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EP-075: Drinking Pilsners, AmLams and Lambics with Jeffrey Airman

July 5th, 2019

1:11:31

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

EP-074: COS Craft Beer Mods and the Citra Tsunami

June 14th, 2019

1:15:52

This week, we talk with the COS Craft Beer Facebook group moderators about herding cats, drinking beers and popularity contests. 

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EP-073: The Plum is in Play and other musings from Resolute Brewing's International Man of Marketing

May 15th, 2019

1:20:14

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 …

EP-072: Winning the Weldwerks Lottery and Other CBC News

April 29th, 2019

1:03:52

In this episode, Josh and Ryan breakdown the news about Weldwerks joining the Colorado Springs craft beer landscape and other oddities about CBC and …

EP-071: Collaboration Fest Recap and On-Air Bottle Share

March 28th, 2019

1:02:39

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 …

EP-070: Talking Traditional Styles with Brass Brewing

March 19th, 2019

1:09:25

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 …

EP-069: André from JAKs and Boozy Sparkling Water

February 23rd, 2019

1:32:42

This episode features JAKs Brewing's Head Brewer, André Blyth, as well as some pretty interesting sparkling water...

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EP-068: Chef Brother Luck & Fossil Collabeeration

January 7th, 2019

47:09

We sit down with Chef Brother Luck and Fossil Craft Beer to talk about their collaboration beer that's on tap at IV by Brother Luck! Listen in!

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EP-067: The Jeffisode

November 22nd, 2018

1:42:30

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 …

EP-066: Betcha Can't Taste Banana

October 14th, 2018

1:10:48

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.

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EP-065: After Fermentation in Hazy IPAs

October 3rd, 2018

1:32:48

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 …

EP-064: Strawberry Milk Ales

August 1st, 2018

1:02:46

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, …

EP-063: Old Nation M43 Tasting with Aaron

July 16th, 2018

1:27:40

EP-063: Old Nation M43 Tasting with Aaron by Focus on the Beer

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EP-062: That Episode about Brewer's Republic where we talk about Cerberus too

June 22nd, 2018

1:11:12

This podcast is in no way brought to you by Brewer's Republic, even if Carrie wants it to be that way. Listen in as we talk about the Independent's Day IPA with Carrie Simison and Josh Adams.

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EP-061: FH Beerworks is Expanding!

June 7th, 2018

53:29

In this episode we breakdown FH Beerworks' latest announcement of their 4 acre expansion to the East side of Colorado Springs.

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EP-060: How to Survive a Beer Festival

May 31st, 2018

55:08

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.
Check out The Little …

EP-059: Celebrating American Craft Beer Week with Irish Craft Beer

May 23rd, 2018

48:29

In this late-to-come out episode, we drink some Irish Craft Beer while talking about upcoming beer festivals and other news. Oh and we drink a few American beers too.

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EP-058: Meet Atrevida Beer Co

May 1st, 2018

1:41:20

In this week's episode, we talk with Jess and Rich Fierro about everything from Beerland to buying Great Storm. Listen in!

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EP-057: A Fruitful Recap of Past Happenings

April 13th, 2018

1:06:36

EP-057: A Fruitful Recap of Past Happenings by Focus on the Beer

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EP-056: Malt Liquor Taste Test

March 15th, 2018

1:22:11

EP-056: Malt Liquor Taste Test by Focus on the Beer

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EP-055: Big Beers, Buyouts and Closures

January 23rd, 2018

1:30:31

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 …

EP-054: Meet Metric Brewing

December 14th, 2017

1:18:36

This episode, we sit down with Mike Centanne and Chase Perry from Metric Brewing. Listen in as we catch up with the two on the progress in opening a brewery and drink some good beer in the process...

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EP-053: Taylor Donner, Advanced Cicerone

November 21st, 2017

1:24:37

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 …

EP-052: Coming out of the Post-GABF Haze...

October 27th, 2017

1:10:12

EP-052: Coming out of the Post-GABF Haze... by Focus on the Beer

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EP-051: Blindly Tasting Belgian White Beers

September 14th, 2017

1:06:12

This episode we see if we can discern between New Belgium's new Fat Tire Belgian White and Blue Moon...it doesn't go well—for us.

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EP-050: Punching Charlie Papazian with Phantom Canyon, but not really.

August 26th, 2017

1:13:29

Don't take that title to heart. We sat down and talked beer with Phantom Canyon's brewers Alan Stiles and Troy Johnson and learned a thing or two about them and had some laughs along the way.

