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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

One Minute Beer Review: Widmer Brothers-Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11′

July 18, 2012 |

Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11’ – Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR

ABV: 9.5%

IBU: 40

As part of our late night porch drinking session, Chase and I decided to crack open a Barrel Aged Barrbon. Much like Kentucky Ale’s Bourbon Barrel, … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Country Boy Brewing (Lexington, KY)

July 16, 2012 |

Country Boy Brewing | Lexington, KY

This is a brewery that Tim the Tool Man Taylor would go to after palling around with Al Borland on the set of Tool Time; a brewery that Zac Brown Band … Read More

PorchDrinking Launch Party Recap

July 13, 2012 |

Photos Courtesy of Erika Schultz and Lizzie Bourque

It has been said all along that PorchDrinking.com was created as a fun medium for several friends to gather.  It was an opportunity to enjoy drinking and talking about … Read More

Round Table Discussion

July 12, 2012 |

Every now and then we here at PorchDrinking will sit down for a little round table discussion to share our thoughts through our virtual porch.  This week’s topic?  Well since we’ve been going down memory lane with our fits … Read More

One Minute Beer Review- Southern Tier 2XIPA

July 11, 2012 |

2XIPA– Southern Tier Brewing Co, Lakewood, NY

ABV: 8.2%

One of my friends mentioned that Southern Tier could be comparable to the Great Divide of the North East.  To that I said, why the hell is a north eastern … Read More

One Minute Beer Review – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

July 9, 2012 |

Special Double Cream Stout – Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, MI

ABV: 6.1%

Available:  AZ, AL, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY,  MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, VA and WI

When I saw special double cream stout … Read More

More to Amurrrcuhhh than Bud Diesel

July 3, 2012 |

My country tis of thee sweet land of liberty of thee I drink.  I must admit, Amurrrcuhhh Day, or July 4th as many refer to it, is my favorite holiday.  There’s just no topping, grilling out and eating meat, … Read More

The NBA “Draft”

June 29, 2012 |

When I think of the combination of beer and basketball, initially my mind drifts towards Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated, box office smash hit BasketBall.  While their biopic about the creation of America’s newest national … Read More

1 Minute Beer Review: Frambozen

June 28, 2012 |

Frambozen- New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 15.5 Frambozen is exactly what it advertises, which is a raspberry brown ale. It has an understated amount of tart but just enough to pack a tasty punch. This … Read More

6/26/2012 Night Cap

June 27, 2012 |

As many of you know, myself and several members of our staff are based in the great state of Colorado and sadly this state is hurting some kind of awful right now. Wildfires have been ravaging several locations throughout … Read More

Launch Day Night Cap

June 26, 2012 |

Exactly two months ago today I purchased the domain name porchdrinking.com.  Now, after two unbelievable month we’ve had an unbelievable day. A huge thanks to all of our viewers for making that possible and an even bigger thanks to everyone involved.

This … Read More

The Civil Wars

June 23, 2012 | 1

My friends think I am insane. My parents don’t even bother asking anymore. The first step is admitting I have a problem, and I know without a doubt that I do. But it’s nights like tonight that … Read More