The Return of Smok'n Jo

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Every spring we brew a special beer called Smok'n Jo, and release it the Saturday before Easter.  In the past, we have donated a portion of the proceeds to the Westminster Burn Fund, which helps provide immediate financial relief to Westminster citizens who are displaced from their home due to a fire.  We were planning on doing so again this year when we were asked by members of the Westminster Fire Department if we could instead help support one of their own (see note below).  We were honored to help, and were able to enjoy the company of some of our fire fighting friends and neighbors on brew day.  Thank you to Quint Friesell, Mike Gifford, Mike Rosado, and Mike Eason for giving Eric a hand!

 

From Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk: "This Saturday the 26th, the Kokopelli Beer company will be tapping their “Smok'n Jo Porter.” Kokopelli Beer Company, in conjunction with the Westminster Professional Firefighters Local 2889 and the Westminster Fire Victims Burn Fund, are donating proceeds from the tapping to a Westminster Police Officer who is currently battling a terminal and rare form of cancer. The officer is a US Marine Veteran, a five year veteran of WPD, and has a wife and young son. They are facing some serious health, emotional, and financial challenges in dealing with this terminal disease. There will be 200 gallons of Smoking’ Joe Porter brewed and a portion of every pint sold will go to helping out the Officer and his family."  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Smok'n Jo:  Deep mahogany in color, this medium bodied brown porter has a delicate, smokey sweetness.  ABV: 5.0%  IBUs: 25

 

Collaboration Brew Day--Kokopelli Beer Company at Hall Brewing Company

On February 10th, the Kokopelli Crew journeyed to Parker, Colorado to join Hall Brewing Company for a collaborative brew day.  

The inspiration for the brew came from the chocolate orange candies available around the holidays that you smash on the counter to open...and so 221 Bloody Blake Street was born!

130 pounds of fresh Blood Oranges were added to the Imperial Chocolate Stout.  

Here are some photos of the brew day in progress.

Watch for details to come on release dates at Kokopelli Beer Company and Hall Brewing Company in March near the Collaboration Fest.

Celebrating 2 years in business!

2015 was a great year at kokopelli beer company

After a year of getting our feet under us, we hit our stride in 2015.  Our pals from the 9news Morning Crew came out and brewed with us, we had several new brews hit the rotation, and we even collected some awards.  We can't thank our patrons enough!  Without your wonderful, and repeated support we would not be where we are today.  Here's a glimpse into our Anniversary Weekend Party...

To celebrate, we bottled and wax-sealed our anniversary beers!

Our Kokopelli Team grew in numbers and strength this year, helping us become the fun establishment we are today.

We love our employees!

We love our patrons!

Members of our festival team helping us celebrate

Brewery friends who stopped in to show their support

Thank you to everyone who helped make this weekend so memorable!  Here's to many more!

Kokopelli Beer Company at the Homeless Veterans Stand Down

11/20/2015

HOMELESS VETERANS STANDDOWN 25TH YEAR!

OUR FIRST YEAR TAKING ON THE LUNCHEON ON TOP OF THE BREAKFAST COFFEE CARTS.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event run smooth.

Craig Farthing,
Mary Jasso, her friend Dana
Cathy Anderson
Rick Holt
Nik Holt
Alicia Duncan Coulter
Wayne Rogers
Matthew Stark
Jon Rinkenberger
Deb Rinkenberger

HUGE HUGE SUCCESS.  Ran as smooth as ever. Our veterans were smiling from ear to ear.  They made their day a brighter one indeed. 

Breakfast area and coffee carts were a huge success again this year! Thank you for hanging in there all day even out in the cold.

Also a big thanks to all of you meeting at Kokopelli at 430am to prep for the day!

Austin James Lynch
You did a fantastic job keeping the lunch and kitchen running smooth.  You were awesome!

Thank you Wayne for running and getting all that wonderful chicken for lunch. on top of all the others things you did. 

And a big thanks to All the Elks who came out and made the lunch and great success! Some wanted and did stay longer than their two hour shifts.  I don't know everyone personally so I did list names in fear of forgetting someone. Thank you so much! If you know anyone please pass this on to them.  Malcolm and his lovely wife jumped right in to the help in all areas.

Can't forget King Soopers (Destiny a wonderful person to work with a big thanks to her staff) Commerce City who made to possible for us to provide lunch to over 500 homeless veterans.

Another year of great support from the Elks veterans funds and big thanks to Northglenn Elks who got us the grant this year.  Sysco sales rep Meredithand her contacts for their generous donations, my friend Jenny Howard cpa.  My patrons at Kokopelli Beer Company. All who gave from their hearts. Can't forget Elias Munoz, Ken Wares and Ron Beach for their support behind the scenes. 

Thank you for helping us make this another successful year. We could not have done this without all these pieces falling into place and each and everyone of you doing a big part. 

See you next year!

http://www.9news.com/story/news/military/2015/11/19/homeless-veterans-event/76038130/