Sometimes watching a brewery grow up is kinda akin to seeing your own kids become adults… or so I would assume (Im still very single and very childless). But over this past year, and for the purposes of this post, …
Over the last five years, Parade of Darks has become a Denver staple, helping with the transition from Thanksgiving into the holiday season. This year’s event switched gears from year’s past by moving from the comfortable confines of the upstairs area at Wynkoop Brewery to the exciting and bustling Bindery on Blake.
The complex at 29th and Blake was extremely busy, hosting both a flea market open to the public and the ticketed beer festival. The Parade of Darks was separated from the Flea Market in a large open-space area as well as a long hallway. Breweries lined the large area as well as the backside of the hallway.
The winter holiday season is here, and I couldn’t be more delighted. First there’s Thanksgiving, a feat of herculean gorging culminating in the revered presentation of one of the world’s blandest animals, the turkey. I just can’t get excited about a bird with a flavor that falls somewhere between a supermarket chicken and gas station paper towels. Next, there’s the compulsory shopping gauntlet of Black Friday and Cyber Monday where desperate consumers fight each other tooth and nail while risking trampling and pepper spray for vaunted treasures like discounted copies of Grown Ups 2 or that one TV they swear sold out just before you arrived. Then we limp shivering and penniless through Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, all scored with that execreble holiday music that’s been pummeling your ears for what feels like three months. I suppose my grinch status is well confirmed by this point, but I’m just not much of a holiday person. Thank Krampus there’s Festivus to look forward to.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 . . .
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, …
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!
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.
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 …
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 …
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!
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …