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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

December 10, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 15 min

It is time for this week’s PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat which brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week.

Are you native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? Are you new to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat and return each week to find all things #craftbeer in the Denver Metro Area.

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UPDATED with beer list! Event Preview | Parade of Darks 2014

December 4, 2014 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What: 5th Annual Parade of Darks Beer Festival
Where: The Bindery on Blake – 2901 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Ticket link: http://www.imbibe-events.com/event/2014-parade-of-darks/

Parade of Darks, the beer festival for lovers of ambers, porters and stouts, will return for its fifth year on December 6 from 1-4:30 PM. Wynkoop Brewing Company has changed the location from their downtown brewery to the Bindery on Blake (2901 Blake St.). Your $35 ticket includes unlimited samples of more than 60 brews from 25+ breweries, a commemorative festival tasting glass, and that warm feeling inside that comes from knowing all the profits go to Metro CareRing.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

December 3, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 11 min

Beer Brethren and Sisters of the Suds, you’ve survived Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday and now . . . for your viewing pleasure, we bring you . . . Wort-News Wednesday! Just kidding. That is silly and doesn’t really make since. However, it is time for PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat which brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week. And that totes make sense. Let’s Party!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

November 26, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

The holiday’s are upon us. #TurkeyPartyDay is just hours away and you are probably planning for some Black Friday festivities. Let us help you make that plan just a bit more sudstastic and beerific. PorchDrinking’s Denver Beer Beat brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week. Let’s Party!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

November 19, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

Phew! That was a whirlwind of a weekend. A couple of openings, Denver Bacon and Beer, and a handful of bottle release. It’s time to start planning for this next week though. No rest for the wicked. Or the thirsty.

Thanks for joining us for another installment of PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat. The Denver Beer Beat brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week. Let’s Party!

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Festival Recap | Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014

November 18, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Building upon the vibrant culinary and brew-scene in Denver, Eat Boston and Denver Off the Wagon have brought back THE festival to elevate craft beer to the next level by pairing it with the culinary excellence and prowess of every carnivore’s favorite ingredient, BACON. The Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014 was hosted by the Curtis Hotel downtown and was scheduled on a Sunday from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Our Denver PorchDrinking staffers strolled up in the Curtis with smiles from ear-to-ear to imbibe and nosh at the festival’s third iteration; it’s first time at this location. What was our favorite dish? Favorite brew? Follow along to see . . .

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Deschutes Arrives in D.C.

November 17, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. has its beloved chef, José Andrés, to thank for the newest West Coast beer that will be found on taps throughout the city. Deschutes Brewery’s beverages are arriving in the Capitol region and Andrés — of minibar, Oyamel, … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

November 12, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 min

Snow is here. It’s colder than a tin toilet seat on the shady side of an iceberg. Thanks for joining us for another installment of PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat. The Denver Beer Beat brings news of openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, anniversaries, tap takeovers etc. each and every week. Let’s Party!

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Event Preview| Denver Bacon and Beer Chef and Brewer Dinner 2014

November 7, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What: Denver Bacon and Beer Chef & Brewer Dinner 2014
Where: The Lobby – 2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ticket link: http://www.wheretoeat.in/2014-denver-bacon-and-beer-festival/

On November 15th, Denver Off The Wagon and EatBoston will kick off a weekend of Denver bacon and Beer with the second annual Denver Bacon and Beer Chef & Brewer Dinner at The Lobby (2191 Arapahoe St. Denver CO 80205) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is a sit down event to prime folks for the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival on Sunday, November 16th.

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Upslope Brewing Anniversary Party Not Fiddling Around

November 4, 2014 |

What: Upslope Brewing 6th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301

When it comes to Anniversary Parties, you either go big or go home. It has become very … Read More

Rekorderlig Cider Colorado Launch

October 27, 2014 | 3

Sometimes the best things in life come from unexpected places. Really it’s these simple surprises that make life worth living. For Rekorderlig Cider, their story actually began in Sweden’s largest brewery Abro Bryggeri.

