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Outside Events Guide to 2018 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

January 4, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

This weekend’s Big Beers festival is one of Colorado’s most awe-inspiring beer events, featuring more than 500 amazing and sought-after beers. If you’re not able to attend the big show in Breckenridge, there are plenty of mountain events related to the fest. From special releases to rare tappings, we’ve compiled a list of happenings for you to start 2018 with a bang.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 3, 2018

January 3, 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 Recap | Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines 2017

January 13, 2017 | 1

This piece was written and composed by PorchDrinking.com staff K.C. Cunilio, Chris Day, Kelissa Heiber, Kara Loo and Holly Gerard, with photo contributions from Holly Gerard of Persika Photography.

Last weekend marked the triumphant return of the 17th annual Big Beers, Belgians … Read More

Event Preview | 2017 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

January 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

January marks the return of one of our favorite Colorado beer events, the (formerly Vail) Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines festival. With activities ranging from brewing seminars and sensory panels to the drool-worthy commercial tasting session featuring an epic beer list from more than 150 breweries from around the world, this fest offers a unique experience attendees are unlikely to forget. Besides dropping Vail from the name, what changes will 2017 bring?

(More: Pour List for 2017 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines)

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2017 Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Pour List Preview

January 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As the 2017 Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines festival approaches, I always have one question: what will be poured at the commercial tasting session?

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Event Preview | Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival External Events Roundup

January 3, 2017 |

Gearing up to attend the 17th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival in Breckenridge this year? While the Festival will take place at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center this upcoming weekend from January 5 – 7, there is … Read More

Op-Ed from Breckenridge Brewery & Anheuser Busch’s The High End

June 17, 2016 | 7 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

If the results of last week’s shakeup involving the Colorado Brewers Guild, and the newly formed Craft Beer Colorado were any indication, the craft beer industry has fallen on confusing time. While the rift between the two groups derived from a number of varying factors, one of the key points of contention involved the fact that Anheuser-Busch owned, Breckenridge Brewery’s, Todd Usry still remains a CBG board member. Read More

Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival Moving to Breckenridge

April 29, 2016 |

2017 brings big change for Colorado’s annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival. The festival organizers have decided to move the festival to Breckenridge after it has been hosted each January in Vail since 2001. Vail Cascade Resort, where … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Colorado Ski Mountain and Beer Pairing

January 20, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Winter in Colorado means trips up I-70 to your favorite ski mountain. After a long day on the mountain, nothing helps you relax and unwind more than a cold beverage, preferably a crisp and refreshing brewski (see what I did there?). This Ultimate 6er pairs six Colorado ski destinations with six delicious beers. Now, I could have taken the easy route by pairing mountains with their (awesome) local breweries. However, I wanted to get a little more creative instead, so I looked into certain resorts’ nicknames, runs, and mountains to really give PorchDrinkers six special pairings. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

December 29, 2015 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Breckenridge bought by AB InBev, Founders expands to Southern Cali, and Rogue Farms closes due to flooding. These are just a few of the breaking beer news stories you need to know. Keep reading to find out more with this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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BREAKING | Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquiring Breckenridge Brewery

December 22, 2015 | 4

Writing, Research and Graphics Created By: Tristan Chan, Christopher Day, Josh Ritenour, Desiree Duzich, Jasmin Hudacsek and Cory Pelc

It’s been a busy 2015 for Belgian owned, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewery conglomerate, and it seems … Read More

The Brewtography Project | Breckenridge Brewery & Pub

October 2, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This week we’re featuring Dustin Hall’s stunning photography of Colorado’s third craft brewery. That would be Breckenridge Brewery & Pub in Breckenridge, CO. The Brewtography Project aims to capture the essence of the craft beer industry by visual storytelling, which is why we are so drawn to his work. Each week we’ll take you through some of his pieces but for more of what Dustin is working on visit The Brewtography Project.

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Colorado’s Best Winter Seasonal Beers

December 30, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Alright, you made it through your work party and all of the shopping craziness. Now you need some more libations to take you through the holiday. But what are you going to drink? Whether you are packing it in to hit the slopes or headed to the local brewpub to escape the family, we have a list of local options for you Denver cats.

 

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Gnarly Barley Brew Festival 2013

August 8, 2013 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Kicking off its fifth annual installment, The Gnarly Barley Brew Fest is a fun, family oriented event located at The Ranch (aka The Budweiser Event Center) in Loveland, CO. Coupled with a fair and carnival, it’s a good time for the whole family. That’s not to say there isn’t an abundance of delicious beer to be had.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 1: Breckenridge Christmas Ale

December 13, 2012 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 7.4%

Once upon a time, a time one day ago in fact, a single man braved the single worst element, wind, and walked the entire one block down to his favorite watering hole. Once he found a single seat at the bar, he knew it was time to make the #1 most important decision of his night: What will my first beer be? After scanning the droughts for one minute, his eyes finally came upon a single tap placed by its lonesome at the end of the bar, the tap for Breckenridge Christmas Ale. This was to be his first beer of the night. There was one thing amiss about the drought tap, however, atop it sat a single piece of paper. Taped to the back of the tap with one measly piece of Scotch tape, the single piece of paper simply read: “Christmas Ale : $1.” Read More