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A Conversation With Modern Times Beer

October 28, 2014 |

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Modern Times Beer COO Chris Sarette. Here’s what we discussed:

Tell me the story of how Modern Times got its start.

Our founder, Jacob, was working at Stone and really caught … Read More

Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 61

October 28, 2014 |

Happy Halloween week, everyone! May your costumes be equally spooky and sexy, whether it’s Scar, Hipster Sansa or Banksy. But for reals, if you head to the Pride Lands for Halloween, or just want a hot new T. Sweezy track, you should check out this Dan Chamberlain remix.

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Grist Brewing Co | Berliner Weisse

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Grist Brewing | Berliner Weisse

ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 13
SRM: 6

As we are hitting record highs here in Denver, we know that summer is leaving us. We know it. But we can’t just say goodbye to its beers just yet! So, as leaves are falling on the ground and as Misun’s Goodbye Summer plays on my iphone, I snag an old summer style favorite of mine, the Berliner Weisse. The brew is new to me and is from the Denver suburb of Highland’s Ranch; the brewery is Grist Brewing Company.

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Rekorderlig Cider Colorado Launch

October 27, 2014 |

Sometimes the best things in life come from unexpected places. Really it’s these simple surprises that make life worth living. For Rekorderlig Cider, their story actually began in Sweden’s largest brewery Abro Bryggeri.

For four generations Henrik Durge’s family had been brewing … Read More

Local Love: DC Region’s Brewers Name Their Favs

October 27, 2014 |

Photo courtesy of atlasbrewworks.com.

As the breweries in DC, Maryland and Virginia further expand their reach (thank goodness!) and more people taste these great local beers (hooray!), there is a downfall: The options can be overwhelming. DC Brau or Three … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

October 27, 2014 |

This week’s beer news is slightly informative and mostly entertaining. Stone beers are now available in Canada, someone stole tons of Miller High Life, and CraftBeer.com put out a free food and beer course. Read on and get up to date with this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Tour Tasters | Run River North at Avery Brewing Company

October 27, 2014 |

Video and Photos Courtesy of Sam Pike.

While craft beer has always been the focal point on Porch Drinking, no porch drink would be complete without the perfect soundtrack to accompany those stellar beers. Over the past two years we’ve … Read More

Middle Brow Beer Co. | Keep It Copacetic

October 27, 2014 |

ABV: 4.7%

Keep It Copacetic is an elote-inspired cream ale made by Middle Brow Beer Co. in conjunction with the folks over at ManBQue, an organization that got its start in Chicago, but now has chapters worldwide. Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review: 10/18-10/24

October 24, 2014 |

 Marvel once again proves they are the coolest, most hip

In addition to the normal, modern mediums, the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ soundtrack will be released on a limited edition cassette tape.  Yes, that’s right. Cassette. Tape. However, it won’t … Read More

Breakside Brewery | Passionfruit Sour Ale

October 24, 2014 |

The two words ‘Oregon beer’ have been buzzing around Denver for months, “Where can you get beers from Oregon?” “I’ve heard Portland has great beers”. Besides Deschutes Brewery, distribution has held us back. Looking from the outside like tourist, it … Read More

Double Ginger Moscow Mule

October 23, 2014 |

A while back I started to notice copper mugs at a lot of the bars in Seattle. I soon realized that Moscow Mules were one of the most popular cocktails among my group of friends. For one they are almost … Read More

Dogfish Head | Palo Santo Marron

October 23, 2014 |

ABV: 12%

IBU: 50

I never really was a big fall guy. Tons of my friends are all about it. I just love summer, and I wail and moan when the first frost hits. What I do enjoy, however, about this time of year has to be the smells, specifically the hint of bite to the air as the temperature lowers and the winds pick up. Particularly, when the nights get really cold, the bonfires in backyards become commonplace, and the smell of firewood catches in the air and on one’s clothes. To go along with the welcome-to-fall fires, I have a Dogfish Head beer that I have, strangely enough, just stumbled upon: the Palo Santo Marron, a brown ale that packs a mighty punch. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Childhood Birthday Party

October 22, 2014 |

In this week’s Roundtable Discussion we asked the PorchDrinking team, “where was your favorite childhood birthday party held?” Be prepared for some serious nostalgia.

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Ultimate 6er | Six Craft Lagers to Trick David Chang

October 22, 2014 |

Celebrity chef David Chang set the internet ablaze earlier last week when GQ published his paean to watery industrial pale lagers “My Name is David Chang, and I hate Fancy Beer.” While less incendiary than the title might suggest, the article provoked intense rebuttals from many in the craft beer community including fellow New Yorker Garrett Oliver. Even our own Tristan Chan weighed in on the subject in this week’s Happy Hour post. While I don’t share Chang’s love of crappy beer, I’m sympathetic to his anti-snobbery concerns and can understand wanting light, crisp brews that are refreshing and don’t overwhelm your tastebuds while eating food. I’m sure hordes of beer writers are at this very moment penning intelligent and passionate essays about the many reasons beer pairs better with food than almost any beverage out there–and they’re right–but I doubt Chang will read them. I suggest a more nefarious solution: let’s just trick him.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

October 22, 2014 |

Welcome, boils and ghouls! Your pal, the Craft Keeper here, just “diggin’ up” some events for the week. Ah, what fun we will have. As the Brewmaster of Scaremonies, I’ll lead you along the way as this week’s events promise to be quite “wild” and will have all of your “heads” a-rollin with tons of beer releases, All Hollows Eve beer celebrations, and costume parties. Enjoy the spoils of our city and drive responsibly, kiddies!

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Yazoo Brewing Company | Hop Project IPA

October 22, 2014 |

ABV: 5.70%
IBU: 75

During a recent family trip to Nashville, I not only got to experience the tranquility that Old Hickory Lake offers and realized how much I miss my family that lives 1,000 miles away, I also got to experience some of Tennessee’s best craft beer. One brewery that stood out was Yazoo. I was able to try their IPA, Hefeweizen and a beer named Sue (a crazy awesome Imperial Porter).

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