• Colorado Brewers Guild Brings People Together

    Hop the Vote

     
    POSTED December 18, 2017
     

    Participating from the House of Representatives 4 Noses Brewing Co. were Hugh McKean, Faith Winter, Kim Ransom, Chris Hansen, Steve Lebsock, Matt Gray and Alec Garnett.

    <p>Participating from the House of Representatives 4 Noses Brewing Co. were Hugh McKean, Faith Winter, Kim Ransom, Chris Hansen, Steve Lebsock, Matt Gray and Alec Garnett.</p>
  • Colorado Brewers Guild Brings People Together

    Hop the Vote

     
    POSTED December 18, 2017
     

    Senator Tim Neville; Brian O’Connell, owner Renegade Brewing; Senator Steve Fenberg; Aimee Soete, head brewer; and John Ham, packaging operator.

    <p>Senator Tim Neville; Brian O’Connell, owner Renegade Brewing; Senator Steve Fenberg; Aimee Soete, head brewer; and John Ham, packaging operator.</p>

After taking an election year break, Colorado Brewers Guild brought back Hop the Vote to encourage Colorado legislators to set aside their differences, brew craft beer, and campaign for their creations at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival held on Oct. 5-7. To prepare their brew, the Colorado House of Representatives team met at 4 Noses Brewing Co. in Broomfield on Aug. 24, and the Colorado Senate team gathered at Renegade Brewing in Denver on Aug. 25. 

Colorado Brewers Guild introduced the Hop the Vote initiative in 2014 to highlight the importance of beer in Colorado’s economy, as well as the relationship between lawmakers and Colorado craft brewers. “The 300-plus breweries account for $1.7 billion, which directly impacts the state economy, and that means it is important to keep our legislators informed on what is going on with craft brewers,” says Steve Kurowski, operations director for the nonprofit trade association.   

Get ready for fall with this seasonally appropriate cocktail. Corgi Spirits, an independent small-batch distillery located in Jersey City, has hosted a variety of private events including corporate parties; catering is BYO. The Lounge—a plush drinking parlor—is spacious yet cozy and the entire tasting room can be rented to accommodate larger groups.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Corgi Spirits Pembroke Gin
—3 oz. fresh apple cider
—0.25 oz. ginger simple syrup*
—3 thyme sprigs
—thyme sprig for garnish

 

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Sotol
—.5 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
—.75 oz. lime juice
—.75 oz. mint simple syrup
—.25 oz. Amargo-Vallet
—soda
—mint

DIRECTIONS:
Combine Sotol, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, lime juice and mint simple syrup in a shaker, shake and strain into a Collins glass. Add ice and top with soda, slapped mint and a straw. Finally, top with an Amargo-Vallet float to create two distinct layers.