Next Rock Hopper Meeting is January 15th!

lRock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:45 PM – Castle Rock Homebrew Supply

Rock Hoppers Come Up Big at Big Beers

bbCongratulations to all the Rock Hoppers that walked away with medals from Big Beers this last weekend.  The Rock Hopper contingent was strong in this fiercely contested battle with the following Rock Hoppers coming away with medals: 

Doug Thiel: 3rd Place Belgian Pale Ale

Billy Beeson: 1st Place Baltic Porter

Greg Geiger: 2nd Place Imperial Stout

Brian Pramov: 2nd Place Fruit Beer

Bryan Keas: 1st Place Specialty Beer


Honorable Mention (Even though he mistakenly indicated FOTR as his club):

Ed Moore: 2nd Place Strong Scotch Ale, 3rd Place Dopplebock, and HM Baltic Porter


Intra Club Comp This Thursday

Hoppers, don't forget that our meeting this Thursday is the big beer intraclub competition.  Peoples choice winner gets a $50 gift card to Castle Rock Homebrew Supply.  Make sure you bring 24- 48 ounces of 10% or higher alcohol beer specifically for this comp!  Good luck.

Hoppy New Beer!!!


Sorry, I couldn’t resist… 

Anyway, the officers of the Rock Hopper Homebrew Club have a very special announcement to make.  Our next meeting will be held at Castle Rock Homebrew Supply on January 15th instead of January 8th.  Please adjust your calendars accordingly.  Please note, this meeting will have very special Bowl Game recaps and Biere de Rock announcements by our intrepid competition coordinator.  Please register and sign up to judge or steward your homebrew club competition at now!


Rock Hoppers Dominate the Colorado State Fair Homebrew Competiton!

Colorado State FairIn what can only be described as a colossal pantsing of the competion, the Rock Hoppers emerged victorious at the Colorado State Fair Homebrew Competition more times than any other homebrew club (and it wasn't even close).  In fact, 12 different Rock Hoppers garnered a grand total of 20 medals + 2 honorable mentions with the next closest clubs coming in with only 8 medals to their name.  So go grab a beer, get a comfortable seat and settle in, and begin reading the names of the winners below.  

Michael Bade

3rd, "Jersey Boy Helles", Munich Helles

Billy Beeson

1st, "2 Point Conversion", Oktoberfest/Marzen

1st, "Weeson", Strong Scotch Ale

James DeValois

2nd, "Hop Along Ginger", Metheglin

Brandon Hogan/Brian Pramov

3rd, "The British Are Coming", Wood-Aged Beer

Bryan Keas

1st, Munich Helles

3rd, German Pilsner

2nd, "Bryan's Bitter", Special Bitter

HM, "What the Hef?", Weizen/Weissbier

1st, "Unicorn Fur", Fruit Beer

3rd, "Cacao for Coconut Porter", SHV

1st, "Hoppy Ending", Specialty

3rd, "Imperial Wit", Braggot

Scott Lamm

2nd, "Stormy Dark Mild Ale", Mild 

Matt Lawlor

3rd, Gewitter Weizen, Weizen/Weissbier

Matthew Linnenberger

3rd, "No Name Mild", Mild

Phil Penningroth

2nd, "Thunder From Down Under", English Barleywine

Brian Pramov

1st, "Cartel", Robust Porter

HM, "Buddy Brew 2014", Belgian Pale Ale

Dax Rush

Billy Beeson Crushes the Sam Adams Longshot Semi-Finalists!

Longshot LogoBilly "Fly" Beeson, flew past the other semi-finalists in the Sam Adams Longshot Competition and has advanced to the Finals!  For advancing to the finals, Billy and one guest (Pick me!!!) gets an all expenses paid trip to "ahem" Denver to attend the GABF including accomodations, meals, and entry into the GABF.  Billy will find out the week of the GABF if he was selected as the Grand Champion and have his beer brewed and distributed across the country with his mugshot on it.  Congrats Billy, best of luck, and way to represent the Rock Hoppers!

Matt Lawlor Takes Best of Show

Kokopelli LogoCongratulations to Matt Lawlor for taking the best of show prize at the Celtic Festival homebrew competition sponsored by Kokopelli Beer Company.   Matt stole the show with "Whoa Bessie" a sweet stout.  Be sure to congratulate Matt the next time you see him!

Keas Takes BOS and New Belgium ProAm at 2014 Liquid Poetry Slam!

A big congrats to our own Bryan Keas for his BOS win and his ProAm selection at this year's Liquid Poetry Slam.

Bryan will brew his Hoppy Ending hopped up red ale at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins later this summer!

Nice work, B.

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