Hoppy Holidays 2015 Brewery Lineup

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Prepare your palates to experience brews from over 30 different craft breweries from around the country! Come out and support Conscious Alliance while tasting an endless plethora of brews and enjoying music from KHB+Jennifer Hartswick, Anders Osborne, & John Brown's Body.

Saturday, December 5th at The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
Tickets & Info: bit.ly/HoppyHolidays2015

Hoppy Holidays 2015

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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
Kyle Hollingsworth's
::Hoppy Holidays::
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

Ticket Tiers
General Admission
-Unlimited 2-oz beer sampling from 30+ craft breweries, while supplies lasts 5-8pm
-Proceeds benefit Conscious Alliance

VIP Ticket
-Unlimited 2-oz beer sampling all evening from select breweries
-Unlimited 2-oz beer sampling from 30+ craft breweries, while supplies lasts 5-8pm
-balcony access
-VIP Hoppy Holidays commemorative credential
-VIP entrance access (avoid the GA line)

If your brewery is interested in participating please email hoppyholidays14@gmail.com

Lebrewski Cruise

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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!

For more info visit: www.lebrewskicruise.com
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Kyle Talks Beer and Music with Beer Connoisseur

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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.”

Profile: Kyle Hollingsworth - Oregon Beer Growler Magazine

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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." 

Breakout Brewer Profile - BeerandBrewing.com

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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

Brewer's Jam - GABF 2014

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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.

Great American Beer Festival - Presentation: Intersection of Beer & Music

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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

Kyle's Brew Fest - SPEED OF LIFE Hop Tracks

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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.

Odell's Mountain Standard

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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!


KHB in Colorado this week:
Friday, December 13
Lettuce with KHB
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO
Tix: http://bit.ly/1czYdZ0
Info / RSVP: http://on.fb.me/1kccSue

Saturday, December 14
KHB w/ special guests Grant Farm
Hodi's Half Note
Fort Collins, CO
Tix: http://bit.ly/1hLFqha
Info / RSVP: http://on.fb.me/1iUV6QR

Pumpkin Beers

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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.



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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? 

Cannonball Creek's two silver medals

Cannonball Creek's two silver medals

with Taylor Hanson of Hanson

with Taylor Hanson of Hanson

Pre-GABF Party at Avery Brewing

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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.