Tag Archives: guest beards

Beard-liner!

If you have followed Beards of Denver for a bit, or if you are familiar with either beard or beer culture, you now know well that there is often a direct correlation between a bomb-ass beard and an excellent craft beer. Based on that cardinal knowledge, you won’t be surprised that we met Tony Drewry (left, pictured here with Will Golden, Head Brewer at Austin Beerworks in Austin, TX) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October.  Tony, who is an independent craft beer consultant across the state of Texas, was visiting our fair city for GABF from his home in Fort Worth, Texas.  His beard is just over three years old, but he’s had some iteration of facial hair for all of his adult life, including goatees, mustaches, chops, but we must say we favor his beard.  Tony hails from a long line of Baptists and moonshiners, which we hear are both huge appreciators of the beard.  All of Tony’s sweethearts have appreciated his beard, and he assured us “Hell, even my mama digs it.” To care for those precious locks, Tony washes, conditions, brushes, and even applies a bit of Kieh’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil for good measure.  Even with all this primping, occasionally he does experience “bed beard” (think bed head, but on your face), but when it gets that wild he’s able to braid it to keep it in check. Regardless, it always smells fabulous (we have no doubt).  When asked if strangers fondle his beard without his permission, Tony said he does occasionally get confused with other men who are part of the bearded brethren brotherhood, and he even has a name for these folks: “Beardists” (no comment as to whether the Beards of Denver ladies would qualify for this label, but we’ll take it as a compliment if so).  Tony stressed that Beardism is “not a laughing matter” and has noticed over the years that a big, beautiful beard does seem to fascinate a huge spectrum of the populace and garners loads of, mostly humorous, comments, though he did say if he ever hears another “Duck Dynasty” reference “It will be too soon.” Tony’s family, on the whole, loves his beard. His 10-year-old daughter dictates his facial hair growth and her most recent instruction was for him to grow his beard to his waist (we can’t wait for the progress report on that)! One of his nephews once wore a fake beard to Tony’s birthday party, and his very young nephews and nieces find solace and comfort in his beard.  Tony’s favorite story about his beard is when his nephew Parker was three years old, he asked Tony how he grew his beard, and Tony told him, “Kid, I get up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and let out a seriously manly grunt.” About a week later, Tony received a text from my sister that read, "Well, I hope you're happy. Parker was trying to grow his beard this morning and shit his pants,” Tony told us “I laugh every time I tell that story.” Besides growing an awesome beard, Tony is also the Co-Founder/Art Director at lemonjuice.us. He works with the Texas Tavern League and is the co-pilot of The Beerliner (which we were lucky enough to experience). Tony also sings and plays banjo/guitar/jug/kazoo in the band Shotgun Friday, which plays hill hop music and is the official unofficial band of Texas Craft Beer.  We’ll be sure to try and catch them next time we’re in the Lone-Star state!  Tony put it best when he told us that truly, “Beards make the world a better place.” We couldn’t agree more. You can follow Tony on Twitter at: @BeerPedaler

If you have followed Beards of Denver for a bit, or if you are familiar with either beard or craft beer culture, you now know well that there is often a direct correlation between a bomb-ass beard and an excellent craft beer. Based on that cardinal knowledge, you won’t be surprised that we met Tony Drewry (left, pictured here with Will Golden, Head Brewer at Austin Beerworks in Austin, TX) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October. Tony, who is an independent craft beer consultant across the state of Texas, was visiting our fair city for GABF from his home in Fort Worth, Texas. His beard is just over three years old, but he’s had some iteration of facial hair for all his adult life, including goatees, mustaches, and mutton chops, but we must say, we favor his beard. Tony hails from a long line of Baptists and moonshiners, which we hear are both huge appreciators of the beard. Additionally, all of Tony’s sweethearts have appreciated his beard, and he assured us “Hell, even my mama digs it.”
To care for those precious locks, Tony washes, conditions, brushes, and even applies a bit of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil for good measure. Even with all this primping, occasionally he does experience “bed beard” (think bed head, but on your face), but when his beard gets that wild he’s able to braid it to keep it in check. Regardless, Tony’s beard always smells fabulous (we have no doubt). When asked if strangers fondle his beard without his permission, Tony said he does occasionally get confused with other men who are part of the bearded brethren brotherhood, and he even has a name for these folks: “Beardists” (no comment as to whether the Beards of Denver ladies would qualify for this label, but we’ll take it as a compliment if so). Tony stressed that Beardism is “not a laughing matter” and has noticed over the years that a big, beautiful beard does seem to fascinate a huge spectrum of the populace and garners loads of, mostly humorous, comments. He did say if he ever hears another “Duck Dynasty” reference “It will be too soon.”
Tony’s family, on the whole, loves his beard. His 10-year-old daughter dictates his facial hair growth and her most recent instruction was for him to grow his beard to his waist (we can’t wait for the progress report on that)! One of his nephews once wore a fake beard to Tony’s birthday party, and his very young nephews and nieces find solace and comfort in his beard. Tony’s favorite story about his beard is when his nephew Parker was three years old, he asked Tony how he grew his beard, and Tony told him, “Kid, I get up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and let out a seriously manly grunt.” About a week later, Tony received a text from his sister that read, “Well, I hope you’re happy. Parker was trying to grow his beard this morning and shit his pants,” Tony told us “I laugh every time I tell that story.” (That may be the best beard story we’ve heard thus far as well!)
Besides growing an awesome beard and working in the craft beer world, Tony is also the Co-Founder/Art Director at lemonjuice.us. He works with the Texas Tavern League and is the co-pilot of The Beerliner (which we were lucky enough to experience in person). Tony also sings and plays banjo, guitar, jug, and kazoo in the band Shotgun Friday, which plays hill hop music and is the official unofficial band of Texas Craft Beer. We’ll be sure to try and catch them next time we’re in the Lone-Star state! Tony put it best when he told us that truly, “Beards make the world a better place.” We couldn’t agree more. You can follow Tony on Twitter at: @BeerPedaler

