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Event Recap | Beers Made By Walking 2017

October 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

For the last six years, Beers Made By Walking has offered beer drinkers in a select few cities an opportunity to explore a collection of one-off beers inspired by local nature and urban walks. This program began back in 2011 and over time has worked with 150 different breweries across six states.

This year, Beers Made By Walking hosted its annual Denver event at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, who was also the beneficiary of the proceeds from the event. Essentially, attendees got to feel like they were Ben Stiller in his Night at the Museum movies but with added bonus of 33 breweries also hanging out for the evening.
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SweetWater Brewing Co. | Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs, Hazy Imperial IPA

October 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

SweetWater Brewing Company turns the dank dial to the max with their latest Dank Tank Fresh Sticky Nugs. Let’s all take a moment and remember the first time we tried an intensely hoppy IPA. The bracing bitterness and intense aromas that felt so dominating back then are not as common today. Sure, part of that is due to acclimating to the hops but also the trend away from the classic hop varietals to more boutique and less bitter hop strains. But Fresh Sticky Nugs delivers the nostalgia in spades!

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Event Preview | Dayton’s Ale-O-Ween Features 30 Ohio Breweries

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

On Saturday, October 21, Ale-O-Ween will take over the recently renovated Dayton Steam Plant in downtown Dayton. From 6-9 p.m. (with a VIP hour beginning at 5), attendees will be treated to beer from over 30 Ohio craft breweries, including Dayton breweries Warped Wing, Fifth Street Brewpub, Carillon Brewing, Dayton Beer Company, Eudora, Toxic Brew, Star City, Lock 27, Lucky Star, Yellow Springs Brewery, Hairless Hare, and Heavier Than Air. Other excellent breweries from around the state include Fat Head’s Brewery, Great Lakes, MadTree, Little Fish, Seventh Son, and many others. A complete list is available at the Ale-O-Ween website.

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Iron Hill Brewery Medals at 21st Consecutive GABF

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

On Saturday, October 7, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant won two silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. This brings their lifetime medal count to 47, but that isn’t even the astonishing part of this story. These medals—one for their Russian Imperial Stout in the Imperial Stout category and the other for Solzhenitzen in the Aged Beer category—extend an already amazing GABF medal-winning streak to an unprecedented 21 consecutive years.
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What If Craft Beer Actually Purchased Anheuser-Busch

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

Let’s be real for a second, craft beer isn’t actually about to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev any time soon. We saw a wide array of responses to yesterday’s Take Craft Back campaign from The Brewers Association, however we thought we’d explore this hypothetical just one step farther. What if craft beer actually purchased Anheuser-Busch? What if this funny little gimmick went viral and got some serious legs behind it? We thought we’d play out that scenario with a few hypothetical results of our own.
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Oskar Blues Brewery | Fugli

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

A few months I was searching the shelves for beers I had never tried. One in particular caught my attention, Fugli from Oskar Blues Brewery. Oskar Blues, like many breweries, frequently uses clever names that grab people’s attention. Immediately I questioned the reasoning of “Fugli” for something that was supposed to taste so delicious. I assume we all know what two words are added together that form something that by definition means “very unattractive.” Falling into the category of things I think are “fugli” are the ugly duckling from the book I read when I was a kid, the bright green house with brown trim at the end of my block, and the 2017 New York Giants offense. Read More

Chicago Quick Sips | October 16

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

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at chicago@porchdrinking.com.

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Colorado Brewery Openings for October, November & December 2017

October 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

Autumn in Colorado might be the best showcase of why the Centennial State is so great. Oh, let me count the ways:

  • We still have the warm days to sport our flops like how one is supposed to.
  • We have the cold to days to sport our flops like how one is not advertised to do so.
  • The mountains getting their first pow-pow!
  • GABF
  • The Broncos are looking good. The Rockies made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Nuggets are prepping for a possible return to the playoffs. And the Avs are… aiming to improve, as we all are.
  • There’s G-A-B-F!!!
  • Oktoberfest beers, a whole day (more like all-month) to dress-up, pumpkin beers, Christmas ales, and holidays (aka great times to share your favorite brews with friends and family).
  • GABF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Craft Beer Aims to Take Craft Back from Anheuser-Busch Via Crowdsourcing

October 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

OK OK, admittedly this post screams click-bait. And no, craft beer isn’t seriously planning to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev for $213 billion, however the good-humored folks at CraftBeer.com are having a little fun today with the notion, if you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em, and have announced a crowdfunding campaign and video to buy back Big Beer… because who isn’t CrowdFunding these days? So who’s down to help Take Craft Back?

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The PorchCast | Ep 42 Sam Calagione at Avanti Food & Beverage

October 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Episode 42 of The PorchCast was certainly a special one. Not only did we have the chance to remote broadcast live for the first time from our friends at Avanti Food & Beverage, but we did so while interviewing Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, and one of craft beer’s most recognizable and outspoken advocates.

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Pelican Brewing Company | Captain of the Coast

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

Fall has arrived, and I can’t say that I’m upset about it. This time of year brings out that rich, golden foliage, pumpkin-spiced everything, and the years-old sweaters that have been hiding in the back of your closet. But perhaps best of all, fall brings barrel-aged beers that are perfect for the season – as breweries finally debut their much-anticipated releases. One of the best releases to come from this fall’s barrel-aged line-up is undoubtedly Captain of the Coast, a Wee Heavy Ale aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrels, from my favorite coastal brewery, Pelican Brewing Company. Read More

Questions About The Trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

October 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out. The hype, speculation, ticket sales, merch shopping, theorizing and on-air promotion is only going to get more intense from here until the December 15 release date.

I’m sure PorchDrinking will be bringing you plenty of The Last Jedi content – already I’ve got half a dozen ideas for things to write about – but for now, let’s dig into this trailer. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably watched the trailer 10 or 20 times, looking for new bits of information about what will happen in Episode VIII.

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What We’re Drinking | October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Have you been having trouble discovering new beers to try? Well, don’t worry. The PorchDrinking staff has been out discovering tasty brews, so we thought we would point you in the right direction. Sit down and take a look at What We’re Drinking! Read More

Beerstagram | October 5 – October 12

October 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hello Beerstagram friends! We hope you all had a great week! We are still recovering from all the fun madness of GABF over here and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead. This week’s photo roundup feels very much like fall. What seasonal styles are all of you enjoying currently? Be sure to keep tagging @PorchDrinkingCO in your adventures for your chance to be featured and we will see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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Event Recap | Epic Brewing 50 Firkin Fiasco in Denver

October 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There are few things more inviting than a dimly-lit hall bounded by floor-to-ceiling barrels donned with party lights, all leading the way to a destination where 50 firkins await. Held concurrently with GABF, the Epic Brewing 50 Firkin Fiasco provided beer fans with a bevy of experimental beers along with a plenty of food and live music.
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