About- Tristan Chan
The PorchCast Ep. 105 | Ren Navarro – Beer DiversityJune 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan
In episode 105 of The PorchCast, Tristan caught up with Ren Navarro, founder of Beer Diversity to discuss her frustrations stemming from this year’s Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville.
During this discussion, we examined the positive steps taken by the Brewers Association toward boosting diversity and inclusion in craft beer, while also exploring the shortcomings that stemmed from hosting the conference in a state that has repeatedly passed anti-inclusive laws.
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Enter to Win Alex Kidd Recovery Razzle Fundraiser Bottle PackagesJune 6, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Last month, industry icon, journalist, comedian, podcaster, and beloved community member, Alex Kidd, founder of Don’t Drink Beer was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
Kidd first rose to fame for … Read More
Get Tickets | 2023 Vail Craft Beer Classic Announces Brewery LineupJune 6, 2023 | Tristan Chan
One of Colorado’s premier summer beer festivals returns in just over a week! Combining an incredible lineup of craft beverage producers for a two-day, two-session, all-you-can-drink event, the Vail Craft Beer Classic has become one of the top destination mountain beer fests in Colorado.
How Breweries Can Get Involved in the Alex Kidd Recovery Fund RazzleMay 19, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Earlier this week, industry icon, journalist, comedian, podcaster, and beloved community member, Alex Kidd, founder of Don’t Drink Beer was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
BREAKING | 2023 World Beer Cup Results AnnouncedMay 10, 2023 | Tristan Chan
For the first time in its 14 competition history, the World Beer Cup has shifted from taking place every other year to becoming a yearly event.
This year’s World Beer … Read More
Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2023 World Beer Cup AwardsMay 10, 2023 | Tristan Chan
In the first year that the Brewers Association moved the 2023 World Beer Cup to a yearly event, Colorado breweries came out and had themselves a massive showing. Often referred … Read More
2023 Craft Brewers Conference External Events GuildMay 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan
The Craft Brewers Conference returns to Nashville in 2023. This year in addition to dodging the onslaught of bachelor and bachelorette parties, you’ve also got to navigate throngs of Taylor Swift fanatics. Thankfully the one thing you won’t need to stress over is sifting through the multitude of external events surrounding the Craft Brewers Conference.
To help you break down everything happening outside of the festival, be sure to refer back to PorchDrinking’s roundup of 2023 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide.
Fiction Beer Co. Opening Second Brewery & Taproom Location in ParkerApril 20, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Denver’s Fiction Beer Company (Fiction) is ready to write its next chapter by opening a second brewery and taproom location in Parker, CO.
The iconic book-themed brewery, which has gained notoriety over recent years for its proficiency in brewing Hazy IPAs, Lagers, and specialty barrel-aged beers, slush-styles, and seltzers, is primed to extend its reach by opening a second location at 19523 Hess Rd, Parker, CO. Fiction Beer Company’s Parker location, which is slated to open in May 2023, will once again feature the brand’s iconic signature book bar, a spacious taproom, and will eventually add an outdoor patio space as well.
The PorchCast Ep 104 | Sam Tierney & Brad Miles: Firestone Walker Innovation TeamApril 18, 2023 | Tristan Chan
In episode 104 of The PorchCast, our team had the chance to sit down with Sam Tierney, Propogator Brewery Manager, and Brad Miles, Innovations Manager for Firestone Walker Brewing. This dynamic duo heads up research and development for Firestone Walker and the two been essential in the creation of iconic brands like Mind Haze, Hopnosis, and the recently released Double Hopnosis West Coast Imperial IPA featuring Cryo Hops just to name a few.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Miles and Tierney to find out a bit more about how R&D works at Firestone Walker, how their small-batch collaborations come about, and what other exciting products they’ve been working on as well as so much more.
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2023 Collaboration Fest Showcases a Spectacular Return to FormMarch 30, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Throughout the years, Collaboration Fest has already cemented itself as one of the best festival concepts and experiences in Colorado. But even with its already high regard among beer fans, this year’s festival found ways to continue to impress. Despite concern about its move out to The Westin Westminster for the first time, this year’s venue proved to be a vast improvement over last year’s stint at The Fillmore. With a more spacious layout across two ballrooms and a greater overall ambiance, the 2023 Collaboration Fest felt like a true return to form.
