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February 16, 2021 |

Over the eight and a half years of operating PorchDrinking, our mission has always been focused squarely on promoting craft beer through positivity, telling great stories within the industry, and making this craft beer community a more inclusive, diverse, and … Read More

The PorchCast Ep 75 | Julia Herz – HerzMuses Enterprises

February 16, 2021 |

In episode 75 of the PorchCast, we welcome Julia Herz, former Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association and Publisher of CraftBeer.com who recently launched HerzMuses Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm for craft breweries around the country and globe.

We spoke with Julia about what lies next for her new enterprise and the types of brewery clients she is excited about most. We talked about her two-week road trip across the country and the moments of clarity she gleamed, and subsequently, Korey invited Julia to take peyote.

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Six Colorado Beers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day from Molly’s Spirits

February 11, 2021 |

Let’s be real, a special night on the town still isn’t exactly the most responsible decision during an on-going pandemic, commemorating Valentine’s Day with the loved one in your life can be as romantic as selecting the right beers to enjoy together at home. Luckily, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Molly’s Spirits to highlight six perfect beers to pair just for this occasion while still supporting Colorado local independent breweries.

Molly’s Spirits is located at 5809 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212 (Lakeside), and 8557 E Arapahoe Rd Unit A (Greenwood Village, CO). All six of these beers can be found at Molly’s Spirits or try ordering online to get beers delivered to your doorstep.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/11

February 11, 2021 |

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 to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Now that we’re well into stout month, have you found any new favorites? With Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras this weekend, there are some “can’t miss” options being released. Take a look down below, and see what you’ll find. Maybe you’ll pick up some Baked Epiphany from Cerebral, or a crowler of Heart Shaped Box from Denver Beer Company…or both. I won’t judge.

If you’re looking for a way to finally get out of the house, why not head over to Briar Common? They’ve got a 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner that includes a beer pairing. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day with the beer lover in your life! They only have a few spots left, so make sure to make your reservation today.

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BREAKING | Boulder Beer Rolls Out Updated Look, Brand Refresh

February 8, 2021 | 2

Boulder Beer Company has opened another chapter in its long and storied history with a relaunch and refresh of the brand. This includes new can designs, realignment of the beer portfolio and a new partnership to help roll out the refreshed brand.

Boulder Beer will reduce core beers from six to five and eliminate its seasonal program to make the lineup more accessible to distributors and consumers. It will also resurrect old favorite Buff Gold as SKO – Buff Gold and introduce a new crossover brew named Bubbly by Nature. Read More

Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Whitney Way City Star Brewing

January 29, 2021 |

In Episode 22 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Whitney Way of City Star Brewing in Berthoud, Colorado.

Whitney Way calls herself the “Jill of All Trades” for City Star Brewing, and that title fits her perfectly. Way is a co-owner with her husband, John. She is also the general manager, the taproom manager, she does the brewery’s accounting and taxes and helps with the brewing.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/28

January 28, 2021 |

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 to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With stout month quickly approaching, you’re going to need to pick up some new beers ASAP. Now if only there was a place you could go to find out what new options you’ll have to start off February… might as well just keep reading.

If you’re looking for a way to finally get out of the house, why not head over to Briar Common? They’ve got a 3-course Valentine’s day dinner that includes a beer pairing. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day with the beer lover in your life!

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Denver Beer Co. Hires Former Avery Barrel Manager as Director of Innovation

January 28, 2021 |

The winds of change continue to blow through Colorado’s craft beer landscape. One of the state’s most esteemed industry veterans is making a high-profile change this February, as Andy Parker, former barrel-manager at Avery Brewing has been announced as Denver Beer Co.’s new Director of Innovation.

Parker joined Avery in 2002 and was part of recipe development for most beers produced during that time period. While at Avery, Parker also helped to launch and oversee the Boulder-based brewery’s award-winning barrel-aging program, which grew from 30 barrels at its inception in 2007, to over 4,000 barrels at its height.

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The PorchCast Ep 74 | Boulevard Brewing, Great Divide & Stout Month

January 28, 2021 |

In episode 74 of the PorchCast, we dove into some heady recent topics relating to Boulevard Brewing’s sexual harassment allegations and how they responded to those claims. It should be noted that almost concurrently as this episode was being aired, Boulevard Brewing issued a second updated statement where they did in fact acknowledge their fault in sexual harassment claims and clarified that the employee in question has been fired. This statement can be found on the company’s Facebook page.

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Novel Strand Brewing Releasing ALL CAPS Tribute to MF DOOM

January 27, 2021 |

Shrouded in mystery even through his recent passing, the iconic hip hop artist Daniel Dumile, who performed as MF DOOM, had a profound impact on the genre as a whole, in addition to his rabid fanbase.

