Chris Black from Falling Rock Taphouse
Chris Black, king of Falling Rock Tap House. (Photo by John Holl)

Editor’s Note: We’ve had some technical issues with this episode, making it difficult to hear at times. This can be alleviated by listening with headphones. We regret the inconvenience and will return with better quality for our next episode.

In the tenth episode of After Two Beers, John Holl sits down with Chris Black, king (yes, king) of the Falling Rock Tap House. Black opened Denver’s Falling Rock Tap House in 1997, with an aggressive goal of becoming the nation’s best beer bar within five years. Now twenty years later, Black joined us to discuss what Denver’s beer scene was like two decades ago, and how he “stole from the best” when it came time to open his own bar.

He also shares with us:

  • A pro-tip for those attending the Great American Beer Festival
  • His feelings on New England-style IPAs
  • Insight into his recent criticism of Oskar Blues Brewery
  • What consumers can do better

We’ll be back in two weeks with an interview with Florian Kuplent, brewmaster at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

This episode of After Two Beers is brought to you in part by Guinness. For a limited time, you can now try their unexpected brews, Guinness Antwerpen Stout and Rye Pale Ale.

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