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PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.

North Carolina Breweries Respond to HB2

April 25, 2016 | 1

Unless you’ve been living under a beer can, you’ve heard that North Carolina is economically drowning in recently passed legislation known as House Bill 2.

HB 2, also known as the “bathroom bill,” requires multiple occupancy restrooms within the state to be used by members of the biological sex to which the bathroom is assigned. Opponents of the law argue that it discriminates against the LGBT community. Read More

Craft Beer, The Planet & What You Can Do On This Earth Day

April 22, 2016 |

Happy Earth Day! We are very lucky to live on the only known planet (to us at least) with beer. To make beer, significant resources are required. After consumption, significant wastes are generated. The impact on the Earth by the craft … Read More

Vermont and Colorado Breweries Top Untappd’s Highest Rated Breweries

April 22, 2016 | 4

It should come as no surprise that Colorado breweries rank amongst the highest when comparing the best breweries in the industry. Such was the case once again when social beer app Untappd released it’s most recent update on the top rated breweries … Read More

Geaux Brewing Announces Auburn, WA Expansion

April 20, 2016 |

When we were lucky enough to speak with Jeremy Hubbell, owner and brewer at Geaux Brewing, a few months back, he had hinted something big in the works. As we are big fans of Geaux – snatching up their beer at every chance that we can, and basking in their Louisiana themed taproom at every opportunity that comes our way – it’s safe to say that we were anxiously awaiting the news. And now that news has come.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 20th, 2016

April 20, 2016 |

Denver PorchDrinkers! Have we got a week mapped out for you?! For those fans of terpenes that are celebrating the green holiday today, we have a list of some things going on for ya! Also, Copper Kettle celebrates their 5th … Read More

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquiring Devils Backbone Brewing Company

April 14, 2016 |

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewery conglomerate, has acquired the biggest craft brewery in Virginia, Devils Backbone. This will be the eighth brewery to join AB-Inbev’s The High End subsidiary that started in 2011 from the purchase of Goose Island Brewery in Chicago. Over the course of 18 months, AB-Inbev has gained six new breweries for The High End brand, the last one being Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton, Colorado. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 13th, 2016

April 13, 2016 |

We have so many events this week. From every part and parcel of the craft beer cohort. Seriously. We got Oranges, Iron Maiden, Cupcakes, Beer Spa, Juicy Haze-Off!, Anti-Haze tapping, Beer Education, a Thai Themed Pickle Party, the first annual … Read More

Urban Chestnut Adds Two To Its Year-Round Roster

April 12, 2016 |

Popularity can be a bitch. You make your debut, you find a few who quickly embrace you, and then next thing you know — you’re everywhere.

Such is the case for two popular Urban Chestnut Brewing Company beers. Hopfen made its debut back in 2011 and quickly became among the most popular of UCBC’s beers. In 2012 Dorfbier debuted, and it too was quickly embraced by the local and national beer loving world. Read More

Living The Dream Brewing and Strange Craft Beer raise nearly $4,000 for National Sports Center for the Disabled

April 7, 2016 |

Living the Dream Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company created a friendly IPA Throw Down competition for Colorado Craft Beer Week and generated nearly $4,000 in donations for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

“We are thrilled … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 6th, 2016

April 6, 2016 |

It’s hard to not be a Lothario of all things beer in this city. There is so much going on; all the time. It’s hard to stay loyal yet try everyone’s new beers. It’s hard to pride yourself on supporting … Read More

BREAKING | 2015 Top 50 Craft Breweries By Volume

April 5, 2016 |

Every year the Brewers Association releases lists of the top breweries based on beer sales volumes.

We took a quick look at last year’s list to compare some of the growth of some of our favorite breweries in the country and broke down some of the major changes. Read More

River North Brewery Reopens This Weekend

March 31, 2016 |

Don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. This weekend, after a long overdue six month hiatus, River North Brewery will re-open its doors to a brand new location at 6021 Washington Street Unit A. But its slick, new, … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 30th, 2016

March 30, 2016 |

We hope everyone lived deliciously during Colorado Craft Beer Week. We know that we sure did here. But as they say, the show will go on and this week proves to showcase just that. Our homies at River North Brewery … Read More

The Story Behind the Most Popular Beer Poster in St. Louis

March 28, 2016 |

Ever since images of it were posted on the social media pages of the St. Louis Brewers Guild, the illustrated poster depicting the St. Louis area’s local brewing community has become a hot item for local beer lovers.     … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Senn Bierwerks Planning 2017 Debut

March 24, 2016 |

St. Louis is a thirsty town and getting thirstier. Thankfully, the local brewing community is responding with new ideas, new beers, and new breweries.

This week we learned the plans of St. Louis’ soon to be ‘newest’ brewery, Senn Bierwerks. … Read More

The Jailhouse, Colorado Craft Beer Bar To Open This Summer 2016

March 23, 2016 |

Watch out, Buena Vista. You are about to get your first-ever craft beer bar. Get excited.

Opening this summer, The Jailhouse will be located in the picturesque Colorado mountain town on East Main Street. Sarah Haughey, a native Coloradan, spearheads the project.

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Braven Brewing Company Offers Equity to Investors

March 23, 2016 |

Our friends at Braven Brewing Company are growing fast — almost too fast, to keep up with the demand for their deliciously crafted beer offerings. In an effort to build their own brewery brick & mortar, so as to personally serve their quickly converted customers, they have turned to crowdsourcing. Read our Q&A with Braven owners Eric Feldman & Marshall Thompson below to find out how you can contribute & acquire equity!
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 23rd, 2016

March 23, 2016 | 2

Hopefully everyone got all of their St. Patrick’s Day kicks off last week. This week is all about Colorado Craft Beer Week. Whether it’s a firkin or a tap takeover, a beer dinner or a beer release, make sure to … Read More

BREAKING | Deschutes Brewery Announces East Coast Location

March 22, 2016 |

While much of the beer industry has been obsessed over acquisitions and mergers over the past three years, an equally prevailing theme is the growth and expansion of mid-to-large sized breweries into brand new state of the art facilities to expand their national footprint.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 16th, 2016

March 16, 2016 |

Alright, it’s the first week of March Madness, the official Saint Patrick’s Day and all of its festivities, and we are on the cusp of Colorado Craft Beer Week. Check back often as I will be updating this calendar on … Read More