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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 3rd, 2016

February 3, 2016 |

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!

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Epic Brewing Company | Sour IPA Utah Session Series

January 29, 2016 |

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. Read More

Event Preview | Pelican Pub & Brewery’s Brewer’s Dinner

January 27, 2016 |

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 … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 27th, 2016

January 27, 2016 |

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.

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Mu Brewery Pays Tribute to Breckenridge Brewery

January 26, 2016 | 1

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 … Read More

Beer Trends | Tavour Ships Craft Beer to Your Door

January 21, 2016 | 2

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

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

January 20, 2016 |

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 … Read More

*Updated* 2016 Craft Beer Release Calendars

January 18, 2016 | 10

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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Next Glass Acquires Untappd in Symbiotic Merger

January 15, 2016 | 1

It was announced Friday that North Carolina-based Next Glass, a beer and wine recommendation app, joined forces with your favorite beer discovery app Untappd in a mutually agreeable merger.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 13th, 2016

January 13, 2016 |

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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 … Read More

Vail Big Beers Pour List & Must Tries

January 8, 2016 |


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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 … Read More

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

January 6, 2016 |

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.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 30th, 2015

December 30, 2015 |

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, … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 23rd, 2015

December 23, 2015 |

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 … Read More

BREAKING | Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquiring Breckenridge Brewery

December 22, 2015 | 4

Writing, Research and Graphics Created By: Tristan Chan, Christopher Day, Josh Ritenour, Desiree Duzich, Jasmin Hudacsek and Cory Pelc

It’s been a busy 2015 for Belgian owned, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewery conglomerate, and it seems … Read More

BREAKING | New Belgium Reportedly Explores Possible Sale

December 18, 2015 |

Reuters reported this morning that New Belgium Brewing Company, the employee owned Fort Collins based brewery is exploring the possibility of a sale of the company. According to sources, the company is valued at approximately $1 Billion.

That valuation … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 16th, 2015

December 16, 2015 |

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Have you dug yourself out of the unholy snow storm from the last few days? We sure hope you used your snow days appropriately. The holidays are creeping real hard on us, and with that, … Read More

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