We’re excited to have you brewing for this year’s Bootstrapped Brews! Did you participate last year?


Please introduce yourself…

GoSpotCheck is a mobile data collection app that allows field teams to report and analyze real-time data and information in a concise and effective way.

How long has your startup been in Colorado?

GoSpotCheck was founded in 2011 and has been headquartered in Colorado ever since.

How many people from your team are helping to brew your competition beer?


What beer(s) did you brew?

Mock of GSC Beer #1
“Inspired by the Trappist and abbey beers of Belgium, the <strong>Belgian</strong> packs a tasty wallop. Weighing in at nearly 11% ABV, this beer is malty, spicy, and sweet, with plenty of alcohol heat to boot. Enjoy in moderation.” – Ryan Burney

Mock of GSC Beer #2
#E4AA60: Belgian Blonde – I’m anticipating it come in somewhere around 5%. It’s a very similar recipe to last year’s People’s Choice winner, with a few tweaks and a whole new yeast strain from Denver’s Inland Island. It was fermented around 75-80 degrees, which should yield a strong phenolic and ester profile.” – Ben Ertz

Yellow Summerine by GoSpotCheck
Yellow Summerine is an American Wheat brewed with lemon peel and cinnamon; perfect beer for summer nights. This is a recipe we’ve refined a few times now, so we’re excited to see how it comes out!” – Brennan Gilbert

Ruby on Ales by GoSpotCheck
Ruby on Ales is a Red Ale with an anticipated ABV of around 4.8% brewed by Dylan Schmer.

Have you brewed your own beer before?


How long have you been brewing?

~4 years

How did the brewing process go?

Brewing in 100 degree heat and direct sunlight can be great cure for a hangover.

Where did you brew your competition beer?

For the #E4A660 beer, we brewed in the alley behind Ben Ertz’s apartment. We usually get a couple inquisitive neighbors making sure that we aren’t becoming the next Heisenberg.

Why were you interested in participating in this year’s event?

Last year’s event was one of the highlights of the year and I couldn’t wait to brew again for this year’s event.

Where is your favorite place to grab a beer with your coworkers?

We usually can be found over at Freshcraft on Blake St. on Fridays. They have a very well curated list of bottle and draft beers. The draft list changes every week so there is plenty of beers to try.