Through the perspectives of brewers, beer lovers and consumers, Focus on the Beer gives a voice to movers and shakers within the craft beer industry. Join us as we discuss trends and news happening around the craft beer world. So crack open your latest favorite and listen in.
We talk with Jeff Airman from Paradox about a slew of things that are happening in the beer industry...listen in.
Beers in this episode:
Rockcut Galactic Portal IPA
Odd13 Superfly Keller Pilsner
Stillwater Artisanal Rhinestones & Sequins Sour Brut DIPA
Jester King Spon 4
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio
This week, we talk with the COS Craft Beer Facebook group moderators about herding cats, drinking beers and popularity contests.
Featuring beer from:
Other Half Brewing
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Happy American Craft Beer Week!
We brought Resolute Brewing's Sam Sly into the studio for a little chat about all the changes in their neck of the woods and more! Thanks to Sam for making the drive and sharing some delicious beers! Also, go check out Resolute Brewing's second location opening up May 24!
Beers this episode:
Other Half Feels Like Outer Space
Weldwerks Fake Item Box
Resolute Brewing Tangential
Resolute Brewing Cape of Good Hop
Resolute Brewing/Something Brewing ESP10N4GE
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Join Ryan, Josh and Katie as they recap the Collab fest experience! Don't take notice of the crew breaking the cardinal rule of podcasting and mentioning the exact date this episode had been recorded. Cheers!
In our Seventieth episode, we sit down with Woody and Michael from Brass Brewing to talk about the ups and downs they've encountered in their first year and learn a bit more about the path ahead for their Downtown Colorado Springs brewery. Traditional Styles reign supreme with Michael Johnson, the head brewer at Brass, and we taste through a few of his creations on the show. Try them for yourself at their One Year Anniversary on March 22!
This episode features JAKs Brewing's Head Brewer, André Blyth, as well as some pretty interesting sparkling water...
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We welcome two Jeffs to the show for this Thanksgiving-week episode! Please enjoy the friendly banter from Jeff Eckles, famous for his role on the award-winning We Like Drinking podcast, and Jeffrey Airman, tastemaker at the wildly-popular Paradox Beer Company.
Does candy pair with beer? We go all Thrillist-style this episode and we probably now have Diabetes.
Thanks to Kevin from Wild Westendorf for joining us for this Halloween-themed candy and beer pairing.
Candy for this episode:
Skittles, KitKat, Swedish Fish, Almond Joy, and Candy Corn
Boulevard Jam Band, Oskar Blues Fugli, Mike Hess Grazias, High Hops Habanero Hunny, Upland/Cascade Pearpawsterous, Avery Plank'd, Odell Eugene Whiskey Barrel Aged, and New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut
And yes, you can taste the banana.
We're back and recording in the brand new R&D Studios! In this episode, we talk about how sometimes you can get after-fermentation in beers when dry hopping after terminal gravity, plus we drink some mighty fine beers in the process.
Both Goat Patch and Fossil have respectively produced beers that mimic the flavor of strawberry milk, and we're here to find out which one takes the cake. Also featured on this show is Wiley Roots' Citra Funk Yo Couch, a can conditioned mixed culture beer that is freaking delicious.
It's our 60th episode! This week, we brought on Darcie from The Little London Show to talk about survival this Beer Festival season. We run down the 6 top tips to make sure you make it out alive.
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Welcome to Focus on the Beer's first podcast of 2018. It's been awhile since we've talked beer, so we cover a bunch of information...a ton.
For the next year of podcasts, we're hoping to give a little outline of topics so you know what to expect.
In this episode:
Smuttynose Brewing put up for auction
Green Flash cutting 15% of its workforce and reducing its distribution
Mendocino/Olde Saratoga breweries abruptly closed
Great Storm Brewing changing hands
Dueces Wild Brewing set to open
Brass Brewing nearing opening, starting a kickstarter
Brewers Republic closing, then miraculously reopening as a part of Cerberus
Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines recap
The Little London Show's Dryanuary Party
Beer in this episode:
Smiling Toad Brewery Tangerine Hazy IPA
Our latest episode features Taylor Donner of Cerberus Brewing. Taylor recently became an Advanced Cicerone, so we decided to have him on to talk about how that works and what he's got planned for the future. Also, we drink through some beer memberships and talk about those in case you're looking for a good holiday gift for the beer lover in your life.
