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Denver Beer Beat | Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday

November 21, 2016 |

Denverites… what do you know about some Black Friday releases? Don’t chase that BCBS around town, (or do, we don’t want to tell you what to do) instead, look for these equally impressive/rare craft beer releases and Black Friday hang sessions. We’ve got your complete guide on Where to Buy Craft Beer on Black Friday in the city of Denver so that you can shop local while still sipping on the absolute best. You can also find a full calendar of listings over in our event calendar page. Happy Hunting!

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Event Recap | The Brewer’s Table at New Belgium Beer Dinner

November 18, 2016 |

Roughly 50 lucky diners got a double sneak peek November 9 at The Brewer’s Table dinner at New Belgium. Attendees enjoyed an unforgettable six course meal, featuring preview dishes from The … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 17, 2016

November 17, 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 Oskar Blues as they are celebrating their 14th CANiversary and The Denver Bicycle Cafe as they are celebrating their 5 year birthday.

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
 – Whiskey Barrel Aged Hazelnut Coffee Porter, Amigos con Beneficios, Snowed In, and Dui Cochi.

Festivals – Day of Darks and Ski Wax Party.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Three Floyds Dreadnaught and More Dodge Less Ram & Honeyman 14.

Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range. Stayed tuned for next week as Green Mountain Brewing Company will be opening in Lakewood.

Pairings – Chef n Brew, Thanksgiving Pie and Beer Pairing, and Beer and Pie Tasting.

Tap Takeovers – Crooked Stave “Clean” Beer Takeover. Read More

Event Preview | 2016 Chef & Brew

November 16, 2016 |

Colorado brewmasters and chefs team up this Thursday to push the boundaries of beer and food pairings at the 5th annual Chef & Brew festival and competition. More than 20 pairs … Read More

Denver Preview of 2016 Bourbon County Variants

November 14, 2016 |

Early November is a confusing time of year. The weather is unpredictable leaving you perpetually under/overdressed. Thanks to daylight savings, it’s probably dark when you leave the office. Then there are elections to worry about. When somebody offers a clear win like drinking 13%+ ABV beers on a Thursday night, you just say yes.

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Denver Beer Co. | Chocolate Coconut Graham Cracker Porter

November 10, 2016 |

ABV: 8%

Denver Beer Co.’s Chocolate Coconut Graham Cracker Porter: the name is a mouthful and so is the beer itself. In celebration of DBC’s 5th anniversary, they brewed an amped-up version of one of their flagship beers. This fun twist on the Graham Cracker Porter is aged on vanilla beans with chocolate and coconut. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 9, 2016

November 9, 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 105 West Brewing Company, Cerebral Brewing, Alpine Dog Brewing Company, Locavore Beerwerks and Cedar Creek Pub as they are celebrating their anniversaries this week!

Beer Dinners/Brunch – 4 Noses Brewing @ Alamo Drafthouse, Full Sail Brewing @ Dunbar Kitchen and Taphouse,  Craft Beer Dinner @ CY Steak, and Steak Dinner @ Alpine Dog Brewing Company.

Beer Education – Nothing this week. Check back next week, nerd.

Bottle/Can Releases
 – Chardonnay BA Dreamy ThingFunk the Man #4 and Mr. SandmanMidnight StrikesLittle Nonsense, Huguenot Colonial Sour Saison, Oh Snap, and Big Bad Baptista and Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist.

Festivals – Nitro Fest,  GABF Leftover Beerfest, Great Colorado Medals Festival, and Preseason Tune-up Party.

Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – 1916 Colorado Lager and Figgy Noir.

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

Pairings – Art and Beer @ Epic Brewing Company

Tap Takeovers – Through the Woods

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Event Recap | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 7, 2016 |

The 2016 Bacon and Beer festival once again showcased some of the more inventive applications of bacon in the culinary realm paired with standout Colorado craft beers. This year’s event taking place at the Glitterdome located off Brighton Boulevard in the River North District, included a healthy mix of impressive new restaurants, as well as a balanced representation from new and old Colorado breweries.

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The PorchCast | Ep 27 Mockery Brewing

November 4, 2016 |

In celebrating Mockery Brewing’s 2nd year anniversary, we met up with co-founder Zach Rabun for Episode 27 of the PorchCast. Tristan and Jesse were also joined by the newest co-host, Hunter Grondin. The trio also touched on the flurry of beer news that has dropped since our last episode, including a recap of our highs and lows during GABF, Anheuser-Busch’s continued aggression in the craft beer world, Todd Haug’s departure from Surly, and Dick Yuengling’s support of Trump.

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Colorado Beer Release Radar | November 2016

November 3, 2016 |

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 November. Remember, we will update this list throughout the month as new releases are announced.

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Event Preview | Upslope Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

November 2, 2016 |

What: Upslope Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, Colorado 80301

Over the past eight years many beer lovers have come to identify Upslope Brewing Company with their ability to excel in core styles, like Craft Lager and Brown Ale. While those stylistically proficient mainstays continue to hold up several years later, what’s made Upslope truly shine in recent years can be seen through their seasonal offerings such as their Thai White IPA and Blood Orange Saison.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 2, 2016

November 2, 2016 |

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

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday so do you yourself a favor and hit the snooze button, you deserve it. Before we all have to deal with getting home from work in the dark make sure to check out some of the awesome events going on the the Denver area this week. Shout out to FERMÆNTRAGrist Brewing CompanyMockery Brewing105 West Brewing Company and Upslope Brewing Company as they are all celebrating their anniversaries this week! Also make sure to check out Denver Bacon and Beer at the Glitter Dome this weekend. Is there anything better than bacon and beer?

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Event Preview | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 1, 2016 |

What: 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Glitter Dome 3600 Wynkoop St | Denver, CO 80216

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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 |

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.

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

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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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