5 Questions With Alex Kidd Of DontDrinkBeer... May 26, 2023 | Britt Antley
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Level Beer | Steamed Hams Lager May 25, 2023 | Jereme Zimmerman
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Urban Chestnut releases new beer with Saint Louis Zoo... May 23, 2023 | Brian Margiotta
Book Review & Interview | Josh Bernstein’s The Complete Beer Course... May 22, 2023 | David Nilsen
How Breweries Can Get Involved in the Alex Kidd Recovery Fund Razzle... May 19, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Texas Keeper Cider | Harrison May 19, 2023 | Ruvani de Silva
Maine Beer Company | Dinner & Second Dinner... May 18, 2023 | Eric Griffin
Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/18May 18, 2023 | Mackenzie Helms
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.
If you didn’t already know, we’re in the middle of American Craft Beer Week. What better way to celebrate in The State of Craft Beer than heading down to your favorite brewery for a pint? Can’t decide which brewery you’d like to head to? Why not check out one of the 19 different World Beer Cup medalists nearby?
56 Brewing | ‘Ssippi Squeeze IPAMay 18, 2023 | Jack Bateman
With the warm summer months coming up, it’s time to take a closer look at a light, refreshing, citrusy IPA that is readily available in the Twin Cities for those long days on the lake. The IPA in question? ‘Ssippi Squeeze IPA from 56 Brewing.
Bean to Barstool Podcast | Arron Liu of ChocobienMay 17, 2023 | David Nilsen
In this episode of Bean to Barstool, David Nilsen talks with Arron Liu of Chocobien in Hong Kong. Chocobien is a bean-to-bar chocolate company that produces many truly unique bars that employ flavors and ingredients from other artisan food and beverage segments, including beer, whiskey, coffee, sake, tea and more. Chocobien’s Beer Fermented bar uses malt, hops, and beer yeast in innovative ways to subtly evoke the flavors of beer from Hong Kong’s Black Kite Brewing. Arron talks about the ideas behind these bars, the partnerships and processes that went into their development, and the satisfaction this curious and creative maker finds in achieving the flavors he could only hold in his imagination at the start of each experiment.
Strange Craft Beer | Strange Fest OktoberfestMay 17, 2023 | Scott Grossman
Denver’s Strange Craft Beer added Strange Fest to its list of competition-winning beers, picking up a silver medal at the recent World Beer Cup. The Oktoberfest-style brew medaled in the German Maerzen or Franconian Rotbeer category. Read More
Craft Beer Recycling GuideMay 16, 2023 | Scott Grossman 1
It’s no secret that getting fresh, tasty brews to craft beer lovers takes a lot of packaging and there are various opinions on what is and isn’t recyclable. Our craft beer recycling guide takes the guesswork out of the process so that we can all make our empties more useful. Read More
Melvin Brewing’s St. Louis Location Changes Ownership & Launches Renaming CampaignMay 12, 2023 | Brian Margiotta
Since the Roadhouse Brewery Group completed its acquisition of Melvin Brewing Co. last December, the future of Melvin Brewing’s Eureka location in the St. Louis area has been uncertain. This week, both Melvin Brewing & the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation revealed new details on the future of Melvin Brewing Eureka.
Mortalis Brewing | Peach Brandy LetoMay 12, 2023 | Eric Griffin
Mortalis Brewing out of Avon, NY, has been making a lot of noise recently in the world of craft beer. Whether it be their smoothie-style Sours or their big and brooding barrel-aged offerings, this talented group have proven exactly why they belong in the conversation of being one of the best young breweries in the country. For this Mother’s Day, there may not be a better beer to open to honor mothers everywhere than the Peach Brandy Barrel-Aged Leto Imperial Stout.
