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Brewery Locks Arms with Denver Teachers During Strike

January 30, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Denver’s teachers voted last week to strike after negotiations between Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) fell though. At the center of the strike is a disagreement over teacher’s pay, including a pay-for-performance system called ProComp. During negotiations, DPS offered teachers a 10% pay raise and offered some concessions on ProComp. DCTA rejected the offer, seeking a 12.5% increase in pay and the streamlining or elimination of several ProComp incentives. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 30, 2019

January 29, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 11 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

5 Questions with New Belgium’s R&D Brewer, Ross Koenigs

January 29, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing Company has been around for a long time (more than 25 years) and its beer portfolio has changed and adapted as the craft beer market grew up. While their excellent sour beer program and iconic Fat Tire Amber Ale remain staples of their lineup, New Belgium has made some interesting shifts in their IPA portfolio over the past few years to appeal to a younger, more adventurous and IPA-crazed beer drinking demographic. New Belgium retired their Ranger IPA in 2017 but the ethos of that brand now lives on in their popular Voodoo Ranger IPA lineup.

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February’s Looking Stout, Here’s the 2019 Mountain Sun Stout Month Lineup

January 24, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Ok, so 2019 didn’t exactly start off on the best note, with the government shut down, dumb people BirdBoxing the internet, more Kanye tweets, the whole Covington Catholic thing and another Patriots Super Bowl appearance, I think most of America is ready to move on to February.

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Maxline Brewing | Rummy in My Tummy & Mean Heat Wheat

January 24, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

If you’re in a part of the country without snow on the ground right now, you might not fully appreciate the solace that lies within winter beers. You may have already read that it’s a primal instinct for humans to party.  But taking it a step further, there’s something much more instinctively satisfying about getting together with your fellow primates; braving the cold and celebrating the very fact that you’ve braved the cold. Being out in a public gathering area during cold weather somehow amplifies the sense of community. Maxline Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado is exactly the kind of place you’d want to go and brave the cold weather.

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Lafayette’s Uturn BBQ is Colorado’s Second Brewery to Close in 2019

January 23, 2019 |

In another casualty of Colorado’s immensely competitive craft beer landscape, Uturn BBQ and Brewery in Lafayette, Colorado announced Monday via Facebook, that they would be closing their doors to be replaced by a Larkburger. Uturn BBQ opened two years … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 11 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

Red Rock Brewing | Secale

January 23, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Old Man Winter is waking up. With a dramatic inhale, the air is flowing in like a tide. We get a moment of calm at the apex, followed by the full rush of winter frost signaling the changing of the seasonal guard. The ice sentinels are lumbering in, flanked by soldier pines to plant their totem, a proclamation that winter has taken over.

The bitter cold drags us from the comfort of our warm weather beer. IPAs, pilsners and hefeweizens run, depleted, only to be replaced by the heavy palate crushers. Stouts and sours reign supreme in these times as people dig into their cellars in search of something more unrelenting than the weather. While we all love the bourbon barrel aged stouts with ABVs in the teens, there will always be something magical about the ever-crushable flavors of summer.

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2019 Ultimate Colorado Beer Events Calendar

January 22, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

The state of Colorado currently holds the distinction as the state with 3rd most breweries in the country as well as the 5th most breweries per capita. Statistics aside, the Centennial State has quickly grown to become one of the best states for craft beer propelled by friendly legislation, a great foundation for industry growth established by legacy brands, and a population that’s literally thirsty for new brands and innovative approaches to a centuries-old craft.

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Matt Brynildson, Adam Avery, and Cory King on Big Beers 2019

January 21, 2019 |

It’s one of the draws of the annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival: Bold-faced names in craft brewing routinely make the trip, pouring their beer and chatting up fans.  

Who can blame them? Snow-capped peaks, a ski lift … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 57 | Outer Range Brewing – Lee & Emily Cleghorn

January 21, 2019 |

The New Year doesn’t officially start for beer fans in Colorado, until Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines kicks off the party. And for the past two years, Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines has also served as a great excuse to … Read More

Revisiting the Highlights from 2019 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

January 17, 2019 |

Co-Authored by Eric Gorski and Tristan Chan, Photos by Justin Graziano, @BeerBreathCO

While beer festivals have multiplied to point of mainstream adoption, the truly elite continue to thrive and stand tall above the rest. There may be no festival that stands … Read More

Stem Ciders Celebrates 5 Years with $5 Ciders, Release & RiNo Party

January 15, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When it comes to Colorado’s craft beverage scene, the main headline almost always focuses squarely on the meteoric rise of craft breweries. But for anyone following closely, one of the more significant success stories to emerge from the Rocky Mountain region in recent years actually comes from Colorado’s Cider industry in Denver’s Stem Ciders.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 16, 2019

January 15, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 11 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

Oskar Blues and Cigar City Announce First CANarchy Collab

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

With the passing of each new year, it’s natural for beer fans to wonder what new innovative beers are in store for the next 12-months. And now we’ve got the first big offering from two major industry names in Oskar Blues and Cigar City. It comes in the form of Bamburana, a collaborative beer between these two CANarchy Collective owned breweries. Not only does it mark the first widely released collaborative release within the CANarchy family, but it’s also the first nationally distributed collab beer for the two as well.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 13 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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2019 Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines External Events Roundup

January 8, 2019 |

Throughout the years, the 2019 Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival has grown to extend beyond the walls of the Commercial Tasting event, much like what happens each year with GABF. Now the town of Breckenridge plays host to an assortment … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Best in Beer 2018 | Mountain Region

January 8, 2019 | 1

It was another monster year for beer in Colorado. And while it would be nearly impossible to break down the best beers from 2018, we looked back on some of our favorites from the past year as well as some … Read More

Something Brewery | Fruity Sparkles

January 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

How many of you grew up eating Fruity Pebbles cereal for breakfast? I know I indulged as a child. When I heard Something Brewery was releasing a cereal-beer crowler pack that included a Fruity Pebbles beer, I knew I had to get my hands on some. I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy beer for breakfast? 

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Beer Showcase Double-Header | Special Hell and Beer Drinks You

January 4, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The holidays have come and gone, and we now enter the season of the Dry January truthers. If you are not one of those people, you’ve come to the right place. Denver breweries are not going to shut their doors this month, and instead will carry the holiday spirit into 2019.

Both Seedstock Brewery and Call to Arms Brewing created offerings for the winter season that are reminiscent of holiday beer pairings. While the ham and cookies might be long gone, these beers are still on tap and available to be consumed as long as these breweries will provide kegs.

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