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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

Drie Fonteinen Arrives in Colorado Through Culture Beverage

May 16, 2019 |

One of the world’s most revered Lambic producers has long been elusive to Colorado beer fans, but this week beers from Brasserie de Drie Fonteinen will hit store shelves throughout the Front Range thanks to newly formed wholesaler, Culture Beverage.

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What Does the Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Merger Mean for Craft Beer?

May 10, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

While most of craft beer’s largest watershed moments have involved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (ABI) acquisition of an iconic, previously independent craft brewery, yesterday’s merger between Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Brewery marked an equally resonant moment for the industry, that didn’t directly involve its biggest player.

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The PorchCast Ep 60 | Karen Hertz of Holidaily Brewing

May 9, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In episode 60 of The PorchCast we met up with Karen Hertz, founder of Holidaily Brewing in Golden, CO, to discuss the opening of their new production facility, which now becomes the country’s largest 100% gluten-free dedicated production facility in the U.S.

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Here’s How Thor Ended Up Drinking Creature Comforts in Avengers Endgame

May 2, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In an alternate timeline of the Marvel comics, Thor, the God of Thunder, could have become the God of Craft Beer. Craft beer nerds who’ve also seen Avengers Endgame, might have noticed several cameo appearances by one of craft beer’s fastest rising brands, Athens, GA’s Creature Comforts Brewing, and now we know how that all came to be.

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Casey Brewing & Blending Opening Second Tasting Room Location

May 2, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

One of the country’s most prolific sour ale producers, Casey Brewing and Blending is about to become a little more accessible. The Colorado-based brewery announced yesterday via social media, that it will be opening up a second tasting room location in downtown Glenwood Springs, just six miles from its current facility.

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Colorado Brewers Guild Bids Farewell to Steve Kurowski

April 26, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Over the past decade, there may be no more iconic figure, and beard, that has holistically represented Colorado craft beer, than Steve Kurowski. Today, his tenure is coming to a close after nine years of service, to become Marketing Director for Laws Whiskey House. While serving as the Operations, Marketing and Events Director for the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), Kurowski not only helped grow the organization from just under 100 members to now over 250, but also brought stability and greater national awareness to Colorado’s craft beer scene.

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The PorchCast Ep 59 | Peter Bouckaert & Dick Cantwell

April 25, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In episode 59 of The PorchCast recorded during the Craft Brewers Conference, we were honored to welcome two legends who literally wrote the book on barrel-aged beers.

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David Coors Talks Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Lager & Future of AC Golden

April 23, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Reading more like a scene from National Treasure than your typical beer origin story, the recipe for AC Golden’s latest release, which was first recorded in the annals of history by Adolph Coors himself, was only recently uncovered in a dusty, old, forgotten brewer’s log, stored in the Coors archive room.

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Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Previews Brewery List

April 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In the game of beers, you evolve or you die. Game of Thrones allusions aside, Avery Brewing, one of Colorado’s most storied brewing programs, has leaned into the notion that all great things must continue to evolve.

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WeldWerks Brewing Opening Second Location in Colorado Springs

April 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Since inception, WeldWerks Brewing has defied convention. Before anyone thought it was possible, they put the agriculturally driven city of Greeley on the map as a national beer destination when no one thought possible. Liquor stores scoffed when WeldWerks introduced Juicy Bits in 16oz cans, and people thought they were crazy when they announced last year, that they would be introducing over 100 varieties of beers throughout the year, but they surpassed that mark as well.

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CBC Week Specialty Beer Releases Guide

April 5, 2019 |

Much like we’ve come to know from when the Great American Beer Festival come to town, one of the major external benefits of major industry centric events like next week’s Craft Brewers Conference coming to town, has been the growing … Read More

Stone Brewing Sells Berlin World Bistro & Gardens Facility to BrewDog

April 5, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

After just three years, the Stone Brewing experiment in Germany is over. Founder Greg Koch penned a letter via the Stone Brewing blog to announce the sale of their Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin to BrewDog.

Koch’s letter cited several reasons that lead to Stone Berlin’s demise including bureaucracy, construction hold-ups, cultural price point preferences and more.

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Avery Brewing Expands Majority Investment with Mahou San Miguel

April 2, 2019 |

This morning, Boulder-based Avery Brewing announced that it has increased its partnership with Spanish family-owned Mahou San Miguel. What began as a minority 30% ownership agreement announced in November 2017, has been expanded to majority ownership of 70% of the … Read More

Brewers Association Announces America’s 50 Fastest Growing Breweries

March 27, 2019 |

As the craft beer landscape begins entering mid-stage maturation from the majority of its brewery base, expansive growth becomes more and more common among younger breweries.

Today the Brewers Association, craft beer’s governing trade organization announced their list of the … Read More

The Big Reveal to Crown Colorado’s Best IPA in Unique Blind Tasting

March 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

We’re stripping away all the labels, obscuring the flashy names, and getting back to basics with a good old fashioned blind tasting event to crown Colorado’s best traditional American-style IPA (sorry Brut and Hazy fans, your time will come eventually).

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Old121 Brewhouse Opening in Lakewood’s Former Caution Brewing Spot

March 14, 2019 | 1

It’s incredible what can be accomplished over post-shift drinks, new friendships, new relationships, new business plans, and in the case of Old121 Brewhouse, ironically enough, a new brewery.

Lakewood, Colorado’s fifth largest city, technically a municipality of Denver, is about … Read More

We’re Giving Away Tickets to Saturday’s 2019 Collaboration Fest

March 12, 2019 |

122 collaboration projects, uniting 195 breweries spanning 41 different states, along with two international breweries. Collaboration Fest returns this Saturday, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Denver.

What has grown to become one of the best representations of the craft … Read More

BREAKING | America’s 2018 Top 50 Largest Breweries by Volume

March 12, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Every year the Brewers Association releases their list of the top 50 breweries by volume based on overall craft beer sales for the previous year.
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Event Preview | 2019 Wynkoop Day of Dorks Festival Pour List

March 8, 2019 |

Celebrating uniqueness is a cornerstone of the American craft beer industry. From foraged ingredients to revived ancient ales, new pilot hop varieties, and yes even pastry stouts, American brewers have brought a new level of innovation to the industry through … Read More

Editorial | The Time for Women to Run the Beer Industry is Now

March 8, 2019 |

The time for women to run this beer industry is now. Despite the efforts of stodgy scared obstinate old curmudgeons like Bill Metzger, the former co-publisher of the Great Lakes Brewing News, this industry is no longer a man’s world, … Read More