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Brian Phipps

Brian Phipps

Brian Phipps is the Founder and a Strategist at Confluence in Denver, Colorado, that consults businesses to increase their positive impacts in their corporate giving and social responsibility practices. Confluence offers strategy creation, implementation, and management. To find out more go to www.ConfluenceLLC.com.

Posts By Brian Phipps

Left Hand Brewing Co. Raised Over $800,000 for Charity in 2016

March 9, 2017 |

You may know Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado, for its delicious Milk Stout – it is tasty. If you do not, that is okay. Hopefully you will still be excited to learn that Left Hand Brewing raised over $800,000 for charity in 2016 through their engaging and annual initiatives.

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Colorado Added 42 Craft Breweries in 2016

January 9, 2017 |

The Colorado craft brewery industry continued its success in 2016 as 42 craft breweries opened. Some regions of the state got their first breweries, some breweries opened second locations, and some of us went back for third tastings. In this article, we … Read More

Colorado Brewery Openings for January, February & March 2017

January 5, 2017 | 1

Are you in need of some different New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps something more fun and tasty than the typical goal. Well here is a fun one that you and all your friends should share: We will visit at least five of the 20 new brewery openings in the Centennial State this January, February and March. New batches of deliciousness are being concocted across Colorado and who knows from which brewery your new favorite may come?
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How Craft Beer Gave Back In 2016

January 5, 2017 | 3

Photo courtesy of the Huffington Post.

Breweries are increasingly becoming integral centers of our communities by routinely providing fun, flavor, and festivities. In addition, they often serve as hosts for discussions of local issues and serve as a place to share information about local charities. Occasionally, breweries go above and beyond the call of duty by providing aid or money. Here are a select few of the many ways craft breweries gave back in 2016.

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Event Preview | Dry Dock Brewing Co.’s 11th Anniversary Party

October 21, 2016 |

Dry Dock Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary this weekend with an exciting tasting of specialty, rare, and vintage beers at its North Dock location (2801 Tower Road). The party goes from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday and tickets are just $35, which can be purchased here.

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Colorado Brewery Openings for October, November & December 2016

October 14, 2016 | 1

Only two and half more months left in 2016! Seriously, that’s a bit ridiculous.

Now, please don’t freak out and start your holiday shopping now… well maybe you should if you are a bit of a procrastinator. Take a breather and stop by one of these 16 awesome new breweries, meaderies, and cideries, opening the next few months. Who knows? You might find a real cool gift for a friend, family member, coworker, or PorchDrinking writer.

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Colorado Brewery Openings for September 2016

September 9, 2016 | 1

Before the craziness of determining which beers to try at the Great American Beer Festival in October, you should go to these brewery openings throughout September and taste some new brews.
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Confluence Tap at Los Tacos raises over $200 for A Precious Child

August 19, 2016 |

During June 2016, Los Tacos promised to donate $1 to A Precious Child for every pint of Renegade Brewing Company’s Redacted Rye IPA that was poured from the Confluence Tap Handle. Over 200 pints were sold resulting in a donation of over … Read More

New Belgium Brewery’s 99.9% Zero Waste Business

August 4, 2016 |

The US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) recently awarded its highest level of certification, Platinum, to New Belgium Brewery Company’s Fort Collins facility for its waste reduction efforts. Most noteworthy, New Belgium now redirects 99.9 percent of its waste is … Read More

Sierra Nevada’s Super Eco-Friendly Brewery

July 25, 2016 |

All breweries strive to be the best, but no brewery may have a more eco-friendly facility than Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Mills River, North Carolina. The eastern US location, which opened in the fall of 2014, recently received Leadership in … Read More

Craft Beer, The Planet & What You Can Do On This Earth Day

April 22, 2016 |

Happy Earth Day! We are very lucky to live on the only known planet (to us at least) with beer. To make beer, significant resources are required. After consumption, significant wastes are generated. The impact on the Earth by the craft … Read More

Living The Dream Brewing and Strange Craft Beer raise nearly $4,000 for National Sports Center for the Disabled

April 7, 2016 |

Living the Dream Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company created a friendly IPA Throw Down competition for Colorado Craft Beer Week and generated nearly $4,000 in donations for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

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Confluence Tap finding new home at Los Tacos in Denver

April 5, 2016 |

Los Tacos, a new taqueria at East Colfax Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver, will donate $1 to Mount Saint Vincent for every pint of Former Future Brewing Company’s Gadabout India Pale Lager sold from the Confluence Tap Handle from … Read More

Strange Craft and Living the Dream breweries create charitable IPA Throw Down to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week

March 11, 2016 |

Living the Dream Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company are donating $1 to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) for every pint of their chosen IPA that is sold at their tap rooms during Colorado Craft … Read More

Butcher’s Bistro Donating Portion of March Sales with Confluence Tap Handle

February 18, 2016 |

In March, Ballpark neighborhood restaurant Butcher’s Bistro will donate $1 to Veterans to Farmers for every pint of Factotum Brewhouse’s Intensity Break Coffee Brown Ale that is poured from the Confluence Tap Handle.

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*UPDATED* 2015 Colorado Brewery Openings

January 4, 2016 | 3

 

This article was updated on January 4, 2016 at 3:45pm to reflect more 2015 brewery openings shared by our readers. Thanks for your contributions!*

If you live in Colorado you may feel like a new brewery springs up about … Read More

Here’s How Craft Beer Gave Back in 2015

January 1, 2016 | 1

 

This article was updated on January 5, 2015 at 4:35pm MTN to add Left Hand Brewing Company’s giving in 2015.

Craft breweries across the United States acted generously and gave back to their communities during the past year, some … Read More

Denver Bicycle Cafe Raises Over $700 w/ Confluence Tap Handle

December 8, 2015 |

As we detailed last month, for the month of November, the Denver Bicycle Cafe promised to donate $1 to Trips for Kids Denver/Metro for every pint of Mockery Brewing’s Rakau IPA that was poured from the new Confluence Tap Handle. … Read More

Denver Bicycle Cafe to Debut Dedicated Charity Tap Handle

October 22, 2015 |

For the month of November, the Denver Bicycle Cafe will donate $1 to Trips for Kids Denver/Metro for every pint of Mockery Brewing’s Rakau IPA that is poured from the new Confluence Tap Handle.

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Event Recap | Goose Island ‘Grit & Grain’ Premiere

September 28, 2015 |

Thursday afternoon’s premiere of Grit & Grain at the Denver Film Society was a wonderful celebration of Goose Island’s legendary Bourbon County Stout. A great crowd from the craft beer industry came to taste some of this year’s run of Bourbon County … Read More