Cerebral Brewing Aurora Taproom Announces Opening WeekendMarch 20, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Over the last decade, the greater Denver beer scene has coalesced around a growing number of distinct brewery neighborhoods as part of its national identity. Vibrant areas like the River North Art District, South Broadway, and Tennyson Street have flourished to become destinations for droves of beer fanatics near and far.
Now after a flurry of recent openings from the likes of Second Dawn Brewing, Denver Beer Co. Lowry, the upcoming opening of Cerebral Brewing’s Aurora taproom and more on the horizon like 4 Noses’ Park Hill location, which have all joined early pioneers like Fiction Beer Company, Lady Justice Brewing, Cheluna Brewing, the Aurora stretch of East Coflax is quickly becoming a can’t miss brewery neighborhood as well.
2023 Parabola & Parabaloid Vintages Aged in a Trio of Rare Whiskey BarrelsMarch 15, 2023 | Tristan Chan
One of the country’s most prolific barrel-aged beers just received an added upgrade. Firestone Walker’s Parabola, which is regarded as one of the country’s pioneers in the barrel-aged Imperial Stout … Read More
2023 Collaboration Fest Official Beer List Features Over 120 CollabsMarch 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan
With just under two and a half weeks away from the 2023 Collaboration Fest, the Colorado Brewers Guild has finally revealed its official pour list for the festival. The one-of-a-kind event, which brings together local and national breweries to brew distinctly unique collaboration beers designed specifically to be showcased at the event will feature over 120 beers from over 170 collaborating breweries.
Second Dawn Brewing Opens in Aurora with a Focus on Inclusion & InnovationFebruary 17, 2023 | Tristan Chan 1
After debuting in 2017, New Belgium Brewing’s Voodoo Ranger series managed to accomplish the unthinkable by overtaking industry icon, Fat Tire Amber Ale as the pioneer brewery’s leading brand.
2023 Collaboration Fest Will Feature 175 Participating BreweriesFebruary 15, 2023 | Tristan Chan
With the 2023 beer festival season already well underway, one of Colorado’s biggest signature events is ready to unveil its full lineup. The 2023 Collaboration Fest, which this year moves to The Westin Westminster for the first time, will feature 175 participating breweries collaborating on over 120 beers.
Downloadable 2023 Bingo Boards for Super Bowl LVIIFebruary 10, 2023 | Tristan Chan
Whether you’re celebrating the return of Rihanna, the puppy bowl, or just the epic Cain vs Abel match-up between the two Kelce brothers, this Sunday’s big game has a ton of interesting storylines. And to help you stay engaged between all of the ridiculous commercials, and of course a sprinkling of football, we’ve once again helped by creating the 2023 Super Bowl Bingo Boards for Super Bowl LVII.
Where to Find 2023 Pliny the Younger Tappings in ColoradoFebruary 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan 4
The iconic Triple IPA that has inspired so much fandom and fervor as well as its share of imitators has returned yet again. Each February, Russian River Brewing‘s limited release of Pliny the Younger becomes a major event at both of the brewery’s Santa Rosa and Windsor locations and in the limited out-of-state markets that are lucky enough to receive shipments.
2023 Colorado Beer Festivals & Brewery Anniversary Tracker | Winter EditionJanuary 27, 2023 | Tristan Chan 1
It might still be Dry January for many folks, but the beer calendar is already beginning to fill up for the first half of the year. And with so many … Read More
New Belgium’s Fat Tire Overhauls Branding and Recipe After 32 YearsJanuary 17, 2023 | Tristan Chan 23
One of craft beer’s most iconic brands is about to look and taste a lot different after 32 years. New Belgium Brewing has announced a complete overhaul of its iconic Fat Tire brand, which includes new packaging, branding, and more importantly, a new recipe.
Enter to Win | Firestone Walker’s “Legendary Brewmaster Experience”January 13, 2023 | Tristan Chan
The same legendary brewery that has produced iconic industry-changing staples like Parabola, Union Jack, 805, Mind Haze, and Pivo Pils is giving one lucky beer fan the opportunity to join the “Legendary Brewmaster Experience.”
Firestone Walker Brewing invites beer fanatics to enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid, four-day, three-night VIP trip to visit all three Firestone Walker breweries in Venice, Buellton, and Paso Robles to brew with their all-star team. The winner of the Legendary Brewmaster Experience will receive an all-access Firestone Walker VIP weekend learning from the likes of co-founder David Walker, and Brewmaster, Matt Brynildson.