Collaboration Fest Breakout Sessions Announced!

It’s almost here! Collaboration Fest is just a few days away and the creators just announced the breakout sessions. Which one are you most excited for? I will definitely be heading over to the Sour Beers with Lauren Salazar. See you there!

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Sour Beers with Lauren Salazar
Time: 5:00 pm
Guests will learn about the art of blending from grain to glass focusing on techniques Lauren Salazar uses in New Belgium’s cellar. Lauren is the Wood Cellar Manager, Blender and the Specialty Brand Manager at New Belgium Brewing Company. She held the title of Sensory Staff Specialist from 1998-2012. Lauren focused primarily on sensory science, where she developed the sensory program from a basic production check to its present world-class program.

The Flavor of Colorado Craft
Time: 5:45 p.m.
You have a long history with flavor, and Colorado has a long relationship with beer. Take your knowledge of both to the next level with Dr. Nicole Garneau, curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Dive into the science of experiencing a craft beer the way you were meant to. Along the way take home a few historical gems that will make you Colorado proud, even if you don’t call the “Napa of Craft Beer” home.

Comedy by The Fine Gentleman’s Club
Time: Varies
The Fine Gentleman’s Club started when Chris Charpentier, Nathan Lund, Sam Tallent, and Bobby Crane got into a bidding war at the yacht store. When none of the men backed down, ever, it was mutually agreed that each one was a Finer Gentleman than the next.

General admissions tickets are still available for $50 at CollaborationFest.com. Colorado Fest will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (1701 Bryant St. Denver CO 80204).

Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : March 2014

Happy first day of spring!! #spring #drinkandspoon #drinklocal @funkwerks #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography #flowers

“Happy first day of spring!! #spring #drinkandspoon #drinklocal @funkwerks #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography #flowers”

Beer tasting today at Little’s @rivernorthbrew @elevationbeerco #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #picoftheday #prairieartisanales #chocolate #farmhouse #coloradobeer #colorado

“Beer tasting today at Little’s @rivernorthbrew @elevationbeerco #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #picoftheday #prairieartisanales #chocolate #farmhouse #coloradobeer #colorado”

Lovin #Snapshot @newbelgium #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beerlove #yum #instagood #instabeer

“Lovin #Snapshot @newbelgium #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beerlove #yum #instagood #instabeer”

Happy Mardi Gras from Drink and Spoon @deschutesbeer #drinkandspoon #chainbreaker #ipa #beerporn #mardigras #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #cheers

“Happy Mardi Gras from Drink and Spoon @deschutesbeer #drinkandspoon #chainbreaker #ipa #beerporn #mardigras #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #cheers”

My boo got me IPA glasses as an early birthday present! 🍻🎂 #bestboo @odellbrewing #drinkandspoon #beerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #instabeer #ipa

“My boo got me IPA glasses as an early birthday present! 🍻🎂 #bestboo @odellbrewing #drinkandspoon #beerporn #craftbeercommunity #instagood #instabeer #ipa”

I’ve got beer on the brain. Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing Co. #drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drink #drinklocal #hallbrewing #instabeer #instagood @bearded_beer_brothers

“I’ve got beer on the brain. Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing Co. #drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drink #drinklocal #hallbrewing #instabeer #instagood @bearded_beer_brothers”

 

Its night and I’m wearing all black so I figured Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing was an appropriate choice. I’m tasting some delicious chocolate malts.<br />
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #lefthand #black #ale #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beertography #beerporn #boobs #colorado #brewing #drinks #drink

“Its night and I’m wearing all black so I figured Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing was an appropriate choice. I’m tasting some delicious chocolate malts.
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #lefthand #craftbeercommunity #beer #colorado #brewing #drinks #drink”

Making hot pepper jelly and drinking a cold one. This Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing is for #hopheads only.<br />
#drinkandspoon #drink #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #ipa #instapic #instagood #instabeer #cooking

“Making hot pepper jelly and drinking a cold one. This Farmhouse IPA by Hall Brewing is for #hopheads only.
#drinkandspoon #drink #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #ipa #instapic #instagood #instabeer #cooking”

First we drink, then we spoon #collaborationfest #drinkandspoon #denverlife #drinklocal #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“First we drink, then we spoon #collaborationfest #drinkandspoon #denverlife #drinklocal #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Happy 100th post to me! Celebrating by double fisting Tropic King by @funkwerks (my favorite brewery) and wearing my new Colorado brewers guild T-shirt. YAY BEER. #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #beerlove #beer #beerporn #beertography #beergasm #instagood #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Happy 100th post to me! Celebrating by double fisting Tropic King by @funkwerks (my favorite brewery) and wearing my new Colorado brewers guild T-shirt. YAY BEER. #drinkandspoon #drinklocal #beerlove #beer #beerporn #beertography #beergasm #instagood #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Swag on swag on #swag<br />
Collected at #collaborationfest<br />
#drinkandspoon #craftbeercommunity #craftbeer #colorado #drinklocal #beerlove

“Swag on swag on #swag
Collected at #collaborationfest
#drinkandspoon #craftbeercommunity #craftbeer #colorado #drinklocal #beerlove”

Drinking the Fire and Blood red ale by @breweryommegang at the Denver #gameofthrones premier! #GoT #denver #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #starkforever

“Drinking the Fire and Blood red ale by @breweryommegang at the Denver #gameofthrones premier! #GoT #denver #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #starkforever”

Drink of the night. @deschutesbeer<br />
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #instagood

“Drink of the night. @deschutesbeer
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #instabeer #instagood”

Drink and Spoon also drinks and gardens! Enjoying a Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing #drinkandspoon #spring #garden #gardening #lefthand #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drinklocal #colorado

“Drink and Spoon also drinks and gardens! Enjoying a Fade to Black by @lefthandbrewing #drinkandspoon #spring #garden #gardening #lefthand #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drinklocal #colorado”

 

Collaboration Fest 2014

Favorite Parts of Collaboration Fest 2014:

Success. Its the best word to describe Collaboration Fest 2014. I have been to other beer festivals before, but this was by far one of my favorite. Not only did I get the chance to try over 35 new brews, there was enough for everyone! I’ve seen problems at festivals in the past where breweries come unprepared and run out before the festival is over. Not at Collaboration Fest. I stayed until the very end and the party was still poppin’.

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