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Bearded Road Warrior

On a recent week day night, at the Hi-Dive in Denver (little known fact, that was where Beards of Denver was born!) we were lucky enough to strike up a conversation with Ruston Kelly, one of the musicians performing that night. From Nashville, Ruston was on tour with Marcus Foster and was kind enough to chat with us about his beard.  Normally, he says he has it much longer (you can check out his website for longer beard photos, and for his music) but he says he has to change it up. Something to spice up those long stretches on the road between gigs, we imagine! We look forward to catching his show next time he's in town--and updating you all on the state of his beard!

On a recent week day night at the Hi-Dive in Denver (little known fact, this was where Beards of Denver was born!) we were lucky enough to strike up a conversation with Ruston Kelly, one of the musicians performing that night. From Nashville, Ruston was on tour with Marcus Foster and was kind enough to chat with us about his beard. Normally, he says he grows his beard much longer (you can check out his website for more photos of his beard, and, of course, for his music) but he says he has to change it up. Something to spice up those long stretches on the road between gigs, we imagine! Not only can he grow a mean beard, he’s an amazing musician and perhaps a personal favorite of the ladies of Beards of Denver for covering “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams. We look forward to catching his show next time he’s in town–and, naturally, updating you all on the state of his beard!

Tagged , ,

Out of this World Beard

We met Brett in Jupiter--literally.  Well, Jupiter, Florida that is. As if it wasn't amazing enough to be at a late night beach party along the Atlantic Ocean celebrating friends who had gotten married earlier that day, we also had the pleasure of stumbling upon Brett and his amazing ginger beard. Brett has been living in Jupiter for seven years and items he keeps on his bucket list include keeping his awesome beard growing and finding a good woman who appreciates his beard, which we can't imagine will be too tough a task. Move to Denver Brett, and it may be even easier!  Until then, keep up the good beard-growing work.

We met Brett in Jupiter–literally. Well, Jupiter, Florida that is. As if it wasn’t amazing enough to be at a late night beach party along the Atlantic Ocean celebrating friends who had gotten married earlier that day, we also had the pleasure of stumbling upon Brett and his amazing ginger beard. Brett has been living in Jupiter for seven years and items he keeps on his bucket list include keeping his awesome beard growing and finding a good woman who appreciates his beard, which we can’t imagine will be too tough a task. Move to Denver Brett, and it may be even easier! Until then, keep up the good beard-growing work.

Tagged , ,

Brother Beard

One-half of the Beards of Denver main cohort traveled to the amazing and ever-exciting state of South Dakota a few weeks ago to celebrate Christmas time, eat entirely too much food, and document a few beards while on location.  Mark not only sports an especially impressive beard, he's also the younger brother of one of the ladies behind BOD. Mark's been growing his beard the past few months, and is pictured here with the infamous Wheaten Terrier Daisy, who sports her own impressive beard, which she, like Mark, grows out during Beard Season.  While Mark resides in Sioux Falls, South D, he does make appearance in Denver, with his next to be sometime in the early half of 2013. When he's not busy grooming his beard, he's a connoisseur of Chicken Pot Pies. Keep up the great Beard work, Mark and  Daisy!

One-half of the Beards of Denver main cohort traveled to the amazing and ever-exciting state of South Dakota a few weeks ago to celebrate Christmas time, eat entirely too much food, and document a few beards while on location. Mark not only sports an especially impressive beard, he’s also the younger brother of one of the ladies behind BOD. Mark’s been growing his beard the past few months, and is pictured here with the infamous Wheaten Terrier Daisy, who sports her own impressive beard, which she, like Mark, grows out during Beard Season. While Mark resides in Sioux Falls, South D, he does make appearance in Denver, with his next to be sometime in the early half of 2013. When he’s not busy grooming his beard, he’s a connoisseur of Chicken Pot Pies. Keep up the great Beard work, Mark and Daisy!

Tagged , , , ,

Missouri Triple Threat

Missouri Triple Threat

Here are some guest beards for your Tuesday! Meet John, Kyle and Chris (left to right) from Missouri. John and his beard come from Joplin where he’s the president of Trumascape. He loves that his beard is a loyal companion and is always there for him. “I usually pet my beard when I’m in deep thought; it’s there to support me”. He also takes the verbal abuse from his loved ones in stride, like when his mom and sister say “we hope you’re not doing this because you think it looks good”. Be patient with them, John. Not all understand the magic of the beard.
Next we have Kyle, who started growing his beard after Movember to show up some of his friends in good ‘ol bearded competition. Ladies of Missouri, you can find this beard studying hard in PT school at Rockhurst University.
Last is the life saving beard. Chris is an ICU RN in Joplin. You know you’re in good hands with facial hair like this. What lucky patients you have!
Nice meeting you beards–now, do our community a favor and move to Denver!

 

Tagged , , ,