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The PorchCast Ep 76 | Black IPAs, Kelissa Heiber, Beer News & More

March 1, 2021 |

In episode 76 of the PorchCast, we reunited the full PorchCast team of Tristan, Korey, Sami, and Bryant to talk through some of the major craft beer news and offer insight on recent hot topics.

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New Beer Spa Opens in Downtown Denver

February 26, 2021 |

If Denver is known for anything besides marijuana, it’s craft beer and wellness. Now a new beer spa in Denver combines the best of both of these worlds, where patrons can bathe in the same ingredients they drink.

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Funkwerks | Barrel Aged Provincial

February 26, 2021 |

Funkwerks has been brewing Belgian-inspired beer and doing their part to “keep Fort Collins Funky” since 2010. They have managed to simultaneously be one of Colorado’s rising stars and maintain a Fort Collins hidden-gem vibe. While possibly best known for their flagship Saison, their GABF Gold Medal-winning Raspberry Provincial Sour Ale is also a crowd favorite from their core line up. Its popularity led them to create multiple variants, featuring other fruits such as pineapple, guava, passionfruit, apricot and strawberry rhubarb. The Rhuberry Provincial — the strawberry rhubarb variant — was the lucky liquid they put into a barrel to create Barrel Aged Provincial.
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Ratio Beerworks Announces Second Location & Addition of Brewer Philip Joyce

February 25, 2021 |

Since its inception, Denver’s Ratio Beerworks has played to the beat of their own punk rock show. Eschewing the traditional brewery vibe, Ratio fills its mid-mod themed taproom with music from the Menzingers, Misfits, and Descendents, and pioneered unconventional events like their punk rock drag show, weekly comedy nights, live acoustic performances from bands like The Flatliners and Andrew W.K., and an artist-driven experiential beer release around their Barrel-Aged Stout, Genius Wizard.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/25

February 25, 2021 |

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 to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With another round of snow coming in across the state today, there’s no better time to embrace stout month before it ends. While it’s not a stout, Denver Beer Co. is releasing a Black IPA dedicated to their late head brewer, Jason Buehler. Pick one up this weekend, to honor the memory of a member of the Colorado craft beer community.

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Colorado Craft Brewing Industry Comes Together to Assist Brewer’s Family

February 23, 2021 |

This week, two Colorado breweries will release unique beers in memory of Jason Buehler, former head brewer at Denver Beer Co. Denver Beer and Oskar Blues Brewery are each releasing Black IPAs as a tribute to the much-loved brewer and to help support his surviving family.

Buehler passed away last fall, leaving behind a wife and three children. The breweries will donate 100% of the proceeds from the brew to Buehler’s family. Breakthru Beverage, Columbine Label Co., Yakima Chief Hops, Proximity Malt, Cerveceria Itañeñe and artist Megan Wingeleth also contributed to the releases. Read More

Barrel-Aged Shake Chocolate Porter Builds On Classic Beer and Expands Boulder Beer Brand

February 18, 2021 |

After a tumultuous end to 2019 and the pandemic-related uncertainty of 2020, Boulder Beer Company is forging ahead with a refresh of its brand lineup in 2021. To help kick off the rebrand, it’s created a barrel-aged version of Shake Chocolate Porter using Laws Whiskey barrels.

The new variety brings a robust and complex twist to an already-flavorful beer. Starting with the deep brown color and moving to the rich, multi-layered nose it’s clear—this beer needs to be slowly sipped and savored. Read More

Advertising Opportunities with PorchDrinking.com

February 16, 2021 |

Over the eight and a half years of operating PorchDrinking, our mission has always been focused squarely on promoting craft beer through positivity, telling great stories within the industry, and making this craft beer community a more inclusive, diverse, and … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 75 | Julia Herz – HerzMuses Enterprises

February 16, 2021 |

In episode 75 of the PorchCast, we welcome Julia Herz, former Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association and Publisher of CraftBeer.com who recently launched HerzMuses Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm for craft breweries around the country and globe.

We spoke with Julia about what lies next for her new enterprise and the types of brewery clients she is excited about most. We talked about her two-week road trip across the country and the moments of clarity she gleamed, and subsequently, Korey invited Julia to take peyote.

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Six Colorado Beers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day from Molly’s Spirits

February 11, 2021 |

Let’s be real, a special night on the town still isn’t exactly the most responsible decision during an on-going pandemic, commemorating Valentine’s Day with the loved one in your life can be as romantic as selecting the right beers to enjoy together at home. Luckily, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Molly’s Spirits to highlight six perfect beers to pair just for this occasion while still supporting Colorado local independent breweries.

Molly’s Spirits is located at 5809 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212 (Lakeside), and 8557 E Arapahoe Rd Unit A (Greenwood Village, CO). All six of these beers can be found at Molly’s Spirits or try ordering online to get beers delivered to your doorstep.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/11

February 11, 2021 |

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 to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Now that we’re well into stout month, have you found any new favorites? With Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras this weekend, there are some “can’t miss” options being released. Take a look down below, and see what you’ll find. Maybe you’ll pick up some Baked Epiphany from Cerebral, or a crowler of Heart Shaped Box from Denver Beer Company…or both. I won’t judge.

