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Colorado Beer Beat | Mother’s Day Weekend 2021

May 6, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Mother’s day is approaching this weekend, so you better have a gift ready! Wait, you’re saying you haven’t picked up a gift yet? Well, in that case, you should check out the new and upcoming releases below for the gift that you can both enjoy together this year. Plus, do you really need a reason to buy more beer? I didn’t think so.

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New Braunfels Brewing Co. | Death for Breakfast

May 6, 2021 |

Once a phrase linked solely with Oatmeal Stouts, the term ‘breakfast beer’ is now applied to beers ranging from Milkshake and Smoothie Fruited Sours to Oat IPAs. Of course, what you may or may not consider to be a true ‘breakfast beer’ invariably depends on what you choose to have for breakfast, but the link between oat content and breakfastiness in a beer remains undisputed.

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Pint Glass History | Athentic Brewing Co. Horton House Pilsner

May 3, 2021 |

The American craft beer industry is still a relatively young movement — it started in the 1970s. The youth of our industry really shows when compared to the longevity of beer globally. Sure, the craft beer industry turns 70 this year, but prohibition is still in recent memory. Early pioneers of our craft moved mountains and steam-forged a path that led to Boston having its very own Lager and spectacular views from the coast of Maine. Read More

Austin Beerworks | La Verdad Mexican Lager

April 28, 2021 |

Austin Beerworks La Verdad is undoubtedly a champion of Texan Mexican Lagers. Its annual release heralds both Cinco de Mayo and the arrival of our sweaty summer season when lying by the pool or floating lazily down the Guadalupe is as much exertion as the weather allows any time after midday here in Central Texas. Now in its fifth year, the La Verdad was last year’s lockdown savior and kept us from parching even when we weren’t allowed in the water.

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Estuary Beans & Barley | Noche de Mar Mexican Lager

April 27, 2021 |

We’re still smashing the avocados for guacamole and cracking open Mexican Lagers this week here at PorchDrinking. Cinco de Mayo approaches; for most people, this holiday is simply a reason to drink tequila or cervezas all day. To hell with knowing the origins of, well, anything, right? However, we’re here to help you stock the cooler rather than to hand out pop quizzes. So, check out our series for Mexican Lagers you need to pick up for the upcoming holiday.

The newest Mexican Lager in our series for your day of lounging poolside or grilling is Noche de Mar from Estuary Beans & Barley in St. Johns, South Carolina, near Charleston.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/22

April 22, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Now that spring is in full swing, we’re starting to see fewer stouts and porters being released. But don’t fret, there are always a few special stragglers. While you’re sipping on your newest pick-up, prop your feet up to support a good cause by watching “BEER – A Love Story”, because let’s face it, we all love beer. Now through April 25th, $1 from each movie rental will go to Protect Our Rivers.

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Cruz Blanca Brewery | Mexico Calling

April 21, 2021 |

Mexico Calling from Cruz Blanca Brewery is the beer that Mexican lagers should aspire to be. In recent years, there has been an influx of breweries trying their hand at making a craft version of one the most macro styles of beer on the market. What you’re left with are good beers that end up tasting nothing like a Corona, Dos Equis, Modelo or whatever the brewer drew inspiration from. The beers tend to end up with some punny name consisting of Spanish words that a brewer learned during his high school spring break in Cancun.

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Texas Craft Brewers Guild Launches Liquid Bake Sale Fundraiser

April 9, 2021 |

Who doesn’t love a bake sale? All manner of excitingly delicious, affectionately prepared offerings to tempt the taste buds, with any guilty feelings of over-indulgence thoroughly negated by the knowledge that one is stuffing one’s face to fundraise for a most-worthy charitable cause. A winning fundraising formula employed by school boards, scout troops and religious institutions across the nation, the bake sale has taken on a new and exciting beery form, courtesy of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild.

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Fat Bottom Brewing | Knockout IPA

April 9, 2021 |

Flagship beers are the unsung heroes of a brewery. They’re the load-carrying backbone of a beer list. With every new, flashy, ridiculously-hopped IPA or adjunct loaded, melted ice cream cone passing as a stout, they’re also the first to be forgotten. Like a true workhorse, flagship beers do their job. They get packed in cases or filled in kegs to be shipped off to a sea of local grocery stores and faceless sports bars while getting snubbed by the cool kid, craft beer stores in town. Flagship beers may never get any taproom-exclusive hype, but they’re evergreen. They pay the bills, and keep the lights on.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/8

April 8, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With Colorado Pint Day being yesterday, hopefully, you made it out to snag one of this year’s glasses. If you didn’t, well we can’t help you there… but we do have a bunch of new releases, and some crowd favorites that are being re-released! Take a look at everything coming out and make a trip to your favorite brewery to support them, even if you don’t get a glass out of it. Read More

Old Ox Brewery | Down the Hatch (Amber Lager with Hatch Green Chiles)

April 8, 2021 |

What region of the country has the most defining iconic food? Is it New York or Chicago pizza?  Philadelphia cheese steaks? Minnesota Hot Dish? Texas or Kansas City BBQ?

