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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/30

November 30, 2023 |

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.

While the holiday season continues on past its first big weekend, Colorado craft brewers continue to pump out new brews seemingly every day. With December quickly approaching, now’s the time to round out your remaining picks for your beer advent calendar.

If you’re trying to decide what to do before the end of the year, you may want to consider swinging by Our Mutual Friend for their 11th-anniversary celebration on December 16! The first 100 people to order a beer on the day of the anniversary will receive a commemorative tasting glass. Additionally, the brewery will debut several specialty releases including a collaboration with WeldWerks Brewing Co, as well as the return of Stjørdalsøl, the brewery’s ever-popular smoked beer.

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The PorchCast Ep. 109 | Metro State Brewery Operations Program

November 28, 2023 |

In episode 109 of The PorchCast, Korey and Tristan were joined by Katherine Strain, Lab Manager and Lecturer for Brewery Operations in the School of Hospitality at Metro State, along with Bernardo Alatorre, Director of the Brewery Operations Program at Metro State to talk about the incredible Brewery Operations Program along with the newly opened Charlie Papazian Brewing Education Lab.

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Brewery Showcase | Helper Beer (Helper, Utah)

November 28, 2023 |

At Helper Beer’s grand opening in May 2023, brewer Jaron Anderson had 11 beers on the board, all brewed in-house. Anderson, a protégé of Templin Family Brewing’s Kevin Templin, is a beer nerd. His eyes kind of roll back in his head if you ask him a question about beer, and he stops whatever he’s doing—even if he’s busy in the taproom—and enters a kind of reverie. Templin taught him well.
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2023 Colorado’s Can’t Miss Black Friday Beer Releases

November 24, 2023 |

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 … Read More

TRVE Brewing Announces Upcoming Brewery & Taproom in Asheville, NC

November 22, 2023 |

2024 is shaping up to be a massive year for Denver’s TRVE Brewing. Just over a month ago, the metal-themed brewery announced that it would open a second Denver location … Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/9

November 9, 2023 |

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 the weather continues to get colder, it’s the perfect time to try a new dark beer from one of our amazing Colorado craft breweries. Not a fan of dark beers? Don’t you worry, there are a ton of new non-dark releases this week to keep your taste buds satisfied all month long!

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Primitive Beer Moving Operations to New Image Brewing Wheat Ridge

November 2, 2023 |

After operating out of Longmont for the past six plus years, Primitive Beer is moving operations to an annex at New Image Brewing Wheat Ridge. While leaving Longmont is bittersweet, operating out of New Image will allow Lisa and Brandon Boldt, co-owners of Primitive, to focus entirely on brewing, blending and packaging their spontaneous fermentations. “Given that our entire family-run operation is just two people strong, we’ve reached the conclusion that our current professional juggling act which includes running a retail space, outside sales, marketing, brewing, blending and packaging isn’t sustainable,” says Lisa. 

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Colorado Craft Brewers Summit Announced for November 9 & 10

November 1, 2023 |

Returning for a seventh year is the Colorado Craft Brewers Guild Summit and Trade Show. This year’s show takes place on November 9 and 10 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Denver.

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Colorado’s Best Wild & Spontaneous Ales Blind Tasting Presented by On Tap Credit Union

October 27, 2023 |

Let’s get fun-ky, Colorado! Last week, we held the eighth installment of our Blind Tasting Series examining some of the best Wild & Spontaneous Ales from around the state. We received beers from 19 different breweries representing nine different counties. On hand evaluating were nine judges from all different parts of Colorado’s craft beer industry.

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TRVE Brewing Announces Second Denver Taproom Location in RiNo

October 18, 2023 |

It’s always difficult attempting to follow the success of a breakthrough album, but TRVE Brewing should have no problem topping expectations when it launches its second taproom in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood in 2024.

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FIRST LOOK | 4 Noses Brewing Opens Park Hill Location

October 16, 2023 |

For many breweries making the leap from producing 1,000 barrels a year to 5,000 barrels a year is a formidable task, but taking that leap from producing 5,000 barrels a year to 10,000 and maintaining that production is an accomplishment few are able to achieve.

In Colorado, breweries like New Belgium, Odell, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, SKA Brewing, Avery Brewing, Upslope, and Great Divide have served as pioneers for the next generation of craft beer fans by scaling to become national brands. And while the craft beer landscape certainly looks different than it did ten years ago, a new wave of Colorado breweries including the likes of WeldWerks, Denver Beer Company, and now 4 Noses Brewing are looking primed to usher in a new era of Colorado breweries that could make a splash across the national market.

