About- Brady Akers
If you have attended LowDown Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival in the past, you remember the laid back, line-free day of great rare beers. This year’s event is bound to be twice as good; mainly because it’s twice as long with more than double the barrel aged beers. LowDown will again host the event at their brewery this weekend, January 21 and 22.
When the weather outside gets frightful, a nice big imperial stout can be very delightful, but you should be sure that you’ve got no place to go. For me, one of my favorite big imperial stouts during the holiday season is Port Brewing’s Santa’s Little Helper. Like sweet baby Jesus, Santa’s Little Helper is pure and good in every way. The beer doesn’t have any “holiday seasoning” in it, which is a nice break after pumpkin beer season to avoid nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, etc.
This Saturday marks the 5th annual Parade of Darks holiday beer festival, hosted by Metro Caring. This year’s event will take place at the Tivoli Student Center’s Turnhalle Room on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. With a focus on dark beer, more than three dozen breweries and 70 thoughtfully-selected beers will be featured at the event.
Various amazing writers at PorchDrinking have covered television hits in Ultimate 6ers for years, including Parks & Recreation (Parts I & II), The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and American Idol (just kidding, we have standards). With these past Ultimate 6ers in mind, I just had to create a new one for my current pop culture love affair: HBO’s new hit Westworld.
In case you don’t know, Westworld blends Grand Theft Auto with Jurassic Park in an old western setting. Westworld is an amusement park where guests pay to be immersed in a realistic 1800s “Old West” environment. With towns, farms, rivers, deserts, and more, guests are able to choose their own adventures: from tracking down outlaws to becoming an outlaw or taking advantage of the local bordello’s enticing attractions. Guests are even able to kill the park’s lifelike androids, also known as Hosts.
Sharing is caring, and the beer radar is back for another month of sharing news of the best craft beer releases coming to the Denver market in November. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced.
I remember attending the celebration for Epic Brewing‘s first dive into sours in June 2015, including waxing my own bottle of Sour Brainless on Peaches, free peach ice cream and even fire-roasted peaches. The beer was worth the hype and I was immediately excited to see how this souring program would grow.
When: Wednesday, October 5, 6-10 p.m.
Where: McNichols Building (Denver, CO)
One of the cooler and more unique events during Great American Beer Festival is back and closer to downtown than ever before. Renegade and Sexpot Comedy are teaming up again for the Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show at McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. As an unofficial kickoff to GABF, which starts on Thursday, Offensively Delicious offers a miniature beer festival with brews from 10 great breweries and the comedic stylings of some hilarious local and national comedians.
The Great American Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, like yours truly, to rub elbows with the best in the craft beer industry. And while you may be a bit blown away when spotting some of these industry titans, please refrain from actually rubbing their elbows. That’s awkward.
Sharing is caring, and the beer radar is back for another month of sharing news of the best craft beer releases coming to the Denver market in September. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced.
Keeping up with the latest and greatest craft beers hitting the market can be a full time job. So to help you keep track of some of the best new releases on the market, we’ve started a monthly feature to help you track the best new beers that will be hitting the Colorado market or have recently been garnering local acclaim. Stay tuned as we’ll be updating this list throughout the month as new releases are announced.
ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 55
When I think about amazing craft beer, Nevada never really came to mind until a couple years ago when I found two amazing breweries out of the state mainly known for Vegas and deserts. During the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, I stumbled (figuratively, not literally) across both Brasserie Saint James and Joseph James Brewing. Joseph James Brewing’s Citra Rye APA has got quite a bit of praise, including a GABF medal in 2013, Men’s Journal Best Beers in America, and from craft beer drinkers like me.
This post was composed due to the efforts of Stephen Adams on Data, Desiree Duzich on Graphics, Brady Akers and Tristan Chan in Brewery Descriptions, Dustin Hall and Holly Gerard on Photos.
Denver’s Light Rail system is making it easier to safely expand your reach of local breweries while also preventing drinking and driving. With the A Line opening tomorrow, traveling through the River North (RiNo) District, even more breweries will be accessible through this convenient form of public transportation. This concept sparked the interest of Colorado Beer Geek, Stephen Adams to compile a list of all the breweries within a mile of a Light Rail station along RTD’s A-Line.
Are you able to use “bro” at least four times in every sentence? Do you consider articles from The Chive “classic literature”? If so, I’m sure you remember the classic Bud Light slogan “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night”, but did you know that Bud Light’s Rita series can make saying ‘no’ even easier?
There is a secret club in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood that is quickly gaining popularity and notoriety. The perks of the club include access to a great beer not available to non-members. While the club does not have standard meetings or matching 90s windbreaker jackets, members of this Tennyson Street club are able to supply their patrons with a special beer created by Call To Arms Brewing Co.: The Tennyson Standard.
Over the last couple years East Colfax has been filling up with breweries, including Fiction Beer Company, Lost Highway Brewing Company, Alpine Dog Brewery, and Mu Brewery, but West Colfax has had a clear void in the craft beer scene. To fill that void, Anthony Martuscello is opening WestFax Brewing next to one of Denver’s most infamous landmarks: Casa Bonita.
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New Belgium Brewing Company’s annual event celebrating the releases of La Folie and TranksAtlantique Kriek is back and this year, Lost in the Woods is providing a magical sour beer experience for fans across the country. While they’re best known to most people for their flagship hoppy amber ale Fat Tire, New Belgium has advanced their barrel aging program to one of the industry’s most revered by both peers and customers.
Beer festivals can be amazing, but in many ways they can be overwhelming: from the ticket price to enormous crowds and even the long waits in line to catch a glimpse of the brewers of your favorite beers. Last year, LowDown Brewery held their type of beer festival with no lines and no entry fee; just great barrel-aged beer.
I know what you’re thinking: “Christmas is over. Why are you still talking about a Christmas beer?” Because Bell’s Christmas Ale is an incredibly light and sessionable beer to savor during the cold months, and a perfect beer to drink beyond the merry holiday. While a lot of other winter warmers and dark beers made for this season are heavy in their ABV and body, this Christmas Ale is nothing what you’d expect.
New Years Eve can be one of the most memorable nights of the year, but it can also be extremely expensive or douche-tastic. Luckily for beer lovers, many Denver-area craft breweries will host cheaper, more casual parties to ring in the new year. From multiple course dinners and special beer releases to cover-free parties, you’ll be able to find an event that’s just your style.
Here’s our guide to New Years parties to help you make your plans: