The PorchCast team of Tristan, Sami, and Sam (minus Hunter) gathered last week to lend their final thoughts on the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. Hear our take on how the event went overall, some of our favorite beers and breweries to emerge from the festival, some of the crazy interactions that took place with other media members during the week, and some of the best external events that happened around GABF.
In episode 53 of the PorchCast we had a chance to sit down with the Godfather of craft beer, the man who literally wrote the book on home brewing in The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, the founder of the American Homebrewers Association, founder of what is now the Brewers Association, founder of the Great American Beer Festival, the man who brought fist bumping back, Charlie Papazian.
In a very special edition of the PorchCast, Tristan was joined by Andrew Kaczmarek and Nato Francescato, founders of Denver’s 14er Brewing to announce their acquisition of the former Beryl’s Beer Co. facility. That news, combined with their recent announcement of opening a taproom in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver, makes for one massive month for 14er Brewing.
In episode 51 of the PorchCast we were treated with a full crew of co-hosts, including Tristan, Hunter, Sam and Sami! The gang spoke with Tim Myers, founder of Strange Craft Beer to talk about the brewery’s upcoming anniversary weekend, but also touched on a recap of Nashville and the Craft Brewers Conference as a whole. The team also got real with a discussion on the meaning of independence in craft beer, the difference between Anheuser-Busch and Coors, Avery, Ballast Point and Founders, and why craft beer should be more inclusive and educational versus combative.
In episode 50 of the PorchCast Tristan, and Hunter broadcasted at Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake and were joined by Keanan Stoner of Two Parts, the organizers for the 5th Annual Collaboration Festival, taking place this Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.
In a very special edition of The PorchCast, Tristan and Sam were lucky enough to join Chad Yakobson, founder of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Phil Markowski, co-founder of Two Roads Brewing during their recent collaboration brew day. The …
In episode 49 of the PorchCast Tristan, Hunter and Sam met with the crew at Factotum Brewhouse to speak with both Chris and Laura of Factotum as well as Betsy, Jen, and Kate, the co-founders of Lady Justice Brewing.
In Episode 48 of The PorchCast the entire gang of Tristan, Hunter, Sami and Sam paid a visit to Denver’s Vine Street Pub to speak with John Fiorilli, Director of Operations for the Mountain Sun Breweries and Pubs in celebration of the fan favorite, Stout Month.
Episode 47 of the PorchCast had Tristan, Hunter and Sam recording from the Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Festival at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO. In town for the special occasion was Matt Brynildson, brewmaster for Firestone Walker and Neil Fisher, co-founder and brewmaster for WeldWerks Brewing in Greeley, CO.
In Episode 46 of the PorchCast we bid farewell to longtime co-host Jesse Brookstein who announced that he’ll be moving to Madison, WI. We’re incredibly bummed to hear that he’ll be leaving us, but can’t wait for him to start a Madison branch of The PorchCast fingers crossed.
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.