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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Big thanks to Mike Burns and Jeremy Hutaff from Beer Craving who put on this fest and were kind enough to have us out.This festival featured over 60 breweries, distilleries, mead makers, gluten free providers, music, food, vendors and a ton of fun. This was a phenomenal event and can’t wait for it again next year!
In Hour One, we led off with this week’s Brew News You Can Use and then jumped on with Xandy Bustamante from Elevation Beer Company. He talked about their new beers, new packaging, their anniversary party on May 18th and much more. We then talked Boulder Beer with Chicken Dan.
In Hour Two we led off with festival details from Marty Noah from Beer Craving and The South Denver Beer Fest. We then jumped on with Todd Thibault and Todd Usry from Breckenridge Brewery. We talked about the new brewery and some new beer Breck has been tinkering with. Next up was Justin Tilotta from Twisted Pine Brewing Company. We sampled their new Cucumber Cream Ale and talked about Twisted Pine. We closed talking a little bit about canned craft beers.
In the studio with us for the whole show was Head Brewer at Upslope Brewing Company Alex Violette and head of Logistics, Linguistics and Statistics at Twisted Pine Brewing Company Justin Tilotta. Upslope won a medal at GABF with their Brown and Twisted Pine also won a couple medals for their Big Shot Espresso Tout and West Bound Braggot! We talked about their medal winners as well as their other staples! We talked brewery expansions, pumpkin beers, GABF, and much more.
Also joining us on the phone was Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. Jimmy Walker in Breck has some new beers he is working on as well as a potential sour program. We also talked with David Cole from Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City. They broke news about opening a new brewery in Denver in the next year. They also won a medal at GABF with their Utah Sage Saison.