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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

Hooplagers Combines Pool Party, Elite Lagers, Ultimate Fest Experience

July 19, 2019 |

I’m not going to lie, most beer festivals today often leave me a bit uninspired. Unless you’re pulling a big time lineup of breweries and beers, have tied in a significant giving component, or have found a way to create … Read More

Denver Beer Beat | Colorado Beer Events for Week of July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 |

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 … Read More

Bell’s Oberon Ale Label Gets New Look to Close Out Summer

July 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

One of the country’s most iconic beer brands, Bell’s Oberon is getting a slightly updated look to close out the summer. This morning, Bell’s Brewery announced that it will introduce a short run special edition label to run through the end of August.

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2019 Denver Rare Beer Tasting Pour List Has Arrived

July 15, 2019 |

As we’ve articulated a few times, GABF week’s multitude of events have lately grown to the point of overshadowing the event itself. And while many of these periphery activities offer a host of rare or limited distribution beers, Pints for … Read More

Forecastle Music Festival Fuses Craft Beer and Bourbon Experience

July 12, 2019 |

Much like America’s best beer festivals, today’s elite level music festivals have begun prescribing to the notion that top tier events must elevate what they offer to provide attendees with a fully holistic experience. Such is the case with Louisville, … Read More

5 Questions with Tamir Danon of Novel Strand Brewing

July 11, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

In order to stand out as a new brewery in one of the country’s most densely populated beer cities, you need make incredible beer, you have to bring something different to the table, you must maintain discipline, and you have to have a strong business plan.

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First Look | Alamo Drafthouse Westminster Opens This Weekend

June 27, 2019 |

Hold on to your butts, the Colorado movie-going experience is about to be elevated in a big way. Alamo Drafthouse, pioneers in the cinema industry, pairing classic contemporary and cult-following movie screenings, with sing-a-longs, themed event spectacles, a killer culinary … Read More

The Big Eat Food Fest Pairs Beer, Cider and More with Culinary Masters

June 19, 2019 |

Over the past ten years, Denver’s culinary scene has experienced a renaissance similar to that of its craft beer counter parts. Now drawing some of the country’s preeminent chefs and restauranteurs, Denver has become a hotbed for elite level culinary … Read More

Great Divide 25th Anniversary Returns to Ballpark with Huge Pour List

June 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Denver’s oldest and largest production brewery is getting back to basics. Great Divide Brewing will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by bringing the party back to their original Arapahoe Street location for a block party-style celebration this Saturday from 2-5pm, as it had done for so many years.

The weekend’s festivities will also feature several familiar nods with 14 variant takes on their iconic Yeti Imperial Stout, including 25th Anniversary Big Yeti, a higher octane 13.5% version available on draft and in 19.2 oz cans to-go, and never before released Maple Pecan and S’mores versions.

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2019 WeldWerks Invitational Announces Saturday’s Pour List

June 17, 2019 |

One of the country’s most prolific new beer festivals returns this Saturday in the 2019 WeldWerks Invitational, and we now know exactly what to expect. The Greeley, CO-based brewery has announced their pour list for Saturday’s SOLD OUT event taking … Read More

Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Brings Elite Festival Experience

June 12, 2019 |

If there’s one true constant in the Colorado craft beer scene, it’s that Avery Brewing knows how to throw one helluva beer festival. In its second year of shifting from multiple style-themed festivals such as their Sour Fest and Strong … Read More

One of Denver’s Best Beer Fests Announces New Format & Brewery List

June 10, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As we’ve articulated a few times, GABF week’s multitude of events have lately grown to the point of overshadowing the event itself. And while many of these periphery activities offer a host of rare or limited distribution beers, Pints for Prostates’ Denver Rare Beer Tasting offers one of the most impressive lineups collectively in one place, that you’ll find all weekend.

One of the many reasons the Rare Beer Tasting has been able to attract stellar beer lineups and brewery celebrities like Garret Oliver and Sam Calagione, is that Pints for Prostates has made such a relevant impact.

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Kentucky’s Country Boy Brewing is Growing into a Regional Power

June 6, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

To most Americans, Kentucky is known primarily for bourbon, basketball, horse racing and fried chicken. However much like the rest of the country, one of the Bluegrass state’s fastest growing commodities is a result of the recent rise of craft beer. In just the past decade alone, brands like Lexington’s Alltech Brewing, Country Boy Brewing, West Sixth Brewery, and Northern Kentucky’s Braxton Brewing have emerged as formidable players in the state, all producing over 14,000 barrels of beer in 2018.

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2019 Avery Invitational Pour List Preview & Ticket Giveaway

June 3, 2019 |

The Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary, which now enters its second year, is primed for an even bigger celebration than its debut. Armed with an all-star cast of breweries, and plans to unleash a myriad of vintages, this year’s festival … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 61 | Andrew Duvall of Resolute Brewing Tap & Cellar

May 23, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In episode 61 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Sami and Sam were joined by Andrew Duvall, Sales and Community Manager for Resolute Brewing to talk about their new Arvada taproom and barrel-aging facility located at 18148 W. 92nd Ln, #100 in Arvada, CO. Resolute Brewing Tap & Cellar opens to the public this Friday, May 24.

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Fate Brewing Founder Mike Lawinski Discusses Upcoming Closure

May 21, 2019 |

The past 48 hours have not been kind to Colorado’s craft beer scene as Littleton’s 38 State Brewing and Boulder’s Fate Brewing both announced their upcoming closure.

The two Front Range breweries now join Woodland Park’s Ute Pass Brewing, Lost … Read More

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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