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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

*UPDATED* Denver Breweries to Remain Open for Beer Delivery and To-Go Sales

March 23, 2020 |

It’s been a roller coaster of a day for the City of Denver beginning with a press conference from Mayor Michael Hancock at 2 pm, where he announced the shut down of non-essential businesses throughout the city in response to … Read More

Colorado Governor Temporarily Allows Alcohol Delivery from Restaurants, Bars, Breweries

March 21, 2020 |

While each state continues to react in real-time to the ever-evolving landscape as a result of COVID-19, many states have begun loosening legislation to allow restaurants, bars, night clubs, wineries, and even breweries the ability to deliver beer to customers … Read More

List of Colorado Breweries That Have Closed Taprooms or Switched to To-Go Only

March 16, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the global market, Colorado craft breweries, like many small businesses have had to make difficult decisions while awaiting more drastic measures set fort by the local government. Earlier today, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock … Read More

BREAKING | Brewers Association Cancels 2020 Craft Brewers Conference

March 12, 2020 |

As the fallout from COVID-19 continues to impact the world in a variety of different ways, high profile events ranging from the NCAA Tournament, NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS seasons, to arena concerts and SXSW, have all begun canceling or … Read More

BREAKING | Colorado Brewers Guild Suspends 2020 Collaboration Fest

March 12, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to take its toll on major events around the country, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) has announced that Denver’s 2020 Collaboration Fest will be suspended indefinitely. The decision follows the lead of several other high … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 |

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events.

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Liberati Restaurant Announces It Will Be Closing March 1

February 28, 2020 |

From the on-set Liberati Restaurant & Brewery has been an ambitious undertaking. As Denver’s first brewery focused on oenobeer wine/beer hybrids, founder Alex Liberati was already bringing something completely new to the Denver beer scene. But in addition to pushing … Read More

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