Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 3-23-2013

In Hour One we opened up with Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use and then were joined by Sarah and James Howat form Former Future Brewing Company! They are planning on opening shop soon in the Baker neighborhood. They make futuristic interpretations of historical style brews and are doing a great job! Keep an eye on these guys in the near future! They will be at some beer festivals this spring and summer for you to check out! We also chatted with Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault about Colorado Craft Beer Week, a collaboration they did, the new brewery digs getting Littleton City approval and much more!

Before proceeding further, here are 10 interesting tips from the past on how to brew the perfect ale in a modern cellar.

  1. The key secret of cooking up an ancient ale is that you have to mix the correct portion of a good altering pale malt.
  2. In case you run out of grains during your brewing process, do not fret. Rather, substitute the remaining volume with a good selection of a pale malt.
  3. To increase the maltiness of the drink and to enhance the way it tastes and feels, add in some crystal malts that are darker in texture.
  4. To bring more color and a more complex mouthfeel, remember to add in chocolate malts or roast malts, based on your taste preference, but in small proportions.
  5. Maintain the adjunct level, as this will alter the complete taste of the drink. Keep the adjunct level equal to or less than 10% of the total grain volume that is used while brewing. Some of the commonly used adjuncts from the past include a maze, molasses, flaked barley, and dark sugar.
  6. For a pleasant yet a stronger alcoholic punch to your drink, do not forget to add in the sugars of the darker variety. Always remember the darker it is, the better it will be.
  7. Maintain very high temperatures during the mashing process. It should be somewhere between 154 to 156 degree F.
  8. To up the bitterness and the overall aroma of the drink, use a very mild hop agent such as the English Fuggles, which is a good choice.
  9. For the fermentation process, you can use any weak yeast to work the magic.
  10. Maintain the correct temperatures while fermenting. It should be between 65 to 70 degree F.

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In Hour Two we chatted with Chef Ian Clark from BRU Handbuilt Ales. He will soon be opening BRU Handbuilt Ales and Eats at 53rd and Arapahoe in Boulder. He is still brewing and bottling out of his garage. He makes some fascinating brews. We also rapped with The Gubna who was in Tuscaloosa Alabama for the Suds of the South Beer Festival.

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Hops & Pie Littlest Big Barrel-Aged Beer Fest 3-16-2013

We broadcasted from Hops & Pie for their Littlest Big Beer Fest Barrel- Aged Edition! Maker’s Mark Barrel Aged Odell’s, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Renegade and River North brews! All 5 of them exceptionally good! We thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us on St. Paddy’s Day!

So what does a Beer Week mean to all of us? The answer is not as complicated as a Bitcoin Code

  • Beer Week is the only time on the planet where a week is spread over for more than 7 days. The events can stretch up to 10 or sometimes even 12 days based on the event schedule.
  • These events are loaded with new and interesting brews, great food, and some lovely music.

In Hour One we led off with Mobile Canning‘s Brew News You Can Use then were joined by Nathaniel and Andrea Miller from Big Choice Brewing Company in Broomfield. They are making some unbelievable beers, canning their Disconnected Red, have some new beers coming down the line and a bevy of events they are involved in for Colorado Craft Beer Week. Their big one-year anniversary is also coming up on May 4th. Steve Kurowski from the Colorado Brewer’s Guild then jumped on to talk about Colorado Craft Beer Week. We also chatted with Breckenridge’s Todd Thibault about their upcoming week events. We closed out the show talking with Andrea Miller and head brewer at Big Choice Zack Coleman!


In Hour Two we led off with Brian O’Connell and Laura Vande Zande from our newest sponsors Renegade Brewing Company! They had an unbelievable Maker’s Mark Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Porter called Cherub Rock on tap! We talked about their CCBW events and about the events that led up to them changing the name of Ryeteous Rye Pale Ale to Redacted. We are so stoked to have these guys on board with us! We then talked to Hops & Pie’s Drew Watson. Pretty soon he will be brewing his own beer there at 39th and Tennyson! We then chatted Odell Brewing with Brian Bjork. They made an unbelievable blend to age in their Makers Mark barrel. They blended their Mountain Standard Black IPA with Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout. It was phenomenal! We closed out the hour with beer journalists Ed Sealover and Eric Gorski. Eric heads up the fabulous First Drafts Beer Blog at the Denver Post. Ed Sealover writes for the Denver Business Journal, is the author of Mountain Brew and the Beer Run Blog. He is also the host of a new Beer Show on TV called Colorado Brews which will it’s pilot episode on Rocky Mountain PBS on April 6th at 9:30 PM.

