Funk’n Wild

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Caution Brewing Company West Grand Opening Saturday January 18, 2014

We had the super huge privilege to broadcast from Caution Brewing Company West at 1057 South Wadsworth in Lakewood! It was their huge grand Opening event with day long festivities and we were honored that Danny and Betty Wang had us out! Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery co hosted!  They had 8 amazing beers on tap today and will eventually get to 16. They also have a facility in East Denver on 39th that you need to check out too! This is the first Denver brewery to open a second location in state!

We had several guests on the show including Danny and Betty Wang, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Jason Wiedemaier from Lone Tree Brewing, and Brian Bjork from Odell Brewing. We also talked to Chandra Ruiz from Funk’N Wild and Sarah Del Rosario from the Orange Crunch Food Truck to talk about the Breweries and Foodies Festival to take place on Friday January 31st from 6 to 11 pm at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. This is a Colorado Benefit for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines. 45 bucks, over 25 breweries and 7 food trucks! The grub is included in ticket price! You can get your tickets HERE.



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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.




Live Broadcast: Hops & Pie Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest

Hope you can join Turk and Funk’n Wild’s Chandra Ruiz as they broadcast live at Hops & Pie for this awesome event! Be there before noon to secure your seat or spot at the bar!

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.  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 Oskar Blues’ Homemades, Liquids & Solids Funk’n Wild Event

The Gubna and Turk broadcasted from Oskar Blues Homemades, Liquids and Solids for the Funk’n Wild Sour and Wild Ale Club meeting. Just FYI - we had to engineer this one ourselves and had a few issues but most of the show is here!

In Hour One we led off setting the scene and talking a little bit about the potential legal issues Strange Brewing Company is facing with a brew shop in Massassachusetts who wants them to change their name. Read the story here from Shikes at The Westword and go to this support page for Strange and hit like! We also threw out a ton of brew news and let you know what our sponsors are up to. At 12:30 Tebo from Breckenridge Brewery jumped in and told us all their happenings. We also were joined by Ben Christensen and Lou McKercher from Homemades, Liquids and Solids. We closed out the hour with Avery Brewing‘s brewer, barrel herder and presenter of the day Andy Parker. We talked sours and a bit about Avery’s barrel aged releases.




In Hour Two we opened up talking to Great American Beer Festival small brewery of the year Funkwerks. We were joined by Gordon Schuck, Andy Mitchell and Brad Lincoln. They gave us their story, talked about Belgian beers and about their expansion. We then were joined by founder of the Funk’n Wild that meets once a quarter at Homemades, Liquids and Solids. Chandra Ruiz was our special guest and boy does she know here sour and wild ales. There was also a lot more brew news you can use thrown out this hour! Big thanks to the entire Oskar Blues, HLMS, Funkwerks and Funk’n Wild crew for making us a part of this!