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Colorado’s Elite Brands Named 2017 Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year

May 25, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

During this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, held in Washington D.C., Colorado’s own Elite Brands was recognized as the 2017 Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year. Elite Brands, which has been in operation since 2003, earned the distinction over 59 other nominations, for excelling in the categories of: Distributor Commitment, Sales Planning/Execution, Building Craft Awareness, Quality, Capacity and Infrastructure, as well as Culture.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 24, 2017

May 24, 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 Preview | Odell Brewing Co. Small Batch Festival

May 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Featured image courtesy of Odell Brewing Co.

What’s great about Odell Brewing Company (besides the fact that it has an employee stock ownership plan) is the brewery’s ability to produce high quality beer no matter the style or the size of production. From the Fort Collins brewery’s core line up, to one-off specialty taproom ales, to its Cellar Series barrel-aged beers, I always know that an Odell beer is going to deliver.

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Brewery Preview | The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project (Denver, CO)

May 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Over the past decade, craft beer has risen from relative obscurity, to relative general commercial buy-in and now reached the point of exploring the next great frontiers of innovation. From spirit barrel-aging, to mix-culture sours and wilds, lupulin powder to adjunct ingredients, our understanding of beer continues to expand each and every day.
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Ursula Brewery | Imperial Crustless: Just the Way Mom Made It

May 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ursula Brewery in Aurora, Colorado released “PB&J Porter” last year in March, then it won a gold medal at the Colorado State Fair, so they re-brewed it and called it “Crustless”. Skip to October, Imperial Crustless was brewed, they sold some shirts, glasses, lunch boxes and a little PB&J sandwich as a garnish.

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Peter Bouckaert Leaving New Belgium to Launch Purpose Brewing and Cellars

May 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The classic Greek philosopher Socrates was quoted as saying, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” That continuous quest for knowledge and life’s next great challenge continues to drive Peter Bouckaert. Bouckaert announced today, that he will be transitioning from his current position as Brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing to team up Zach and Laura Wilson formerly of 1933 Brewing, to form Purpose Brewing and Cellars.

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Stranahan’s Distillery Teams Up with Denver’s Brown Palace for 125th Anniversary

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

Colorado has long exuded an air of intrigue and mysticism for its gruff Wild West ways. It is perhaps this pioneering attitude, but also rough and tumble mindset, that has helped perpetuate today’s deeply rooted fascination with handcrafted brewing and distilling culture.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 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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Vernal Brewing Company | .50 Caliber IPA

May 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 8.5%

We took a road trip to Vernal to visit one of Utah’s most modern and beautifully constructed craft beer breweries. Admittedly, visiting Vernal Brewing Company was planned with reckless abandon. And as soon as we plugged the address into the GPS and 3+ hours popped up, a little skepticism quickly arose. But, successfully driving there and back in a single day proved it was worth the trip.

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Event Preview | Upslope Get Down 2017

May 12, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

What do you get when you mix live music, craft brews, games, and free admission? The Upslope Get Down returns to the Flatiron Park Brewery on Saturday, May 20 for an afternoon packed with music from three separate stages, art-making, local food trucks, and plenty of Upslope beers.

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7 Reasons Why We Love Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake

May 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

After four years of planning and community meetings and construction buildout, Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (Denver) celebrated its soft opening and staffing training kickoff this week with a ribbon cutting and champagne saber’ing from the American crime fiction writer and essayist, James Ellroy (the bloke that penned LA Confidential) and Vice President of Operations for Alamo Drafthouse Denver, Walter Chaw. The stylish theater chain for new & classic films will also feature cocktails & creative bites served seat-side by BarFly and chef Seth Rexroad.

Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake opens to the general public and is full operable starting May 15th. You can still go to showings this week but they are training staff and there may be some hiccups in your service as they workout the kinks.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 10, 2017

May 10, 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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ChoLon Restaurant Concepts Team to Bring Dim Sum and Bahn Mis to Avanti Food & Beverage

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

Lon Symensma, the chef behind the acclaimed Denver staple ChoLon, and his newly formed ChoLon Restaurant Concept team announced that he’s opening Kaya Kitchen within Avanti Food & Beverage in July 2017. The quick-service Asian concept will replace Souk Shawarma and be the fourth project from Chef Symensma joining the recently opened Concourse Restaurant Moderne in Stapleton.

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Post Brewing | Achtertuin Seizoen Farmhouse Ale

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

ABV: 5.6%

The fried chicken at Post Brewing is hands down the best in the state of Colorado. Actually, it could damn well be the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. I’d do unspeakable things to get my hands on those crispy pieces of perfectly spiced chicken flesh.

Oh, also, turns out the beer at Post Brewing is really freaking good, too.

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2 Days, 2 Nights | A Complete Guide to Golden, Colorado’s Craft Beer Scene

May 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Golden, Colorado, 15 miles directly west of Denver, is one of those classic quaint mountain towns that still feels a little bit suburban, a little bit mountain-y, and a little bit homegrown similar to it’s neighbor to the North, Boulder. But as the locals will say, “Please don’t Boulder my Golden.”

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Epic Brewing | Sour Brainless on Peaches Vertical #1 – #3

May 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When Epic Brewing first released its Sour Brainless on Peaches in late June 2015, the brewery’s sour program was officially launched. I remember going to the first release at the Denver taproom, where I was able to hand-dip the wax on my bottles, enjoy free peach ice cream from Little Man with flame roasted peaches, and also get my first taste of Epic’s sour peach. In the two years since the initial release, Epic’s sour initiative has quickly matured into an innovative and well-respected program.

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The PorchCast | Ep 36 Spice Trade Brewing & Wicked Weed Acquisition

May 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Housed in a 150 year old building in Arvada, CO, Spice Trade Brewing, what was formerly Yak & Yeti Brew Pub, has entered in its next evolutionary phase. After undergoing a re-branding, launching a series of new beers and hiring a new head brewer in Jeff Tyler, Spice Trade Brewing is now in search of a second production facility with plans to enter Denver’s competitive retail market.Spice Trade Brewing

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 3, 2017

May 3, 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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Breaking | Ska Brewing Expands Capacity, Adds New Beers in 2017

April 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Like many large to mid-sized breweries in the country, Ska Brewing (Durango, CO) has begun eyeing the next phase of growth to keep up with the rising demands and competition in the craft beer industry. In 2017 that’ll take the form of a brewery expansion, new beers and an expanded beer garden at the brewery.

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