And in both hours – we passed along as many events for Colorado Craft Beer Week as we could Follow this link to get a full list! CO CRAFT BEER WEEK


Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 2-16-13 Tasty Weasel 4th Anniversary

Big fun at Oskar Blues‘ Tasty Weasel Taproom on Saturday for their 4th Anniversary Party! In Hour One we threw out Brew News You Can Use which included an unbelievable story on theft of rare beers from Avery Brewing. We also talked to Head Weaselette at the Tasty Weasel Shannon McGrath about the day’s festivities. We checked in with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery as he is in Arizona for the next 10 days for AZ Beer Week. We closed out the hour with former Tasty Weasel Tap Room Manager Garret Frase. He is taking over the CHUBurger just down the road from the brewery on Ken Pratt. They open in 5 weeks and he is currently taking applications for employment.


In Hour Two we talked a little more with Garret Frase about CHUBurger and about Oskar Blues in general. We then had Pat Hartman and Ron Popma on from Mobile Canning. They have been making big news as they are branching out nationally as well as adding several Colorado breweries to their customer base.Such events need a good deal of funding and if the people in question are not prepared for it in advance, it can really spoil the fun. When there is a need to expand your business, the only way out is not yet another loan adding to your debts. There can be other solutions as well as the solution that we are talking about here is investing in the Forex market. Needless to say, it is a long-term plan but if even if you are a beginner, you can reap rewards if you plan beforehand. If you have heard about the Qprofit System, you will know what we are talking about. To continue reading about this software, do visit their official website and find more information that can help. Marty Jones from the Wynkoop was up next as he updated us on the finalists for their Beer Drinker of the Year award which gets handed out next week at the Wynkoop. Chandra Ruiz who runs the Funk’n Wild sour beer club joined us next to talk about her next big meeting on Saturday March 16th at OB Homemades, Liquids and Solids. Troy Casey from AC Golden will be her featured speaker. We closed out the hour talking with Tasty Weasel Manager Shannon McGrath. This show was so good that the police were called. No joke…

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 12-15-2012 Hops & Pie Littlest Big Christmas Beer Fest

We broadcasted from Hops & Pie for their Littlest Big Christmas Beer Fest! Some very fine beers, as always, on tap!

Before getting into the flesh of these fine beers, here is a look at the different types of beers that are available, which you can sip and talk about anything in this world from Crypto CFD Trader to Mars Attacks.


  • Are prepared by fermenting with yeast at cellar temperatures (50-55 degree F)
  • Have full-bodied flavor and aroma of either spices or fruits
  • Have a wide range of tastes including mild, pale, abbey, nutty, or bitter
  • Appear darker in texture
  • Are generally acidic, fruity, and enjoyably bitter


  • Are prepared by storing the concentrate to almost freezing temperatures (close to 0 degree C) for a few months (2-3 months)
  • Are highly carbonated
  • Have a wide range of tastes between the sweetest end to the bitterest end
  • Appear in a range of textures, somewhere between pale yellow to pitch black
  • Are generally refreshing and have a crisp taste, which finishes off smoothly


  • Are prepared by the top-fermentation process
  • Appear dark, mostly black
  • Are not sweet in taste but have a bit of coffee flavor


  • Are prepared by the top-fermenting process
  • Are dark in texture
  • Have a fruity taste


  • Are can either be light-bodied or full-bodied based on preference
  • Are enjoyed by the sweet tooths, as it is usually sweet in taste
  • Appear dark in color
  • Typically have different flavors, which include nutty, toffee, or caramel

In Hour One we kicked things off with some Brew News You Can Use! We then talked to our man Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery! We closed out the hour talking with Hops & Pie’s Drew Watson! We talked to Drew about their upcoming brewing plans and about the barrels he bought and dropped off at 5 different breweries.


In Hour Two we led off with Steve Hastings from Dry Dock Brewing Company and Gary Valliere from Prost Brewing. We talked about Dry Dock’s seasonals and their new production facility as well as about Prost’s very fine German brews. We then talked to Luke Franklin from Upslope Brewing and Derek Strubel from Odell Brewing. Both Upslope and Odell have expansion plans and discussed the new Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell. We closed out the show talking more with Drew Watson and Illegal Pete’s Virgil Dickerson.

