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PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.

Ermatingers Launching Speciation Artisan Ales in Michigan

November 18, 2015 |

The state of Michigan is a special place for craft beer. Historically, the mitten has always been on the forefront of the Midwest craft brewing scene with staples like Founders, Bells, Brewery Vivant and Dark Horse. However, that scene is about … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Nov 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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We had a blast this last weekend with the beer releases around town and the Veteran’s Day festivities. Although the Broncs didn’t win, we can appreciate everyone showing the game! There were some well deserved anniversaries. This week, we have a lot more events and we would love for you to plan with us! Check out our Calendar!

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Fremont Brewing Kicks-Off Oregon Distribution

November 17, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

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Oregon, get ready to stock up your fridges, fill up your pints, and clink your glasses.

Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington, in partnership with Columbia Distributing, will begin arriving in Oregon this month. The expansion will kick-off with a celebratory event at APEX in Portland today, featuring ten Fremont brews, from 4 – 8:00 pm. Read More

Event Recap | 2015 Denver Bacon and Beer: Brewer’s Dinner

November 11, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

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Imbibe Events and The Lobby hosted an intimate evening featuring five breweries and restaurants from the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival. The Denver Bacon and Beer Brewer’s Dinner paired five chefs and five breweries for a meat filled evening that didn’t not disappoint. The Denver Bacon and Beer Brewer’s Dinner benefited Metro Caring and Project Angel Heart. Participating restaurants and breweries included Block & Larder, Euclid Hall, Second Home Kitchen + Bar, The Lobby, Max’s Wine Dive, Great Divide Brewing Company, Wit’s End Brewing Company, Call To Arms Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Spangalang Brewery and The Post Brewing Co.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Nov 11, 2015

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We had a blast this last weekend with the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival and the accompanying Brewer’s Dinner. If you didn’t get a chance to go or just want to reminisce about all of that deliciousness, check out our recaps.


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Georgia’s SweetWater Brewing Plans West Coast Expansion

November 5, 2015 |

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company is staking its claim on the West Coast, putting a twist on the whole craft breweries moving east trend.

SweetWater announced Thursday it had taken its first “tangible step” toward opening a second location in … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Nov 04, 2015

November 4, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Alright, hopefully you voted in your state and hopefully shit is changing for the better. Daylight Savings time and Halloween and Day of the Dead behind us, it appears that fall is in full effect. As the leaves change colors and fall, we are slowing in the festival season but there are a few this weekend. There are also some anniversaries and some grand openings. There are some art thingies happening and a bunch of fundraising going on. Look ahead on the calendar as we have filled in a few weeks ahead. We really do want to get ahead on the calendar so you can use it as a true resource for planning further out now that we are smashing that weekly planning tip.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Oct 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Denver/Boulder area is getting a lot of attention from the GOP and it’s a lot like the “bread and circuses” era of the Roman Empire. I won’t tread into politics other than to say that I wish that the presidential candidates had to dress up for the week of Halloween. That would make things MUCH, MUCH more interesting. Amirite?!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Oct 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 |

Don’t let a little bit of rain ruin your day! There are a lot of events coming your way this week and next. Keep checking back on the event calendar as we keep adding stuff daily!

This week, check … Read More

Happy Hour Post | The Saga Continues

October 20, 2015 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Times are a changing in the craft beer-o-sphere. Each day, more and more news breaks on acquisitions, ESOPS, private equity stakes, and CEO successions of long time industry staples. We’ve also seen major brewery expansion announcements, exciting bottle releases, event debuts and essentially more news that can possibly be distilled into individual breaking stories and our weekly growler fill alone.

So as we first alluded to nearly a year ago in the debut of the Happy Hour Post, we want to do a better job of serving our readership. We’ll begin slowly, mostly on major news days, and soon moving to a daily format, recapping all of the major beer news that happens each day. But even more so, borrowing from our good friends at Kentucky Sports Radio as they’ve been doing with their their late night post recapping Kentucky sports news each day, we’ll also add a little pop culture to keep things interesting. This is after all, what the porch drinking experience is all about.

Usually this post will take place at the end of the day, but for this kickoff (and since we had such a big news day yesterday) I thought I’d bring y’all a morning shot of Mocha Stout. Lets get to the good stuff. Read More

Back to the Future Inspires Latest Beer from Arcade Brewery

October 15, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

With an ABV of 10% and 95 IBUs, the name of Arcade Brewery’s newest beer, “Heavy” fits it perfectly. The beer, a double-IPA, from the Chicago-based brewery will be released at a fundraiser on Oct. 21st and distribution will begin on Oct. 23rd.
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PorchDrinking’s Denver Beer Beat | Oct 14, 2015

October 14, 2015 |

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I’m back!!!!!

The Netherlands and Belgium were most excellent and I am refreshed after a break from work. Big-Ups to T-Chisel for taking over my post last week while I was out. You’re the man! … Read More

Major News and Storylines from GABF 2015

September 30, 2015 |

Earlier this year, when The Brewers Association announced that the Great American Beer Festival would be Bigger, Better and Beerier, we assumed that was merely a reference to the additional exhibit hall and sheer size of the event itself. … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | September 30th, 2015

September 30, 2015 |

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Well, we looked #GABF2015 in the face and with only a bit of a perils of petunia moments, we made our decisions in choosing events. We really enjoyed WTF? Yeah, it was busy, but that … Read More

Draft Top Looks To Transform The Standard Beer Can

September 29, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

From beer can to pint glass, two co-workers with the entrepreneurial spirit came together to create a device that has the potential to change how we use the standard beer can forever.

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BREAKING | Saint Archer Brewing Acquired by MillerCoors

September 10, 2015 |

It’s becoming hard to keep up with all the pieces on the chess board as more and more pawns succumb to the bigger players. It was just announced that Tenth & Blake Beer Co., the craft and import division of … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

September 9, 2015 |

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Well, we said Bye Felicia to wearing white and Labor Day has come and gone. That means it’s pretty much fall. Which I am fucking stoked on. Only a few more weeks until Denver Beer … Read More

BREAKING | Heineken Forms Joint Venture with Lagunitas

September 8, 2015 |

Well the chips continue to fall in the craft beer land grab today, as this morning it was announced that Heineken will acquire a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Company. The joint venture deal projected to value at close to … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

September 2, 2015 |

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I must eat crow about not being very wax poetic on the #DenverBeerBeat this month. There are always lots of amazing events in Denver and everyone puts in so much time brewing the beer, setting … Read More

Cicerone Certification Program Releases New Test Guidelines

September 1, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Are you studying to be a Certified Cicerone or a Certified Beer Server? Your new test guides are out, and there are some changes you want to pay attention to (for all your flashcard making needs).

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