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The PorchCast Ep 72 | Jonathan Shikes – Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing

Jonathan Shikes

In episode 72 of the PorchCast, we spoke with Jonathan Shikes, freelance beer journalist, former Managing Editor of The Westword, and author of Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing

We spoke with Jonathan about how he got into writing about beer, what went into the research for creating this comprehensive history of Denver’s craft beer scene, some of his favorite beers and breweries currently in Denver, some of the events he misses most since the onset of the pandemic, setting up an Etsy page, and so much more.

Additionally, if you’re looking to surprise the beer lover in your life with something special this holiday season, be sure to grab them a copy of Jonathan’s book, Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing, he does a tremendous job at tracing Denver’s beer scene back to the early days of Coors, Zang’s, Tivoli and more, following the circumstances that led to Coors’ ascent to becoming a national power, detailing what factors allowed craft beer to blossom and thrive in Denver, as well as painting a landscape for craft beer in the Mile High City today.

 

For all of our Denver listeners or anyone visiting Denver, explore a land of adult beverage discovery at Molly’s Spirits, offering a curated selection of beers, wines, and spirits in Lakeside and Greenwood Village, Colorado. Shop over 14,000 products, including exclusive collabs and an extensive craft beer selection, in-store or online for curbside pickup or delivery. Learn more at Molly’s Spirits.

Thanks to Denver band, Bud Bronson & the Good Timers for allowing the use of their song, Denver Rock City, for our opening and closing themes.

Like what you’re hearing and want to support The PorchCast? We are looking for new sponsors to join the PorchCast family. If you are interested in sponsoring the show please reach out to tristan {at} porchdrinking {dot} com!

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