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Half Acre Brings All-Star Lineup of Breweries to Inaugural Far & Away

October 5, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Your standard run-of-the-mill beer festival includes a long list of breweries, many of which go to the same festivals all season, pouring roughly the same beers at each one. Half Acre turned heads in August when they announced a new festival called Far & Away that features some of the best-known breweries from around the country.

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America Now Boasts Over 6000 Breweries in Operation & More Beer Stats

December 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Brewers Association published its end of year report this morning announcing that there were over 6,000 breweries in operation across the United States in 2017. That number reflects an increase of over 438 operational breweries since their mid-year report was announced in August, and an increase of approximately 1000 breweries in operation since last December 2016.

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What If Craft Beer Actually Purchased Anheuser-Busch

October 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Let’s be real for a second, craft beer isn’t actually about to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev any time soon. We saw a wide array of responses to yesterday’s Take Craft Back campaign from The Brewers Association, however we thought we’d explore this hypothetical just one step farther. What if craft beer actually purchased Anheuser-Busch? What if this funny little gimmick went viral and got some serious legs behind it? We thought we’d play out that scenario with a few hypothetical results of our own.
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2017 Great American Beer Festival Winners & Awards Breakdown

October 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Saturday morning, The Brewers Association, craft beer’s national trade organization, announced this year’s winners for the Great American Beer Festival. This year’s winners showcase a trend that shifted away from familiarity with new names on the rise.

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2017 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft Picks

October 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This year’s draft was sponsored by First Draft Taproom and Kitchen, located at 1309 26th St, Denver, CO 80205. They are Denver’s Pour Your Own Draft system that allows patrons to pour their own beers which are measured electronically by ounce. You can try a little of everything or pour yourself full pints of the 40 beers they have on draft. It’s like adult fro-yo for beer.

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LIVE DRAFT | 2017 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft

October 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

We here at PorchDrinking believe beer should be fun. So four years ago we set out to add a different take on the Great American Beer Festival by inviting a mix of national and local writers to participate in our GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft. Each year we draft breweries based on how we believe they’ll finish during GABF awards ceremony and earn points based on those finishes.

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Paranoms | Pairing Breweries with Food Trucks

September 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Today is the day! No pressure though. The deadline to vote for your favorite Denver Startup is today at 10:00p MST. Paranoms is a fantastic application that will do wonders with the food truck industry by helping small businesses better communicate and partner up for the same cause – bring delicious products to quench eager customers. Read More

BREAKING | 2017 Great American Beer Festival List of Attending Breweries

August 18, 2017 |

Over 800 Breweries. 4 Sessions. 3 Days. Nearly 4000 beers. 60,000 attendees. This year’s Great American Beer Festival is back and primed for its 36th Anniversary. The field has finally been set, and we now know which breweries will be part of the world’s … Read More

Craft Breweries Declare Their Independence with BA’s Official Seal

June 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As the craft beer industry begins to wade through the murky waters of distinguishing itself from other non-craft entities, the Brewers Association has decided to make the distinction even more clear. This morning the Boulder-based national trade organization announced the creation of an official seal to help independently owned craft breweries for qualifying members.

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2017 New Kids on the Block Beer Fest Pour List

June 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

The 5th annual New Kids On The Block beer festival is getting a bit of a reboot. NKOTB once again features one part 80’s dance party and another part celebration of Colorado breweries under two years old. However, this time around we’re also bringing on some radical new restaurant bites to pair with great beer and an even better dance party.

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2017 New Kids on the Block Beer Festival Announces Breweries

May 3, 2017 |

The 5th annual New Kids On The Block beer festival is getting a bit of a reboot. NKOTB once again features one part 80’s dance party and another part celebration of Colorado breweries under two years old. However, this time around we’re … Read More

Tickets on Sale for 5th Annual New Kids on the Block Beer Fest

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

No, we’re not talking about the band, it’s something much more radical! The fifth annual New Kids On The Block beer festival features one part 80’s dance party and another part celebration of Colorado breweries under two years old. This year’s 5 annual NKOTB beer fest will be held Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at The Lobby. As a part of Colorado Craft Beer Week, New Kids on the Block is brought to you by PorchDrinking.com and The Lobby.

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BREAKING | Number of Breweries in America Tops 5,005 & More 2016 Beer Trends

December 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Brewer’s Association, the national not-for-profit trade organization for the craft beer industry released a look back on high level trends for 2016 craft beer this morning. The most notable of which includes the fact that America now has a record 5,005 U.S. breweries in operation, with 99% consisting of small and independent craft brewers.

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The Best Pumpkin Beers of 2016

October 10, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Featured image courtesy of: Adam Barhan (Flickr)

Ah, pumpkin; such a polarizing flavor. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, pumpkin beers are rearing their squashy, spicy heads for fall – but not all are created equal. From mildly-flavored to spice bombs, and from drinkable to over-the-top boozy, we’ve found a pumpkin-laced brew for almost everyone in this diverse list of the best pumpkin beers of 2016!
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Meet the Beer Geek Who Has Visited Every Brewery in Colorado

June 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

When it comes to the great state of Colorado, the opportunity to accomplish great feats are bountiful. Whether you’re an extreme hiker who aims to scale every 14er in the state, a rafter who’s seeking to take on every Class 5, or a skier who’s out to shred every resort the Centennial State has to offer. However, over the past three years, Stephen Adams has been driven by a different kind of undertaking. One that’s given him the distinction of having visited every brewery in Colorado. Read More

5 Things You Appreciate About Craft Breweries From Homebrewing

June 13, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

Homebrewing isn’t just a hobby; it’s an art form defined by our country’s do-it-yourself spirit through combining dedicated scientific research and passionate culinary engineering. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are approximately 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States after every state had legalized the act in 2013. Just as craft beer opens you up to whole new world of flavors, there’s infinite number of possibilities when you realize what you can make with your first homebrewing kit. And as you ignite this new exciting hobby, you really start to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into the industry as a whole. Read More

The Brewtography Project Launches Kickstarter for Discovering Colorado Breweries

May 13, 2016 |

I still remember the first time I met up with Dustin & Marcia Hall to enjoy a beer. I had only seen Dustin’s work on Instagram via his Brewtography Project account, but even through the illuminated lens of a iPhone 4 screen, … Read More

The Brewtography Project Kickstarter Launches with Host of Events

May 2, 2016 |

Colorado breweries are joining together this month to support Discovering Colorado Breweries, a photographic essay about the craft beer industry captured through the lens of one man’s camera, The Brewtography Project.

So far, nine breweries have announced events with several … Read More

Vermont and Colorado Breweries Top Untappd’s Highest Rated Breweries

April 22, 2016 | 4

It should come as no surprise that Colorado breweries rank amongst the highest when comparing the best breweries in the industry. Such was the case once again when social beer app Untappd released it’s most recent update on the top rated breweries … Read More

BREAKING | 2015 Top 50 Craft Breweries By Volume

April 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Every year the Brewers Association releases lists of the top breweries based on beer sales volumes.

We took a quick look at last year’s list to compare some of the growth of some of our favorite breweries in the country and broke down some of the major changes. Read More