Our latest brewery staffer is one beer-loving bearcat. A Denver native, Bess was destined from a young age to be involved in craft beer. After many years of homebrewing she took the plunge and enrolled in the Siebel Institute's online course in brewing technology. During her studies, the stars aligned and Bess put in some intern time here at Wynkoop, shadowing our brewers for several batches. Her passion and burgeoning brewing skills caught our eye and we've now added Bess to our zymurgical team.
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.