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Event Preview | 2016 Beers Made By Walking

September 13, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Foraging, it’s true nature is an act of survival, but in recent years this archaic form of collecting goods for nourishment has reinvented and re-defined modern cooking. Just ask world renowned chef René Redzepi, chef and founder of Noma in Copenhagen, whose use of foraged goods has earned the restaurant the distinction of two Michelin stars. Read More

Women in Brewing | Bess Dougherty

September 12, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

Despite her recent announcement that she’ll be leaving Wynkoop, rest assured, “Bess’s Barrel-Aged Beer Babies” will live on! Back in June, PorchDrinking spoke with brewer Bess Dougherty, recording a PorchCast episode in her “happy place,” Wynkoop Brewing Company’s barrel room. Little did we know a mere 12 hours later Bess and the rest of the Wynkoop family would learn that the brewery would begin scaling back operations to eliminate external distribution AND Bess would soon decide to leave her brewing position at Wynkoop for another opportunity. In light of the latest happenings, we sat down to talk women and beer with her and hear about the latest landmarks in her career path.

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Colorado Beer Release Radar | September 2016

September 12, 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 September. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced. Read More

Event Preview | Ska Brewing’s 21st Anniversary Party

September 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

For the seventh straight year, Durango-based Ska Brewing is celebrating their anniversary by inviting some of their closest brewery friends and collaborators, as well as a couple of their favorite bands, to throw a big anniversary party.
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Colorado Brewery Openings for September 2016

September 9, 2016 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Before the craziness of determining which beers to try at the Great American Beer Festival in October, you should go to these brewery openings throughout September and taste some new brews.
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Powder Keg Brewing Company | Quartet

September 9, 2016 |

This showcase is sponsored by Small Batch Liquors.

ABV: 7.8%

Bottle: Crown Capped 375ml

 

The Brewery

Powder Keg Brewing Company is a brewery and tap room in downtown Niwot, Colorado, dedicated to brewing excellent craft beer.

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Event Preview | Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Comes to Breckenridge

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

The greatest of things do not wither, but rather evolve and iterate in order to continue to thrive. For a moment last winter, it all but seemed that one of the industry’s best and brightest festivals might end up without a home, after it was announced that due to ownership changes, the Vail Cascade would no longer play host to the festival formerly known as Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines. However after 16 years, the premiere showcase of high ABV beers, has found a new home in Summit County with the town of Breckenridge. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | September 7th, 2016

September 7, 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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Event Recap | Utah Beer Festival 2016

September 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As the gate opened, it revealed a welcome invitation into the belly of the beast. Salt Lake City Weekly’s 7th Annual Utah Beer Festival 2016 was ready to rage. We prepared to soak up some sun, listen to solid tunes, gobble great eats and drink world class beer. Read More

VIP Ticket Giveaway | Tour de Fat Denver is Back

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

This year marks the 17th season for New Belgium’s Tour de Fat and it’s coming back to Denver once again! This day-long festival is free, but the proceeds from beer sales and parade registration go to local non-profits as donations.
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RiNo Gets Its Own German Brewery in Bierstadt Lagerhaus

September 1, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Eighteen hours into a 30-hour day at Bierstadt Lagerhaus, brewer Ashleigh Carter looks down on her co-head brewer Bill Eye through the gilded sliding door of an 85-year-old German-engineered brewing vessel. The couple talk and joke while he rattles around inside, troubleshooting the decades old brew equipment. Read More

2016 Riot Fest Denver Ticket Giveaway

August 31, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Riot Fest, the three day music festival founded in Chicago, is returning to Colorado this year at The National Western Complex. This year’s lineup includes the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie, Ween, Sleater-Kinney, Devotchka, The Hold Steady, The Misfits, NAS, Sleigh Bells, Descendents, NOFX, Sleigh Bells, Fitz & The Tantrums, Motion City Soundtrack along with a helluva ton more bands spanning everything from hip hop to indie rock. Read More

Stem Ciders Expands Distribution with Odell / Breakthru Partnership

August 31, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

At less than three years of operation in their modest RiNo Taproom, Stem Ciders has quickly established themselves as the preeminent name in Denver craft cider, and now that reach is about to extend a lot further. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | August 31st, 2016

August 31, 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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Epic Brewing | Los Locos Mexican-Style Lager

August 30, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

ABV: 4.8%

From the first sip of a Los Locos, the Mexican-style Lager from Epic Brewing, you know you are in for something special.The all-too-familiar aroma of lime and salt is the first thing you notice. The tart lime flavor is definitely present, but never overwhelming, and the hint of sea salt seems to cut any lingering sweetness that may be present making Los Locos a crisp and refreshing beer. Read More

What We’re Drinking | August 26th, 2016

August 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Guess who’s back, back again? The PorchDrinking team has rejoined forces to bring back our weekly What We’re Drinking series. As the evenings grow shorter, the temperature begins to drop and we all know that summer is quickly coming to an end. Because of this, we are drinking whatever the hell we want. We love our seasonal brews but let’s be completely honest here. We love #allthebeers. So cheers to another awesome week and hoping we can stretch a little more out of this summer. Read More

Paradox Beer Company | No. 40 Pineapple Upside-Down Sour

August 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 7.6%

It’s no secret that 2016 has been quite the year for sour and wild beers; some even argue it is THE style category of the year. You can’t turn your head in a decent bottle shop without spotting a new flavored Gose, Berliner or raspberry sour blend. It is the key for many breweries to stick out in this new wave of names and labels. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | August 24th, 2016

August 24, 2016 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc. Check our events on the Denver Beer Beat calendar! You can export events to your iCal and/or sort them by … Read More

Event Recap | Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2016

August 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Cigar purists are just like craft beer purists. That’s not a defamatory statement. That’s a big compliment. They embrace and showcase the vibrancy of their industry, the love of the leaf and the camaraderie that goes hand in hand with their hobby. They fight against regulation and the proverbial ‘man’ that holds them down, that tries to snub them out. While we feel their pain with the latter and their ongoing trials and tribulations with smoking ban after smoking ban, we see the big brands buying up our favorite craft breweries and controlling their distribution.

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Event Preview | Upslope x REEL ROCK Beer Release Party

August 23, 2016 |

Upslope Brewing Company in Boulder is teaming up with their friends at the REEL ROCK Film Tour yet again to blend their shared passion for both vertical adventure and tasty beer. This year, the brewery-cinematic duo joined creative forces for … Read More