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The PorchCast | Ep 35 Hopdoddy Opening Day

April 18, 2017 |

In this delayed edition of The PorchCast, Jesse, Hunter and Tristan recorded from Opening Day at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Downtown Denver. The OG crew recapped Collaboration Fest, discussed what Denver breweries would claim eclectic superlatives such as Nerdiest Taproom. … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 34 Previewing Collaboration Fest with Two Parts

March 17, 2017 |

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.

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The PorchCast | Ep 33 Powder Keg Brewing & Small Batch Liquors

February 28, 2017 |

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.

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The PorchCast | Ep 32 Avanti Food & Beverage’s Jason Snopkoski

February 10, 2017 |

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 | Ep 31 Sour Seminar w/ Lauren Salazar, Andy Parker & Gert Christaens

February 1, 2017 |

During Episode 31 of the PorchCast, Tristan and Hunter trekked up to New Belgium to meet up with Lauren Salazar, Specialty Brand Manager and Wood Cellar Blender for New Belgium Brewing, Andy Parker, Barrel Wrangler for Avery Brewing and Gert … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 30 Recapping Beer in 2016 & Predictions for 2017

January 18, 2017 |

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.

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The PorchCast | Episode 29 AC Golden

December 15, 2016 |

What began as the research and development arm of MolsonCoors has now evolved into a thriving spin off brewing entity responsible for the creation of Colorado Native. For Episode 29 of the PorchCast we sat down with Glenn Knippenberg, President … Read More

The PorchCast | Episode 28 Marty Jones & Parade of Darks

November 29, 2016 |

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.

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The PorchCast | Ep 27 Mockery Brewing

November 4, 2016 |

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.

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The PorchCast | Ep 26 Bierstadt Lagerhaus

September 22, 2016 | 1

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. Read More

Stem Ciders Expands Distribution with Odell / Breakthru Partnership

August 31, 2016 |

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. Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 23 Bart Watson – The Brewers Association

July 26, 2016 |

When it comes to beer stats, there’s only one guy you can truly trust. His name is Bart Watson, and he’s the Chief Economist at the Brewers Association. Bart has been tracking new brewery openings, monitoring breweries per capita, keeping … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 22 Ryan Skeels and Kevin Greer of Baere Brewing

July 1, 2016 |

On the cusp of Baere Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary, taking place this weekend, we caught up with founders Ryan Skeels and Kevin Greer. For episode 22 of the PorchCast, we touched on beers being release at Baere’s anniversary, July 4th traditions, … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 21 Bess Dougherty – Wynkoop Brewing

June 29, 2016 |

The PorchCast has been on a bit of a hiatus since we last sat down with the fellas from Our Mutual Friend Brewery. Episode 21 welcomed on our newest permanent host of the show, Jesse Brookstein of Call to Arms Brewery. For … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 20 Our Mutual Friend Brewery

April 28, 2016 |

In Episode 20 we sat down with Brandon Proff and Jan Chodkowski of Our Mutual Friend Brewery to talk about the amazing strides the brewery has taken since their inception. On this episode the two also touched on the rise … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 19 Matt Hess & Patrick Annesty of River North Brewery

April 7, 2016 |

For episode 19 of The PorchCast we were joined by Matt Hess, Founder of River North Brewery and brewery Vice President Patrick Annesty to talk about the tenuous journey that took place from the brewery’s inception four years ago, to having to … Read More

The PorchCast | Episode 18 Chad Melis – Oskar Blues Brewery

March 28, 2016 |

This weekend, our team sat down with Chad Melis, all around Marketing Guy at Oskar Blues Brewery to breakdown Oskar Blues Holding Corps’ acquisition of Cigar City Brewery, the real role of Fireman Capital, and how similar ideologies served as … Read More

The PorchCast | Jensen Cummings Brewed Food & Mark Slattery First Draft

March 18, 2016 |

For Episode 17 of the PorchCast we stopped by our sponsor First Draft Taproom & Kitchen to chat with owner Mark Slattery and Jensen Cummings of Brewed Food about his upcoming U.S. Tour. We learned how Brewed Food is starting … Read More

The PorchCast | Episode 16 – Nick Nunns TRVE Brewing

March 10, 2016 |

For Episode 16 of the PorchCast, we visited Nick Nunns, founder of TRVE Brewing at their Acid Templed production facility and barrel house. On this episode we touched on the factors that constitute a great beer festival, as well as … Read More

The PorchCast | Ep 15 Anthony Martuscello of WestFax Brewing

February 26, 2016 |

Episode 15 of the PorchCast features guest Anthony Martuscello, founder of WestFax Brewing, which opens it’s doors on March 4th next to Casa Bonita just off of West Colfax.

Tristan was joined by co-hosts, Chris Day, Jasmin Hudacsek, and Brady … Read More