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5 Questions with Women’s Craft Beer Collective Founder Kristine Baker

January 7, 2022 |

There’s a widely known fact in the craft beer industry that women are underrepresented and largely outnumbered by their male counterparts. This isn’t great news, but that number is starting to grow, even if it’s by a small margin. A study from 2019 showed that only 7.5 percent of breweries employed a female brewer, but women made up 37 percent of employees that worked in the non-production or non-service staff roles.

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Dry Dock Brewing | New Year, New Brut

January 7, 2022 |

Just in time for the new year, Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, Colorado, has released their New Year, New Brut Champagne-style beer. This clear and fresh beer offers hope that maybe 2022 can start with a clean slate. Read More

Winter Brew Fest in Denver Kicks off 2022 Beer Festival Season

January 6, 2022 |

The holiday haze has passed. It’s time to start planning for the best beer events of 2022. The annual Winter Brew Fest presented by RightOn Productions at Mile High Station in Denver kicks off the 2022 festival season on Saturday, January 22. This year’s Winter Brew Fest is shaping up to be a memorable occasion to kick start the new year with new beer. 

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Ultimate 6er | Indianapolis Breweries Ahead of the NCAA Championship

January 6, 2022 |

As Georgia and Alabama fans flood Indianapolis this weekend ahead of Monday’s NCAA Football Championship game, they’ll discover a great beer city with top-notch breweries surrounding Lucas Oil Stadium.

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A Bit Twisted Brewpub Brings Texas Smoke to Aurora

January 5, 2022 |

The smell of barbecue is about to get a lot stronger in south Aurora, CO. A Bit Twisted Brewpub is having its grand opening party this weekend, bringing with them an irreverent sense of humor, approachable atmosphere, and some down home Texas-style barbecue.

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Parleaux Beer Lab | Alternative Modes (Pale Lager)

January 5, 2022 |

Alternative Modes is the name of one of Parleaux Beer Lab’s popular Lagers, but it could also just as easily double as the mantra the 5-year-old New Orleans brewery uses in their approach to brewing.

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Beers For A New Parent

January 4, 2022 |

That momentous day has arrived: The one you have been impatiently waiting for since you saw those two solid lines on the Clearblue and comprehended the weight of their meaning. You are now a new parent–congratulations! As a new parent, you will need beer to help cope with the stresses of everything caring for an infant entails. Do not use beer as a crutch–that’s not healthy. Rather, escape with the occasional, enjoyable can of suds to put yourself in a happy place, a temporary headspace not completely dominated by every whim of your beautiful, screaming child. Here is a guide to beers for a new parent.

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The PorchCast | Ep 88 Year End Recap to Close out 2021

January 3, 2022 |

In episode 88 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Korey, and Bryant took a look back at 2021 to talk about their favorite beers, biggest industry news stories, and bold predictions heading into 2022. As usual, our year-end recap episode had plenty … Read More

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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Shades Brewing | Kveik 1 American-Style Golden Sour Ale

January 3, 2022 |

It’s not a stretch to say yeast helped Shades Brewing make its mark. Specifically, the South Salt Lake, UT brewery utilized a strain of kveik — an ancient Norwegian farmhouse brewing yeast — to cement its place in craft beer.

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How Colorado Breweries Are Supporting Marshall Fire Relief Efforts

December 31, 2021 |

On the afternoon of December 30th, high winds coming off the foothills near Boulder, Colorado interacted with a grass fire, causing reported 40-foot flames. Those same winds pushed the fire forward at a rapid pace, causing an emergency evacuation of the nearby town of Superior, and later on in the day, Louisville.

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Kentucky Breweries Band Together to Give Back to Tornado Relief Efforts

December 31, 2021 |

Early in the morning of December 11, 2021, tornadoes swept through Western Kentucky, destroying more than 1,000 properties and killing more than 70 people. Kentuckians and the craft beer community as a whole have a long history of banding together to help each other in times of crisis, and donations poured in almost immediately following the news.

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Craft Beer Across America | 50 Beers From 50 States

December 31, 2021 | 14

The United States of America, the epitome of freedom, the land of “milk and honey,” or in the case of this article, the land of milk, honey, hops, grain, yeast, water, rice, fruit and whatever other ingredients or adjuncts a brewer wants to use to make craft beer. With nearly 9,000 thousand craft breweries spread out across this great nation, the options to wet one’s craft beer whistle in this country seem to be endless. We are very fortunate to have these choices readily available to us here and that’s why we wanted to explore what the micro craft breweries across America have to offer.

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Six MORE Colorado Beers to Ring in the New Year from Molly’s Spirits

December 30, 2021 |

While the collective humankind would likely agree that 2022 can’t arrive soon enough, we’d be remiss if we didn’t blow the doors off of 2021 with one final calamitous she-bang. As we reflect on this past year’s highs and lows, we can all cheers toward looking forward to better circumstances and hope.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | LaTroya Butts Five Wits Brewing

December 29, 2021 |

In Episode 60 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by LaTroya Butts, brewer at Five Wits Brewing in Chattanooga, TN.

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Launch Pad Brewery | Joint Activities Baltic Porter

December 29, 2021 |

It’s the season for big, robust beers and Launch Pad Brewing Joint Activities Baltic Porter certainly fits that bill. With rich, dark roast-malt flavor and an ABV of 9% this brew will see you through the coldest days of January.

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Ursula Brewery | Xocolatl Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout

December 28, 2021 |

It can be hard to stand out amidst the endless number of breweries in Colorado. Ursula Brewery in Aurora may not be on your beer radar, but it should be. They have been working since 2016 to perfect their brews. They boast a dog-friendly taproom and give back to the community through events like clothing drives. In the taproom, you will find a variety of beers, but one that deserves extra attention is the Xocolatl Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout.
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Haw River Farmhouse Ales | Torn Paper Leaves (Spanish Cedar & Tea Leaf)

December 27, 2021 |

Haw River Farmhouse Ales brings the flavors of Belgium to North Carolina. The brewery, located in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, takes inspiration from the classic Belgian styles before blending it with a Southern flair.

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Brewery Vivant Interview | Sustainability and Future Goals

December 23, 2021 |

During a year in which COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life, how are breweries sustainability goals progressing? To answer this question, I recently interviewed several sustainability leaders in the craft brewing industry. Over the next few weeks, I will share these conversations. My first interview is with Kris Spaulding, Owner and President of Brewery Vivant, which is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spaulding shared about the brewery’s progress over 2021 and what they hope to accomplish in 2022.

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Brew Gentlemen | Double Mex Imperial Stout

December 23, 2021 |

Double Mex by Brew Gentlemen is a fondly awaited staple in the Pittsburgh beer community. Although the pandemic altered distribution, the 2021 release of this beer continued to uphold its reputation.

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