Colorado Craft Beer Show December 8, 2012

The boys were back in studio this week with some very cool guests as well as brew news you can use!

In Hour One we had Shad Chancey and Taylor Wise in from Grossenbart Brewery.

They are in the set up stages for a nanobrewery somewhere in the Boulder or Broomfield area. When we asked them how they have to manage their finances so well, they told us about a trading system that we had never heard of before. We did understand that setting up breweries all over the area, as they had done, was not an easy task. Initially, they did not open up as much as we wanted them to but after a few beers down, we did get the information that we wanted. The boys had been investing in Forex trading systems for a long time. They were aware how setting up new branches would require a lot of money. However, we were not too convinced because we had heard all about the hype around trading systems and how most of them emerge as scams later. The boys helped to convince us that the Crypto Code software was nothing like the ones that crop up like mushrooms. This software has both beginners as well as expert levels. If you have just started trading, you could try the automated mode that helps to place trades and take trade calls. The best part about this system is the fact that withdrawal of profits is highly simplified. When the boys needed money to set up their second nanobrewery, all they had to do was withdraw the money that they had invested initially for trading along with the profits that they had made. What seems unbelievable has been made possible with the help of incredible software such as the Qprofit system. If you need to know more about this system, find out here. Later, after more drinks and fun, we decided to do this together someday and continued our discussion on Grossenbart Brewery.  Grossenbart means big beard or big head in German. Each of their beers named after a beard style. We talked to them about their idea, sampled some of their beers and of course talked beards! You might be surprised on what facial hair name you are sporting! We also of course talked to our Beer Despondent Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. They have a ton of events this season and some new beers. Plus he once again guaranteed us Breck is staying in Colorado.

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 10-20-2012

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.One of the significant discussions that we had while discussing breweries and expansions was the need to invest in Forex. I can’t deny the fact that I have always been apprehensive about the Forex market. You cannot help but agree that Forex is a high-risk market and there is a huge risk of losing money if you are not experienced enough. However, Alex spoke with a fluidity that was hard to miss. The kind of confidence he exuded made us want to listen to what he had to say. Apparently, the new Crypto CFD trader was an excellent trading system. The inclusion of artificial intelligence in a trading system seemed baffling to us initially but we got the hang of it eventually. When he had first signed-up for the system, he did not have to pay a penny. This was good news since anything that asks for money without registration does not come across as trustworthy. The only thing that is required to be paid is an initial deposit of $250 once your registration is complete. Even before we could raise our eyebrows, we were told that this money was simply meant for investment purposes and we could withdraw it whenever we wanted to. “What if we have a problem and we want solutions for it right away?”I asked. I was told that this system has incredible customer support staff that is there at your beck and call. I was also given a link and was told that if I wanted to know more, I could click here.

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.

Hour One

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 31st Annual Great American Beer Festival 10-13-2012

We were very honored to be the only broadcast crew inside the halls of Great American Beer Festival! As the medal ceremony was wrapping up we had several guests on!

In Hour One we led off with a little scene set from the 31st annual GABF! We were then joined by General Manager at the Publican in Chicago Katie Syracopoulos. We also talked with Adam Trattler from Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. We then were joined by a very overworked Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery. He gave us the lowdown on what it’s like to be involved in dozens of events and having to get beer practically everywhere during GABF week. Just as we were about to sympathize with his plight, he mentioned a new investment plan that he has been trying for a while now. We immediately laid aside all our sympathies and lent him our ears. The American Beer Festival hype could lie low for a while because who wouldn’t want to know about a source of additional money? On much coaxing and cajoling, he finally told us about the Crypto CFD Trader that happens to be a new trading system in the Forex market and is making ripples already. He also gave us a brochure that we wanted to continue reading but the event resumed and we got distracted. We can’t wait to lay our hands on this brand new investment plan!We closed out the hour with John Winter from Lone Tree Brewing Company!


In Hour Two folks started pouring out of the awards ceremony. We announced some of those winners and Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing jumped on. They won two medals! Brewers Association Craft Beer Program Director Julia Herz also joined us to talk about some of the medal winners and about 31 years of GABF! Strange Brewing Company co owner Tim Myers also joined us right after learning they had won a Bronze for their Dr. Strangelove Barleywine! Next up was Andy Brown and Marty Jones from the Wynkoop to talk about their Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. Our next guests were Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck from Funkwerks who grabbed gold medals with their Belgian Style Strong and their Saison. But that was just the beginning, as they also received the Small Brewery of the Year Award! Upslope also won a silver medal in the American Style Brown category and head brewer Alex Violette joined us. We closed out the show with Ska President Dave Thibodeau who was a skunked as far as medals and was a little sour! We love him dearly though!

