Hops + Handrails 2017 Beer Festival & Rail Jam

Hops + Handrails 2017

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on the road in 2017 supporting their fourth studio album, 'Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel,' and its follow up companion EP, 'If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now,' both out via Robinson's Silver Arrow Records. Tracks have already been laid for another new studio album and 'Betty's Blends, Vol. 3' live release later this year.

Gathering in northern California on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean to capture what would become their latest studio offerings, the band channeled the natural majesty of their surroundings into the recordings. Having spent the prior two years touring relentlessly, the CRB were road-tested and in peak form to capture their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound, which Uncut Magazine called, "...a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded."

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood emerged in 2011 by playing close to 50 shows over nine weeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State or officially releasing music. Their introduction on the national stage came in 2012 when they'd release not one, but two acclaimed full-length albums within a few months of each other. Critics hailed their sprawling debut, 'Big Moon Ritual,' as a revelation, with The Independent raving that Robinson had "finally found the ideal vehicle to indulge his taste for 'Cosmic California Music.'" The reviews were similarly ecstatic for its immediate follow-up, 'The Magic Door,' which was praised by Relix as "classic rock in the finest sense." The band's epic tour schedule brought their shimmering acid-Americana around the world for a staggering 118-date tour, firmly establishing the CRB as the new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch. In 2014, they returned to the studio for 'Phosphorescent Harvest,' a masterful collection that showcased the blossoming songwriting partnership between Robinson and Neal Casal. Rolling Stone raved that the album was "electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that's at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic," and Guitar World called it "a treasure trove of soul that advances the band's bluesy, kaleidoscopic sound."

Writing, recording and creating at a compelling clip, while performing an ever growing number of sold out shows across the U.S., Robinson is as energized as he's ever been in what's already been a long and historic career as one of rock music's most prolific and successful songwriters and frontmen. Joined by guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill and drummer Tony Leone, The CRB (as they are affectionally known to fans), are on the verge of their most inspired and prolific year yet.

Jeff Austin

Jeff was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois and grew up in nearby Elk Grove. Jeff spent his college studies at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he specialized in musical theater, voice, and dance theater. As fate would have it, he met Dave Johnston and was asked to sing in The Bluegrassholes even though he had no bluegrass experience and played no instrument. When Jeff disclosed that he owned a mandolin, Dave told him to bring it along with the following advice: "Play anything, just play fast and loud." That was in 1996 and obviously Jeff is no stranger to the mandolin now! He studied by ear and points to Roland White, John Duffy, Sam Bush, and David Grisman as influences. "It's all about inspiration and listening," Jeff says. His goal is to take music where it has never gone before. "If we can put out enough energy to sustain a crowd without drums, and show them they can still dance their asses off, well, we've achieved our goal."

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$10.00 - $75.00

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Celebrating the best a Colorado winter can offer, Hops + Handrails 2017 brings together 70 craft breweries from across the USA, a wild ski & snowboard competition & world-class music for a winter festival unlike any other in Colorado.

Left Hand, Green Flash, Stone, Odell, Avery, Great Divide, The Bruery, Ninkasi, WeldWorks and a ton other breweries open their taps for 4 hours (5 with ELEVATED tickets) of all-you-can-sample beer tastings alongside a 4 story tall snowboard ramp featuring 100 riders competing for cash.

Hops + Handrails has something for the whole family.  Burton Snowboards & Satellite Board Shop bring the coolest kid zone you've ever seen.  Strap your little riders into snowboards for the first time as they get towed around Burton's Riglet Park.

Join us at Hops + Handrails on March 11th for some of the best craft beer in America, wild riders, fun activities for kids, live music, and local fair.  

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