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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

Anderson Valley Brewing Co. | Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale

January 20, 2023 |

‘Tis the season for spiced beers and Anderson Valley Brewing’s Winter Solstice hits the mark — flavorful, yet sessionably drinkable. In an age of excessive adjuncts, Anderson Valley keeps the spice bill noticeable but pleasantly restrained to create a balanced brew. Read More

River North Brewery | Nightmare Fuel

December 19, 2022 |

As the name and label suggest, Nightmare Fuel from Denver’s River North Brewery is traditionally tied to Halloween. However, its dark, bold flavors and high alcohol translate nicely into winter warmer season as well. This barrel-aged Coffee Imperial Stout is the perfect comfort beer for curling up next to the fire on a snowy day. Read More

Exploring Mexican Craft Beer

December 13, 2022 |

Mexican beer has come a long way from the thin-bodied, flavorless yellow beverage chugged poolside on spring break. These days there’s a burgeoning Mexican craft beer scene featuring the robust and flavorful styles that craft beer lovers are familiar with. Read More

Mexican Pulque | Down & Local

November 29, 2022 |

Head to any Mexican town and you’re bound to see signs in bars and on the street advertising Pulque alongside beer and Micheladas. Although this beverage is completely foreign to most U.S. travelers, it’s well worth seeking out for a true down and local Mexico culinary experience. Read More

Denver’s Sunroom Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening

October 12, 2022 |

Sunroom Brewing celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 30 as one of the Denver-area’s newest breweries. Located directly behind one of Englewood’s more intimate concert venues, The Gothic Theater, the family-run brewery serves up a range of beer styles in an airy taproom with a large enclosed patio. Read More

Comrade Brewing | Fresh Hop Superpower IPA

September 29, 2022 |

Comrade Brewing’s Fresh Hop Superpower IPA bursts with vibrant and intense hop flavor. Using over 500 pounds of hops from Colorado craft hop growers Billy Goat Hop Farm, the Denver brewery has amped up its already-hoppy IPA. Read More

Dry Dock Brewery Celebrates Hop Workers Through Art

September 7, 2022 |

Starting Friday, Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, CO, celebrates the unsung heroes of the craft beer industry — hop workers. The brewery will showcase the artwork of Christie Tirado, which focuses on the Mexican migrant and immigrant workers who facilitate this critical beer ingredient. These workers toil under often-difficult conditions to plant, trellis, train and harvest hops in the Yakima Valley, Wash. Read More

Seedstock Brewery | Imperial Saison

August 16, 2022 |

Seedstock Brewery Imperial Saison introduces a shot of Belgium into what has traditionally been an eastern-European-focused taplist. Under its original owners, the Denver brewery was a bastion of German and Czech-style beers. However when the McIlvenna family took ownership in late 2021 they began to put their own mark on Seedstock. Read More

Waldschänke Ciders Celebrates Swiss National Day

July 27, 2022 |

In honor of Swiss National Day, Aug. 1, we’re taking a closer look at Denver’s Waldschänke Ciders, which blends family traditions of Swiss cider-making with modern and innovative flavor pairings. Waldschänke gives craft beverage lovers a reason to expand beyond typical malt-and-hops drinks with a whole range of sweet, tart and savory flavors. Read More

College Names Brewing Lab To Honor Charlie Papazian

June 23, 2022 |

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) will soon begin construction of the Charlie Papazian Brewing Education Lab. The lab is named in honor of Charlie Papazian, the retired founder of the American Homebrewers Association, the Great American Beer Festival and the Brewers Association. Papazian is recognized as the Godfather of homebrewing and the resulting craft beer industry. Read More

Father’s Day Series | Father-Son Breweries: Living the Dream

June 17, 2022 |

The final brewery in our Father’s Day series of father-son breweries is Living the Dream Brewing, located in one of Denver’s southwest suburbs. The brewery is very involved in the local community, but has still found the time to expand distribution across Colorado in recent months. Read More

Father’s Day Series | Father-Son Breweries: Seedstock Brewing

June 16, 2022 |

Second in our series of Denver-area father-son breweries, Seedstock Brewery had a long and successful history under brothers Ron and Jason Abbott before being sold to the McIlvenna family in late 2021.The McIlvennas look to continue making Seedstock’s flagship styles, while adding touches of their own heritage. Read More

Father’s Day Series | Father-Son Breweries: Diebolt Brewing

June 14, 2022 |

In honor of Father’s Day, we decided to look at father-son breweries that embody the true spirit of the holiday. While rare, these breweries let fathers and sons share their love of beer while also partnering in successful businesses. Over the course of the week we’ll look at three Denver-area breweries, starting with Diebolt Brewing. Read More

Strange Craft Beer Celebrates 12th Anniversary

May 18, 2022 |

Denver’s Strange Craft Beer Company celebrates its 12th anniversary this coming weekend with the release of six collaboration beers from 12 breweries. The party starts on Friday, May 20, and continues through Saturday, May 21. In addition to great beer, Strange will have live music, food and custom t-shirts. Read More

Colorado Boy Brewery | Mexican Style Dark Lager

May 17, 2022 |

This time of year, Colorado’s mountains teeter between spring and summer, and the Mexican Style Dark Lager by Colorado Boy Brewery in Ouray, Colo., perfectly captures that balance. Its dark and robust flavors warm the chilly nights, while the lighter body and lager character brighten the warmer days. Read More

Dry Dock Brewing Expands to Kansas

May 10, 2022 |

After 16 years of exponential growth, first in the Denver area and later across Colorado, Dry Dock Brewing of Aurora, CO, is sharing the love with its eastern neighbors. Kansas craft beer lovers can now find Dry Dock beer at retailers, restaurants, and bars. Read More

The Rise of the Cocktail Beer

February 25, 2022 |

In an increasingly crowded market, a number of breweries have turned to cocktail beers to help keep their product line fresh and hopefully convert new customers to craft beer. The rise of cocktail beer is a trend that is popping up across the country. The newest entrant into the cocktail-flavored brew market is Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, CO,  which introduces its Docktails line on March 1. Read More

Burns Family Ales Puts Collaboration Fest Beer To A Vote

February 25, 2022 |

The Collaboration Fest season started off strong for Burns Family Artisan Ales last Sunday. In an interesting twist on the typical theme of two breweries brewing together, Burns hosted Media Collaboration Day where the media got to have a say in the brew. Read More

FlyteCo Brewing | Ski Plane Stout

February 15, 2022 |

With an early-February snowstorm blowing in, it seemed an ideal time to kick off off Stout Month by landing at Denver’s FlyteCo Brewing for a Ski Plane Stout.

Lovers of traditional Stout will be pleased. Ski Plane Stout is a straight-up version of a dry Stout. It has characteristic bitterness and roast malt flavors up front, with undertones of chocolate. Read More

Fit For A Queen | What Does Imperial Beer Really Mean?

January 21, 2022 |

It seems like these days everyone’s making an Imperial version of some beer or another, but what does that actually mean? Turns out it depends who you ask. Read More