Rocky Mountain Microbrewing Symposium

exhibits run through may 21 at fine arts center and sounds like we could have a chance to hear some great jazz music from a popular musician? steve draper opened motif in 2010 as a place to hear the great jazz musicians that populate our city. the popular club closed on new year’s eve in 2015 and left a large hole in the jazz music scene and a bereft fan base that begged him to reopen as quickly as possible. those folks are in luck motif jazz cafe is set to open later this month in a larger space with more seating and a patio. patio. and it would be a go segment without talking about a little bit of beer. what can you tell us about the upcoming annual cask ale fest? if craft beer is “the new rock ‘n’ roll,” as the saying goes at bristol brewing company, then i guess the firkin rendezvous is kind of like a sudsy south by southwest, before the crowds. thanks to a timely convergence with friday’s annual rocky mountain microbrewing symposium at uccs, bristol’s winter beer festival traditionally draws not only innovative one-offs from breweries in the front range and around the state, but often the very alchemists who created them. the challenge to the 40 artisans creating showcase-worthy suds for bristol’s 13th annual cask ale fest, a benefit for the colorado brewers guild, was simple: go wild, and go small. containing just shy of 11 gallons, a firkin is an archaic term for a modest-sized beer barrel whose use in brewing dates back centuries in europe, to when “publicans” lived above their taverns and making and tending to beer was less a job than a life’s work. this weeks go! find it in tomorrow’s edition of the gazette. 11 news at 9 will …