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What We’re Drinking | November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

With the new season approaching, it invites change. Change in weather, leaves falling, families coming together from far away and, for me at least, ending a job at a company I’ve been at forever! We here at PorchDrinking will be searching for clever ways to share tasty brews with this wet weather, I’m thinking hammocks! Cozy up with a blanket, start a nice fire and dive into What We’re Drinking.

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Fischman Liquors Reopens in New Location Today

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

When Fischman Liquors announced they would be closing in July 2016, it didn’t take them long to announce a new location. In fact just 24 hours before the old location would close forever, they had already announced a new location would open sometime in 2017.

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Beerstagram | November 10 – November 16

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey, hey Beerstagram fans! How did your week go? We are drawing more near to Thanksgiving each and every week, do you have a big feast planned? What beers are you planning to serve? We’d love to hear from you. In the meantime enjoy this week’s fancy roundup and we will see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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Wynkoop Brewing’s Day of Darks Festival Pour List

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As much as we may try to deny it, and as much as recent Colorado weather may contradict, cooler days are creeping on the horizon. One sure sign of this changing of the guard can be seen through the corresponding shift from fresh hop and pumpkin beers to the dark and roasty stouts and porters that’ll inevitably be dominating liquor store shelves for the next three to four months.

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The PorchCast | Ep 45 Cerebral Brewing

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Episode 45 of The PorchCast brought the crew to Cerebral Brewing where we spoke with Sami Hartman, Sales Manager for Cerebral about their upcoming 2nd Anniversary weekend of celebrations.

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MadTree Brewing | Thundersnow

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

By definition, Thundersnow, also known as a winter thunderstorm or a thundersnowstorm, is an unusual kind of thunderstorm with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain.

I’ve never witnessed Thundersnow in my area but I have witnessed the frenzy of people excited about the release of MadTree Brewing’s Thundersnow.

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Ultimate 6er | A Can of Thanksgiving

November 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I can hear my mom on Thanksgiving Day yelling, “EJ, get in here! It’s time to eat!” But times have changed since then, so I better not hear that nickname today. For any future yellings, please refer to me as Eric.

So let’s imagine for a second that instead of a Thanksgiving turkey on a silver platter, there was a can of beer. But what would that beer be? And say for instance instead of a green bean casserole, you guessed it, another can of beer? What beer would take its place? This is the Ultimate 6er for Thanksgiving, just in case your food happens to be all beer.
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The Good Hop’s Extrava-CAN-za w/ Track 7 Brewing

November 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

You’ve probably heard of an extravaganza, but have you ever experienced an Extrava-CAN-za? Sacramento’s Track 7 Brewing releases limited run cans twice a month. These beers rotate and can only be purchased on-site at the brewery. Your first introduction to Track 7 Brewing may have been their bottles, but now they’re killing it with a whole slew of new recipes debuting in cans.

Can’t always make it up to Sacramento? Well our friends at The Good Hop have trekked up to Track 7 Brewing for you and picked up a carload of the special release cans to be sold in Oakland at The Good Hop store as part of today’s Extrava-CAN-za release. Ain’t that some Bay Area love?!

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80+ Colorado Beer Releases Happening Between Now & Black Friday

November 16, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 13 min

Each year on Black Friday, millions of Americans shake off their tryptophan-induced comas brought on by the previous evening’s gorge fest, to shop off all their newly acquire calories. For die-hard beer fanatics however, Black Friday has grown to represent a different kind of feeding frenzy.

Goose Island began the tradition of kicking off the holiday season with their yearly release of Bourbon County Brand Stout and its subsequent variants the day after Thanksgiving. And since BCBS’ popularity, countless other craft breweries have followed suit.

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Begyle Brewing to Release their Barrel-Aged Beers Starting Friday

November 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In Chicago, in November, it’s almost impossible to not run into a great barrel-aged beer. Begyle Brewing will release two of its own starting on Friday (Nov 17) and both are worthy of standing in line to get. Barrel-Aged Imperial Pajamas will be released on Nov 17th, with Batch 500 being released the following Friday.

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Engine House No. 9 | Frambuesa Moka

November 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sour styles in any incarnation were my beers of the summer and although I love stouts, the transition into the colder, rainier reality of stout season has been harsh this year. That’s why I was so excited to find the perfect middle ground: the Frambuesa Moka, a tart, dark potion from Engine House No. 9 in Tacoma, Washington. Read More

Brewery Showcase | Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Which came first, the pizza or the beer? Okay, this isn’t as philosophical as the classic chicken and the egg question; I’ll go ahead and tell you. It was the pizza. Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub opened in Salida, Colorado in 1994 and began creating handmade thick crust pizzas with a decidedly Colorado-hippy vibe. And it was good. So very cravably good.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 | 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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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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Event Recap | Left Hand’s Nitro Fest Brings Beer to the Big Tent

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Chances are most readers of PorchDrinking.com have been to scores of beer festivals, with many—while still awesome—fairly indistinguishable from the other. Left Hand’s Nitro Fest, now in its fourth year, is not one of those.

Imagine some of the world’s smoothest, rarest beers coupled with a psychedelic circus and a legion of hardcore, costumed fans on a warm fall night in Longmont, CO and you’ll get an idea of the experience.

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Night Shift Brewing | Bennington

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This year, the crisp, fall air I know and love has struggled to find its way to Massachusetts. Drinking saisons and tropical IPAs seemed suitable well into October. But now that the crisp air is starting to steadily settle in, I can feel free to indulge in stouts. The Massachusetts-native Night Shift Brewing knows fall well, and it’s certainly reflected in their beers. Read More