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About- Nate Tapp

Nathan Tapp

Nathan Tapp

Nate teaches by day, hosts pub quizzes by night, and settles Catan by nature. He recently took a pilgrimage to Belgium specifically to do research for PorchDrinking (thats what Tristan likes to believe). And he rocks a mean karaoke.

Posts By Nathan Tapp

Event Recap | 2015 Day of Darks

November 26, 2015 |

Once upon a time, the Wynkoop Brewery threw an event called the “Parade of Darks” — a festival of sorts that celebrated those delicious nectars of winter that we call porters and stouts. My sister would attend year after … Read More

Comrade Brewing Company | Hop Chops

March 26, 2015 |

ABV: 9.5%

Ever since I started hosting trivia at Comrade Brewing Company (Wednesday nights at 7pm, y’all!), Comrade has consistently brewed some fantastic beer. Each week they seem to be putting out a brand new beer for all those beer lovers of northwest-ish Aurora. (Or is it southeast-ish Denver?) They love trying new things and mixing up the ever-rotating tap list, but if there is one thing that Comrade Brewing Company is consistently awesome at it’s hops. Read More

Comrade Brewing Company | Superpower IPA

August 14, 2014 |

ABV: 7.9%

It’s pretty well-known that Colorado is currently the home to many a brewery. In fact, some people have gone as far as calling Denver’s craft beer market “over-saturated.” Sure, there are tons of breweries, and, sure, some of them don’t quite make the cut, but I always like to give new breweries the benefit of the doubt. When it comes to brand new breweries, I tend to give them at least three periodic visits throughout the year to see how their taste is (or isn’t) improving. Fortunately for these brewers, my first visit to Comrade Brewing Company was a (communist) party (in my mouth). Read More

Event Preview | Sesh Fest

August 1, 2014 |

When: Saturday, August 2nd  |  3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Sculpture Park, 1101 13th Street Denver, CO

Price: $20.00

How: To buy tickets visit Imbibe Denver

This weekend the creators of March’s Collaboration Fest, will be putting on Sesh Fest: … Read More

86th Academy Awards| Oscars Predictions

February 28, 2014 |

It’s that time of year again. Hollywood’s finest (and Jonah Hill) will be walking the Red Carpets of the Kodak Theater this Sunday. This probably means your office has put together some sort of Oscar Pool and you are scrambling … Read More

Crooked Stave – St. Bretta (Fall)

October 18, 2013 |

Beer: St. Bretta (Fall)
Brewer: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 25

I hate to admit that I had never really heard of Crooked Stave until the end of this past August. I was attending a homebrewer’s competition for a local non-profit and was invited to guest judge. (Apparently my credentials at PorchDrinking and my affinity for beer were enough to give me the exclusive rights to judge.) When I arrived, I learned that I would be the only judge that night as the two brewers from “Crooked Stave” would not be able to show. Read More

Three Floyds Brewing Co. – Gumballhead

June 26, 2013 | 4

ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 35

I am an unabashed advocate and lover of all beers brewed in Colorado. In fact, prior to my Memorial Day weekend trip to Chicago, my top five breweries all resided in this grand, rectangular state: Avery, Great Divide, Renegade, Oskar Blues, and Left Hand. You have to admit that Colorado does indeed have a mighty fine selection of brews, right? And those five only scratch the tip of that clichéd iceberg! So, please forgive my Colorado Brew Bias (CBB), for it is ever present throughout my writing.

With that being said, over Memorial Day weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago, Illinois, home to sellouts and pretty-solid breweries alike (Goose Island and Pipeworks, respectively). However, the true grail of this mid-western region lies just across the border in Munster, Indiana, at a little brewery and brew Pub called Three Floyds Brewing. Read More

Dry Dock Brewery Hop Abomination

May 8, 2013 | 2

Hop Abomination

Dry Dock Brewery

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 70

Typically, when it comes to drinking beer, my rule is the more IBU’s the better. IBUs represent bitterness. Bitterness represents hops. Hops are delicious. Very delicious. IBUs can be as low … Read More

Insiders Oscar Picks

February 24, 2013 |

With the 85th Academy Awards just around the corner, Drew and I decided that we’d give you an “insider’s” look at who could be taking home those golden statues in the big six categories! (Mind you, neither of us are actual insider’s, we just tend to see a shit ton of movies.) For clarification, Drew’s choices are listed first while mine follow. Here are our Oscar picks.

