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A Friend’s (Hungover) Guide to SAVOR

June 8, 2015 |

*I was fighting a stomach bug during SAVOR in DC and had to pass on the event. My friend and colleague, John Hanna, offered to write this fantastic guest post for PorchDrinking.com. Enjoy!

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2015 SAVOR Preview

June 5, 2015 |

The fancy food-and-beer festival SAVOR returns to DC on Friday and Saturday evening. The menu of beer pairings is overwhelming; crowds at events like this can get feisty, even though SAVOR is better than most beer fests.

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Event Recap | Burning Can ExtravCANza 2015

June 4, 2015 |

I can honestly say that the Oskar Blues’ 4th Annual Burning Can ExtravCANza was the BEST beer event I have covered since living in Colorado. Now that’s a pretty bold statement. But I would be crazy if I didn’t say … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

June 3, 2015 |

Good morning, Denver Metro and surrounding. It’s time for the Denver Beer Beat. Check out the events calendar where you can see all of the events on a Clean Calendar; you can search by a few different filters and you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! How cool is that?!

The weekly PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat sheds light on 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? Or are you new to the city and just looking for the best place to find tasty suds and get uncled? 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 out where all things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.

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Event Preview | The Inaugural Chicago Ale Fest

June 1, 2015 |

After last year’s attempt at the first Chicago Ale Fest was canceled due to inclement weather and financial concerns, this year Lou Dog Events says all systems are go for one of the largest beer festivals in Chicago.

Win two tickets to the 2015 Chicago Ale Fest!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

May 27, 2015 |

This post is here to remind you to check out the events calendar where you can see all of the events on a Clean Calendar; where you can search by a few different filters; and where on those big weeks, you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! How cool is that?! I am updating the events only a couple days ahead of time so keep an eye on the website and follow along with my twitter feed for more up-to-date news!

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Event Preview | Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2015

May 25, 2015 |

What: Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival Where: Omni Interlocken Resort – Broomfield, Colorado When: Saturday, August 22, 2015 – 1pm-7pm, 12pm-7pm for VIP

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front … Read More

Event Preview | Burning Can ExtravCANza 2015

May 20, 2015 |

When: Saturday May 30, 2015

Where: Bohn Park, 219 2nd Avenue Lyons, CO 80540

Purchase Tickets here.

Join Oskar Blues on Saturday, May 30th as they host their 4th annual Burning Can ExtravCANza! This event celebrates canned beer and its benefits to the … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

May 20, 2015 |

This post is here to remind you to check out the events calendar where you can see all of the events on a Clean Calendar; where you can search by a few different filters; and where on those big weeks, you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! How cool is that?! I am updating the events only a couple days ahead of time so keep an eye on the website and follow along with my twitter feed for more up-to-date news!

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Festival Recap | 2015 Inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree

May 19, 2015 |

Well, if you weren’t there, you missed it. There were no lines for beer, there were celebrity and aspiring brewers pouring their own wares, and there were many-a-food-tent setup with tasty nosh for pairing. Rhymes With Paste’s Inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree boasted lots of brewer cameos. I had the father of sour beer in America, Peter Boukeart of New Belgium lore, pour me a NBB Love. Then we joked around while we tasted his life’s study, his hard work. He poured his livelihood into a glass for me to imbibe and then talked about how it was made. The goal of the this festival was to bring attention to the craft brewing industry as a whole. This festival did that and so much more.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week Event Recap | Beer Under Glass

May 18, 2015 |

Thursday night kicked off the beginning of Chicago Craft Beer Week—Chicago’s 10 day “week” dedicated to craft beer. Many events across the city welcomed the start of the annual celebration, but the premier event and most sought after ticket was for the Beer Under Glass, held every year at the Garfield Park Conservatory by the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild.

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GRAND OPENING! | Tip Top Taps Growler Station

May 13, 2015 |

Columbia County’s Chamber of Commerce hosted the Grand Opening of Tip Top Taps last week. This is the newest place in town to find great craft beer by the growler, howler and bottle. Tip Top Taps had a soft opening … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | American Craft Beer Week 2015

May 13, 2015 |

So, I am swamped trying to update all of these events as they come in but this post is here to remind you to check out the events calendar where you can see all of the events on a clean calendar; where you can search by a few different filters. And on those big weeks — like this week, you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! How cool is that?! I am updating the events only a couple days ahead of time so keep an eye on the website and follow along with my twitter feed for more up-to-date news!

The weekly PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat sheds light on 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? Or are you new to the city and just looking for the best place to find tasty suds and get uncled? 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 out where all things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.

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Event Recap | The 2015 American Beer Classic

May 12, 2015 |

Cold temperatures and the occasional mist didn’t deter thousands of beer fans from flocking to Soldier Field to take part in the 3rd annual American Beer Classic this past Saturday.

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Can’t Miss Events for Chicago’s Craft Beer Week

May 11, 2015 |

Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks off this Thursday and features 11 straight days of events celebrating craft beer. Starting on the 14th and going through the 24th, there’s seemingly an endless variety of tastings, collaborations and tap takeovers all over the city of Chicago.

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SAVOR Preview | Event Returns to DC

May 7, 2015 |

The SAVOR craft beer festival will return to Washington, D.C., in about a month — early June will bring about 75 breweries from across the country to the National Building Museum for two nights of swanky ambiance, delicious pours, fancy … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

May 6, 2015 |

So, you will see this post each week still, reminding you to check out the events calendar where you can see all of the events on a clean calendar where you can search by a few different filters. And on those big weeks, you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! How cool is that?!

The weekly PorchDrinking Denver Beer Beat sheds light on 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? Or are you new to the city and just looking for the best place to find tasty suds and get uncled? 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 out where all things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.

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Event Recap | South Denver Beer Festival 2015

May 6, 2015 | 2

If GABF is the main course, then the South Denver Beer Festival was the perfect appetizer. With over 80 breweries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies in attendance, everyone’s appetite was surely met.

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Event Preview | Fort Love Brewers Jamboree 2015

May 5, 2015 | 1

The 2015 Fort Love Brewers Jamboree was created by the Loose Affiliation of Fort Collins Craft Brewers (LAFCCB) a group consisting of the commercial craft brewers in Fort Collins and Loveland. This event is envisioned as a journey through craft beer at a slower pace. The end goal is to put craft into the festival experience with a focus on the great culture of Fort Collins and Loveland breweries. (Pssst, it is exclusive to these two cities and the creators hope that both locals and out-of-towners can appreciate the focus on the “Fort Love!”)

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Event Preview | AHA Big Brew

May 1, 2015 |

Photo Courtesy of American Homebrewers Association

If you’re one of the 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States, get ready to raise your glasses and open your bottles.

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will be celebrating the AHA Big Brew … Read More