Crystal Springs Brewing Celebrates Historic 13th AnniversaryMay 12, 2023 | Britt Antley
The number 13 has appeared repeatedly throughout the history of Crystal Springs Brewing. Co-owner Tom Horst was born on the 13th. His son was born on the 13th. Multiple other family members were born on the 13th. The opening day for the brewery was May 13, 2010. When they were poised to open their first taproom, they closed on the property on the 13th, a date randomly set by the title company. That taproom — guess how far it was from their original brewery / home? 13 miles. With their approaching 13th anniversary, Crystal Springs has proved that 13 does not have to be an unlucky number and can in fact turn a garage homebrew operation into a successful commercial brewery.
Deschutes Brewery | Symphonic Chronic Double Dank IPAMay 11, 2023 | Jereme Zimmerman
Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery isn’t letting up on its continual pushing of the boundaries thanks to its pilot brewhouse. Their latest release, Symphonic Chronic Double Dank Imperial IPA, is a blend of West Coast kettle hopping and East Coast dry hopping, resulting in a beer that gives IPA lovers the best of both worlds.
Ohio Breweries Continue Their Awards Success at WBCMay 11, 2023 | David Nilsen 1
Ohio craft breweries earned 10 medals at this week’s World Beer Cup (WBC) in Nashville, Tennessee. Continuing the Buckeye state’s run of success at the Brewers Association’s largest events — WBC and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) — seven Ohio breweries earned medals, including six golds for beers deemed the best in their style against breweries around the world. 10,213 beers from 2,375 breweries in 51 countries competed for medals in 103 categories.
BREAKING | 2023 World Beer Cup Results AnnouncedMay 10, 2023 | Tristan Chan
For the first time in its 14 competition history, the World Beer Cup has shifted from taking place every other year to becoming a yearly event.
This year’s World Beer … Read More
Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2023 World Beer Cup AwardsMay 10, 2023 | Tristan Chan
In the first year that the Brewers Association moved the 2023 World Beer Cup to a yearly event, Colorado breweries came out and had themselves a massive showing. Often referred … Read More
Three Chicago Breweries Launch the Brewer’s TriangleMay 9, 2023 | Emma Wargolet
Chicago is well-known for its multitude of breweries, and it can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor to try to decide which ones to go to. Certain Chicago neighborhoods have more breweries than some, such as Avondale and Logan Square. Three of the breweries in this area have combined forces to create the Brewer’s Triangle, a newly formed conglomerate of Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Ravinia Brewing Co. and Metropolitan Brewing.
West Sixth Brewing | Sun Shade WheatMay 8, 2023 | Jereme Zimmerman
Kentucky’s West Sixth Brewing has announced its latest Seasonal Rotator series of beers. Sun Shade Wheat, a sessionable, low-ABV (5%) American Wheat Ale, is perfect for enjoying in the summer sun.
2023 Craft Brewers Conference External Events GuildMay 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan
The Craft Brewers Conference returns to Nashville in 2023. This year in addition to dodging the onslaught of bachelor and bachelorette parties, you’ve also got to navigate throngs of Taylor Swift fanatics. Thankfully the one thing you won’t need to stress over is sifting through the multitude of external events surrounding the Craft Brewers Conference.
To help you break down everything happening outside of the festival, be sure to refer back to PorchDrinking’s roundup of 2023 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide.
Urban South HTX Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With 8 Circus-Themed Collaboration BeersMay 4, 2023 | Ruvani de Silva
While Urban South HTX just turned three (in “beer years”) they feel significantly older. They have successfully established themselves in the Houston beer scene, at the forefront of Houston’s ever-escalating fruited sour boom. Created as the R&D branch of NOLA’s largest brewery by volume, Urban South HTX arrived on the scene with more than a pinch of cheek and a strongly anti-establishment identity as part of craft beer’s new guard. Pushing the boundaries of the possible, Urban South HTX is known for their avant-garde flavors, from Strawberry Nesquik and Starburst Gummie to Cheeseburger and Detroit Style Mexican Pizza–yes, these are all real beer flavors.