We’ve just returned from our second annual Bootstrapped Brews/CO Startup Brews competition.

Last year’s Colorado Startup Brews (known then as Bootstrapped Brews) event was a huge success with over 30 startups making home brew and raising money for charity.

BowTie Barbed Wire Wheat


This year, we were extremely excited and a touch nervous to be participating and defending our title (People’s Choice for our now legendary Code Monkey Coconut Porter).


No need to worry - we brought our A game, brewing up a Lemongrass Wheat beer we’re affectionately calling BowTie Barbed Wire Wheat (Lemongrass is sometimes called ‘barbed wire grass’).


While we didn’t take home a trophy this year, we did receive best in class for our American Wheat - along with an honorable mention for the label art created by yours truly.


It was a phenomenal event, raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Dear Jack Foundation. We’ll see you next year!