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 7-14-12 Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar New Belgium Tap Takeover

A great time had by all at Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar‘s New Belgium Brewing Tap Takeover!

In Hour 1 we talked to Parry’s owner and all around workaholic David Parry. We also grabbed Thibault who was live from the Breckenridge Brewfest. We also chatted with Dave Butler from Fermentedly Challenged who was live from the 3rd Annual Beer Bloggers Conference in Indianapolis.

So, how does it feel to be at the Beer Bloggers Conference?” we asked him. “It feels like home! Moreover, whenever I come to Indianapolis, it reminds me of the early days of my career and how I managed with the little amount of money that I used to have”

Things have changed drastically since Dave Butler since his major move to Fermentedly Challenged. It is still a mystery in his circle because this man who could hardly buy beer for himself every day is now a CEO. How did this happen? Where did he get all the money from? Speculations suggest that Dave has been trying his luck at the Forex market and that is where the money has come pouring from. In recent news, he has been trading with the new software, Fintech Ltd. On delving deeper, we realized that this software has been the talk of the town for a while now. Its auto-pilot mode is the most talked about the feature as it lets beginners, as well as experts, make good money. Apparently, you can also customize your account if you want to. The program of this software has been modified in several ways to ensure that the returns are great and the losses are minimized. Does that mean Dave has made all the money by taking high risks at the Forex market? Well, as Dave mentioned in his interview that he has never believed in a comfort zone, it can only be assumed that he is not afraid to take risks and we can very well see how far he has come! Please click the following post if you wish to know more about the Fintech Ltd.

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In Hour 2 we spent a half hour with Matt Jones and Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing. We talked about their sour program, La Folie, their new beer Red Hoptober and some new Lips of Faith to be hitting stores soon. We closed out the show with Parry’s beer stud Greg Brill and GM Melanie Whitcomb. You need to get into Parry’s and check out their constantly rotating 50 tap handles. Their shop in Castle Rock about to go to 50 taps as well!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 6-9-2012 Burning Can Festival

An awesome time and an awesome show from Oskar Blues’ Burning Can Festival in Lyons!

In Hour 1 our first guest was Ethan from Ska Brewing wearing nothing but a skimpy speedo. Thanks to Stacy for rounding him up. We also talked to Sam Green from Boulder Beer Company, Katie Loughran from Oskar Blues, Stacy Turk who now sponsors the show with her business Professional Brokerage Services, Todd Thibault from Breckenridge who was ragin’ down at the Pagosa Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Chad Melis from Oskar Blues and Dave Butler from Fermentedly Challenged.

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In Hour 2 we continue at Burning Can! Guests this hour included: Tommy Thatcher from Telluride Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Head Brewer Dave Chichura, Josh Fritz from Spearfish South Dakota’s Crow Peak Brewing Company, and Tricia Johnson from High Noon Saloon and Brewery in Leavenworth Kansas. Closing out the show, a special conversation with the one and only Dale Katechis!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast May 5th 2012

Big show today! The Gubna was out in San Diego for the Craft Brewers Conference do Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor co hosted! Our special in studio guests were Kjell “The Jellyman” Wygant and Chef Herrington from Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company as well as Chef Ian Clark from Boulder’s newest nanobrewery Bru Handbuilt Ales. We checked in with tthe Gub in San Diego and talked about Oskar Blues’ new brewery in North Carolina, Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery, updated Colorado Beer Week and talked beer and food pairings. An hour is never long enough but we guarantee, we are working on a 2nd hour!

