Here it is! Prepare your palates, people, the brewery lineup for Kyle's Brew Fest 2015 is out:
Here it is! Prepare your palates, people, the brewery lineup for Kyle's Brew Fest 2015 is out:
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Kyle discusses the history behind his love affair with beer and the surprising compatibility between brewing and making music.
Check out the article HERE
"I looked in the audience and saw all these people drinking mediocre beers in the blazing sun and I was like, ‘I’ve got to do something about this.’ I knew I needed to make a beer that people can drink in the sun when it’s blazing hot that has more character, more flavor and just better taste.”
Posted on June 8, 2015
Kyle recently sat down with Oregon Beer Growler magazine for a profile on his life and career for their issue, "Oregon Beer Rocks: The Music Issue".
Read the whole article HERE
"There’s an element of risk involved as there is with any impromptu performance. A note could fall flat. Things could get out of sync. But not knowing whether something could go wrong makes it all the more thrilling, and a successful execution results in a more rewarding experience."
Kyle was recently featured as Craft Beer & Brewing's Breakout Brewer Profile!
Check out the article HERE
“It’s all about balance, while allowing the freedom to be creative and not hesitating to take a risk. You have to leave the door open for the magic to come in.” -KH
What a great weekend, from Red Rocks to Great American Beer Festival, it was a blast!
I was able to do a short seminar on creativity in brewing and music. Sam Calgione of Dogfish Head Beer and Isaac Hanson of Hanson joined the panel. Plus we got to do a jam afterwards. Sweet! Music and Craft beer - two things that go great together.
On Saturday, October 4th, Kyle will be taking part in a special presentation at The Great American Beer Festival, in Denver, CO, covering the intersection of music and beer. Accompanied by the Brewer's Association's Bradley Latham and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery's Sam Calgione, Kyle will discuss his experiences with combining the realms of craft brewing and musical expression.
Event Info: http://bit.ly/KyleGABF
So much going on in my brew lifestyle.
Getting excited for my 5th annual beer festival here in Boulder Colorado.
This time around I’ve added new breweries and collaborated with some more. Epic Joined the roster of Kyle collaborators. We did a cast conditioned IPA with Spruce tips from the courthouse in Salt Lake City, plus lots of interesting dry hop additions.
And back for the second year, is Fate Brewing. With this gluten reduced, earl gray infused, hopped up wheat. We balanced the malt and hoppiness with the Bergamot flavors and created a truly unique beer. And back for the third season is Winter’s Day IPA that made I with Avery, their traditional IPA infused with Rosemary. YUM!
Of course, we have three beers that relate to my new CD release: The “Hop Tracks” beers. Stone’s Collective Distortion is a double IPA that I made with Alice Cooper’s guitar player. This beer goes to 11 (well actually 9.3). Hoopla from Boulder Beer is a hopped up pale that is perfect for a festival or camping experience. Then finally, “Happening Now IPA”, a session beer from cigar city.
This year has been very good to me as it relates to music and brewing. I’m a very lucky man to be able to connect my two passions so intrinsically. I love connections between brewing and music creation. There’s such a joy in the risk and rewards that come from these two art forms.
My brew fest returns to Boulder, this time celebrating the launch of my upcoming album SPEED OF LIFE and benefiting Conscious Alliance as always. Join me with KHB and more friends TBA on Saturday, August 9, where the album will be available before anywhere else, at the new downtown Brew Fest location of Liquor Mart... -Kyle
After five years and seven consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle’s Brew Fest, Hollingsworth returns this summer with his charity beer festival and concert in Boulder, CO, on August 9th, as an Album Release Party in coordination with Hollingsworth’s upcoming album SPEED OF LIFE (available everywhere August 19 on SCI Fidelity Records).
Following the release of collaboration beers with Stone Brewing Co. (Collective Distortion IPA – available now), Boulder Beer Co. (Hoopla Pale Ale – available now), and Cigar City Brewing & Rock Brothers Brewing (Happening Now Session IPA – available this summer), and coinciding exclusive, free “Hop Tracks” from SPEED OF LIFE, Hollingsworth brings it all to life at Kyle’s Brew Fest.
On Saturday, August 9th, at Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO, Kyle Hollingsworth Band and other special friends will treat fans to a beer festival and album release party, plus a selection of more than 60 craft beers from more than 30 breweries. SPEED OF LIFE will be available for purchase only at Kyle’s Brew Fest (August 9) prior to the album release date (August 19). Kyle’s Collective Distortion IPA, Hoopla Pale Ale, Happening Now Session IPA and unique collaborations from Hollingsworth and select breweries will also be on hand. Tickets are ON SALE!
