Drew Watson

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: Hops & Pie’s Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest Saturday July 20th 2013

We broadcasted live from Hops & Pie‘s Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest! 20 kegs and over 20 bottles of some of the finest sour and wild beers on earth!Chandra Ruiz was our special guest co host. She runs the Funk’n Wild Beer Club that meets quarterly at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids.

In Hour One we threw out Mobile Canning‘s Brew News You Can Use segment. We then were joined by Brian Horton and Jeff Aragon from Paradox Beer Company. Since they opened in September of 2012, Paradox has been making some great barrel aged and sour brews at their location in Woodland Park and they also are distributing in the metro! They had Skully #3 Currant Sour on tap at the fest! We also tried their amazing Summer Barleywine. We then chatted with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery about some upcoming events they are involved.  We closed out the hour with Andrew Emerton from New Belgium Brewing. They had 3 taps and some more bottles at the fest! Andrew talked about Oskar Blackberry Love, Tart Lychee and Biere de Peach as well as some other new on some Lips of Faith releases.




In Hour Two we led off with Ryan Bogart from Odell Brewing. we talked about Friek and some new brews Odell is going to be releasing. We also talked about their 12 pack samplers that will change during different seasons. Drew Watson from Hops & Pie then our special guest. We talked about throwing a 40 + beer sour fest, events they have coming up and about their amazing food. We closed out the hour with Cary Floyd of Arvada Beer Company.




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!

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 Brewcast 8-18-2012 Hops & Pie Elevation Beer Co Tap Takeover

The Gubna and Turk live at Hops & Pie for their Littlest Big Beer Fest featuring Elevation Beer Company!

In Hour One Turk and The Gub went through some of the weekend’s and upcoming beer events around the state. We also updated some info for the Fall Beer Classic which takes place at 17th and Little Raven in downtown Denver on Saturday September 29th. We briefly chatted with Amanda Willshire from AwdaRT who does some amazing art with used beer bottle caps. She also is holding an auction for a Batman piece she did that will go directly to the Aurora Shooting Victims Fund. We also chatted with Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery and Tim Myers from Strange Brewing Company! They filled us in on some things going on at their respective breweries and about distribution of beer in general! Always a hoot talking to these two gentlemen! And we mean that loosely!


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In Hour Two we spent the first half hour talking with Xandy Bustamante and Christian Koch from Elevation Beer Company! These guys are not only making waves in Chaffee County and their town of Poncha Springs, but also up and down the front range. After just 4 months they are talking about an expansion and just signed a deal for distribution with Elite Brands. They had 7 amazing beers on tap at Hops & Pie and we tried em all! We got their story, where they are heading and talked about their brews! We closed out the hour chatting with Hops & Pie owner and operator Drew Watson. They also recently expanded and have talked about brewing their own beer! We also talked about their awesome food menu! Who else serves fried chicken, mashed potato and brown gravy pizza? A great time and a great show here live from Hops & Pie!


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