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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019 |

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

Event Preview | 2019 Denver Festivus Announces Participating Breweries

December 6, 2019 |

In a holiday season littered with White Elephants, tinsel and ugly sweaters, I think it’s safe to say what we really care about is cutting straight to the booze and debauchery. Denver Beer Festivus, which returns on Saturday, December 14 from 3-6 pm., cuts to the chase with a host of Denver-based breweries in attendance. This year’s event taking place at Major Studio will also feature a silent disco floor from SoundDown, part luchador-style wrestling and comedy from Lucha Libre and Laughs, a holiday market, food vendors, and plenty more surprises.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 5, 2019

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The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

The PorchCast Ep 65 | Raíces Brewing Grand Opening

December 4, 2019 |

In episode 65 of the PorchCast, Tristan and Sam got together to talk with Jose Beteta and Martin Vargas, two of the three co-founders of Denver’s Raíces Brewing Company on their Grand Opening this weekend on Saturday, December 7th.

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2020 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Participating Breweries Announced

December 3, 2019 | 1

For the initiated, it’s already well-known that if there’s one non-negotiable, can’t-miss beer festival in the state of Colorado that represents the ultimate beer nerd experience, it’s Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines. And this year, expect the spectacle to be even bigger than ever.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary the weekend of January 9-11, the next Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines will offer a full slate of programming, the return of some of Big Beer’s biggest names from past Featured Brewmasters including Adam Avery, Sam Calagione, Eric Wallace, Brian Dunn, Doug Odell, John Mallett, Jeffrey Stuffing, Cory King, Dave Thibodeau, and more, as well as a Brewers Reception and Traditional Brewmasters’ Dinner on Thursday night with featured brewmasters Neil Fisher of WeldWerks Brewing and Troy Casey from Casey Brewing & Blending.

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Santa’s Cookies Milk & Cookies Stout helps Chicago-area families in need

November 28, 2019 |

The fourth annual release of Santa’s Cookies Imperial Milk (and Cookie) Stout, a collaborative effort by Hailstorm Brewing and The Open Bottle in Tinley Park (Chicago), arrives November 30. Since its first release in 2016, Santa’s Cookies popularity has grown and expanded to include variants, which is good news because part of the proceeds of the beer goes towards the Tinley Wish Foundation, who help local, needy families.

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Every Black Friday Beer Release in Colorado Not Named BCBS

November 27, 2019 |

While BCBS may have fueled the tradition of offering craft beer fans rarities to hunt down on Black Friday, over the past 3-4 years local breweries from around the country have stepped up their release game to offer a local … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 |

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

BuckleDown Brewing Set to Release Four Varieties of its Significant BBA Series

November 26, 2019 |

On Black Wednesday (Nov 27), BuckleDown Brewing in Lyons, IL (just outside of Chicago proper) will release the third edition of its Significant BBA (Bourbon-Barrel-Aged) Imperial Milk Stout. The three-year-old program has transitioned from bombers to cans, and has grown from one bottled variety to four canned offerings:  the base and three variants. Each year, the brewery has used different barrels to store the beer with this year relying on Few Spirits, located in Chicago.

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Event Recap | 2019 Wynkoop Brewing Day of Darks

November 25, 2019 |

Again this year dark beer lovers filled the top floor of Wynkoop Brewing Co. for some of Colorado’s best dark beer pours. Breweries from up and down Colorado’s Front Range brought heavy, dark and malty brews to Day of Darks. Meanwhile, Wynkoop supplied chocolate treats for pairing, including ice cream made with Wynkoop’s own Cowtown Milk Stout.

Brewers brought their A-game with kegs, cans, bottles and even some growlers with extra-special brews. While most beers were production-level and available at the breweries, enjoying them all in one space was certainly a great convenience. Attendees also had fun trying a handful of one-offs and pre-release beers that some breweries brought, although one had to sniff those out early as they tended to go fast. Read More

Pour List Preview | Wynkoop’s 2019 Day Of Darks

November 22, 2019 |

As the days get shorter and the temperatures lower, the beer drinker’s mind turns to thoughts of rich, comforting Porters, Stouts, and other dark beers. Thankfully, Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Denver anticipates those longings by hosting their annual Day of … Read More

Crystal Lake Brewing Boathouse Reserve 2019 Series Preview

November 21, 2019 |

Fresh off its Silver Medal at the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB) for its Rye Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Crystal Lake Brewing has unveiled its 2019 Boathouse Reserve barrel-aged series, which will formally be released on Saturday, November 23. … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019 |

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

Event Recap | Hi-Wire Brewing’s Stout Bout Crowns Blind Tasting Champ

November 20, 2019 |

There is a slight half-season, somewhere between the end of summer and the middle of autumn, where you can start to see your breath as you walk the dog in the mornings. This same season is somewhere after the panic … Read More

Chicago Quick Sips | November 18 Chicago Beer News & Events

November 18, 2019 |

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected]

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Stem Ciders + Stowaway Kitchen Partner on Progressive Meal at Acreage

November 18, 2019 |

This is a sponsored post from our friends at Stem Ciders

If you haven’t made the pilgrimage out to Stem Ciders’ Acreage facility in Lafayette, CO you’re sleeping one of the most impressive all-in-one Colorado craft beverage and culinary experiences … Read More

The End of San Diego Beer Week 2019

November 18, 2019 |

Sunday November 10th’s festivities at Arroyo Terrace of the Lodge at Torrey Pines were the close of this year’s San Diego Beer Week. There were a variety of events at breweries across San Diego to celebrate this year’s event, as well.

The beer scene has changed in San Diego, but the local guild tries to make sure to maintain a “we’re all in this together” community. I discussed some of the reasons why guilds are important to the local brewing scene with San Diego Guild President Matthew Zirpolo.

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All of the Colorado Stouts, BA Stouts, & Variant Releases Through 2019

November 15, 2019 |

Judging by the fact that Colorado has already experienced record snowfall in the month of October, it’s safe to say that Stout season has officially arrived. To help Colorado craft beer fans prepare for the dark variety of seasonal releases … Read More

Event Recap | Stone DRK Beer Fest

November 15, 2019 |

The Stone DRK Beer Fest was set to kick off right at 6 p.m. The grounds of the Stone gardens is beautiful, tranquil and primal. Rocks and boulders are everywhere with the natural landscape coming through between the ponds and small brooks. On the site there are multiple tasting booths, some serving straight from bottles, other serving from keezers and kegerators, and of course one of the bars.

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Preview of GABF Gold Begyle BBA Imperial Pajamas | Nov 15 Release

November 14, 2019 |

The GABF Gold Medal awarded to Begyle Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas validated what many already knew: in a town abound in exceptional bourbon-barrel-aged beer, Begyle’s has risen to become one of the best. The 2019 release on Friday, November 15, will be the first for the Community Supported Brewery (CSB) since winning the medal. They graciously hosted PorchDrinking a couple of days early, offering to provide us with a few tastes and plenty of discussion about its barreling program.

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