Posts ByHolly Priestley, Author at PorchDrinking.com
Have you ever seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory? The original one with Gene Wilder? That’s kind of what visiting Coda Brewing is like. The brewery is tucked in a warehouse in a residential neighborhood and feels like a middle school science room combined with an old-timey apothecary. Luke Smith, owner, head brewer and yeast wizard, almost looks like Gene Wilder with his curly head of hair and ginger chops.
Red, white and Blooty!
What better way to celebrate summer than a refreshing, effervescent and fruity beer for a hot afternoon?
WestFax Brewing just celebrated the canning of their most tenured beer—Blootylicious Blueberry Wheat. Extremely fruity and infused with real blueberries, this beer has been on tap longer than any other beer on their menu having been a favorite of regulars for over three years.
Nobody really knows where Pepe came from, but legend has it he was born in the back of a dingy bar. As the story goes, his first drink was tequila. There are rumors his father was a traveling luchador and accidentally left him behind after one of his matches. A pack of coyotes found him and raised him as their own. Surely, you’ll hear a hundred more stories about his origins but one thing is clear: Wherever Pepe Loco came from, El Campeón is here to defend good taste, wear tight pants and give you a victory dance.
FlyteCo Brewing is a new aviation-themed brewery located in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver and their reputation is taking off. Although they only opened their doors on March 9, their tasting room has been consistently packed with happy beer drinkers. It’s no surprise why they’re so popular: Every beer has been delicious, the space is unique with plenty of seating and it’s staffed with knowledgeable beertenders.
Featured image courtesy of Someplace Else Brewery’s Facebook page.
This is a great beer, and not just because I’m a Star Wars fan.
The creation of this beer was one of those happy accidents. When brewer Ryan Parker was home brewing, before Someplace Else Brewery even started, he made a wee mistake and diverged from the recipe.
Photo Courtesy of Odyssey Beerwerks
Most breweries I’ve visited keep some sort of “Idea List” hanging around for different beer ideas and flavor combinations. Sometimes these lists are left exclusively to the employees of the brewery and sometimes they welcome ideas from their customers. In this particular instance, Chris Hill, the founder of Odyssey Beerwerks spent some vacation time in the British Virgin Islands drinking almost exclusively passion fruit – which leads us to our profile of a particular selection on their idea list.
ABV: 6.4% | IBU: 20
The end of the year brings holidays, reflections about the year behind us, plans for the year ahead and some of the best seasonal brews around. In the northern hemisphere, this coincides with winter, darker days, colder temperatures and snow (usually). Lights go up on houses, relatives come down to visit and there’s little doubt you’ll make it to at least one brewery to while away the hours in avoidance of going to the mall to pick up that one last gift for the second uncle of your mom’s cousin thrice removed. Similar smells of cinnamon, pine trees and allspice waft out of stores and restaurants and even your neighborhood brewery.
I’m one of those people who has always felt at home in mountains. Some people feel at home in the water, some in the city, some on the farm. For me, I feel more at ease and a bit of nostalgia even if I’m in mountains I’ve never visited before. In the summer, I like to hike and backpack and in the winter I snowboard – in any season, a refreshing beer is a great way to cap off an adventurous day! Luckily, here in Colorado it seems that every small town has it’s own brewery or at least a taphouse to find some delicious drafts.
If you follow the trail long enough, you’ll eventually hit new terrain. This is just as true for owners Kaylee and Josh Robbins as it is for the hiking trails and pump tracks near this brand new brewery – New Terrain Brewing Company – located on the north east edge of Golden, Colorado.
Kokopelli is the Hopi god of agriculture and fertility — a perfect deity for a new brew pub who needs plenty of grains for both their beer and their pizza. Christine Wares is the owner of Kokopelli Beer Company — the first solely woman-owned brewery in Colorado (and only the 7th in the country!) which opened in Westminster in January 2014.
ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 70
Baseball and beer — two of America’s favorite pastimes, amirite?
Rick and Christine, head brewer and owner of Kokopelli Beer Company, respectively, started brewing Hop Slugger way back in their home brewing days — when the idea of opening a brewery was just that: an idea. However, they’ve continued to brew this same recipe over the years because it’s always been such a hit with their friends, family, and now customers. The Hop Slugger IPA has won two gold medals at state-wide competitions… it’s easy to see why this beer is such a home run.
Arvada’s newest brewery has finally opened their doors, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome New Image Brewing Company to the neighborhood!
The road to New Image started way back in …
1710 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Monday: Thursday 4:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM