#BeerRelease – PorchDrinking.com
*Updated 1/20/2017: Breckenridge Brewing, Boulder Beer, Bur Oak Brewing, Cascade Brewing, FoothillsBrewing, Second Self, The Bruery, Victory Brewing*
*Updated 1/19/2017: Bronx Brewery, Funkwerks, Santa Fe Brewing, Virtue Ciders*
For the past two years we’ve helped compile a round up of beer release calendars featuring some of your favorite breweries from around the country. It was another massive year for American beer as we’ve now crested over 5000 active breweries in the US and believe it or not, 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger. To help get you excited about the new brews coming out in 2017, we bring you the 2017 Beer Release Calendar round up.
Please keep in mind that these are merely a framework for anticipated releases. All dates and beers are subject to change. Breweries often end up producing these as a framework for their yearly production schedule, but will often adapt accordingly throughout the year.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
ABV: 7.80% | IBU: 35
I glanced at my phone, bleary-eyed to see a time of 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Unlike my typical weekend morning, I found myself standing outside of the Susquehanna Brewing Company building in a long line, waiting for the latest can release from their contract brewer, Søle Artisan Ales. The release was being held at noon and I had several long hours ahead of me for my first ever specialty release. Bundled up in layers upon layers of clothing and blankets, I anxiously waited in the cold Pennsylvania weather to get my gloved hands on a case of Pineapple Smoosh, one of the latest milkshake style beers.
As we near the end of another calendar year it’s time to turn our attentions to the future. For the third consecutive year, PorchDrinking is compiling Beer Release Calendars from across the industry to preview the multitude of amazing beers being released this year.
The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
Anniversaries – Shout out to Something Brewing as they are celebrating their 1st Anniversary.
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 – Double Dry Hopped Juicy Bits, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Maple and Pecan/ Funk Yo Festivus, Imperial Variants of Something Came for You in the Mail Today, Cherry Gose.
Festivals – Hoppy Holidays.
Firkins/Casks/Special Tappings – Robot Libertarian, Salyut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Grist/Root Shoot Malt Collaboration Pale Ale,Strange Claw and Lens Flare, FATE Brewing Company Membership.
Grand Openings – None this week; guess you’ll have to drink at one of the other hundred breweries along the front range.
Pairings – Potato Chip Extravaganza.
Tap Takeovers – None this week.
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.
Short’s Brewing broke the news a couple weeks ago about their intentions to begin distributing outside of Michigan for the first time. They would head to Pennsylvania and Illinois within the near future, exciting many Chicagoans at no longer having to make the trek to New Buffalo, MI for their Short’s fix.
With Pennsylvania already receiving their first shipments of Short’s, many Chicago fans were anxiously awaiting their own fix. Well, it appears now that all the Illinois distributors have been solidified, and Chicagoans can expect their first taste of Short’s beers on March 4th!
The Weekly Growler Fill is moving to Tuesdays… just kidding. The real story is that the Super Bowl, and many beers, got the best of me. Living in Denver ain’t too shabby right about now, although today seemed unnecessarily long. Hence, you’re getting the Growler a day late. To all of my concerned fans that flooded my inbox – do not fret. We still have tons of groundbreaking craft beer news coming your way. This week, I’m bringing you stories of beer releases, expanded distribution and trailblazing grocery store chains. Keep reading for the details of these headlines and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
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The Hourglass Brewery (Longwood, FL) debuted their limited bottle selection May 16 with the brewery’s first bottle release of Schizandra. This is the first beer bottled by Sky Conley and Brett Mason’s brewery. Hourglass Brewery has been open and operating at capacity since they started in 2012. This year marks another milestone for Conley, Mason and the rest of the brewery family with this and many other changes at the brewery.
Showing up at Union Station early on Saturday morning felt a little bit like the first day of camp. I was really excited about what was in store, but still a little nervous. My nerves were immediately calmed when I checked in with Justin Patti, who gave me a much needed hi five and a smile. Before we hopped on the train, I fueled up on a delicious Illegal Pete’s breakfast burrito and enough coffee to drown a child.