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Kyle Hollingsworth Unveils Hoopla Pale Ale

Beer comes in many flavors. So do musicians. Rare as a double lightning strike is when both meet in perfect harmony. But it’s happened: String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth is the musician, and Hoopla is his beer. And they’re coming to a festival near you this summer; it’s the “Brewru Experience.“

Kyle Hollingsworth Announces SCI Red Rocks Pre-Party

In anticipation of this summer’s sold-out String Cheese Incident run at Red Rocks July 23-25, Kyle Hollingsworth will host Kyle’s Brew Fest, a kick-off party at Denver’s Great Divide Brewery on Thursday, July 22, to benefit Conscious Alliance. In addition to being a prolific musician, Hollingsworth has long been a fan of microbrews and specialty beers; in fact he’s been brewing his own beer at home for years. For more than a decade, Hollingsworth has performed as keyboardist for Colorado’s String Cheese Incident, most recently in his own project Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and as a special guest in countless other projects.

Along his most recent KHB tour, Hollingsworth found the perfect way to blend his love of brewing with his love for music: Brew Tours. His band invited local breweries to participating venues for tastings, meet and greets, and more. He returns this summer with Kyle’s Brew Fest, presented by Kyle Hollingsworth, Great Divide Brewing, The Mountain Sun Brewery, and Deschutes Brewery where he has teamed up with several breweries to offer fans beer tastings, exclusive brews including Hoppingsworth IPA (created by Hollingsworth himself with The Mountain Sun Brewery) and much more.

A very limited number of tickets will be sold for this intimate affair and all proceeds will benefit not-for-profit Conscious Alliance, a group that organizes food drives at concerts and sporting events to collect food donations to benefit local food pantries and impoverished Indian reservations throughout the U.S.

Included in the ticket price is a limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass, several drink tickets, one 2-oz taster per brewery (participating breweries include Great Divide Brewing, The Mountain Sun Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer, Ska Brewing, Stone Brewing, Trinity Brewing, Upslope Brewing and others), delicious Mountain Sun grilled food, an opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists) and an exclusive performance from Kyle Hollingsworth Band.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 28, at 10AM MT at www.kylehollingsworth.com.

Details are as follows:
Kyle's Brew Fest, presented by Kyle Hollingsworth, Great Divide Brewing, The Mountain Sun Brewery, and Deschutes Brewery

Thursday, July 22 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Outside at Great Divide Brewing Company
2201 Arapahoe Street, Denver
Tickets $25.00 – ALL proceeds benefit Conscious Alliance
Ages 21+ Welcome
For more information, please visit
www.kylehollingsworth.com.

Kyle Hollingsworth announces Fall Brew Tour Stops and Benefit Show

String Cheese Incident keyboardist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth has been an avid home brewer, and a fan of microbrews and specialty beers, for many years.  Now, as he winds his way through the country performing in support of his new solo studio release Then There's Now (September 2009 / SCI Fidelity Records), Kyle blends his love of brewing with his love for music. In select cities along his current fall tour, Kyle teams up with local breweries for some very special "Brew Tour" events.

First up, on Wednesday, November 11th, watch a Live Brew Tour Webcast from the Magic Hat Brewery in Burlington, VT (where the Kyle Hollingsworth Band plays that night at Club Metronome). Log on to www.magichat.net/drinkme at 8pm to watch a special performance and interview live from the brewery.  Kyle will also taste some brews with the Magic Hat brewing team. Fans who log in to the live stream can participate in a question/answer session via Twitter, Ustream, or email. Visit www.kylehollingsworth.com for more information.

On Saturday, November 14th, the Brew Tour stops at the Khyber in Philadelphia, PA, where Kyle and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will host an exclusive meet & greet and tasting before the show that evening.  The first 50 people who purchase tickets to the Kyle Hollingsworth Band concert at The Khyber will automatically be entered to win an invitation for two to the pre-show meet & greet.  Tickets are on sale at www.thekhyber.com (contest closes at midnight Eastern Time on November 11th).  Ten winners will be chosen and contacted by November 12th.

Finally, Kyle's Brew Tour heads to the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO, on December 13th for a "Holiday Folly for Charity."  The Holiday Folly for Charity, which benefits the Food Bank of Larimer County, will feature an intimate performance with the Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Tickets include New Belgium beers, a special New Belgium/Hollingsworth brew, food by the Cheba Hut, limited edition New Belgium/Hollingsworth pint glasses, a silent auction, and more. Tickets start at $45 and are very limited. VIP tickets include an exclusive tour with of New Belgium Brewery with Kyle Hollingsworth.  Tickets on sale now at www.kylehollingsworth.com/ontour for tickets and information.  A limited quantity of tickets will also be available for purchase at the store at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins.

Look for the Kyle Hollingsworth Band on tour this fall.  The complete list of current tour dates is as follows:

November 11 Club Metronome Burlington VT w/ Brew Tour stop at Magic Hat Brewery
November 12 Sullivan Hall New York NY
November 13 8 X 10 Baltimore MD
November 14 The Khyber Philadelphia PA w/ Brew Tour contest with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

The following November dates are co-billed with Ryan Montbleau Band
November 15 Capital Ale House Richmond VA
November 17 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte NC
November 18 The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh NC
November 19 The Pour House Charleston SC
November 20 Garage at Biltmore Asheville NC
November 21 New Earth Music Hall Athens GA

December 12 Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom Denver CO
December 13 "Holiday Folly for Charity", New Belgium Brewery Fort Collins CO
January 3-8 Jam Cruise 8 Fort Lauderdale FL

For more than a decade, as keyboardist for Colorado's beloved String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth has consistently proven one of the most innovative and virtuosic musicians on the American jamband scene. Now, with the Sept. 15th release of Then There's Now (SCI Fidelity Records), his first album since the band announced a hiatus in 2007, Hollingsworth extends his reach into areas that will both delight longtime admirers and lock in countless new ones. Emphasizing his considerable songwriting skills and incorporating a plethora of surprises, Then There's Now marks the true emergence of Kyle Hollingsworth as a solo artist.

Old Man Winter Blues & Brew Fest Heats Up the Frozen North

After a month of 25 and 35 below temperatures, North Dakota was treated to a tropical warm up of monstrous musical proportions.  Last weekend, the Hub Entertainment Complex hosted an all day indoor festival on two stages: The intimate Cadillac Ranch stage and the bigger, more open Venue stage.