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AboutScott Grossman, Author at PorchDrinking.com

Scott Grossman

Scott Grossman

Scott is a Denver-based freelance beer writer who loves craft beer, wine, travel and the outdoors in general. After a life-changing college discovery of Odell’s 90 Shilling he realized that there was more to beer than light lager and became a dedicated explorer of craft beer. Scott has a passion for spreading the good word about favorite breweries and sharing great beer with friends old and new.

Posts By Scott Grossman

Beer Event | Strange Craft 14th Anniversary

May 15, 2024 |

With huge support from its many friends in the brewing community, Denver’s Strange Craft celebrates its 14th anniversary this coming weekend. Festivities kick off on Friday, May 17 with collaboration beers created with Strange Craft’s brewing friends, as well as one brewed by the brewery staff. Strange will host food trucks, live music and dancing in the biergarden on Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Should You Let AI Recommend Beer?

April 16, 2024 |

Craft beer drinkers have long relied on friends, brewery staff and trusted sites like BeerAdvocate for beer advice, but the recent buzz around AI raises questions. Should you ditch old habits and let AI recommend beer? Is the technology good enough to trust with your hard-earned dollars and discerning palate? Spoiler alert—I would wouldn’t scrap my Untappd app just yet. Read More

Diebolt Brewing | Biere de Triomphe

April 15, 2024 |

If a beer and wine ever had a drunken one-night-stand, the resulting spawn would be Diebolt Brewing Biere de Triomphe. This tasty brew marries Diebolt’s brewing expertise with wine-barrel aging for a beer that encapsulates some of the highlights of both beverages. Flavor-wise, it is truly a seamless union of beer and wine. Read More

Great Divide Brewing Announces New Taproom

January 19, 2024 |

Denver’s Great Divide Brewing has announced the opening of the Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse in Lone Tree, Colo., next month. This will be the second location for the drinking and dining concept and builds on the popularity of the original establishment in Castle Rock, Colo., which opened in 2020. Great Divide also has two locations in downtown Denver and an outpost at Denver International Airport. Read More

Kölsch vs. Altbier | A Tradition of Competition

November 20, 2023 |

It’s no secret that Germans are proud of their beer traditions, with residents of each region proclaiming that their brew is the best. This competitiveness is most clearly embodied in the industrial cities of Cologne (Köln) and Düsseldorf. Kölners proudly promote their Kölsch while Düsseldorfers claim that Altbier is the way to go. Read More

Seedstock Brewery | Marzen

October 5, 2023 |

Coming off a gold medal at the Great American Beer Fest (GABF), Seedstock Brewery’s Marzen epitomizes the clean yet robust character of this malty style. The win also feels particularly sweet for the McIlvenna family, which purchased the brewery just two years ago. Read More

Anderson Valley | Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale

September 5, 2023 |

As the annual fall beer rollout begins, Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale blends all of the best flavors of the season. Fall Hornin’ is a perennial favorite at the Boonville, California, brewery and presents an enjoyable balance between malt and spice. Read More

Burns Family Artisan Ales | Genie Logical

August 15, 2023 |

Rarely does a name so perfectly capture the essence of a beer as Burns Family Artisan Ales’ Genie Logical. The mixed-culture wild sour actually represents a series of beers that began with a wedding beer and proceeded down a series of 16 generations to the current one. Each generation is an outgrowth of the previous, but unique in its own way. Read More

Copper Kettle Brewing Announces Rebranded, Greener Cans

August 8, 2023 | 1

In what’s hopefully the start of a trend for small craft breweries, Denver’s Copper Kettle Brewing announced a switch to environmentally friendly printed cans for its flagship beers. Earlier this year we talked with head brewer Greg Moore about barriers to greener packaging. Since then, Copper Kettle has worked diligently to find a option that’s easily recyclable, cost-effective and actually easier on the production line. Read More

More Than a Patio | Breweries Expand Outdoor Activities

August 2, 2023 |

While virtually every craft brewery has a patio where patrons spend afternoons knocking back sessionable summer brews, several Denver-area breweries have taken the concept to a whole new level with a multitude of outdoor activities. These  taprooms offer more than just the patio experience, giving beer-lovers entertainment options like golf, games, dogs and mountain biking. Read More

Joyride Brewing Anniversary

July 13, 2023 |

Joyride Brewing in Edgewater, Colorado, celebrates its ninth anniversary this weekend with a 90s-themed party. The brewery will have bands, merchandise and collab beers brewed by their good friends in the Denver craft brewing community. Read More

Chicha | The Original Beer of South America

June 20, 2023 |

For most people, the word beer conjures up visions of a fizzy, European-style, barley-based beverage. However that image overlooks one of the oldest brews from the Americas — Chicha. Commonly found in South America, this corn-based fermented beverage has roots that go back thousands of years. Read More

Dos Luces Announces Closure

June 6, 2023 |

Dos Luces Brewery in Denver has just announced that its fifth anniversary will be its last. In the face of inflation and changing consumer tastes, owner Judd Belstock was contemplating the future of the brewery when a truck plowed through its front doors last February. For Belstock, that was the tipping point. Read More

A Second Chance in Wonderland

May 30, 2023 |

In the crowded world of craft breweries, it’s rare for a brewery to get a second chance after things have gone off course. However Denver-area Wonderland Brewing Co. seems to have managed that rare feat. Read More

Strange Craft Beer | Strange Fest Oktoberfest

May 17, 2023 |

Denver’s Strange Craft Beer added Strange Fest to its list of competition-winning beers, picking up a silver medal at the recent World Beer Cup. The Oktoberfest-style brew medaled in the German Maerzen or Franconian Rotbeer category. Read More

Craft Beer Recycling Guide

May 16, 2023 | 1

It’s no secret that getting fresh, tasty brews to craft beer lovers takes a lot of packaging and there are various opinions on what is and isn’t recyclable. Our craft beer recycling guide takes the guesswork out of the process so that we can all make our empties more useful. Read More

Event Recap | Dry Dock Brewing Can Bash

April 19, 2023 |

The crack of exploding cans and an intermittent mist of beer announced the return of Dry Dock Brewing Can Bash to its North Dock location last Saturday. Participants received cases of expired beer, golf clubs and permission to tee off, with messy results. Read More

2023 Colorado Pint Day Locations Includes Over 200 Participating Breweries

April 5, 2023 |

Colorado Pint Day returns for its eighth anniversary next week on April 12, 2023, and this year’s event will feature a record number of participating breweries. Hosted by the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), the statewide event gives craft beer lovers yet another reason to head to their favorite brewery to enjoy a beer and take home acommemorative glass.

Participating breweries will be selling 2023 commemorative pint glasses and with $1 from every glass benefitting the not for profit Colorado Brewers Guild. The event helps further the guild’s mission to support and strengthen craft beer in Colorado. Read More

New Terrain & Fritz Family Brewers Team Up for Collab Fest

February 16, 2023 |

Preparations for Collaboration Fest 2023 are well underway at breweries around Colorado. Last week, New Terrain Brewing hosted Cory Buenning of Fritz Family Brewers for a collaboration brew day. The two breweries are making an Italian Pilsner that combines Fritz’s knowledge of old-world lagers with New Terrain’s love of stylistic experimentation.
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Firestone Walker | Mezca-Limón

February 13, 2023 |

Firestone Walker‘s Mezca-Limón represents the lighter side of the brewery’s barrel-aged portfolio. The brew emulates a classic cocktail named the Mezcalita, which is based on Mezcal liquor with citrus juices and a bit of agave syrup for sweetness. Read More