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September 18, 2012

Zymurgy Institute

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Colorado State University-Pueblo Continuing Education and Bristol Brewing Company are joining together again to present the 7th Zymurgy Institute this Fall.  The $99-series of 10-classes will be running every Monday evening at 7pm from October 1 to December 3 in the Bristol Brewing Company Tasting Room, 1647 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, 80906.

This semester’s topics include: Brewing Microbiology; Yeast Propagation; Industrial Brewery Health and Safety; Basic Tasting Techniques; Off Flavors; Ivywild; Beer Marketing; Motherhood and Beer; A Brewery Tour; and Food Pairings.

Please join us as we continue learning about the art and science of beer in a production brewery classroom environment.  For your convenience, registration forms are attached for 7.0 this semester and series 8.0 and 9.0 at Ivywild in 2013.  Don’t delay, enroll today.


Dr. James R. Malm
Dean, Continuing Education
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Zymurgy Classes at Bristol – Registration Form
Zymurgy Classes at Ivy Wild – Registration Form

August 31, 2012

Upcoming Meetings in September

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There will be a BBoPP board meeting on Sept. 4th at 6PM at Pikes Peak Brewery.  Members are welcome to attend.

The location for our BBoPP monthly meeting has been decided.  It will be held at the Hatch Cover.  Here is a link to their website: Hatch Cover [].  Here is a map with their location: map [].  It will be Sept 11th at 6PM. This meeting won’t include food.  Either eat beforehand or support our sponsor and eat there.

Don’t forget: raffle items, homebrew, and cash for the raffle.
Hope you can make it!

March 20, 2012

Two Awesome Local Events Coming Up

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Grant Goodwiler, Isaac Grindeland, and Eric Steen are member of the Brew Brothers as well as writers for Focus on the Beer. They’ve organized a couple really great back-to-back events that are coming up shortly. The first is a Meet the Brewer with Doug Odell, and the next day is Battle of the Brewers, a unique event where brewers go to competition with two random ingredients. Full information is below:

Meet the Brewer: Odell Brewing
Fri. March 30 / 7pm
Another Pint / 13860 Gleneagle Dr. Colorado Springs
Pay per pint
Event page on Facebook

Our third installment of Meet the Brewer is going to be killer! This is a series that we organize in partnership with Another Pint. The first two events were very popular with Crooked Stave and Oskar Blues. This time, we’re working with Odell Brewing in Fort Collins and we’re bringing down co-founder Doug Odell! The event will take place on Friday, March 30th at Another Pint. We’ll have a couple classic Odell beers like the IPA, Myrcenary, and their first beer, back in 1989, 90 Shilling. We’ll also have Footloose Golden Sour and Shenanigans, a couple beers you perhaps of not had before. You won’t want to miss this event!

The new beers:
– Footloose Golden Sour – Barrel aged with Brettanomyces and lactobacillus, this sour brings forth big fruit flavors of pineapple and citrus. Tropical aromas, coupled with a tart finish and slight hints of vanilla from the oak barrel make for a unique and refreshing beer. (8% ABV)

– Shenanigans – This delightful crimson ale is aged in oak with just a touch of Brettanomyces. The subtle Brett tartness balances the rich amber malt with hints of dried fruit and light citrus. Our ode to the happy accident, Shenanigans was just too good not to share. (9.1% ABV)

Battle of the Brewers: Round One
Sat. March 31st / 4pm sharp!
Brewer’s Republic / 112 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs
$5 for the full flight
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We are proud to introduce the first ever Battle of the Brewers competition in Colorado Springs. We have invited eight local breweries to compete against one another using randomly selected ingredients that we pulled out of a hat! We have used a bracket system so that one brewery is matched up against one other brewery, both producing a beer using the same two ingredients (such as molasses and peaches). The fun part comes when you, our lovely beery readers, will do a blind judging of the beers. March 31st will be Round 1, we will announce the winners of the public vote, announce the date for the next round, and select the random ingredients again right there at the bar for all to see!

So, be sure to be at Brewer’s Republic at 4pm on March 31st. For $5 you will get eight beers in sample glasses and you will get a judge. We are limited to only five gallons of each beer, so it will go quickly. Also we are dividing the eight beers into two brackets: Bracket One will be served at 4pm and Bracket Two will be served at 5pm. Here are the brackets, breweries, and random ingredients:

Lone Tree vs Rock Bottom (Black Cherry, Clementine)
Rockyard vs Yak and Yeti (Molasses, Peaches)

Phantom Canyon vs. KBKB (Black Tea, Strawberry)
Shamrock vs. Pikes Peak (Raspberry, Pumpkin)


January 20, 2012

Peterson Air Force Base Competition Coming Up / And Award Ceremony

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Edit: An online entry form is available at This is the recommended means of entering homebrew into the competition, as it saves everyone a lot of time.

Here are details on entering the Peterson Air Force Base Homebrew Competition as well as information about the Award Ceremony and Festival:

Entering Homebrew

The Peterson Air Force Base (AFB) Homebrew competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event.

All BJCP including mead and cider
Entries: Entries will be accepted Jan 25 – Feb 2, 2012
.  Entry fee is $5 each and $20 for unlimited.  You can only enter one beer per BJCP sub-category.

Each entry consists of two (2) bottles, entry fee and an entry/recipe form.  Each bottle must have a bottle ID form attached with rubber bands.  Bottles must have no labels, or other identifying markings (besides the bottle ID form).  Entry/recipe and bottle ID forms can be found at these websites:

(8 AM to 4 PM) or ship your beer to the club by Feb 2nd:
260 Glasgow Ave
Building 1013
Peterson AFB, CO  80914

In Colorado Springs: check out our Facebook Group Page and ask who’s house you can deliver to.
Outside Colorado Springs: Hop to It! (Boulder); Stomp Them Grapes (Denver); Hops & Berries (Fort Collins); The Brew Hut (Aurora).

Judging will take place on Feb 11, 2012 at the club. Judging is in accordance with the BJCP guidelines.


5:30PM on Feb 17 at the Peterson Club.  $9 for Peterson Club members, $12 for everyone else.

This is the fun part!  Homebrew entrants, judges and stewards get into the festival for free!

We are asking that all entrants bring some of their brew to share with other brewers and festival attendees.  Those who bring to share get a guest in for free!  Recommend you bring at least 24, 12oz bottles, a couple growlers or the keg equivalent to share on Feb 17, 2012.  Ideally, it would be some of the beer you entered in the competition.  You’ll be serving next to some of our local micros.  All brewers will be responsible for dispensing their beer to festival guests.  Size of pour will be no more than 2 oz.  The Peterson Club will provide booth space for each entrant to serve their beer – call the Club to let them know that you need booth space.

Peterson Club: 719-574-4100

January 17, 2012

January 2012 Meeting and new President

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The January 2012 club meeting will be held in the upstairs billiard room at Phantom Canyon on Wed. Jan 17 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The club will be welcoming its new president, Steve Maszkiewicz, so don’t miss it.