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About- Brady Akers

Brady Akers

Brady Akers

Originally from small town Indiana, Brady's big city dreams brought him to the Mile High City almost 8 years ago. While not executing his plan for world domination, he enjoys hiking, biking, kickball, attending concerts and comedy shows, and adventuring to new restaurants and breweries. Brady is also an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Colorado Rockies. Outside of his day job as an online marketer, Brady has a burning passion to experience craft beer, ranging from the traditional to the outrageous.

Posts By Brady Akers

2017 GABF Route Guide | Fruit Beers Route

October 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. As part of that research, we’ve sifted through that list of beers to bring you a series of themed routes to help you plan for your GABF based on various styles and flavors.
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Event Preview | Toppling Goliath GABF Tapping at LowDown Brewery

September 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Toppling Goliath, the Iowa brewery who has gained national acclaim in recent years, is making its Colorado debut during Great American Beer Festival with the help of Denver’s LowDown Brewery. On Wednesday October 4 at 11am, LowDown located at 800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO, will tap nine Toppling Goliath beers including PseudoSue, King Sue and Mornin’ Delight.

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Epic Brewing | Sour Brainless on Peaches Vertical #1 – #3

May 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When Epic Brewing first released its Sour Brainless on Peaches in late June 2015, the brewery’s sour program was officially launched. I remember going to the first release at the Denver taproom, where I was able to hand-dip the wax on my bottles, enjoy free peach ice cream from Little Man with flame roasted peaches, and also get my first taste of Epic’s sour peach. In the two years since the initial release, Epic’s sour initiative has quickly matured into an innovative and well-respected program.

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Event Preview | LowDown’s 30 Days of IPA

April 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Starting at the end of April, LowDown Brewery + Kitchen will host a month-long charity event, featuring a new IPA tapping every day. The IPA lineup will include LowDown’s own hoppy treats, as well as some of the best IPAs from Denver and around the country. On Friday, April 28, LowDown will tap seven IPAs to launch the event, which will benefit Groundwork Denver.

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Event Recap | Cochon 555 Denver

March 24, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Cochon555 made a successful return to Denver on Sunday with almost 500 guests enjoying more than 1,500 pounds of family farm-raised pork. The event also raised $7,000 for Piggy Bank, a charity supporting family farms through education, resources and more.

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Event Preview | LowDown Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

January 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you have attended LowDown Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival in the past, you remember the laid back, line-free day of great rare beers. This year’s event is bound to be twice as good; mainly because it’s twice as long with more than double the barrel aged beers. LowDown will again host the event at their brewery this weekend, January 21 and 22.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper

December 19, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 10.5%

When the weather outside gets frightful, a nice big imperial stout can be very delightful, but you should be sure that you’ve got no place to go. For me, one of my favorite big imperial stouts during the holiday season is Port Brewing’s Santa’s Little Helper. Like sweet baby Jesus, Santa’s Little Helper is pure and good in every way. The beer doesn’t have any “holiday seasoning” in it, which is a nice break after pumpkin beer season to avoid nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, etc.

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Event Preview | Parade of Darks

December 1, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This Saturday marks the 5th annual Parade of Darks holiday beer festival, hosted by Metro Caring. This year’s event will take place at the Tivoli Student Center’s Turnhalle Room on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. With a focus on dark beer, more than three dozen breweries and 70 thoughtfully-selected beers will be featured at the event.

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Ultimate 6er | HBO’s Westworld Beer Pairings

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Various amazing writers at PorchDrinking have covered television hits in Ultimate 6ers for years, including Parks & Recreation (Parts I & II), The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and American Idol (just kidding, we have standards). With these past Ultimate 6ers in mind, I just had to create a new one for my current pop culture love affair: HBO’s new hit Westworld.

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In case you don’t know, Westworld blends Grand Theft Auto with Jurassic Park in an old western setting. Westworld is an amusement park where guests pay to be immersed in a realistic 1800s “Old West” environment. With towns, farms, rivers, deserts, and more, guests are able to choose their own adventures: from tracking down outlaws to becoming an outlaw or taking advantage of the local bordello’s enticing attractions. Guests are even able to kill the park’s lifelike androids, also known as Hosts.

