Episode 42 of The PorchCast was certainly a special one. Not only did we have the chance to remote broadcast live for the first time from our friends at Avanti Food & Beverage, but we did so while interviewing Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, and one of craft beer’s most recognizable and outspoken advocates.
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Guess what, folks! We’re gonna get to do something pretty cool tomorrow and we’d love to have y’all join us. The PorchCast, PorchDrinking.com’s Podcast, will be broadcasting live tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, from Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 N Pecos St, Denver, Colorado, at 4:30pm and we’ll be welcoming Dogfish Head Founder, Sam Calagione on the show.
In episode 41 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Jesse, Hunter and Sam were joined by Brandon Capps, founder and brewer at New Image Brewing, to talk about how the brewery got started, their take on New England IPAs and their marquee GABF week event, the Colorado Invitational.
In episode 40 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Jesse and Sam were joined by Dev Adams aka Miss Lupulin, who was only the second woman to reach the Advanced Cicerone level of certification. Dev also runs her own website, as well as serves as Senior Writer for Colorado Brewery List.
In episode 39 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Hunter and Jesse dropped into Blue Moon Brewing’s River North outpost to talk with Pilot Brewer, Ben Knutson about the brewery’s growth over the past year on the heels of their one year anniversary at the RiNo location. Additionally the team was joined by Tobias Kraus and Kyle Hartman of The Underground Music Showcase, to preview this weekend’s music festival taking place in Denver’s Baker district. Tickets to The UMS are still currently available.
In episode 38 of The PorchCast we reunited former co-workers Shannon Berner, marketing manager for Great Divide Brewing, and Bess Dougherty, co-founder for The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe and Brewery. The two former Wynkoop employees when brought together in a confined space typically end up spiraling down into a deluge of inappropriate jokes/noises, and they did not disappoint.
For episode 37 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Hunter and Sam were joined by Eric Foster and Ryan Means of Stem Ciders, Brad Page and Xandy Bustamante from Colorado Cider Company and Eric Hatlestad of C Squared Ciders at The Pint Room in Littleton, CO to talk about Cider Week Colorado as well as the state of the Colorado Cider industry.
Housed in a 150 year old building in Arvada, CO, Spice Trade Brewing, what was formerly Yak & Yeti Brew Pub, has entered in its next evolutionary phase. After undergoing a re-branding, launching a series of new beers and hiring a new head brewer in Jeff Tyler, Spice Trade Brewing is now in search of a second production facility with plans to enter Denver’s competitive retail market.
For Episode 34 of The PorchCast, the whole gang sat down with Casey Berry, Tobias Kraus, Keanan Stoner and Alex Weissner of Two Parts to preview next Saturday’s 4th annual Collaboration Fest.
In episode 33 of The PorchCast, we met up with Phil Joyce, head brewer of Powder Keg Brewing in Niwot, Colorado and co-founder of the forthcoming Amalgam Brewing, as well as Joe Tumbarello, founder of Denver’s Small Batch Liquors.
In episode 32 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Hunter and Jesse are joined by Jason Snopkoski, GM at Avanti Food & Beverage, Denver’s innovative restaurant incubator concept that boasts a full cocktail, wine and, most importantly, elite craft beer program. Avanti features a mix of eight DogFish Head beers as well as a showcase of 12 rotating local taps.
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The PorchCast team of Tristan Chan, Jesse Brookstein and Hunter Grondin are back at it in the new year. In this first episode of 2017 the trio take a look back at some of their favorite beers, breweries, and festivals from the past year. They also dive deeper into Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Fest while discussing on Tristan’s cardboard celebrity at the fest.
Not many people have had a more storied history in Colorado craft beer as Marty Jones. He’s the brains behind such iconic slogans as Great Divide’s “Great Minds Drink Alike”, Oskar Blues’ “Canned Beer Apocalypse” and New Belgium’s “Contents Under Pleasure”. Along that same vein, Marty was also one of the early pioneers advocating for the practice of canning craft beer both at Oskar Blues and later at Wynkoop Brewing.
In celebrating Mockery Brewing’s 2nd year anniversary, we met up with co-founder Zach Rabun for Episode 27 of the PorchCast. Tristan and Jesse were also joined by the newest co-host, Hunter Grondin. The trio also touched on the flurry of beer news that has dropped since our last episode, including a recap of our highs and lows during GABF, Anheuser-Busch’s continued aggression in the craft beer world, Todd Haug’s departure from Surly, and Dick Yuengling’s support of Trump.
Over 5,200 miles away, two plus weeks of celebration featuring streets lined with jubilant semi-cognizant attendees sporting their dirndls and lederhosen prost-ing to the autumn festival of beer that is Oktoberfest. Meanwhile back in Denver, Colorado, you can now discover a slice of Munich in the form of liter steins and proper slow pour pilsner glasses that speak to the detail and authenticity of Bierstadt Lagerhaus.
At less than three years of operation in their modest RiNo Taproom, Stem Ciders has quickly established themselves as the preeminent name in Denver craft cider, and now that reach is about to extend a lot further.