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Event Recap | Barrel Culture Invitational

October 19, 2021 |

Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending hosted their annual Invitational this weekend on Saturday, October 16, at their Durham, NC taproom. The fest included 35 breweries and more than 80 beers including special bottle and magnum pours.

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Three Rivers Beer Week | Pittsburgh Craft Breweries

October 18, 2021 |

All 50 states have some form of brewers guild, according to the Brewers Association. Every guild aims to promote local craft beer and provide a collective voice for local brewery laws. After a hard-hitting 2020, brewers guilds across the country fostered a resurgence of craft beer weeks.

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Dry Dock Brewing Celebrates Sweet 16

October 15, 2021 |

Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, Colorado, celebrates their Sweet 16 anniversary on October 16 with a huge bash at their North Dock taproom. Naturally the main focus will be the beer, and Dry Dock is rolling out an unheard-of 47 brews of every conceivable style. Read More

The PorchCast Ep 85 | The Empourium Brewing Freshtober Festival

October 8, 2021 |

In episode 85 of The PorchCast, Korey took over the captain’s chair and was joined by Bryant as they visited with The Empourium Brewing Co. in Denver to preview their Freshtober Festival happening this Saturday in Denver, CO.

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Barrel Culture Invitational 2021 Preview

October 8, 2021 |

Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending is hosting their Barrel Culture Invitational October 16 in Durham, North Carolina. After a forced hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 they are excited for the return of their annual festival. They will also be hosting a Preparty and a Hangover Party to make the weekend even more exciting! Read More

2021 FoBAB Returning to In-Person Event at New Location

October 2, 2021 |

The country’s premiere barrel-aged beer festival returns this year as the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) will take place November 12-13 with some changes in place because of the ongoing pandemic.

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2021 Texas Craft Brewers Festival Beer List Announced

September 30, 2021 |

The Texas Craft Brewers Festival, featuring more than 85 craft breweries, returns October 23, 2021, to Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX. The event, which is organized by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild is the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed craft beer.

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The PorchCast Ep 84 | Tara Nurin, Bottleshare & Woods Boss Brewing

September 24, 2021 |

In episode 84 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Korey and Bryant were joined by journalist and author, Tara Nurin at Woods Boss Brewing during the Craft Brewers Conference to talk about her new book, A Woman’s Place is in the Brewhouse. We also had a chance to chat with Tara a bit more about her coverage of Brienne Allan’s new Brave Noise collaborative beer project.

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Crooked Run Fermentation’s Oktoberfest

September 17, 2021 |

Daylight is starting to dwindle down a little earlier nowadays. There are slightly cooler temperatures in the air of the evenings and long into the night. It’s turning downright cold in some areas and we are starting to see pumpkin spice everything all the time everywhere! Those are some tell-tale signs that fall is right around the corner. With the coming of fall brings one of the most celebrated times in the beer community, Oktoberfest! Breweries across the land will be holding their versions of Oktoberfest starting in September and running through October. Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA invites you out to their Oktoberfest festival on Saturday, September 25.

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2021 Guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest Releases & Celebrations

September 16, 2021 |

Believe it or not, summer is once again drawing to a close. Before we dive into pumpkin spice bombs and fresh hop season, let us raise a liter to German-style beers with a round-up of Colorado’s craft beer-centric Oktoberfest celebrations. So lace up those dirndls and strap on the lederhosen it’s time for the beautifully crisp, easy-drinking, toasted malt forward profile of Oktoberfest Märzen lagers. Check out our craft beer guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest celebrations. Keep in mind, we’ll keep adding Oktoberfest beers from Colorado’s craft breweries as they’re released, as well as Oktoberfest celebration events for future weeks.

