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(Farewell to) Horny Goat Brewing | Chocolate Peanut Butter Imperial Porter

April 19, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Supposedly, we are entering the warmer months of the year. Colorado seems to have forgotten that, as we have been getting cold weather, overcast skies and some last minute snowstorms, which calls for a dark beer to help you batten down the hatches.

As I perused a local liquor store for something malty and roasted, I noticed a striking can design. Black, with a five-word beer title and a regal-looking insignia. Horny Goat Brewing Company’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Imperial Porter clocks in at a no-nonsense 8.5% ABV, a perfect level when trying to fight the latest installment in 2019’s Bomb Cyclones.

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Ratio Beerworks | Antidote IPA

April 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Antidotally, Ratio Beerworks was easily mentioned more times than any other Denver brewery as one that I needed to check out during my trip. I recently started a new job that will be sending me out to Denver quite a bit, and while I love traveling to new cities, I don’t think I could be luckier. Added bonus? The craft brewery scene in Denver, CO is insane!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Previews Brewery List

April 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In the game of beers, you evolve or you die. Game of Thrones allusions aside, Avery Brewing, one of Colorado’s most storied brewing programs, has leaned into the notion that all great things must continue to evolve.

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5 Questions With: Purpose Brewing & Cellars’ Peter Bouckaert

April 11, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Brewing beer is hard. Starting a brewery is even harder. Along with making the beer that keeps the lights on, there’s logistics, staff, space and marketing workflows that need to be addressed and accounted for. It’s a big undertaking that takes a certain sense of passion and entrepreneurship; many brewers often say it’s a calling. This was the case for Peter Bouckaert when he decided to open up Purpose Brewing & Cellars last year.

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New Terrain Brewing Co. | Rambler Amber

April 11, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

“For Those Who Wander.”

The slogan of New Terrain Brewing Company isn’t limited just to those who explore the great outdoors—though it certainly does include outdoor adventurers. Accordingly, visitors of the Golden, CO-based brewery are rewarded with a spectacular view of the Foothills; in addition to effortless access to a forested dog park. This facility, with its bucolic beer garden that offers scenic sights of Rocky Mountains to the west and Denver’s skyline to the east, was certainly built with those who wander outside in mind.

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The Post & Dogfish Head | Battle of the Brewmasters: East Coast Edition

April 10, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

This past Sunday, The Post Brewing – Boulder hosted the last of their Battle of the Brewmasters Series. This was a special event for the Colorado local because their head brewer at the time of opening, Bryan Selders, came back to participate in this event. Before moving on to Dogfish Head, Bryan was also a mentor the current head brewer, Nick Tedeschi. In the opening, the two shared the experience they had together; as well as how each of their lives were impacted by the other.

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Why CBC Returned to Denver in 2019 and CBC 2020-2022 Locations

April 9, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

As the Brewers Association (BA) gears up for this week’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) we decided to catch up with the governing body of craft beer to dive deeper into their decision to move this year’s conference from Indianapolis to Denver, just months before GABF will once again be held in the same city. Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director for the Brewers Association, spoke with PorchDrinking.com about this year, and the years to follow.

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WeldWerks Brewing Opening Second Location in Colorado Springs

April 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Since inception, WeldWerks Brewing has defied convention. Before anyone thought it was possible, they put the agriculturally driven city of Greeley on the map as a national beer destination when no one thought possible. Liquor stores scoffed when WeldWerks introduced Juicy Bits in 16oz cans, and people thought they were crazy when they announced last year, that they would be introducing over 100 varieties of beers throughout the year, but they surpassed that mark as well.

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Locavore Beer Works | Split The Baby

April 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Have you ever heard the phrase “splitting the baby”? Apparently it comes from the Old Testament, when two bickering women both claimed to be a baby’s mother. King Solomon, who sounds like he had a few beers under his own belt that day, offered to split the baby in half so both sides could win. His suggestion was meant to flush out the truth, as he suspected that the real mother would never agree to such a clearly terrible plan.

It may have been a dubious method for figuring out the truth, but centuries later, this phrase gave birth to one majestic beer: Locavore Beer Works’ Split The Baby, a blueberry lemon wheat ale made with real blueberries and lemon zest, brewed with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops. Read More

CBC Week Specialty Beer Releases Guide

April 5, 2019 |

Much like we’ve come to know from when the Great American Beer Festival come to town, one of the major external benefits of major industry centric events like next week’s Craft Brewers Conference coming to town, has been the growing … Read More

2019 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

April 3, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 39 min


While the Craft Brewers Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable education from the multitude of sessions and seminars, as brewers we know the real fun comes with the after-parties surrounding the conference. To help you navigate the week-long schedule of tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases and more surrounding CBC we put together a day-by-day external events guide. Use the menu below to quickly navigate to the corresponding day.

Additionally we will be updating this guide throughout the week, so if we missed an event be sure to shoot us a message.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 13 min

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

Telluride Brewing Co. | AlpenGOSE

April 3, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As a big fan of Telluride Brewing Co., I couldn’t resist the presence of a new can offering in my neighborhood liquor store. But wait—a Leipzig-style gose brewed in the winter?

Indeed. AlpenGOSE is such a fanciful elixir.

The 4.5-percent beer represents the brewery’s first seasonal sour. Telluride released it last year on draft only under the moniker “There Gose the Snow,” a nod to the anemic snowfall. This season, the creation took on the name AlpenGOSE in hopes of a winter full of powder.

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Avery Brewing Expands Majority Investment with Mahou San Miguel

April 2, 2019 |

This morning, Boulder-based Avery Brewing announced that it has increased its partnership with Spanish family-owned Mahou San Miguel. What began as a minority 30% ownership agreement announced in November 2017, has been expanded to majority ownership of 70% of the … Read More

Empourium Brewing Joins Denver’s Bustling Tennyson St. Neighborhood

April 1, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The idea was years in the making. The lease was signed 14 months ago. But now, finally, Greg and Sara Fetzer’s dream is here.

Empourium Brewing Company, the newest brewery in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood, celebrated its soft opening on Friday, March 29, and locals lined the bar not even an hour after the doors officially opened.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

Collaboration Fest 2019: It Takes Two To Make A Brew Go Right

March 21, 2019 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Like most good friendships, Denver’s Collaboration Festival has only gotten better with age. This past weekend we celebrated its sixth year with over 100 creative and delicious collaborations amongst 200+ different breweries. The rules for participation were as laidback as the festival vibe itself: each beer needed to be a collaboration between at least two breweries, and at least one brewery in the team needed to be a member of the Colorado Brewer’s Guild. Beyond that, the sky was the limit.

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Adamant Brewing & Blending Opens in Boulder’s Former Cellar West

March 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It’s not immediately clear where Adamant Brewing and Blending, tucked deep into an industrial pocket of North Boulder, is among the dozen or so nondescript cement facades in a lot full of warehouses.

But beneath a black awning, next to a small, yellow Brewers Association sticker in the lone window guarded by black bars, lies Boulder’s newest brewery and the “cousin” to VisionQuest, a brewery borne from a homebrew shop on the East side of the city. Adam Kandle, co-owner and co-founder of both, calls VisionQuest the cousin, and not sister, because breweries know no gender.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 min

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More