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What We’re Drinking | September 15, 2017

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

The past few weeks have been full of ups and downs with Natural Disasters disrupting the lives of many across the United States as well as remembering the 16th anniversary of one of the toughest days in American history – September 11. The PorchDrinking team stayed safe during these events, and our thoughts are with those who were severely affected. To get your mind off the images of flooding and catastrophe, here is What We’re Drinking this week.

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Beerstagram | September 7 – September 14

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

Hello Beerstagram fans! How has your week been? Somehow it is already the weekend again. It’s pretty crazy that we are already talking plans for Great American Beer Festival over here at PorchDrinking.com’s Denver headquarters and that this will be the last weekend of summer. Fall is coming and so are those malty beers. But while it is still summer officially, at least for one more week, let’s keep on soaking in those lighter styles and outdoor beer shots, OK? Also, enjoy those Oktoberfest activities many of you have plans for this weekend, too. Cheers! See you back here again next week.

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Event Preview | Toppling Goliath GABF Tapping at LowDown Brewery

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

Toppling Goliath, the Iowa brewery who has gained national acclaim in recent years, is making its Colorado debut during Great American Beer Festival with the help of Denver’s LowDown Brewery. On Wednesday October 4 at 11am, LowDown located at 800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO, will tap nine Toppling Goliath beers including PseudoSue, King Sue and Mornin’ Delight.

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Cellar West Artisan Ales | Sapience

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

I know, I know. We’re post-Labor Day, school has started and the pumpkin ales and warm toasty porters are hitting the shelves. But as I sit here in my kitchen with the windows thrown wide, trying to tempt the air to somehow drop below 80, I just can’t bring myself to go there yet.

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Event Preview | Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2017

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

Music and Beer. Two of my favorite hobbies will be taking center stage at this weekend’s Telluride Blues and Blues. Notorious for being one of southern Colorado’s leading mountain town destinations, Telluride will be hosting its annual Blues and Brews Festival in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
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Brew Gentlemen | Pure Powerplant

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

I worked the night shift for the last six years of my Medical Technology career, which included many negatives: living an opposite schedule from your family and friends, sleep is completely messed up and you constantly feel tired — and that’s just the start. However, my schedule also allowed me to visit craft breweries on release days and beat the crowds, which was the case with the release of Brew Gentlemen Pure Powerplant IPA.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | September 13, 2017

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

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

It’s me, Cory Pellicle, on top of all things beer (see what I did there?) for this week here in the Denver area. I’m filling in for Jeremy while he is out on vacay. He is probably skulling coldies right now and hiking hills and doing all kinds of other ill shit. Well deserved, Jeremy, well deserved.

But don’t worry! Jeremy will be back next week and we will be continuing to flesh out the 2017 GABF calendar. We just put up a shipload of events. Go peep ’em out, beer nerds. And keep coming back for more GABF coverage on the site!

Go to the Calendar now

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017 | 2 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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Funky Buddha Brewery | Fire in the Hole

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

While preparing for Hurricane Irma, I opened the fridge to find this interesting treat by Funky Buddha Brewery and realized it was the perfect beer for a time like this. An explosive beer, this rotates yearly in the Little Buddha Small Batch series. Fire in the Hole takes on a whole new level of spice. This red ale brewed with raspberries and habanero is too intriguing of a combination to pass up. Fire in the Hole was a drinkable distraction from all of the hurricane preparation. It is available throughout Florida in bottles and on tap for a limited time.

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Insiders Guide to Special Beer Releases During GABF

September 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

As we’ve all come to know, the Great American Beer Festival has far greater implications for Colorado beer fans that extend beyond the four day festival itself. One of those external benefits is the growing practice of out-of-state breweries utilizing the week to make a special limited drop of beers either as a means to test the market or just to make a splash to help grow their brands. In previous years, breweries such as Fremont, Perennial, and Burial have all used GABF week as a launch pad toward regular, or in some cases semi-regular distribution to Colorado. In other scenarios such as last year’s short-lived Bell’s Brewing drop, these brief market flirtations can help stoke the hype for breweries that may eye a longer term distribution expansion in the future.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Trail Tunes

September 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I’ve spent a solid part of summer scampering along trails in search of that mountain magic. Although it’s hard to beat the au naturel soundtrack that only the great outdoors can provide, I’m also complete sucker for pairing tunes with trails (and of course, a tasty beer at the top).
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Ask the Breweries: What to Expect This Fall

September 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As the leaves change from light and crisp to dark and brown, so does the beer. Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but it’s the amazing variety of lagers, Oktoberfests and stouts that really makes this season shine. As the temps change, so do the opinions of craft beer nation, which means that craft breweries around the U.S. have to be cognizant of these changes and flexible enough to adapt to the every-fragmenting taste preferences of their patrons. What’s new and hot for 2017? Is this finally the swan song of the oft-maligned pumpkin beer? To get answers to these questions – plus many more – we asked the breweries. Here is what they said:
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Event Recap | Odell Hidden Gems Shine at Mainline Ale House Beer Dinner

September 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Whether you are a fan of beer, wine, spirits or a combination thereof, we can all agree on one thing: Pairing your drink of choice with a delicious plate of food is a wonderful experience. The culinary team at Mainline Ale House have taken it upon themselves to develop wonderful tasting menus that highlight the local beers of Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Scofflaw Brewing’s One Year Anniversary Pour List Preview

September 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

After gaining national attention for their amazingly approachable IPAs, preeminent pilsners and beloved stouts, Scofflaw Brewing is celebrating its One Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 16, from noon until 8 p.m. Staying true to the brewery’s independent attitude and sincere gratitude to its community and patrons, no tickets will be required for entry and customers can order a wide array of beer choices by the glass, which include their core lineup of seven IPAs.

The eight IPAs are Basement, Westside, Hooligan, Double Jeopardy, POG Basement, Sneaky Pineapple Coconut, Sucker Punch and Sneaky Wheat. Three imperial versions – Upper Westside, Double Basement and the new Goats Milk IPA – will also be available. Taproom favorite Lousy makes its return to the IPA list along with a new Imperial version of POG Double Basement.

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