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Purpose Brewing Celebrates Two Years as Peter Bouckaert Declares, “Trends are Boring”

August 15, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The second anniversary of Purpose Brewing was really, really hot. I don’t mean in popularity, though that would also be true: it was packed from the minute the doors opened at 2pm and stayed bustling throughout the entire weekend. But it was also one of the hottest days of summer so far in the Coloradoan city of Fort Collins, where Peter and Frezi Bouckaert opened their doors two years ago to a thirsty public. Despite the blistering sun outside, crowds stalked the air-conditioned tables inside and huddled up under tents outside to enjoy their beer in some shade. “Yes, it’s a million degrees out. And yes, I’m drinking a stout,” laughed one patron as he wiped the sweat from his brow. “But come on, have you tried this one?”

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Wiley Roots Brewing Celebrates Six Years with Two Slushie Machines and One Cease & Desist (So Far)

August 1, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What can be accomplished in six years? Well, it takes six years to watch all the movies made since 2003, six years to get some seriously aged cheddar cheese, and, if you’re a true PorchDrinker, six years to graduate college. Wiley Roots Brewing didn’t need six years to become one of the most talked-about Colorado breweries in the scene today, but as they celebrated their sixth anniversary last weekend, head brewer and co-owner Kyle Carbaugh could tell you that those years have been filled with their share of change.

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Five Questions with Rhinegeist | Celebrating Six Years of Brewing

June 28, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Rhinegeist in Cincinnati is about the celebrate six years of brewing, and what a journey it has been. Three years ago, we featured the brewery’s Streaker Rye IPA and I wrote, “Streaker Rye IPA from Cincinnati’s up-and-coming Rhinegeist provides insight into why this Queen City brewery is enjoying such rapid success.” Well, three years later, it is no longer accurate to describe Rhinegeist as “up and coming.” They’ve arrived.

The brewery operating in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati (from whence the brewery name is derived), has grown into one of the nation’s largest breweries. We had a chance to pose Five Questions to Bryant Goulding, Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Marketing for Rhinegeist, and ask about where the brewery is, where it’s been and where it’s going. 

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Event Preview | Karl Strauss Brewing Company Turns 30

January 22, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

On February 2, 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company opened their first brewery on Columbia St. in downtown San Diego, CA. Thirty years later, they are still going strong with 10 brewpubs scattered from San Diego to Orange County and two locations in Los Angeles County.

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Chicago Quick Sips | Jan. 7 Chicago Beer News & Events

January 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected].

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018 | 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 Preview | Scratch Brewing Company’s Fifth Anniversary Party

February 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Over the past five years Scratch Brewing Company has done some remarkable things with not only beer, but food and botanicals as well. On March 3 and 4 the brewery will celebrate their fifth anniversary with a big celebration that will include a lot of Scratch beer, of course, but also food and local art as well.

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Upslope Brewing Announces 50+ Beers for 9th Anniversary Party Pour List

November 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

During recent history it’s become abundantly clear that Upslope Brewing enjoys throwing a big ol birthday bash. As we’ve detailed in years past, the Boulder-based brewery has gained a rabid following for a solid core lineup of traditional styles, but each year, Upslope goes all-out during its anniversary to venture beyond the norm, mixing in experimental styles, unique and inventive firkins as well as a host of vintages they’ve accrued over the years.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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Rally King Rallies for Two Year Anniversary

July 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In two short years, Rally King Brewing has become one of Fort Collins’ go-to watering holes. What started as a passion project for owners Matt and Michelle Kriewall has evolved into a standout brewery in what many consider the craft beer capital of the United States. Rally King is tucked away in a strip center on the east side of town, a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spot between a gamer’s paradise and a delicious Asian restaurant. This past Saturday, however, you’d be hard pressed to overlook Rally King’s taproom.

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Stranahan’s Distillery Teams Up with Denver’s Brown Palace for 125th Anniversary

May 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Colorado has long exuded an air of intrigue and mysticism for its gruff Wild West ways. It is perhaps this pioneering attitude, but also rough and tumble mindset, that has helped perpetuate today’s deeply rooted fascination with handcrafted brewing and distilling culture.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more! Check back weekly.

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Event Recap | Noon Whistle Brewing Second Anniversary (Chicago)

January 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Noon Whistle Brewing | Photo Credit: Mathew Powers

Suburban Chicago’s Noon Whistle Brewing is located in an old strip mall and barely visible from the main road; a location unlikely to garner a passing grade in a Business 101 class. Makes no matter because in the craft beer world, it’s not location, location, location that’s essential; it’s libation, fermentation, innovation.

The beer emerging from Noon Whistle Brewing pulls throngs of thirsty patrons through its doors. And that is why when I arrived a few minutes after the noon hour on a Friday — the first of two days dedicated for its two-year anniversary — I was far from the only person ready to indulge in a parade of special releases. By the time I left that night, the place was packed.

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Event Preview | Cloudburst Brewing’s First Ever Anniversary Party

January 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Photo courtesy of Cloudburst Brewing

Have plans this Friday? No? Well, now you do. You’ll be coming down to Cloudburst Brewing to celebrate their one year anniversary. The brewery’s ‘First Ever Anniversary Party’ will be a time to celebrate and reminisce on Cloudburst’s biggest learnings and accomplishments. Oh, and to drink really good beer, of course.

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Founders Brewing 20th Anniversary Release Calendar Announced

December 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

How does one of America’s most iconic craft breweries celebrate 20 years of Midwest liquid gold? Founders Brewing’s 20th Anniversary will be commemorated by dropping a special line of barrel-aged beers to bolster an already impressive overall portfolio.

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

December 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.

Go to the Calendar now

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

The PorchCast | Ep 27 Mockery Brewing

November 4, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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

October 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

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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Rhinegeist Brewery | Trips American Wild Ale

August 1, 2016 |

ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 12

A few weekends ago, Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio had their anniversary party celebrating “Three Years of Thirst!” Located in the historical Over the Rhine Brewery District, Rhinegeist has been able to utilize the old Moerlein … Read More

Coronado Brewing Company | 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA

July 25, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

ABV: 10% | IBU: 75

Imagine yourself in San Diego 20 years ago. The craft beer scene was in its infancy, in fact there were only five craft breweries in all of San Diego! Flash forward to today and there are over 115. As San Diego has grown over the years, so too have the number of craft beer breweries. One of the originals, Coronado Brewing Company is still producing fantastic beer. Started by brothers Ron and Rick Chapman, they are part of the OG original five! Their award winning beers are currently distributed in 19 states and 10 countries. Coronado was crowned as the 2014 World Beer Cup Champs for mid-sized brewery. They created an amazing 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA that is sure to grab your attention.

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