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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

BREAKING | TRVE Brewing to Launch Colorado Distribution of Burial Beer & The Commons

February 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

American craft beer has always been an industry that has thrived off strong relationships and mutual respect. That sense of camaraderie and support of fellow industry talents has led to today’s news that beginning in March, Denver’s TRVE Brewing will begin limited distribution of Burial Beer Co. out of Asheville, North Carolina and The Commons Brewery out of Portland, Oregon.

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Powder Keg Brewing | Palisade Reunion Batch 2

February 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The term craft beer for all intents and purposes has jumped the shark. Over the past five to ten years, it has been sensationalized, marginalized and dragged through mud by the likes of Big Beer, bandwagoners and yes, even Wal-Mart.

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Beer Valentine’s Day Cards from PorchDrinking.com

February 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Whether Valentine’s Day is a special night filled with romance, the one day each year to indulge on copious amounts of sweet treats, or an excuse to raid your cellar and celebrate the single life, PorchDrinking wanted to wish all of our readers a very special Valentine’s Day with a set of Beer Themed Valentine’s Day Cards. We firkin love you all!

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The PorchCast | Ep 32 Avanti Food & Beverage’s Jason Snopkoski

February 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In episode 32 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Hunter and Jesse are joined by Jason Snopkoski, GM at Avanti Food & Beverage, Denver’s innovative restaurant incubator concept that boasts a full cocktail, wine and, most importantly, elite craft beer program. Avanti features a mix of eight DogFish Head beers as well as a showcase of 12 rotating local taps.

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2017 Super Bowl Bingo Cards

February 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It’s time once again for PorchDrinking’s 2017 Super Bowl 51 Bingo Cards. 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 party-goers’ enjoyment. Each square should be crossed off as they occur. And sure since this is PorchDrinking, take a drink each time you cross off a square.

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2017 Guide to Finding Pliny the Younger in Colorado

January 31, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In an age when cult beers have grown to become more and more plentiful. The standard bearer that still moves the needle when it comes to the zenith of release hype begins and ends with Russian River’s Russian River Brewing‘s Pliny the Younger.

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Bell’s Brewery Announces Distribution of Hopslam in Colorado

January 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Colorado has been the beneficiary of receiving both limited or, in some cases, wide distribution of nationally acclaimed cult following beers over the years, from Pliny the Elder, to Abraxas, Hill Farmstead’s Dorothy to Goose Island’s BCBS variants.

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BREAKING | New Belgium Available in All 50 States with 2017 Additions

January 24, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

New Belgium Brewing Company, the 4th largest craft brewery by production in 2016, has announced plans to expand distribution to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Oklahoma by the end of April 2017. The addition of these final four states will mark full distribution for New Belgium in all 50 states.

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The PorchCast | Ep 30 Recapping Beer in 2016 & Predictions for 2017

January 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The PorchCast team of Tristan Chan, Jesse Brookstein and Hunter Grondin are back at it in the new year. In this first episode of 2017 the trio take a look back at some of their favorite beers, breweries, and festivals from the past year. They also dive deeper into Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Fest while discussing on Tristan’s cardboard celebrity at the fest.

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On Tap Credit Union™ Presents: 2017 Beer Release Calendar Roundup

January 18, 2017 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

*Updated 1/31/2017: Around the Bend Beer Co., Tennessee Brew Works*

*Updated 1/27/2017: Stone Brewing*

*Updated 1/26/2017: Mountain Town Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pelican Brewing, Southern Tier*

*Updated 1/22/2017: Breckenridge Brewing, Boulder Beer, Bur Oak Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Foothills Brewing, Second Self, The Bruery, Victory Brewing*

*Updated 1/19/2017: Bronx Brewery, Funkwerks, Santa Fe Brewing, Virtue Cider*

For the past two years we’ve helped compile a round up of beer release calendars featuring some of your favorite breweries from around the country. It was another massive year for American beer as we’ve now crested over 5000 active breweries in the US and believe it or not, 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger. To help get you excited about the new brews coming out in 2017, we bring you the 2017 Beer Release Calendar round up.

Please keep in mind that these are merely a framework for anticipated releases. All dates and beers are subject to change. Breweries often end up producing these as a framework for their yearly production schedule, but will often adapt accordingly throughout the year.

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National Beer Writers Share Their Favorites from 2016

January 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

Cover Photo By Natrice Miller

In the spirit of collaboration, inspired by the beer industry we cover, the PorchDrinking team reached out to some of our buds who also do a tremendous job covering the beer scene and asked them to reflect on 2016, while also looking ahead in 2017. We polled a handful of these national beer writers and journalists about their favorite beers, breweries, trends and festivals from 2016, and predictions for 2017. Hear what they had to say!

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Calling All 2017 Beer Release Calendars

December 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As we near the end of another calendar year it’s time to turn our attentions to the future. For the third consecutive year, PorchDrinking is compiling Beer Release Calendars from across the industry to preview the multitude of amazing beers being released this year.

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