Bess Dougherty

March 2015 Brewcasts

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: 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.

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Saturday March 21st 2015
Nicol Winkler and Turk had the honor to broadcast from the 2nd Annual Collaboration Festival. This time around it was at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. This fest pits local Colorado Brewers Guild Members who have collaborated on a beer from in or out of state to make a beer specifically for this festival. There were over 70 beers for festy goers to get in on. Imbibe Denver and the CBG do a stellar job on this event. We talked to several guests including Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault, Strange Craft Beer‘s Tim Myers, Wit’s End Brewing‘s Scott Witsoe, Telluride Brewing‘s Tommy Thatcher, Imbibe‘s Keanen Stoner, Black Sky Brewery‘s Harry Smith, Chain Reaction Brewing‘s Zach Cristofferson and the Colorado Brewers Guild‘s John Carlson. Of course we did a nice Brew News You Can Use segment!
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Saturday March 14th 2015
 This week we headed back to Nederland and Very Nice Brewing Company for a special broadcast during Frozen Dead Guy Days. Owner and Head Brewer Jeffrey Green sat in the whole show and hosted with Turk. There’s no doubt why they call this place Very Nice because Jeffrey and his wife Susan and staff are some of the nicest folks you will ever meet. They are also bringing great beers to one of the coolest towns on earth. We talked about their collaboration brew with Justin Tilotta and Kai Witkiewicz of Twisted Pine Brewing Company. This was a Cherry Midnight Wheat Saison. We also talked to Jason DeBellis who is a CU student making a documentary about Colorado Beer Culture. Check out his kickstarter at HTTP://KCK.ST.1CD6DHR. Other guests included Breckenridge Brewery‘s Todd Thibault, Strange Craft Beer‘s Tim Myers, Großen Bart Brewery‘s Shad Chancey, Brewers Association‘s Tommy Cunningham and author Dan Rabin who penned Colorado Breweries.
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Saturday March 7th 2015
Turk and Nicol Winkler (AKA The Thirsty German) hosted from the studio today with a pretty much all lady show. In hour one we had on Ska Brewing‘s Jodie Whealy and Wynkoop‘s Bess Dougherty. These two dreamed up a collab between their two breweries and one of their favorite bands Reel Big Fish. They all got together to make Reel Big Stout! They had some release parties we talked about and talked about Wynkoop and Ska in general. We also hit up Breckenridge Brewery’s Todd Thibault. In hour two we were joined by Summer Stewart of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar. She is responsible for filling 264 taps around the metro. We talked about a lot of things coming up at Parry’s including their opening at 120th and I25 in Northglenn. We also did a real healthy Brew News You Can Use segment.
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Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: 14th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Saturday January 11th, 2014



 Third year in a row we had the honor of broadcasting from Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines at the beautiful Vail Cascade! This was the 14th annual and it was BIG! 137 breweries in a new venue! All the great symposiums, dinners, educational seminars and of course the Grand tasting! Laura and Bill Lodge know what they are doing and it shows! Want to thank Laura and Bill, The Vail Cascade, Holiday Inn Apex West Vail, Elite Brands of Colorado.the cabbie who found my phone, and, of course, all the amazing people who make up the craft beer scene!

We talked to several guests including Todd Thibault and Yeager Sharpe from Breckenridge Brewery, Michelle Maloney from the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, PJ Hoberman from Denver off the Wagon and Imbibe, David Thibodeau and Arlo Grammatica from Ska, Sean Nook from Black Bottle Brewery, Bess Dougherty and Shannon Berner from The Wynkoop, and Gary V.



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Our first stop on the way to Vail! Dillon Dam Brewery! Big thanks to Cory Forster for hosting us and letting us sip some of his amazing medal winning brews! And we had a solid meal to get a nice base going for what was to come! Get the Chicken Fried Chicken here if you haven’t before.

The Fireside Program has become so popular they had to move to an additional venue! Hanging with some great craft beer folks including John & Will from Three Barrel Brewing, the Strange gang, The Caution Folks, Harry from Black Sky, the Echo twins and many more!

Had to get our grub on Friday night! Steve and Leslie from Bootstrap Brewing, Daniel and Dennis from Echo Brewing, Danny & Betty from Caution, Nathaniel, Andrea and the crew from Big Choice and the Kearns family from Stapleton Tap House!

The Cigar and Beer Pairing event at the Vail Cascade. Thanks Paul for putting this on! A lot of fun conversations and happening around this fire on Friday night!

Late night Shenanigans at the Fireside Lounge! Arlo, Tebo and Harry included.

This guy was definitely prepared for the grand tasting!

Stacy and Stephen Pauwels from Boulevard!

Telluride Brewing’s Chris Fish at the Elite Brands Afterparty!

This is how we got through this bottle! Take a slug and pass it around! John Sliter from Elite Brands gets us started!

You don’t even want to know! Late night at the Fireside with Arlo, Todd Usry and Tebo!

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast 6-16-2012

A packed show this week! We had several in studio guests including Carol White from the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado, Jesse Englunds-Rohlf from The West End Tavern, Bess Dougherty who was just hired as The Wynkoop‘s first female brewer, Nicol Winker from the Crafty Ladies, and Dry Dock Brewing Company‘s head brewer Doug Hyndman.

Carol talked about the 6th Edition of the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado with over 250 dollars worth of savings and free beer. Jesse filled us in on the menu (both food and beer) at The West End Tavern. He brought in some ribs and also talked about their IPA tap takeover for JulIPA. All month, nothing but IPA’s on tap at the West End. Bess Dougherty hit on being the first female brewer at The Wynkoop. She has the battle wounds to prove it too! Nicol talked about the ever popular Craft Ladies beer club. Over 400 women strong and still growing. Doug talked about Dry Dock’s new facility plans at Tower and i70. He also talked about their award winning brews.

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