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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 16, 2018

May 16, 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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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | May 16-22, 2018

May 16, 2018 | 2 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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Event Preview | 2018 Illinois Craft Beer Week

May 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

While it seems that Illinois is celebrating craft beer every week of the year, there’s one week in May that is set aside to specifically recognize the role that the Prairie State is playing in the greater world of craft brewing.

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Event Recap | Executing the “Craft-Plus” Festival Model: Ballpark Brew Fest

May 10, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

The ubiquitous nature of craft beer fests suggests that the novelty of simply offering nothing but an array of craft beer has diminished; a lively competition among fests exists. As a result, festivals routinely engage in the “craft-plus” strategy, such as a “craft + a theme” or “craft + an appealing venue.” One such craft-plus fest occurred on May 5 in the Chicago area at the Schaumburg Boomers’ minor league baseball stadium — the 6th Annual Ballpark Brew Fest (co-hosted by Bigby’s Pour House).bot

The alluring venue coupled with breweries who brought A-game brews, mostly served by its all-star staffers, made for a successful fest and one for which has the potential to maintain its year-to-year viability.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 9, 2018

May 9, 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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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | May 9-15, 2018

May 9, 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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Biggest Takeaways at the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference

May 8, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

Every seat was full on Friday morning’s Denver-bound Frontier flight out of Nashville—most passengers consisting of glassy-eyed or dozing beer industry professionals (likely on the 3rd or 4th day of wearing their embroidered brewery work shirts). This year’s Craft Brewers Conference, spanned the better part of last week from Monday through Thursday evening’s World Beer Cup awards ceremony. For many, this meant five full nights of beer-soaked, deep fried, Nashville-themed debauchery reuniting industry friends from all over the world.

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Vecino Brewing Company Celebrates Grand Opening with Cinco de Vecino

May 5, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

YesterYears is a thing of the past. YesterYears Brewing, I mean. And from its ashes rises Vecino Brewing Company.

This very weekend, even as I type this, the room is full of patrons, a musician in the corner, and bartenders and food runners and dish collectors (oh my), all of whom are here for Vecino’s grand opening weekend celebration, Cinco de Vecino in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 2, 2018

May 2, 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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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | May 2-8, 2018

May 2, 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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2018 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

April 30, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 19 min


While the Craft Brewers Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable education from the multitude of sessions and seminars, as brewers we know the real fun comes with the after-parties surrounding the conference. To help you navigate the week-long schedule of tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases and more surrounding CBC we put together a day-by-day external events guide. Use the menu below to quickly navigate to the corresponding day.

Additionally we will be updating this guide throughout the week, so if we missed an event be sure to shoot us a message.

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Yazoo Funk Fest Redefines the Norms of Traditional Beer Festivals

April 26, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Next week, over 14,000 craft beer industry members will descend upon the city of Nashville to attend the Craft Brewers Conference, an industry-facing event comprised of four days of seminars, educational sessions, events and a trade show, culminating with this year’s World Beer Cup awards ceremony. But for a handful of lucky early arrivers, Nashville will also play host to one of the more unique, industry-friendly beer festivals in the form of Yazoo Brewing’s Funk Fest.

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Blue Point Brewing’s 15th Annual Cask Ales Festival

April 26, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

This past Saturday marked the 15th Annual Blue Point Cask Ales Festival, and what a day it was! Blue Point Brewing hosts the largest Cask Ales Festival in the country featuring more than 200 casks from 70+ breweries, including five British breweries in the 2018 line-up.

With blue skies and a sunny sixty-five degrees, we celebrated the last River Ave bash in style.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 | 1 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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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | April 25, 2018

April 25, 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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Event Preview | Mikerphone Brewing Smells Like A Beer Fest

April 23, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

By the time you’re done reading this sentence, tickets for Mikerphone Brewing Smells Like A Beer Fest would have sold out. An exceptionally lucky 400 people obtained tickets to the inaugural event that will be held at the brewery on April 28 which features a star-studded lineup of breweries both local and from around the country.

The festival replaces Pale Pauper Day which had been held over the past few years as an alternative to the popular 3 Floyds Dark Lord Day. 

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

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

April 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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Dogfish Head Announces Rarity Releases for Record Store Day at Avanti F&B

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

There may be no two industries that are currently experiencing as great a resurgence as American craft beer, and vinyl records. This Saturday in celebration of Record Store Day, PorchDrinking is thrilled to once again partner up with Dogfish Head for a special day of vinyl programming and killer releases at Avanti Food & Beverage in Denver, CO.

Record Store Day, which first launched in 2007, has grown each year to celebrate collectors’ deep appreciation for the purest medium for at-home musical consumption, with special releases including live albums, re-issues and unique or rare new vinyl covers as well as live in-store artist performances.

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Avery Invitational Announces Initial Participating Breweries, Tickets On-Sale

April 17, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In craft beer, the old adage of “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” doesn’t necessarily apply. Even the most successful breweries, and industry events must continue to innovate in this most competitive and fast-evolving landscape.

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