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PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.

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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Dry Dock Brewing Company Welcomes New Head Brewers

August 31, 2015 |

If you haven’t been to Dry Dock Brewing Company, make it a priority.

Going on its tenth year, this Aurora, Colorado based brewery has been mostly known for its Apricot Blonde. Though the Blonde is sure to be a … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 26, 2015 |

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The #DenverBeerBeat is here. . . Ready. Set. Go!

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Check out these events and many more in the calendar to plan your week accordingly! Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as … Read More

BREAKING | Bell’s Brewery Beers Coming to Colorado for GABF

August 24, 2015 |

That’s right midwesterners, your wet dream is finally coming true… at least for a few weeks beginning September 21. This morning Kalamazoo based, Bell’s Brewery announced that Crooked Stave Artisan Ales will be distributing Bell’s Brewery beers through the state of … Read More

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

Colorado Brewers Guild Releases Economic Impact Study | What the Numbers Mean for the Beer Drinker

August 18, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

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The Colorado Brewers Guild’s just released its recent findings, curated by Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder, about the economic impact of Colorado Craft Beer to the State’s Economy. The CBG is a non-profit organization serving craft breweries and brewpubs in Colorado.

So, what do the numbers mean to the Colorado Beer Drinker? We weigh in and find that the results may be shockingly simple but we’ll tell you why it is more important now, more than ever, to support your local brewery.

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NEWS | Almanac Beer Co. Begins Chicago Distribution

August 17, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As of today, California-based Almanac Beer Co. will begin distribution in Chicago. The brewery prides itself on its farm to barrel theme, and is known for their addition of fresh local fruit to their beers.

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Home Brewing Kits As Mail-Order Subscriptions

August 13, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It seems nowadays you can sign up for just about anything with a mail-order subscription. From razor blades to cosmetics, the convenience of having a product consistently come to your door is one that is catching on fast. Home brewers will soon have the opportunity to join the trend and have their brewing supplies delivered right to their door.

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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

New Belgium President Christine Perich Becomes CEO

August 10, 2015 |

Just announced today, New Belgium Brewing‘s current President and Chief Operating Officer has been named CEO as Co-Founder Kim Jordan moves solely into the role of Executive Chair of the Brewery’s Board of Directors.

Perich’s new role is said … Read More

Why Anheuser-Busch’s Distribution Moves Are A Concern

August 6, 2015 | 1

Wars don’t just spring up over night. They develop slowly through polarizing perspectives, tension and aggression, subtle maneuvers, and eventually the cacophonous opening shots signaling all out warfare.

To many, Anheuser-Busch’s series of opening volleys came in the form of a blindsiding Super Bowl … 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

Virginia’s Portner Brewhouse Lands Location

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

It’s been more than four years in the making — well, more like 99 years, if you look at it literally. Portner Brewhouse announced its location in Alexandria, Virginia this month and plans to open its doors in June 2016.

A pair of sisters, Catherine (Cat) and Margaret Portner, will resurrect a piece of family and local brewing history when they open their brewery, restaurant and craft beer test kitchen next summer. 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)

Price(s):

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

Great Divide’s Barrel Bar Opens Friday

July 27, 2015 | 1

Address: 3403 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216

If you haven’t noticed the smell of malted grains emanating from Brighton Boulevard yet, you will soon, very soon. Great Divide has announced today, that their second Denver tap room, dubbed The Great … 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

BREAKING | New Belgium to Open Pilot Brewery in Denver’s RiNo

July 21, 2015 |

Photo credit: blog.virgin-atlantic.com

Hot off the heels of a big announcement yesterday, that Odell Brewing Company has become employee owned, Fort Collins continues to make a splash today. Neighboring, New Belgium Brewing Company announced that it will be opening at 10 … Read More

Beer Tech | Denver’s Most Popular Craft Beers + Drizly Expansion

July 16, 2015 |

Denver, Colorado, where the beer flows like wine. Yes, I’m aware that quote was originally referencing Aspen, but here in the Colorado state capital, there might be a little more truth to that statement after all.

Drizly, Colorado’s premier … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

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

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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