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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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