For four generations Henrik Durge’s family had been brewing … Read More

Event Preview| Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014

October 16, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

What: Denver Bacon and Beer Festival
Where: the Curtis – 1405 Curtis Street Denver, Colorado 80202
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Ticket link: http://www.wheretoeat.in/2014-denver-bacon-and-beer-festival/

BACON AND BEER! Do not sleep on buying tickets! This event sells out in just a few weeks time!

In past years (we were there both years y’all!), this event has boasted some amazin’ bacon bites and the tastiest quaffs of local craft and this year is no different! For the ticket price, this is my favorite event of the year!  Here are some reasons you should get in on this bacon escape and let the waves of ale take you out to sea!

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DC Homebrewers Hosts Fall Barbecue

October 14, 2014 |

If you are a homebrewer in the DC region and you’re aching to exchange recipes and improve your techniques, you need to get in touch with the awesome individuals at DC Homebrewers.

If you like beer, barbecue and supporting local … Read More

Event Preview| The Grand Coffee Bazaar

October 14, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What: The Grand Coffee Bazaar – A coffee-centric event celebrating Denver coffee roasters.
Where: Our Mutual Friend – 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 10am-2pm

We here at PorchDrinking.com believe in all of our libations being well-crafted, and this doesn’t fall short in the AM when we need a quick pick-me-up. Denver is seeing a resurgence of craft coffee and artisan roasters, and we aren’t the only ones taking note. So, it only makes sense that we are getting hella stoked on Denver’s upcoming caffeinated invitational, the Grand Coffee Bazaar. Our down-ass-homies over at Imbibe are throwing this first-of-its-kind event, promising deliciously roasted beans, brews carefully prepared from a variety of mechanisms and methods, brunch foods via food trucks, specialty coffee libations and craft beer.

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2014 GABF Events Guide | UPDATED 10/4

October 4, 2014 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 45 min

For a little over a week each year, beer fanatics from across the globe descend on Denver, CO, in honor of the Great American Beer Festival.  Denver’s events outside of the beerhall are sometimes better than the festival itself. We’ve compiled the complete GABF Events Guide surrounding this year’s Great American Beer Festival.

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Event Preview | Beers Made By Walking Festival

October 1, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

This week, folks from across the country will flock to Denver, Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival. While here, they’ll partake in one of the greatest events our city hosts, undoubtedly stumbling upon beautiful architecture, delicious food, and incredible people during their stay.

Fall in Colorado is host to indescribable mountain beauty, and what a shame it is that GABF visitors might only catch a glimpse of the changing Aspen trees from an airplane flying in. If you can’t make it to the great outdoors this week, bring the great outdoors to you at the Beers Made By Walking Festival October 3rd at Wynkoop Brewing Company.

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GABF Event Preview | Vine Street Pub Brewer’s Dinner

September 30, 2014 |

Can you believe it’s finally here? GABF week has arrived, and the diehards have already started this week off with a bang at Upslope’s Falling Rock Collaboration event, as well as at specialty beer releases at Hops & Pie … Read More

Red Hare Brewing | Red Hare Chase 5k/15k

September 30, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Red Hare Brewing‘s first annual Red Hare Chase 5k/15k in Marietta, Georgia, gave me the perfect excuse to combine two things I love: beer and running (a duo best enjoyed in the correct order — painful when not).

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Event Preview | Offensively Delicious

September 25, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When: Wednesday, October 1, 6–10 p.m.

Where: Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO

Do you hate puppies? What about beer? I am so glad that you answered no to both of those questions. That means you can continue enjoying PorchDrinking.com. It also means that you need to check out Offensively Delicious, a pre-Great American Beer Festival event that mixes a comedy show and beer fest with a “we’re giving money to a no-kill shelter” cherry on top.

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Event Recap | Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund Bites and Brews

September 15, 2014 | 1

There are many things that make the state of Colorado so distinctly unique, the west-ward mountains who’s beauty evolves with the passing time of day or weather. There’s also the people, a melting pot of transplants and a few very proud natives who … Read More