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Market Evolution Drives Boulder Beer Company To Focus Locally

October 17, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Last week, Boulder Beer Company dropped a seismic announcement, that beginning in 2020, they will end outside distribution of their beer, and that the iconic brewery would subsequently layoff several members of their team. The surprising news immediately led to industry-wide discussions regarding the future of the brewery, as well as how this move reflects on other heritage brands that helped pioneer craft beer’s growth.

It also left beer lovers wondering how and where they’ll find their favorite brews. However a deeper analysis shows that the sky isn’t falling; this move simply reflects the evolving industry and is realistically just one of Boulder Beer’s many adaptations during their 40 years as an independent craft brewer. Read More

4 Noses Announces Boulder Taproom and Sour Barrel-Aging Facility

April 27, 2019 |

Joining the likes of Oskar Blues, Upslope, Great Divide, Denver Beer Co, Odell, Periodic, Resolute, Spice Trade, WeldWerks, Grist, 14er Brewing and more, Broomfield’s 4 Noses Brewing is preparing to branch out beyond their original taproom for a second location.

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Adamant Brewing & Blending Opens in Boulder’s Former Cellar West

March 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It’s not immediately clear where Adamant Brewing and Blending, tucked deep into an industrial pocket of North Boulder, is among the dozen or so nondescript cement facades in a lot full of warehouses.

But beneath a black awning, next to a small, yellow Brewers Association sticker in the lone window guarded by black bars, lies Boulder’s newest brewery and the “cousin” to VisionQuest, a brewery borne from a homebrew shop on the East side of the city. Adam Kandle, co-owner and co-founder of both, calls VisionQuest the cousin, and not sister, because breweries know no gender.

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Avery Brewing 25th Anniversary Pour List Captures Avery Old & New

July 6, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Allow me to doff my journalist cap for a moment because as important as it is to report on this industry without bias or influence, it’s just as important occasionally to share a few stories and remember that we’re still just writing about beer.

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Event Recap | Avery’s 15th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest Showcases Innovation

March 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

No matter the pedigree or esteem, for a beer festival to continue to thrive in today’s crowded beer landscape after 15 years of existence, it must be able to evolve, and iterate. Steeped in tradition, and rich in popularity, Avery’s Boulder Strong Ale Fest has found a way to remain one of the elite mid-sized festivals in the country by showcasing innovation in beer both internally and through the industry friends they invite each year.

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Upslope Brewing Citra Pale Ale Joins Year-Round Lineup

January 16, 2017 |

Upslope Brewing’s year-round flagship lineup will be receiving a facelift this year, by replacing their longstanding Pale Ale with a Citra Pale Ale. The Boulder-based brewery announced today that Pale Ale, one of its three founding canned-brands, will be discontinued, paving the … Read More

12 Beers of Christmas | Vision Quest Brewery | The Magical Liopleurodon

December 15, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

7.0% ABV

Who doesn’t love a good holiday beer?! For myself specifically, I look for something either reminiscent of hot cocoa or coffee this time of the year. I want a drink that makes me feel like I could hold it close, like a recently opened present, while sitting in front of the fire surrounded by loved ones, (who are obviously all in matching pajamas) on Christmas morning. Yes, my holiday beer must be a brew with cozy flavors I can sip slowly, while watching my younger sister Jamie unwrap the EXACT Furby that I wanted (no, wait, sorry that was in 1998).

