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Colorado: The Napa Valley of Beer

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An Ignite presentation about the history of beer in Colorado

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Colorado: The Napa Valley of Beer

  1. 1. Colorado: The Napa Valley of Beer
  2. 2. Your Faux Beer Experts Tara Elaine Anderson Ellis @tarable @ElaineEllis
  3. 3. Shitty Beer Begins Text • Photo via RustyCans.com
  4. 4. Coors Legacy Text
  5. 5. Crappy Beer Comes To the Masses
  6. 6. Hippie Begins Brewing in Basement
  7. 7. Government Says: FIne, Make Your Own Fucking Beer
  8. 8. Boulder: Not Just Pot Anymore!
  9. 9. Yuppies Leave Jobs in Masses to Brew Beer. For Yuppies. • 1988 = Wynkoop Brewery • 1989 = New Belgium & Odells • 1993 = Avery, Left Hand & Rock Bottom • 1994 = Great Divide • 1997 = Oskar Blues
  10. 10. Beer Saves Denver
  11. 11. 100 Ways to Get Free Beer in Colorado
  12. 12. It Takes A Village to Create a Beer
  13. 13. Great American Barf Festival Carbo Loading: Not Just for Athletes
  14. 14. Local Brewers = Free Beer
  15. 15. Local Brewers = Getting Fall down Drunk. And still Being able to ride home on your bike.
  16. 16. Pro Tip Home Brewing Tools Have Many Uses
  17. 17. Be Pretentious: no matter what you’re drinking • Turbidity: The clarity or cloudiness of a particular beer. The more turbid the beer, the cloudier it is. • Malty: Describes a beer with a sweeter or heavier taste. • Hoppy: Used to describe a more bitter or light taste. Terms Via Colorado.com
  18. 18. People with Nothing to say Like Fancy Words • Bouquet: The certain smell of a beer, used to describe the beer’s positive aspects. “Woody” or “chocolatey” are common examples. • Odor: Used when referring to an unpleasant smell of beer. “Skunky” is a common word used to describe odor. • Finish: The last bit of taste a beer leaves.
  19. 19. Beer: The OTHER Wine Question: IS : :: :
  20. 20. Think Global, Drink Local • Photo Courtesy of Andrew Hyde: He Gets Angry If You Don’t Credit Him
  21. 21. • July 3, 2009 • 4 to 6 p.m. • Draft House >

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