Kyle’s Brew Fest – ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Sat. August 9 | Liquor Mart | BOULDER, CO
Saturday, August 9, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Outside at Liquor Mart
1750 15th St. Boulder, CO 80302
All proceeds benefit Conscious Alliance
Ages 21+ Welcome
-Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth Band & very special friends
-Exclusive Album Access: Upcoming Kyle Hollingsworth album SPEED OF LIFE available for purchase before release date
-Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest Album Release Party commemorative pint glass
-Tasting from more than 30 craft breweries
-An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)
-Food available for purchase
INITIAL BREWERY LINEUP
Asher Brewing Co.
Avery Brewing Company
Boulder Beer Company
Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado
Colorado Cider Company
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Dry Dock Brewing Company
Epic Brewing Company
Fate Brewing Co.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Co
New Belgium Brewing
Odell Brewing Co
Oskar Blues Brewery
Santa Fe Brewing Company
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Upslope Brewing Company
West Flanders Brewing Co.
So I broke out the home brew set up again. It's such a sweet set up. This Ruby Street totally rocks .
This time I'm making a saison for Mother's Day. Nothing too huge, a lighter drinking spring brew. I'm going to explore on the back side of this brew with some ginger/orange peel and perhaps a dry hop.
We will see how it finishes out first . I've heard this yeast strain can be temperamental.
Here we go! It's a new year in brews. I've got a feeling it's going to be a good beer year.
I started 2014 in San Diego with my friends at Stone Brewing Company. We're making a nationally-released beer for the spring. This is a collaboration between Stone, Keri Kelli and me - guitarist for Alice Cooper and beer connoisseur from LA.
It's a wild mixture on many levels. Keri and I are pretty far apart in our music worlds, but it makes for great "mashup" of hard rock and funk. The beer will definitely go to 11! With an ABV of 9.8% and coriander, elderberries it's as unusual as our musical backgrounds. Look for that at special events in April and everywhere soon after.
More immediately, I'm working with SKA Brewing Company for a one-off brew. This is for my upcoming 2014 BrewSki tour in Colorado. I'm excited to get out and play yet another fun weekend with music, brews, and snow. With "Kyle's Manipulated Modus IPA," we added more hops (if you can believe that), an additional dry hop of Mandarina Bavaria and an orange peel in a whirlpool. I haven't tasted it yet, looking forward to the enhanced flavor profiles.
There are lots of new brews in the works for 2014. I'm getting ready to release a new solo disc in August and plan to have a beer come out with each single. I'm calling it "Hop tracks." Stay tuned for more info on these brews.
Man, I am loving this Mountain Standard from Odell Brewing Co. I had it last year, but it seems to be in its prime this season
Usually I am not a fan of black IPAs, but this one carries some weight! The specialty malt really brings in a nice, roasty character and the aroma is very "Odell" with its grapefruit notes.
I think the fact that it is a double helps keep it in the traditional IPA world for me. Sometimes black IPAs, in general, can be overcome with dark malt flavors. But The increased IBU and malt bill helps it transcend the pitfalls of other beer of this genre.
This is a great brew for when the temperatures start dropping into the winter lows, and at 9.5% ABV, this is a brew that will get you feeling toasty on the inside mighty quickly. Get it while you can, this beer is only around for a short time.
Looking forward to trying some in its hometown when I hit Fort Collins this weekend!
See you there!
So it's time for the pumpkin beers again. I've tried a few local renditions. Upslope has a nice one. It seems to be relying heavily on pumpkin spices, perhaps less on pumpkin - very subtle, very nice though.
Another one is made here in Denver by Eddyline Brewing. Pumpkin Patch Ale has a deeper, richer pumpkin flavor. It's a borderline too sweet, but does have the full body flavor of real pumpkin. It's almost as if you're eating pumpkin pie, but at 5.5% alcohol it's not overbearing.
I had the Dogfish Head selection last week, this is always an excellent choice. They always put out a great, well-balanced product. With hints of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, it feels very fall appropriate, but it still maintains the Dogfish taste and feel.
Yes!! What a cool week. Went to some parties and got a chance to rub elbows with some great brewers.
Also made it to GABF, did some booth bouncing and discovered a lot of great beers. One of my favorites was Tustin Brewing Company's Old Town IPA. Hats off to Hutch, Jason and Jonathan over at Cannonball Creek - they won 2 silver medals 1st time out. Pretty cool.
I did some jamming in the cool Colorado evening after the beer festival. Lots of fun combining my to worlds of brewing and music. We had a great time playing albeit a bit abbreviated. Thanks to you all for coming out!
I guess it's time to start on some new homebrews. Hmm what's next? Pumpkin IPA?
Went to a pre-GABF party at Avery Brewing Company. They are such great folks over there. Nice to taste some beers and hang with the brewers from around the country. It seems like beards are required to be in the industry. I better get mine going.
I ran into a lot of friends, including Laura Bell of Bell's Brewery.