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EP-049: Happy IPA Day

August 2nd, 2017

1:10:32

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 …

EP-048: Exploding Cans and Arizona Beer

July 8th, 2017

1:31:36

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 …

EP-047: Cerberus and the Independent's Alternative IPA

June 21st, 2017

1:13:25

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 …

EP-046: The Smoke Alarm Session

June 9th, 2017

1:51:09

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 …

EP-045: Building a Malt Foundation for your Hop House

May 16th, 2017

1:44:49

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 …

EP-044: Blindly Tasting through the Haze

May 9th, 2017

1:19:49

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

EP-043: East Coast IPA Drinking Sesh.

April 26th, 2017

1:54:05

Catch Ryan and Josh as they taste their way through a panel of East coast IPAs...what started as an East vs West got quickly out of hand.

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EP-042: On Air Bottle Share with Darcie and Jeff

March 20th, 2017

1:19:49

No, not Jeff Mohrmann from The Little London Show, but Jeff Airman from Paradox. We also get to try two versions of Jameson's Caskmates beer barrel-aged whiskey.

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EP-041: For the Love of the Game featuring Lost Friend Brewing

February 17th, 2017

1:10:06

Join Focus on the Beer as they talk with Alyssa and Andy France from Lost Friend Brewing, a new brewery set to open up in 2017 in Colorado Springs.

EP-040: Tasting Speck Private Reserve and More

February 8th, 2017

57:36

EP-040: Tasting Speck Private Reserve and More by Focus on the Beer

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EP-039: On Air Bottle Share

January 25th, 2017

1:05:15

EP-039: On Air Bottle Share by Focus on the Beer

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EP-038: Starting off the New Year with Big Beers

January 14th, 2017

1:17:46

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 …

EP-037: Big Beers in Breck This Year

December 15th, 2016

44:28

In our last episode for 2016, Josh and Ryan talk Big Beers and the move from Vail to Breck. Get your tickets before they sell out! http://bigbeersfestival.com/purchase-big-beers-festival-tickets/

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EP-036: News Roundup

December 6th, 2016

44:13

Josh and Ryan breakdown some of the latest beer news in this latest episode of Focus on the Beer.

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EP-035: Blind Tasting Porters with Cully and Airman

November 28th, 2016

1:29:21

EP-035: Blind Tasting Porters with Cully and Airman by Focus on the Beer

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FreshCast: Live Podcast at Bristol Brewing

November 1st, 2016

1:11:48

This episode is co-hosted by The Little London Show. Follow them here: https://soundcloud.com/thelittlelondonshow

If you missed our LIVE broadcast at …

EP-034: The Lowdown on Bar Rescue

October 31st, 2016

33:10

This week, we talk with Josh's old friend John Nicholls about his experience with the TV Show Bar Rescue and everything that went into transforming …

EP-033: All Colorado Beer Fest, Venetucci Pumpkin Ale and more

October 26th, 2016

48:05

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 …

EP-032: GABF Recap

October 20th, 2016

1:00:15

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 …

EP-031: Blind Tasting Imperial Stouts with Airman

September 24th, 2016

1:04:01

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 …

EP-030: Talking Ska with Scott and Dane in Durango

September 16th, 2016

47:56

We've been slacking putting this podcast up, but here it is! Thanks to Scott Davidson from the Fermentologists, Dustin Hall from the Brewtography …

EP-029: Blind Tasting Pumpkin Beers

September 4th, 2016

34:32

It's pumpkin beer season! We welcomed Bryce Crawford onto the show to blind taste some pumpkin beers...some were good—some not so much.

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The Aftershow Part 1

August 31st, 2016

45:43

The Aftershow Part 1 by Focus on the Beer

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EP-028: On Air Bottleshare Part 1

August 29th, 2016

1:12:16

Introducing our new podcast show: On Air Bottle Share. We drink the beer, tell you about it, and talk a lot about other things in the process. Welcome to episode one.

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EP-027: Mixing it up with the Manitou Springs Heritage Beer Festival

August 25th, 2016

59:19

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, …

EP-026: Primetime with Bryce and Dionne

August 19th, 2016

59:18

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 …

EP-025: The Next Saga for Paradox Beer Company

August 3rd, 2016

59:19

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 …

EP-024: News News and More News...

July 28th, 2016

59:18

News News and more News! In this week's episode, Josh and Ryan talk about the latest beer news, from mergers to overturned semis. Also we give a little recap of our experience with 719Day...

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Fan Forum Full Episode

July 21st, 2016

2:01:04

We had so much stuff to talk with Carrie and Korm, so here's the full episode! Skip ahead to 58 minutes to pick up where last week's episode left off!

EP-023: 719Day Brew Fest with Jon Eddy

July 17th, 2016

1:01:08

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.

