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Bean to Barstool Podcast | Ebony & Ivory: Ale Sharpton on Piano Keys Stout

June 22, 2022 |

In this episode of Bean to Barstool, David Nilsen talks with the Ale Sharpton, a beer expert, writer, photographer, and consultant living in Atlanta, Georgia. Ale is one of the most respected voices in the craft beer scene, and he’s a passionate advocate for folks of all backgrounds, races, and identities to get to enjoy this beautiful drink. A few years back, he partnered with New Belgium Brewing and Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate on a signature beer called Piano Keys that would open conversations and show newcomers what beer could be. Here David and Ale discuss the process for developing this chocolate vanilla Imperial Stout, Ale’s passion for flavor, and the road ahead for Piano Keys Stout.

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Apocalypse Brew Works | Atomic Amber

June 22, 2022 |

Apocalypse Brew Works, located in Louisville, KY, is known for brewing no-frills (well, maybe a few frills) traditional ales. Atomic Amber, a crisp, clean American Amber Ale, is no exception.

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AleBlazers Series | Q&A with Sarah Flora of Flora Brewing

June 21, 2022 |

As part of the PorchDrinking AleBlazers Series, I was excited to get to chat with Sarah Flora of Flora Brewing. If you’ve had a chance to peruse her website or YouTube channel, you know that she is a top-notch homebrewer. Additionally, she just made her commercial debut at Pilot Project Brewing, a brewery incubator in Chicago, with Medusa, a Pale Ale that is perfect for summer!

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TrimTab Brewing | Chocolate Sauce Barrel-Aged Stout

June 20, 2022 |

When discussing the craft beer scene in Alabama, one of the first names that comes up is TrimTab Brewing. Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, TrimTab Brewing opened their doors in 2013. Since their very first day, they’ve always looked to create beers that fell under the category of expressive and experimental. Whether that was with their IPAs, their fruited Sours, or their Stouts, one thing you can always take away from TrimTab is their ability to keep their products lively, unique, and progressive. One of their newest releases in their Gallery Series is their Chocolate Sauce Imperial Stout. Not only does this series exemplify what TrimTab always aims to do, this particular beer could really mark a turning point in their Stout production.

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Wah Gwaan 1 Year Anniversary and Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2022 |

How does a simple party become a full blown shindig? Make it an all weekend party celebrating two huge occasions! Wah Gwaan Brewing is turning one this weekend, an anniversary that coincidentally coincides with Juneteenth. Being a Black-owned brewery, Juneteenth is a perfect time for Wah Gwaan to celebrate, and celebrate they will.

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Father’s Day Series | Father-Son Breweries: Living the Dream

June 17, 2022 |

The final brewery in our Father’s Day series of father-son breweries is Living the Dream Brewing, located in one of Denver’s southwest suburbs. The brewery is very involved in the local community, but has still found the time to expand distribution across Colorado in recent months. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/16

June 16, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With all of the hot weather we’ve been having in Colorado recently, you’d think that there’s no way that it’s still hockey season. Well, that’s where you’re wrong! With the Stanley Cup Finals underway, you’re probably looking for places to go for a beer, while you show your support for the Avs. Take it from us, any of your local breweries make the perfect landing spot for you to watch from. Grab a cold Colorado craft beer and cheer on the Avalanche!

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Father’s Day Series | Father-Son Breweries: Seedstock Brewing

June 16, 2022 |

Second in our series of Denver-area father-son breweries, Seedstock Brewery had a long and successful history under brothers Ron and Jason Abbott before being sold to the McIlvenna family in late 2021.The McIlvennas look to continue making Seedstock’s flagship styles, while adding touches of their own heritage. Read More

Bean to Barstool Podcast | Everybody Is Welcome: Em Sauter of Pints & Panels

June 15, 2022 |

In this episode of Bean to Barstool, David Nilsen talks with Em Sauter, a fellow Advanced Cicerone and the creator of Pints & Panels, a cartoon that celebrates beer and provides educational resources for folks curious to learn more about our favorite drink. Em is the author of two books, the most recent of which, Hooray for Craft Beer, was just published in April. With whimsical cartoons and easy-to-understand explanations, the book is a fun and positive way to look at beer from a new angle and learn about it in a non-intimidating way. Listen as Em Sauter talks talk about the book, her creative process, and why positivity is so important in the craft beer world.

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Burial Beer Co. House of Relics Opens in Charlotte

June 15, 2022 |

The ever-popular Burial Beer Co. opened their Charlotte taproom Saturday, June 11, in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In true Burial fashion, the space was deemed The House of Relics and they launched with special beer collaborations.

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2022 Vail Craft Beer Classic Announces This Weekend’s Pour List

June 14, 2022 |

With less than a week before the return of one of Colorado’s best mountain beer festivals, we now have a clearer idea of what can be expected to be poured at the event. The Vail Craft Beer Classic has grown … Read More

Father’s Day Series | Father-Son Breweries: Diebolt Brewing

June 14, 2022 |

In honor of Father’s Day, we decided to look at father-son breweries that embody the true spirit of the holiday. While rare, these breweries let fathers and sons share their love of beer while also partnering in successful businesses. Over the course of the week we’ll look at three Denver-area breweries, starting with Diebolt Brewing. Read More

The PorchCast Ep 93 | CBC Edition: More Brewing + Forager Brewing

June 13, 2022 |

In a very special CBC edition of The PorchCast we broadcasted live from First Draft Taproom & Kitchen in Minneapolis, MN. During these episodes we had the opportunity to chat with four incredible breweries while sampling beers at the PorchDrinking takeover events. In the first of our CBC edition episodes, we sat down with Aaron Keefner, Director of Business Operations, and David Ziebel, Head Brewer for More Brewing in Illinois, to talk about their meteoric rise.

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de Garde Brewing | The Sixth Peach Wild Ale

June 13, 2022 |

Millions of peaches, peaches for me. I get my peaches up in Georgia. I really want your peaches, want to shake your tree. Heck, even The Allman Bros. entitled a whole album “Eat a Peach.” Peaches have been a musical muse for so many, so it comes as no surprise that the delicious stone fruit would inspire countless beer makers in equal measure. de Garde Brewing in Tillamook, OR, a fine maker of all things sour, also cannot resist the allure of experimenting with the what has somehow become the emoji placeholder for the butt. The Sixth Peach is one result, and a beer worthy of its own song.

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Previewing the 2022 Lake Dillon Beer Festival

June 10, 2022 |

There are only a handful of beer festivals in the state of Colorado that have developed the kind of reputation which would compel breweries to jockey for a spot to pour the moment registration opens. The Lake Dillon Beer Festival is one of those destination festivals.

Set to one of the most stunning backdrops in the state, this Colorado-centric beer fest features some of the best breweries the Centennial state has to offer coupled with the rare backdrop of both lakeside and alpine views.

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Grab Your Tickets to Attend the 2022 Vail Craft Beer Classic

June 10, 2022 |

The most incredible thing about attending a mountain beer festival is that festival goers are treated to both incredible beers and an even more breathtaking backdrop. There might be no more magical summer beer fest than the Vail Craft Beer Classic, which returns Friday, June 17 & Saturday, 18 in Vail, CO.

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