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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 |

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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New Year’s Eve Parties – So many parties to choose from!!! Take your time browsing the list to choose your favorite place or maybe even hit up a couple. Finn’s Manor, Ratio BeerworksThe Crafty Fox, Odd13 Brewing,  Odyssey Beerwerks, Brewability Lab, Avanti F&B, Fiction Beer Company, Wibby Brewing, Freshcraft, Declaration Brewing, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, CAUTION: Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Company, Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company and Beryl’s Beer Co.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – NYE Beer Dinner at Breckenridge Farm House, Black Tie Beer Dinner at Copper Kettle Brewing Company, BRU Beer Dinner and Holiday Hangover Party at Epic.

Beer Education – No time for edumucation this week with all these awesome NYE parties. Check back next year.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Depravity Peanut Butter Cup Stout

Festivals – Week of Lagers and Smash Bros (N64) Tourney

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Ratio Comedy, NYE Cherry Pie Firkin, Secret Chat Room and Single Hope Citra.

Grand Openings – Cellar West Artisan Ales

Pairings – None this week, but check out the NYE parties as many breweries and beer bars are having food specials.

Tap Takeovers – No tap takeovers this week, but stay tuned next year. Read More

Wicked Weed Signs with Elite Brands for Colorado Relaunch

December 27, 2016 |

When Wicked Weed announced that it would be entering the Colorado market this August, they signed with CR Goodman, a local distributor focused on growing special craft beer brands. A month later, CR Goodman was purchased by national conglomerate Breakthru … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 21, 2016

December 21, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc. Read More

12 Beers of Christmas | Vision Quest Brewery | The Magical Liopleurodon

December 15, 2016 |

7.0% ABV

Who doesn’t love a good holiday beer?! For myself specifically, I look for something either reminiscent of hot cocoa or coffee this time of the year. I want a drink that makes me feel like I could hold it close, like a recently opened present, while sitting in front of the fire surrounded by loved ones, (who are obviously all in matching pajamas) on Christmas morning. Yes, my holiday beer must be a brew with cozy flavors I can sip slowly, while watching my younger sister Jamie unwrap the EXACT Furby that I wanted (no, wait, sorry that was in 1998).

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc. Read More

Oskar Blues Releasing Rum Barrel-Aged Death By Coconut & Ten Fidy

December 13, 2016 |

As craft beer continues to grow, some of its biggest breweries, brewers and even beers have begun garnering cult-status followings. 2016 has been an especially massive year for cult-ish following beers across the country. From Casey Brewing and Blending & Side … Read More

Event Preview | Yak & Yeti Thali Beer Dinner

December 12, 2016 |

Yak & Yeti has been satisfying foodies in the Denver Metro area for more than 15 years with delicious Indian and Nepalese food, and in 2008 they began catching the eye of beer geeks when they first kicked off their in-house brewing program. They have now created an event that will satisfy anyone who falls anywhere on the Venn diagram between culinary pro and beer fanatic with their Thali Beer Dinners, the first of which will take place Tuesday, December 13 at the Yak & Yeti Arvada Brewpub.

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Ultimate 6er | Mountain Town Beers

December 8, 2016 |

I’m one of those people who has always felt at home in mountains. Some people feel at home in the water, some in the city, some on the farm. For me, I feel more at ease and a bit of nostalgia even if I’m in mountains I’ve never visited before. In the summer, I like to hike and backpack and in the winter I snowboard – in any season, a refreshing beer is a great way to cap off an adventurous day! Luckily, here in Colorado it seems that every small town has it’s own brewery or at least a taphouse to find some delicious drafts.

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Denver Beer Co. | Drama Queen Saison Aged in Wine Barrels

December 8, 2016 |

ABV: 8.3%

I don’t mean to be dramatic, but I think they’ve named this beer wrong. With a name like, “Drama Queen”, you’d expect this 8.3% barrel-aged saison to be too boozy, quick to fly off the handle with overly pronounced flavors. No, she is far too balanced to be called a drama queen.

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Event Recap | 2016 Chef & Brew

December 8, 2016 |

If there’s one word to describe the Denver area beer community, it has to be collaboration. Competition here is defined not by diminishing or undermining other breweries and their successes, but instead by using those successes as inspiration and motivation … Read More

New Belgium Dayblazer Taking on Big Beer and Introducing New Beer Lineup

December 7, 2016 |

As we’ve seen over the past three years, the likes of Constellation, North American Breweries, Heineken USA, Duvel Moortgat, Oskar Blues, Craft Beer Alliance, Kirin, along with countless other brewery conglomerates and private equity firms, have all joined the craft beer arms race, stockpiling their craft brewery portfolios in hopes of taking a crack at the monopolistic market share held by AB InBev and MillerCoors. However New Belgium Brewing, the country’s fourth largest independently owned craft brewery is taking aim at big beer via a different approach with the release of New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016 |

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 Station 26 Brewing Co.Our Mutual Friend BreweryGroßen Bart Brewery, and Vision Quest Brewery.

Beer Dinners/Brunch – Bluegrass Brunch and Thali Beer Dinner

Beer Education – Eric Salazar of New Belgium Brewing and University of Beer.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Wild Christmas Ale with Cranberries, Genius Wizard BA Russian Imperial Stout, Baere-liner Weisse and Ceribruin, Oxcart and Stargate, Codename: Holidayfan, and The Decennial Series.

Festivals – 12 Days of Giving, Tennyson Street Holiday Market, Ugly Sweater Party at Bruz, 80’s Ski Party,and Ugly Sweater Party at Black Shirt.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star and variants, Xocoveza Nitro, Brettanomyces Single Hop, and Perrin No Rules.

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

Pairings – Beer and Chocolate pairing

Tap Takeovers – No tap takeovers this week, but stay tuned next week. Read More

Call to Arms Presswork (CTAP) | A Printed Publications Side Project

December 1, 2016 |

Call to Arms Brewing Company is incredibly proud to announce the launch of Call to Arms Presswork (CTAP) – a Call to Arms side project that will offer greeting cards, poetry collections, comic books, zines and a number of other … Read More

Event Preview | Parade of Darks

December 1, 2016 |

This Saturday marks the 5th annual Parade of Darks holiday beer festival, hosted by Metro Caring. This year’s event will take place at the Tivoli Student Center’s Turnhalle Room on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. With a focus on dark beer, more than three dozen breweries and 70 thoughtfully-selected beers will be featured at the event.

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Brewery Showcase | Cheluna Brewing Opens in Stanley Market

December 1, 2016 |

Address: 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

(Until Stanley Marketplace fully opens, enter through South Entrance)

Hours of Operation:

5-10pm Sunday – Thursday

5-11pm Friday – Saturday

It’s 7pm on a Thursday evening and Javier Pérez Koch is just beginning his … Read More

Top Reasons Not to Miss This Weekend’s Denver Holiday Flea

November 30, 2016 |

This is a sponsored post from Holiday Flea

It’s beginning to look a lot like… you’re way behind on your holiday gift lists. Don’t fret, Holiday Flea aka the winter version of The Denver Flea, returns this weekend to The … Read More

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

November 30, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.

Go to the Calendar now

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

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 |

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 |

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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