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PorchDrinking Playlist | No Shave November

November 18, 2014 |

This playlist pays homage to the artists not needing to participate in No Shave November. May the ‘stache live forever, yo!

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Upcoming Flury of Crooked Stave Bottle Releases

November 18, 2014 |

Sometimes it takes sacrificing a little, to create a lot. Such is the case with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project’s recently discontinued Cellar Reserve project, which had the geekiest of beer geeks up in arms. Fear not nerds, … Read More

Festival Recap | Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014

November 18, 2014 |

Building upon the vibrant culinary and brew-scene in Denver, Eat Boston and Denver Off the Wagon have brought back THE festival to elevate craft beer to the next level by pairing it with the culinary excellence and prowess of every carnivore’s favorite ingredient, BACON. The Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014 was hosted by the Curtis Hotel downtown and was scheduled on a Sunday from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Our Denver PorchDrinking staffers strolled up in the Curtis with smiles from ear-to-ear to imbibe and nosh at the festival’s third iteration; it’s first time at this location. What was our favorite dish? Favorite brew? Follow along to see . . .

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Ratio Beerworks Finds Home In Former Mile High Spirits Building

November 18, 2014 |

Ratio Beerworks recently announced plans to open a production brewery and taproom located at 2920 Larimer St. in the Upper Larimer district of the historic Five Points neighborhood. That building may be familiar to Denverites as the old Mile High Spirits building. The brewery is currently under construction in the 5,500 square foot building that will be home to a 1,500 square foot taproom with the remaining 4,000 square feet to be used for production.

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Midnight Sun Brewing Co. | Sockeye Red IPA

November 18, 2014 |

ABV: 5.7%

IBU: 70

Being born a water sign, I have an affinity for things that remind me of my oceanic roots. So, it is only fitting that I was drawn to Midnight Sun Brewing Company‘s Sockeye Red IPA: The Last Frontier’s characterful brewery serving New York as it’s only East Coast distributor. As I was sipping a snifter full of this calming and fresh ale this past weekend, I felt it only right to share my flow of joy with the craft beer community

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

November 17, 2014 | 1

This week’s growler is filled with legislation changes, allegations of unfair practice in Massachusetts, and a new glass for your collection. Gov. Cuomo signed in a bill that will promote craft brewers, Bell’s Brewing teamed up with Spiegelau to create a witbier glass, and 10 Barrel Brewing may lose its title as a craft brewer. These are just a few of the things you will learn about when you keep reading this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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How Bout Dem Bears? 3 Answers to the Dreaded Question

November 17, 2014 |

The game clock was broken at Soldier Field on Sunday, so if you asked anyone in the stadium if they really knew what time it was, they would have to reply no.  Fortunately, with the Bears playing the Vikings in … Read More

Deschutes Arrives in D.C.

November 17, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. has its beloved chef, José Andrés, to thank for the newest West Coast beer that will be found on taps throughout the city. Deschutes Brewery’s beverages are arriving in the Capitol region and Andrés — of minibar, Oyamel, … Read More

Bell’s Brewing Co. | Venus – The Bringer of Peace

November 17, 2014 |

Venus – The Bringer of Peace

Blonde Ale brewed with Honey, Apricot, Cardamom and Vanilla

ABV: 7.5%

The dust settles, and light begins to shine on the desolate surface of unfamiliar land. There is harmony in the air and a … Read More

Pop Culture Week In Review | 11/8-11/14

November 14, 2014 |

Fox has moved Mulaney to 7:30pm on Sundays

This isn’t a completely arbitrary time- Mulaney will actually just be trading with Bob’s Burgers.  However no one could argue that this move is a good thing.  This comes after Fox cut … Read More

Cooking with Beer | Chocolate Pretzel Pie

November 14, 2014 | 1

As the days grow shorter and we get closer to Thanksgiving, the need for pie recipes becomes vitally important. During this glorious time of year, it becomes socially acceptable to eat pie at all times of day and as many times a day as you damn well please. So to keep with the spirit of things and kick off your pie binge early, I have brought you a Cappuccino Stout Chocolate Pie with a Pretzel Shortbread Crust. To keep it short, let’s call it the Chocolate Pretzel Pie. Since this confectionary treat is clearly overloaded with sugar, I chose a cappuccino stout to cut the edge off things. If you’re not a coffee person, don’t fret. The Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas adds just the right amount of bitterness to balance things out without becoming coffee in solid form. All you chocolate lovers out there need to give a big thank you to Christopher Day for giving me the inspiration for this recipe. Cheers and remember: when cooking with beer, the pies the limit!

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Mikkeller | Spontanbeetroot

November 14, 2014 |

What’s the name of that beer? Damn you Mikkeller and your obscure names and labels! What are you? Seems to be a common thought every time one picks up a Mikkeller bottle. So many bottles with crazy names like Orange Yuzu Glad, Big Worster, Winbic, Wheat is the New Hops, and so on. All “inside joke” names aside, we’re always intrigued to try these innovative beers. Read More

Listen to “Serial.” Trust me.

November 13, 2014 |

So maybe you’re one of the people who is addicted to the new “This American Life” podcast “Serial,” helping it stay at the top of the iTunes podcasts list. Or maybe you’re someone who has heard about this podcast at the office water cooler or at your local Twitter. In either case, you’ve come to the right spot. I get a chance here to catch you up on one of the fall’s biggest pop-culture sensations and answer your question: “So, like, what IS ‘Serial?’”

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 63

November 13, 2014 |

Here comes the Vortex! As winter moves in across the country, let’s warm back up with some InterNEAT treats from around the web!

  1. Let’s go! Hut. Hut.
  1. From football to fútbol, I know … Read More

Beer Tech | Drizly Colorado Expansion

November 13, 2014 |

We live in a bizarre time. It’s a digital world where money is exchanged between friends at the click of a button, a world where you can have entire outfits curated and delivered to your doorstep with the luxury of returning items you don’t like. … Read More

Wells and Young’s Brewery | McEwan’s Scotch Ale

November 13, 2014 |

Photo credit: McEwan’s.

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: Unknown

If I had to give you the pivotal year that launched my love of beer, it would have to be 2007. Despite my initial enjoyment of cask ales and the Guinnesses I had had in England a few years before that, I had not yet expanded my beer repertoire back in the United States. This beer expansion seven years ago had a lot to do with what I had found at a local bar here in Ohio, which had (and still has) a World Beer Tour with rotating beers from the United States and also across the world. That is where I found McEwan’s Scotch Ale, and that is when I knew that I had found one of my favorite beers and beer styles out there. With its import hiatus to the United States from approximately 2009 to 2013, I did not have the privilege of enjoying occasional pints of what I considered to be the nectar of the gods. However, after stumbling across a discussion board post online last year, I found out that Wells and Young’s had bought the McEwan’s label and decided to begin distributing this particular scotch ale across our great nation once more.  Read More