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CBC 2014 Recap | The Events

April 24, 2014 |

The week of the Craft Brewers Conference was so jam-packed with incredible events that it was simply impossible to catch all the good stuff. We have only so many hours in the day and sadly, only one liver. However, I did my best given these unfair limitations – here’s where I spent my evenings April 7th-11th. Read More

CBC 2014 Recap | The Seminars

April 24, 2014 |

In the second week of April, over 9,000 brewing professionals traveled to Denver, CO to attend the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference. Aside from beer and networking, what could lure brewers from all around the world to the mile high city? Well, fortunately PorchDrinkers Tristan, Cory, Chris, and Phil were on hand to find out. Below is our coverage of some of the 80+ educational seminars presented during the conference.

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BruFrou Craft Beer + Culinary Pairing Event | A Recap

April 21, 2014 |

Building upon the local celebrations, BrüFrou aimed to elevate craft beer to the next level by pairing it with culinary excellence.

BrüFrou [broo-froo] is the craft beer and food pairing event for foodies who appreciate the nuances of tastes, scents and textures… but there’s more to BruFrou than meets the eye…and the tastebuds.

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Beer and Food | Crooked Stave Vieille finds True Love

April 17, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. We are off to an exciting start as the pairing with Westbrook last week was very inspirational for Alewise, and it was great to see Morgan in Denver last week … Read More

2014 World Beer Cup Medal Results

April 12, 2014 |

Earlier tonight, the Brewers Association announced the 2014 World Beer Cup results, held this year in Denver, CO in conjunction to the culmination of the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference. This year’s World Beer Cup saw 4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing … Read More

Beer and Food | Gose Pairings

April 7, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. For those who are just now getting on board or anyone who would like a refresher, please refer to The Basics. April is a month in which sour/wild fermented beers are … Read More

Brewers Association Releases 2013 Top Breweries By Volume

March 31, 2014 |

Today the Brewers Association released its annual list of top 50 craft breweries and overall breweries in the U.S., based on beer sales by volume. Some quick notables from the 2013 Top Breweries By Volume:

Beer and Food | Imperial Stout

March 31, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. America is known in the beer world as having the biggest, boldest and strongest flavors, and Alewise wanted to celebrate that by ending this month’s meal with a pairing featuring a big Imperial Stout from Firestone Walker, the Parabola. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

March 26, 2014 |

It’s the second half of Colorado Craft Beer Week so if you are like us, and we know you are, you are feeling frisky for brewskies and ready to go for another weekend of libations. Please follow along as we showcase the not-to-miss events in PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat including the latter part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, some more beer releases, beer dinners and other brewcentric badassery in the Denver Metro area. Yeahbud!

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2014 New Kids on the Block Party | Breweries Announced

March 25, 2014 |

It’s back folks! Dust off those neon jumpsuits, buy batteries for your walkmans, it’s time once again for the New Kids on the Block 80’s/Craft Beer Party! We’re teaming up once again, with our great friends at Imbibe, Denver Off the Wagon and The … Read More

Cochon 555

March 24, 2014 |

“Since moving to Colorado from Kentucky, which is often referred to as a ‘border state’, but is still decidedly southern, like others before me, I’ve experienced noticeable lifestyle changes. Moving out here can promote stronger ties to the outdoors, building … Read More

2014 New Kids on the Block Party | 80’s Party + Craft Beer = Radtubular

March 18, 2014 |

It’s back folks! Dust off those neon jumpsuits, buy batteries for your walkmans, it’s time once again for the New Kids on the Block 80’s/Craft Beer Party! We’re teaming up once again, with our great friends at Imbibe, Denver Off … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 17, 2014 |

St. Patrick’s Day is the unofficial start to spring, and to the outdoor drinking season. Between the green beer and shamrocks, don’t forget to appreciate the fact that the seasonals are changing and soon you’ll be able to enjoy your brew wherever you’d like–inside or out. Read More

Beer and Food – American IPA Food Pairings’

March 17, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. Hopefully last weeks pairing was as inspirational for you, as it was very exciting for us. In case you missed last week’s article, the New Belgium Wild 2 Dubbel we paired with Oak at Fourteenth was a great precursor to the meal we are enjoying at The Golden Eagle Inn this week. That meal pairs perfectly with the American IPA.

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Hunahpu’s Day: A Local’s Perspective

March 14, 2014 |

It is hard for me to believe that Cigar City Brewing is only five years old. Since its inception in 2009, the brewery has seen rapid exponential growth, gaining global notoriety and consistently collecting accolades in a wide range of categories. Read More

Bluejacket, Winter’s Hit, Looks Toward Spring

March 13, 2014 |

The nightlife in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington, DC, is usually quiet in the winter, when the Washington Nationals baseball team heads to spring training in sunny Florida. The neighborhood is industrial, a work-in-progress, with fresh condo developments … Read More

Awesomesauce- TED Talks

March 13, 2014 |

In direct contrast to most of most of my peers who like to go out after work, be social, and have some fun,  my idea of an exciting Friday night is sitting on my couch with my Apple TV remote … Read More

Beer and Food – Wild Dubbel

March 10, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. As we mentioned in last weeks article, continuing on the with our theme of the month, this week we are featuring OAK at fourteenth and the New Belgium Brewing Lips of Faith Wild 2 Dubbel.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 10, 2014 |

Is it spring yet? The seasonals are changing and temperatures seem to be on the rise. That means festivals, celebrations, and don’t forget that St. Patrick’s day is this month! Everybody start getting excited.

. Founders Brewing releases beer locator … Read More

Show Me the Money | NBA Two Year Policy

March 10, 2014 |

What do you think of the “One and Done” Rule (a.k.a. the NBA eligibility rule)?

Two years ago after Kentucky hoisted the National Championship trophy: the rule isn’t perfect, but John Calipari has system beat, so there is no need … Read More