Deadline approaching to apply for Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2017

 Photo Stephanie Grado

Photo Stephanie Grado

Job Posting:
Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2017

About Wynkoop Brewing Co:
Founded by current Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his buddies Jerry Williams, Mark Schiffler and Russell Schehrer in 1988, Wynkoop Brewing Co. is commonly known as the first brewpub in Denver. Conveniently positioned across the street from Union Station and within walking distance of Coors Field and LoDo, Wynkoop has been serving its community for nearly 30 years.

Do you enjoy throwin’ down a cold one from time to time? Know the four main ingredients used to make beer? Do you know the difference between an ale and a lager? Do you enjoy entertaining people? Wynkoop Brewing wants you to join the team.

To Apply:
Those who demonstrate beer knowledge and showcase their unique personality in the entrance quiz found here, will be chosen for the next round. Application deadline is September 10. Contestants who live anywhere in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.

The top three contestants will meet up in Denver on October 4 (that’s right, the day before GABF starts) at Wynkoop Brewing for the final round of the competition. Wynkoop Brewing will pay travel expenses for these three contestants, one of whom will be crowned the 2017 winner.   


Free beer for life at Wynkoop Brewing Co., a chance to brew your very own recipe at Wynkoop Brewing Co., tickets to next year’s GABF and some serious bragging rights.

For those interested in applying, Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2016 shared her experiences and provided some insightful tips on how to win:

“I felt like it was an out of body experience,” said Shawna Cormier. “I had no clue what to expect. We sat on kegs in front of an audience and there would be different rounds that we had to answer within the time limit. We had to bring a beer and almost beer whisper it in a weird way and talk about it in a clever way,” said the Seattle resident.

“It was a blast,” Cormier said. “It was a mixture of ‘tell us everything you know about beer,’ and also wow the judges in some way. Don’t take it so seriously and just do it. Beer is supposed to be fun.”

Dylan Hochstedler