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Shelton Brothers’ The Festival Initial Brewery List & Tickets On Sale Friday

July 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Over the past 19 years, Shelton Brothers has grown to become one of the country’s most prestigious importers of international beer, as well as one of the more recognizable distributors in the U.S. Gaining recognition for carrying elite level brands like Cantillon, Blaugies, Fantôme and more, the MA-based wholesalers have also laid claim to one of the most elite-level beer festivals in the country. The Festival, which rotates cities each year showcases not only the Shelton Brothers catalog but also some of the country’s best and brightest up-and-coming breweries.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Ultimate 6er | Vikings: Beer, Books & Binge-Watching

July 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

“Soon I shall be drinking ale from curved horns.” ~Ragnar Lothbrok, Vikings.

Vikings, the History Channel’s globally-popular Vikings is set to return for its Season 5, Part B this fall. While the drama takes creative license with history, the show itself is captivating and as a bonus, the show sheds light on Nordic (including Viking) culture, which has inspired many to investigate Nordic history. Mostly, it’s just a fun TV show and perfect for pairing with beer. Here are six themes (mostly derived from seasons 1-3) coupled with both beers and history books that are meant to help enhance your Viking viewing experience. So, binge watch the old shows and then get ready for some more action this fall.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | July 18-24, 2018

July 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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Edmund’s Oast | Sour Blackberry Raspberry

July 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

One of the greatest things about craft beer is the actuality that people are being introduced to it every day. Whether by sheer curiosity or encouragement, craft beer finds it way to someone’s palate for the very first time. Although many will argue that the craft beer scene is becoming over saturated, there are still markets that have tons of potential. If you reside outside of the Southeast you may consider Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida as big brewery states for beer chasers and beercations. Emerging as a front runner for brewery hot beds, Charleston, South Carolina is adding on to it’s already impeccable list of reasons to visit and helping put South Carolina on that very radar. Read More

BREAKING | Three Weavers Brewing Joins Oskar Blues’ CANarchy Collective

July 17, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Los Angeles-based Three Weavers Brewing has announced today that it will be joining Oskar Blues Brewing Company under the Fireman Capital-backed Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective. Today’s news comes less than a week after the announcement that Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing would also be joining the CANarchy family.

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CraftBeer.com & PorchDrinking.com Had a Baby!

July 17, 2018 | 2

In most any celebration, raising a beer is an appropriate practice. This is especially true in the case of welcoming a new life to the world and the subsequent bonding of two families.  A beery toast is even more fitting … Read More

Event Preview | Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild’s Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival

July 17, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When the temperature is well over 100 degrees, there are two places most people want to be: the pool or in air conditioning. The Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild wasn’t able to host a beer festival pool party, so they did the next best thing and will be hosting Arizona’s premier craft beer festival, Real Wild & Woody, on July 28, 2018 in the air conditioning at the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition to a varied selection of brews, they’re bringing the great outdoors inside with an outdoorsy, camping theme throughout and a bunch of interactive games for attendees to play. Read More

New Belgium | Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza

July 17, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Though the calendar reads that it’s only mid-July, much of the country has steadily reached temperatures of 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the past few weeks. When it’s this hot outside, it’s natural to yearn for something cold, crisp and refreshing to quench your thirst. New Belgium’s Mural Agua Fresca, a collaboration with Mexico City’s Cervecería Primus, is not only a unique entry for summer beer seasonals, but it also checks all the boxes for the perfect beer to beat the heat.

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Inaugural Red Rocks Beer Festival Announces Brewery List

July 16, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

From music-themed breweries, to brew day playlists, music inspired beer names, and live-in-taproom performances, to band collaboration beers, the alignment between music and beer have run deep in a variety of different ways. This summer, music and beer fanatics will have the best of both worlds at the inaugural Red Rocks Beer Festival, taking place Sunday, August 19 at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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36 Colorado Brewery Openings for July, August & September 2018

July 16, 2018 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 13 min

When it is this hot for summer, you can either go run out in the sprinklers, head to the mountains, or grab a tasty brew. Or do all three! First, let’s start with a fresh pint from one of the 36 Colorado brewery openings for July, August, and September. Perhaps you will go try your first South American beer with corn as the main ingredient or even your first grape beer (oenobeer).

