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First Look: Odell Brewing Opens Small Batch Brewery & Taproom in Denver RiNo

May 31, 2018 |

Denver’s River North Art District is beginning to look completely different than it did even six months ago. Just along the once rough and tumble, sleepy main drag of Larimer Street alone, the transformation is none more apparent than the recent additions of American Bonded, the next chapter in Sean Kenyon’s (founder of Williams and Graham) burgeoning cocktail bar catalog, and Call, a trendy coffee shop, sandwich concept, along with it’s upcoming neighboring sister bar Beckon. The landscape has also been forever changed by the recent influx of satellite locations from several already well-established national brands. This recent flood of familiar faces includes one of the country’s hottest bar concepts in Death and Co, inside of The Ramble Hotel, the fast food behemoth that is Shake Shack, and chain wine bar concept Barcelona. And beginning Monday, Odell Brewing will extend their reach outside of their Fort Collins roots to Denver’s hottest neighborhood, when they open their second outpost in the heart of Denver’s River North Art District.

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Odell Small Batch Festival 2018 Review: Something Old, Something New

May 31, 2018 |

Odell Brewing, home to the (unofficial) official Best Patio of Fort Collins, hosted its Small Batch Festival on May 26. Not many breweries can pull off a festival consisting entirely of their own brews, but the prolific Odell successfully produced a beer lineup consisting of old favorites and some brand new blends.

For $35, patrons received two 12oz pours (8oz for high ABV brews ), a stainless steel cup and 60+ beer options. This party isn’t new—Odell has hosted this festival a handful of times in the past decade—and in the late May summer sun, the Small Batch Festival definitely felt like a familiar get-together. It was part business as usual, but other aspects felt distinctly special. Here’s the breakdown of what felt old, and what was new:

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | April 25, 2018

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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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The Weekly Buzz | March 2 – 8

March 9, 2018 |

Since I’m writing this on International Women’s Day, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of my strong, creative female colleagues at PorchDrinking. Without them, this humble beer blog would be but a shadow of itself. Their hard work and dedication keeps this train on the tracks, and their fresh points of view help us keep our content fresh and relevant in an ever-changing world. I invite you all to raise a glass to them! Now, here’s some stuff I found on Twitter. This is The Weekly Buzz.
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The Weekly Buzz | October 20 – 26

October 27, 2017 |

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you’re completely and totally scatterbrained? I am having one right now. I can’t believe I even managed to pull together this modest collection of social media nonsense. It just goes to show that you can complete any task if you procrastinate until the last possible second and then scroll through Twitter at a frantic pace. So, in honor of my half-assery – which may or may not be a word – let’s raise a glass and dive into The Weekly Buzz.

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2 Days, 2 Nights | A Complete Guide to Fort Collins, Colorado’s Craft Beer Scene

September 18, 2017 |

Situated on the Cache La Poudre River and about 65 miles north of Denver lies Fort Collins, home of the CSU Rams and where craft beer flows in abundance. Two years ago, I moved to Fort Collins from Denver and I was a bit apprehensive; Denver was home to me. There was always something to do — whether it was a Rockies game, art opening or new brewery to check out. And admittedly, as a proud Colorado Buffalo (#Skobuffs), Fort Collins felt a little like enemy territory.

But like one of those teachable Hallmark movie moments, Fort Collins proved me wrong. This college town is the fourth largest city in Colorado but it has plenty of local charm. Fort Collins is laid back like a lackadaisical Sunday afternoon. It’ll make you want to hop on your cruiser bike and ride over to the nearest brewery and watch the sun sink down across the foothills. Fort Collins has made me a tourist in my own state — which is really refreshing. And so, I present to you, the best spots to visit the next time you’re in Fort Collins — in my humble opinion, of course.

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Event Recap | Odell Hidden Gems Shine at Mainline Ale House Beer Dinner

September 11, 2017 |

Whether you are a fan of beer, wine, spirits or a combination thereof, we can all agree on one thing: Pairing your drink of choice with a delicious plate of food is a wonderful experience. The culinary team at Mainline Ale House have taken it upon themselves to develop wonderful tasting menus that highlight the local beers of Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Event Preview | Odell Beer Dinner at Mainline Ale House

September 7, 2017 |

Pairing wine with food has been a long-standing tradition in the food and beverage world. Fortunately for craft beer lovers, beer pairing dinners are becoming more commonplace in restaurants. Here in Colorado, some of the household names in craft beer are starting to branch out and begin the trend of beer pairing meals.

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Vinyl & Beers | Top 25 Artists That Went Solo

July 6, 2017 |

As we recover from celebrating the 241st anniversary of the original Brexit, I think it’s appropriate we honor those who fought for musical independence. These brave soldiers fought against egos, narcotics, less-talented band mates and guaranteed paychecks so they could feed their own ego, recruit their own band and cash larger paychecks. Like America before them, these music makers could not be shackled by their oppressors and, like our whale-friend Willy, broke free triumphantly to the sounds of sweet music.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 |

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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Event Preview | Odell Brewing Co. Small Batch Festival

May 23, 2017 |

Featured image courtesy of Odell Brewing Co.

What’s great about Odell Brewing Company (besides the fact that it has an employee stock ownership plan) is the brewery’s ability to produce high quality beer no matter the style or the size of production. From the Fort Collins brewery’s core line up, to one-off specialty taproom ales, to its Cellar Series barrel-aged beers, I always know that an Odell beer is going to deliver.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 |

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 | April 7 – April 13

April 14, 2017 |

This week, it was literally my job to stalk my favorite breweries on Instagram. Isn’t life rough?

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BREAKING | Odell Brewing Opening Pilot Taproom Location in Denver’s RiNo District

April 10, 2017 |

Currently home to 10 independently owned craft breweries, two outposts for corporate owned entities, 10 Barrel and Blue Moon, Oskar Blues’ CHUBurger taproom, First Draft, a pour your own draft beer bar and the upcoming opening of New Belgium’s … Read More

Odell Brewing is Coming To Chicago | Several Events to Celebrate its Arrival

January 26, 2017 |

Original skyline photo taken by Daniel Schwen – modified for the purposes of this story.

My first excursion to the Odell Brewing taproom occurred nearly fifteen years ago while on a trip to Colorado. Impressed would be an understatement. However, I, like many Chicagoans, had to rely on bottle hauls for a chance to enjoy Odell creations.

But not anymore.

Odell Brewing is bringing its beer from the Rocky Mountains to the city of Big Shoulders and to kick off the eastward expansion, Odell will take over the taps at three bottle shop & tasting rooms — Bitter Pops, The Cellar, and The Open Bottle.

(Edit: Other events have been added since this was first published. Those items have been added at the end of this piece.)

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Ultimate 6er | Star Trek: The Next Generation

January 11, 2017 |

Cover Photo Courtesy StarTrek.com

The world of Star Trek: The Next Generation is nearly utopian. It is a post-scarcity world, where war, famine, and disease have been almost completely wiped out on Earth. People are free to pursue any profession they please, without the pressure of making ends meet. This leads to a boom in cultural and technological advancements.

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The Weekly Buzz | December 30 – January 5

January 6, 2017 |

The first week of the year has been chock full of new beer and event announcements. Hopefully, this is a sign that 2017 will be a great year for craft beer. I’ve already started marking release dates on my calendar and making room in my refrigerator. Forget 2016. That was a garbage year. We’ve got to focus our positive energy on the next 359 days! