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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

Colorado Brewery Openings for July, August & September 2017

July 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

It’s getting hot out herrrrrrre… like ridiculously hot. I just want to pop up a tent right next to an open fridge door like in The Simpsons and just cool off. However, a more refrigerator-motor-friendly option is to grab a beer from one of the 16 Colorado brewery openings occurring in the next three months.

From July to August and through September, breweries all across the state will open up. Many of these breweries you could even check out on your way to or from an awesome camping spot.

Just as the Fresh Prince said, “Summer, summer, summer time. Time to sit back and unwind.” You’ll want to unwind by checking out these new Colorado breweries.

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The Beer Industry’s Creativeness to Help the Earth

April 24, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Photo Courtesy of Saltwater Brewery

If you haven’t had your share of planet friendly posts this weekend, we’ve got you covered. In honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting the ingenuity and creativity of the beer industry’s actions to help the Earth. Some of the eco-friendly initiatives are implemented for the brewery’s love of the environment. Others are formed out of necessity. By protecting the environment and minimizing resource usage, breweries protect their access to future ingredients to make our future beers. Read More

Colorado Brewery Openings for April, May & June 2017

March 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

Springtime in Colorado means the craft beer scene is blooming with new breweries! During the next three months, 28 Colorado brewery openings will occur, three in Colorado Springs and Denver and four in the Denver suburbs.

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

March 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

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 Brewery Openings for January, February & March 2017

January 5, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

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 Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

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 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

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 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

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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