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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

Avery Brewing Company | Daywalker

April 12, 2016 |

ABV: 5.8% | IBUs: 5

Back in the day, while living the dream as a carefree twenty-one year old in Boulder, I had my first Avery Brewing Company Tap Room Rarity: the now-infamous Liliko’i Kepolo. The exclusiveness of this sweet-yet-tart … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Vision Quest Brewery (Boulder, CO)

December 11, 2015 |

All photos by: Kyle Oglvie

Location:

2510 47th Street Unit A2 Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 578-0041

Capacity: 1.5 Barrel Brewhouse

Grand Opening Hours of Operation: • Friday 4-11pm • Saturday 3-11pm

Brewery Hours of Operation: • Monday and … Read More

Event Preview | Upslope Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party

November 12, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

What: Upslope Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, November 14, 2014 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301

Upslope Brewing Company has come a long way from its humble beginnings 7 years ago. Most Coloradoans have become familiar with their core lineup of cans as solid pack-in pack-out refreshment options. The Boulder brewery has been able to prove that it’s not a one-trick pony in recent years with a slew of inventive seasonal releases such as their Pumpkin, Christmas, White Thai IPA, and this year’s standout Blood Orange Saison. However, perhaps the greatest display of what Upslope is truly capable will be on display this Saturday during their 7th Anniversary Party. Read More

Event Recap | Sanitas Brewing Company’s Inaugural Sour Day

November 11, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This past Saturday afternoon I spent a couple of hours at Sanitas Brewing Company’s taproom where all 12 of their draft lines were flowing with sour, wild and barrel-aged beers.

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Wild Woods Brewery | Ponderosa Porter

October 23, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Average Reading Time: 3 Minutes

Style: American Porter | ABV: 6.7% | IBUs: 45

 

Picture yourself walking up Mount Sanitas Trailhead in Boulder on a sunny, warm fall day. Your mind is clear and the air is fresh. All of a sudden, you ask yourself, “Am I losing my mind, or do I smell vanilla cupcakes?!”. This is the origin story of Wild Woods Brewery’s Ponderosa Porter as recounted to me by its female co-founder, Erin Evans.

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Illegal Pete’s Illegally Blonde Anniversary Collab w/ Odell

July 23, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Beginning today, Colorado institution Illegal Pete’s will host a series of tappings of Illegally Blonde, an exclusive collaboration beer brewed in Fort Collins with Odell Brewing Company. Over the next week, it will be released at all seven Illegal Pete restaurants in Boulder, Fort Collins, and Denver. And word on the street is that this will also be available at Red Rocks for Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary Party featuring Lucero, Built to Spill and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats!

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Finkel & Garf Brewing Company | Dry Hopped Amber

June 29, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes

IBU: 50

ABV: 5.2%

When you think of a Colorado amber, Fat Tire is normally the beer that comes to mind. However, since opening in 2014 Gunbarrel-based brewery, Finkel & Garf, has sought to modernize … Read More

The Brewtography Project | Sanitas Brewing Co.

May 8, 2015 |

This is the second edition of a new PorchDrinking weekly series featuring some of Dustin Hall’s original photos from his tremendous endeavor, The Brewtography Project. Dustin’s project aims to capture the essence of the craft beer industry by visual storytelling, which … Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Best Taco Spot

May 6, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

We honored Taco Tuesday in this week’s Roundtable Discussion by asking the PorchDrinking team where to find the best tacos in their city. Denver, Cleveland, LA, Atlanta, Dallas, DC… the recommendations came pouring in and from all over.
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Avery Brewing Company | Rumpkin

October 31, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min
ABV: 18.1%

 

In honor of Halloween, we revisit one of our favorite Pumpkin beers on the market, a doozy cuz it’s boozy, Avery’s Rumpkin.

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Finkel and Garf Brewing Company

July 16, 2014 | 1

5455 Spine Road Suite A, Boulder, CO

Open Date: July 14, 2014

Brewing System: 15 Barrel Brewhouse

Taproom Hours Mon-Fri: 3-9pm Sat-Sun: 12-9pm

Finkel and Garf is Boulder County’s newest craft brewery. While they’re joining a long list of already successful … Read More

Boulder Beer Co. | Shake Chocolate Porter

February 5, 2014 |

ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 39

There are chocolate porters, and there are CHOCOLATE PORTERS. This deviantly devilish beer falls into the later category. Without a doubt, the most chocolatey beer I have ever had, I feel it is my … Read More