2020: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Because it’s 2020: Dump truck meets electrical wires causing a canning day to end in some unnecessary excitement, that gave us plenty to talk about. Yep! 2020…the gift that keeps on giving.

Here’s some context for you. We were helping out on a canning day at Woods Boss Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. Just spending some time working, hanging out with friends, drinking great beer, and supporting a great craft brewery. It was just your typical 2020 kind of day.

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When canning was all said and done, we gathered our beers, headed out to to the patio all bundled up for a candid podcast conversation with friends. And as we rambled on a bit talking beer, old trucks, pulling nails from barrels, family life as a brewer in 2020, and just having a grand old conversation, 2020 decided to give away more excitement.

“What the f**k is going on over there?”

All of us thinking it, Jordan stating it.

Yep, a truck crashes into some power lines right in the middle of our podcast. That’s real life. That’s 2020!

Oh, the places we went!

  • Woods Boss Brewing Company – so many wonderful beers, wonderful humans, and a gorgeous atmosphere, one of our favorites! – Denver, CO
  • Ratio Beer Works – because what else do you do after canning and drinking? Drink more! Great beers, vibe, and everything! – Denver, CO

Oh, the beer we drank.

On Site at Woods Boss Brewing Company:

  • In the Shadows of Giants – New England IPA
  • Magical Narwahl Candy Cane Unicorn – Milk Stout with Candy Canes
  • Coming in From the Cold – Winter Warmer
  • Tree Beer – American IPA
  • Foothills Fire Red – Red Ale
  • Mind the Kerf – Oatmeal Brown

On Site at Ratio Beer Works:

  • Hold Steady – Dark Scotch Ale
  • Nobody’s Darlin’ – Blended Barrel-Aged Whiskey Ale
  • King of Carrot Flowers – Carrot Elderflower Saison

Want More?

Check out the video footage we caught while filming for our podcast. We didn’t catch all the action, but still…it’s pretty intense. Thanks to Scott Weikert for catching all the action.

Jordan has been a mainstay as a friend and giving us great content since the beginning. Be sure to give him a listen.

And check out this previous podcast where we got a group of brewers together from across the country to talk candidly about COVID and its impact on breweries.

Need some guidance on finding great craft breweries? Start here!

PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.

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Shout Outs:

Jordan Fink from Woods Boss Brewing Company. You always have time to say hey, to chat, and to just be a good person. Your ability to positively face adversity is uplifting, encouraging and just plain awesome! Plus, you employ and partner with great people, and we love your brewery!

All the people we met and got to know more: Ryan, Bess, Scott, Michael, Will, Gordon, and more. You were all so great to talk to and hang out with. Michael, thanks for joining us on our podcast. Scott, thanks for getting video.


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