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Posted in Podcasts | Tagged Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Arvada Beer Company, Asher Brewing Company, Beer Show, Breckenridge Brewery, Bru Handbuilt Ales, Centro Latin Kitchen and Refreshment Palace, Chef Ian Clark, Chef Jeff Herringotn, Chris Katechis, Colorado Craft Beer, Colorado Craft Beer Show, Crafty Ladies, Daniel Ekker, Dry Dock Brewing Company, Freshcraft, Highland Tap and Burger, Ian Clark, Jeff Herrington, Kjell Wygant, Oskar Blues, Rockyard, Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company, Strange Brewing, The Cheeky Monk, The Royal Hilltop, The West End Tavern
Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 4-28-2012
Published April 30, 2012 | By beershow
Another road show at Arvada Beer Company! We talked to owner and brewer Cary Floyd about his new beers on tap and about their women’s only homebrew competition. Steve Kurowski from the Colorado Brewer’s Guild also joined in to talk about the new study they did with the University of Colorado on economic impact from the craft brewing industry on our state. This segment added 446 million into the economy in 2011. Pretty amazing numbers. We also talked to Scott Kerkmans who organizes Colorado Beer Week which is coming up starting May 12th. Nicol Winkler and Lindsay McNicholas from the Crafty Ladies also jumped on with us! They discussed the Crafty Ladies, the opening Colorado Beer Week event at Highland Tap and Burger on May 12th and an event they are putting together with Firestone Walker and Left Hand on May 14th. We also talked with Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery and Daniell Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor. A jam packed show here!

Posted in Podcasts | Tagged Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Arvada Beer Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Cary Floyd, Chris Katechsi, Colorado Beer Week, Colorado Brewer’s Guild, Colorado Craft Beer Show, Crafty Ladies, Daniel Ekker, Firestone Walker, Highland Tap and Burger, John Turk, Left Hand Brewing, Lindsay McNicholas, Nicol Winkler, Scott Kerkmans, Steve Kurowski, Thirsty German, Todd Thibault
Live Broadcast at Highland Tap and Burger for Kickoff Party of Colorado Beer Week!
Published April 25, 2012 | By beershow

Join the Gubna and Turk for a special live broadcast at Highland Tap and Burger on Saturday May 12th. We broadcast Noon to 1 pm but the day is long at HTB!

Date: May 12, 2012

VIP Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
General Admission Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Highland Tap and Burger
Address: 2219 West 32nd AveDenverCO80211

Join us under the afternoon Colorado sun at the opening ceremony hosted by the Highland Tap and Burger. Opening festivities will feature more than 15 breweries and 2 Colorado distilleries. VIP guests will enjoy early entry and 6 oz full pours. General Admission guests will enjoy 3 oz pours of more than 35 beers. Colorado Beer Week would like to welcome us, the Colorado Craft Beer Show, as wee broadcastlive from 12:00 – 1:00 at the Opening Ceremony. Finally the Gubna will be serving their Beer Can Chicken for your shopping and eating pleasure. So, come join us on May 12. Tickets are available now!

VIP Receives:
– 1 hour early entry
– larger, 6 oz pours
– 1 lunch plate ticket (choose from: sausage/pretzel plate, or beer can chicken/corn plate)
16 plus breweries on hand including: Great Divide, Odell, Denver Beer Company, Caution Brewing, AC Golden, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Ska Brewing, Firestone Walker, Alaskan Brewing, Arvada Beer, New Planet, New Belgium, Crazy Mountain, Breckenridge and Upslope Brewing
General Admission: $35.00

VIP Ticket Price: $45.00

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Aftershow with Oskar Blues Boys 4-21-2012
Published April 21, 2012 | By beershow
We continued conversing with Dave Chichura, Jeremy Rudolf and Jim Waxweather from Oskar Blues! A special after show conversation about the new Chaka beer with Sun King, Deviant Dales, music collaborations, working for Dale, jean jackets and much more! Make sure you check this out!

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 4-21-2012
Published April 21, 2012 | By beershow
A really fun show today with the Oskar Blues boys! Head Brewer Dave Chichura, Plant Manager Jim Waxweather and Beer Control Freak Jeremy Rudolf in studio talking about all things Oskar Blues. We also rapped with Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery and threw out Brew News and a ton of sponsor events. Make sure to listen to the after show too on a special online podcast!

Posted in Podcasts | Tagged Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado Craft Beer Show, Dave Chichura, Jeremy Rudolph, Jim Waxweather, John Turk, Oskar Blues, Todd Thibault
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Published April 19, 2012 | By beershow

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Colorado Craft Brew News You Can Use 4-14-2012
Published April 14, 2012 | By beershow
Based on results from a recently-completed industry survey, the Brewers Association reports record exports of American craft beer in 2011, and for the ninth consecutive year. American craft breweries exported over 110,000 barrels of beer in 2011, valued at an estimated $23.4 million—a dramatic increase of 86 percent by volume and 97 percent by dollars over 2010 exports. In theU.S., small and independent brewers employ nearly 100,000 full- and part-time employees, generate more than $3 billion in wages and benefits, and pay more than $2.3 billion in business, personal and consumption taxes.

