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Comrade Brewing Company | Hop Chops

March 26, 2015 |

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ABV: 9.5%

Ever since I started hosting trivia at Comrade Brewing Company (Wednesday nights at 7pm, y’all!), Comrade has consistently brewed some fantastic beer. Each week they seem to be putting out a brand new beer for all those beer lovers of northwest-ish Aurora. (Or is it southeast-ish Denver?) They love trying new things and mixing up the ever-rotating tap list, but if there is one thing that Comrade Brewing Company is consistently awesome at it’s hops. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Good 80s Trends

March 25, 2015 |

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Although the 80s where a questionable time for fashion, there ARE some 80s trends that we’d like to see brought back. Here’s what our staff members thought were some good 80s trends.

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*Updated* Event Preview | Fuss Off Festival

March 25, 2015 |

Update*

So it has been announced that The Fuss Off Festival will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Theater at 6pm TONIGHT!

Limited tickets are still available at the door for $50 to find out more information call the Fuss Off Hotline announcing the venue location and day of ticket information.   Feel free to share with any interested parties or on your website.    720-503-6832

Craft beer connoisseur, are you sick of some macro beer knuckledragger taking potshots at people who like to think about the beer they’re pouring down their gullet, or god forbid, actually smell it? Fuss Off Festival may be just what the doctor ordered. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | March Madness Playlist

March 25, 2015 |

This week’s playlist has nothing to do with basketball. BUT, it has everything to do with March, and everything to do with (music) madness. In truth, it is a hodgepodge of new and old music, spanning the genre spectrum from hip-hop/rap to indie-pop. Regardless of your music taste, there’s something on this March Madness playlist for everyone! Read More

Ultimate 6er | March Madness Beers

March 25, 2015 | 1

I think you can tell from the shredded scraps of paper you hold in your hands you used to call your bracket, the first weekend of March Madness has come and gone. I’m sure many of you, like me, only … Read More

Destihl Brewery | Here Gose Nothin’ (Wild Sour Series)

March 25, 2015 |

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ABV: 5%
IBU: 12

Ahh, the Gose (goes). Or is it Gose (go-say)? It’s actually Gose (go-suh), preferably pronounced with a nice German gutteral G. An old style originating from Leipzig, Germany, the gose is named after the river Gose in Lower Saxony. Light, tart and refreshing, this style is the only one brewed with salted water, and traditionally contains coriander. Seeing goses hit the shelves and appear on draft is as much a sign of Spring as budding flowers and bright green leaves on trees. This style also makes for an excellent shower beer. Read More

6 Reasons Sierra Nevada’s New NC Taproom Will Impress You

March 24, 2015 |

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. opened its East Coast Taproom and Restaurant on an expansive wooded property in Mills River, North Carolina, two miles west of the Asheville Regional Airport and about 20 miles south of downtown Asheville.

From the commanding presence of the 200-barrel brewhouse, to the Taproom and Restaurant featuring more than two-dozen beers and a menu that doesn’t look anything like your typical pub fare, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company built this facility to impress. Here are the six things that’ll stand out on your visit. Read More

Festival Recap | 2015 Collaboration Fest

March 24, 2015 | 1

Only into its second year of existence and Collaboration Fest shows its teeth and flexes its community-grown muscles. The Denver-based festival boasted lots of brewer cameos both near and far. Last year, in its infancy, the festival came together to celebrate the collaboration and/or cooperation that runs rampant in the craftbeer industry by showcasing beers made by multiple brewers from different breweries for this one of a kind festival. The festival accomplished this and so much more in year one. Fast forward to 2015, in an upgraded and more accommodating venue, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, we got to mill around and talk shop with many a brewer and imbiber alike to see just why this was one of the most anticipated festivals of the year in Denver.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 82

March 24, 2015 |

Happy Tuesday everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I hope this InterNEAT finds you well.

  1. In case you hadn’t decided how you feel about drugs, Captain Lou has some words for you.

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DC Brau-Oskar Blues Collaboration | Smells Like Freedom

March 24, 2015 |

The last Thursday in February came and went in Washington, D.C., just as it did elsewhere across the rest of the United States. But Feb. 26, 2015, was a notable date among the residents of the District for one particular number: 71.

This was the day Initiative 71, which legalized the possession of certain amounts of personal marijuana, was implemented by the city. Whatever regulatory views individuals residents of the District actually hold, this initiative’s implementation furthered support of “home rule,” which is the concept that D.C. residents should govern their own affairs, without full federal interaction. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 23, 2015 |

A new week has begun which means there is new craft beer news to cram into your mind. Luckily for you, I summarized all of the important stuff. In this Growler, you’ll read about the return of SAVOR, a backwards bill being proposed in Texas, and the record breaking craft beer sales in the US. Catch up on all of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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March Madness Depression

March 23, 2015 |

Oh to be a college basketball fan. To think watching a full season of NCAA hoops earns you any distinction among the various friend, co-worker or family pools that amass during this frantic period. To be reminded that the chances of glory and bragging rights are only occur by happenstance. To be reminded how one games performance means nothing in the next game, and to bemoan only what could have been. That my friends, is what March Madness does to me. Read More

Proposed Laws Could Change Craft Beer In Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas

March 23, 2015 | 2

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If you’re reading PorchDrinking.com, then you’re likely well aware the craft beer industry is killing it in the U.S. The Brewers Association says the industry hit $19.6 Billion in retail and took hold of 11 percent of the volume share in 2014 — the first double digit share ever.

While the success stories are widely reported and cheered, including West Virginia’s legislature passing a law earlier this month to allow state breweries to offer samples, lawmakers in several states are right now debating proposals that could significantly impact how beer-loving residents and visitors legally consume and buy craft beer. While there are smaller legal issues around the nation, the heated debates in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas are the ones we’re watching very closely right now. Here’s why.

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Uinta Brewing | Bristlecone Brown Ale

March 23, 2015 |

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ABV 4%
25 IBU

One day, Uinta Brewery (you-INN-tah, to be perfectly clear on pronunciation), nestled between the Salt Lake City metro area and The Great Salt Lake itself, brewed a toasty, warm and earthen brown ale. It was delicious, and they christened it “Bristlecone” after the mighty, ancient alpine tree.

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Pop Culture Week in Review 3/14-3/20

March 20, 2015 |

It’s another Pop Culture Week in Review and this week does not disappoint.

Robert Durst got arrested …

… but I’m not done with The Jinx. I really can’t look into it until I’m done. So, um … Google it.

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1 Minute Beer Showcase | White Rabbit Dark Ale

March 20, 2015 |

Australia is in many ways a few steps behind the U.S. weed legalization, even for medicinal purposes. It is a foreign conceptclotheslines and sunshine are preferred over dryers, and chunky heeled shoes straight out of Clarissa Explains it All litter the streets. I worried that beer quality would follow suit. I pictured a land where the craft beer movement had not infiltrated, and the macro beers of the 90’s flowed freely, just at much higher prices. I was right about the prices ($11 for a pint?!), but I was wrong about the beer. Although Melbourne sits at the base of some of the most celebrated wine country in the world, amongst the bountiful grapes I have discovered many spunky little craft breweries busy quenching the thirst of Aussie hop heads like myself.

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