Colorado Breweries Compete for Title of ‘Master of the Brewniverse’

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 14 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
  • 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 $26 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.
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