What We’re Drinking | October 21, 2016 October 21, 2016 | Danele Bova
Beerstagram | October 13 – October 20 October 21, 2016 | Holly Gerard
The Weekly Buzz | October 14 – October 20... October 21, 2016 | Dan Bortz
Event Preview | Dry Dock Brewing Co.’s 11th Anniversary Party... October 21, 2016 | Brian Phipps
Avery Brewing | The Beast Oak Aged Grand Cru Ale... October 21, 2016 | Mathew Powers
Cooking with Beer | Kaiser Butternut Squash Soup... October 20, 2016 | Chelsea Mitchell
Homebrewing | Death to Pumpkin Beers Recipe... October 20, 2016 | Jose Minaya
Atlanta Braves Announces Terrapin Taproom & ATL Brew Lab... October 20, 2016 | John Baum
Lagunitas Brewing Company | Wilco Tango Foxtrot... October 20, 2016 | John Amantea
The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
Jeremy and I are still recovering from GABF but we are still bringing you the events. Shout out to the homies of the foam over at Very Nice Brewing, Dry Dock Brewing and Dead Hippie Brewing as they are all celebrating their anniversaries this week!
To some people, the coming of October signifies fall and all of its glory: cooler temps, bonfires, and all things pumpkin. To others, October is a month long celebration of Halloween where we gorge ourselves on candy and dress up in crazy costumes. While too much candy can leave one feeling slightly hungover from the sugar crash, we think Halloween candy and beer make the perfect companions, in the right proportions of course. Curious what your favorite candy pairs with? Read on for our recommendation on all sorts of treats.
Another major Chicago brewery is recalling beer due to yeast issues that are causing the beers to taste different than the brewers expected. On October 17th Revolution Brewing issued a product withdrawal of six of their beers because of an issue with the house yeast they used in the brewing process.
If it’s Black Friday, it’s time for Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS). However, Chicagoans are allowed an opportunity to get their hands BCBS a tad bit earlier; Proprietor’s Day arrives Sunday, November 20 and is Goose Island’s way of saying “thank you” to their hometown fans. But, if you find yourself in Chicago, don’t just show up at Goose Island’s front door – read on.
As our own writers have demonstrated, pumpkin beers can be a divisive topic. But despite the controversy attached to this particular category of beer, West Seattle’s beloved beer bar and bottle shop The Beer Junction has devoted an entire week to celebrating this type of beverage with an event titled Pumpkin Junction 2016. This event features 30 taps devoted solely to pumpkin beers and ciders for eight straight days (Oct. 15-23). I attended the Pumpkin Junction on opening day and chose Cloudburst Brewing’s Remember the Maine Smoked Pumpkin Porter as my inaugural pumpkin beer for the season. The Beer Junction’s promise of pumpkin did not disappoint.
Another Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, and looking back at the festival, and the week of events that accompanied the festival it’s sad to think we have to wait a full year for it come around again. My week of beer-centric events started with Epic Brewing’s 4th annual 50 Firkin Fiasco.
If you follow the trail long enough, you’ll eventually hit new terrain. This is just as true for owners Kaylee and Josh Robbins as it is for the hiking trails and pump tracks near this brand new brewery – New Terrain Brewing Company – located on the north east edge of Golden, Colorado.
We here at PorchDrinking believe beer should be fun. So three years ago we set out to add a different take on the Great American Beer Festival by inviting a mix of national and local writers to participate in our GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft. Each year we draft breweries based on how we believe they’ll finish during GABF awards ceremony and earn points based on those finishes.
ABV: 10.6% | IBU: 16
Winter may be coming, but fall is here and that can only mean one thing: Porter season. Cold weather and dark beers go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly. As the fall colors quickly fade and trees begin to wilt their leaves I think back to my childhood – begrudgingly raking up leaves only to have my little brother jump in the pile and force me to rake them all up again. Needless to say, I live in the city now and raking up leaves is a thing of the past. My fall days now comprise of fall hikes to view the vibrant aspens billowing in the wind, jeering at the pumpkin spice Pringles at the grocery store, and enjoying a tasty porter while I wait for my beard to grow in my flannel shirt and knit cap. Yeah, I’m that guy.
Stone announces layoffs, Oskar Blues expands to international markets, Kirin invests in Brooklyn Brewery. There’s big news happening in the craft brewniverse – don’t be the last to find out. Keep reading to catch all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Walk into nearly any bar in American and you’ll likely spot a beer served with an orange slice. Immediately Blue Moon Belgian White comes to mind. First brewed by Keith Villa at the Sandlot Brewery attached to Coors Field in 1995, Blue Moon Belgian White was originally called Bellyside Belgian White and bars served it with lemon. Things have changed over the years and I met up with Villa at the Great American Beer Fest to talk with him about his brewing background, the history and growth of Blue Moon as well as his thoughts on the craft beer industry.
Beers Made By Walking’s sixth go-around did not disappoint attendees at the Denver Nature and Science museum this past Tuesday, Oct. 4. Attendees rolled in at 5:30 p.m. sharp to fill their tasting glasses alongside earthly relics like a sparkling gemstone exhibit and a huge whale skeleton suspended from the rafters. The setting was certainly fitting for the nature theme of the festival, and breweries displayed whimsical adjuncts like pine cones and berries on their respective tables. I felt a buzz just thinking about how the event’s proceeds would be directly benefitting this museum we were standing in.
ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 25
In my experience, there has been no brewery to grow faster from its amazing quality and devoted fanbase than The Veil Brewing Company. Thirsty audiences would flock across the state to Richmond every Tuesday to get their hands on The Veil’s collection of canned jewels. Those of us familiar with the East Coast trading scene would see The Veil’s collection of juicy, New England-style IPAs to give them a breakthrough of success on the level of Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Vermont or Tree House Brewing Company in Massachusetts.
For many Porchdrinkers, the second week of October has brought hardship and struggle (except for those jerks who were having a blast at GABF). The ingenious inventor of the #Bovapose evacuated her home before a Hurricane. Many struggled to keep their sanity during a bizarre presidential debate. I caught a cold. It’s now time to celebrate our collective coping mechanism and explore What We’re Drinking.
Hard to believe it has already been a week since GABF 2016 kicked off! Where did this week go?! Did you all enjoy it?! All of us over here at PD are still recovering from all the events from last week–whew! It was so much fun though! What have you all been up to this week? Did you get to pop open some good bottles or visit some good breweries? From the looks of this week’s Beerstagram, it looks like some of you did! I will meet you here again next week, cheers!
Besides GABF, it was kind of a slow week on social media, but fear not, fair reader! I’ve managed to scrounge up a few humdingers for your enjoyment. If you like beer events, ghosts, or janitorial work, you have come to the right place. Turn up the polka music, pour yourself a beer, and dive into The Weekly Buzz!