A long time hip hop fan, Novel Strand co-founder and head brewer Tamir Danon, wanted to pay homage to the iconoclast, who he felt influenced hip hop artists and helped get a lot of people into the genre dating back to the early ’90s. Understanding the delicate nature of wanting to pay tribute without exploiting the artist’s passing can be a difficult balance, Danon wanted to ensure that the focus of the brand remains on the artists’ lyrics and talents. On the back label, Danon worked with an artist to transcribe lyrics from DOOM’s track, ALL CAPS with emphasis on particular words to translate the way it should be sung.

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Lost Friend Brewing Co. | The Bitter One West Coast IPA

January 22, 2021 |

Like many towns across the country, Colorado Springs has a thriving and growing brewery scene. New breweries, varied in beer styles and themes, seem to pop up every couple of months. All these new establishments share a couple of things in common: A love of brewing and a desire to share their vision of craft beer with the community. One such brewery was also founded on their love of our furry friends.

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BREAKING | Great Divide Intends to Sell RiNo Location & Consolidate Operations

January 21, 2021 |

Great Divide Brewing announced today that it will be consolidating production operations by moving all packaging and canning back to its original Arapahoe Street location in Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood.

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SweetWater Brewing Expands Distribution to Colorado

January 21, 2021 |

It’s been a monumental three months for SweetWater Brewing, which closed out the year in November by announcing that it had been acquired by Aphria Inc.(APHA), a leading global cannabis company based in Leamington, Ontario, Canada.

Now the Atlanta-based brewery is primed for rapid expansion and today announced that they are ready to launch throughout Colorado beginning February 1, 2021.

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More Than Beer | Root Shoot Craft Malting Connects With The Land

January 21, 2021 |

Sometimes the crafting of craft beer goes beyond the creativity and hard work of a brewer. Root Shoot Malting of Loveland, CO., is a family farm and craft maltster that supplies the Rocky Mountain region with craft malt and grains. In addition to providing quality ingredients today, Root Shoot is working to insure that their land remains available to grow grain for the beers of tomorrow.

Founded by Todd and Emily Olander, Root Shoot supplies barley, wheat, rye and corn to craft brewers and distillers. The Olanders grow these grains on their own 112-acre farm and approximately 1500 leased acres. Their malthouse then transforms much of the crop into a portfolio of craft malts using their own proprietary process. Read More

Wild Provisions Beer Project | 12°P Premium Pale Czech-Style Lager

January 20, 2021 |

Innovation in our modern craft beer world typically means more. More hops! More fruit! More marshmallow! More, more, more! That’s why it’s refreshing to see what brewers like Wild Provisions Beer Project out of Boulder, CO are doing to push the envelope on beer without jamming it full of fruit purée and Lucky Charms. What makes a beer like Wild Provisions 12°P Premium Pale Lager, or PPL, one of the best beers in the world is the fact that their beer is so… simple. No adjuncts, additives or flavoring agents. A real Reinheitsgebot poster child. 

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2020 Colorado Best in Beer Year-End Honors

January 19, 2021 |

Enough with the played-out 2020 tropes, we all know it was absolutely bonkers last year, so much so that this round-up of last year’s accolades comes almost a month late. With that in mind, we will fully admit that where … Read More

McClellan’s Brewing Co. | Wulver IPA

January 18, 2021 | 1

The IPA is easily one of the most lauded, debated, romanticized and scrutinized beer styles the world has ever known. Passionate beer brewers and drinkers alike have experienced the rise of the American IPA as a dominant force in the beer market starting with the American craft beer revolution and continuing as an influence in craft beer internationally. Many are familiar with the abridged IPA origin story: IPA evolved as a high alcohol, massively hopped beer, conditioned during the long sea voyage from England to India. While that tells part of the story, McClellan’s Brewing Company’s Wulver IPA also plays a part in that story, and it’s a delicious way for both IPA and non-IPA drinkers to connect with the history of the style.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/14

January 14, 2021 |

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 to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Even though it’s a whole new year, it sure feels like 2020 is trying to hold us in its grasp. But one thing 2020 can’t stop is new beer releases to start the year! Now that Colorado allows breweries and restaurants to reopen limited capacity indoor seating, get out there and support your favorite breweries, and maybe try one of these new releases.

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Dry January? Here’s How You Can Still Support Your Favorite Breweries

January 14, 2021 |

January is often a popular month for craft beer drinkers to take some time off from the “hobby.” It’s important to be able to do so and to drink in amounts where you’re comfortable. We recently offered 30 Reasons Why You Should Skip Dry January in 2021, but if you are taking the time completely off, you can still help your local breweries. Read More

Behind the Beer Scene | Sleeping Giant Explains Contract Brewing

January 14, 2021 |

Although it’s one of Colorado’s top five independent craft brewers by volume, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company neither serves nor sells beer onsite. While this may seem counter-intuitive, Sleeping Giant is a dedicated contract brewer, meaning it only produces beer for other breweries–it has no beer brand of its own. Matthew Osterman, founder and owner, recently discussed this important and little-understood part of the craft brewing industry.

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