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Ultimate 6er | Six Beers For Six Colorado Lakes

July 7, 2021 |

July is Lake Appreciation Month across our great nation! The North American Lake Management Society sponsors this event each year and hopes everyone will take time to enjoy lakes in their home states. Here in Colorado, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Lake & Reservoir Management Association are getting in on the action by hosting Lakes Appreciation Day 2021 at Barr Lake on July 10. Bring the whole family for park maintenance projects, fun activities, and free lunch (now we have your attention)!

Here at Porchdrinking.com, we also want folks in the great state of Colorado to get out and take part. Whether you are fishing, boating, or falling asleep in a giant inflatable unicorn, fun at the lake is always best enjoyed with a brewski in hand. Here are six beers we recommend drinking from breweries close to some of the state’s best lakes! Read More

KettleHouse Brewing Co. | MPS Pool Ale

July 6, 2021 |

KettleHouse Brewing Co. is teaming up with legendary Seattle-based rock band, Pearl Jam, to launch MPS Pool Ale, a limited-edition Pale Ale brewed with Lemondrop Hops (5% ABV). The collaboration is a tribute to the 2018 Pearl Jam concert in Missoula, MT at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, which streamed for the first time in June 2021. A portion of the proceeds from MPS Pool Ale sales will be donated to Montana Pool Service (MPS), a non-profit founded by Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, who was born and raised in Montana. MPS organizes and funds world-class skateparks in rural and isolated communities for young people.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4th of July Weekend

July 1, 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.

Guess what’s happening this weekend! It’s the 4th of July… wait did you cheat and read that on the title? Either way, it’s going to be a great weekend of drinking beer, grilling and possibly lighting off some fireworks. Be careful though, I like fireworks as much as the next person, but you don’t want to be that guy that ends up starting a wildfire. So get out there this weekend and have some fun, without burning down the state, that is.

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Oni | New Hokkaido

July 1, 2021 |

New Hokkaido might be a new brewery name for many, so allow me to make the introduction. New Hokkaido is a phantom brewery based out of Mountains Walking in Bozeman, Montana. The brewery integrates Japanese culture into their label designs, beer names and how they brew. They also incorporate rice into all of their beers.

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Troubadour Maltings Brings Craft Ideas to All Stages of Brewing

June 29, 2021 |

Craft beer enthusiasts are never short on things to say about the beer they are drinking. Whether it’s praise for their favorite under-the-radar brewer, an ode to the specific blend of hops used in their favorite IPA or their witty tasting notes to be added to their Untapped, there are a myriad of details to discuss when talking about craft beer. With this in mind, beer enthusiasts often overlook one of the most core components: malt. Read More

2021 WeldWerks Invitational Announces Brewery Line-Up & Ticket Sale Dates

June 28, 2021 |

Nearly two months after announcing the return of the WeldWerks Invitational, WeldWerks Brewing Company has the details we really need: which breweries are going, and when do tickets go on sale?

While national protocols are still far from established, WeldWerks took the past couple months to iron out some of the finer details related to the pandemic in addition to developing a code of conduct for attendees. The latter came in response to Brienne Allan’s recent movement to expose sexism, misogyny, and harassment within the industry, and WeldWerks, which was not named, decided to take the proactive approach to ensure a safe festival-going experience.

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Colorado Legislature Helps Craft Breweries Bounce Back

June 28, 2021 |

The Colorado legislature ended their 2021 session in early June, having passed four bills that will help Colorado craft breweries recover from the pandemic and grow. Several bills take effect near-term, while others roll into place later in the year. Additionally, two of the bills will give craft beer lovers more options to get ahold of their favorites. Read More

New Belgium Brewing + Samuel Adams | Love Conquers Ale

June 28, 2021 |

Pride month is well under way and the time to celebrate love and inclusion is upon us. In celebration, New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) and Samuel Adams (Boston, MA) have released a limited series collaboration ale like no other. Love Conquers Ale is a Gose-style ale brewed with a unique mix of ingredients: coriander, sea salt, basil-infused lime peel, and blackberries. Read More

What We’re Drinking | June 24, 2021

June 25, 2021 |

Summer is settling in quite nice albeit incredibly hot already. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s nice to be able to do stuff this year when thinking back on how last summer was during the height of the pandemic. Baseball is on, bars are open and taprooms are calling your name! Lagers and Seltzers are sure to dominate pool patios and beach trips. To make sure we aren’t slacking on our end, check out our beers of the last two weeks. Here is What We’re Drinking:

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Black Bottle Brewery | Friar Chuck Kölsch

