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Here’s Where to Find Founders Brewing CBS & KBS in Colorado

December 14, 2018 |

When we first broke the news back in August that Founders Brewing would finally be arriving in Colorado for distribution, the immediate flood of questions we fielded from readers centered around whether we’d see any allocations of their famed Canadian … Read More

What We’re Drinking | December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

You know what’s great about beer? Whether you love the holidays or find yourself embracing your inner Scrooge, beer tastes sweet either way. It’s either used for a celebration or for comfort, depending on your current level of holiday stress. If you’ve gotten all your shopping done, gold star for you. You’re quite a few steps ahead of me. But if you’re forgetting to stock your beer fridge in lieu of stocking stockings, the PorchDrinkers have some great ideas for inspiration this week to fill the craft beer void in your life. This is What We’re Drinking.  

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Event Preview | Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2019

December 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Do you think you could be crowned Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year for 2019? Prove it! The Beer Drinker of the Year is not only crowned to someone who really enjoys, appreciates and drinks beer, but who also knows a quite a bit about how beer is made, it’s history and can demonstrate this range and depth. Wynkoop is looking for passionate home brewers, local brewers, or even someone who just really loves a good stout. They are looking for contestants both local and national. The submission deadline is January 13, 2019, so get ready!

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A Holiday Brewski at the Zooski | Denver Zoo Lights Tap List

December 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In a city like Denver where the craft beer market is insanely competitive, party planners and marketing teams now build events around a top-notch tap list—it’s no longer an afterthought or bonus. Take Denver Zoo, for example. Not so long ago, patrons would have been stoked to have any kind of beer available as they peered at Pachyderms. But now, during the 28th annual Zoo Lights, the park proudly presents its visitors with a carefully cultivated beer menu, which includes over 20 craft brews.

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Firestone Walker | Champs de Fraises (2017)

December 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Firestone Walker is known for creating some awesome brews, from the Luponic Distortion IPA series to Velvet Merkin, at their Paso Robles brewery. I feel that their Barrelworks beers can be overlooked at times, like the Champs de Fraises. I will be the first to say it took me a while to get down with wild ales, always thinking they would turn out a funky “gym sock” Belgian nose. Obviously, I had a lot to learn! Nowadays, wild ales are my jam and I seek out the opportunity to try these beauties.

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Pour List | 2018 Denver Festivus Brings Out the Best Holiday Beers

December 13, 2018 |

In a holiday season littered with White Elephants, tinsel and ugly sweaters, I think it’s safe to say what we really care about is cutting straight to the booze and debauchery. Denver Beer Festivus, which returns Saturday afternoon from 3-6pm … Read More

Surly Brewing Announces 2019 Beer Release Calendar & Boxed Six-Packs

December 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Surly Brewing has announced its plans for 2019, which include (among other items) the return of its Brooklyn Center Small Batch series and Seasonal Variety Packs.

The popular Minnesota brewery also announced several new items for 2019 such as boxed six-packs (12 oz. cans) and a new, year-round hazy IPA in 16 oz. cans.

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PorchDrinking’s Beer-Themed Holiday Gift Guide

December 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The season of giving is undoubtably among us and instead of relying on 2-day shipping on Amazon, or participating in the “classic” gift-card exchange, let’s get people what they really want – beer. There are seemingly endless options when shopping for your beer-loving significant other, friend, or family member, so we’ve broken it down based on what type of beer-lover they are.

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Costa Rica Will Host the Second Annual International Beer Cup Exclusively for Independent Craft Breweries

December 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

At the beginning of the new year, San José – Costa Rica will host the second annual international beer cup, exclusively for independent craft breweries from January 14 to 19, 2019.

This Cup is the first of its kind that is limited exclusively to independent commercial brewers. Over 600 entries will be judged by 38 judges, including certified BJCP judges, Cicerones and internationally renowned professional brewers from top independent breweries from around the world, including Peter Lengyel, Jennifer Talley, Barrett Tillman, Peter Bouckaert and Ehren Schmidt, to name a few.

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Whitestone Brewery | Melted Snowman

December 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Living in Texas, we never really have a traditional fall season, or a normal winter, with temperatures frequently fluctuating 20-30 degrees in a week. So I always mark the start of fall based on the release of the first Oktoberfest brews, and then I wait patiently for the winter warmers to appear to let me know that “winter” is on it’s way. Regardless of the temperatures, nothing says winter and Christmas like a well-spiced winter warmer.

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Farm to Glass: Urban Farmer & Intrepid Sojourner’s Cantaloupe Saison

December 12, 2018 |

While many breweries nationwide are focused on developing efficiencies as a means for expansive growth, many more have opted to remain true to their microbrewery roots by focusing on locality, terroir, and quality. The concept of foraging or utilizing locally … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Bah, Humbuzz

December 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Cheer and happiness and all that festive crap is important, I suppose. But once in a while, the get-off-my-lawn crowd needs a shoutout. If you love the holidays and feel all warm and tingly at the sight of fresh December snow, this ain’t the article for you, Cindy Lou Who. This one’s for the grinches, the scrooges, the grown Charlie Browns; the curmudgeonly and cantankerous cranks of the world.

My promise to you right off the bat, is that there will be no cute rhymes here. If there’s anything I hate more than holiday music, it’s the nauseating rhymes companies try to incorporate into everything. Between the stress of shopping, the weather, traffic and that unbearable Mariah Carey song, we need an Ultimate 6er – and not just any 6er – to get us through to New Year’s Day. There are 12 shopping days left until Christmas, and today is 12/12. So here’s a 6er of beers that are all at least 12% ABV to pair with the season’s most pervasive annoyances.

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Dovetail Brewery Releases Helles as First Can

December 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Almost one year after releasing its first bottled beer, Dovetail Brewery brings its signature Helles to cans. Beginning this week, locals can pick up a four-pack of the 16-ounce cans at the brewery’s North Center taproom. Read More

Call to Arms Brewing | Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Tasting

December 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The nearly four-year-old Denver brewery, Call to Arms Brewing (CTA), won a 2018 World Cup gold in the Fresh or Wet Hop Ale category for a beer inspired by the crew’s love of Billy Madison with its More Like Bore-O-Phyll. In September, during GABF week, the brewery held its third annual [email protected]#*ing Call to Arms Catalina Wine Mixer! Simply, the brewery deftly intertwines the art of sophisticated beer production with relaxed, easy-going fun. And, the recent release of Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Tasting (RRRGT), a farmhouse ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with Brett Claussennii only further cements that concept; one should not feel compelled to stick out one’s pinky—just kick back and enjoy a beer that’s really, really, ridiculously good.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 12, 2018

December 11, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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The Big Reveal Needs Your Nominations for Colorado’s Best IPA

December 11, 2018 |

The Colorado Brewers Guild has partnered with PorchDrinking.com to launch the debut of The Big Reveal, taking place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, during the 2019 Colorado Craft Beer Week. This intimate, elevated beer tasting event aims to celebrate Colorado’s … Read More