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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

February 25, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 17 min

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 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 of the things #craftbeer are happening in the Denver Metro Area.

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Atlas Wants Everyone to Get Rowdy

February 4, 2015 |

Atlas Brew Works announced on Tuesday that they are launching their first homebrew competition, in which they are asking brewers to try their best at imitating the essence of their signature brew, Rowdy (6.2 percent ABV, 61 IBU).

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Budweiser Super Bowl Ad Shat on Everything

February 2, 2015 | 2

Well, that certainly escalated quickly. Last night at around 7pm MST, I had finally settled into my comfy couch indentation after ravaging my way through a third helping of Totino’s Pizza Rolls, pigs in a blanket, jalapeno poppers, buffalo chicken … Read More

*Updated* | Nebraska Brewing Coming to Colorado

February 2, 2015 |

While most of the big stories in craft beer lately have been mired by litigation battles, another more positive industry development focuses on the positive side of growth, namely the ever expanding availability of great beer across the country. The rise in … Read More

BREAKING! | DESTIHL Brewery Coming to Colorado

January 3, 2015 | 1

DESTIHL Brewery Coming to Colorado

Colorado has long garnered national attention for its abundance of top tier in-state breweries. However, with the recent influx of top tier breweries arriving for distribution such as Perennial, Prairie, New Holland, Ninkasi, Ballast Point, Breakside, Against the Grain, Almanac, … Read More

BREAKING |Crooked Stave Expands Distribution to CT and GA

December 17, 2014 |

You’re officially on notice Connecticut and Georgia beer geeks… Crooked Stave’s lineup of sour and wild beers will be arriving soon and you have every reason to be excited. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project announced this morning … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News

December 8, 2014 |

Chelsea, your noble beer news herder is out for the week doing the finals week thang, so she handed over the keys to the week‘s growler fill. You should be afraid. Before I tailspin into a dramatic Will McAvoy-esque craft … Read More

BREAKING | Ninkasi Brewing Comes to Colorado

December 3, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Great news Coloradans, Eugene, Oregon based Ninkasi Brewing Company announced this morning that they have partnered with distributor C.R.Goodman Companies to bring it’s tremendous lineup of beers to Colorado beginning Monday, December 8th. Read More

Elevation Beer Company Official Brewery of Monarch Mountain

November 25, 2014 |

Earlier this morning our good friends over at Elevation Beer Company announced their partnership with local ski resort Monarch Mountain, also located in Chaffee County. Monarch will carry Elevation’s 8 Second Kölsch, First Cast IPA, Little Mo’ Porter (named after … Read More

Upcoming Flury of Crooked Stave Bottle Releases

November 18, 2014 |

Sometimes it takes sacrificing a little, to create a lot. Such is the case with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project’s recently discontinued Cellar Reserve project, which had the geekiest of beer geeks up in arms. Fear not nerds, … Read More

Ratio Beerworks Finds Home In Former Mile High Spirits Building

November 18, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ratio Beerworks recently announced plans to open a production brewery and taproom located at 2920 Larimer St. in the Upper Larimer district of the historic Five Points neighborhood. That building may be familiar to Denverites as the old Mile High Spirits building. The brewery is currently under construction in the 5,500 square foot building that will be home to a 1,500 square foot taproom with the remaining 4,000 square feet to be used for production.

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South Durham | Beer Stores & Bottle Shops

November 11, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Durhamites of North Carolina, you asked for it, and here it is: the skinny on South Durham’s burgeoning beer store and bottle shop scene. Let’s start our journey near Southpoint mall on the corner of highways 54 and 751. There are at least 5 bottle shops or growler fill-stations all within a few short miles so you can visit them all in quick succession. Read More

Breaking | Green Flash Acquires Alpine Beer Company

November 10, 2014 |

Recently the craft beer world has seen it’s share of acquisitions and consolidations stem from Big Beer, but today Green Flash Brewing Company announced the acquisition of fellow San Diego based brewery, Alpine Beer Company.

The two breweries had already … Read More

Happy Hour Post | Anheueser-Busch Acquiring 10 Barrel Brewing

November 6, 2014 |

Well it was one of those crazy craft beer news days yesterday where everything seemed the happen at once, which brings us to another edition of the Happy Hour Post (yes this is going out a bit early but HH … Read More

Denver International Airport Celebrates Craft Beer

September 17, 2014 |

I love the airport. I love the romanticism behind reuniting with loved ones, the anticipation of traveling somewhere exotic, the ebb and flow of humans moving toward a different destination.

But if there’s one airport ritual that is almost universally appreciated above … Read More

Colorado, The State of Craft Beer Launch

September 16, 2014 | 1

Yesterday, the Colorado Brewers Guild announced the launch of a new consumer brand to help promote craft beer in the state of Colorado. Currently, the state has over 200 breweries in operation, which last year accounted for nearly 5,000 jobs, and … Read More