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Denver Beer Beat

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

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/19

May 19, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Last we spoke, we were approaching a busy holiday weekend. Now, we’re celebrating a little bit differently, because it’s American Craft Beer Week! Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re like our team, and love craft beer. Join us in saying cheers to all of the amazing craft brewers, especially the Colorado craft brewers (this is the Colorado Beer Beat after all), that keep the beer releases flowing!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/5

May 5, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we head into the trifecta of drinking days this weekend (we’ll cheat and call Thursday a weekend date, just this once), with Cinco de Mayo, the Derby and Mother’s Day all lining up for us, you won’t have to look far to find a new beer to try. Now, if you’re not a fan of the Derby, we have a great backup plan for you. Head over to Holidaily’s Golden taproom for Gluten-Free Foodie Fest, where you can try Holidaily’s brand new Mexidaily Mexican Lager on tap as you sample all of the gluten-free food options!

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Hops & Pie Hosts Drekker Brewing & WeldWerks Takeovers this Weekend

April 21, 2022 |

This upcoming weekend, Denver’s own Hops & Pie will host two terrific tap takeovers with Drekker Brewing Company on Friday, April 22, and then WeldWerks Brewing Company on Sunday, April 24. Excitingly, at least 16 different and hard-to-find beers will be available.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/21

April 21, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We’re powering through April with loads of new beer releases to help you wet your whistle. If you find yourself near Hops & Pie this weekend, we’ve got the scoop on two great tap takeovers that they’ll be hosting! On April 22 Hops & Pie will be hosting Drekker Brewing Co. and following that up with a WeldWerks tap takeover on April 24. So, remember to swing by Hops & Pie, for both tap takeovers to experience numerous hard-to-find beers.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/7

April 7, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Well would you look at that, it’s National Beer Day today! The timing of National Beer Day along with our release guide coming out couldn’t have been better even if we had planned it. So with that being said, what are you drinking today? No matter what beer you’re drinking — even if we think it should be something local — raise a glass with us to celebrate beer, this is the State of Craft Beer after all.

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Can’t-Miss Beers to Try at the 2022 Collaboration Fest

April 1, 2022 |

Over the years, Collaboration Fest not only serves as an exciting opportunity for like-minded breweries to team up on one-of-a-kind beers, but the fleeting low-stakes nature of the event also allows more freedom for exploration, creativity and fun.

This year’s return of Collab Fest picks up exactly where the event left off three years ago with a several breweries trying out Cold IPAs for the first time, a slew of culinary inspired beers like a Ramen Beer, Ice Cream Stout and event a Nashville Hot Chicken beer.

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2022 Collaboration Fest Full Pour List + PorchDrinking Secret Tappings

March 30, 2022 |

Just over two years ago, on March 12, members of the Colorado Brewers Guild gathered to make the difficult decision to cancel one of their most lucrative fundraising events of the year at the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of the previous seven years, Collaboration Fest, had grown to become one of the country’s most inventive festivals by featuring beers produced exclusively for the event by collaborating breweries. In hindsight, the decision to cancel the festival in 2020 was the right call, serving as the first of a flood of cancellations and postponements that have spanned the past 24 months.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/24

March 24, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

It’s officially spring time in the Rockies, and we’re coming up on the perfect weekend for some patio beers at all of your favorite breweries. As you enjoy some cold beer this weekend, keep an eye out for some special releases coming out the weekend of April 2, as Collaboration Fest returns at the Fillmore Auditorium! If you’re interested in attending Collaboration Fest, be sure to snag some tickets while you still can.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/10

March 10, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We’re hitting the ground running in March, because… well… it’s kind of already blowing by. There are some tremendous new releases coming out this weekend, along with a couple of events that you won’t want to miss. So, don’t say I didn’t give you the heads up, when you’re trying to think of something to do this weekend!

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2022 WeldWerks Invitational Announces Return and Brewery Lineup

March 9, 2022 |

The best things come to those who wait, and unfortunately for beer festival-goers, the past two years have been excruciating. However, as COVID rates begin leveling out, most of society has slowly begun inching toward some sense of normalcy, and with that shift, we’re seeing more beer festivals re-emerging as well. Today WeldWerks Brewing announced its intent to revive the WeldWerks Invitational. This marquee event, which first made its debut in 2018, has in just two years of operation, skyrocketed to become a can’t miss on the national beer festival circuit.

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2022 Collaboration Fest Announces List of Collaborating Breweries

March 2, 2022 |

As temperatures in Colorado climbed back into the 70’s for the first time in the new year, it feels like a fitting representation of the proverbial thaw that’s beginning to take place across American society as a whole from the past two years.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/24

February 24, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

You know, with the cold weather we’re having this week, wouldn’t it be nice to find a delicious stout to warm you up? Luckily for you, Stout Month is still coming through with some solid releases to close out the month. Make sure you swing by your favorites this week to take advantage of all the glorious dark beer you can before it’s gone!

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Backacre Beermakers Moves to Denver

February 16, 2022 |

There’s a new brewery coming to Denver that will challenge the very concepts of “new” and “brewery.” Backacre Beermakers is moving their operations from Vermont to Denver and bringing along the only beer they produce, Backacre Sour Golden Ale. 

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/10

February 10, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

I sure wasn’t kidding when I told you that Stouts-a-plenty were on the way. Whether you’re a fan of a classic English-Style Stout, something Barrel-Aged or you want a Gluten-Free Stout, you won’t be disappointed with these choices. Be sure to check back in with us on the 24th, because there may be a few surprises to round out Stout Month.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/27

January 27, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Hopefully all of you have had a smooth start to your year so far and are enjoying some quality Colorado craft beers. Someone has to drink them with all of the Dry January people around, right? With February fast approaching, it can only mean one thing…Stout Month! Maybe you’re like me, and Stout Month is really more like Stout Year. But for those of you who aren’t, get ready for some delicious offerings.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/13

January 14, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We made it to 2022! Hopefully, you all had a great New Year and have been making it through the start of January fairly smoothly at this point. As we take a look at the new canned/bottled releases coming out around Colorado, we’re definitely seeing the number of new beers pick back up, and we can’t wait to try them!

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for a new version of the Colorado Beer Beat. We may have a few surprises for those of you that want to know about the new releases even further in advance!

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2021 Colorado Best in Beer Year-End Honors

January 11, 2022 | 1

It’s been another bizarre year as the global pandemic continues to rear its ugly head. While the beer world is typically abuzz when it comes to adjunct variants, I think we’re all ready to bid adieu to spinoffs when it comes to Delta and Omicron.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/3

January 3, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

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Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Launches Craft Your Own Celebration

December 22, 2021 |

It’s been no secret around these parts that the Big Beer Belgians and Barleywines Festival is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated beer fest experiences in the country. However, with this past year and 2022’s back-to-back cancellations, both as a result of COVID, it’ll likely mean a full three-year hiatus before attendees will get an opportunity to enjoy rare high ABV beers at even higher altitudes.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 12/16

December 16, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we approach Christmas next weekend, you may be wondering what new beers you should be trying for the holiday weekend. Well luckily for you, we’re coming through as always with new can releases aplenty! From candy cane-centric beers to re-released classics, you won’t have any trouble finding options… now picking from those options, that may be another story. From all of us here at Porch Drinking, have a merry Christmas, and a great rest of your holiday season!

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