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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 13, 2018

November 14, 2018 | 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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Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. | Prickly Pear

November 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

In a way, it is fortunate that President Thomas Jefferson wasn’t able to read his distant successor’s “The Art of the Deal.” If he had, he might have learned that one does not kick the tires after making a $15 million purchase (as providence would have it, Jefferson’s profligacy was vindicated and the French ended up looking like suckers). So it was that in May 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark boldly commanded their corps to paddle furiously upstream from St. Louis, Missouri.

One full year later, Lewis and Clark found themselves in present-day Montana. By August 1805, two events critical to the expedition had happened: Lewis and Clark successfully navigated the Missouri River past Great Falls and what is today known as Helena, Montana; William Clark celebrated his 35th birthday with nary a beer in sight.

Luckily for you, the extended family at Lewis and Clark’s namesake brewery have labored so you do not have to be so deprived. For your next expedition (e.g. trip to the bottle shop) or special occasion (e.g. Tuesday), we suggest Lewis & Clark’s Prickly Pear Pale Ale.

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Founders Brewing Launch Week Events Kick Off Colorado Distribution

November 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Founders Brewing

As we first announced back in August, Founders Brewing is finally primed to add Colorado as the 47th state in its national distribution footprint. The iconic Grand Rapids brewery will kick off their Colorado launch with a week of events beginning today, featuring their core lineup, with a larger drop that will include their barrel-aged beer series later in the month.

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Event Preview | Wynkoop Brewing’s Day of Darks Festival

November 9, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As we transition into November it’s natural to begin shifting from bright berliners and pilsners to their more roasty, boozier brethren. No better event helps to kick off that changing of the guard, than Wynkoop Brewing’s Annual Day of Darks Festival.

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Amalgam Brewing’s The Cultural Center Taproom Opens Next Saturday

November 9, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

One of Colorado’s most promising rising breweries is finally set to open a taproom. Amalgam Brewing, which spent the first year and a half of their existence embracing the unorthodox practice of brewing through an alternating proprietorship and dropping gypsy beer releases at various liquor stores, is about to become a little more accessible to the public, while still maintaining a bit of unconventional flair.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 | 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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Local Breweries Reach into Backyards & Communities for Ingredients

November 7, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

At PorchDrinking, we’re all about “drinking small” and supporting our local beer communities, so when we heard of some smaller breweries using locally sourced ingredients from their own yards, gardens, and communities, we were immediately intrigued. Ingredients can be one of the most challenging parts of running a brewery; locating, coordinating, and purchasing these items for smaller breweries is a moving target. The following local breweries are getting creative by using community connections to create beers that both tie directly to their area while creating completely unique brews for their neighborhood.

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These Colorado Breweries Are Offering Free Beer & Election Day Deals

November 6, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Election Day has finally arrived, and already the US is seeing record-breaking voter turnout for this year’s Midterm Elections. Already 35 million votes have been cast the day prior to the election, which dwarfs the 20 million cast this time four years ago.

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Stem Ciders | Chile Guava Apple Cider

November 1, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

“Cider is too sweet. Cider isn’t beer.” If that’s your thought on the matter of ciders, I would implore you first to refrain from comparing cider to beer. Beer is beer. Whiskey is whiskey. Wine is wine. And cider is cider. Yes, the packaging and crafted nature of the business has often allowed the two imbibe industries to converge, but they are not the same. I would then suggest next that you explore ciders as its own entity; you’ll find that the ciders of today are nothing like the jugged-cider sold at family pumpkin fests, and they differ greatly from the hard cider that first emerged fifteen to twenty years ago. Cider today is innovative, nuanced and balanced, demonstrated exquisitely by Stem Ciders‘ Chile Guava Apple Cider.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 | 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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2018 Colorado Craft Brewers Summit Kicks Off Sunday

October 31, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

With over 370 breweries currently in operation throughout Colorado, brewers, brewery owners, sales and marketing teams are discovering the importance of continuing education and investing in growth strategies to thrive in such a high-density beer market. Recognizing the need for professional development in Colorado’s craft beer scene, the Colorado Brewers Guild is once again offering independent Colorado craft brewers/members and soon-to-open brewery members the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry.

