If you are not heading out to RockyGrass then here is where you should be this Saturday, July 28th 2012. String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth will be once again offering up some of his brewed libations along with some music from his band, From 3-7pm, at the Boulder Beer Company.
With three consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle’s Brew Fest, Kyle Hollingsworth brings his charity beer festival and concert to Berkeley, CA, and Boulder, CO this Summer, benefiting Conscious Alliance.
Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass
One-time-only beer collaborations from Kyle and select breweries (while supplies last)
An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)
*This event is outdoors and is rain or shine.
Featuring over 30 craft breweries and over 60 craft beers.
Asher – Avery – Bootstrap – Boulder Beer – Breckenridge – Bristol – Colorado Cider Company – Del Norte – Deschutes – Dillon Dam – Dry Dock – Funkwerks – Great Divide – Lagunitas – Left Hand – New Planet – Odell – Oskar Blues – Pumphouse – Redstone Meadery – Santa Fe – Sierra Nevada – Ska – Stone – Twisted Pine – Upslope – Wynkoop
Leftover Salmon took Denver’s Santa Fe Art District by storm Sunday, May 13, for their Aquatic Hitchhiker free album release party. The 1p.m. event, held between 7th and 8th Ave on Santa Fe Dr. had hundreds lining up at the gate by noon with the gates opening at
1. The band held the free concert to promote the their first album release in 8 years and the only album the band has actually pressed in vinyl in addition to the traditional CD and digital downloads. The official release date for the album Aquatic Hitchhiker is set for May 22.
Once open the event saw as many as 9000 fans making it one of the largest Leftover Salmon shows ever held. Cloud filled skies gave way to sunshine and near perfect afternoon weather. Galleries, shops and restaurants were also filled with participants and many of the second story buildings became box seats for viewing the event.
Leftover Salmon teamed up with the non-profit Conscious Alliance for a fundraiser private party during and after the concert. For a donation of $50 participants were treated to
Pizza, beer, music and a private meet and greet with Denver live performance painter/artist Scramble Campbell and the all of the members of the band.
The concert was the only full two set show the band plans to play in Colorado this summer. Mixed into the nearly 30 songs performed by the band was every song on the new release. At set break several member entered the crowd to celebrate with their fans. The concert ended at 6p.m. and by 8p.m. the stage was in the process of being taken down, all the amps and equipment had been removed and a street sweeper was cleaning up.
This event is one for the record books, the first time the band has released a vinyl album, in a free concert in the streets of Denver attended by a record number of fans. For more information visit www.leftoversalmon.com.
If you know local musician Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for the String Cheese Incident, you know he likes homebrewing beer. In fact over recent months he has worked with a number of local breweries to develop special flavors of beer that he showcased in this weekends “Kyle’s Brew Fest,” a benefit for the Conscious Alliance sponsored by the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Boulder Beer and Odell Brewing. Saturday’s fest was the second brew inspired benefit sponsored by Hollingsworth.
The sold out brew fest, held at Boulder Beer, Saturday, July 23, offered food, music and over 50 different types of beer poured by 25 breweries.
The list of breweries participating in Saturday’s
event read like a who’s who of Colorado micro-brews. Avery, Boulevard, Breckenridge, Great Divide, Left Hand, Mountain Sun, Oskar Blues, Pumphouse, Redstone Meadery, Twisted Pine, Upslope and many more companies were offering their brews in support of the charity event.
With Saturday’s temperatures well into the 90’s participants were more than happy to try 2 ounce “taste” of the wide variety of libations. Entrance to the benefit came with a screen print special edition glass, a ticket for a grilled burger and two tickets for a “full pour” of the beer of your choice. The “taste” of beer, offered by all of the participating companies, were unlimited and sometimes as much as 6 ounces of cold, refreshing brews. Participants of the event enjoyed
eating and sampling many beers, talking with brewers and bidding on donated rock and roll collectables with all of the proceeds going to the Boulder based Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to the distribution of food to impoverished communities across the United States.
Hollingsworth was available for the entire event, even chatting with and engaging attendees waiting in the long line to gain entrance to the brewery parking lot and event grounds. He was more than happy to explain the process or flavor of the brews he helped create.
Midway through the event the Kyle Hollingsworth band took to the stage, first introducing the various participating breweries and naming off the local special brews with which he had helped create. The featured brew was Boulder Beer’s recently released “Hoopla Pale Ale,” described by the brewery as “dry-hopped with generous amounts of Glacier hops for a fruity, floral hop aroma and flavor that will have your taste buds dancing.” Hollingsworth offered thanks to the participants and sponsors. The band performed many of the Hollingsworth fan favorites undaunted by the high temperatures.
In addition to the brews, event sponsors offered water and juice to help battle the heat. Many of the attendees sought the refuge of the shade tents or the shade of the trees bordering Boulder Beer’s parking lot. The rest were drinking beer and dancing under the afternoon sun. With his second sold out brew fest even larger than the first it seems a sure bet that there will be Hollingsworth inspired brew events in the future. For more information visit: www.kylehollingsworth.com and www.consciousalliance.org.