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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 30, 2016

November 30, 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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Anniversaries – Shout out to Something Brewing as they are celebrating their 1st Anniversary.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – None this week; Take a chance to visit a new restaurant or brewpub and pair it with a new beer.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Double Dry Hopped Juicy Bits, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Maple and Pecan/ Funk Yo Festivus, Imperial Variants of Something Came for You in the Mail TodayCherry Gose.

Festivals – Hoppy Holidays.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Robot LibertarianSalyut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Grist/Root Shoot Malt Collaboration Pale Ale,Strange Claw and Lens FlareFATE Brewing Company Membership.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Potato Chip Extravaganza.

Tap Takeovers – None this week.  Read More

14er Brewing Company | Rocky Mountain Saison

November 28, 2016 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5% | IBU: 29

As a natural born citizen of Colorado, I am one of the few who has never left (or plan on leaving) this wonderful state. From hiking, tailgating at a football game, or munching down at my favorite Denver Mexican restaurant, I have cemented myself into the thriving Denver culture. All these can of course be enjoyed while drinking a cool refreshing craft beer. Recently I was introduced to one Denver’s newest craft breweries, 14er Brewing. My reward for climbing a Colorado 14er is to drink a beer at the top from an environmentally friendly crushable can, so just hearing the name immediately caught my attention.
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Mother Road Brewing Co. | Tower Station IPA

November 25, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 7.3% | IBU: 70

I am stepping out of my usual domain a bit here, but a recent trip to Arizona required I write about an Arizona beer. In the week we spent between Scottsdale, Sedona and Flagstaff I was extremely surprised to see how much the beer scene had grown. Scottsdale and the entire Phoenix area had a tom of new breweries. Arizona Wilderness stood out and is worthy of its own article, however I was even more surprised to see what was brewing in Flagstaff. My favorite brewery in town was Mother Road Brewing Co.

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Where to Buy Bourbon County Stout in Colorado This Black Friday

November 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout will once again hit Colorado bars and liquor stores later this week during their yearly Black Friday release. While BCBS hunting on Black Friday has become a bit of a national tradition as of late, last year’s BCBS came under fire after a incidents of infection occurring amongst select batches of the beer. That said, our staff was treated to a sneak peek of this year’s lineup and all indications are that BCBS is back in a big way.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 23, 2016

November 23, 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.

It’s almost that time of the year when you get to gather around friends and family willingly or unwillingly to stuff your face with a weeks worth of food. If you are need of a beer or three to help ease the pain or to enjoy with friends and family be sure to check out our list of beers to pair with your Thanksgiving meal.

(More: 6 Beers to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Meal)

It’s also that time of the year when hordes of people will make the pilgrimage out to shop on Black Friday. Instead of fighting through thousands of people to get that 4k TV or Bourbon County beer that you gotta have, shop online, opt for an adventure outside, or even better check out one of the many Black Friday beer events going on around the Denver metro area. My good friend Cory has put together a sick list of all the happenings around Denver as well as be sure to check out the calendar of other events going on this week including the grand opening of Green Mountain Beer Company.

(More: Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday)

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Denver Beer Beat | Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday

November 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Denverites… what do you know about some Black Friday releases? Don’t chase that BCBS around town, (or do, we don’t want to tell you what to do) instead, look for these equally impressive/rare craft beer releases and Black Friday hang sessions. We’ve got your complete guide on Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday in the city of Denver so that you can shop local while still sipping on the absolute best. You can also find a full calendar of listings over in our event calendar page. Happy Hunting!

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Event Recap | The Brewer’s Table at New Belgium Beer Dinner

November 18, 2016 |

Roughly 50 lucky diners got a double sneak peek November 9 at The Brewer’s Table dinner at New Belgium. Attendees enjoyed an unforgettable six course meal, featuring preview dishes from The Brewer’s Table, a restaurant and brew pub opening in Austin early … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 17, 2016

November 17, 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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Anniversaries – Shout out to Oskar Blues as they are celebrating their 14th CANiversary and The Denver Bicycle Cafe as they are celebrating their 5 year birthday.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – None this week; Take a chance to visit a new restaurant or brewpub and pair it with a new beer.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Whiskey Barrel Aged Hazelnut Coffee Porter, Amigos con Beneficios, Snowed In, and Dui Cochi.

Festivals – Day of Darks and Ski Wax Party.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Three Floyds Dreadnaught and More Dodge Less Ram & Honeyman 14.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range. Stayed tuned for next week as Green Mountain Brewing Company will be opening in Lakewood.

Pairings – Chef n Brew, Thanksgiving Pie and Beer Pairing, and Beer and Pie Tasting.

