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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

April 22, 2015 |

Hope you are ready to pterodactyl a bunch of beers this weekend. We have curated a mash tun of events for the Denver metro area and beyond! Get that bike tuned up, your Uber payment account updated and let’s get to swilling, y’all!

The weekly PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week.

Are you native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? Or are you new to the city and just looking for the best place to find tasty suds and get uncled? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat and return each week to find out where all things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.

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Event Preview | Oyster & Stout Festival

April 22, 2015 |

When: Saturday April 25, 2015 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Denver Beer Co. 1695 Platte St. Denver, CO

What the “shuck” are you doing this weekend? On Saturday April 25th, Seattle Fish Co. and Denver Beer Co. will host their first Oyster & Stout Festival! Being that we are clearly in the middle of the United States, far, far away from any body of salt water, this is the perfect event to get your fresh oyster fix on while enjoying some uniquely crafted beer!

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10 Creative Ways Craft Beer Is Improving Its Environmental Friendliness

April 22, 2015 |

Happy Earth Day! Founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the movement has spread internationally. Earth Day was first used as a message to advocate protecting the environment as 20 million people participated in rallies that resulted in the formation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Today, Earth Day conducts international initiatives like in 2012 when one million trees were planted across the planet. In addition advocation for the plant mostly focuses on climate change. Everyone is encouraged today to do something nice for the Earth and make a difference. Read More

Brouwerij Rodenbach | Vintage Oak Aged Ale 2012

April 22, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Flemish Style ale
Brouwerij Rodenbach
Steenhuffel, Belguim
ABV: 7%

In short, Brouwerij Rodenbach‘s Vintage Oak Aged ale could, easily, be described as a champagne among beers! The long way round takes about 200 years, which is about how long Brouwerij (Brewery) Rodenbach has been brewing. How exciting is that? Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Space Jams

April 21, 2015 |

If city lights are drowning out the stars, don’t fret! Put on this “space-rock” playlist and let your mind become an aural space craft, rocketing you into a stratosphere of shimmering sounds.

 

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 86

April 21, 2015 |

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I’m hoping you can help me out with this week’s InterNEAT. Read More

SweetWater 420 Fest | 7 Reasons Rain Couldn’t Stop This Party

April 21, 2015 |

The SweetWater 420 Fest rolled into downtown Atlanta April 17-19 — and so did big time thunderstorms.

It had rained in Atlanta every single day of the week leading up to the festival’s kick-off Friday. The weather left Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, a virtual mud pit. Even the walkways were a slip ’n slide of muck.

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Uinta Brewing Company | Yard Sale Winter Lager

April 21, 2015 |

The April snowstorm that blanketed the Salt Lake Valley last week is the biggest I’ve seen since moving here in September. Admittedly it hasn’t been a great winter. Luckily I was able to take advantage of my employer’s powder morning policy, getting up to Brighton Resort for first chair and making a few last-week-of-the-season powder turns. The hardest part is leaving to head to work while the late-comers are still arriving to make their own tracks in my snow.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

April 20, 2015 |

This week in craft beer news, we share the winners of the 2015 Achievement Awards, the name of the new Denver Comic Con beer, and a video of a girl catching a baseball in her beer cup. You don’t want to miss any of this news so read on to find out more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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NHL Playoff 2015

April 20, 2015 |

In case you have haven’t heard, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs started on Thursday. With some last minute heroics by Ottawa pushing Boston out of the picture and Calgary robbing Los Angeles a chance to defend their title, here is what the first round match-ups look like.

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Why The New Belgium Ben & Jerry’s Collab Will Not Ruin Children

April 20, 2015 |

News dropped last week (actually we broke the story back in January if you had been paying close attention to PorchDrinking for the 2-3 hours where we carried New Belgium’s beer release calendar until they asked us to hold … Read More

Railhouse Brewery | Mastiff Oatmeal Stout

April 20, 2015 |

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: ~30

Before we find ourselves too far removed from winter, I wanted to share a stout I discovered recently, Mastiff Oatmeal Stout from Railhouse Brewery. Railhouse is veteran-owned (hence the patriotic bottle cap) and -operated in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Aberdeen, like many towns home to NC brewers, is relatively small and out of the way. Located a couple hours south and west of Raleigh and an hour due west of Fort Bragg, you might never hear of it were it not for the beer. Read More

Legal Issues Force Mercenary Brewery to Change Name

April 17, 2015 |

For over seven years Adam Cieslak and Ari Megalis home-brewed beer with the hopes of one day opening Mercenary Brewery in Chicago. In October 2014, the childhood friends started using the name Mercenary commercially for the first time as they began bottling and kegging their beers for distribution. But on April 16, the brewery had to change its name from Mercenary to Maplewood.

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Beer Cocktails | April Red Beer

April 16, 2015 |

Today I am sharing a recipe that will help you add a zest to your typical red beer or Bloody Mary. This recipe is super simple and can also act as a major hangover reliever. This is also a fun and easy cocktail to serve at brunch or even for lunch. I had this cocktail today for lunch and it was quite addition to my detox salad. This Red Ale comes from Silver City Brewery out of Silverdale, Washington and has been up and running since 1996. The Red Ale is a very approachable and versatility beer that compliments most food items and is the prefect candidate for a beer cocktail.

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Festival Recap | Big Texas Beer Fest 2015

April 16, 2015 |

Last weekend, the fourth annual Dallas-born Big Texas Beer Fest took place in Fair Park. Thousands headed over to the Automobile Building in search of craft beers and great food paired with live music from local bands. This year more than 500 beers (38 barrel-aged) were announced from 120 representing local, national and international breweries.

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The Bronx Brewery | Bronx Pale Ale

April 16, 2015 |

The last two weekends I’ve been spending some time in the Bronx, the last borough (that matters – sorry Staten Island) left to be aggressively gentrified within an inch of its life. Their zoo is legit and has real zoo animals, not like the sideshow attractions that pass for the Prospect Park and Central Park Zoos. Their Little Italy has authentic groceries and restaurants, as opposed to 60 dollar all you can eat/drink buffets whose one authentic Italian quality is their eerily accurate ability to re-enact Roman vomitoriums. There aren’t any American Apparels and things are named practically instead of after eye-catching phrases that have been market tested to death. Basically, the Bronx still bears the grit of the city and the community-minded neighborhood vibe that all us transplants who came to New York thought we were getting instead of sanitized, post collegiate money drains we’ve inadvertently created by moving here.

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