For everyone else though... Canon City (not "Canyon" as I had it originally; that's what happens when you fly without an editor!) is having their 4th annual Brew Ha Ha on Saturday, May 10, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm in Veteran's Park (3rd St. & Highway 50). There will be more than 20 of the state's top brewers (and a pair of national brewers). Here's a list of who will be serving up the brew:
- Alaskan Brewing (Juneau, AK)
- Amica’s (Salida) – Brewer Mike LaCroix
- Arctic Craft Brewery (Colorado Springs) – Brewer John Dunfee
- Big Sky Brewing (Missoula, MT)
- Bristol Brewing (Colorado Springs) – Brewer Jason Yester
- Carver Brewing Company (Durango) - Brewer Ken Andrews
- Durango Brewing Co. - Scott Bickert
- Flying Dog - (Denver) - Stephanie Kerchner
- Great Divide Brewing (Denver) - Mary Valles
- Gunnison Brewery (Gunnison) – Assistant Brewer Keith
- Left Hand Brewery (Longmont) – Josh Breckel
- McClellan’s Grill & Brewing (Cañon City) – Brewer Jeff Lockhart & Owner Joe McClellan
- New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins) – Travis Flett
- Odell Brewing (Fort Collins) - Kirk Simpson
- Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons) - Katie Jones
- Rock Bottom Brewery (Colorado Springs) - Head Brewer Jason Leeman
- San Luis Valley Brewery (Monte Vista) - Brewer Angie Graber
- Shamrock Brewery (Pueblo) - Brewer Alan Styles
- Ska Brewing (Durango) – Arlo Gramatica
- Trinidad Brewing Company (Trinidad) - Brewer Jeff Aragon
Along with the free flowing brew some top-notch stand-up comedians will be on stage to make folks laugh -- Gretchen Hess, Bob Meddles, Frank Schuchat and Gina Trammell!
And here's where it really gets good... at 6 p.m. the Atomic Fireballs, featuring Carlos Crull and Johnny Watson, will be playing everything from blues, jump and swing music to jazz and country! Oh, but it gets better! Texas blues guitarist Buddy Whittington will be joining the Fireballs! And who is Buddy Whittington ? Oh, only the "Godfather of the British Blues." He's been the lead guitarist for John Mayall's band (the Bluesbreakers, a band that the legendary Eric Clapton once played with) for the past 14 years!
Brews and Blues? Oh hell... I'm so there!