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Denver’s FlyteCo Beer Supports Local Journalists with Release of Thirst Amendment

December 7, 2022 |

We might be a little biased, but supporting local journalism is critical not only to maintaining a democratic society but also to providing platforms for small businesses and individuals in industries like craft beer.

Unfortunately over the last decade, countless numbers of publications have suffered from budget cuts, key departures, and in some cases closures. In the beer industry alone, we’ve seen notable departures from peers like DRAFT Magazine, BeerPulse, The Hop Review, and All About Beer Magazine before it was eventually revived earlier this year.

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New Belgium Brewing | Holiday Ale

December 6, 2022 |

I don’t know when exactly it started, but at some point in my voracious drinking career, I realized that I mentally connect certain breweries with certain seasons. During June and July, I almost exclusively drink from Outer Range Brewing—whatever they’re making automatically becomes my summer go-to. Then when the leaves change and the nights get cooler, all I want is Odell Brewing: their amber ale, their tropical sour; I don’t care about the style, I just want whatever they’re brewing. And, for as long as I can remember, my winter palate has belonged to New Belgium Brewing.

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WestFax Brewing Announces Second Location in WeldWerks’ Former Colorado Springs Location

December 2, 2022 |

Even in spite of a world-altering pandemic and an impending recession, the craft beer scene in Colorado Springs has continued to experience rapid growth over the last four years. So much so, that according to Colorado Beer Geek, Stephen Adams, Colorado Springs has now eclipsed Boulder and Fort Collins in terms of the total number of breweries with 34 in operation. The area’s vibrant beer scene has already drawn big-name attention once, but now, a different familiar name from the Front Range is primed to join the mix.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 12/1

December 1, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As expected, after a busy holiday weekend, the new releases are slightly more limited this week. What you can look forward to spotting down below are a few specialty releases that only come out this time of the year. From a candy cane stout from River North to a variety of Grow Old With You variants from Verboten, the holidays are in full swing in the Colorado craft beer community.

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Colorado Springs Beer Community Fundraises for Club-Q Shooting Survivors

November 23, 2022 |

Last week a shooter opened fire at Club Q, an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs killing five people. Richard Fierro, an Army combat veteran and co-owner of Atrevida Beer Co., was one of the two men who subdued the shooter, preventing further casualties.

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2022 Colorado Black Friday Craft Beer Releases

November 23, 2022 |

The holiday season is officially upon us, and that means the thrill of shopping for others in crowded spaces has begun. Instead of fighting the ravenous hordes at a tortuous big box store, why not enjoy some tasty beer? Black Friday marks a big day in the craft beer community as many breweries release special and limited edition beers, many of them made big and boozy for a warming liquid cold weather blanket. We have rounded up a list of 2022 Colorado Black Friday craft beer releases for your perusal and enjoyment. Convince the family to stop by one of these establishments while you’re out and about fighting off the crowds and that turkey hangover. Beer also makes for a great present for that special friend or family member!

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Our Mutual Friend | Boundary Beyond Imperial Coffee Stout

November 22, 2022 |

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, a warming brew is often needed to stave off the crushing chill of both arctic gales and seasonal affective disorder. Why not combine two types of brew in a single, satisfying beverage to perk up the soul and power through the winter months? Beer and coffee are obvious companions for this invigorating task, and Our Mutual Friend Brewing (OMF) and Color Drop Coffee are the obvious collaborators to make a coffee beer in the Denver scene. Combining their beer and coffee brewing knowledge, OMF has released Boundary Beyond, a 13.5% Imperial Coffee Stout using Color Drop’s coffee.

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FIRST LOOK | Public Offering Brewing Opening on South Broadway

November 18, 2022 |

As a resident of West Wash Park for the past 16 years, Cody Higginbottom feels a deep kinship with his neighborhood. But that communal bond will be further deepened today when he officially opens Public Offering Brewing at 1736 South Broadway.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/17

November 17, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

The time has come for us to anxiously start planning out our Thanksgiving beer supplies because we all know that Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a solid beer lineup to share with family and friends. While there are plenty of options to look forward to, you don’t want to sleep on a few of the Black Friday releases that we have down below either! So, while you sip on that delicious beer, be thankful that you’re enjoying Black Friday, and let everyone else pack into stores instead.