If you’re looking for a way to finally get out of the house, why not head over to Briar Common? They’ve got a 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner that includes a beer pairing. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day with the beer lover in your life! They only have a few spots left, so make sure to make your reservation today.

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BREAKING | Boulder Beer Rolls Out Updated Look, Brand Refresh

February 8, 2021 | 1

Boulder Beer Company has opened another chapter in its long and storied history with a relaunch and refresh of the brand. This includes new can designs, realignment of the beer portfolio and a new partnership to help roll out the refreshed brand.

Boulder Beer will reduce core beers from six to five and eliminate its seasonal program to make the lineup more accessible to distributors and consumers. It will also resurrect old favorite Buff Gold as SKO – Buff Gold and introduce a new crossover brew named Bubbly by Nature. Read More

Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Whitney Way City Star Brewing

January 29, 2021 |

In Episode 22 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Whitney Way of City Star Brewing in Berthoud, Colorado.

Whitney Way calls herself the “Jill of All Trades” for City Star Brewing, and that title fits her perfectly. Way is a co-owner with her husband, John. She is also the general manager, the taproom manager, she does the brewery’s accounting and taxes and helps with the brewing.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/28

January 28, 2021 |

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 to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With stout month quickly approaching, you’re going to need to pick up some new beers ASAP. Now if only there was a place you could go to find out what new options you’ll have to start off February… might as well just keep reading.

If you’re looking for a way to finally get out of the house, why not head over to Briar Common? They’ve got a 3-course Valentine’s day dinner that includes a beer pairing. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day with the beer lover in your life!

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Denver Beer Co. Hires Former Avery Barrel Manager as Director of Innovation

January 28, 2021 |

The winds of change continue to blow through Colorado’s craft beer landscape. One of the state’s most esteemed industry veterans is making a high-profile change this February, as Andy Parker, former barrel-manager at Avery Brewing has been announced as Denver Beer Co.’s new Director of Innovation.

Parker joined Avery in 2002 and was part of recipe development for most beers produced during that time period. While at Avery, Parker also helped to launch and oversee the Boulder-based brewery’s award-winning barrel-aging program, which grew from 30 barrels at its inception in 2007, to over 4,000 barrels at its height.

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The PorchCast Ep 74 | Boulevard Brewing, Great Divide & Stout Month

January 28, 2021 |

In episode 74 of the PorchCast, we dove into some heady recent topics relating to Boulevard Brewing’s sexual harassment allegations and how they responded to those claims. It should be noted that almost concurrently as this episode was being aired, Boulevard Brewing issued a second updated statement where they did in fact acknowledge their fault in sexual harassment claims and clarified that the employee in question has been fired. This statement can be found on the company’s Facebook page.

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Novel Strand Brewing Releasing ALL CAPS Tribute to MF DOOM

January 27, 2021 |

Shrouded in mystery even through his recent passing, the iconic hip hop artist Daniel Dumile, who performed as MF DOOM, had a profound impact on the genre as a whole, in addition to his rabid fanbase.

A long time hip hop fan, Novel Strand co-founder and head brewer Tamir Danon, wanted to pay homage to the iconoclast, who he felt influenced hip hop artists and helped get a lot of people into the genre dating back to the early ’90s. Understanding the delicate nature of wanting to pay tribute without exploiting the artist’s passing can be a difficult balance, Danon wanted to ensure that the focus of the brand remains on the artists’ lyrics and talents. On the back label, Danon worked with an artist to transcribe lyrics from DOOM’s track, ALL CAPS with emphasis on particular words to translate the way it should be sung.

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Lost Friend Brewing Co. | The Bitter One West Coast IPA

January 22, 2021 |

Like many towns across the country, Colorado Springs has a thriving and growing brewery scene. New breweries, varied in beer styles and themes, seem to pop up every couple of months. All these new establishments share a couple of things in common: A love of brewing and a desire to share their vision of craft beer with the community. One such brewery was also founded on their love of our furry friends.

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BREAKING | Great Divide Intends to Sell RiNo Location & Consolidate Operations

January 21, 2021 |

Great Divide Brewing announced today that it will be consolidating production operations by moving all packaging and canning back to its original Arapahoe Street location in Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood.

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SweetWater Brewing Expands Distribution to Colorado

January 21, 2021 |

It’s been a monumental three months for SweetWater Brewing, which closed out the year in November by announcing that it had been acquired by Aphria Inc.(APHA), a leading global cannabis company based in Leamington, Ontario, Canada.

Now the Atlanta-based brewery is primed for rapid expansion and today announced that they are ready to launch throughout Colorado beginning February 1, 2021.

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