My nomination goes to the southwest, specifically the Hatch, NM region and their green chile. It is, in fact, green CHILE (not chili, or chilli). They take it so seriously that the New Mexico legislature passed rules requiring those products involved in the chile food and beverage trade to be labeled with “New Mexican” or “Not grown in New Mexico.”* “Red or Green?” (styles of chile) is even the official question of the state. Like I said, serious stuff… does Philly codify their cheesesteak labeling into law?

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What We’re Drinking | April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 |

In case you’re stuck in warp speed like this year seems to be, April is upon is. The shenanigans of April Fool’s Day are over, and it’s the end of the week. You deserve a beer! If there’s any doubt in your mind still lingering here’s your free pass: IT’S BASEBALL SEASON (let’s go Braves). If you still need a reason to pop a top, then grab one from the fridge while you check out What We’re Drinking. 

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Weathered Souls | Double Barrel First In Line Imperial Stout

March 30, 2021 |

All craft beer heads remember the glory days of in-person bottle releases and time spent waiting in line with like-minded and equally dedicated beer fans. Coolers opened to reveal rare finds that would be shared amongst the crowd to make the wait more enjoyable for the craft beer elite. While times have certainly changed, those memories remain. San Antonio, TX-based Weathered Souls Brewing Company’s latest members-only beer release is reminiscent of those glorious whales that would breach within the crowd dedicated enough to be First In Line.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/25

March 25, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With March Madness in full swing this week, you’re undoubtedly going to be spending more time in front of a screen watching the games play out. What better than a tasty new beer to help calm your nerves as you panic about whether your parlay is going to hit (We all know you have no idea what you’re doing betting on sports)? Well luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place! Take a look down below to see what’s new this week, you never know what’s being brewed up next.
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Ultimate 6er | Pairing Beers with Female Leads of Video Games

March 17, 2021 |

One of the best perks of playing video games is the escape it provides from your day-to-day. Video games allow you to go from parachuting into high-stress combat environments to wielding a torch and ball of magic in an underground cave somewhere in a fantasy land devoured by dark spirits and dragons.

It’s no secret that people enjoy seeing themselves in video games, movies and other media. Representation is important. So, this list highlights some of the absolute best female-led video games whether you’re looking for action or a narrative-driven experience. 

Grab a beer and start browsing your preferred digital store while you wait on these must-play titles to download.

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Women in Beer | Bailey Spaulding & Lisa Peterson of Jackalope Brewing

March 12, 2021 |

When they opened their doors, Jackalope Brewing Co. were the hip, new brand taking up space in a modest sized brewpub. Fast forward a decade and Jackalope Brewing have become respected pioneers and leaders of Nashville beer. They now operate out of a towering production facility in a rapidly growing city that seemingly sprouts one brewery for every new high-rise residential building. 

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/11

March 11, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Who would’ve guessed it, we’re about to get another heavy round of snow… Ok, who am I kidding, it’s Colorado, so it’s always a possibility. Whether you’re hunkering down this weekend or heading out to take advantage of the fresh snow, you’ll need some drinking options. Why not grab a pack of 10K IPA from WeldWerks, and drink for a good cause? The Unite edition proceeds benefit UNC’s UNITE Program. Read More

Ultimate 6er | Craft Beer of Bozeman, Montana

March 3, 2021 |

Bozeman is a growing and thriving city, nestled in the mountains in Southwest Montana. Bozeman residents love the outdoors, and they also love their beer. Montana has one of the highest brewery per capita numbers in the nation. Bozeman currently has eight breweries one can visit, with more in the works. The city also supports some production-only breweries and a kombucha producer. If you ever find yourself in Bozeman, here are some excellent beers to try (and breweries worth visiting).

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Wax Wings Brewing Company | V Double IPA

March 3, 2021 |

Wax Wings Brewing Company’s love for IPA runs deep. In this past year alone, their Into the Labyrinth series has received seventeen iterations, each batch allowing for dynamic experimentation in process and flavor. Like Daedelus from the titular Icarus myth, owner Rob Hopkins is driven by a desire to invent and innovate—to approach the sun without torching his wings. He could talk hops until he’s green in the face so when asked he happily divulged details on what some might consider their crowning achievement: V.  

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/25

February 25, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With another round of snow coming in across the state today, there’s no better time to embrace stout month before it ends. While it’s not a stout, Denver Beer Co. is releasing a Black IPA dedicated to their late head brewer, Jason Buehler. Pick one up this weekend, to honor the memory of a member of the Colorado craft beer community.

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