AboutScott Davidson, Author at PorchDrinking.com
Colorado Breweries Find Levity & Unity with Beer Slide ChallengeMarch 9, 2021 | Scott Davidson
Over the past week, breweries from all across Colorado have been posting videos on social media of a beer sliding down the bar, in slow motion, to someone at the … Read More
Best Bernie Sanders Memes Take Over Craft Beer MarketingJanuary 22, 2021 | Scott Davidson 3
One day after the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, it should be expected that the internet would be filled with news about the incoming administration, but instead, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is “once again” Berning it down with memes.
Dry Dock Brewing Company Unveils New Branding & Packaging DesignsApril 23, 2020 | Scott Davidson
At the core of any beer we love, is the story.
It’s as important as the ingredients in the beer itself. We fall in love with breweries because of the … Read More
Denver Beer Company to Open Taproom and Brewery in South DenverJanuary 14, 2020 | Scott Davidson
Denver Beer Company is tripling down on their namesake location by announcing today that the brewery will open their third location off South Downing Street in the Platt Park neighborhood … Read More
Toppling Goliath Takes on Colorado’s Giant Craft Beer MarketDecember 12, 2019 | Scott Davidson
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company announced that the brewery is partnering Crooked Stave Artisans out of Denver, Colorado to distribute staples like King Sue, Pseudo Sue, and Pompeii, as well as limited portfolio of barrel aged beers.
Primitive Beer Redefines Spontaneous in America and Launches BottlesOctober 25, 2019 | Scott Davidson
Primitive Beer is Colorado’s first exclusively spontaneous, barrel-fermented and barrel aged beer blendery, that uses only 100% Colorado ingredients (hops, grain, fruit, microbes, and water), inoculated and fermented entirely by … Read More
Fiction Beer Company | Electrum BronzeSeptember 19, 2019 | Scott Davidson
Last year, the Brewers Association introduced Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale category at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, becoming the first national competition to recognize the category. It was one of the highest entered categories of 2018, with 132 entries from across the United States. Only three breweries won medals, Fiction Beer Company in Denver, Colorado was among the winners, earning a Bronze Medal for Madame Psychosis.
River North Brewery Comes HomeJuly 26, 2019 | Scott Davidson
River North Brewery sits on the corner of an unsuspecting, industrial, urban street in downtown Denver in the heart of River North district. You may miss it if you were just driving by, but if you are looking, the brewery stands out with a gorgeous polished metal sign on red brick with black paint. It fits in so well into the neighborhood that you could assume it has been there for years. Technically, they have been.
BREAKING: Boston Beer Company & Dogfish Head Brewery MergingMay 9, 2019 | Scott Davidson
It’s safe to say that 2019 will be a year that changed craft beer forever. Today Boston Beer Company, known for their iconic Sam Adams brand, and Dogfish Head Brewery, … Read More
McFate Brewing Acquires the Rights to Fate Brewing NameApril 24, 2019 | Scott Davidson
After an arduous legal battle and three years later, McFate Brewing Company in Scottsdale, Arizona is getting their name back. Fate.
If you are unfamiliar with the story, back in 2016, Fate Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado filed suit against then Fate Brewing Company in Scottsdale, Arizona for the rights to the name. Fate Brewing Company in Scottsdale was forced to rebrand to McFate, even though the two breweries had co-existed for more than three years under the same name. The reaction to the lawsuit by fans of both breweries was swift, with an outpouring of support for McFate and an overwhelming resentment toward Fate Brewing Company.
Weyerbacher Brewing Sells to Investment Group & Declares BankruptcyApril 23, 2019 | Scott Davidson 1
After 24 years of production, Weyerbacher Brewing Company has announced the sale of 55 percent of the brewery to 1518 Holdings LLC, a Philadelphia-based private investment group, and has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Weyerbacher Brewing Company is best known for their high gravity beers. The brewery has a seasonal and year-round lineup that includes heavy hitters like Insanity at 13.3% ABV, Quad at 11.8% ABV, and TINY at 11.8% ABV, as well as more sessionable options like Last Chance IPA at 5.9% and Mellow Monks, a Belgian-style golden ale, at 4.5% ABV.