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Tired Hands Brewing Co. | SEHT Saison

July 16, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Good old Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Home to the Philly cheese steak, the current Super Bowl champions, the Liberty Bell, soft pretzels and a heaping selection of fantastic beers. One could spend a full day traveling to all the breweries in the Philadelphia area and not even come close to trying them all. Trust me, I’ve tried and failed.

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What We’re Drinking | July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Independence Day may have already passed us by, but the porchdrinking continues at a feverish pace. With several heat waves underway throughout these United States, it is only logical that we cool our hot bodies and fiery tempers with some cold brews. This is What We’re Drinking.
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Dovetail Set to Release Chicago’s First Commercially-Produced Kriek

July 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Dovetail Brewery’s Kriek beer has been in the works for almost as long as the brewery has been open. After two years in production, the Kriek, believed to be the first Kriek commercially produced in Chicago, will be released in bottles tomorrow at the brewery.

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The PorchCast | Ep 52 – 14er Brewing Acquires Former Beryl’s Beer Co. Space

July 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In a very special edition of the PorchCast, Tristan was joined by Andrew Kaczmarek and Nato Francescato, founders of Denver’s 14er Brewing to announce their acquisition of the former Beryl’s Beer Co. facility. That news, combined with their recent announcement of opening a taproom in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver, makes for one massive month for 14er Brewing.

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First Look | Novel Strand Brewing Opens Today in Denver’s Baker Neighborhood

July 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Tamir Danon isn’t concerned about your Instagram photos, he isn’t interested in your Untappd reviews, and you won’t be sampling a flight at his brewery any time soon. He just wants you to relax, step aside from all of the distractions and just enjoy the beer. Danon, along with his wife Chantel Columna, and college friend Ayana Coker are the co-founders of Denver’s newest brewery, Novel Strand Brewing. Opening today at 1st and Cherokee in Denver’s Baker District at 3 pm, Novel Strand will focus predominantly on lower ABV hoppy, sour and funky/wild beers, but will also open with a 4.3% oatmeal stout as well.

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Book Review & Interview | The Beer Bucket List

July 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

If you’re reading PorchDrinking, chances are you have a list in your head of breweries you really want to visit, distant cities rich in brewing tradition you want to travel to, and rare beers you have to taste before you die. British beer writer Mark Dredge started writing down his own such list a few years ago, and then decided to tick as many items off that list as he could and write a book about it.

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The Bottlehouse Brewery & Meadery | Spring Gruit

July 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In the Cleveland, OH area, there are breweries that most of the locals and others who are not so local mention right away as must-visits. The Bottlehouse Brewery and Meadery has become a steady favorite for many craft beer fans. This taproom and brewery has been receiving a larger number of recommendations from those who have experienced the beer, the mead, the cider and the sours created over the past six years.

Today, the beer gracing the spotlight is a more exotic ale, one that has received a bit more press this past year. It also happens to be on tap and in bottles this month, so the time was ripe to share this beautiful beverage with a wider audience. Let me introduce you to The Bottlehouse Brewery and Meadery’s Spring Gruit.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Ultimate 6er | Summer Dogs: Six Beers Inspired By Furry Friends

July 11, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

In the words of the song Summer from the Smashing Pumpkins, “In the summer I can breathe. I don’t need a single thing and all the love you give is so sweet.” No love is sweeter than the love from “man’s best friend.” While humans get overwhelmed by work, obligations, and stress dogs are just happy to see their owner walk in the door each day. As July 4th has now passed and we are in the full swing of summer, I created the Summer Dog Ultimate 6er. These are six beers that can be enjoyed with your favorite furry friend. If you don’t own a dog, borrow one! Read More