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New Belgium Brewing is famous for a lot of things, but here in their hometown of Fort Collins, their parties are what most people will have a story about. The sprawling, beautiful brewery space just beyond Old Town has opened its doors to countless soirees over the years. But none is so popular or memorable as their annual Lost in the Woods.
For the past two decades, La Folie has transformed the country’s understanding of American Sour beers and inspired innumerable breweries to embark on their own quest for acidity. But like all truly great innovators, the best are not satisfied resting on their laurels. Two years ago, New Belgium introduced the next extension of La Folie with the use of Geisha coffee. And now, we have it’s latest entry, La Folie Grand Reserve: PX, available beginning February 9th.
When it is this hot for summer, you can either go run out in the sprinklers, head to the mountains, or grab a tasty brew. Or do all three! First, let’s start with a fresh pint from one of the 36 Colorado brewery openings for July, August, and September. Perhaps you will go try your first South American beer with corn as the main ingredient or even your first grape beer (oenobeer).
New Belgium is bringing back Tour de Fat for its 18th year and this year’s celebration of biking music and beer will be bigger and bolder than ever before. Expanding the event from 9 participating cities to a 33-stop format, the tour season kicks off on May 20 in Asheville, NC and will end on October 7 in Tempe, AZ. “Fat Tire presents Tour de Fat” has pulled out all the stops with additional cities and world-class entertainment such as The Roots, Third Eye Blind, AWOLNATION, Skyler Grey, Michael Franti & Spearhead, X-Ambassadors and much more.
Raise your hand if your’e still in complete and utter awe over Wednesday night’s victorious outcome for the Chicago Cubs? Not all of us at PorchDrinking are die-hard Cubbies fans, but we can all agree that Game 7 was one of the most epic sporting events in history. And if you’re still feeling the effects of the severe lack of sleep from several late night games this week, you’re just as happy as we are that it’s the weekend. Here’s What We’re Drinking.
This year marks the 17th season for New Belgium’s Tour de Fat and it’s coming back to Denver once again! This day-long festival is free, but the proceeds from beer sales and parade registration go to local non-profits as donations.
Surprise! Fat Tire is now 25-years-old. Feeling old yet? The folks over at New Belgium are–but in the best way possible! Twenty-five years is no easy feat for a brewery nowadays, that’s why they’ve celebrated in a big way and got in touch with five collaboration partners and good friends of theirs to recreate versions of the iconic Fat Tire.
This Saturday and Sunday, the Summer Denver Flea returns to the River North district, this time EXDO Event Center on both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Supporting local artists and makers is often made even better while sipping on locally made craft beer, too. Luckily, our friends at New Belgium is making your Flea experience much more enjoyable with a mix of classics, and some new specialty offerings which will satisfy any beer geek’s wanting desires. Below is a list of the beers you can expect that will be available during the Summer Flea:
For a second time, the Vermont-based ice creamery Ben & Jerry’s and Colorado brewery, New Belgium Brewing have collaborated on an ice cream-inspired beer to benefit the non-profit Protect Our Winters (POW).
I remember the days where the family would gather in the backyard, the grill was in full use, the volleyball net was up and the weather was just warm enough but not sweltering. You could smell all the …
If you live in Colorado like I do, you may be thinking that it isn’t actually spring just yet. Not with the weather we’ve been having lately, at least. That’s why New Belgium Brewing and Belgium’s Hof Ten Dormaal‘s …
You’ve heard it time and again — the craft brewing industry is collaborative by nature. Breweries share know-how and ingredients. They root for each other. Veterans impart wisdom — including lessons learned the hard way — to the generations that follow. Of course, there are spats and personality clashes. But that is true when human beings come in contact with one another, no matter the context. For the most part, all the collaboration talk is backed up with deeds.
Never have I hashtagged Pope Francis in the Weekly Growler Fill but hey, there’s a first for everything. This week, I’m bringing you more stories than ever before, not because I’m feeling motivated, but because there is tons of coolness happening in the brewniverse. Instead of giving you my usual sneak peak, you’re just going to have to read more to find out which stories are making the headlines in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
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.
It seems like every time I talk to someone outside St. Louis about the craft beer here, they ask me about Perennial Artisan Ales. Either they’ve had it and are raving fans or they’ve heard about it and want to get their hands on some. It’s understandable considering the quality of the brew Perennial puts out and their participation in the overall scene. If you follow them around the labyrinth of the internet, you know they’re up to a LOT of good things. Brewer meet and greets, beer dinners and festivals all over the country. Not to mention collaborations with the likes of Evil Twin, Half Acre, Prairie Artisan, et cetera, et cetera. But if you aren’t familiar with them yet, you’re likely going to be thanks to this new bomber of delicious teamwork – New Belgium/Perennial Artisan Ales Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout, the latest addition to the Lips of Faith series.
Denverites unite! It’s already been a few months since New Belgium Brewing’s new unfiltered wheat, Snapshot debuted on store shelves, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to throw down in celebration of it’s official release. PorchDrinking will be on hand at Galvanize, located at 1062 Delaware St., to support our great friends at Artifact Uprising who have partnered with New Belgium Brewing and Imbibe Denver for Saturday night’s release party.
Some people might go for chocolates on Valentine’s Day, but at PorchDrinking.com we prefer our desserts to be in beer form. Pateros Creek Brewing got creative with their Love Porter No. 9 (a chocolate strawberry treat), while others preferred a …
While the world’s athletes are kicking off their biggest competition, the world’s brew masters continue to help each other instead. On a visit to Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis, IN, we heard that Colorado’s own Crooked Stave shared yeast strain …
As promised, this week’s Beerstagrams is chock full of behind the scenes snaps from the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins. Want to know what a truly fresh bottled beer tastes like? Try one 33 minutes after it’s bottled. Hashtag …
Curry and beer sounds like a terrible idea. Curry is such a unique, robust flavor that is very unforgiving. But curry is also full of familiar and comforting spices. As the weather begins to turn colder, …