NMSBrew visits Denver

Dr. Rockstraw is spending the week spreading the word about NMSBrew in CHME at NMSU.  His visits with the industry are compliments of Brian Taylor (Anton-Paar rep from whom NMSBrew is purchasing an alcolyzer) and Christian Henderickson (NMSU alum 1997) and his Sherman & Howard colleague, Adrian “Jay” Leonard IV (who is one program leads for, “Business of Beer,” a business partnership that includes legal, accounting, insurance, and banking expertise specialized to the brewing industry).  

What follows is a diary of these travels that will be updated as it progresses and time permits.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Spent half the day with Gary (BSCHE 1982) and Lorena Poling to talk about scholarships, NMSBrew, and the state of CHME:

1. Rock Bottom Brewery (Denver)

El Chupacabra

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Special thanks to Brian Taylor at Anton Paar for letting me ride shotgun and act as navigator while following him around to breweries for a couple of days.  

2. Tivoli (Denver)


3. TRVE (Denver)

4. Denver Beer Co. (Denver)

Kudos to Brian Reynolds (Production Manager) for the samples of Graham Cracker Porter, Pretzel Assassin Amber Lager, Princess Yum Yum Raspberry Kolsch, Hey! Pumpkin, Summit Sunrise Red Rye IPA, Sun Drenched, Incredible Pedal IPA, and some stuff that isn’t yet publicly available.

5. Dry Dock (Aurora)

Special thanks to Andrew Henderson (Supply Chain Analyst) for the 12-pack of Apricot Blond

6. The Great Divide (Denver) Carbonation & Kegging

Note the extent of automation at this facility.  These two images are 180 degree panoramas representing a complete rotation with my camera.  Thanks to Erin Cox (QA Manager) for a great tour of the equipment.

7. The Great Divide (Denver) Brewery and taproom

Had the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

8. Crooked Stave (Denver)

Incredibly unique and radically different.  Check out all the wood at this place.  Johanna Denne is awesome!

9. Blue Moon Brewing Co., RiNo Brewery

Really cool pilot units.

10. Epic Brewing Co. (Denver)

11. Spangalang Brewery (Denver)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Avery (Boulder) – Hosted by Ian Luder (NMT grad)

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Belgium Brewery (Fort Collins) – Hosted by Joshua Nabours

Congress Park Taproom (Denver) – NMSU Colorado Alumni Aggie Social

Mark Thompson (BSCHE 2009)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MBAA-Rocky Mountain District 2017 Technical Summit (Fort Collins)

There was heavy snow on Thursday.  The Colorado State campus was closed due to falling trees.  By the conference on Saturday, the snow had mostly melted, but the damage remained around town.

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