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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

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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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 | 1 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