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About- Tristan Chan

Tristan Chan

Tristan Chan

Tristan is a craft beer fanatic who originally hails from Kentucky, which used to be a veritable wasteland for craft beer. Since moving to Colorado, he discovered a passion for hops, malts, brett strains, tinctures, nitros, and all things craft brew. He created this blog as a means for his friends across the country to a virtual porch drink and he hopes that you’ll join the revolution.

Posts By Tristan Chan

Hops & Pie Team Opens Berkeley Donuts Concept Tomorrow

February 25, 2020 |

One of Denver’s best beer bars & pizza joints is about to get even more delicious. Hops & Pie founders, Drew and Leah Watson have teamed up with former Hops & Pie employee and jack-of-all-trades Audie Mauk, on Berkeley Donuts, … Read More

Beer News | Untappd Acquires BeerAdvocate, KBS Goes Year-Round & More

February 24, 2020 |

Every so often, when beer news abounds, we’ll get you caught up on some of the country’s biggest stories in beer. Today just happened to be one of those days where a whole lot happened, so without further ado, let’s … Read More

2020 Where to Find Pliny the Younger in Colorado

February 14, 2020 |

In an age when names like Assassin, CBS, Duck Duck Gooze, Hunahpu and Medianoche are uttered with extreme reverence among craft beer fanatics, Russian River Brewing‘s Pliny the Younger still manages to carry the same clout and cult following well over … Read More

2020 Super Bowl 54 Bingo Boards | Print & Play Along

January 31, 2020 |

It’s time once again for PorchDrinking’s 2020 Super Bowl Bingo Cards for Super Bowl 54. In addition to the entertainment of seeing who can inhale the most combinations of cheese dips in one sitting, we’ve created bingo boards for your … Read More

Previewing the 2020 Mountain Sun Stout Month Lineup

January 27, 2020 |

You’ve almost made it, Dry January is nearing the finish line. And amid the Keto diets and fleeting trips to the gym, the one glimmer at the end of the tunnel is looking dark for all the right reasons. That’s … Read More

Stem Ciders Celebrates 6th Anniversary with Specialty Sixtel Tappings

January 24, 2020 |

When it comes to Colorado’s craft beverage scene, the main headline almost always focuses squarely on the meteoric rise of craft breweries. But for anyone following closely, one of the more significant success stories to emerge from the Rocky Mountain … Read More

Stem Ciders Teams with Fruition for Progressive Meal at Acreage

January 21, 2020 |

This is a sponsored post from our friends at Stem Ciders

If you haven’t made the pilgrimage out to Stem Ciders’ Acreage facility in Lafayette, CO you’re sleeping one of the most impressive all-in-one Colorado craft beverage and culinary experiences … Read More

Standouts & Surprises from 2020 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

January 17, 2020 |

There are certain iconic moments throughout history, that can feel commonplace in the present, but through the lens of time, be revealed to be quite remarkable. This weekend, as Sam Calagione horsed around with Adam Avery, Doug and Wynne Odell … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 67 | John Holl: Drink Beer, Think Beer

January 16, 2020 |

In episode 67 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Sami, and Sam sat down with John Holl, esteemed beer journalist who has recently launched two incredible resources for beer fanatics in The Beer Edge newsletter for beer professionals with fellow journalist Andy Crouch, as well as the Drink Beer Think Beer Podcast, where he speaks one-on-one with some of the beer industries leading luminaries, much like we do here on The PorchCast.

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2020 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Pour List & Can’t Miss Beers

January 9, 2020 |

Throughout my years of visiting breweries, attending beer festivals and covering the industry, one thing has become abundantly clear, Coloradoans are spoiled when it comes to beer. This assertion is none more evident than the collection of talent that’s assembled … Read More

Boulder Beer Company Announces Sale and Closure of Brewpub

January 6, 2020 |

It has been a dramatic and tumultuous three months for Boulder Beer Company, to say the least. In October 2019, Colorado’s first craft brewery announced that it would end outside distribution of its beer and layoff several members of its … Read More

Big Beers 20 Year Reunion Brings Out Big Name Brewers & Beers

January 6, 2020 |

Each year, one of the more magical aspects of attending the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival is the ability to hobnob with some of the industry’s biggest luminaries. In any ordinary year, attendees are already likely to find Adam … Read More

Boulder’s Wild Woods Brewery Announces Upcoming Closure

January 3, 2020 |

Boulder’s first nano-brewery with a taproom, Wild Woods Brewery has announced this morning via their social media channels that they have decided to close the brewery after Saturday, January 11 after 7 years of operation.

Opened in 2012 by co-founders … Read More

Great Divide Announces New Beers and Seltzer for 2020 Lineup

January 2, 2020 |

After seeing continued success with Great Divide’s Hazy IPA and last year’s addition of a Juicy Double IPA, Great Divide is adding another hazy offering to its 2020 release calendar. Today the Denver-based brewery shared a first look at their … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Best in Beer 2019 | Mountain Region

January 2, 2020 |

It’s been an interesting year in beer to say the least. This year we set out to explore a wider array of breweries and beers and came back pretty surprised by what we discovered. And while it would be nearly impossible to break down the best beers from 2019, we looked back on some of our favorites from the past year as well as some of the most stand-out breweries, beer festivals and stories from 2019. Enough exposition, let’s get straight to the honors.

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Russian River’s Pliny the Younger Going into Bottles For the First Time

December 24, 2019 |

Christmas has come early for fans of Russian River Brewing’s wildly hyped Pliny the Younger Triple IPA. Last night as beer fans around the world were hanging their stockings with care, the Santa Rosa-based brewery announced that this February along … Read More

Pairing Stem Ciders with Your Perfect Holiday Celebration

December 23, 2019 |

While putting out milk and cookies for Santa may have been enough to satisfy old Saint Nick back when we were kids, Santa of 2019 is likely looking for a little more variety. Much like the fact that there are … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 66 | Bests of 2019 w/ Shawnee Adelson & Traci Wilcox

December 20, 2019 |

In episode 66 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Sami and Hunter sat down with Shawnee Adelson, Executive Director of the Colorado Brewers Guild and Traci Wilcox, CEO of OnTap Credit Union to recap some of the best beers, new breweries, events, … Read More

Win Tickets to Attend Saturday’s Denver Fesitivus Beer Festival

December 12, 2019 |

In a holiday season littered with White Elephants, tinsel and ugly sweaters, I think it’s safe to say what we really care about is cutting straight to the booze and debauchery. Denver Beer Festivus, which returns on Saturday, December 14 … Read More

Crooked Stave Closing RiNo Taproom & Re-Opening Sunnyside Location

December 11, 2019 | 1

As one of Denver’s earliest breweries in craft beer’s early 2000’s resurgence, Crooked Stave has already undergone its fair share of change. Today, one of the country’s pioneers in mixed fermentation sour and wild ales announced that it will close … Read More