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PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.

Beer News | Krebs Brewing Acquires Prairie Artisan Ales

June 30, 2016 |

Yesterday the beer world saw two fairly substantial pieces of news develop toward the late afternoon, so while I’m about 4 hours away from commencing my America Day Celebration, I felt it necessary to get you all caught up. Let’s … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 29th, 2016

June 29, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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The Lumbee Tribe Sues Anheuser-Busch & Distributor

June 27, 2016 |

An unfortunate reality for breweries these days (albeit great for litigators), is that copyright and intellectual property disputes in the beer world are quite common. However, it is not often that a sovereign Indian nation finds itself embroiled in a trademark infringement battle against a beverage distributor and America’s biggest brewery for using its tribal symbols and official tribal slogan.
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Fat Tire-Inspired, New Belgium Celebrates 25 Years With Friends

June 24, 2016 |

Surprise! Fat Tire is now 25-years-old. Feeling old yet? The folks over at New Belgium are–but in the best way possible! Twenty-five years is no easy feat for a brewery nowadays, that’s why they’ve celebrated in a big way and got in touch with five collaboration partners and good friends of theirs to recreate versions of the iconic Fat Tire.

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company | The Class of 2011

June 23, 2016 |

Beers are like years. There are a lot of them in the past, more are coming, and some are better than others.

There are four specific years that stand out in the annals of St. Louis’ rich beer history. 1852 is perhaps the most important, as it is the year Anheuser Busch was founded. In 1991, we saw St. Louis enter the world of locally owned craft beer with the establishment of the Schlafly Brewing Company. And in 2008, well, that’s a year that most St. Louis beer lovers would rather forget… it’s the year AB allowed itself to be bought and owned by Inbev. That was a sad year. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 22nd, 2016

June 22, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Fall 2016 | New Belgium’s Second Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream-Inspired Beer

June 20, 2016 |

For a second time, the Vermont-based ice creamery Ben & Jerry’s and Colorado brewery, New Belgium Brewing have collaborated on an ice cream-inspired beer to benefit the non-profit Protect Our Winters (POW).

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BREAKING | Bell’s Brewery Returns to Colorado for Limited Engagement

June 17, 2016 |

At this point, it’s beginning to feel like a tease, but for midwesterners their wet beer dream returns to reality next week. This morning Kalamazoo based, Bell’s Brewery announced the return of Bell’s Brewery beers to the state of Colorado via Crooked Stave Artisans throughout the state, beginning next week, through the July 4th holiday. They also teased a second return, which will take place once again during the week of the Great American Beer Festival

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BREAKING: Rainier Brewing Company Releases Pale Mountain Ale

June 15, 2016 |

Something new is brewing here in the Pacific Northwest. In an exciting announcement made on Wednesday morning, Rainier Brewing Company, a 137-year-old Pacific Northwest establishment, introduced a new beer to their storied lineup: The Rainier Pale Mountain Ale. The Pale Ale is … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 8th, 2016

June 8, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

Today is National Name Your Poison Day. We think everyday should be a pick your poison type of day. So, pick your poison all week long and figure out where you want to snag a barleypop because there are a lot of beer tappings and bottle releases happening!

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Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII Brewery List Released by Pints for Prostates

June 2, 2016 |

Tickets for Pints for Prostates Awareness Event on Sale Father’s Day

The list of 54 craft brewers committed to serve beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII has been released by Pints for Prostates.

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 7 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 54 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 1st, 2016

June 1, 2016 |

I must opine that each and every week, the Denver Metro is blessed AF with the number of beer’y events that are going down. Seriously folks. Just look at all of these firkins and casks being tapped. How about the … Read More

Modern Brewery & StilL 630 Collaborate on New Beer

June 1, 2016 |

Local distiller StilL 630 is once again partnering with good folks at the Modern Brewery.

The two have collaborated in the past with Modern Brewery using StilL 630’s RallyPoint barrels to produce a barrel-aged version of their chocolate coffee stout: Arkham’s Finest.

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Oskar Blues Brewery | Chubna Imperial Scotch IPA

June 1, 2016 | 1

ABV 12.6%

With a new “it” brewery seemingly opening every week, it’s easy to overlook the quintessential breweries whose tap handles already dominate Colorado’s ever-growing craft beer scene. But it’s not just small, nimble breweries canning and bottling experimental beers that cross style and ingredient guidelines. Read More

Casey Brewing & Blending Announces New Taproom Experience

May 26, 2016 |

In many ways Casey Brewing & Blending was created to capture the true essence of Belgian style wilds and sours. The terroir, the wild yeast and microbes that inhabit the air, the scenic location, and the old style approach toward … Read More

BREAKING | Ballast Point Brewing Announces Virginia Location

May 24, 2016 | 2

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, the 11th largest craft brewer in the United States in 2015, will invest approximately $48 million to establish an East Coast Brewing operation in Botetourt County, Virginia. This is fourth major brewery to expand towards the Old Dominion state. The most recent of which, Oregan-based Deschutes Brewery, recently announced plans to move into Roanoke around 2019. With the two locations being a mere 20 minutes away, Virginia is looking to bring craft beer tourism to new heights. Read More

Falling Rock Owner Cries Foul on Oskar Blues Brewery

May 23, 2016 | 2

*This post has been updated, as we’ve been informed that Oskar Blues joined the Texas Craft Brewers Guild last month*

If you ever thought craft beer was all just fun and games, you don’t know this industry. This is a craft built on passion, long standing traditions, and the unspoken agreement of mutual investment in growing the industry as a community. However as with any field, business is business. As we’ve already seen over the past 3-4 years, growing pains have begun taking shape in many different forms for craft beer. The latest of which manifested Friday night, when Falling Rock Tap House Founder / “King” Chris Black, took to Facebook to pen an open letter to Oskar Blues Brewery and more specifically Dale Katechis. Falling Rock, the world-renowned beer bar located in downtown Denver has garnered cult following status, by maintaining 75+ active taps and over 130 bottles of beer on the menu since they first opened in 1997. Read More

Product Review: The Fizzics

May 17, 2016 |

Every beer drinker looks for that fresh draft beer taste when they drink their favorite brew. If you go to a brewery that problem is solved pretty easily. But what about at home? How can you get that draft taste from your bottle, can, bomber or even growler? The Fizzics home draft system is one of the newest products on the market that looks to solve this problem.

Fizzics and Beer Glass

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Fizzics Brings Draft Beer to the Home

May 17, 2016 | 1

When friends get together at a bar and begin drinking beer there’s no telling where the conversation might go. From rehashing old stories, to a lively debate, to pondering even the toughest of life’s questions — anything goes when you’re drinking with friends.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 11th, 2016

May 11, 2016 |

Hey y’all ! It’s almost Friday the 13th!

All you people who imitate the famous “killer theme” by going “Ch Ch Ch Ch, Ha Ha Ha,” you’re doing it wrong. Composer Harry Manfredini actually wrote it as “Ki Ki Ki, … Read More