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Illegal Pete’s Upslope Brewing Collaboration

September 19, 2013 | 3

Illegal Pete’s has always been proud of its relationship with the Boulder craft brewery,Upslope. They were one of the first to carry Upslope brews in their restaurant, and now it all comes full circle with an Illegal Pete’s Upslope Brewing … Read More

Colorado Flood Relief Fundraiser at Star Bar Denver

September 17, 2013 |

While we try to showcase beers and events from across the country, PorchDrinking is a Colorado-based blog first and foremost. The devastation from last week’s rain and subsequent flooding has directly affected several members of our writing staff. The rains … Read More

Awesomesauce Top 5- The BBC

September 12, 2013 |

It should come as no surprise to some of you that I’m a bit of an Anglophile – I will own a MINI Cooper some day when I’m grown up and can afford it; I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to watch the royal wedding live; and (I swear I’m not making this up) I own a coffee cup celebrating Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. It follows, of course, that I love me some British television. And, when I realized that Time Warner carried BBC America, it was all over. Between good ole’ channel 225 and the staggering array of BBC content available on Netflix, it truly is surprising that I venture out of my house to make a living. The main reason being is the Beeb has been putting out some seriously superior content lately. If you’ve never watched some of these shows, now is the time to start.

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Snallygaster in D.C.

September 12, 2013 |

If you search for “Snallygaster” in Google Images, you’ll get numerous pictures of a creature that’s dragon-like, bird-like and serpent-like. It’s all wings and claws, things mysterious, creepy and intriguing.

Snallygaster supposedly roamed the Blue Ridge Mountains, the picturesque range … Read More

Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine Festival

September 4, 2013 | 2

In two hours tickets go on sale for the best beer festival I’ve attended to date.  No, I’m not talking about GABF, I’m talking about the Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine Festival taking place January 9-11, 2014. Combine rare beer tastings, calibration dinners, an all star cast with the likes of Sam Calagione, Chad Yakobson and Adam Avery, all taking place during ski season, at one of the best resort towns in the world and you can understand why this is a can’t miss beer bucketlister. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. MST and will sell out very quickly.

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Awesomesauce- 40 Days of Dating

August 29, 2013 |

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a boy and a girl live in the same city, and have been friends for years.  They spend tons of time together, and have maybe even had a crush on one another … Read More

Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter

August 29, 2013 | 2

ABV: 4.5%

If you are itching for a tour of Davey Jones’ locker, the Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter can take you there. Wait, does ‘Davey Jones’ locker’ apply to Lake Michigan or only the ocean? Whatever, I’m going with it. Also, … Read More

Vermont Beer Trip Prospectus

August 26, 2013 | 1

When I decided to start writing here, my plan was to focus exclusively on Boston breweries. I enjoy showing people around my town and talking about it, and I felt like there was a lot to explore. Thankfully, I was … Read More

Tap ‘N’ Run Denver

August 22, 2013 |

Sure you’ve run marathons, perhaps you’ve run up and down a mountain, hell maybe you’ve run through mud, fire and obstacles, but do you have the gastrointestinal fortitude, for the Tap ‘N’ Run, taking place this Saturday at 2 p.m. … Read More

What I Learned from ‘Orange is the New Black’

August 22, 2013 | 1

By now, you have hopefully binged through all of the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.  Hopefully from the title of this post, you can tell that this is chock full of [SPOILERS].  I’m a big fan … Read More

Roundtable Discussion: Go-To Beer Styles

August 21, 2013 |

This weeks discussion revolves around the go-to beer styles of the writers here at PD. The question was posed as follows: When you walk into a new brewery or bar, what are the types or styles of beer that you will usually gravitate towards? Here are the responses to this weeks Roundtable Discussion. Read More

PorchDrinking Interview: Pipeworks Brewing

August 19, 2013 |

Despite only being open for about a year and a half, Pipeworks Brewing out of Chicago, IL has been making huge waves in the craft beer community. Unique and complex beers along with eye-catching labels have been their trademark early on. … Read More

Ale Asylum Ambergeddon

August 15, 2013 | 1

ABV: 6.8%

The Ale Asylum Ambergeddon coming out of Wisconsin, has a tasty 6.8% ABV and an ominous skull label to back it up. Sure, there are far more destructive beers but this one lends itself so beautifully to all the … Read More

DC Beer Week: Pints and Prayers

August 14, 2013 |

I don’t like beer festivals, “special release” parties or anything that screams hey-there’s-gonna-be-a-big-crowd-of-people, even if there is really cool beer or awesome food or shiny things all over. Even though many of the DC Beer Week 2013 events sounded … Read More

Nashville Predators: Inaugural Craft Beer Festival

August 13, 2013 |

This weekend, the Nashville Predators (they’re a hockey team, guys) hosted their inaugural craft beer festival inside downtown venue, Bridgestone Arena. The event featured breweries from all over the country, as well as local all-stars like Yazoo and Jackalope. There were also some newcomers (Czanns) and some who’d made it in all the way from Hawaii (Kona Brewing).

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The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival

August 12, 2013 |

Like it or not, summer is beginning to crawl to an end. Preseason football has begun, back to school sales are being blasted over the airwaves and pumpkin beers are beginning to hit store shelves. To help send summer off in style, our friends at Imbibe are throwing The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival benefiting Water For People, this Friday, Aug 16 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the McNichols Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave.

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Preview: DC Beer Week 2013

August 12, 2013 |

The District of Columbia may consist of only 61.05 square miles but it is hosting its 5th beer week this August, capturing the region’s surging brewing culture.

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Gnarly Barley Brew Festival 2013

August 8, 2013 | 3

Kicking off its fifth annual installment, The Gnarly Barley Brew Fest is a fun, family oriented event located at The Ranch (aka The Budweiser Event Center) in Loveland, CO. Coupled with a fair and carnival, it’s a good time for the whole family. That’s not to say there isn’t an abundance of delicious beer to be had.

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Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown

August 7, 2013 |

5.5% ABV

Hop on board the crazy train with a yummy Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum. (See what I did there? Hop? Ha ha ha! I slay me!) Ale Asylum is one of the many great craft endeavors coming out of Wisconsin. … Read More

GABF sells out in record time- Here’s how the BA can improve the process to bring access to more.

August 6, 2013 |

The Great American Beer Festival sold out this year in a record 23 minutes. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, then congratulations – you are holding a golden ticket to the Superbowl of beer. If you were in … Read More