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Powder Keg Brewing | Palisade Reunion Batch 2

February 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The term craft beer for all intents and purposes has jumped the shark. Over the past five to ten years, it has been sensationalized, marginalized and dragged through mud by the likes of Big Beer, bandwagoners and yes, even Wal-Mart.

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Rogue Brewing is Giving New Life to its Dead Guy

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

Rogue Ales & Spirits is breathing a little life into a dead guy — Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Not only are the labels updated for a fresher look, Rogue is is introducing 12-ounce cans for the first time.

A Rogue Ales & Spirits press release notes, “The updated design features a bigger and bolder Dead Guy, who has come down off his barrel, with a black, white and silver color scheme.”

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San Francisco Beer Week | Can’t-Miss Events February 17-19

February 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

*Cover Photo courtesy of San Francisco Brewers Guild (Gama Nine Photography)

The final days of San Francisco Beer Week take us to the weekend. It’s hard to believe 895 events were packed into 10 days. The final three days presently have 108, 98, and 53 events happening, respectively, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Still plenty of beer to be imbibed these last few days. Here are the events that we are looking forward to.

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Alpine Beer Co. Debuts New Beers, Limited Releases and Canned Offerings in 2017

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

Feature Photo Credit: alpinebeerco.com

2017 is starting to look extra hoppy! Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountain foothills, Green Flash Brewing Co. subsidiary, Alpine Beer Company in San Diego County will be introducing a few changes that include some new year round beers, limited releases and, for the first time, the release of two beers in cans. Read More

Bikes and Brews: How Bicycling has Influenced the Minneapolis Craft Beer Scene

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

As a Minnesota native, I’ve become particularly accustomed to how passionate the craft beer community has become in the land of 10,000 lakes. One tradition that I’ve found to be so interesting about Minnesota’s craft beer scene is how intertwined bike culture is with the local breweries, especially with those in the ever-vibrant northeast area of Minneapolis. From bike racks and custom jerseys, to sponsored bike races and cycling-inspired beers, bicycling has become of an integral part of the Minneapolis craft beer scene. Here is a look at how two Minneapolis craft beer favorites have embraced this unique partnership.

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Mikkeller | Chipotle Porter

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

ABV: 6.6% | IBU: N/A

It’s cold. Goddammit, it’s cold. For those of you not so blessed to be living below the Mason-Dixon Line, you’re likely in the midst of what’s been a long, cold winter. As the mounds of snow continue to grow and you begin to forget that the sun exists; winter tightens its icy grip this time of year. So, how can you fight back and stay warm? Should you bundle up with extra layers or rely on hand and toe warmers in gloves and socks? While those options are smart and practical, I tend to go another route. I avoid the cold by staying inside with beer, such as Mikkeller Chipotle Porter, the fuzzy slippers of the soul.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 15, 2017

February 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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Ultimate 6er | Mozart in the Jungle

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

Oh, Mozart in the Jungle, such a great show! If you don’t remember, I first expressed my love for it on PorchDrinking just about a year ago when I dedicated a playlist in its honor. Since then, Season 3 of the show has premiered and has been binge watched. Read More

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

February 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 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 | Extreme Beer Festival 2017

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

For the past 14 years, BeerAdvocate has been hosting Extreme Beer Fest. It is the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity. This comes as no surprise with Dogfish Head Brewery as its sponsor.

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Samuel Adams | Fresh As Helles

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

ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 18

Do you have a propensity to get a little fresh with blondes? If you do, go to Helles… Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles Lager, that is.

Ahh, the Munich classic provides familiar tastes that comforts one like a blanket on a cold winter’s night, and when the beer is constructed by a modern craft brewer there is the added bonus of exquisite quality and innovation. Sam Adams Fresh as Helles is that combination of classic comfort with a modern craft-beer spin.

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Beer Valentine’s Day Cards from PorchDrinking.com

February 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Whether Valentine’s Day is a special night filled with romance, the one day each year to indulge on copious amounts of sweet treats, or an excuse to raid your cellar and celebrate the single life, PorchDrinking wanted to wish all of our readers a very special Valentine’s Day with a set of Beer Themed Valentine’s Day Cards. We firkin love you all!

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Event Preview | Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival

February 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Chicago’s Northside has become a hot bed for quality craft beer which means there are a lot of good options to choose from and not enough time to try everything.  But fear not beer lovers, Halsted’s Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival is here to help by offering an impressive lineup of beer from 41 different breweries, all in one event.

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San Francisco Beer Week | Can’t-Miss Events February 14-16

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

Photo courtesy of San Francisco Brewers Guild

OK, you’ve made it through the weekend… and survived. You went to all the events we recommended and then some. It isn’t even mid-week and you’re thinking you can rest up for a few days to finish SFBW off with a bang on weekend two, right? WRONG! February 14-16 are loaded with some can’t-miss events, so stop whining and get out there!

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Event Recap: 5th Annual Cider Summit Chicago

February 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

If there’s one thing to take away from the 5th annual Cider Summit held in Chicago this past Saturday it’s that the future of craft cider is very bright. While there is definitely a long way to go, the sold out event showcased cider as an emerging beverage in the industry.

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