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Jan 19, 2019

WeldWerks talks Juicy Bits, big stouts, and beer fests

Greeley isn't the first city people think of when you mention craft beer in Colorado, or the second... or the third.  But WeldWerks Brewing isn't letting something like geography stand in their way.  At just over three years old they've been named the best new brewery in America, won Gold and Silver medals at the Great American Beer Fest, and they recently purchased the land their taproom is on for a big expansion.  Not bad, WeldWerks. Not bad.

This week we're joined by Co-Owner and Head Brewer Neil Fisher and Director of Sales & Marketing Jake Goodman to talk about their booming brewery.  They brewed 137 new beers in 2018. with over 100 going into packages.  They share the success of the first WeldWerks Invitational beer fest and the charitable causes it will support, plus planning for 2019.  We talk about their flagship Juicy Bits IPA (which Neil shared the recipe for online) and their 14.2% stout, Medianoche, which is boiled continuously for up to 36 hours.  Neil talks about the upcoming Brewers Retreat he's taking part in, and amazing opportunity for a serious beer geek to brew with some of the best brewers in the country.

Episode Guide

Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 160
WeldWerks Brewing with Neil Fisher and Jake Goodman

  • Neil Fisher and Jake Goodman Introductions | 01:02
  • DDH Juicy Bits IPA | 01:25
  • Week in Review | 02:32
    • Another trip to Contrast Artisan Ales
    • New Realm Oaxaca Choca stout release
    • Drinking all the Resilience IPA
    • WeldWerks charity brews
    • Pontoon anniversary beer preview
    • Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival
  • Beers of Week | 07:42
    • Creature Comforts Pineapple Lemon Tritonia Gose
    • Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA
    • WeldWerks DDH Juicy Bits IPA
    • WeldWerks Medianoche Stout
  • Craft Beer News | 08:21
    • Government shutdown impacts craft beer
    • Brewery sues US Attorney General over stalled label approvals
  • WeldWerks gets its start | 11:50
  • WeldWerks purchases land for expansion | 12:56
  • Growing in Greeley | 14:16
  • WeldWerks Invitational Festival | 15:08
  • Little Cottage goes to Colorado | 19:08
  • Charitable causes supported by the WeldWerks Invitational Festival | 22:51
  • Planning for the 2019 Invitational | 23:58
  • Expanding WeldWerks exposure beyond Colorado | 25:08
  • Winning Best New Brewer of 2016 and GABF Gold | 26:45
  • WeldWerks Medianoche Stout | 28:23
  • The benefits of the long boil stout | 29:20
  • Craft Beer & Brewing Brewers Retreat - Boothbay Harbor, Maine | 33:50
  • Releasing a new beer every week, and 137 in 2018 | 36:25
  • Juicy Bits and is there Colorado beer style? | 40:15
  • Sharing is caring |  41:39
  • We out | 43:10
  • Next week: Beers and Bites for the Big Game