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Op-Ed from Breckenridge Brewery & Anheuser Busch’s The High End

June 17, 2016 | 7 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

If the results of last week’s shakeup involving the Colorado Brewers Guild, and the newly formed Craft Beer Colorado were any indication, the craft beer industry has fallen on confusing time. While the rift between the two groups derived from a number of varying factors, one of the key points of contention involved the fact that Anheuser-Busch owned, Breckenridge Brewery’s, Todd Usry still remains a CBG board member. Read More

Epic Brewing Company | Sour Brainless on Peaches

June 17, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV 7.4%

A few years back, Epic Brewing Company did the unthinkable. They took classic beers from their standard lineup and messed with ’em! They released a handful of ‘wild’ versions of their fruit beers that we all know so well. The already natural funky flavors in the beer must have sparked the imagination of a creative brewer.

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Event Preview | Avery Sour Fest Pour List

June 16, 2016 |

Avery’s Sour Fest returns this weekend for its 6th iteration and it’ll be another tremendous showcase of both national and local pucker inducing gems. This year’s lineup features a monster haul of tremendous Avery sours, however there are also several … Read More

Brewery Showcase | WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, CO)

June 15, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Greeley, CO looks and feels much like any of the other needle pinned micro communities that dot a map of the U.S.—so much so, that its slogan reads, “An All-America City”. With its deep roots in agriculture, livestock, and community, Greeley has developed a equally misguided stigma that has become hard to shake. But make no mistake, Greeley is no mere cowtown, at least not when it comes to beer.

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Ultimate 6er | Summer Sport and Beer Pairings

June 15, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Beer and food pairing is becoming an ever more-relevant skill, and we’ve seen an increasing number of culinary programs now require finely-tuned beer pairing skills just as they do with wine. Outside professional realms, beer pairing skills will help you put a damn tasty and impressive meal on the table, and it’s hard to surpass that satisfaction. So why shouldn’t we possess the same care and consideration when we pair a beer with experience? We’re not here to tell you that beer and outdoor activities go great together. That’s already ridiculously obvious. But carefully selecting your beer by factoring in the day’s physical activities can also be a refined skill, similar to choosing your dish’s boozy soulmate.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 15th, 2016

June 15, 2016 | 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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PorchDrinking Playlist | 1987

June 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It’s always interesting to group a bunch of similar items together and see how they compare — like getting your friends together for a delicious IPA bottle share, or sitting around discussing who the greatest quarterback of all time is. Time to revisit one of our first ever PorchDrinking playlists. We put together a playlist full of artists who were all born in 1986 and it was interesting to hear the common themes in the music. Let’s go back in time again… to 1987! Read More

Event Recap | Great Divide 22nd Anniversary Party

June 14, 2016 |

95 degrees and not a complaint in the world. That pretty much sums up Saturday’s Great Divide 22nd Anniversary party. On a day when festival goers could have been deterred by sweltering temperatures, one of Denver’s old guard breweries showed that … Read More

Kokopelli Beer Company | Hop Slugger IPA

May 24, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 70

Baseball and beer — two of America’s favorite pastimes, amirite?

Rick and Christine, head brewer and owner of Kokopelli Beer Company, respectively, started brewing Hop Slugger way back in their home brewing days — when the idea of opening a brewery was just that: an idea. However, they’ve continued to brew this same recipe over the years because it’s always been such a hit with their friends, family, and now customers. The Hop Slugger IPA has won two gold medals at state-wide competitions… it’s easy to see why this beer is such a home run.

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2 Days, 2 Nights of Craft Beer in Denver

March 3, 2016 |

*Header photo by Kyle Cooper, on behalf of 303 Magazine*

Special thanks to Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project for capturing such iconic photos of Denver’s beer scene.

2 Days and 2 Nights of Craft Beer In Denver

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Behind the Scenes at Rocky Mountain Barrel Company

October 26, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Innovation and experimentation is the name of the craft beer game. The best craft breweries are always looking for ways to make great beers that showcase incredible flavors and unique characteristics. One of the more popular ways to experiment has been with barrel-aged beers. But have you ever wondered where all those barrels come from? We did, so we recently paid a visit to Rocky Mountain Barrel Company, where Sales Manager & Chief Barrel Slinger, Noah Steingraeber, told us all about the barrel business and how they help breweries to create great barrel-aged beer.  Read More

Odell Brewing Company | Piña Agria

September 23, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 7

Around this time of year, I usually start pining for Odell Brewing Company’s yearly offering of the Friek, a sour ale made with cherries and raspberries. However, Odell recently debuted another beer from their Cellar Series, the Piña Agria, and it’s all I want to drink right now.

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The Brewtography Project | Eddyline Brewing Company

September 18, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This week we showcase Dustin Hall’s photography of Eddyline Brewing Company in Buena Vista, Colorado. The Brewtography Project aims to capture the essence of the craft beer industry by visual storytelling, which is why we are so drawn to his work. Each week we’ll take you through some of his pieces but for more of what Dustin is working on visit The Brewtography Project.

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Verboten Brewing | Pure Imagination Double Oatmeal Stout

February 26, 2015 |

Verboten Brewing | Pure Imagination Double Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 6% | IBU: 32

This is a sponsored post from Small Batch Liquors, Denver, CO.

This review has been a long time coming. Verboten Brewing has been on the PorchDrinking radar … Read More

Wynkoop Brewing Company | Barrel Aged Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout

January 1, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Who’s got the biggest… cans of them all? In walks Wynkoop’s Barrel Aged Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout in 19.2oz cans. Sure their can itself may not be the” largest” format craft can, but its “contents” may just be the most coveted this side of the Vanilla Rye-filled Mississippi.

Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with notes of wood and vanilla and… wait, what am I drinking? What is a Rocky Mountain Oyster? Hold on, what? Calf fries, swinging steaks, prairie oysters, cowboy caviar, criadillas in Mexico, Montana tendergroins, dusted nuts, bull fries or swinging beef? You’re kidding, right?!

ABV: 7.8%
IBU: 30-70
SRM: 30-40
BPB (balls per barrel): 3

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Epic Brewing | Big Bad Baptist

December 31, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 11.2%

Big Bad Baptist | Batch #44 Charming Beard

Who says you can’t get a good beer in Utah? We think Utah is crafting some exceptional beer.

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Odell Brewing | Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout

February 25, 2014 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 8.5%

I am not sure which is more exciting, Odell Brewing Company‘s chocolate milk stout known as Lugene or the story behind its name. It is no secret that Fort Collins produces a lot of spent grain in order to make beer, and it all has to go somewhere. For the past decade, the spent grain from Odell’s has been picked up by local farmer, Lugene Sas to feed his dairy cows at Taft Hill Dairy. That’s an entire two truckloads a day! The staff at Odell even made a fun photo editorial of the process to show how it is used.  Read More

Left Hand Brewing | Nitro Milk Stout

June 25, 2013 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This post originally appeared as one of the first posts on PorchDrinking when we launched FOUR Years Ago. We wanted to share this again, because Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout is a phenomenal Colorado beer and because many of you all have joined us since we first launched. For those who have followed us since the beginning thanks for your support and we hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.

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Avery Brewing Company | Ale to the Chief

November 6, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 8.1%

If there is one issue our nation can come together on, it might just be the right to drink great beer. Avery Brewing Company has resurrected their Presidential Pale Ale from 2008 to commemorate this year’s heated race. This drink pours a regal golden color and tasters are hit with that initial hop bite. But that bitterness quickly mellows to a sweeter malty light finish.
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