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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

Brewery Preview | The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver, CO)

May 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Over the past decade, craft beer has risen from relative obscurity, to relative general commercial buy-in and now reached the point of exploring the next great frontiers of innovation. From spirit barrel-aging, to mix-culture sours and wilds, lupulin powder to adjunct ingredients, our understanding of beer continues to expand each and every day.
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The Bruery Sells Majority Stake to Castanea Partners

May 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Orange County, CA based craft brewery, The Bruery, announced this morning, that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Castanea Partners, which would sell a majority stake to the Boston, MA based private equity firm.

The experimental and barrel-aged focused, The Bruery explained the decision to partner with Castanea this morning via a blog post stating “which will enable us to continue to grow in ways consistent with our ideals”.

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Peter Bouckaert Leaving New Belgium to Launch Purpose Brewing and Cellars

May 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The classic Greek philosopher Socrates was quoted as saying, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” That continuous quest for knowledge and life’s next great challenge continues to drive Peter Bouckaert. Bouckaert announced today, that he will be transitioning from his current position as Brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing to team up Zach and Laura Wilson formerly of 1933 Brewing, to form Purpose Brewing and Cellars.

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Stranahan’s Distillery Teams Up with Denver’s Brown Palace for 125th Anniversary

May 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Colorado has long exuded an air of intrigue and mysticism for its gruff Wild West ways. It is perhaps this pioneering attitude, but also rough and tumble mindset, that has helped perpetuate today’s deeply rooted fascination with handcrafted brewing and distilling culture.

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BREAKING | Anheuser-Busch Monopolizes South African Hop Supply from Craft Breweries

May 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In the wake of last week’s Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) acquisition of Wicked Weed Brewing, many casual and die hard craft beer fans have been left debating the objectives, intent and repercussions ABI’s growing empire would have on the craft industry.

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Growing List of National Breweries Rescind RSVP to Wicked Weed Funkatorium Invitational

May 4, 2017 | 16 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It has been a rough twenty four hours for the craft beer industry, as droves of national brewers have begun voicing their responses to Wicked Weed Brewing’s acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The first and perhaps most high profile response came from Jester King Brewing’s Jeffrey Stuffings who shared a heartfelt, but definitive statement on the Austin brewery’s policy toward future collaborations and sales of Wicked Weed products.

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The PorchCast | Ep 36 Spice Trade Brewing & Wicked Weed Acquisition

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

Housed in a 150 year old building in Arvada, CO, Spice Trade Brewing, what was formerly Yak & Yeti Brew Pub, has entered in its next evolutionary phase. After undergoing a re-branding, launching a series of new beers and hiring a new head brewer in Jeff Tyler, Spice Trade Brewing is now in search of a second production facility with plans to enter Denver’s competitive retail market.Spice Trade Brewing

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Jester King Nixes Wicked Weed Collab & Addresses Anheuser-Busch Purchase

May 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Diehard craft beer community followers weren’t the only ones shocked to learn of today’s Wicked Weed acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Jester King Brewery Founder Jeffery Stuffings shared his thoughts on today’s acquisition announcing that Jester King would no longer sell Wicked Weed products based on the principal that the world’s largest brewery conglomerate has actively pushed legislation to oppose the interest of Texas craft brewers. Read More

NEWS | Anheuser-Busch Acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

May 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This morning, Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the world’s largest brewery conglomerate, announced the acquisition of Wicked Weed Brewing.

The Asheville, NC brewery began as a 15 barrel pub system in 2012, founded by brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson along with friends Ryan, Rick and Denise Guthy, Originally focused on West Coast style IPAs and Belgians, Wicked Weed quickly developed a reputation for wild, sour and experimental barrel-aged beers. This progression led to the opening of their Funkatorium sour beer taproom and barrel-aging facility in 2014, a second 50 barrel production facility in 2015, and most recently The Funk House and company headquarters which houses a custom designed brewhouse and training facility.

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BREAKING | Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake Location to Open May 15

April 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

We’ve known for decades that movies are best enjoyed with an endless supply of popcorn and a cold beer. In fact, this marrying of these two joys has remained an earnest focus here on PorchDrinking.com, which is why earlier this past year, we were thrilled to begin a partnership with Alamo Drafthouse in Denver. We’re thrilled to announce that Alamo’s second Denver location, Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, is set to open May 15 at 4255 W. Colfax Ave.

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Event Preview | Dogfish Head Record Store Day Vintage & Vinyls @ Avanti F&B

April 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

When: Saturday, April 22 from 11:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos Street

What: Dogfish Head + PorchDrinking.com rare vintage beers + BYO Vinyl to play on-site!

There might be no more soothing sound than the scratch of needle to vinyl, well perhaps the fresh pop of a church key cracking open a cold bottle of beer. This Saturday’s Record Store Day offers the opportunity to combine the two, as PorchDrinking has once again teamed up with Dogfish Head for Vintage and Vinyl at Avanti Food & Beverage.

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What Happens When Craft Beer Replaces Your Neighborhood Bar?

March 31, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I graduated from college almost exactly eight years ago and pretty soon thereafter found my way west to explore the wild unknown that is Colorado. As you can clearly tell, I’m no native, but I’ve been around Denver long enough to have witnessed the transformation of this city in a variety of different ways.

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Meet Andres Gil Zaldana, New Executive Director of the Colorado Brewers Guild

March 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It’s not often you can refer to a DC insider as an outsider, but such is the case for Andres Gil Zaldana, the Colorado Brewers Guild’s (CBG) newly named Executive Director. Zaldana, who previously served with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as an attorney in private practice, is a newcomer to working in the craft beer industry.

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Great Lakes Brewing Begins Canning, Adds Rally Drum Red to Rotation

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

Canning beers, so hot right now. Even for an old guard Midwestern stalwart like Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), the practice of canning beers has become so ubiquitous and widely adopted that after 28 years, the Cleveland-based brewery has shifted to offer a new option toward their packaged beer products.

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The PorchCast | Ep 34 Previewing Collaboration Fest with Two Parts

March 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

For Episode 34 of The PorchCast, the whole gang sat down with Casey Berry, Tobias Kraus, Keanan Stoner and Alex Weissner of Two Parts to preview next Saturday’s 4th annual Collaboration Fest.

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