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Meow Wolf Denver Unveils Craft Beer Options for Convergence Station Opening

September 16, 2021 |

This Friday, Meow Wolf, the innovative immersive arts and entertainment company will open its doors to its third location in Denver, CO. Collaborating with 200 in-house artists as well as 110 local artists including muralists, sculptors, fiber artists and technologists, Denver’s outpost dubbed the Convergence Station tells the narrative of a freak cosmic event that merged four worlds from different universes, erasing the memories of all residents and spawning the mystifying disappearances of four women in the form of a massive immersive art experience.

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Colorado Breweries Who Won Big at the 2021 GABF Competition

September 10, 2021 |

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Colorado has long held a reputation for strong showings at the Great American Beer Festival, and while this year was no different, Colorado breweries had a solid showing after totaling 21 medals after tallying 25 the previous year.

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2021 GABF Results | Find Out Which Breweries Won Big This Year

September 10, 2021 |

Much like 2020, this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) looked a lot different than the norm. While the awards ceremony wasn’t completely virtual (this year they allowed limited attendees as part of the Craft Brewers Conference), there was once again no commercial tasting event.

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Impressive GABF Streaks Ahead of This Year’s Competition

September 10, 2021 | 1

Tonight marks the 35th iteration of the competition portion of the Great American Beer Festival. And while there will be no commercial tasting event open to the public for a second straight year, tonight’s awards are still sure to usher in socially distanced causes for celebration among breweries across the entire country.

In normal years we’d be prepping guided routes for folks to enjoy at the festival, this year we are once again focusing on trends we’ve seen emerge from past award winners.

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2021 WeldWerks Invitational to be Postponed Until 2022

August 25, 2021 |

Hey, remember a couple of months ago when I confidently, naively announced that the WeldWerks Invitational was definitely happening this October? Well, much like that new Jeopardy host, I wish I could scrub the internet of my past mistakes. But alas, they live on, and I’m sad to tell you that due to rapidly rising COVID cases, the WeldWerks Invitational 2021 has been postponed until 2022.

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Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Announces Cancellation of 2022 Festival

August 24, 2021 |

This is why we can’t have nice things. In what’s starting to look all too eerily familiar to early March of 2020, the coronavirus’ Delta variant has continued to spread rapidly worldwide stemming from the beginning of summer. This rampant … Read More

On Tap Credit Union Offers Donation Match & BOGO Beers for Pink Boots

August 24, 2021 |

If you’ve been a long-time PorchDrinking reader, you’ve likely been aware of how much our friends at On Tap Credit Union have done to support our efforts in covering the craft beer community, while also supporting growth among our Colorado breweries, affiliated producers, and employees.

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Left Hand Brewing Opens New Outdoor Venue

August 17, 2021 | 1

Left Hand Brewing Co., a bastion of independent craft beer, threw a weekend-long party on Aug. 14-15, 2021 to celebrate the opening of their new outdoor venue, The Garden. The Longmont, CO-based brewery, a top 50 U.S. craft brewery well known for its Nitro series, constructed an inviting, 41,000 square foot open-air event space right next to their taproom. The dog-friendly space is anchored by a custom-made ROXBOX bar with six draft lines and plenty of fridge space for a variety of canned beverages.
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Event Recap | 2021 Great Taste of the Midwest

August 16, 2021 |

Since 1987, the Great Taste of the Midwest has been a chance for Midwest breweries and beer lovers to converge on Madison, Wisconsin to enjoy some of the region’s best beers. This past Saturday the tradition continued with some new safety precautions, but that didn’t impact the festival which once again brought the beer community together.

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Event Recap | Hi-Wire Brewing Presents LagerFest 2021

August 10, 2021 |

The morning of Hi-Wire’s LagerFest in Durham, NC, was not at all promising. Storms raged through the night, and the noon start time crept closer and closer. The forecast said the weather should let up, but it’s hard to trust North Carolina weather to cooperate. Fortunately, it was right. By 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, 2021 the rain had eased and by noon it was downright nice out. The rain had cooled everything off and the clouds kept the sun at bay, not a moment too soon for the ‘90s beach-themed LagerFest to kick off. 

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