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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

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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