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Epic Brewing | Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist Barrel-Aged Stout

October 31, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

 

Epic Brewing has been a mainstay in Salt Lake City, UT since its genesis and as they continued to grow, added a Denver location in 2013. Their burgeoning beer roster is host to innovative beer that steers the entire industry in a new direction, as well as iconic anchors that satisfy the staunchest of purists. However, Big Bad Baptist, their iconic barrel-aged stout, has become the centerpiece that preaches to the ethos of both categories.

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Avery Brewing | Rumpkin Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale

October 30, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ahh, fall. A time of cooling temperatures, cozy knit sweaters and pumpkin spice as far as the nose can smell. It can be easy to hit gourd overload before the leaves even begin to change, and craft beer is no exception: I counted 14 pumpkin-themed six-packs at the liquor store this week, and that’s not even including bombers.

So, in an effort to help you wade through the most trendy of all beer trends this autumn, let me cut to the chase: just drink Avery Brewing’s Rumpkin. Read More

Liberati Blends Innovative Beer-Wine Hybrid with Elevated Italian Cuisine

October 29, 2018 |

When you enter Denver’s newest brewery, Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers, it’s hard not to imagine Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter) being played by a bank of violins at a … Read More

Brooklyn Brewery Arrives in Colorado & They Want to Give you Free Beer

October 29, 2018 | 2

This is a sponsored post from Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery is finally bringing their iconic lineup of beers to Colorado. And to kick off their launch, they’ve partnered with PorchDrinking to hook up one lucky beer fanatic with the ultimate … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 23, 2018

October 24, 2018 | 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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Elevation Beer Co. Celebrates Dia de los Muertos, 2018 Señorita Release

October 24, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Fall can be a beautiful time of year. But it can also be an unpredictable time of transition. Maybe you live in a perilously bipolar climate, where one day you’re reaching for the sunscreen, and the next day you’re in the middle of an Armageddonian blizzard. Maybe your fantasy football team isn’t living up to its potential, so you go to your local watering hole to drown your misery in a new seasonal brew, only to find seven different pumpkin ales on tap.

I’ve got nothing personally against pumpkin beer, although some people feel differently. And to be fair, in the fall there are plenty of other beer releases (wet-hopped beers, Oktoberfest, stouts, etc.). But in the midst of the cold weather-fueled Halloween frenzy, we overlook one of the most interesting events of the season: Día de Muertos (or commonly in America, Día de los Muertos). Elevation Beer Co. in Poncha Springs, Colorado has been celebrating the event for a few years, which roughly coincides with the annual release of their imperial porter, Señorita.

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31 Colorado Brewery Openings for October, November & December

October 23, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

Ski resorts are starting to open, which must mean it is October in Colorado. While you get your shred on for the rest of the ski season, 31 Colorado brewery openings across the state are due to open during October, November and December. Read More

2018 Shelton Brothers: The Festival Joins Nation’s Elite Level Beer Events

October 23, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

The legends, they’re true. The stories are all real. After hearing murmurs surrounding the cult fanfare that emerged from last year’s Shelton Brother’s The Festival, which in 2017 took place in Atlanta, GA, I knew I had to experience this mythical event for myself. Luckily I didn’t have to travel far, as it was announced in June that The Festival would be taking place in our own backyard in Denver, CO.

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The PorchCast | Ep 55 – Shelton Brothers Preview, and Recent Beer News

October 19, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The full PorchCast Crew was reunited for Episode 55 of The PorchCast, this week broadcasting from The Cherry Cricket Ballpark. With so much beer news coming out around Lagunitas’ recent layoffs, Beervana’s coverage of All About Beer Magazine’s closure, Founder’s recent struggles, the passing of Bill Coors, and much more we had plenty to catch up on. Additionally, we took a quick look at this weekend’s Shelton Brothers: The Festival.

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