What a great week to be in Colorado! Every brewing in the country seems to descend upon Denver for Great American Beer Festival (GABF). KHB is playing a special benefit music and beer festival called FBAG put on by Oskar Blues Brewery in Sculpture Park in Denver during GABF this Saturday, October 12th. Come join us!: http://fbagblowout.com/
I'm looking forward to meeting up with our brewery friends from all over the country this week. I'll keep you posted on what happens!
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Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
FATE Brewery’s head brewer, Jeff Griffith, created the beer with Kyle Hollingsworth, from the band “The String Cheese Incident”. Kyle is a beer fan and avid home brewer. Jeff and Kyle developed the style and recipe of the microbrew and found it to be a perfect fit with The Tea Spot’s Earl of Grey. FATE Brewery Founder, Mike Lawinski, stated ”The beer is an American Honey Wheat that we hopped up like an India Pale Ale. We blended it with some of your Earl of Grey tea that we steeped on our 3 barrel brew house. The result is an amazingly complex wheat beer that has a little more bitterness from the hops and the most amazing citrus finish that displays an intriguing balance of earl grey citrus and hop flower citrus. This beer is a perfect match for the late summer heat and fall harvest.”
The beer falls under the Hoppy Beer naming structure at FATE Brewery. One of FATE’s core beers, the Moirai IPA, is named after the three women who in Greek mythology determined man's fate. So every hoppy beer FATE produces will have a Greek name relating to the beer and mythology. In this case- Apollo is the Greek god of music and Tsai is the Greek word for tea. So the brewers at FATE chose this name in their collaboration with Kyle Hollingsworth, a music wizard, by naming it after the god of music. And, the brewers at FATE like to think that Apollo's drink of choice would naturally be beer mixed with tea.
The Tea Spot’s Earl of Grey loose leaf black tea takes a modern twist on the traditional Earl Grey by combining the expected bergamot flavoring on black tea leaves and then adding other citruses, vanilla, licorice root and mallow flowers. The result is a smooth, bright and creamy flavor profile. It is one of The Tea Spot’s award-winning and best-selling teas.
FATE Brewery partnered with Hollingsworth on this project to help promote his fundraiser benefitting Conscious Alliance. Headlined as "Kyle's Brew Fest", this year’s 4th annual benefit included a series of exclusive craft beer events hosted by Kyle Hollingsworth. Conscious Alliance has as its mantra “art that feeds”. Since its inception in 2002, the nonprofit has successfully collected and distributed enough food to provide over 1.6 million meals to people in need. This national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operates through ongoing, grassroots food collection, hunger awareness and youth empowerment programs throughout the United States, primarily by organizing food drives at concerts and music events. Donations to Conscious Alliance benefit America’s local food pantries and economically isolated Native American reservations.
The Tea Spot’s Wholesale Sales Director, Elise Ridgway, spoke enthusiastically about the project: “This extension of using The Tea Spot’s premium teas in a quality beer exemplifies the innovative way in which FATE does business. In addition to great beer, they serve delicious and high quality food to give the best experience possible to a wide array of people. The Tea Spot teas are a perfect addition to their sumptuous brunch!”
About FATE Brewery: FATE Brewery’s mission is to share with the world their passion for craft beer, love of innovative crave-able food and devotion to service and community. FATE Brewing Company is the brainchild of Owner and Founder, Mike Lawinski. He spent the last 10 years working for the Big Red F Restaurant Group, as the operations manager for both Centro Latin Kitchen and the West End Tavern. It was in this role that he discovered his dream and eventually what would become his FATE…to start his own restaurant and brewery that will provide crave-able innovative comfort food, expertly paired with craft beer and served by a passionate staff.
About The Tea Spot, Inc.: The Tea Spot is a for-profit philanthropic
business producing handcrafted loose leaf teas and Steepware® – the
tools that make loose tea easy. The Boulder, Colorado-based woman owned
and operated company was founded by Maria Uspenski in 2004. A cancer
survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery,
she set forth to modernize the loose-leaf tea experience. Her message is
simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders incredible
flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. The Tea Spot is a
Certified B Corporation and ensures that its products uphold clean,
sustainable and fair manufacturing standards. The company’s model of
social entrepreneurship incorporates a culture of giving as it grows:
ten percent of all profits are donated in-kind to cancer and community
wellness programs. TheTeaSpot.com
Well, the summer of brews in winding down for now. We finished up KBF in Boulder last weekend and it was a great time. So many great young breweries coming up. I was diggin' on Hutch's (Brian Hutchinson) new place Cannonball Creek. He has always been bringing it ever since his time with The Mountain Sun. Also, Crooked Stave has some cool stuff, unique and flavorful styles abound. And my friend Mike Memsic is starting a new place called Sanitas Brewing Company, I'm sure he will have great beers pouring soon.
Mike was also my partner in creating Hoopla Pale Ale. It's been a great year for this hoppy pale. In fact, it's going to be on tap this weekend at SCI Red Red Rocks shows. That should be a great time. Hoopla and Cheese...
see ya there!