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Festival Recap | Big Eat 2014

July 23, 2014 | 1

Last Thursday, the Denver Performing Arts Complex hosted Eat Denver‘s fifth annual Big Eat, a glorious gustatory celebration of Denver’s independent restaurants. The event featured bites from dozens of the city’s best restaurants along with samples of craft beer, wine, and spirits. Fellow Porchdrinker Chelsea Mitchell and I braved this sea of food and drink to bring you a recap of the night’s festivities.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

July 23, 2014 |

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? New to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat . . . did we miss any events in this week’s? Let us know.

Also, their is a GABF GIVEAWAY noted inside the Denver Beer Beat this week! Do You Want to Win a Trip for two to the Great American Beer Festival this October in Denver? See this week’s calendar for more info (psst, it’s under the Tuesday listings) on winning airfare, hotel stay and tickets to the fest for two nights!!!

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The Commons Brewery | Urban Farmhouse Ale

July 23, 2014 |

The Commons Brewery is by far my favorite discovery since moving to Portland 2 months ago. While other new breweries have satisfied my palate in my search for delicious beers of the Pacific Northwest, only The Commons has impressed me … Read More

Troegs Brewery | LaGrave Triple Golden Ale

July 22, 2014 |

After a long hard day in the sun (or dreaming of the sun for that matter), few things are as refreshing as a delicious golden ale that is big in content…at least in this writer’s opinion. While that is not … Read More

Festival Recap | United Tastes of Belgium 2014 – Wynkoop Brewing Co

July 21, 2014 |

The United Tastes of Belgium festival featured over 30 breweries showcasing their authentic Belgian beer recipes along with some American takes on Belgian style beers. These offerings were inspired by experimentation of styles such as barrel-aged, sour, wild ales, triples, quads and many more.

The event included unlimited tastes of Belgian Chocolates and Cheeses. For $30 bucks, you really can’t beat the unlimited pours, nibbles and noshes of an event like this. You can be jealous; its okay, its not your fault. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

July 21, 2014 | 1

It’s a new week, there’s a new Growler Fill, and I’ve got some major headlines for you. Stone Brewing announced two new brewery locations, Cigar City is ready to set sail on the open ocean, and there is a guy who can pour a beer with his forehead. Keep reading to up your knowledge with the latest craft beer news.

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Almanac Beer Company | Farmer’s Reserve Blackberry

July 21, 2014 |

ABV: 7%

Recently Denver received a wave of California goodness with little hype. Bars and bottle shops in the Mile High currently have some amazing beers from Almanac Beer Company showing up under the radar. After only being released this … Read More

Stone Brewing Announces Mississippi and Berlin Locations

July 19, 2014 |

Stone Brewing Company announced this morning plans to open a second and third brewery location in Mississippi and Berlin, Germany. While the location of the Berlin facility has already been selected, their Mississippi satellite locale has not yet been finalized.

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Odell Brewing Company | Perle White IPA

July 18, 2014 |

ABV: 5.5%

Do you remember the first time you tasted a white IPA? While enjoying a Chainbreaker a few years ago, I wondered if these wheaty-hoppy hybrids would ever catch on. Little did I know it would soon find a home on seemingly every taplist in Denver. While albino IPAs have become increasingly popular nationwide, we’ve only seen a few examples of the style from Colorado brewers. When I heard that Odell Brewing, the Ft. Collins brewery responsible for perhaps my favorite Colorado IPA, were releasing their Perle White IPA this summer, my tastebuds stood at rapt attention. Read More

Beer Cocktails | Spicy Watermelon IPA Cooler

July 17, 2014 |

Every year around this time I look forward to the sweet and juicy watermelons that are available at an abundance. To celebrate this occasion and summer I have created a watermelon infused beer cocktail that contains vodka.

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Festival Preview | United Tastes of Belgium

July 17, 2014 |

When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 12:30-4 p.m.

Where: Wynkoop Brewery 1634 18th St. Denver, CO

If Maryland does crab cakes then Wynkoop Brewery does beer festivals. This weekend’s fourth annual United Tastes of … Read More

Big Boss Brewing Company | Hell’s Belle Belgian-style Ale

July 17, 2014 |

7.0% ABV

30 IBU

Belgian-style ale

Available across NC and SC

During the hot, humid days and tepid nights of summer in the piedmont region of North Carolina, relief comes in few forms better than delicious beer and good people. … Read More

Finkel and Garf Brewing Company

July 16, 2014 | 1

5455 Spine Road Suite A, Boulder, CO

Open Date: July 14, 2014

Brewing System: 15 Barrel Brewhouse

Taproom Hours Mon-Fri: 3-9pm Sat-Sun: 12-9pm

Finkel and Garf is Boulder County’s newest craft brewery. While they’re joining a long list of already successful … Read More

The PorchCast | Episode 4 – Shannon Berner

July 16, 2014 |

The Denver PorchCast team is joined by guest Shannon Berner, formerly of Wynkoop Brewing and now with Great Divide Brewing to discuss shower carpets, pranks and the United Tastes of Belgium, which will take place this Saturday at Wynkoop Brewery. … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

July 16, 2014 |

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? New to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat . . . did we miss any events in this week’s? Let us know. Read More

People’s Brewing Company | Mound Builder IPA

July 16, 2014 |

ABV: 6.50%
IBU: 88

I am proud of my home town. Being from a small, tight-knit community, in rural Indiana, it is difficult to share the greatness with people in Denver. For such a small place, I am very impressed with the local breweries. Both Lafayette Brewing Company and People’s Brewing Company make quality and tasty beer, but I was never able to bring it back to Denver with me … until now.

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The PorchCast | Episode 3 – Justin Patti, Samuel Pike

July 15, 2014 |

Episode 3 of the PorchCast featured the Tristan, Justin and Sam right before July 4th, so naturally they discussed all things America! This edition took place from Sam Pike’s stoop in the heart of Uptown, so the trio took to asking … Read More

Shock Top Brewing Co | Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

July 15, 2014 |

Shock Top Brewing Co. St. Louis, MO  | Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

ABV: 5.5 %

It was Friday night in Columbus, Ga. and my boyfriend and I decided to make the most of our weekend and take a trip out on the town.

Heading out for a night of stories to be made often starts with a desire to have something in our stomachs before filling up on alcohol. We  chose Momma Goldberg’s Deli on Broadway in what is known as uptown Columbus, Ga.

My discovery at this sandwich shop wasn’t the food, though. No, my discovery was of a new brew which, with one sip, sent my tastebuds back to the breakfast table on weekday mornings before school in my childhood days. I’ve had beer smells (Natural Light and Keystone Light) direct me back to less pleasant memories of my flip flops sticking to the floor of the beer caked basements at a college fraternity houses. This beer, however, left me with a scent I encountered from a cardboard General Mills box. Read More

$250,000 in 3 Days: How Synek is Reinventing the Craft Beer Packaging Industry

July 14, 2014 |

Typically, when I check out a Kickstarter project, I spend some time thinking about whether or not I want to spend the money to get behind it. What level do I want to go in at? Do I think the project will take off? But when I watched the video for Synek’s (pronounced like cynic) Kickstarter, I immediately pressed the ‘Yes Please’ button. And not for my usual T-shirt or widget level participation but for the device itself. The first two and a half minutes got me all excited at the possibilities and the last twenty odd hilarious seconds of grilling and throwing bananas sold me. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

July 14, 2014 | 1

There is all sorts of beer things happening and I’m here to get you up to date. Grab some tickets to a beer festival, have a beer and a cupcake, or drink a cold one on your flight. It’s all possible and I’m showing you how, when, and where in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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