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EP-022: Fan Forum with Carrie and James

July 14th, 2016

59:18

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!

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EP-021: Summer Sixpack

June 30th, 2016

59:18

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 …

EP-020: Cider and Whiskey

June 22nd, 2016

59:18

Fermentation is Fermentation. This week, we sit down with a crew made up of Axe and the Oak Distillery, Ice Cave Cider House and Colorado Common Hard …

EP-019: Nano 108 and Some News from the Colorado Brewers Guild

June 14th, 2016

1:00:08

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 …

EP-018: What are all these Festivals?

June 9th, 2016

59:18

This week, Josh and Ryan talk about a bunch of the upcoming festivals thanks to the event pages from PorchDrinking and Two Parts.

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EP-017: Cerberus' transformation from an animal hospital to brewpub

June 2nd, 2016

59:18

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 …

EP-016: The Brewtography Project Kickstarter Reboot

May 26th, 2016

59:18

In this week's episode, we talk with Dustin Hall of the Brewtography Project about his already funded Kickstarter and learn a little bit more about the man behind the lens.

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EP-015: Storybook Time

May 19th, 2016

59:19

This week we talk Pints and Plates, Saint Arnold's Feast and all things Storybook with Pete Kilman, owner and head brewer. Check it out!

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EP-014: Pints & Plates and ACBW with Hot Chic Cold Beer

May 12th, 2016

59:18

This week, we sit down with Carrie Simison, publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent and talk all things Pints and Plates, as well as delving …

EP-013: Talking with Todd from Red Leg Brewing

April 21st, 2016

59:19

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, …

EP-012: We fear no beer featuring Beer n' Loathing

April 14th, 2016

1:30:19

This week's episode features Sam Sly from Beer n' Loathing. You should listen to it.

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EP-011: IPAs for Days

April 7th, 2016

58:24

EP-011: IPAs for Days by Focus on the Beer

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EP-010: We drink Coors

April 1st, 2016

59:19

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. …

EP-009: Talking with a Toad

March 23rd, 2016

59:18

This week we sit down with Fred from Smiling Toad! Bonus special guest: Edie Crawford!

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EP-008: Local Relic

March 17th, 2016

59:19

We sit down and talk with Grant, Melissa and Brian from Local Relic.

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EP-007: Occasionally JAKs

March 10th, 2016

59:18

We talk with JAKs brewing and The Occasional Brew about their upcoming collaboration and how the first year of business has gone for JAKs out in …

EP-006: Brewchat with Gold Camp and Brew Bros

March 8th, 2016

59:18

Talking beer with Ben Wilder, of Gold Camp Brewing as well as Nick Mueller from the Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak Homebrew club! Look for the Unedited …

EP-005: We go gluten free ... with Fieldhouse Brewing Co.

February 24th, 2016

59:18

This week's episode features Travis and Niki Fields from Fieldhouse brewing. We explore the ins and outs of gluten free brewing and more!

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EP-004: Talking Marmots: Whistle Pig Brewing talks beer, food and more

February 16th, 2016

59:18

We're joined by Whistle Pig Brewing's Rob Beers (yes, that's his real name), Eric Merrell, and Bobby Couch to talk about their brewery startup.

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Smiling Toad Brewery

February 12th, 2016

46:50

Smiling Toad Brewery by Focus on the Beer

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Fieldhouse Brewing

February 12th, 2016

22:04

Fieldhouse Brewing by Focus on the Beer

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Storybook Brewing

February 12th, 2016

47:54

Storybook Brewing by Focus on the Beer

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EP-003: Community chat with Airman and Uncle Korm

February 11th, 2016

59:18

Episode 3 has us chatting beer, cooking and more with Jeff Airman of Paradox Beer Company and James "Uncle Korm" Kormanik.

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EP-002: Steve Stowell from Triple S Brewing UNEDITED

February 4th, 2016

1:08:33

We had to cut out so much of our conversation with Steve from Triple S, we decided to put it all up online.

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EP-001: Fossil Craft Beer Company

January 27th, 2016

59:18

EP-001: Rich and Katrina Benson of Fossil Craft Beer Company join Focus on the Beer's first episode on KCMJ 93.9FM.

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RedLegBrewing

February 12th, 2015

1:04:16

RedLegBrewing by Focus on the Beer

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Vail Big Beers: Experimental Brewing Seminar

January 12th, 2015

1:21:07

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 …

Southern Colorado collaboration - About the beer with Alan Stiles

February 10th, 2014

2:18

Southern Colorado collaboration - About the beer with Alan Stiles by Focus on the Beer

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