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The Difference Between Gluten-Free vs Gluten-Reduced Beer

November 18, 2019 |

“If someone with a peanut allergy walked into a restaurant and told the chef she/he couldn’t have peanut oil, you wouldn’t hear the chef tell her/him that it’s peanut-reduced and it’s totally safe because it’s only a small percentage. The … Read More

Why CBC Returned to Denver in 2019 and CBC 2020-2022 Locations

April 9, 2019 |

As the Brewers Association (BA) gears up for this week’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) we decided to catch up with the governing body of craft beer to dive deeper into their decision to move this year’s conference from Indianapolis to Denver, just months before GABF will once again be held in the same city. Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director for the Brewers Association, spoke with PorchDrinking.com about this year, and the years to follow.

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2019 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

April 3, 2019 |


While the Craft Brewers Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable education from the multitude of sessions and seminars, as brewers we know the real fun comes with the after-parties surrounding the conference. To help you navigate the week-long schedule of tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases and more surrounding CBC we put together a day-by-day external events guide. Use the menu below to quickly navigate to the corresponding day.

Additionally we will be updating this guide throughout the week, so if we missed an event be sure to shoot us a message.

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Special thanks to our friends at OnTap Credit Union, who have been crafting banking solutions for breweries, brewery employees and beer lovers for the past 64 years in Golden and Arvada. Their support in underwriting PorchDrinking allows us to continue to research and present in-depth pieces like the the 2019 CBC External Events Writeup

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2018 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

April 30, 2018 |


While the Craft Brewers Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable education from the multitude of sessions and seminars, as brewers we know the real fun comes with the after-parties surrounding the conference. To help you navigate the week-long schedule of tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases and more surrounding CBC we put together a day-by-day external events guide. Use the menu below to quickly navigate to the corresponding day.

Additionally we will be updating this guide throughout the week, so if we missed an event be sure to shoot us a message.

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A Local’s Guide to Nashville’s Craft Beer Scene for CBC Attendees

April 27, 2018 |

Next week over 14,000 of the craft beer industry’s finest will descend upon the Music City, for a week of education, networking and, of course, a little drinking and sightseeing. To help you navigate the sights and sounds of Nashville, PorchDrinking’s resident Nashville expert, Liz Riggs, brings you a guide to breweries, restaurants, attractions and local haunts, along with some not-for-tourist spots to check out in-between those hospitality suite stops. Explore Nashville’s craft beer scene through the lens of a local.

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The Weekly Buzz | April 20 – 26

April 27, 2018 |

I want to drink beer, but I don’t want to be fat. After daily two-hour workouts, I’m so tired that one beer makes me fall asleep. This wasn’t the effect I was going for. I just wanted to have a moderately repectable dad-bod. Becoming an old man who falls asleep halfway through an episode of Home Improvement was not the plan. Anyway… Here’s a bunch of stuff I found on the Internet. This is The Weekly Buzz.
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Craft Beer Cellar Fort Collins Offers GABF Week Gems

October 3, 2016 |

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Heading into town for GABF? There’s a ton to consider, special tappings, beer dinners, mini-festivals, meet the brewer opportunities, and of course the festival itself. But one thing you WON’T want to miss out on is the opportunity to stock your beer cellar with two empty suitcases worth of specialty bottles and cans.

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Cape Brewing Company | Amber Weiss

September 20, 2016 |

In a small coastal town just outside of Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Brewing Company confidently wades into the infant market of African craft beer. While the rest of the continent shifts from homebrewing or no beer at all, to macro brewing (with the help of SABMiller and Heineken), Cape Brewing Company keeps up with the beer market as we know it, with a range of styles and rotating seasonals to keep craft connoisseurs happy. Read More

BREAKING | Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2016 World Beer Cup

May 6, 2016 |

Colorado breweries showed up in full force during tonight’s World Beer Cup. The competition featured breweries from across the world competing in 96 categories, and Colorado’s contingent scored top marks taking home 37 medals, including 12Degree Brewing which took home World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster of the year in the Small Brewpub category. Additionally CO Breweries swept the Belgian Strong Pale Category. Read More

Columbus Brewing Company | Creeper

August 21, 2015 |

ABV: 10.5% | IBUs: 100

Throughout the year, Columbus Brewing Company drops delicious bombs on unsuspecting palates. Some are malt bombs, like Sohio Stout, while some are hop bombs, like Thunderlips, Dalton and Bodhi. While the legend of Bodhi is growing after winning a bronze medal at GABF and an exquisite writeup on this very site, Bodhi has a gold medal winning big brother in Columbus Brewing Company’s Creeper.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

April 20, 2015 |

This week in craft beer news, we share the winners of the 2015 Achievement Awards, the name of the new Denver Comic Con beer, and a video of a girl catching a baseball in her beer cup. You don’t want to miss any of this news so read on to find out more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Columbus Brewing Company | IPA

July 10, 2014 |

CBC IPA     6.5% ABV

As much as I love trying and exploring all the craft beer that is out there, I know no matter what there will be one beer that stands above the rest. One that will always have a special place for in my heart, and in my refrigerator.  To me, that is Columbus Brewing Company IPA.  I always feel a nice sense of pride for Columbus and all the great local breweries, and CBC is among the best, especially when it comes to making a great IPA. The brewery itself is located in the historical brewery district in downtown Columbus, and you can find their beers on tap almost anywhere in this fine city. Read More

CBC 2014 – Recap of Events from Cory Pelc

April 25, 2014 |

Well, we did it. We survived. We had some beers about it. A lot of beers. But moreover, we had an amazing time experiencing the breadth of craft beer awesomeness that is the Craft Brewers Conference. Follow along after the jump.

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CBC 2014 Recap | The Events

April 24, 2014 |

The week of the Craft Brewers Conference was so jam-packed with incredible events that it was simply impossible to catch all the good stuff. We have only so many hours in the day and sadly, only one liver. However, I did my best given these unfair limitations – here’s where I spent my evenings April 7th-11th. Read More

CBC 2014 Recap | The Seminars

April 24, 2014 |

In the second week of April, over 9,000 brewing professionals traveled to Denver, CO to attend the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference. Aside from beer and networking, what could lure brewers from all around the world to the mile high city? Well, fortunately PorchDrinkers Tristan, Cory, Chris, and Phil were on hand to find out. Below is our coverage of some of the 80+ educational seminars presented during the conference.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

April 2, 2014 | 2

Holy Fuck Farts! Craft Brewer’s Conference 2014 week is here. Strap it on. Denver is being invaded by many a beer nerd, connoisseur and hophead. And that is a great thing! Ladies and Gents, keep posted to our social media outlets for live tweeting, pre-and-post event coverage and all around updates on all things craft beer in Denver during CBC and the World Beer Cup. The Craft Brewers Conference is the premier craft brewing industry educational event bringing together more than 4,000 of the world’s leading brewers, brewery owners, brewery/brewpub marketing and management, and brewing supply professionals.

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2013 Craft Brewer’s Conference: Take Two

April 15, 2013 |

A pair of us from PorchDrinking.com were fortunate enough to attend the 2013 Craft Brewer’s Conference in Washington, DC in March. Considering Erin and  I hold very different beer backgrounds (but are both beer enthusiasts nonetheless), here is my take (as someone who spends his 9-5 in the industry) on CBC:

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