Fort Collinsbreweries hooked up for a collaboration beer forColoradoCraft Beer Week (May 12-19). C.B. & Potts, Coopersmith’s, Crooked Stave, Equinox, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, and Pateros Creek all came together at Fort Collins Brewery for the brewing. Each brewery will celebrate the collaboration during American Craft Beer Week which runs May 14-20, 2012. According to David Young at the Coloradoan: The local and state liquor boards raised questions about the legality of last year’s Collusion Ale and this year’s brew. Mark Couch, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Revenue, said Patrick Maroney with the Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor Enforcement Division read an article in the Coloradoan about the collaborative brew, sparking an investigation into the brewing process. Couch said in an email that this year’s brew is being handled legally. Under Colorado Beer Code, brewers are permitted to brew a beer together, but if they want to sell that beer in their respective breweries, they must pay the brewer where it was made for the beer they sell.

Mike Bristol and Bristolbrewing in Colorado Springsannouncing with the addition of their new brewery digs that will increase output by 300 percent, they also plan on keeping it in Colorado. Distribution will be held strictly to our home state! Look for a lot of new beers from Bristolas this year with their Brewhouse Series and the New Belgian Series. Check out the full story on our facebook page or at this link

Echo Brewing Company opening in the town ofFredericktoday at 2 o clock! The beers on tap today will include a Kolsh, a Red, An IPA and and ESB. Get $3 opening day beers. The Oskar Blues Bonewagon will be on hand with their awesome grub!. They are located at:5969 Iris ParkwayinFrederick.

From the Telegraph UK: In findings that will be toasted by pub quiz aficionados, researchers found drinkers got more test questions right and were quicker in delivering the right answers. Psychologists at theUniversityofIllinoisset 40 healthy young men a series of brain teasers. They involved being given three words, such as coin, quick and spoon, and coming up with a fourth word that links the three – in this case, silver. Half the group drank the equivalent of two pints of beer before doing the tests, while the rest carried them out sober. The drinking group solved nearly 40 per cent more problems than the others, and took an average of 12 seconds compared to the 15.5 seconds needed by sober subjects.

Avery Brewing News with a couple new beers on the horizon: The 12th in their Barrel-aged Series has been announced. This beer, named “Oud Floris”, is a barrel-aged sour brown ale and weighs in at 9.53% ABV. They have a production run of 225 cases in 12 oz bottles. Most of this beer was aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and smaller portions were aged in bourbon, rum and chardonnay barrels. Stay tuned for release details. Also Avery prepping for their 19th Anniversary with a batch of a Belgian style Tripel called NINETEEN. It will be bottled next month in 750ml bottles and weighs in just above 8 percent.

If you are in the C Springs area today stop into Trinity on Garden of theGods Rd westof i25 for the Saison @ Farmhouse Ale Festival

Hops & Pie presenting the beers of Equinox Brewing of Fort Collins at their Littlest Big Beer Fest tomorrow. The fest will feature four beers from Equinox including a Belgian Style Golden Strong Ale, A Barleywine, an Imperial Brown Ale and a Double Dark IPA. Starts at 2pm. Flights and single pours will be available. Check it out at 29th and Tennyson.

The official Grand Opening date for the 2nd Hops & Berries homebrew store is next weekend starting on Friday. They will be offering up FREE homebrewing classes all weekend long. Stop by8133 E. Harmony RoadUnit 16 inFort Collins.

News from the Northern Colorado Business Report: As of yesterday, a new shuttle service will take riders betweenOldTownandFort Collinsbreweries on weekends. The service, called Hops & Shops, will loop between Coopersmith’s, Equinox, Black Bottle, Pateros Creek, New Belgium, Odell. Fort Collins Brewery and Funkwerks. SuperShuttle will offer the service from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The shuttle is free this weekend, but costs $10 for adults and $5 for children under 15 after this weekend. It will run from Town Pump at the top of hour and half past the hour, but won’t be timed with breweries’ tour schedules. Starting May 4, the shuttle will add pickup and drop off at a few hotels.”

Next Saturday Odell Brewing will release St. Lupulin, the brewery’s beloved summer seasonal. They will have a tapping party at the brewery and you should find it on liquor store shelves through September.

