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Denver Beer Beat

Cory previews this week’s brewery openings, special tappings, bottle releases, and all craft beer related events happening in the state of Colorado.

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Event Preview | Valentine’s Day Happenings Around Denver

February 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Photo Credit: Beeriety

Looking for somewhere to go this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re single, paired up or “it’s complicated” there is an event for you. Nothing says “I Love You” like a good Valentine’s Day beer.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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Great Divide Brewing Co. Announce Changes to their 2017 Beer Lineup

January 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Founded in Denver in 1994, Great Divide is one of the most decorated breweries in America.

And while holding down the proverbial fort for two plus decades require consistency and continuity in product, branding and ethos, that doesn’t mean a brewery doesn’t enjoy putting things on the back burner and brewing up something new. Great Divide has announced their overhaul for 2017 beer releases, and sure, some things will take a hiatus, other gems will get a chance to shine. We’re talking brand new year-round beers, changes to barrel-aged beers, new packaging options and new brews headed to cans!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Anniversaries – None this week.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – Bluegrass Brunch and Elevation Beer Dinner.

Beer Education – None this week, ya nerds.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – None this week, but stay tuned next week for some awesome new releases.

Festivals – Big Beer, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Winter IPA, Genius Wizard, Smc3.14, and Blueberry Heff.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Feed Thy Neighbor.

Tap Takeovers – Firestone Walker and Melvin and Casey.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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New Year’s Eve Parties – So many parties to choose from!!! Take your time browsing the list to choose your favorite place or maybe even hit up a couple. Finn’s Manor, Ratio BeerworksThe Crafty Fox, Odd13 Brewing,  Odyssey Beerwerks, Brewability Lab, Avanti F&B, Fiction Beer Company, Wibby Brewing, Freshcraft, Declaration Brewing, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, CAUTION: Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Company, Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company and Beryl’s Beer Co.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – NYE Beer Dinner at Breckenridge Farm House, Black Tie Beer Dinner at Copper Kettle Brewing Company, BRU Beer Dinner and Holiday Hangover Party at Epic.

Beer Education – No time for edumucation this week with all these awesome NYE parties. Check back next year.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Depravity Peanut Butter Cup Stout

Festivals – Week of Lagers and Smash Bros (N64) Tourney

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Ratio Comedy, NYE Cherry Pie Firkin, Secret Chat Room and Single Hope Citra.

Grand Openings – Cellar West Artisan Ales

Pairings – None this week, but check out the NYE parties as many breweries and beer bars are having food specials.

Tap Takeovers – No tap takeovers this week, but stay tuned next year. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 21, 2016

December 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Anniversaries – Shout out to Station 26 Brewing Co.Our Mutual Friend BreweryGroßen Bart Brewery, and Vision Quest Brewery.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – Bluegrass Brunch and Thali Beer Dinner

Beer Education – Eric Salazar of New Belgium Brewing and University of Beer.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Wild Christmas Ale with Cranberries, Genius Wizard BA Russian Imperial Stout, Baere-liner Weisse and Ceribruin, Oxcart and Stargate, Codename: Holidayfan, and The Decennial Series.

Festivals – 12 Days of Giving, Tennyson Street Holiday Market, Ugly Sweater Party at Bruz, 80’s Ski Party,and Ugly Sweater Party at Black Shirt.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star and variants, Xocoveza Nitro, Brettanomyces Single Hop, and Perrin No Rules.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Beer and Chocolate pairing

Tap Takeovers – No tap takeovers this week, but stay tuned next week. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Anniversaries – Shout out to Something Brewing as they are celebrating their 1st Anniversary.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – None this week; Take a chance to visit a new restaurant or brewpub and pair it with a new beer.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Double Dry Hopped Juicy Bits, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Maple and Pecan/ Funk Yo Festivus, Imperial Variants of Something Came for You in the Mail TodayCherry Gose.

Festivals – Hoppy Holidays.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Robot LibertarianSalyut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Grist/Root Shoot Malt Collaboration Pale Ale,Strange Claw and Lens FlareFATE Brewing Company Membership.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Potato Chip Extravaganza.

Tap Takeovers – None this week.  Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

It’s almost that time of the year when you get to gather around friends and family willingly or unwillingly to stuff your face with a weeks worth of food. If you are need of a beer or three to help ease the pain or to enjoy with friends and family be sure to check out our list of beers to pair with your Thanksgiving meal.

(More: 6 Beers to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Meal)

It’s also that time of the year when hordes of people will make the pilgrimage out to shop on Black Friday. Instead of fighting through thousands of people to get that 4k TV or Bourbon County beer that you gotta have, shop online, opt for an adventure outside, or even better check out one of the many Black Friday beer events going on around the Denver metro area. My good friend Cory has put together a sick list of all the happenings around Denver as well as be sure to check out the calendar of other events going on this week including the grand opening of Green Mountain Beer Company.

(More: Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday)

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Denver Beer Beat | Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday

November 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Denverites… what do you know about some Black Friday releases? Don’t chase that BCBS around town, (or do, we don’t want to tell you what to do) instead, look for these equally impressive/rare craft beer releases and Black Friday hang sessions. We’ve got your complete guide on Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday in the city of Denver so that you can shop local while still sipping on the absolute best. You can also find a full calendar of listings over in our event calendar page. Happy Hunting!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Anniversaries – Shout out to Oskar Blues as they are celebrating their 14th CANiversary and The Denver Bicycle Cafe as they are celebrating their 5 year birthday.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – None this week; Take a chance to visit a new restaurant or brewpub and pair it with a new beer.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Whiskey Barrel Aged Hazelnut Coffee Porter, Amigos con Beneficios, Snowed In, and Dui Cochi.

Festivals – Day of Darks and Ski Wax Party.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Three Floyds Dreadnaught and More Dodge Less Ram & Honeyman 14.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range. Stayed tuned for next week as Green Mountain Brewing Company will be opening in Lakewood.

Pairings – Chef n Brew, Thanksgiving Pie and Beer Pairing, and Beer and Pie Tasting.

Tap Takeovers – Crooked Stave “Clean” Beer Takeover. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

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Anniversaries – Shout out to 105 West Brewing Company, Cerebral Brewing, Alpine Dog Brewing Company, Locavore Beerwerks and Cedar Creek Pub as they are celebrating their anniversaries this week!

Beer Dinners/Brunch – 4 Noses Brewing @ Alamo Drafthouse, Full Sail Brewing @ Dunbar Kitchen and Taphouse,  Craft Beer Dinner @ CY Steak, and Steak Dinner @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Chardonnay BA Dreamy ThingFunk the Man #4 and Mr. SandmanMidnight StrikesLittle Nonsense, Huguenot Colonial Sour Saison, Oh Snap, and Big Bad Baptista and Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist.

Festivals – Nitro Fest,  GABF Leftover Beerfest, Great Colorado Medals Festival, and Preseason Tune-up Party.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – 1916 Colorado Lager and Figgy Noir.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Art and Beer @ Epic Brewing Company

Tap Takeovers – Through the Woods

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