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Moody Tongue Brewing Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner Returns December 2

December 1, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Moody Tongue Brewing in Chicago, the brainchild of Jared Rouben, a graduate of both the Culinary Institute of America and Seibel, recently opened its new, cozy taproom on the city’s west side. With that opening, Moody can now provide its coveted Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner on draft – a sinful holiday beer treat for either the naughty or nice this year.
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Begyle Brewing | Begyle Blonde

December 1, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 20

If you’re like me and not ready to put summer behind you yet, try a lighter beer that would be a good transition from summer to fall. The Begyle Blonde, a deep gold colored American Blonde Ale, is a perfect beer for the transition of the seasons.
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2 Days, 2 Nights | San Francisco’s Craft Beer Scene

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

Two days and two nights in San Francisco is not enough time to see all they have to offer, and this guide will give you more than enough to do in two days. For the purposes of this article, I will assume you do not have a car and intend to stay within the city limits.

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Off Color Brewing Announces Plans for Second Brewery

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

John Laffler of Off Color Brewing has officially announced that the brewery will be opening up a second location with a taproom in Lincoln Park.

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Ultimate 6er | HBO’s Westworld Beer Pairings

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Various amazing writers at PorchDrinking have covered television hits in Ultimate 6ers for years, including Parks & Recreation (Parts I & II), The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and American Idol (just kidding, we have standards). With these past Ultimate 6ers in mind, I just had to create a new one for my current pop culture love affair: HBO’s new hit Westworld.

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In case you don’t know, Westworld blends Grand Theft Auto with Jurassic Park in an old western setting. Westworld is an amusement park where guests pay to be immersed in a realistic 1800s “Old West” environment. With towns, farms, rivers, deserts, and more, guests are able to choose their own adventures: from tracking down outlaws to becoming an outlaw or taking advantage of the local bordello’s enticing attractions. Guests are even able to kill the park’s lifelike androids, also known as Hosts.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 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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Anniversaries – Shout out to Something Brewing as they are celebrating their 1st Anniversary.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – None this week; Take a chance to visit a new restaurant or brewpub and pair it with a new beer.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Double Dry Hopped Juicy Bits, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Maple and Pecan/ Funk Yo Festivus, Imperial Variants of Something Came for You in the Mail TodayCherry Gose.

Festivals – Hoppy Holidays.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Robot LibertarianSalyut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Grist/Root Shoot Malt Collaboration Pale Ale,Strange Claw and Lens FlareFATE Brewing Company Membership.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Potato Chip Extravaganza.

Tap Takeovers – None this week.  Read More

Harlem Brewing Company | Renaissance Wit

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 12

The mere utterance of Harlem likely evokes a myriad of imagery; it’s a section of New York City that’s oozing with history. The name and label artwork adorning a bottle of Harlem Brewing Company Renaissance Wit speaks to that wealth of history – beer history, music history, cultural history, and everything in between. But, when reviewing a beer, one must refrain from being swayed by the story attached to a beer or brewery. Instead, the beer must be judged on its own merits, and that is what this showcase aims to do. Nevertheless, there’s no reason history and culture can’t be included in the discussion. Craft has always been more than just about beer, and this wheat beer personifies that concept.

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Style Profile | Brown Ale

November 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Every other month PorchDrinking will be tackling a style profile. The idea being to get the word out and identify beers you can use to calibrate your senses to better enjoy the beer you consume. Beer can be a complex topic but worry not because PorchDrinking is here to show you the ropes – like an older brother or sister, only less abuse and more information.

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The PorchCast | Episode 28 Marty Jones & Parade of Darks

November 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Not many people have had a more storied history in Colorado craft beer as Marty Jones. He’s the brains behind such iconic slogans as Great Divide’s “Great Minds Drink Alike”, Oskar Blues’ “Canned Beer Apocalypse” and New Belgium’s “Contents Under Pleasure”. Along that same vein, Marty was also one of the early pioneers advocating for the practice of canning craft beer both at Oskar Blues and later at Wynkoop Brewing.

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Arcadia Ales | Jaw-Jacker

November 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Photo courtesy of Arcadia Ales.

To quote a past professor: I reserve the right to be wrong.

In sixth grade I only once cleaned up after a friend’s Tamagotchi Giga Pet. I belonged to a school district around a farming community and found it was not uncommon for students to walk through cow or horse or pig manure in the morning before school. We knew what sticks were for and this egg-looking pixilated-dog toy had no use-stick button. I had cast aside my childhood then and welcomed cynicism. Since then, I have not succumbed to fads: my first cell phone was out of necessity at twenty, as apartment landlines became expensive and impracticable and employers immediately threw away applications without a phone number; I still have a flip phone, find the constant use of smart phones offensive; I avoided Twitter for eight years; I still don’t exactly understand Tinder or Reddit or what a millennial is or what their duties are or why one young man felt the need to tell me not to whistle while doing laundry because I was appropriating unpaid-labor culture; only now do I think a Tickle-me-Elmo would be fun (however, Gak was great, though I never owned any). And as of recently, I had no desire to fill the void in my life with anything pumpkin-spiced.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

November 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Gov. Cuomo continues to modernize NY beer laws, Real Ale wins a trademark infringement suit, and Bud Light pretends to be Willy Wonka. Oh, the times they are a changing, and so is the craft beer industry. Don’t fall behind. Keep reading for the details of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Beerstagram | November 17 – November 24

November 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Did you all have a Happy Thanksgiving? From the looks of this week’s Beerstagram it looks like a lot of tasty beers were enjoyed for the holiday. I’m assuming you all probably went out on the hunt for some Goose Island Bourbon County on Friday. Congrats on braving those Black Friday lines and crazy shoppers! Perhaps many of you decided to #optbeer this Black Friday and didn’t do any shopping at all but instead supported your local brewery. Either way, hope it was great. Cheers!

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Former Goose Island Brewmaster Behind Virtue Cider

November 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Back in the 1990s Greg Hall was seen as a pioneer in craft beer. At a time when the industry was beginning to grow, Hall helped Goose Island become a national leader in craft beer. In 2011 Hall left the brewery to enter a space that was on the verge of experiencing large growth just like the craft beer industry years ago – cider.

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14er Brewing Company | Rocky Mountain Saison

November 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5% | IBU: 29

As a natural born citizen of Colorado, I am one of the few who has never left (or plan on leaving) this wonderful state. From hiking, tailgating at a football game, or munching down at my favorite Denver Mexican restaurant, I have cemented myself into the thriving Denver culture. All these can of course be enjoyed while drinking a cool refreshing craft beer. Recently I was introduced to one Denver’s newest craft breweries, 14er Brewing. My reward for climbing a Colorado 14er is to drink a beer at the top from an environmentally friendly crushable can, so just hearing the name immediately caught my attention.
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