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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Odd13 Brewing | n00b

November 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I’m that guy. I’ve been him for a long time now. I’ve known it for a long time, but didn’t care. I went with it. I’m the guy who no matter what always just wants to try the NEW beer. It’ll be sitting right next to a beer that I know I love and have even ranted and raved about to my friends. And yet, I can’t help myself; I grab the shiny new beer next to it on the shelf. I’ve never really had a go-to beer.

That has finally changed.

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Epic Brewing Company | Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist

November 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Few words excite beer lovers as much as the word “rare”. The thought electrifies basic hunting instincts into a frenzied FoMO path to liquid bliss. Last year, when Epic Brewing Company announced its plans to release two very special versions of their barrel-aged stout Big Bad Baptist, we stood up and took notice. Released alongside the already well-established original Big Bad Baptist, was the Mexican coffee-inspired Big Bad Baptista and the sensory enticing Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist. Needless to say, many of our old trading friends dropped us a quick “ISO” once they caught wind of it. Read More

Wynkoop Brewing’s Day of Darks Festival Pour List

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As much as we may try to deny it, and as much as recent Colorado weather may contradict, cooler days are creeping on the horizon. One sure sign of this changing of the guard can be seen through the corresponding shift from fresh hop and pumpkin beers to the dark and roasty stouts and porters that’ll inevitably be dominating liquor store shelves for the next three to four months.

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The PorchCast | Ep 45 Cerebral Brewing

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Episode 45 of The PorchCast brought the crew to Cerebral Brewing where we spoke with Sami Hartman, Sales Manager for Cerebral about their upcoming 2nd Anniversary weekend of celebrations.

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80+ Colorado Beer Releases Happening Between Now & Black Friday

November 16, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 15 min

Each year on Black Friday, millions of Americans shake off their tryptophan-induced comas brought on by the previous evening’s gorge fest, to shop off all their newly acquire calories. For die-hard beer fanatics however, Black Friday has grown to represent a different kind of feeding frenzy.

Goose Island began the tradition of kicking off the holiday season with their yearly release of Bourbon County Brand Stout and its subsequent variants the day after Thanksgiving. And since BCBS’ popularity, countless other craft breweries have followed suit.

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Brewery Showcase | Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Which came first, the pizza or the beer? Okay, this isn’t as philosophical as the classic chicken and the egg question; I’ll go ahead and tell you. It was the pizza. Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub opened in Salida, Colorado in 1994 and began creating handmade thick crust pizzas with a decidedly Colorado-hippy vibe. And it was good. So very cravably good.
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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Event Recap | Left Hand’s Nitro Fest Brings Beer to the Big Tent

November 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Chances are most readers of PorchDrinking.com have been to scores of beer festivals, with many—while still awesome—fairly indistinguishable from the other. Left Hand’s Nitro Fest, now in its fourth year, is not one of those.

Imagine some of the world’s smoothest, rarest beers coupled with a psychedelic circus and a legion of hardcore, costumed fans on a warm fall night in Longmont, CO and you’ll get an idea of the experience.

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Crow Hop Brewing | Knee Knocker Porter

November 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When you think of a porter, the first thing to come to mind is often the dark color and rich texture it has while sitting in its glass. You may wonder what exactly the difference is between a porter and a stout and why the heck they have to look so similar. Maybe the sheer excitement of a beer in front of you means you don’t think about any of these things, and that is probably the most reasonable reaction. If you’re looking for a traditional porter, turn back now. If you’re looking for one that will surprise your taste buds, Crow Hop Brewing‘s Knee Knocker is where you should turn. Read More

Left Hand’s Nitro Fest Brings Elevated Beer Festival Experience (Pour List)

November 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In 2017, beer festivals have become a dime a dozen, but the ability to create a standout, memorable event, either through the curation of an impressive pour list, creating an immersive attendee experience, or bringing on vendors and acts that add some extra star-power, can take the mundane, run-of-the-mill festival to legendary status. Left Hand Brewing is no stranger to pulling out all of the stops when it comes to throwing a beer festival. Whether it involves constructing a three story snowboard ramp in the middle of Longmont, CO, signing national bands such as Reel Big Fish, and Jeff Austin band to perform live, throwing a massive 8-act tribute band showcase, or throwing one of the state’s largest craft beer Oktoberfest celebration, these festivals generally revolve around a uniquely curated beer lineup, big name artists, and creating an experience that attendees won’t soon forget.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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2 Days, 2 Nights | Chaffee County, Colorado Winter Edition

November 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

At first, this seemed so easy. Just write about the best things to do, see, experience, eat and drink in Chaffee County. But here’s the problem: It’s only for 2 days and 2 nights. Being in and around Salida and Buena Vista brings on that kid-in-the-candy store feeling. Except in terms of outdoorsy adventures. I want it all! So, I’ll steer you to a few of my favorite things, then it’s up to you to see where it all leads.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Upslope Brewing Announces 50+ Beers for 9th Anniversary Party Pour List

November 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

During recent history it’s become abundantly clear that Upslope Brewing enjoys throwing a big ol birthday bash. As we’ve detailed in years past, the Boulder-based brewery has gained a rabid following for a solid core lineup of traditional styles, but each year, Upslope goes all-out during its anniversary to venture beyond the norm, mixing in experimental styles, unique and inventive firkins as well as a host of vintages they’ve accrued over the years.

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On Tap Credit Union, Not Your Typical Banking Provider

October 31, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Over the past year PorchDrinking has partnered with On Tap Credit Union as official sponsors of the website. Like some of you, when I was first approached by the folks at On Tap, I was a bit confused as to what banking had to do with beer, and seeing as how we only work with sponsors that are relevant to our industry, it was a legitimate concern. However we quickly realized just how much of an overlap and impact their credit union can have on breweries.

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Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Announces Massive Brewery List

October 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

By now PorchDrinking’s infatuation with the Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival should come as no surprise to our most avid of readers. Over the years we have extolled to great length some of the innumerable characteristics that distinguish Big Beers as one of the industry’s best kept secrets.

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Station 26’s Black Friday Invitational to Showcase Colorado’s Best BA Stouts

October 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What began as a local’s response to one of big beer’s crown jewels, has quickly grown to become a yearly Denver Black Friday tradition. Station 26 Brewing first introduced their Dark Star Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout in November 2014 with a taproom-only release that included a handful of variant spinoffs ranging from Mexican Chocolate to Blueberry, Maple, Cherry Vanilla, Espresso, Salted Caramel and Manhattan just to name a few. This year’s release of Dark Star will take on a much greater endeavor featuring not just Station 26’s beer, but several of Colorado’s most proficient stout producers gathering for Black Friday Invitational.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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