A beer journalist turned beer evangelist, Marty's our brewery frontman and eagerly serves as our chief promoter, media tickler and mojo developer. He thinks great beer and a job you love are crucial ingredients for a happy life. He believes craft brewers are cultural counterparts of Johnny Cash and the Ramones. He writes left and drinks right. A working musician and songwriter, his most recent composition is entitled “The Power of Positive Drinking.” Reach Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Limited-release throwback beer is made with water from the Brown Palace’s underground aquifer
We are now serving a new beer we’ve brewed in honor of the 120th anniversary of the opening of Denver’s famed Brown Palace Hotel & Spa.
1892 Artesian Lager is a custom-made, retro-minded beer we brewed with water from the underground aquifer that supplies the Brown Palace’s water.
Colorado brewers have been touting the state’s water for over 150 years, so we’re adding our chapter to that longstanding tradition. All while showcasing the Brown Palace and one of its many treasures.”
The beer list for our July 21 United Tastes of Belgium now holds over 50 Belgian-style and Belgian beers. The latest beer list is here.
This year our United Tastes of Belgium takes place on a very important day in beer history: Belgian Independence Day.
Each year on July 21, Belgians honor the anniversary of the day their nation secured its independence from the Netherlands in 1831.
Learn more about this important day at Belgian Revolution.
And please ponder this: If Belgium had not gained its liberty, would it have become the brewing wonder it is today?
Who knows, instead of beer, Belgium might now be famous for its genever, "coffee shops" and windmills.
Perhaps our brewing pals in Fort Collins, CO would've called their company New Netherlands Brewing, and the term "Dutch treat" would be a beer reference.
And our event this month would showcase, well, wooden footwear. The horror!
We're now serving a highly anticipated (at least by us) beer, Brewjolais Nouveau.
This was a very special collaboration for us, we brewed it with one of our heroes, Peter Bouckaert of the mighty New Belgium Brewing. Our head brewer Andy Brown developed the concept for the beer, and then he and Peter brainstormed the beer with Ben Parsons at Infinite Monkey Theorem.
The beer is part of our continuing effort to uphold the trailblazing history of our original brewer, the late and great Russell Schehrer, for whom the Brewers Association's annual Innovation Award is named. That's pressure, you know.
Starting this Thursday, we’re the launch point for a weekly, every-Thursday tour of four of D-town’s best breweries.
The tours are run by the mighty Banjo Billy, whose wacky hillbilly bus and historic tours of Boulder and Denver have been a hit for several years.
Banjo launched a series of brewery tours in Boulder last year, they quickly became a hit. Now he’s bringing them to Denver and we are the first spot on each tour.
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Denver (May 24, 2012) – Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours, known for its memorable history, ghost and crime tours aboard an unforgettable “hillbilly shack on wheels” tour bus, is launching new Brewery Tours in Denver, starting May 31.
“It’s only fitting that we expand our tour schedule to include brewery tours in Denver, considering Denver’s prominence in America’s beer industry, and considering that we’ve got the perfect bus for taking beer lovers around Denver, ” says John Georgis, founder and operator of Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours. The three-hour tours will depart every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. starting May 31 from Wynkoop Brewing Company located at 18th Street between Wynkoop Street and Wazee Street across from the Union Station. A tour of Wynkoop Brewing Company will be offered at 5:15 p.m. Featured stops and pints will be at three additional well-known breweries, including Strange Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery and Denver Beer Co.
Tickets are $34 per person and include three pints of beer and transportation. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made online at www.banjobilly.com or by calling (720) 938-8885.
About Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours
Banjo Billy’s offers highly rated history, ghost and crime tours of Boulder and Denver from an old school bus tricked out to look like a traveling hillbilly shack, complete with couches and saddles. The bus accommodates 25 people and is available for private and public tours. Additionally, each October, Banjo Billy Bus Tours presents public ghost tours, with different time slots and days available for Denver and Boulder. Tour information can be found online at www.banjobilly.com or by calling (720) 938-8885.
For the past seven or eight years, I’ve had the great pleasure of presenting a seminar at the annual Craft Brewers Conference. On subjects revolving around the art and importance of good promotion, publicity and cheerleading for craft breweries. Always with a dose of live music at the end of each session.
Every other year that seminar fun reaches much greater heights thanks to The Gourdians, a (self-proclaimed) power trio featuring my pals/heroes Greg Koch (Stone Brewing), Dave Buhler (Elysian Brewing) and myself.
The three of us cover similar buzz-building subjects for the benefit of our beery brothers and sisters, and we also include a dash of musical fun.
Our 2010 seminar ended with a surreal, wild-idea-come-true scenario: Cheap Trick guitar god Rick Nielsen joining us for spoof of his mighty “Surrender.” (Sample lyric: Malty’s alright / Hoppy’s alright / But if you want rocking beer / Promote it / Promote it / But don’t give your beer away)
On Tuesday, May 15 at 7 PM, we're tapping a pair of brand new beers we brewed especially for Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park in Denver.
The beers – Elitch Gardens Orchard Wheat and Elitch Gardens Fire Roasted Amber -- will go on tap at Wynkoop as part of our American Craft Beer Week festivities.
The beers will go on tap at Elitch Gardens at 11 AM on May 19. They will be served in the Blue Moon Beer Garden, J.M. Mulvihill's Bar & Grill and Rustler's Food Court.
These new beers are part of Elitch Gardens' growing focus on carrying craft beer at the park and connecting better with its customers.
New beers will be featured in famed Denver theme park’s beer garden and select dining locations, and at Wynkoop
(Denver, Colorado) – Wynkoop Brewing Company is releasing a pair of brand new beers brewed especially for Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park in Denver.
The beers – Elitch Gardens Orchard Wheat and Elitch Gardens Fire Roasted Amber -- will go on tap at Wynkoop at 7 PM on May 15 as part of Wynkoop’s American Craft Beer Week festivities.
The beers will go on tap at Elitch Gardens at 11 AM on May 19. They will be served in the Blue Moon Beer Garden, J.M. Mulvihill’s Bar & Grill and Rustler’s Food Court.
On May 8 at 5 PM, we're releasing a brand new beer we brewed especially for Create Denver Week, a series of events held May 10-13 that showcases Denver’s creative community.
The beer – Catalyst – is a one-time-only, unfiltered extra pale ale made with 100% Colorado-grown malts (from Colorado Malting Company) and locally grown hops from Voss Farms, a small hop farm in Arvada, Colorado.
March 26 we begin serving Malt Madness, a special brown ale brewed in honor of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four taking place here in Denver, April 1-3.
This one-time-only beer also celebrates Wynkoop being chosen by the NCAA to serve as a home-away-from-home base for the team (and its fans) that wins the Raleigh, North Carolina regional of the 2012 women’s basketball tournament.
Malt Madness features a full-court press of caramel, toasted and roasted malt flavors in a fast-breaking, thirst-quenching brown beer. It's 4.8% ABV.