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Distillery Showcase | Laws Whiskey House’s No Shortcuts Approach Toward Distilling

November 14, 2022 |

Denver’s Laws Whiskey House has demonstrated how unique terroir, patience and passion can result in multi-award-winning Bourbon and Rye whiskeys, all created in a location removed from the country’s traditional whiskey-making regions.

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Staff Picks for Best Beers of the Month | October 2022

November 10, 2022 |

Spooky SZN has come and gone, but that means that Turkey Day and all the other holidays are in full swing. Don’t worry about checking; I’m sure your calendar is already full. This time of year usually is full of all the adjunct-loaded Stouts, but we don’t have to tell you that Lagers and IPAs are always here to stay. Anyway, here are some of the staff picks from coast to coast. Read More

Epic Brewing Announces Closure of Denver Taproom & Brewery

November 9, 2022 | 2

After nine years of operating as one of the pioneer breweries in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, Epic Brewing will close its Denver location before the end of the year. Opening just a year after River North Brewery, Our Mutual Friend Brewing, and Black Shirt Brewery, Epic Brewing joined a groundswell of craft beer producers to transform the North side of Denver into one of the most heavily saturated craft brewery neighborhoods in the country.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/3

November 3, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we move into November, we officially leave spooky season behind us. Now, even though spooky season is over, it doesn’t mean the treats have to go away just yet! Whether you’re looking for some liquid candy in the form of a peanut butter cup Imperial Stout or a crisp IPA to quench your thirst, you can find it this week all over the state of Colorado.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 10/20

October 20, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Colorado seems to have flipped a switch in the past couple of weeks because it really is starting to feel like fall. Your favorite breweries have noticed too, so we’re seeing plenty of dark beers flowing this week. Bask in the deliciousness of all of the stouts and porters, and enjoy the extra warming embrace that they provide. Where are you stopping for a beer first this week?

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Catching Up on the Latest Colorado Craft Beer News, Events, Openings

October 19, 2022 | 1

While the Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, the frenzied pace of the largest beer festival in the country descending upon the Centennial State certainly hasn’t subsided. In fact, in the two weeks since GABF a lot has happened. So we thought we’d recap some of the more notable comings and goings surrounding Colorado’s craft beer scene as of late.

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Denver Rare Beer Tasting Impresses After Three Year Absence

October 12, 2022 |

The Denver Rare Beer Tasting returned to Denver’s McNichols Civic Center this past week after a three year absence, and a palpable excitement filled the air as beer lovers tasted some of the rarest beers in the country. Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an invitational beer festival benefitting Pints for Prostates, an organization that raises awareness about prostate cancer and promotes early detection. While benefiting a good cause, attendees are able to taste amazing beers they’ll likely never taste again, as well as talk with esteemed brewers and brewery founders like Sam Calagione, Adam Avery, and Shyla Sheppard. 

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Denver’s Sunroom Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening

October 12, 2022 |

Sunroom Brewing celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 30 as one of the Denver-area’s newest breweries. Located directly behind one of Englewood’s more intimate concert venues, The Gothic Theater, the family-run brewery serves up a range of beer styles in an airy taproom with a large enclosed patio. Read More

Colorado’s Best Fresh Hop Beers Presented by On Tap Credit Union

October 11, 2022 |

For the fourth installment of PorchDrinking’s Blind Tasting Series presented by On Tap Credit Union, breweries from around Colorado submitted their fresh hop beers. To start with, the Brewer’s Association defines Fresh Hop beers as, “Ales or lagers are brewed with freshly harvested hops, typically no more than 72 hours prior to being added. Such hops might be undried fresh or frozen cones or ground material, or freshly kilned dried cones or pellets.” For this tasting, we received Fresh Hop beers from 16 different Colorado breweries.

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The ROI of the Great American Beer Festival

October 10, 2022 |

The 40th anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival marks the first time the event has been held in person and open to the public since 2019. To say that brewers and craft beer fans are excited is an extreme understatement. While participation and attendance were limited this year due to renovations to the Colorado Convention Center, the exhibitor floor was still packed with over 200 suppliers and drew over 10,000 fans to the event.

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Colorado Breweries Who Won Big at the 2022 GABF Competition

October 8, 2022 |

Colorado has perennially performed well at GABF, but after a somewhat lackluster showing last year with only 21 medals they rebounded in a big way in 2022. This year, independent breweries from the Centennial State took home 26 medals including … Read More