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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 19, 2015 |

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Those dog days of summer are back. They weigh heavy on us with rays of gold piercing through the clouds above. Only a few things can save us including but not limited to Sweet Action … Read More

Festival Recap | Utah Beer Festival

August 18, 2015 |

They came by the thousands this last weekend. A wave of thirsty beer lovers coming together to try hundreds of new brews from dozens of local and out of state breweries. Although the temperatures seemed to swell as the mid … Read More

Event Preview | Burning River Fest

August 14, 2015 |

This piece was co-written by John Amantea and Kevin Risner.

August 28th & 29th: 6pm – 11pm

When you think about craft beer in Cleveland, one of the first breweries that pops into your head is Great Lakes Brewing Company. And for good reason. For over 25 years, GLBC has been brewing some awesome beer that has won many awards and has struck the fancy of people across the eastern US and beyond its distribution wingspan, which has been on the rise recently.

GLBC is not just known for its stellar selection of beers, the variety of which has expanded from its famed Christmas Ale to approachable IPAs like Chillwave, and unique surprises, such as one of its most recent session ales: Sharpshooter. They also have an excellent mission, centering on sustainability and eco-consciousness.

Ever since 2001, GLBC has put together a more unique beer festival that isn’t just about the beer, but a reflection upon the brewery’s legacy and its hope to protect its product, which is around 90% water. The Burning River Fest is named for an (in)famous event that occurred multiple times in the history of the city. Beginning in 1868, the Cuyahoga River has caught fire numerous times, the most noted of which occurring in 1969, as a result of heavy pollution and a dearth of industry regulation. From that point on, amidst a flurry of ridicule and scorn, Cleveland has shifted a greater focus to sustainability and cleaning up its waterways. The positive effort has led to this more mindful festival, focusing on these local issues.

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Brewed Food Showcases Best of Food & Beer

August 13, 2015 |

As the resident Cooking with Beer expert for the site, I can really appreciate someone who takes the beer and culinary experience to the next level. With that being said, Jensen Cummings is totally kicking my ass when it … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 12, 2015 |

A quick synopsis of the week: Ready. Set. Go!


Beer Releases (Draft and Bottle):

Comedy, Bottle and Draught Release, Pop-Up Nail Shop, awesome food trucks. . . Ratio Beerworks has it going on this week! Dry Dock Brewing … Read More

Event Preview | Save the Ales 2015

August 6, 2015 |


Save the Ales Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:00 P.M. GA/ 6:00 P.M. VIP Tickets:  GA: $35 Conservation Colorado non-members/$30 Conservation Colorado members VIP: $60 non-members/$50 members

Brewery water usage – a quick recap: Beer consists of 90-95% water … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 5, 2015 |

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It’s been a wild week so far and it’s about to get more wild and whacky! The Denver Beer Beat brings news of bottle releases, tap takeovers, National IPA Day is on Thursday Aug 6th!, … Read More

Event Recap | Sesh Fest

August 4, 2015 |

This past Saturday may have been the hottest day in Denver so far this summer but it didn’t stop a large crowd from sipping on a wide variety of delicious low ABV suds at this year’s Sesh Fest.

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Event Preview | Augusta Beerfest

August 3, 2015 |

Augusta Beerfest Saturday / August 15, 2015 Two Sessions: 1pm – 4pm & 6pm – 9pm Tickets: $30 Advance / $40 at the door / VIP $75 Advance

Augusta celebrates its second annual Augusta Beerfest this month. Saturday, August 15, … Read More

Prep for DC Beer Week

July 30, 2015 |

It keeps growing and growing and growing. The 2015 DC Beer Week looks to be bigger and better organized than ever. The event first started in 2008 (here’s our 2013 coverage) and is run by a slew of who’s who in the DC beer world.

It starts Aug. 9 and runs through Aug. 16. Events are spread throughout the city and the team wisely compiled a list of “hot spots,” bars and breweries that will offer multiple events throughout the week, like ChurchKey, RFD and Bluejacket. Read More

Event Preview | Utah Beer Festival

July 29, 2015 |

What: The 6th Annual Utah Beer Festival

When: Saturday August 15, 2015 from 3 to 8 PM

Where: 200 E & Library Square (Downtown, Salt Lake City)


General Admission – $15 advance (includes 5 tokens and taster mug), $25 day … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

July 29, 2015 |

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GABF TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY!!!!! Also, there are a handful of dinners and a bunch of new beer out there, Denver. We all wanted Patio Season and complained about all that rain, now we … Read More

Event Recap | The Big Eat

July 27, 2015 |

On a steamy Thursday evening under the glass-paneled dome of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the fifth annual Big Eat went off with a bang. With over 40 local Denver restaurants serving up their signature dishes, … Read More

Illegal Pete’s Illegally Blonde Anniversary Collab w/ Odell

July 23, 2015 |

Beginning today, Colorado institution Illegal Pete’s will host a series of tappings of Illegally Blonde, an exclusive collaboration beer brewed in Fort Collins with Odell Brewing Company. Over the next week, it will be released at all seven Illegal Pete restaurants in Boulder, Fort Collins, and Denver. And word on the street is that this will also be available at Red Rocks for Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party featuring Lucero, Built to Spill and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats!

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Event Preview | Seshfest

July 23, 2015 |

When: Saturday, August 1st from 12-4 p.m. Where: Sculpture Park – 1345 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204

Cost: $27.24

Prefer your beers on the lower side of the ABV category? Then Seshfest is for you! With session-style beers (no higher … Read More

Event Preview | The Big Eat

July 22, 2015 |





What: The Big Eat

When: Thursday July 23, 2015 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (950 13th St., Denver CO 80202)

Price: $55 all-inclusive. Purchase here.


Denver foodies are clearing their … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

July 22, 2015 |

A few highlights for the week . . . Big Eat is going down on Thursday, Avery Beast #13 Bottle Release is on Friday (Adam is going to pull some vintages off the shelf for this release for purchase as … Read More

True Hero: Alex C. Teves

July 19, 2015 |


I’m hesitant to write this, but in order to accurately tell his story, I have to tell mine.

I grew up in Aurora, Colorado, I was born and raised here, and I graduated with the same kids I met on the first day of school. Our city is a large-small town, meaning that everyone knows everyone. Even when I moved to college eight hours away in Durango; Aurora came with me.

On July 20th 2012 at 7:00 am I woke up and checked my phone to a report that a gunman had killed 12 people the night before. My heart sank. The shooting happened at Century 16, a theater I had gone to since the day it was built. I knew exactly where theater nine was. I could see it in my head. I immediately responded like most would, by scanning the internet for details about what had happened. The media was reporting that someone had opened fire, people were dead, and there weren’t a lot of details as to why. Soon more information came out and it all clicked. This was an attack on Aurora. This was an attack on my neighborhood, my high school, and my friends.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

July 15, 2015 |

It’s time for the Denver Beer Beat. Check out the events calendar to plan your week accordingly and see all of the events on our Calendar! You can search by a few different filters and you can even export the calendar to Google Calendar or iCal! Cheers!

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, cigar things, whiskey stuffs, 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 | Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Beer Dinner

July 14, 2015 |

July 9 Dogfish Head and World of Beer LoDo hosted a night of Ancient Ales and dinner pairings. Head Chef, Nathan Hebert, indulged those in attendance with a four-course spread to pair with five of Dogfish Head’s unique ancient beers. Being … Read More