Craft Beer News
PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.
Today was one of those mega days in beer, where everything just seemed to happen all at once. Many of these breaking stories will end up having greater long term effect on the industry so we figured we’d provide a bit of a recap of the major stories. I’ll kick things off with the biggest announcement, which broke earlier this morning of Victory Brewing merging with Southern Tier Brewing.
Short’s Brewing broke the news a couple weeks ago about their intentions to begin distributing outside of Michigan for the first time. They would head to Pennsylvania and Illinois within the near future, exciting many Chicagoans at no longer having to make the trek to New Buffalo, MI for their Short’s fix.
With Pennsylvania already receiving their first shipments of Short’s, many Chicago fans were anxiously awaiting their own fix. Well, it appears now that all the Illinois distributors have been solidified, and Chicagoans can expect their first taste of Short’s beers on March 4th!
You did it!
You survived Monday’s hangover from that BRONCOS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN! And you survived the massive Bronco’s Country Parade and its subsequent traffic.
So, what better way to ease you way back into the week than some craft beer events news?!
Photo Courtesy of Devils Backbone Brewing Company
If you were to ask any Virginia Beer Connoisseur what brewery represents the state’s rise in the industry, Devils Backbone Brewing Company would be one of the first that comes to mind. They’ve provided wonderful beers all across the state of Virginia for eight years and have expanded in all directions to Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and DC.
Pliny the Younger, Russian River Brewing‘s highly sought after Triple IPA, will return once again in limited availability beginning the week of February 20th. Elite Brands, which distributes Russian River products in Colorado was kind enough to share the complete …
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Ah, February. When the air is warm, the days are long, and the hop harvest is almost ready… in the Southern …
We pulled together some of the many Super Bowl 50 watching parties & events happening around town. You can find those events here.
On top of that, there is an ishload of other stuff going down. Including sour tap takeovers, stout month in full effect, a grand opening at Holidaily Brewing Co., anniversaries from Backcountry, and Verboten, some dope special tappings and firkins , some serious AF bottle releases from Funkwerks, TRVE, Copper Kettle, & OMF, a beer dinner with Rogue and Euclid Hall, beer & girl scout cookie pairings and even a cider & chocolate pairing.
**Ticket Reminder: Get your tickets for Collaboration Fest and be on the lookout for the link for Avery Brewing’s 14th Annual Strong Ale Fest which go on sale on Feb 5th!
We live in a state known for our curious alcohol laws. Laws we would say have inadvertently given strength to the Utah beer industry. Local breweries have been forced to brew beer at the low-alcohol 4% abv in order to serve on draft or be available in grocery or convenience stores. How can this possibly be a good thing you ask? It means: Utah-based breweries perfected the art of the ‘Session’ beer long before ‘Session’ became a thing for breweries (outside of the Beehive state) who looked for ways to avoid knocking out their consumers with huge alcohol content. In a land surrounded by high elevation, we’ve been keeping it low for years.
If you are anywhere near Pacific City, Oregon this Saturday, we are begging you to clear your calendar. You won’t regret it.
If you haven’t already heard, the decorated Pelican Pub & Brewery will be putting on their annual …
Beer and food pairings, firkins, beer dinners and brunches, bottle releases, brewery openings and brewery anniversaries, etc and so forth. Anyway, events are happening. You are going to want to go to them.
**Ticket Reminder: Get your tickets for …
Bought out, but never forgotten; that is the philosophy behind Mu Brewery‘s latest specialty brew Vanilla Porta-Rita as a tribute to Breckenridge Brewery, AB-InBev’s latest acquisition.
Much like when Mu Brewery released a pumpkin peach ale last February as …
Sethu Kalavakur and Philip Vaughn were sitting around drinking craft beer trying to figure out a business they could start. Little did they know, the beer they were drinking would be the inspiration behind Tavour.com.
Beer and Cheese, cider and pie, Brewed Food, firkins, beer dinners and brunches, bottle releases, a calling for couples to renew their vows or get married (!!!), brewery anniversaries, etc and so forth. Anyway, events are happening. You are …
Updated 5/2/2016 at 6:45pm MST: Funky Buddha Brewery, Schlafly Beer
Updated 4/6/2016 at 4:25pm MST: Back Forty Beer Co, Blackberry Farm Brewery, The Brew Gentlemen Beer Co, Burlington Beer Co, Four Peaks Brewery, High Water Brewing, Lakefront Brewery, Reuben’s Brew
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Whaddup, PorchDrinkers?! How was your weekend? Ours did not suck. And this weekend looks no different. Our friends over at Cannonball Creek are celebrating their 3rd Anniversary, LowDown Brewery is hosting their 2nd Annual Barrel …
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AC Golden – Kriek Noir
The base sour beer was then allowed to ferment on 800lbs of Colorado grown sweet and sour cherries. 5.5 % ABV
Allagash – Nancy
Balaton & Montmorency cherries. The …
Happy New Year, PorchDrinkers! We hope that your holidays were wicked awesome and that you saved some room for partying it up this week. Lots of bottle releases, some firkin action, Crooked Stave’s anniversary, and of course, our favorite festival of the year, Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines.
It’s been an ultra-memorable year and so it only makes sense that e’erybody in town is looking to send this year off into oblivion with the most excellent of events. Whether it’s a dance party or a beer dinner, …
Things have melted off and that cold snap is long gone? Can we have winter patio hours be a thing? I mean, if it’s going to be in the low 60’s, I am totally down to drink some brews …