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Beer School: Grimm Brothers + Historical Beers with Aaron Heaton

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Join us for the first Beer School of 2020 to meet Aaron Heaton of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and discuss historical beer styles.
Aaron Heaton is the co-owner of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland Colorado. He began his brewing carrer in 2001 as a homebrewer in North Carolina. He missed the great beers of Colorado and with the limit on NC beers he became active with the pop the cap campaign allowing full strength beers into the state. Aaron continued his professional carrier by attending American Brewers Guild in 2005. He moved back to Colorado and interned at Left Hand Brewery and New Belgium. In 2010, along with Don Chapman, Aaron started Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, the oldest active brewery in Loveland. Grimm Brothers specializes in traditional and non-traditional German style beers and have been wining awards since they started. Aaron also has been judging for BJCP since 2007 and at GABF since 2015.
About Beer School….
Beer School is in session the first Tuesday monthly in City Star Brewing’s Zoller Barrel House; it’s a social group to connect Berthoud area beer enthusiasts with an emphasis on beer ingredients, beer styles and knowledge, home brewing, and any topic that takes you beyond the pint in front of you. Join the Berthoud Beer School Facebook group to connect virtually!
Beer School includes public presentations with unique topics and guest speakers to appeal to beer lovers, home brewers, pro brewers, and even just curious community members. There will be a private homebrew share tasting for those interested at 7:30pm, to follow the presentation.

City Star and Grimm Brothers Ladies Brew Together for International Womens Day

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Calamity Jane Brew DayToday the women of City Star Brewing (Berthoud, CO) and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland, CO) come together to craft a special collaboration brew under the guidance of Grimm Brothers head brewer Laura Pilato. The group consists of women who regularly sling beer, crunch numbers, answer emails, and of course brew beer…. but today all are brewers. These gals will brew in solidarity with hundreds of women across the world for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, coinciding with International Women’s Day.

Together Laura Pilato of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Whitney Way of City Star Brewing crafted an American Pale Ale recipe brewed with the Pink Boots hop blend, pomelo zest and pink peppercorn. The hop blend from YCH hops features Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Loral hops. The collaboration brew will be named Calamity Jane, to continue with the tradition of City Star’s annual ladies brew.

City Star Brewing began participating in International Womens Brew Day in 2015, brewing a unique beer each year. In 2016 and 2017 the gals from Spirit Hound Distillers (Lyons, Co) joined in the brew and heightened the level of collaboration by distilling one barrel of each year’s finished beer. In fact the final keg of 2017 Calamity Jane and subsequent Pearl Pistol Spirit, distilled from Calamity Jane, will be featured in a special event tonight, March 8th at Lyons Fork (Lyons, Co).

“I think I speak for all the ladies at City Star Brewing in saying we are very excited to brew at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse… to work in a different and larger brewhouse under Laura’s guidance. In an industry where female head brewers are unique, we are fortunate to get to partner with Grimm for this special project.” – Whitney Way, co-owner and jill of all trades at City Star Brewing.

After today’s hard work 2018 Calamity Jane will ferment away at Grimm Brothers and be packaged for release on draft in both breweries’ taprooms on Saturday, March 31st. Colorado Craft Beer Week kicks off the same day… more than one great reason to enjoy a pint!

About Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day:
Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members’ desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th by raising the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. Chapters and members of Pink Boots Society across the world get together along with supporting breweries and individuals, put on their pink boots and brew their version of the selected beer style. Pink Boots Society receives proceeds from sales of this collaboration brew, which it applies to educational scholarships for its members.