We've overdone the IPA drinking on this show, so we're definitely ready for some imperial stouts and belgian beers. Bring it on!
As for Café Craft, here's the pairings for the fest! We'll be announcing them on Facebook every week coming soon, but you get the heads up.
Storybook Brewing / Story Coffee Co.
Goat Patch Brewing / Building 3 Roasters
Paradox Beer Company / Loyal Coffee
Fossil Craft Beer / Switchback Coffee Roasters
Bristol Brewing / R n R Coffee Cafe
Fieldhouse Brewing / Hold Fast Coffee
Local Relic / Switchback Coffee Roasters
Smiling Toad Brewery / Mission Coffee Roasters
Cerberus Brewing Co. / Loyal Coffee
Josh and Ryan narrowly survive the exploding cans, as they talk through all the upcoming and recently passed beer festivals. Beer in this episode includes Bell's Two Hearted, Pueblo Vida Circuitous and Microburst, as well as some other fun stuff.
To help celebrate Independent's Day (yes it's spelled that way in this case) Josh Adamski from Cerberus Brewing and Carrie Simison from The Independent came on the show to talk about their collaboration beer that will be released the weekend before July 4.
The collaboration is brewed with British Maris Otter and Caramel malts, then "liberally hopped" with American hops. It'll release at Cerberus June 30 at 4pm.
In this episode:
July 15: Cerberus is doing a Pale Ale collaboration beer release with All Breeds Rescue and The Misfits Dog Rescue named Buddy Up.
July 22: Look out for Jamaican Weekend at Cerberus
September 9: Cerberus' Anniversary. Josh tells us that Paradise Lost, their Heaven Hill barrel-aged Black Plague Imperial Stout, will be released. Coming in at around 11.3%, it's sure to be a doozy.
Beers in this episode:
The Alchemist Crusher
Cerberus Elysium IPA
Cerberus Tiny Umbrella Party IPA
We had some technical difficulties this week, but we're back with another long rambling podcast. You should really take away two things: Go to Feast of Saint Arnold and go to Paradox. Both will be great times.
Beers in this episode: Alchemist Farmer's Daughter, Barrel Aged Myrcenary, and some other we can't remember.
In this special American Craft Beer Week edition of the podcast, Josh and Ryan taste through some Ninkasi seasonal beers, Pikes Peak Brewing's newest Incline release, and finally try put the hazy IPA trend on this show to rest.
Also in this extra-long episode, Josh coins a new term(malt foundation for a hop house) beer nerds can use instead of "malty backbone" for describing a balanced beer, there's talk of South African hops and the guys discuss the fun things happening this week in Colorado Springs for American Craft Beer Week.
Beers in this episode:
Ninkasi Brewing Maiden the Shade
Ninkasi Brewing Pacific Rain
Pikes Peak Brewing Incline
Firestone Walker Leo vs Ursus Fortem
Thanks to Jacen for joining us on another Blind Taste Test.
NE IPAs are all the rage, but can you tell them apart just by taste? We tried and failed.
Beers in this episode:
The Alchemist Focal Banger
Weldwerks Juicy Bits
Tree House Alter Ego
Destihl Mango IPA
Destihl Blueberry Gose
Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Focus on the Beer podcast! We'll officially call this one Vol. 2, Ep. 1, but for all of you who have been fans since the beginning, it's really just EP-038.
Look for 2 podcasts every month this year, as we'll talk to new breweries set to open as well as established breweries who are having fun brewing beer in Colorado Springs.
In this Episode, we talked about the move to Breckenridge for Big Beers, some upcoming events and we discussed Red Leg's new partnership with the Broadmoor for their Prospector's Pick Kölsch-style ale.
As always, listen in for more fun episodes this year as we've got more blind taste tests, interviews and On Air Bottleshares in the works!