June 24, 2021 |

Black Bottle Brewery has been cranking out a wide variety of beer in Midtown Fort Collins, Colorado since they first opened their doors in 2012. One of those beers — a local favorite and one of their top selling brews — is their year-round Friar Chuck Kölsch. In addition to having their beer on tap, they are also a full service gastropub with a full bar and guest beverages that round out their 40 line tap list. Before we pop the top on Friar Chuck Kölsch, let’s briefly unpack the Kölsch style.
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The PorchCast Ep 81 | Chris Black – Falling Rock Tap House

June 23, 2021 |

This weekend we broke news that the historic Falling Rock Tap House would be closing after 24 years as one of the most iconic craft beer bars in the country. On Monday, we were honored to be joined by Falling Rock’s co-founder Chris Black, who spent some time reflecting on some of the establishment’s beginnings, some of the more memorable stories throughout its incredible run, while also shedding some insight into their decision to close.

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N.E.W. Ales Brewing | #AlphabetMafia Hazy Pale Ale

June 23, 2021 |

A new beer from N.E.W. Ales Brewing in Middletown, Ohio reclaims a sometimes controversial phrase to celebrate Pride Month. #AlphabetMafia is a 4.9% ABV Hazy Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Colorado’s Goldspot Brewing. Both breweries are woman- and LGBTQ-owned, and the beer’s name references a term coined as a barb toward the LGBTQIA+ community that has since been adopted by many of the community’s members.

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Bierstadt Lagerhaus | Slow Pour Pils

June 21, 2021 |

What is a beer if nothing more than a vessel to take your mind away from life’s troubles even if only for one pivotal, refreshing moment? Bierstadt Lagerhaus’ Slow Pour Pils affirms this notion of blissful escapism with an execution so perfect that you hardly need to think about the beer itself. 

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Wah Gwaan Brewing Brings Caribbean Influences to Denver

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Growing up in The Bronx, Harsha Maragh was surrounded by Caribbean music, food, and neighbors as the daughter of two Jamaican immigrants. But after moving to Denver, she found the Mile High City lacking the cultural vibrancy that influenced her … Read More

Six Summer Beers to Help Beat the Heat from Molly’s Spirits

June 18, 2021 |

It’s hot… so hot in hrrr. As much of the country continues to experience this blistering heatwave, Coloradoans have been battling 100+ degree days. When hopping in a pool still feels like wading in a hot tub the only other … Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/17

June 17, 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.

We’re hitting some record temperatures this week in Colorado, but do you know what’s really nice on a hot day? That’s right, some cold aloe… oh, and a cold beer at your favorite brewery! Beat the heat this weekend and show all of the local breweries how glad you are that they’re back open at full capacity.

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Seedstock Brewery | Kölsch

June 16, 2021 |

Kölsch beer is typically known as a summer beer for its clean, refreshing character and easy drinkability. Seedstock Brewery’s German-style Kölsch hits all of those highlights. making it a great choice for a lazy afternoon sitting on the brewery’s spacious patio watching Denver’s West Colfax Avenue wildlife.

Of course, Kölsch’s true home is Cologne (Köln) Germany, where the brew is typically served in small 200-milliliter glasses — approximately 6 ¾ ounces. Various theories exist regarding the purpose of this. The most common is that as a summer beer, frequent cold fresh pours keep drinkers from consuming warm brew. Seedstock takes a more generous attitude, however, and offers the beer in full pint glasses Read More

The PorchCast Ep 80 | Lady Justice Brewing

June 9, 2021 |

In episode 80 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Korey and Bryant welcomed Betsy Lay and Alison Wisneski of Lady Justice Brewing to reflect the outpouring of stories of misogyny, sexism, harassment and assault that have emerged from Brienne Allan’s Instagram stories.

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Brewery Showcase | Jade Mountain Brewery & Teahouse

June 8, 2021 |

It’s been a long path for Sean Guerrero to reach the grand opening of Jade Mountain Brewery & Teahouse in Aurora, CO. The brewery, which blends American and Asian culture in its beers, celebrates its opening weekend starting on June 11, 2021. Along the way, Guerrero’s journey spanned 13 years, two continents, a pandemic and countless test batches of beer. Read More

Sparge Brewing Co. | Crushable Cream Ale

June 4, 2021 |

Sparge Brewing Co. has swiftly become one of the hottest spots to visit just north of Fort Collins, in Wellington, CO. They flourish their taps with six staple beers and consistent yet constant rotating seasonals and pilot brews. They have more than adequately displayed their ability to make and create beers of all varieties and styles, and they really seem to be popular all their own.

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