Who will be the first Master of the Brewniverse? The inaugural Masters of the Brewniverse Beer Festival and Brewery Pageant, presented by Wynkoop Brewing Co., will take place on Feb. 13 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The Oriental Theater in Denver.
“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.
- Asher Brewing Co.
- Big Choice Brewing
- Black Bottle Brewery
- Caution: Brewing Co.
- Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
- Denver Beer Co.
- Elevation Beer Co.
- Epic Brewing Co.
- Great Divide Brewing Co.
- Left Hand Brewing Co.
- Mountain Sun Breweries
- Renegade Brewing Co.
- Twisted Pine Brewery
- Wynkoop Brewing Co.
- 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
Proceeds from Masters of the Brewniverse will benefit the Mile High United Way.