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Colorado Beer Release Radar | November 2016

November 3, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Sharing is caring, and the beer radar is back for another month of sharing news of the best craft beer releases coming to the Denver market in November. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced.

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Epic Brewing Company | Oak & Orchard: Syrah

October 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I remember attending the celebration for Epic Brewing‘s first dive into sours in June 2015, including waxing my own bottle of Sour Brainless on Peaches, free peach ice cream and even fire-roasted peaches. The beer was worth the hype and I was immediately excited to see how this souring program would grow.

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Event Preview | 2016 Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show

October 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When: Wednesday, October 5, 6-10 p.m.

Where: McNichols Building (Denver, CO)

One of the cooler and more unique events during Great American Beer Festival is back and closer to downtown than ever before. Renegade and Sexpot Comedy are teaming up again for the Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show at McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. As an unofficial kickoff to GABF, which starts on Thursday, Offensively Delicious offers a miniature beer festival with brews from 10 great breweries and the comedic stylings of some hilarious local and national comedians. Read More

Beer Celebrities To Look For At The Great American Beer Fest

October 4, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

The Great American Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, like yours truly, to rub elbows with the best in the craft beer industry. And while you may be a bit blown away when spotting some of these industry titans, please refrain from actually rubbing their elbows. That’s awkward.

Most of these iconic brewers will be manning their booths, and we’ve gotten confirmation that two musical legends (the Hanson Brothers are totally legends, right?) will be at the festival.
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Colorado Beer Release Radar | September 2016

September 12, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Sharing is caring, and the beer radar is back for another month of sharing news of the best craft beer releases coming to the Denver market in September. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced. Read More

Colorado Beer Release Radar | August 2016

August 10, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Keeping up with the latest and greatest craft beers hitting the market can be a full time job. So to help you keep track of some of the best new releases on the market, we’ve started a monthly feature to help you track the best new beers that will be hitting the Colorado market or have recently been garnering local acclaim. Stay tuned as we’ll be updating this list throughout the month as new releases are announced. Read More

Joseph James Brewing Co. | Citra Rye American Pale Ale

July 18, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 55

When I think about amazing craft beer, Nevada never really came to mind until a couple years ago when I found two amazing breweries out of the state mainly known for Vegas and deserts. During the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, I stumbled (figuratively, not literally) across both Brasserie Saint James and Joseph James Brewing. Joseph James Brewing’s Citra Rye APA has got quite a bit of praise, including a GABF medal in 2013, Men’s Journal Best Beers in America, and from craft beer drinkers like me.

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Breweries in Walking Distance of Denver’s RTD A-Line

April 22, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

This post was composed due to the efforts of Stephen Adams on Data, Desiree Duzich on Graphics, Brady Akers and Tristan Chan in Brewery Descriptions, Dustin Hall  and Holly Gerard on Photos.

Denver’s Light Rail system is making it easier to safely expand your reach of local breweries while also preventing drinking and driving. With the A Line opening tomorrow,  traveling through the River North (RiNo) District, even more breweries will be accessible through this convenient form of public transportation. This concept sparked the interest of Colorado Beer Geek, Stephen Adams to compile a list of all the breweries within a mile of a Light Rail station along RTD’s A-Line.

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Ultimate 6er | Bud Light A-Rita Series

April 1, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Are you able to use “bro” at least four times in every sentence? Do you consider articles from The Chive “classic literature”? If so, I’m sure you remember the classic Bud Light slogan “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night”, but did you know that Bud Light’s Rita series can make saying ‘no’ even easier?

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The Tennyson Standard Secret Club From Call to Arms Brewing

March 22, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There is a secret club in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood that is quickly gaining popularity and notoriety. The perks of the club include access to a great beer not available to non-members. While the club does not have standard meetings or matching 90s windbreaker jackets, members of this Tennyson Street club are able to supply their patrons with a special beer created by Call To Arms Brewing Co.: The Tennyson Standard.

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Brewery Preview | WestFax Brewing Co. (Denver, CO)

March 2, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Over the last couple years East Colfax has been filling up with breweries, including Fiction Beer Company, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Alpine Dog Brewery, and Mu Brewery, but West Colfax has had a clear void in the craft beer scene. To fill that void, Anthony Martuscello is opening WestFax Brewing next to one of Denver’s most infamous landmarks: Casa Bonita.

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