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Craft Beer News

PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.

St. Louis Favorite American Brown Getting Canned This Week

August 17, 2016 |

Getting ‘canned’ has never felt so good. Especially if you’re a fan of Civil Life Brewing Company‘s American Brown, one of their most popular brews. Read More

Chicago’s Urban Legend Brewing is Now Myths and Legends Brewing

August 15, 2016 |

Another Chicago brewery is changing its name, and this time it’s Urban Legend Brewing (Westmont, IL). And it’s coming with a week-long party! On Aug. 22, Urban Legend Brewing Company will officially become Myths and Legends Brewing Company. This name change arrives on the heels of several, recent Chicago brewery name changes such as Atlas Brewing becoming Burnt City, South Loop Brewing becoming Hop Butcher for the World, and a few years ago, Mercenary Brewing becoming Maplewood. Read More

New / Returning GABF Breweries & Those Missing

August 12, 2016 |

Each year one of the best parts of the Great American Beer Festival is the fresh batch exciting new breweries as well as some familiar faces who made a grand return to center stage for the country’s largest beer showcase. However we also lose some familiar friends. We’ve broken down the new / returning breweries as well as those who sadly aren’t coming back for this year’s event. Read More

BREAKING | Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

August 12, 2016 |

Veiled by a shroud of mystery and intrigue, Denver’s Former Future Brewing shuttered taproom operations earlier this week and promptly began transmitting a series of cryptic messages, videos, and an equally arcane Facebook event page as a teaser for bigger things to come. Read More

Brasserie St. James Begins Colorado Distribution

August 11, 2016 |

Great things can come from any myriad of unexpected places. Luckily due to the nation’s tremendous craft beer boom, elite level craft beer can be found in craft beer meccas like Denver, Portland, Grand Rapids and Asheville, from emerging markets like Cincinnati, Atlanta and Austin, as well as surprising towns like Greeley or even Reno, Nevada. Read More

BREAKING | Wicked Weed Brewing Coming to Colorado

August 6, 2016 | 3

North Carolina’s fastest growing and most heralded brewery, is finally finding it’s way out west to Colorado. After months of speculation, Wicked Weed Brewing, announced that it would begin distribution to Colorado beginning the week of August 15. Read More

Ultimate 6er | 6 Beers You Have to Travel to St. Louis to Enjoy

August 3, 2016 | 1

Like nearly any major city in America, the local brewing scene in St. Louis continues to grow expontentially. But unlike other cities where the brewing is made up of many startup breweries creating a new scene, here it’s more like we’re reclaiming our heritage as the brewing capital. Read More

Fischman Liquors Set to Open at Six Corners in 2017

July 28, 2016 |

Just 24 hours before Fischman Liquors was set to close in their current location at 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave., husband and wife owners Gus and Shanna Karamaniolas announced they would be reopening in a new location sometime in 2017.

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Moody Tongue Tasting Room Taking Shape

July 27, 2016 |

After months of speculation, Moody Tongue Brewing Company has announced that their tasting room is getting ready to open its doors to the public. While no official date has been announced yet, the brewery issued a press release today with more details on the new space and what beer fans can expect.

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

July 20, 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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An In-Depth Look at Yuengling’s $10-Million Dollar Clean Water Act Settlement

July 18, 2016 |

Broadly speaking, breweries have to jump through a multitude of regulatory hoops in order to get their beer into the consumer’s hands, but possibly one of the most important set of regulations in place are to ensure these businesses are … Read More

The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar Opens in Buena Vista

July 15, 2016 |

The wait is over for Buena Vista residents: The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar has opened in Buena Vista. The craft beer bar officially opened its doors yesterday.     The point of The Jailhouse is simple: to bring fantastic beer … Read More

Goose Island Offers More Refunds for Off Flavors in BCBS & Prop

July 15, 2016 |

Off flavor issues that led Goose Island to offer refunds for Coffee and Barleywine Bourbon County Brand Stout have now now been discovered in 2015 Original BCBS and Proprietor’s as well.

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Alamo Drafthouse and Odell Brewing Team Up for Beyond IPA

July 14, 2016 |

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We here at PorchDrinking have always appreciated the cosmic collision between pop culture and beer. So yesterday’s announcement of the collaboration brew between Alamo Drafthouse and Odell Brewing on their upcoming Beyond IPA had us geeking out in more ways than one. The Double IPA was brewed in honor of the upcoming release of Star Trek Beyond, which hits theaters July 22. Read More

Taft’s Ale House | Culebra Cut Coconut Brown Ale

July 14, 2016 |

ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 12

Pair with: A Hawaiian shirt, shades, and a laid-back island attitude

Summer is in full effect in Cincinnati.  With the arrival of these hot summer months, Taft’s Ale House has graduated their Coconut Brown Ale, Culebra Cut, from a draft-only offering to easily-portable cans. Just the kind of six-pack I’ll be bringing poolside. Read More

BREAKING | Cigar City Coming to Colorado… Kinda

July 8, 2016 |

When it was announced that Oskar Blues Brewery would be acquiring Cigar City Brewing back in March, Colorado beer fans immediately began salivating at the possibility of tasting favorites like Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown, and perhaps even one day Hunahpu, right here in the Centennial State. Those fans aren’t going to have to wait long. Read More

*UPDATE* Lumbee Tribe & North Carolina Distributor Settle Trademark Lawsuit

July 8, 2016 |

Last month, PorchDrinking reported on the federal lawsuit that the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina filed against Anheuser-Busch and R.A. Jeffreys, a local A-B distribution company for using the Tribe’s logo and slogan in Bud Light ads without permission. The ads incorporated the Tribe’s name, official tribal seal and its tribal slogan phrase “Heritage, Pride & Strength.” Notably, after the Tribe filed suit, it came to light that A-B had no knowledge that R.A. Jeffreys made and subsequently displayed these ads. Read More

Goodwood Brewing Company expands to Chicagoland area

July 6, 2016 |

Louisville-based Goodwood Brewing Company will begin distribution in the Chicagoland area as early as next week. It’s the first time the brewery’s beer will be available in the area.

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

July 6, 2016 |

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

Listen, you drinkers, you brewheads. Craft Beer is a drink who would not take it anymore. A barleypop who stood up against the scum, the BIG BEER swill, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a can of ale who stood up. Gaw. I love Taxi Driver. ANYWAY . . .

What have you done for your local brewer today?! Time to take back your city and go buy some beer already! Our calendar should help you navigate the sea of suds as you take on the July heat!

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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