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Renegade Brewing Company | Pancakes Maple Porter

October 28, 2016 |

ABV: 6%

Every year around mid-September the leaves start to change color, the air gets a crisp nip, and the shelves of your local liquor store turn bright orange with the annual onslaught of pumpkin beers. There’s nothing wrong with that; these beers have their place in my belly and my heart. But, there’s only so much gourd one man can consume. If only there were a pumpkin-free beer built for the fall. Enter: Renegade Brewing Company’s Pancakes Maple Porter.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 26th, 2016

October 26, 2016 |

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

It’s Halloween, Samhain, All Hallows Eve and the time marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. When the veil between the worlds is thin, we attempt to travel between those worlds. The easiest way to travel between those worlds is time travel (we haven’t figured this one out yet, you?!) OR travel by way of partying down in celebration. We have a few celebrations you may want to get out to to see if time travel is possible!

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Epic Brewing Company | Oak & Orchard: Syrah

October 26, 2016 |

I remember attending the celebration for Epic Brewing‘s first dive into sours in June 2015, including waxing my own bottle of Sour Brainless on Peaches, free peach ice cream and even fire-roasted peaches. The beer was worth the hype and I was immediately excited to see how this souring program would grow.

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Caution Brewing Company | Lao Wang Lager

October 24, 2016 |

ABV: 5.1% | IBU: 15

Sitting on a busy part of Federal Boulevard in southwest Denver is a small noodle house. Inside this small noodle house sits dishes of soup dumplings, amazingly good pot stickers and other Chinese-Laotian dishes that recently made Lao Wang Noodle House #16 on The 50 Best Restaurants in Denver list, according to Zagat. What is most important, however, is the mouth-quenching Lao Wang Lager that is partnered with the food.

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Event Preview | Dry Dock Brewing Co.’s 11th Anniversary Party

October 21, 2016 |

Dry Dock Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary this weekend with an exciting tasting of specialty, rare, and vintage beers at its North Dock location (2801 Tower Road). The party goes from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday and tickets are just $35, which can be purchased here.

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Avery Brewing | The Beast Oak Aged Grand Cru Ale

October 21, 2016 |

ABV: 16.8% | IBU: 63

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood

Vincent Price warned us all, but nothing can stop Avery Brewing from unleashing The Beast upon the beer-drinking world. It is big. It is bold. It is even a little frightening. It lurks in the depths of Avery’s brewhouse, ready to pounce on nearby taste buds. The Beast doesn’t just dominate the palate, it devours it… and you will love it.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016 |

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

Jeremy and I are still recovering from GABF but we are still bringing you the events. Shout out to the homies of the foam over at Very Nice Brewing, Dry Dock Brewing and Dead Hippie Brewing as they are all celebrating their anniversaries this week!

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Event Recap | Epic Brewing’s 50 Firkin Fiasco

October 18, 2016 |

Another Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, and looking back at the festival, and the week of events that accompanied the festival it’s sad to think we have to wait a full year for it come around again. My week of beer-centric events started with Epic Brewing’s 4th annual 50 Firkin Fiasco.

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Brewery Showcase | New Terrain Brewing

October 18, 2016 |

If you follow the trail long enough, you’ll eventually hit new terrain. This is just as true for owners Kaylee and Josh Robbins as it is for the hiking trails and pump tracks near this brand new brewery – New Terrain Brewing Company – located on the north east edge of Golden, Colorado.

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Mockery Brewing | Party at the Moontower

October 18, 2016 |

ABV: 10.6% | IBU: 16

Winter may be coming, but fall is here and that can only mean one thing: Porter season. Cold weather and dark beers go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly. As the fall colors quickly fade and trees begin to wilt their leaves I think back to my childhood – begrudgingly raking up leaves only to have my little brother jump in the pile and force me to rake them all up again. Needless to say, I live in the city now and raking up leaves is a thing of the past. My fall days now comprise of fall hikes to view the vibrant aspens billowing in the wind, jeering at the pumpkin spice Pringles at the grocery store, and enjoying a tasty porter while I wait for my beard to grow in my flannel shirt and knit cap. Yeah, I’m that guy.
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Event Recap | Beers Made By Walking 2016

October 17, 2016 | 1

Beers Made By Walking’s sixth go-around did not disappoint attendees at the Denver Nature and Science museum this past Tuesday, Oct. 4. Attendees rolled in at 5:30 p.m. sharp to fill their tasting glasses alongside earthly relics like a sparkling gemstone exhibit and a huge whale skeleton suspended from the rafters. The setting was certainly fitting for the nature theme of the festival, and breweries displayed whimsical adjuncts like pine cones and berries on their respective tables. I felt a buzz just thinking about how the event’s proceeds would be directly benefitting this museum we were standing in.

