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Craft Beer News

PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.

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

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

September 30, 2015 |

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Well, we looked #GABF2015 in the face and with only a bit of a perils of petunia moments, we made our decisions in choosing events. We really enjoyed WTF? Yeah, it was busy, but that … Read More

Draft Top Looks To Transform The Standard Beer Can

September 29, 2015 |

From beer can to pint glass, two co-workers with the entrepreneurial spirit came together to create a device that has the potential to change how we use the standard beer can forever.

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BREAKING | Saint Archer Brewing Acquired by MillerCoors

September 10, 2015 |

It’s becoming hard to keep up with all the pieces on the chess board as more and more pawns succumb to the bigger players. It was just announced that Tenth & Blake Beer Co., the craft and import division of … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

September 9, 2015 |

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Well, we said Bye Felicia to wearing white and Labor Day has come and gone. That means it’s pretty much fall. Which I am fucking stoked on. Only a few more weeks until Denver Beer … Read More

BREAKING | Heineken Forms Joint Venture with Lagunitas

September 8, 2015 |

Well the chips continue to fall in the craft beer land grab today, as this morning it was announced that Heineken will acquire a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Company. The joint venture deal projected to value at close to … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

September 2, 2015 |

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I must eat crow about not being very wax poetic on the #DenverBeerBeat this month. There are always lots of amazing events in Denver and everyone puts in so much time brewing the beer, setting … Read More

Cicerone Certification Program Releases New Test Guidelines

September 1, 2015 |

Are you studying to be a Certified Cicerone or a Certified Beer Server? Your new test guides are out, and there are some changes you want to pay attention to (for all your flashcard making needs).

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Dry Dock Brewing Company Welcomes New Head Brewers

August 31, 2015 |

If you haven’t been to Dry Dock Brewing Company, make it a priority.

Going on its tenth year, this Aurora, Colorado based brewery has been mostly known for its Apricot Blonde. Though the Blonde is sure to be a … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 26, 2015 |

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The #DenverBeerBeat is here. . . Ready. Set. Go!


Check out these events and many more in the calendar to plan your week accordingly! Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as … Read More

BREAKING | Bell’s Brewery Beers Coming to Colorado for GABF

August 24, 2015 |

That’s right midwesterners, your wet dream is finally coming true… at least for a few weeks beginning September 21. This morning Kalamazoo based, Bell’s Brewery announced that Crooked Stave Artisan Ales will be distributing Bell’s Brewery beers through the state of … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 19, 2015 |

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Those dog days of summer are back. They weigh heavy on us with rays of gold piercing through the clouds above. Only a few things can save us including but not limited to Sweet Action … Read More

Colorado Brewers Guild Releases Economic Impact Study | What the Numbers Mean for the Beer Drinker

August 18, 2015 |

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The Colorado Brewers Guild’s just released its recent findings, curated by Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder, about the economic impact of Colorado Craft Beer to the State’s Economy. The CBG is a non-profit organization serving craft breweries and brewpubs in Colorado.

So, what do the numbers mean to the Colorado Beer Drinker? We weigh in and find that the results may be shockingly simple but we’ll tell you why it is more important now, more than ever, to support your local brewery.

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NEWS | Almanac Beer Co. Begins Chicago Distribution

August 17, 2015 |

As of today, California-based Almanac Beer Co. will begin distribution in Chicago. The brewery prides itself on its farm to barrel theme, and is known for their addition of fresh local fruit to their beers.

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Home Brewing Kits As Mail-Order Subscriptions

August 13, 2015 |

It seems nowadays you can sign up for just about anything with a mail-order subscription. From razor blades to cosmetics, the convenience of having a product consistently come to your door is one that is catching on fast. Home brewers will soon have the opportunity to join the trend and have their brewing supplies delivered right to their door.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 12, 2015 |

A quick synopsis of the week: Ready. Set. Go!


Beer Releases (Draft and Bottle):

Comedy, Bottle and Draught Release, Pop-Up Nail Shop, awesome food trucks. . . Ratio Beerworks has it going on this week! Dry Dock Brewing … Read More

New Belgium President Christine Perich Becomes CEO

August 10, 2015 |

Just announced today, New Belgium Brewing‘s current President and Chief Operating Officer has been named CEO as Co-Founder Kim Jordan moves solely into the role of Executive Chair of the Brewery’s Board of Directors.

Perich’s new role is said … Read More

Why Anheuser-Busch’s Distribution Moves Are A Concern

August 6, 2015 | 1

Wars don’t just spring up over night. They develop slowly through polarizing perspectives, tension and aggression, subtle maneuvers, and eventually the cacophonous opening shots signaling all out warfare.

To many, Anheuser-Busch’s series of opening volleys came in the form of a blindsiding Super Bowl … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 5, 2015 |

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It’s been a wild week so far and it’s about to get more wild and whacky! The Denver Beer Beat brings news of bottle releases, tap takeovers, National IPA Day is on Thursday Aug 6th!, … Read More

Virginia’s Portner Brewhouse Lands Location

August 4, 2015 |

It’s been more than four years in the making — well, more like 99 years, if you look at it literally. Portner Brewhouse announced its location in Alexandria, Virginia this month and plans to open its doors in June 2016.

A pair of sisters, Catherine (Cat) and Margaret Portner, will resurrect a piece of family and local brewing history when they open their brewery, restaurant and craft beer test kitchen next summer. Read More