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12 Beers of Christmas Day 2 | Southern Tier Krampus

December 15, 2014 |

ABV: 9%

Krampus: an under-appreciated mythic figure during the holiday season. That is, up until recently. We have always received the stories and quaint images of good old St. Nicholas, the jolly fellow who gives the “good” kids gifts in their stockings. Krampus is the imp-like figure that, depending on the European myth, bestows upon the naughty kids bad gifts or even kidnaps them and brings them to his lair. Sounds pleasant…

Thankfully, the Krampus that I will be talking more about today is the complete opposite from our devilish comrade; it is a present provided to us from Southern Tier, and it is the perfect refreshment for any of your December festivities.

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12 Beers of Christmas Day 1 | Delirium Noel

December 14, 2014 |

 

Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 10% ABV

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the winter brews coming And everyone lifting their pint glass to “cheers” It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Read More

Pop Culture Week in Haiku

December 12, 2014 |

That’s right, folks. Two and a half years into doing the pop culture week in review for PorchDrinking, I continue to try to find ways to make the recap of this week’s entertainment news interesting and fresh. And although International Haiku Day (yes, it’s a holiday, according to the internet) isn’t for 4 more months, I think it’s time to get poetic around here. So this week’s stories of celebrity, media, and water-cooler-dom are brought to you in the form of one haiku per topic. Why? I dunno.

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Event Preview | Station 26 Anniversary Party

December 12, 2014 |

Sometimes watching a brewery grow up is kinda akin to seeing your own kids become adults… or so I would assume (Im still very single and very childless). But over this past year, and for the purposes of this post, … Read More

Paradox Beer Company | Skully Barrel No. 17

December 12, 2014 | 1

ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 103

Since their introduction in 2012, Paradox Beer Company has been constantly enhancing their craft and releasing ‘banging’ beers to the state of Colorado.

Based out of Woodland Park, “The City Above the Clouds,” Paradox’s mission is to produce ancient beers with modern brewing processes. Already up to batch 17, their Skully Barrel Project is their sour barrel aged series. Each batch is a small release with only around 80 cases. Mainly sold out of their tap house, you can get lucky and find their bottles throughout Colorado. Read More

Cooking with Beer | Cran-bozen Sauce

December 11, 2014 |

I’m well aware that it is 2 weeks past Thanksgiving and I’m just now posting a cranberry sauce recipe. Up on the east coast, our holiday turned into quite the event when all the power went out. Not only did we have to prepare for 30 people coming over to our feast, I needed to find out how to post this recipe. Unfortunately, no electricity means no wifi so I saved this cranberry dream until now. I’m confident everyone at your Christmas party is going to love it.

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Festival Recap | Parade of Darks Festival 2014

December 11, 2014 |

Over the last five years, Parade of Darks has become a Denver staple, helping with the transition from Thanksgiving into the holiday season. This year’s event switched gears from year’s past by moving from the comfortable confines of the upstairs area at Wynkoop Brewery to the exciting and bustling Bindery on Blake.

The complex at 29th and Blake was extremely busy, hosting both a flea market open to the public and the ticketed beer festival. The Parade of Darks was separated from the Flea Market in a large open-space area as well as a long hallway. Breweries lined the large area as well as the backside of the hallway.

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Wicked Weed | Black Angel

December 11, 2014 |

ABV: 6.6%

IBU: 16

In the shadow of the mountains of western North Carolina lies a beautiful, eclectic city called Asheville. While it’s known for many things, one of the greatest is its big and burgeoning beer scene. With dozens of quality craft brewers in the area, it takes something bold and unique to really stand out among such strong competition. Fortunately, we have just the thing in our review today of Wicked Weed Brewing’s Black Angel, a black sour ale aged in bourbon barrels on “obscene amounts of tart cherries” (it says so right on the bottle). Wicked Weed Brewing specializes in uniquely sour beers (among a slew of hoppy beers and Belgian styles), and Black Angel is perhaps one of their greatest creations. Read More

Event Preview | Festivus 2014

December 10, 2014 |

The winter holiday season is here, and I couldn’t be more delighted. First there’s Thanksgiving, a feat of herculean gorging culminating in the revered presentation of one of the world’s blandest animals, the turkey. I just can’t get excited about a bird with a flavor that falls somewhere between a supermarket chicken and gas station paper towels. Next, there’s the compulsory shopping gauntlet of Black Friday and Cyber Monday where desperate consumers fight each other tooth and nail while risking trampling and pepper spray for vaunted treasures like discounted copies of Grown Ups 2  or that one TV they swear sold out just before you arrived. Then we limp shivering and penniless through Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, all scored with that execreble holiday music that’s been pummeling your ears for what feels like three months. I suppose my grinch status is well confirmed by this point, but I’m just not much of a holiday person. Thank Krampus there’s Festivus to look forward to. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Christmas Music

December 10, 2014 |

This week PorchDrinking tackles a widely debated issue: How early is too early to start listening to Christmas music? I started listening to Christmas music November 13. Was that too soon? According to our staff, yes, yes it was. I also wanted to know everyone’s favorite songs of the season (secretly so I could add them to my already ginormous Christmas playlist :)). Personally, I’m really digging Karen O’s rendition of “Marshmallow World” for Target, and I don’t think you can ever go wrong with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” And Frank Sinatra’s Christmas album…classic. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

December 10, 2014 |

It is time for this week’s PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat which brings 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? Are you new to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? 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 all things #craftbeer in the Denver Metro Area.

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Ultimate 6er | Preparing For the Playoffs

December 10, 2014 |

For those of us in Fantasy Football leagues, our minds are prematurely wrapped around playoffs as we reach the final stretch in our outrageously competitive seasons. In reality, week 14 through 16 are equally as important: aside from teams that have no chance of going to the Superbowl, there are some critical triumphs that must be won to determine others’ qualifying status.  Let’s focus on some of the biggest December games that will make or break our brackets to prepare our odds — and our palates — for this year’s NFL playoffs.

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Asheville Brewing Company | Ninja Bread Man Porter

December 10, 2014 |

Somewhere between the huge patio (where vintage airport chairs used to serve as seats), the killer pizza, cornhole and the mini hop infusing baskets, Asheville Brewing Company has become the place that’s often my first stop in a city so full of incredible beer.

When we hit up ABC’s downtown location to grab lunch before heading to some breweries, I thought the biggest surprise was there were enough Big 10 conference football fans in the house to convince the manager to turn the tv to the Minnesota vs. Ohio State game (a rarity in the South, my friends).

But my beloved brew pub had yet another surprise waiting: the delightful Ninja Bread Man Porter.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 67 Eaten Alive

December 9, 2014 |

Happy Tuesday, y’all. While thinking of a theme for this week’s InterNEAT, I have found myself sitting on my futon, eating popcorn, watching Monday Night RAW and debating what to feature. Well, thanks for the inspiration, Vince. I’ll just put … Read More

Rogue | Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry, & Chocolate Ale

December 9, 2014 |

My boyfriend returned from a weekend in Portland slightly scruffier than when he left and toting a large pink bottle of voodoo. Two of Portland’s most beloved brands, Voodoo Doughnut and Rogue Ales, had teamed up to create a curious concoction, … Read More

What are Craft Breweries Doing for the Community?

December 8, 2014 | 2

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Remember when you first opened your brewery… how long it took to get everything in order, setup the equipment, finally get that first sale.

Remember when you were first asked to donate product for an event… … Read More