Tap Takeovers – Crooked Stave “Clean” Beer Takeover. Read More

Event Preview | 2016 Chef & Brew

November 16, 2016 |

Colorado brewmasters and chefs team up this Thursday to push the boundaries of beer and food pairings at the 5th annual Chef & Brew festival and competition. More than 20 pairs of culinary collaborators will compete to knock the socks off … Read More

Denver Preview of 2016 Bourbon County Variants

November 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Early November is a confusing time of year. The weather is unpredictable leaving you perpetually under/overdressed. Thanks to daylight savings, it’s probably dark when you leave the office. Then there are elections to worry about. When somebody offers a clear win like drinking 13%+ ABV beers on a Thursday night, you just say yes.

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Denver Beer Co. | Chocolate Coconut Graham Cracker Porter

November 10, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 8%

Denver Beer Co.’s Chocolate Coconut Graham Cracker Porter: the name is a mouthful and so is the beer itself. In celebration of DBC’s 5th anniversary, they brewed an amped-up version of one of their flagship beers. This fun twist on the Graham Cracker Porter is aged on vanilla beans with chocolate and coconut. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 9, 2016

November 9, 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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Anniversaries – Shout out to 105 West Brewing Company, Cerebral Brewing, Alpine Dog Brewing Company, Locavore Beerwerks and Cedar Creek Pub as they are celebrating their anniversaries this week!

Beer Dinners/Brunch – 4 Noses Brewing @ Alamo Drafthouse, Full Sail Brewing @ Dunbar Kitchen and Taphouse,  Craft Beer Dinner @ CY Steak, and Steak Dinner @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Chardonnay BA Dreamy ThingFunk the Man #4 and Mr. SandmanMidnight StrikesLittle Nonsense, Huguenot Colonial Sour Saison, Oh Snap, and Big Bad Baptista and Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist.

Festivals – Nitro Fest,  GABF Leftover Beerfest, Great Colorado Medals Festival, and Preseason Tune-up Party.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – 1916 Colorado Lager and Figgy Noir.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.

Pairings – Art and Beer @ Epic Brewing Company

Tap Takeovers – Through the Woods

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Event Recap | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 7, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The 2016 Bacon and Beer festival once again showcased some of the more inventive applications of bacon in the culinary realm paired with standout Colorado craft beers. This year’s event taking place at the Glitterdome located off Brighton Boulevard in the River North District, included a healthy mix of impressive new restaurants, as well as a balanced representation from new and old Colorado breweries.

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The PorchCast | Ep 27 Mockery Brewing

November 4, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In celebrating Mockery Brewing’s 2nd year anniversary, we met up with co-founder Zach Rabun for Episode 27 of the PorchCast. Tristan and Jesse were also joined by the newest co-host, Hunter Grondin. The trio also touched on the flurry of beer news that has dropped since our last episode, including a recap of our highs and lows during GABF, Anheuser-Busch’s continued aggression in the craft beer world, Todd Haug’s departure from Surly, and Dick Yuengling’s support of Trump.

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Colorado Beer Release Radar | November 2016

November 3, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Sharing is caring, and the beer radar is back for another month of sharing news of the best craft beer releases coming to the Denver market in November. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced.

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Event Preview | Upslope Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

November 2, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What: Upslope Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, Colorado 80301

Over the past eight years many beer lovers have come to identify Upslope Brewing Company with their ability to excel in core styles, like Craft Lager and Brown Ale. While those stylistically proficient mainstays continue to hold up several years later, what’s made Upslope truly shine in recent years can be seen through their seasonal offerings such as their Thai White IPA and Blood Orange Saison.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 2, 2016

November 2, 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.

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday so do you yourself a favor and hit the snooze button, you deserve it. Before we all have to deal with getting home from work in the dark make sure to check out some of the awesome events going on the the Denver area this week. Shout out to FERMÆNTRAGrist Brewing CompanyMockery Brewing105 West Brewing Company and Upslope Brewing Company as they are all celebrating their anniversaries this week! Also make sure to check out Denver Bacon and Beer at the Glitter Dome this weekend. Is there anything better than bacon and beer?

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Event Preview | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 1, 2016 |

What: 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Glitter Dome 3600 Wynkoop St | Denver, CO 80216

There may not be a more divine combination fit for consumption, than the pairing of finely … Read More

Renegade Brewing Company | Pancakes Maple Porter

October 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 6%

Every year around mid-September the leaves start to change color, the air gets a crisp nip, and the shelves of your local liquor store turn bright orange with the annual onslaught of pumpkin beers. There’s nothing wrong with that; these beers have their place in my belly and my heart. But, there’s only so much gourd one man can consume. If only there were a pumpkin-free beer built for the fall. Enter: Renegade Brewing Company’s Pancakes Maple Porter.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 26th, 2016

October 26, 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.

It’s Halloween, Samhain, All Hallows Eve and the time marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. When the veil between the worlds is thin, we attempt to travel between those worlds. The easiest way to travel between those worlds is time travel (we haven’t figured this one out yet, you?!) OR travel by way of partying down in celebration. We have a few celebrations you may want to get out to to see if time travel is possible!

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