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40 Days of Water

February 12, 2013 | 1

Before I embark on 40 Days of Water, tonight my church, House for All Sinners and Saints, will be congregating at the Denver Bicycle Café to celebrate Fat Tuesday with donuts and beer. Yes, beer. House for All Sinners and Saints (HFASS for short, and, yes, we do realize what that sounds like) loves beer. In the summers, we hold a “Blessing of the Bicycles” complete with a pizza party and a pony keg of Fat Tire. In the winters, we hold “Beer & Carols” at the Irish Snug, an event in which we turn every Christmas carol into the single greatest drinking song you have ever heard. And you know, that’s how we roll.
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Jolly Pumpkin – Bam Biére

January 31, 2013 |

IBU: 25

ABV: 4.5%

Once upon a time I wrote for a beer blog. And then I drank the Westy 12  and my mind blew up and I stopped drinking or writing about beer. My brain can only take so much amazing… until I met Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere

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Sweet Action Celebrates Awesome Beer with Beer Ice Cream

October 16, 2012 |

Have you discovered that Sweet Action Ice Cream yet?

No?

Well, get the hell over there. It’s just past 1st on Broadway, not but a mere block away from the Mayan Theatre–which just might be the greatest one-two punch in date history. Read More

Inaugural Boulder IPA Festival Part 2

September 18, 2012 |

Scott and I originally went into the inaugural Boulder IPA Festival believing that we would only receive 16 four oz. pours. So, when we arrived, we studied the list of 90 beers to star the must-drinks and quickly weeded out the beers we have had over and over again. However, once we checked in and dropped the completely badass “we’re on the guest list” line, we found out that we were VIPs.

Very. Important. Persons. Read More

Brouwerij Westvleteren – Westvleteren 12

August 23, 2012 | 1

When I began planning my short, twenty-four hour trip to Belgium, I immediately began looking for the greatest and best beers to try. Having been to the New Belgium Brewery, my eyes had been recently opened to the glories of Belgian beers. So, I asked Google for a list of the greatest and best beers made by the Belgians and Google not only told me that many Belgian beers are absolutely fantastic, but the “best beer in the world” (as rated by Beer Advocate and about everyone else) could be found in Belgium and only Belgium.
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The Ultimate 6er: Six Beers Fit For an Olympian

August 8, 2012 |

With the Olympics well underway, I thought it would be a good time to look at the beers of the world. Brewing and drinking beer is a past time that has gone on for hundreds of thousands of years. … Read More

Colorado Cider Co. – Grasshop-ah

August 1, 2012 |

Grasshop-ah – Colorado Cider Co., Denver, CO ABV: 6.95%

I’m not particularly a fan of ciders. Cider House Rules is pretty decent, and I guess apple cider come wintertime is pretty fantastic. But, when it comes to drinking, I always … Read More

The Dark Knight Rises to Fill His Beer Fridge

July 19, 2012 |

Bruce Wayne is a billionaire playboy (Tony Stark has dibs on “philanthropist”) who enjoys putting on black tights and gallivanting as a masked vigilante known as the Batman. Despite dealing with the same gallery of rogues day in and … Read More

Trappist Achel – Bruin Bier Extra

July 9, 2012 |

Bruin Bier Extra – Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis, Achel, Belgium ABV: 9.5%

Trappist breweries are somewhat of a rarity in this world. As there are only seven Trappist breweries in the world (and seeing a six of them … Read More

Oskar Blues Brewing Company – Dale’s Pale Ale

July 3, 2012 | 1

Dale’s Pale Ale – Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Longmont, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 60

Beer in a can is the fucking bee’s knees. And there is something about this little red, white, and blue can that Dale’s comes in … Read More

Oskar Blues Brewery – Deviant Dale’s IPA

June 26, 2012 |

Deviant Dale’s IPA – Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO

ABV: 8%

IBU: 85

I am a lover of all things hoppy. And when it comes to pale ales, Dale’s has long been a favorite of mine. Between the incredible flavor … Read More