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BeerTender Tuesday #24 (Brewer’s Edition) – Chris

What do you do at Joyride? Here at Joyride I make and drink a hell of a lot of beer. Occasionally I’ll be found behind the bar slinging suds. Where in Colorado are you from? I was born in Colorado Springs and spent most of my life down there. I moved up to Denver in the middle of 2013. What’s the best part of being a Colorado native? The best part of being a Colorado native is having the feeling…

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BeerTender Tuesday #23 (Brewers Edition) – Alex

What do you do at Joyride? As Lead brewer at Joyride it is my job to brew our staple recipes, develop new recipes, ensure quality, and continue to learn new and better techniques.  I believe there is always room to grow as a brewer, and I enjoy trying to improve. Where in Colorado are you from? I grew up in the Sloans Lake area of Denver, and now live right here in Edgewater. What’s the best part of being a…

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BeerTender Tuesday #22: Becky

What do you do at Joyride? Sling and serve Edgwater’s most favorite beers! Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado? Do I have to claim it?? Florida.. I moved to Colorado in January of 2010 Why did you move to Colorado?  You know that cliche saying “The mountains are calling and I must go”? Yep that’s me! What did you do before Joyride? I was the bar manager at The Post Brewing Co. in Denver and…

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BeerTender Tuesday #21: Kevin

What do you do at Joyride? I serve delicious beers to thirsty people!  Sometimes behind the bar, sometimes running around to tables. Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado? I grew up in Delaware and moved to Boulder after college at Virginia Tech.  Go Hokies! Why did you move to Colorado? I moved out here for the mountains! What did you do before Joyride? I’ve been around.  Most recently I helped open The Intrepid Sojourner Beer…

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Homebrew Recipe for Relax, Don’t Worry – Dark Czech Lager

This past Sunday, October 14th, marked the 40th anniversary of the legalization of homebrewing in this country. Legal homebrewing was not only where my fellow partners and I cut our teeth before we went pro, but it was a catalyst for the entire craft beer movement. No one has done more for the homebrewing community, and probably craft beer in general, than Charlie Papazian. Not only did he literally write the book on homebrewing, he founded the American Homebrewers Association,…

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BeerTender Tuesday #20: Sheya

What do you do at Joyride? I go back and fourth between bartending and serving.  Where in Colorado are you from? I’m from Colorful Colorado! I grew up not far from Edgewater in Lakewood.  What’s the best part of being a Colorado native? The best things about being a CO native is that I get to call this beautiful state my Home, and I’m prepared for all of Colorado’s whacky weather. What did you do before Joyride? Before working at…

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BeerTender Tuesday #19: Katelyn

What do you do at Joyride? Sling beers, encourage people to try new things and pet puppies! All while having a good time! Where are you from? Grant, Florida. It’s a small town on the East coast of Florida just barely north of Sebastian. Grant is known mostly for its small Seafood festival, 4-wheeling, and its access to the Indian River.  I moved to Denver 4 years ago. Why did you move to Colorado? My man’s a hot male nurse…

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BeerTender Tuesday #17 (Brewers Edition): Kyle

What do you do at Joyride? As Joyride’s assistant brewer, I tend to assist the Chief Yeast Sherpa in our pursuit of great beer. Whenever I’m around, there’s a lot to be done whether we are making new beer, moving beer from vessel to vessel, or most commonly, both. The most stressful part of any given day comes when its time to pick new music for the brewhouse. The exception to this comes first thing in the morning on a…

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BeerTender Tuesday #15: Gina

What do you do at Joyride? Hired on back in early 2014 as one of the original brewers/bartenders at Joyride, I worked for the company full time for about two and a half years before making the move up to Breckenridge to become a distiller. These days, I still brew and bartend at Joyride a few times a month, and I also work full time for Tap XIV Lodo and will be transitioning to the new Tap XIV Uptown location…

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BeerTender Tuesday #13: Nicole

What do you do at Joyride? I switch back and forth between serving and beertending. Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado? I’m originally from the small town of Chuluota, Florida, just outside of Orlando. I moved to Colorado exactly two years ago and I haven’t regretted it one bit. Why did you move to Colorado? I took a four day solo trip out to Colorado almost three years ago, and on the plane back to…

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Joyride Brewing Company is a small craft brewery in Edgewater, CO, across the street from the banks of Sloan’s Lake. The brewery opened for business on July 16, 2014. We have a 10 barrel brewhouse with ten serving tanks and 11 fermenters. Our downstairs taproom is around 1600 sq ft and can hold about 95 people. Our upstairs rooftop patio is around 2400 sq ft and can hold an additional 150 people. Please join us and enjoy the majestic views of the lake with some of the finest beer in town.

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