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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

Brewers Association Announces America’s 50 Fastest Growing Breweries

March 27, 2019 |

As the craft beer landscape begins entering mid-stage maturation from the majority of its brewery base, expansive growth becomes more and more common among younger breweries.

Today the Brewers Association, craft beer’s governing trade organization announced their list of the … Read More

The Big Reveal to Crown Colorado’s Best IPA in Unique Blind Tasting

March 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

We’re stripping away all the labels, obscuring the flashy names, and getting back to basics with a good old fashioned blind tasting event to crown Colorado’s best traditional American-style IPA (sorry Brut and Hazy fans, your time will come eventually).

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Old121 Brewhouse Opening in Lakewood’s Former Caution Brewing Spot

March 14, 2019 | 1

It’s incredible what can be accomplished over post-shift drinks, new friendships, new relationships, new business plans, and in the case of Old121 Brewhouse, ironically enough, a new brewery.

Lakewood, Colorado’s fifth largest city, technically a municipality of Denver, is about … Read More

We’re Giving Away Tickets to Saturday’s 2019 Collaboration Fest

March 12, 2019 |

122 collaboration projects, uniting 195 breweries spanning 41 different states, along with two international breweries. Collaboration Fest returns this Saturday, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Denver.

What has grown to become one of the best representations of the craft … Read More

BREAKING | America’s 2018 Top 50 Largest Breweries by Volume

March 12, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Every year the Brewers Association releases their list of the top 50 breweries by volume based on overall craft beer sales for the previous year.
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Event Preview | 2019 Wynkoop Day of Dorks Festival Pour List

March 8, 2019 |

Celebrating uniqueness is a cornerstone of the American craft beer industry. From foraged ingredients to revived ancient ales, new pilot hop varieties, and yes even pastry stouts, American brewers have brought a new level of innovation to the industry through … Read More

Editorial | The Time for Women to Run the Beer Industry is Now

March 8, 2019 |

The time for women to run this beer industry is now. Despite the efforts of stodgy scared obstinate old curmudgeons like Bill Metzger, the former co-publisher of the Great Lakes Brewing News, this industry is no longer a man’s world, … Read More

The Big Reveal Tickets On Sale | Crown Colorado’s Best Traditional IPA

March 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Colorado Brewers Guild has partnered with and Union Station to launch the debut of The Big Reveal, taking place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, during the 2019 Colorado Craft Beer Week. Tickets are on sale NOW!

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2019 Collaboration Fest Pour List Reveals Extreme Experimentation

March 6, 2019 |

In an age when beer festivals have become a dime a dozen, Collaboration Fest remains a bastion of creativity and innovation. With 122 collaboration projects, uniting 195 breweries spanning 41 different states, along with two international breweries, this year’s Collaboration … Read More

Lady Justice Brewing Teams with Alamo Drafthouse on Astral Aviator

March 5, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The powerful women behind Denver’s Lady Justice Brewing (LJB) have teamed up with Alamo Drafthouse to support the powerful women behind Girls Rock Denver, and it seems only appropriate that they’re doing so during the week of International Women’s Day.

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2019 WeldWerks Invitational Tickets Go on Sale Saturday

February 28, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

How do you top perfection? I think we’re about to find out. WeldWerks Brewing, already one of the country’s hottest rising breweries, debuted one of the country’s most impressive beer festivals in last year’s inaugural WeldWerks Invitational. Allow me to reiterate, not just one of the best new beer festivals, one of the country’s best beer festivals period. And now we know a few details about 2019’s follow up performance.

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Pour List | Win Tickets to Saturday’s Boulder Winter Craft Beer Festival

February 27, 2019 |

Now in its fifth year, Winter Craft Beer Festival returns to Boulder this Saturday to once again showcase some of independent craft beer’s best winter seasonals. This year’s fest will feature 55 breweries showcasing over 150 beers plus live … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 58 | Goldspot Brewing’s Kelissa Hieber

February 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In episode 58 of The PorchCast, the full PorchCast crew reunited to speak with Kelissa Hieber, of Goldspot Brewing to talk about their big year of change and preview this weekend’s 4th Anniversary Party.

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Join PorchDrinking & Alamo Drafthouse for Founders CBS Tapping

February 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Have you had a chance to try one of the country’s most hyped beer releases? Next Tuesday, February 26, join and Alamo Drafthouse Littleton for a special tapping of the 2019 vintage of Founders Brewing’s CBS, Canadian Breakfast Stout, along with a Founders tap takeover featuring more from the Grand Rapids-based brewery.

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2019 Collaboration Fest Announces List of Collaborating Breweries

February 14, 2019 |

Over the past six years, Denver’ Collaboration Fest has grown to represent the foundation of which this industry was built upon. Fostering a deep sense of community, pairing neighbors, friends from across the country, entire geographical regions, and even breweries from across … Read More

Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year to Win Free Beer for Life

February 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s the ultimate test of endurance, fortitude, knowledge and charisma, we’re not talking about the Jeopardy, this isn’t Ultimate Ninja Warrior, and it certainly isn’t the Olympics, but combine all three and add a whole lot more beer and you just might be onto something. Tomorrow, Denver’s most historic craft brewery, Wynkoop Brewing, will once again crown one knowledgeable beer fan the title of Beer Drinker of the Year.

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Where to Find 2019 Pliny the Younger in Colorado

February 6, 2019 | 1

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

Denver’s FERMÆNTRA Brewery Announces Upcoming Closure

February 5, 2019 |

2019 has already been an ugly year for craft breweries in Colorado. While we’re just over a month into the new year, four Colorado breweries have already announced their closure including Woodland Park’s Ute Pass Brewing, Lost Highway Brewing in … Read More

Play Along with the 2019 Super Bowl Bingo Boards

February 2, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It’s time once again for PorchDrinking’s 2019 Super Bowl Bingo Cards for Super Bowl 53. 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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February’s Looking Stout, Here’s the 2019 Mountain Sun Stout Month Lineup

January 24, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Ok, so 2019 didn’t exactly start off on the best note, with the government shut down, dumb people BirdBoxing the internet, more Kanye tweets, the whole Covington Catholic thing and another Patriots Super Bowl appearance, I think most of America is ready to move on to February.

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