Mississippibeer drinkers are breathing a sigh of relief this morning. After a long battle in the State legislature spanning years, Governor, Phil Bryant, signed a beer bill into law this week that will increase the ABW cap on beer from 5% to 8%. The change goes into effect on July 1st. The initiative is one of many for a local beer organization, Raise Your Pints. With this win, they can focus their efforts in future legislative sessions on other pressing initiatives— like a bill to legalize homebrewing (or raise the ABW cap even more).MississippiandAlabamaare the only two states in theUnionthat outlaw homebrewing. With this news, get ready for a possible land rush of craft brewers into the state.

PetalumaCA’s Lagunitas Brewing Company plans to open a new brewery inChicagoand also said they will never can beers due to concerns with Bauxite Mining. Meanwhile Stone Brewing opened up the possibility to putting some of their beers in aluminum.

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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 4-14
Published April 14, 2012 | By beershow
Special guests in studio this week were Pat Hartman and Ron Popma from Mobile Canning LLC in Longmont. We talked about benefits of canning beer, the breweries they are working with and about the CANNED craft beer revolution in Colorado. We also talked with Breckenridge’s Todd Thibault about their search for brewery grounds. A ton of brew news, beer events and more! It’s also our 1 year Anniversary!

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Firkin’ Report April 14th 2012
Published April 14, 2012 | By beershow

Argonaut Wine and Liquor at 760 E. Colfax between Washington and Clarkson

It’s the weekend at Argonaut! Get in and say you heard about this special on the beer show and get 1 dollar off Oskar Blues six packs! You can also shop online at Stop in right now for these new smoking deals:

1) Strubbe – Ichtegem’s Grand Cru Flemish Red: $4.99 for 11 oz bottle

2) Rogue Single Malt Ale: $6.99 for 22oz bottle

3) JW Lees Harvest 2008 (Lagavulin Cask Aged) $10.49 for 11oz bottle

4) Harviestoun Ola Dubh (Highland Park18 year old cask) $11.49 for 11oz bottle

They have plenty of free parking at Colfax and Clarkson! Get in and tell em thanks for being a title sponsor of The Colorado Craft Beer Show

Dry Dock Brewing Company at the SW corner of Hampden and Chambers in Aurora:

22 oz. Bombers of Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde will be available at tasting room for purchase starting Monday, April 16th! Bombers hit local stores last week. They also have on tap a nice summer session beer. Welcome the Heidi Klum – brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts, Hefeweizen yeast and Liberty and Crystal hops resulting in a clear easy drinking beer with banana aroma and nutmeg phenols that finishes nicely with citrus flavor from the American hops. Coming in at 4.3% ABV and 22 IBU this is one session beer not to be missed

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Silent Auction at Dry Dock Brewing is coming up on April 28th from 12pm-5pm. Special beer offerings will be on-tap for the event including Second Base Brown Ale which was specially brewed for the event, a Strawberry Hefeweizen firkin and some surprise tappings as well! There will be some fantastic items available to bid on from breweries and businesses aroundColoradoso make sure to be there!

For American Craft Beer Week Dry Dock Brewing will be tapping a different firkin everyday from May 14th thru May 20th. And the best part is… their having their Facebook Fans vote for their favorite firkin and give ideas for new firkins. Go to to join in the firkin fun!

Freshcraft located at 1530 Blake St. in Downtown Denver

According to Jason Forgy at Freshcraft: The foot long beer brats were a big hit last Monday, so they’ve decided to keep them going. Here’s the spin: Starting 2 hours before each Rockiesgame you can get a foot long fresh house made beer brat topped with onions and kraut on an artisan roll for just $7. They wrap it up so that you can take it to Coors Field. Plus you’ll get a coupon for a 2 for 1 Upslope Craft Lager draft, valid on game days with Rockiesticket. Also Sign up now for the Freshcraft mailing list and get a free pint. Go to and click on the FREE BEER icon. Freshcraft is iin the heart of downtown lodo. Stop in and see em at1530 Blake Street now!

The Cheeky Monk at Colfax and Pearl, Orchard Town Center in Westminster and at Winter Park!

On Tuesday April 17 – Keep the Glass Night w/Duvel Limited Edition Art Series – Glass 2 Design by Parra. 7PM at Colfax & Westminster. $11 Duvel & Glass while supplies last!