This episode is co-hosted by The Little London Show. Follow them here: https://soundcloud.com/thelittlelondonshow
If you missed our LIVE broadcast at Bristol Brewing, we've got all the juicy bits for you now! We sat down with multiple people involved in the history of the Venetucci Pumpkin Ale. A huge thanks goes out to Bristol Brewing for hosting us!
Sam from Beer n' Loathing is back for another episode! In this one we talk about some expansions happening locally, as well as the upcoming 10th annual All Colorado Beer Fest. Also, Venetucci Pumpkin Ale, because everyone loves a good community ale.
Our GABF hangover has just about subsided, so we invited Sam from Beer n' Loathing to join us to talk about it. He then stole all of our content for his Weekly Chug...
Episode recorded on Sunday October 16, 2016
In this week's episode, we're blind tasting imperial and barrel aged stouts with Jeff Airman of Paradox Beer Company. After we get through the thick and amazing tasting portion of the show, we find out what Paradox's GABF plans are...it was a fun episode!
Music in this episode comes from Brendan Hannigan. Listen to more of his work here: https://soundcloud.com/brendanhannigan
We've been slacking putting this podcast up, but here it is! Thanks to Scott Davidson from the Fermentologists, Dustin Hall from the Brewtography Project and Dane Skousen our Denver collaborator for sitting in on an impromptu podcast. Please excuse the audio quality, we did this with one microphone in the middle of a table.
Thanks to Mike Maio and David Walker of the Manitou Springs Heritage Center for coming in and talking with us about their upcoming beer festival! If you're wondering when and where it will be, September 24th is the day, and the Manitou Springs Memorial Park is the place. Thanks for listening!
This week we welcome back Bryce Crawford to the show. No, he's not back for good, but he and Dionne Roberts both helped us talk through some heated exchanges about beer fests, beer fest etiquette and the likes...Ryan was lazy, so this episode is explicit content...no bleeps.
This week's episode features our good friend Jeff Airman of Paradox Beer Company. It's been a hot minute since we've had him on the show, as they've been cranking out pint after pint up in Divide, CO. Jeff walks us through the next steps for Paradox's expansion to keep up with their taproom demand and the demand of drinkers in nearly 15 states.
This week, we sit down with Jon Eddy from Jon Eddy Productions and talk all about the 719Day Brew Fest. We go over what makes a festival great and talk about the challenges in putting on a second year festival.
In our latest Fan Forum, we invited Carrie Simison and James Kormanik to come talk beer with us. We talked about starting a new cellar, beer festivals and much more! Look for the extended cut online this week!
Josh and Ryan sit down and discuss their picks for beers you can find in and around Colorado Springs as we head into the holiday weekend. From easy drinking mexican-style lagers to locally made cider, they cover every flavor your friends and family may want. Oh and there's a few IPAs...
This week's episode features Chris Wright, founder of Pikes Peak Brewing, and Keith Altemose of Nano 108 Brewing. We brought Chris on at the last minute to talk about the split between the Colorado Brewers Guild and Craft Beer Colorado, a new venture by 14 current Guild members. Then, after we finish with the somber-talk, we get down to business with Keith and Nano 108—tasting some excellent beers and talking a little shop.
In this week's episode, we talk with Josh Adamski and Mark LeFebvre, head brewer and head chef, respectively of Cerberus Brewing Co. Cerberus is in the middle of their buildout of the old Animal Hospital in the 700 block of West Colorado Ave. Listen in and find out a little more about the new brewery's plans for the Westside.
We got the chance to catch up with Todd from Red Leg Brewing to talk about their growth, what's coming up for the Southern Colorado Brewers Alliance, and how his military background has helped him be successful as a brewery owner.
We made it to ten episodes! In our tenth episode, we're joined by Ben Wilder of Gold Camp Brewing and Josh Howard of Brew Brothers/Focus on the Beer. Things get a little weird when we try out Mad Hops' Brew Drops. Who knew that a room of craft beer junkies could down a six-pack of Coors Banquet with the help of some concentrated beer drops? So how do they make the beer taste? Find out!
This is the Experimental Brewing Session from Vail Big Beers with Cory King, John Mallett, Brian Dunn, and Jeremy Gobien. We had a recording issue at the very beginning, so it starts off a few minutes into the seminar with John Mallett's talk.