Thursday, January 16, 2014

Who will become Master of the Brewniverse?

Masters of the Brewniverse

Here's an event that combines a beer fest with a pageant. No, not a beauty pageant, but rather a brewery Pageant. The upcoming inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse event is geers not only to satisfy your beer fest need but also entertain you with some fun competition between brewers. Here's the press release from Wynkoop and Imbibe Denver that gives all the details of this upcoming event in February.

Colorado Breweries Compete for Title of Master of the Brewniverse

Wynkoop Brewing Company and Imbibe Denver present the inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse Beer Festival and Brewery Pageant

[PRESS RELEASE] DENVER - Jan. 16, 2014 - Who will be the first Master of the Brewniverse? The inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse Beer Festival and Brewery Pageant, presented by Wynkoop Brewing Company, will take place on Feb. 13 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at The Oriental Theater (4335 W 44th Ave, Denver CO 80212).

“We can’t think of a more exciting place to host our inaugural event than Colorado,” said Shannon Berner, founder of Masters of the Brewniverse and beerfriender at Wynkoop. “We love creating events that showcase amazing beer, but we thought, why not create an event that showcases not only the beer, but the people behind the beer.”

Guests will receive unlimited tastings from more than 15 breweries while watching reps and brewers from each brewery compete on stage for the crowning title of “Master of the Brewniverse.” Teams from each brewery will showcase the personality of their brand through various rounds of beer pageantry including fashion, talent, and interview. The winner of Masters of the Brewniverse will receive numerous high-fives, loads of street cred, and a one-of-a-kind sash to put on display at their brewery or wear as a symbol of pride until next year’s competition.

Contestants include:
Asher Brewing Company
Big Choice Brewing
Black Bottle Brewery
Caution: Brewing Co.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Denver Beer Co.
Elevation Beer Co.
Epic Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing Co.
Left Hand Brewing Company
Mountain Sun Breweries
Renegade Brewing Co.
Twisted Pine Brewery
West Flanders Brewing Company
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Yak and Yeti Brewery

Contestants will be judged by a renowned panel of beer judges. The judges are:
• Steve Kurowski, Colorado Brewers Guild
• Marty Jones, legendary beer man
• Emily Hutto, Eater Denver and author of Colorado’s Top Brewers
• Eric Gorski, Denver Post
• Chad Hatlestad, Brewers Supply Group

“Plus Bess, our assistant brewer, has always wanted a quinceanera dress so we are finally making that dream come true for her and letting her be Vana. And Andy Brown, our head brewer, will be Pat,” said Berner.

Masters of the Brewniverse is open to adults 21 and older. Event tickets can be purchased online for $25 at

Proceeds from Masters of the Brewniverse will benefit the Mile High United Way.

About Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Founded in 1988, Wynkoop is Colorado's first brewpub and Denver's first microbrewery. Famous for small-batch beers, great food and even better people, Wynkoop's commitment to the community has made it a Denver institution for more than 25 years.

About Imbibe
Imbibe is a Denver-based event production company and website that coordinates with the best restaurants, bars, music venues and other fine establishments to create unparalleled events and packages. Learn more at

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