Yum!! Another great holiday treat. Hoppy Holidays comes around again this December 5th at the Fillmore. Super pumped for this with Anders, Jen and JBB. I've been loving Anders' sound these days, so powerful and improvisational, great songwriter and singer, and his band is killing it. Plus having Jen with KHB is gonna be a blast. Mark your calendars early, it's an event not to be missed! -Kyle
12.05.15 - The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
A Benefit For Conscious Alliance
Anders Osborne, Kyle Hollingsworth Band
& John Brown's Body
30+ Craft Breweries
Pre-sale this Thursday, 10am MT, 10/08/15
General on-sale this Friday, 10am MT, 10/09/15
-Unlimited 2-oz beer sampling from 30+ craft breweries, while supplies lasts 5-8pm
-Proceeds benefit Conscious Alliance
-Unlimited 2-oz beer sampling all evening from select breweries
-Unlimited 2-oz beer sampling from 30+ craft breweries, while supplies lasts 5-8pm
-VIP Hoppy Holidays commemorative credential
-VIP entrance access (avoid the GA line)
If your brewery is interested in participating please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come March of 2016, I'll be setting sail on the first ever craft beer and music cruise! Hosted by me, the Lebrewski Cruise embarks on a four day voyage out of Miami, FL, visiting tropical ports including Nassau/Paradise Island and a private island at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Enjoy beer from some the world's finest craft breweries while soaking up an eclectic lineup of music featuring O.A.R., Kyle Hollingsworth Band feat. Jason Hann and Michael Kang, The Samples, and many more! Cabins start at just $249.50 per person, so book now!
Here it is! Prepare your palates, people, the brewery lineup for Kyle's Brew Fest 2015 is out:
Post a photo of Hoopla Pale Ale on Instagram using the hashtag#Hoopla2015 by June 30 and be entered to win some awesome prizes! All photos submitted will be available to view athttp://hooplapaleale.tumblr.com/
So make sure to "Hashtag it all around!"
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.