FlyteCo Brewing Brings Aviation, Community and Beer to Tennyson St.March 4, 2019 | Scott Davidson
Every time a new brewery opens, the eventual question is asked, “are there too many breweries, have we have hit saturation and is the bubble going to pop?”. It’s an … Read More
AB InBEV’s Acquisition of RateBeer Aimed at Data Driven DominanceFebruary 5, 2019 | Scott Davidson
AB InBEV wants your data.
Brewery Locks Arms with Denver Teachers During StrikeJanuary 30, 2019 | Scott Davidson
Denver’s teachers voted last week to strike after negotiations between Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) fell though. At the center of the strike is a disagreement over teacher’s pay, including a pay-for-performance system called ProComp. During negotiations, DPS offered teachers a 10% pay raise and offered some concessions on ProComp. DCTA rejected the offer, seeking a 12.5% increase in pay and the streamlining or elimination of several ProComp incentives. Read More
Lafayette’s Uturn BBQ is Colorado’s Second Brewery to Close in 2019January 23, 2019 | Scott Davidson
In another casualty of Colorado’s immensely competitive craft beer landscape, Uturn BBQ and Brewery in Lafayette, Colorado announced Monday via Facebook, that they would be closing their doors to be … Read More
Crooked Stave Bringing Experimental Brewery & Taproom to Fort CollinsAugust 2, 2018 | Scott Davidson
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is returning to their roots in Fort Collins.
Chad Yakobson, founder of Crooked Stave, graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2006 and wrote his Master’s thesis, The Brettanomyces Project, while at CSU. Additionally, when the sour and wild focused brewery first launched, Yakobson initially turned to Funkwerks to brew their base wort. Now he seeks to bring the Crooked Stave experience back to its roots in Fort Collins.
New Denver Alcohol Laws Could Change the Beer Game this SummerJune 21, 2018 | Scott Davidson
If you’ve lived in Colorado all of your life *secret native handshake* you know there have been some big changes to the liquor laws over the past few years. This year, we will start to see the effects from the largest change, allowing grocery stores to sell full strength beer, wine, and liquor. This new law also has some other repercussions that you may not know about.
Deep Ellum Brewing Sold to Oskar Blues’ Canarchy CollectiveJune 12, 2018 | Scott Davidson
DALLAS, TX – Deep Ellum Brewing Company has confirmed that the brewery is joining Oskar Blues Brewing Company under the Fireman Capital-backed Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective.
First Look: Odell Brewing Opens Small Batch Brewery & Taproom in Denver RiNoMay 31, 2018 | Scott Davidson
Denver’s River North Art District is beginning to look completely different than it did even six months ago. Just along the once rough and tumble, sleepy main drag of Larimer Street alone, the transformation is none more apparent than the recent additions of American Bonded, the next chapter in Sean Kenyon’s (founder of Williams and Graham) burgeoning cocktail bar catalog, and Call, a trendy coffee shop, sandwich concept, along with it’s upcoming neighboring sister bar Beckon. The landscape has also been forever changed by the recent influx of satellite locations from several already well-established national brands. This recent flood of familiar faces includes one of the country’s hottest bar concepts in Death and Co, inside of The Ramble Hotel, the fast food behemoth that is Shake Shack, and chain wine bar concept Barcelona. And beginning Monday, Odell Brewing will extend their reach outside of their Fort Collins roots to Denver’s hottest neighborhood, when they open their second outpost in the heart of Denver’s River North Art District.
Colorado’s Primitive Beer to Serve Méthode Traditionnelle Beer in a BoxApril 13, 2018 | Scott Davidson 2
Built upon the wings of innovation, Colorado’s craft beer scene has already gained a reputation as trail blazers and pace setters for the rest of the industry. But when Longmont, CO’s Primitive Beer opens this Saturday, it’ll distinguish itself with a number of different milestones from day one.