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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

Roundtable Discussion: Shark Week… ish

August 15, 2012 |

Watching Shark Week every year just makes me think that getting mauled by a great white just might be the most badass way to go out. Kinda morbid but, what would be the most badass way you would want … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist: Folkin’ Around

August 14, 2012 |

* Editor’s Note: The PorchDrinking Playlist will feature weekly post to help aid in your porch drinking sessions. Some like the one today, will be themed toward specific genres.

Going forward, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter or post comments to recommend songs … Read More

Beer Olympics … More Coverage

August 14, 2012 |

Our friend Halley O’Brien over at Sunday Waffles bring us her outrageously hilarious take on Saturday’s Beer Olympics.  U-S-A, Spain, U-S-A, Spain!

For more from Halley check out halleyobrien.com or for more Sunday Waffles … facebook.com/sundaywaffles!

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Beer Olympics … the Beginning of the End

August 14, 2012 |

Beer Olympics Logo Created By Erin Horn

I never thought that I’d participate in another Beer Olympics after graduating college. But then again I never thought I’d ever actually graduate from college. Now I love the Olympics, and I always … Read More

High Gravity Brewing On Its Way!

August 13, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Lately trying to keep track of new breweries has been kinda like trying to keep track of FroYo stores, they keep popping up and I completely OK with that. The latest in Denver’s Craft Beer Renaissance period is Craig Rothgery’s High Gravity Brewing which is hoping to open it’s doors by late December or early January, a perfect way to start the new year.
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Roundtable Discussion: Meat vs. Beer

August 8, 2012 |

Last weekend during a porch drinking session, a few of our writers debated if they had to give up one thing whether it would be worse to have to give up drinking beer or eating meet.

Pat: I would … Read More

Avery 19th Anniversary Party

August 7, 2012 |

I’ve often described the beer industry as a community, but when it comes to the people who work at these establishments, it’s often more fitting to call it a family. Avery was recently announced as the 49th best place … Read More

GABF Tickets on Sale TODAY!

August 2, 2012 |

Just a reminder that GABF general public tickets go on sale TODAY at 10 a.m. MDT, noon on the east coast. Be sure to buy your tickets ASAP as they will sell out quickly. PorchDrinking will be teaming up … Read More

Two One Minute Beer Reviews

August 2, 2012 |

Mexican Chocolate Stout – Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Denver, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 50

I had been told numerous times over the past year that getting to Copper Kettle was a must. Yesterday Cat, our social media coordinator, and a … Read More

Olympic Observation Not So Roundtable

August 1, 2012 |

Typically at around 2pm on Wednesdays we have a roundtable discussion about something or another, whether it be whether the 90’s housed the most prolific run of children’s tv shows or what people remember most from the Olympics.  Following that … Read More

GABF Ticketmaster Snafu Fixed

July 31, 2012 |

Brewer’s Association Members who were looking to purchase Great American Beer Fest tickets this morning, ran into a bit of a holdup. Apparently Ticketmaster had complications with it’s terms an conditions. GABF’s official twitter account announced that that issue … Read More

Virginia Opens It’s Taps to Craft Beer

July 31, 2012 |

The state of Virginia has finally joined the tap room movement. Recently passed Senate Bill 604 now allows draft beer to be served in breweries without the requirement of an attached restaurant. The Virginia Commonwealth is hoping the law will … Read More

2012 Summer Brew Fest Recap

July 31, 2012 |

While Ryan Lochte, Lolo Jones, and Anthony Davis were kicking off the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.  The PorchDrinking crew was kicking off our own opening ceremonies of sorts.  Friday night, part of the PD staff convened at Mile High Station, just … Read More

Beer News Recap

July 27, 2012 |

It’s hard to believe that two days ago marked the 1 month anniversary of PorchDrinking.com’s existence. During that time we have built a great community of readers, established a recurring schedule, and even gained press passes for tomorrow’s Summer Brew … Read More

Great Divide – Grand Cru

July 26, 2012 |

Grand Cru – Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO

ABV: 11%

When it comes to beer, Great Divide’s Grand Cru translates perfectly to the case of a classic tragic romance. It is without a doubt one of the finest beers I … Read More

Roundtable Discussion: The Summer Olympics

July 25, 2012 |

 

Tristan: I love the Olympics, not as much as my friend Jessica from high school… she LOVES the Olympics, so much so that she and her roommate Hannah had an Olympic themed beer party with beers indigenous to … Read More

State of the PorchDrinking.com Address

July 23, 2012 |

Hi folks, we just wanted to update our PorchDrinking community real quick about some of the amazing things that have been going on around the PorchDrinking mother ship. First of all it has been a tremendous first month for the … Read More

PorchDrinking Sports Week in Review

July 23, 2012 |

Typically Monday mornings are reserved for our sports week in review. I’ll cover that briefly below, but check back in later this morning for another recap of what’s been happening around the PorchDrinking complex this past week!

First of … Read More

Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to Aurora

July 20, 2012 |

PorchDrinking extends our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the Aurora shooting. As many of you know many of our staff are based in Denver and we were shocked and completely saddened by this morning’s tragic event.

The … Read More

Roundtable Discussion: Children’s Television

July 18, 2012 |

Most of the PorchDrinking staff ranges in the 24-26 years age range.  As Fun.’s lead singer Nate Ruess so eloquently put it, we are young.   Our roundtable discussion this week bring brings up a very polarizing issue, one that … Read More