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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

May 20, 2015 |

This post is here to remind you to check out the events calendar where you can see all of the events on a Clean Calendar; where you can search by a few different filters; and where on those big weeks, you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! How cool is that?! I am updating the events only a couple days ahead of time so keep an eye on the website and follow along with my twitter feed for more up-to-date news!

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New Glarus | Hopster

May 20, 2015 | 1

This picture will no doubt look a little off to some. A New Glarus beer in front of the Chicago skyline just seems misplaced, like a John Deer tractor driving down Michigan Ave. But there is a huge amount of respect for New Glarus here, and people will travel out of their way to grab a bottle (thanks for your convenient location and large New Glarus selection, Mars Cheese Castle!). And while there is some animosity between the two states (Packers vs. Bears; Wisconsin State Troopers vs. Wisconsin Dells-Bound Illinoisans; ‘Sconnies vs. FIPs), we are undoubtedly linked by common loves: beer and sausage. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Summer Synths

May 19, 2015 |

With nascent summer finally upon us, enjoy this synthesized list, chock full of luscious acoustics and opulent timbres that are perfect for soaking up the sun by the pool, or imbibing in your favorite beverage on your porch. Read More

GABF Tickets Go on Sale July 28, 2015

May 19, 2015 |

The Brewers Association announced this morning that tickets for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival will go on sale July 28, 2015 and that this year’s event will be “Bigger. Better. Beerier”.

That’ll certainly be the case as the … Read More

Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 90

May 19, 2015 |

Howdy, howdy everyone! It’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow. So, happy early b-day, mom! There’s maybe a 12 percent chance she reads this, but, hey, if she does, awesome! Read More

Festival Recap | 2015 Inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree

May 19, 2015 |

Well, if you weren’t there, you missed it. There were no lines for beer, there were celebrity and aspiring brewers pouring their own wares, and there were many-a-food-tent setup with tasty nosh for pairing. Rhymes With Paste’s Inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree boasted lots of brewer cameos. I had the father of sour beer in America, Peter Boukeart of New Belgium lore, pour me a NBB Love. Then we joked around while we tasted his life’s study, his hard work. He poured his livelihood into a glass for me to imbibe and then talked about how it was made. The goal of the this festival was to bring attention to the craft brewing industry as a whole. This festival did that and so much more.

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La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xàtiva

May 19, 2015 |

In light of unexpected run-ins with old friends I found myself in an unplanned beer drinking session midday on a gloomy weathered Monday. Beer has the ability to turn those daunting beginning of the week blues into a boogie session that makes one wonder, why can’t I always start my week like this? Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

May 18, 2015 |

It is time to report the news you have all been waiting for: Florida finally passed a law to end the 64oz growler ban. In other state news, West Virginia also passed legislation supporting craft beer. On top of that, an ancient aging technique is coming back in style. Keep reading to get the details on all of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week Event Recap | Beer Under Glass

May 18, 2015 |

Thursday night kicked off the beginning of Chicago Craft Beer Week—Chicago’s 10 day “week” dedicated to craft beer. Many events across the city welcomed the start of the annual celebration, but the premier event and most sought after ticket was for the Beer Under Glass, held every year at the Garfield Park Conservatory by the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild.

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Boulevard Brewing Co. | Hibiscus Gose

May 18, 2015 |

ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 11

I have a secret. I can’t stop buying Boulevard’s Hibiscus Gose. My hands keep grabbing the cardboard box the sixer comes in. I’ve bought three so far. I can’t control it. Hey, Boulevard, why don’t I just direct deposit part of my paycheck to you?

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Pop Culture Week in Review (in 500 Words) | 5/10 – 5/16

May 15, 2015 |

Remember last week when I did the pop culture week in review in EXACTLY 500 words? Well, I’m going to do the same thing this week. 500 words – no more, no less – to recap the week in entertainment news. Hey, only 57 more of these posts until I pass the word count of “Of Mice and Men.” Only 374 more until I pass “The Fellowship of the Ring.” And only 842 more until I eclipse the latest George RR Martin book.

Yes, I counted. Anyway… Here we go! Read More

Kickstarter Provides New Way to Bike with Beer

May 15, 2015 |

You’re about to head out to a BYOB restaurant or maybe your friends place for the evening and you’re bringing beer or wine. You decide to bike and you need an easy way to tote your alcohol. Chicago-native Craig Koszewski has come up with a solution to solve your problem and is looking for backers for his Kickstarter campaign for his product called the Roo.

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Strange Craft Beer Company | Zora Rosemary Pale Ale

May 15, 2015 |

In honor of Strange Craft’s upcoming 5th Anniversary, we take a look back at their Zora Rosemary Pale Ale.

6.5% ABV, 55 IBUs

On an eighty-degree summer night, the back patio of Strange Craft Brewery in south downtown Denver is about as close to actual “porch drinking” as it gets. Copious amounts of good vibes, camaraderie and beer are present, and while the facade of the Strange entrance has a strip-mall feel, the patio’s warm industrial vibe feels almost Brooklyn-esque. Denver RTD trains even rush along the back fence every 10 minutes or so as if the Brooklyn J train de-railed and headed west of its own accord.
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First Draft to Open in RiNo

May 14, 2015 |

Forget the phrase BYOB. It’s all about PYOB – pour your own booze. This is the mantra of First Draft, a new taproom and kitchen opening in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood in Denver.

First Draft will let their customers … Read More

Uinta Brewing | Tinder

May 14, 2015 |

One of the great things about warmer weather is spending time with family and friends. Whether it’s an impromptu poker game, gathering for a BBQ or heading to the hills to sleep under the stars, there doesn’t have to be … Read More

Roundtable Discussion | What beer are you?

May 13, 2015 |

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We talk about beer a lot on this site but what if you were one, a beer that is. What beer would you be? The PorchDrinking team had no trouble selecting their beer counterpart. I think you’ll really get to know the team on a whole new level after this discussion. You can finally put a beer to a face…or something like that…Enjoy!

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