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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 9th, 2015

December 9, 2015 |

This week, we have some NorCo happenings with an anniversary over at Großen Bart Brewery and a new opening coming down the pike from Boulder’s Vision Quest Brewery. There are a lot of Ugly Sweater Party’s (like A LOT) and some serious bottle releases coming your way too. So, as always, check the calendar, check your bank account and make sure to be responsible when you are out on the town swillin’ that ill. As always, drink responsibly (use two hands) and hug your friends while singing partying songs!

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Denver Bicycle Cafe Raises Over $700 w/ Confluence Tap Handle

December 8, 2015 |

As we detailed last month, for the month of November, the Denver Bicycle Cafe promised to donate $1 to Trips for Kids Denver/Metro for every pint of Mockery Brewing’s Rakau IPA that was poured from the new Confluence Tap Handle. … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 2nd, 2015

December 2, 2015 |

We hope your holiday was most bodacious. Back to the grind. This week, we have a couple of anniversaries with Zephyr Brewing Co and Our Mutual Friend both throwing parties in the RiNo Brewer’s District while Station 26 is … Read More

BREAKING | America’s Brewery Count Reaches Record High

December 2, 2015 |

We are officially living in the gilded age of beer, or as Lloyd Christmas so eloquently put it, “Where the beer flows like wine”. The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, announced … Read More

Brewing Down Under: Definite Guide for Australian Craft Beers

November 30, 2015 |

While craft beer is still a small part of the overall beer market in Australia, it is growing rapidly and combines a dedication to the quality of the final product with a uniquely Australian attitude towards experimentation. … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Nov 25, 2015

November 25, 2015 |

Well, hump day is like a Friday for a lot of us folks in Denver this week. Time to saddle up in the Subaru to go visit your families. Others head to the high country to shred that hyper fierce gnar-gnar. I, personally, will probably just shred through some cellar beers and smoke some cigars. For those of you who stick around town, we have a Thanksgiving-basket-load of events to tide you over and make you very thankful to live in the Mile High City. Also, don’t forget to check our post on where to find BCBS before you going spending any of your hard earned money on stupid TVs and dehydrators.

So, check out our Calendar and plan accordingly, Denver!

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Event Recap | 2015 Mmmixer: Craft Cocktail + Culinary Pairing Event

November 23, 2015 |

Defining the collaboration of mixology & the culinary arts in Colorado.

The MMMixer: craft cocktail + culinary pairing event featured more than 30 expert mixologists & top chefs from the best local eateries collaborating on unique pairings. Teasing and pleasing the prowess of your epicurean senses, the first gala event in this series featured paired cocktails made with the finest Colorado small batch whiskies/whiskys/whiskeys. The MMMixer took place at Mile High Station on Friday, November 20th from 6pm–9pm.

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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 |

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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 |

Image courtesy of Fremont Brewing

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 |

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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

November 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 |

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 |

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!

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Happy Hour Post | The Saga Continues

October 20, 2015 | 1

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 |

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