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Empourium Brewing Joins Denver’s Bustling Tennyson St. Neighborhood

April 1, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The idea was years in the making. The lease was signed 14 months ago. But now, finally, Greg and Sara Fetzer’s dream is here.

Empourium Brewing Company, the newest brewery in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood, celebrated its soft opening on Friday, March 29, and locals lined the bar not even an hour after the doors officially opened.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 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

Collaboration Fest 2019: It Takes Two To Make A Brew Go Right

March 21, 2019 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Like most good friendships, Denver’s Collaboration Festival has only gotten better with age. This past weekend we celebrated its sixth year with over 100 creative and delicious collaborations amongst 200+ different breweries. The rules for participation were as laidback as the festival vibe itself: each beer needed to be a collaboration between at least two breweries, and at least one brewery in the team needed to be a member of the Colorado Brewer’s Guild. Beyond that, the sky was the limit.

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Adamant Brewing & Blending Opens in Boulder’s Former Cellar West

March 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It’s not immediately clear where Adamant Brewing and Blending, tucked deep into an industrial pocket of North Boulder, is among the dozen or so nondescript cement facades in a lot full of warehouses.

But beneath a black awning, next to a small, yellow Brewers Association sticker in the lone window guarded by black bars, lies Boulder’s newest brewery and the “cousin” to VisionQuest, a brewery borne from a homebrew shop on the East side of the city. Adam Kandle, co-owner and co-founder of both, calls VisionQuest the cousin, and not sister, because breweries know no gender.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 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

The Big Reveal to Crown Colorado’s Best IPA in Unique Blind Tasting

March 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

We’re stripping away all the labels, obscuring the flashy names, and getting back to basics with a good old fashioned blind tasting event to crown Colorado’s best traditional American-style IPA (sorry Brut and Hazy fans, your time will come eventually).

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2 Row Brewing | Divine Lunacy Belgian Quad

March 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Brian Coleman chuckles when asked how the name Divine Lunacy, a decadent Belgian Quad, came about.

“When I think of Belgian beers,” the 2 Row Brewing president and brewmaster says, “I think of crazy monks getting drunk and having a good time.”

But that’s not the only reason 2 Row landed on the heavenly name, he admits.

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Old121 Brewhouse Opening in Lakewood’s Former Caution Brewing Spot

March 14, 2019 | 1

It’s incredible what can be accomplished over post-shift drinks, new friendships, new relationships, new business plans, and in the case of Old121 Brewhouse, ironically enough, a new brewery.

Lakewood, Colorado’s fifth largest city, technically a municipality of Denver, is about … Read More

Great Frontier Brewing Co. | Oak Street IPA

March 14, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Many breweries open with hopes to win a GABF Gold Medal; but not many open due to creating a GABF Gold-winning recipe. However, that’s exactly the case for Great Frontier‘s Mike Plungis.

Great Frontier Brewing Company is located in Lakewood, Colorado. Since opening over three years ago, their focus is on brewing gluten-free and gluten-reduced beers. The inception of the brewery and its beers, like the Oak Street IPA, all came about in a unique fashion.

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We’re Giving Away Tickets to Saturday’s 2019 Collaboration Fest

March 12, 2019 |

122 collaboration projects, uniting 195 breweries spanning 41 different states, along with two international breweries. Collaboration Fest returns this Saturday, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Denver.

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Event Preview | A Salted Cucumber Returns

March 12, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only green-themed boozy celebration this month. Stem Ciders is feting the return of A Salted Cucumber, one of its most popular seasonal releases, with parties at both its RiNo taproom and its Acreage restaurant in Lafayette, Colorado.

Produced in collaboration with Denver-based The Real Dill, A Salted Cucumber is a Gose-style cider first created two years ago in honor of the pickle company’s five-year anniversary. Stem will be selling 10-ounce pours for $5 throughout the day and night on Saturday, March 16 at its RiNo location. Read More

Envy Brewing Joins Fort Collins’ Storied Brewery Landscape

March 11, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Envy Brewing is the newest watering hole to open in Fort Collins, but don’t be mistaken—they’re drawing from a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the business. Brian Connery, Envy’s head brewer, has been in the industry for 22 years. The brewery opened last Friday so we chatted with Brian about his past, present, and future in the beer industry. Read More

Event Preview | 2019 Wynkoop Day of Dorks Festival Pour List

March 8, 2019 |

Celebrating uniqueness is a cornerstone of the American craft beer industry. From foraged ingredients to revived ancient ales, new pilot hop varieties, and yes even pastry stouts, American brewers have brought a new level of innovation to the industry through … Read More

McClellan’s and Pink Boots Society Team Up For International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s no coincidence that on today, International Women’s Day, you’re reading about McClellan’s Brewing Company. Located in Fort Collins, CO, McClellan’s is a small brewery located in a shopping center at the northwest side of town. Their simple facade belies a cozy interior and an impressive brew list that specializes in cask ales. McClellan’s recently collaborated on a squarrel-aged brown ale that will be featured at the upcoming Collaboration Fest in Denver on March 16th. Since their collaboration goal was to highlight and empower women in the craft beer industry, they had an easy choice on who to collaborate with: the Pink Boots Society. Read More

The Big Reveal Tickets On Sale | Crown Colorado’s Best Traditional IPA

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

The Colorado Brewers Guild has partnered with PorchDrinking.com and Union Station to launch the debut of The Big Reveal, taking place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, during the 2019 Colorado Craft Beer Week. Tickets are on sale NOW!

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Brewery Showcase | Something Brewery

March 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Located in the heart of Brighton, CO, Something Brewery has been pleasing craft beer lovers since they opened the doors of their tasting room in 2015. With extraordinary service and outstanding beers, there’s no doubt why they’re such a popular brewery. The music and ambiance fosters a welcoming and fun atmosphere, leaving you wanting to stay and hang out with your friends and family; you may even make some new friends while you’re there!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 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

Kiitos Brewing | The Tangerine Dream

March 6, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Breweries across the nation have entered an epoch of mass experimentation. Classic Lagers have given way to the Haze Craze, and every next head brewer is trying to out-do the last. While these pioneers have been a driving force in expanding our perceptions about what a beer can be, Utah continues to lag. However, while most of us are busy trying to make sense of Utah’s alcohol legislation, Kiitos Brewing continues to keep pace with industry leaders.

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2019 Collaboration Fest Pour List Reveals Extreme Experimentation

March 6, 2019 |

In an age when beer festivals have become a dime a dozen, Collaboration Fest remains a bastion of creativity and innovation. With 122 collaboration projects, uniting 195 breweries spanning 41 different states, along with two international breweries, this year’s Collaboration … Read More

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Spirit of Revolt

March 5, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

With Women’s History Month upon us and International Women’s Day right around the corner, let’s start by making a toast to all of the incredible women in craft beer. Brewers, brewery owners, marketing managers, sales reps, brand ambassadors, bartenders, writers and teachers: Cheers to ALL of you!

You’re likely wondering the best way to celebrate; even if you weren’t, don’t worry—I’ve got you.
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