4 Noses Brewing Park Hill

The opening of 4 Noses Brewing Company Park Hill marks yet another exciting milestone in the brewery’s methodical, yet strategic growth over the past nine years. 4 Noses Brewing Company first burst onto the scene when it opened its doors in Broomfield, CO in May 2014. Throughout the first six years of operation, 4 Noses built a sterling reputation for executing at a high level across a wide range of styles. However the burgeoning young brewery made it’s next big leap with the opening of Wild Provisions Beer Project in Boulder, CO in June 2020, focusing on mixed culture and wild fermentation beers as well as Czech-style Lagers. Shortly thereafter, 4 Noses would form 4N Holding as a parent company and acquire Lafayette’s Odd13 Brewing in November 2021. Now armed with three successful and distinctly unique brands under its belt, 4 Noses is prepped to embark on it’s next big step forward with the opening 4 Noses Brewing Company Park Hill at 4040 Dahlia Street.

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Amalgam Brewing | Bloom Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

October 12, 2023 |

It has been said for many years that humans have five basic senses. Those senses being Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell and Taste. Some scientists believe that we have even more than the five basic senses that we have been taught. We’re not confirming or denying that there could be more than the basic senses, but we can confirm that we were given Smell and Taste as a gift for the beer we’re going to be talking about today!

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Burns Family Artisan Ales Opening Second Location in Former Dos Luces Brewery

October 11, 2023 |

As several small-to-mid-sized breweries across the country have begun to feel the pinch of a more competitive craft beer landscape, many of those breweries have had to make difficult decisions on whether to invest heavily in growth or call it quits. And while a greater volume of recent headlines has trended toward the latter of the two fates, including the recent closure of Denver’s Dos Luces Brewery, Burns Family Artisan Ales (Burns) is seizing the opportunity to bet big on itself by taking over Dos Luces’ space to open a second location.

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New Terrain Brewing Co. | Mirage Sour IPA

October 9, 2023 |

A mirage is an optical effect that is sometimes seen at sea, in the desert, or over a hot pavement, that may have the appearance of a pool of water or a mirror in which distant objects are seen inverted, and that is caused by the bending of reflection of rays of light by a layer of heated air of varying density. That’s the literal definition of a mirage from Merriam-Webster. We will be talking about a mirage today as well, just not the literal kind.

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Seedstock Brewery | Marzen

October 5, 2023 |

Coming off a gold medal at the Great American Beer Fest (GABF), Seedstock Brewery’s Marzen epitomizes the clean yet robust character of this malty style. The win also feels particularly sweet for the McIlvenna family, which purchased the brewery just two years ago. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/28

September 28, 2023 |

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.

Well, GABF is officially over, but that doesn’t mean the celebration of craft beer is ending here in the State of Craft Beer! With 40 different individual medals coming home to Colorado breweries, there’s undoubtedly a winner that you’ll need to go find this weekend. Take a look down below as some of the newest releases in the Colorado beer scene, who knows one of them may be a medalist at GABF 2024.

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Colorado Breweries Who Won Big at the 2023 GABF Competition

September 23, 2023 |

For the second consecutive year, the state of Colorado improved on its total medal count at the Great American Beer Festival and this year took a massive jump. This year, … Read More

2023 Great American Beer Fest Day 1 Recap | Standouts & Hidden Gems

September 22, 2023 |

Day one of the 41st Great American Beer Festival has officially wrapped and there was quite a bit to unravel. If we’re being completely honest the two biggest noticeable takeaways were that this year’s festival was significantly scaled back both in brewery AND festival-goer attendance, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that there was still INCREDIBLE beer.

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The PorchCast Ep. 108 | Primitive Beer + Cohesion + GABF Preview

September 21, 2023 |

Happy kickoff to GABF! Last night, we recorded a very special PorchCast with our friends, Brandon & Lisa Boldt, co-founders of Primitive Beer in Longmont, as well as Eric and … Read More

2023 GABF Guided Routes | Spontaneous / Wild / Sour / Saisons to Try at GABF

September 20, 2023 |

The Great American Beer Festival is finally back! With the insane multitude of beers being served on the festival floor, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. So PorchDrinking is once again here to help you navigate that lineup and help with planning your route at the fest. As part of that research, we’ve sifted through every beer pouring at this year’s fest to curate a series of themed routes to help you plan for your GABF based on various styles and flavors.

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