On Friday April 20th the Hemp Ale Tapping starting at 4:20 PM at the Colfax location – Enjoy this one of a kind brew from Firestone Walker’s Nectar Ale Brewing.

On Sunday April 22nd ”Earth Day” – join the Cheeky Monk at Colfax orWestminsterfor their Mother Earth Paddle featuring 4 organic craft beers. Receive a Cheeky bag with the paddle.

On May 8th (a Tuesday) Keep the Glass Night w/Duvel Limited Edition Art Series continues – Glass 3 Design by Eley Kishimoto. 7PM at Colfax & Westminster. Again $11 Duvel & Glass while supplies last!

Arvada Beer Company at 5600 Olde Wads in Olde Town Arvada

Get your butts into Arvada today! They just tapped their new Coal Car Cascadian Ale yesterday! Also NEXT Friday they are releasing their Sasion de Davis.It’s the Floyd’s first Belgian Style Beer brewed with orange peal and pink peppercorns.

Arvada Beer Co also has 25 hours of Happy hour every week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 to 7 and Saturday from 11 to 3 $1 off al pints. And Yes that includes our broadcast at noon at Arvada Beer on April 28th

Go to for details on the “women” only Pro Am coming up in June. The categories for you lady brewers! Light Lagers, Pilsners Light Hybrids, English Pales and Scotch Ales. Entrees need to be turned in between June 1st and 15th. Again check our website or for details.

HIGHLAND TAP & BURGER Located at 32nd and Vellejo in LoHi

A couple new craft beers on tap at HTB: Breckenridge’s Agave Wheat and Upslope’s Craft Lager! Stop in for their weekend brunch Saturday and Sundays from 10a-2p featuring a great variety of breakfast items and a make your own bloody mary bar! Also, during the week, you can stop in for lunch Tuesday through Friday and enjoy their April $10 Lunch sandwich & beer special which is their HTB Chicken Club paired with a Stranger Pale Ale draft! Of course, you can always enjoy a great happy hour at the Tap Monday through Saturdays from 3:00-6:30 with lots of great food and drink specials. Ladies, we also want to mention that Crafty Ladies and HTB has a great women’s craft beer club that meets twice a month so be sure to visit them on Facebook at to learn how to sign up for their updates!

Highland Tap & Burger is also hosting the LoHi Music Festival again for the 2nd year in a row – the date will be August 4th. Stay tuned to their facebook page for more updates:


On Thursday April 19th the Jonesey’s Oskar Blues Beer Dinner inDenver, 6pm Gubna will be there!

Also next Thursday the Can Can Girls Barrel Aged Beers, 6-8pm, Tasty Weasel inLongmont, buy your tickets online in advance. $10 6 barrel aged brews from Oskar Blues, and a small plate a food pairings.

Next Friday the Lagunitas Beer Dispensary at Home Made Liquids & Solids inLongmont, at 4:20 pm. Homemade’s will be pouring their flagship IPA on draft, as well as some specialty brews to be determined.

Next Saturday the 21st Funk’n Wild Sour & Wild Beer Club at Home Made Liquids & Solids inLongmont. They will meet every few months or so. 3-6pm at the upstairs bar. Featuring American craft beers from Funkwerks,RussianRiver, Strange Brewing, Crooked Stave & New Belgium. The “Godfather of (Beer) Funk,” Eric Salazaar from New Belgium, will be attending as the featured speaker. This is FREE!

And on Friday April 27th – mark your calendars for the SkasKar Blues party. HMLS tearing down 30 taps to fill withOB and Ska taps only!!! You cant spell oskar Blues without Ska!

The Royal Hilltop on the North East Corner of Hampden and Tower

Join em from Trivia with Geeks Who Drink every Saturday night at 8 – enjoy beer specials, prizes and more. This week looks to be a great time to join Royal Hilltop on the patio for $5.99 lunch specials or for Happy Hour starting at 3PM.

Strange Brewing Co at the NE Corner of 13th and Zuni

Reminder that Strange Brewing is now open on Sundays. Get in and enjoy a small batch brew of their Fennel Pilsner. Just tapped this week, it sits at an ABV of 5% and 35 IBUs. Also stop in for one barrel Wednesdays. Strange is up at Breckenridge Brew Fest pouring beers. Also remind you to free up your calendars on Saturday May 19th for Strange’s 2nd Anniversary Party! Special brews, food, music and US! We will broadcast from 13th and Zuni from 12-1 pm.