also talked about their whiskey barrel aged stout they packaged to help with flood relief assistance.

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We are already counting down for next year’s GABF! Congrats to all the Colorado breweries who took home medals and to the other folks who didn’t medal but should have! We live in THE state of Craft Beer and we are very fortunate!

 

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Kickoff of Denver Beer Fest Week at Strange Brewing Company 10-5-2013

 

We  broadcasted at Strange Brewing Company at 13th and Zuni as we kicked off Denver Beer fest Week. Strange owner and head brewer Tim Myers as well as Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery sat in as co hosts. We talked about a week full beery events as GABF is upon us next weekend. Special guests included Paul Webster fro the Brew on Broadway and  Devany McNeil who is involved in several cool beer dinners and the Denver Beerathon.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Hops & Pie 3rd Anniversary Party

 

 

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!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Saturday September 21st 2013

 Turk and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor hosted the show from the studio in the DTC! Guests in hour one were Dennis and Daniel Richards from Echo Brewing Company in Frederick. These are two really great guys, who make great beer and kicked some ass at the Colorado State Fair last month. We got their story and talked about their brews. Todd Thibault also jumped on from the Breckenridge Oktoberfest.

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In Hour two we were joined by a legend in the business! Keith Villa founded Blue Moon Brewing Company and grew it into what it is today! We got his background, how the idea was almost smashed before and during it’s inception and about the craft versus crafty debate.

We also talked to Chad Melis from Oskar Blues about their fundraising efforts to help folks who were hit with the recent flooding in Colorado. It’s the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation!

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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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