Garret Frase

Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast: Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids 4th Anniversary Bash Saturday October 19th 2013


We broadcasted in the heart of Oskar Blues Country at Home Made Liquids & Solids as they held their 4th Anniversary party and the first ever chili cook off. We love Longmont and we love us some Oskar Blues. Want to thank the OB crew for having us out!

Sitting in on the whole broadcast was the best beer despondent anyone could ask for - Mr. Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery! Garret Frase and Lou McKercher also co hosted as they are a couple of the men behind HMLS and the Oskar Blues Movement. We talked about their CAN’d Aid Foundation, Cyclhops, CHUBurger and all things OB. We also threw out Mobile Canning’s Brew News You Can Use!

Guests included Derek Gold and Logan Wiley from Left Hand Brewing Company, Darryl Abrahamson from Chris Daniels & the Kings, and Ron Popma and Pat Hartman from Mobile Canning. Georgia Boys BBQ won the chili cook off by the way!

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Live Broadcast At Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot on Saturday June 22nd!

Join us live at Bootstrap Brewing at 6778 N. 79th Street in Niwot on Saturday June 22nd from Noon and beyond to celebrate 1 year of Bootstrap brewing! There will be some special brews on tap, live music from BlueKrewe and Cat Jerky. Garret Frase from Oskar Blues’ CHUBurger is co hosting with Turk. We will also have guests on from Wild Woods Brewery and Echo Brewing Company. Look for some amazing food as well.

Bootstrap Brewing in Niwot, CO (Boulder County) was founded by local residents Leslie and Steve Kaczeus. They both left the high-tech industry to follow their dream and create an adventurous craft brewery dedicated to producing a wide range of high quality ales and lagers.  After nearly five years of planning and research, the couple took a leap of faith and bought equipment to put into storage while they looked for the perfect space. The brewery opened its doors on June 20th 2012 claiming solstice as a birthday and anniversary. Steve who is a Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager by training, was an avid home brewer for over 20 years and graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild in the summer of 2011.  Leslie’s background is in marketing. In the short time since opening, they have laid down a set of well-received beers and have begun to brew fantastic classic beers and exciting seasonals including bold fruit and spice infused beer. Their goal is simple –  to make really great beer and have a lot of fun.

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 9-22-2012 Oskar Blues’ Tasty Weasel AHA Rally

We broadcasted live from the American Homebrewer’s Association Rally at the Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery! Big thanks to taproom manager Garret Frase for filling in for The Gubna this week!

In Hour One we opened up with some brew news you can use! We then were joined by the American Homebrewer’s Association Director Gary Glass. We talked about what the AHA does and about membership privileges. Next up was our man Todd Thibault from Breckenridge Brewery who jumped on to talk about all things Breck! He of course was headed to a beer festival, this time the Fall Harvest Beer Festival in Fort Collins. We closed out the hour with Leslie and Steve Kaczeus from Niwot’s Boot Strap Brewing. They are currently running 8 taps of some fine Colorado craft brew!



In Hour Two we led off with a call in from the Gubna who was in Florida hanging with the stars! Pat Hartman from Mobile Canning. They were on site canning some home brew and now have canned beers for 9 different breweries. Oskar Blues head brewer Dave Chichura joined us to talk about OB and some of his new brews including Dave’s Pale Ale and The Deuce. Always a pleasure to talk to this man! Tim Myers from Strange Brewing also jumped on to talk about his GABF plans and about the big Pumpkin beer they are brewing. We also talked with the Oskar Blues brew with Dave Chichura for a day winner Tyler Wetzl.



Colorado Craft Beer Show Brewcast August 4th 2012

The Gubna and Daniel Ekker from Argonaut Wine & Liquor hosted this week. Special in studio guests were Garret Frase from the Tasty Weasel in Longmont and Justin Lloyd from downtown Denver’s Star Bar.

In hour one we discussed the GABF ticket fiasco as well as other brew news. Todd Thibault form Breckenridge Brewery jumped on from the Big Denver Barbecue Block Party. He also went over all the other festivals in the state this weekend. Turk also called in from Seal Beach California. He spent a lot of his vacation sampling what California has to offer in beer! We also talked about September 29th’s Fall Beer Classic.


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In Hour two we talked to Justin about the Star Bar and some events he has coming up. We also rapped with Garret who runs the Tasty Weasel who just underwent an expansion and has been named the hottest place to be on a Saturday Night by Rolling Stone Magazine.


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