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Colorado Brewery Openings for October, November & December 2016

October 14, 2016 | 1

Only two and half more months left in 2016! Seriously, that’s a bit ridiculous.

Now, please don’t freak out and start your holiday shopping now… well maybe you should if you are a bit of a procrastinator. Take a breather and stop by one of these 16 awesome new breweries, meaderies, and cideries, opening the next few months. Who knows? You might find a real cool gift for a friend, family member, coworker, or PorchDrinking writer.

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What the Funk!? Invitational: Best Beer Festival You Probably Didn’t Attend

October 14, 2016 |

Last Tuesday’s What the Funk!? Invitational once again flexed its might as one of the greatest collection of barrel-aged, funky/wild, and sour beers in the game. Taking place in a week already teeming with elite-level beer events including Rare Beers, Beers Made By Walking, Curiosity Ball, a wealth of special tappings, releases, beer dinners and not to mention–the main event–GABF, WTF!? still managed to stand tall among the rest.

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2016 GABF Awards Result in Error, The Rise of New Breweries and More

October 11, 2016 |

This year’s 2016 Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony was anything but dull. To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Festival, the Brewers Association, the trade organization that puts on the event, assembled a much more polished performance in recognizing the industry’s best.

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Wiley Roots Brewing Company | Super 77 Wheat

October 7, 2016 |

ABV: 4.7% | IBU: 12

Winning a medal at GABF is a big deal, and for a craft brewer it could be validation of years of work and passion. Three years ago, it was Kyle Carbaugh, the self described “Grand Poobah” at the then GABF rookie Wiley Roots Brewing Company who felt that validation when their Super 77 Wheat took home the Bronze Medal.  Read More

Event Preview | Epic Brewing 50 Firkin Fiasco

October 6, 2016 |

Of all the events going on during the Great American Beer Festival, there are only a handful that truly showcase something unique, distinct, and rare. Such is the case with tonight’s Epic Brewing 50 Firkin Fiasco which celebrates the greatness of one-off single barrel firkins.

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Event Preview | 2016 Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show

October 5, 2016 |

When: Wednesday, October 5, 6-10 p.m.

Where: McNichols Building (Denver, CO)

One of the cooler and more unique events during Great American Beer Festival is back and closer to downtown than ever before. Renegade and Sexpot Comedy are teaming up again for the Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show at McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. As an unofficial kickoff to GABF, which starts on Thursday, Offensively Delicious offers a miniature beer festival with brews from 10 great breweries and the comedic stylings of some hilarious local and national comedians. Read More

12 Must-Visit Denver Breweries You Won’t Find at GABF

October 5, 2016 |

The Great American Beer Festival is huge. With almost 800 breweries on the roster, it feels like you have the whole craft beer world at your fingertips when you step on that tasting floor. However, it’s easy to forget that some Colorado breweries aren’t participating, even ones a few minutes away from the convention center. While we love GABF, it would be a shame to visit Denver without checking out a few of these fantastic local breweries. Read More

Craft Beer Cellar Fort Collins Offers GABF Week Gems

October 3, 2016 |

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Heading into town for GABF? There’s a ton to consider, special tappings, beer dinners, mini-festivals, meet the brewer opportunities, and of course the festival itself. But one thing you WON’T want to miss out on is the opportunity to stock your beer cellar with two empty suitcases worth of specialty bottles and cans.

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Event Recap | Mainline Ale House & Odell Brewing Co. Fall Beer Dinner

September 30, 2016 |

Two beer-centric establishments of Fort Collins, Mainline Ale House and Odell Brewing Company, joined forces last Friday night in bringing roughly forty attendees an unforgettable four course beer dinner. At the start of dinner, Mainline’s Executive Chef Justin Burdick really emphasized sourcing local ingredients (shout out to the Fort Collins Farmers Market) and fall-forward flavors. The Mainline kitchen did not disappoint in delivering four thoughtful, tasty pairings to accompany always-solid Odell beers. Moreover, after Chef Justin discussed each dish, Odell beer representative Alex Cousins presented the story, style, and flavors of the beers during each respective course. Overall, Mainline’s motto, “A passion for beer and food you can taste,” could not have been more evident over the course of this event!

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