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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 | 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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Black Friday Barrel-Aged (and Other) Beer Releases in Chicago

November 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

For beer fans, notably in the Chicago region, Black Friday means dark beer releases. The day, dominated by Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, offers numerous opportunities for beer fans to indulge in some of breweries’ finest creations. For those that love Bourbon County — big beer or not — it’s the day to stand in line or find a bar party, of which there are many. For those who have no interest, it’s a time to Uber-it-over to breweries and bars for an immense, diverse selection of barrel-aged, or sometimes big-hopped, beer. Forget shopping. It’s beer time! Happy Holidays!

Have an event we missed? Email us — we’ll update this through Thanksgiving. Check back for updates!

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Odd13 Brewing | n00b

November 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I’m that guy. I’ve been him for a long time now. I’ve known it for a long time, but didn’t care. I went with it. I’m the guy who no matter what always just wants to try the NEW beer. It’ll be sitting right next to a beer that I know I love and have even ranted and raved about to my friends. And yet, I can’t help myself; I grab the shiny new beer next to it on the shelf. I’ve never really had a go-to beer.

That has finally changed.

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Fischman Liquors Reopens in New Location Today

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

When Fischman Liquors announced they would be closing in July 2016, it didn’t take them long to announce a new location. In fact just 24 hours before the old location would close forever, they had already announced a new location would open sometime in 2017.

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Beerstagram | November 10 – November 16

November 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey, hey Beerstagram fans! How did your week go? We are drawing more near to Thanksgiving each and every week, do you have a big feast planned? What beers are you planning to serve? We’d love to hear from you. In the meantime enjoy this week’s fancy roundup and we will see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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The Good Hop’s Extrava-CAN-za w/ Track 7 Brewing

November 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

You’ve probably heard of an extravaganza, but have you ever experienced an Extrava-CAN-za? Sacramento’s Track 7 Brewing releases limited run cans twice a month. These beers rotate and can only be purchased on-site at the brewery. Your first introduction to Track 7 Brewing may have been their bottles, but now they’re killing it with a whole slew of new recipes debuting in cans.

Can’t always make it up to Sacramento? Well our friends at The Good Hop have trekked up to Track 7 Brewing for you and picked up a carload of the special release cans to be sold in Oakland at The Good Hop store as part of today’s Extrava-CAN-za release. Ain’t that some Bay Area love?!

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Engine House No. 9 | Frambuesa Moka

November 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sour styles in any incarnation were my beers of the summer and although I love stouts, the transition into the colder, rainier reality of stout season has been harsh this year. That’s why I was so excited to find the perfect middle ground: the Frambuesa Moka, a tart, dark potion from Engine House No. 9 in Tacoma, Washington. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 | 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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Revolution Brewing’s Deep Wood Series Gets Major Overhaul

November 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

If you’re in Chicago in November you’ll find a never-ending lineup of great barrel-aged beers being released seemingly every week. In addition to constant releases, you also have FoBAB in the beginning part of the month. This year, one release to not overlook is Revolution Brewing’s Deep Wood Series which gets released Nov 17.

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Event Recap | 2017 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB)

November 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

As you rub your eyes and nurse that pounding headache, it’s time to reflect on another year of FoBAB. The nation’s largest gathering of barrel-aged beers is always the marquee event to hit Chicago’s beer scene. Once again, FoBAB lived up to the hype by bringing together some of the country’s most sought after beers and putting them under one roof for thousands to enjoy.
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Pizza Boy Brewing Company | Sunny Side Up

November 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you’re anything like me, you believe that it’s always stout season. Of course, there seem to be times that are more appropriate than others for enjoying a stout. Despite spending many years of my life here, I am still surprised by how cold it gets. It happens literally every year, yet I’m still shocked every time. “I can’t believe it’s so cold outside.” I live in a state where we are fortunate enough to experience all four stout seasons. So, as we approach the cold season here on the east coast, it’s almost comforting to find such an exceptional dark roasted beverage to relish in. That beverage is Pizza Boy Brewing Company‘s Sunny Side Up.
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Beerstagram | November 2 – November 10

November 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Hey Beerstagram fans! How was your week? It seemed exceptionally slow with the time change didn’t it? Anyway, it is Friday now and we can finally celebrate. Hooray! What do you plan on sipping this weekend? We’d love to hear about it and remember to tag @PorchDrinkingCO for your chance to be featured. Cheers!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017 | 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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Beerstagram | October 26 – November 2

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

Hello Beerstagram followers! How was your Halloween? Did you dress up as something or just enjoy some festive brews? We’d love to hear more about it! We have quite a few Halloween-inspired shots from this past week in the roundup for you today. Hard to believe it is now already November. Cheers, folks! See you back here again next week.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 | 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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BREWS For Harvey Looks to Raise Funds for Leukemia Battle

October 30, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

You can always count on the beer community to rally together to help one of its own. When Calvin Fredrickson of Spiteful Brewing found out his nephew Harvey was diagnosed with Leukemia, he wanted to do whatever he could to help. This motivated him to organize Brews for Harvey.

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Beerstagram | October 19 – October 26

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

Hello Beerstagram fans! Wow, this week’s roundup is mighty fall festive. That’s appropriate considering we are now just days away from Halloween. Are you doing anything fun or have a fun costume planned? We’d love to hear about it. Whatever you do, have a fun and safe celebration! We look forward to checking out the Beerstagrams of Halloween beer you’ll be having. Keep tagging @PorchDrinkingCO and we’ll see you back here again next week. Cheers!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 | 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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Chicago Quick Sips | October 23

October 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at chicago@porchdrinking.com.

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Ranking & Reviewing the 2017 Bourbon County Brand Stout Lineup

October 23, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

Surrounded by bottles of past years’ Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout and the Sisters in their Barrel Warehouse, about 30 people or so prepared to taste the entire lineup of 2017 BCBS. After a conservative release of just four variants in 2016, in front of us were six snifters of the black liquid that so many covet every Black Friday.

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