As we all know by now, Colorado is the Napa Valley of Beer. So why wouldn’t we have our own Craft Beer Radio show? In efforts to promote Craft Beer Week (May 12-19) and Crafty Ladies, I jumped on the opportunity to join John Turk, Chris “The Gubna” Katechis, and The Thirsty German on Colorado Craft Beer Radio Saturday, April 28th at Arvada Beer Company. First off, I had a blast. What’s not to like? Drink beer. . . listen to a radio show about beer. . . drink more of ABC’s great beer while talking about beer on the radio.
After talking with “The Gubna,” an Oskar Blues guru, I decided to head northwest to Lyons for the 15th Anniversary celebration at the flagship Oskar Blues location where we found a crayfish boil, beer and live music. The Thirsty German wasn’t too far behind my friends and I so we joined forces, sampling the gamut of libations Oskar Blues has to offer. I’ve always been a big fan of Oskar Blues . . . Old Chub is an old friend. And my husband bought a can of their 15th Anniversary Ale to share with the table. Everyone enjoyed this full-bodied, flavor-packed celebration brew. In addition to the stellar beer, the music was fun and lighthearted, the kids were playing with the goats, and the crowd of people didn’t have a complaint in the world.
If you haven’t heard of the Colorado Craft Beer Radio check it out at AM760 on Saturday’s at 12:00pm.
Also, don’t miss www.cobeerweek.com for all the information you need about the festivities of Colorado Beer Week. The Opening Ceremony will take place at Highland Tap and Burger from 1:00-5:00 on Saturday, May 12th. The following breweries are already signed up: Great Divide, Odell, Denver Beer Company, Caution Brewing, AC Golden, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Ska Brewing, Firestone Walker, Alaskan Brewing, Arvada Beer, New Planet, New Belgium, Crazy Mountain, Breckenridge and Upslope Brewing. ($35 General Admission/$45 VIP) There will also be a special Crafty Ladies on Thursday, May 17th at Highland Tap and Burger featuring a five course meal paired with Firestone Walker and Left Hand brews. ($40 tickets)