09/09/2013 10:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Colorado Distiller's Festival - September 8, 2013

Like one of those great old episodes of Reading Rainbow where Levar Burton visits some highly educational location, this week Joel and Ron take a trip to Rackhouse Pub inside Stranahan"s Colorado Whiskey distillery to learn all about Colorado's craft spirits boom, which will be celebrated next month at the third annual Colorado Distillers Festival. Chatting it up with Rackhouse owner Chris Rippe and festival organizer Josh Mishell, they discuss the barrel-aged revolution, the promise and peril of Stranahan's going national, and much more. And yes, there are lots -- and lots -- of samples consumed, which means by the end, everyone's a bit destructified. Levar would be so disappointed proud.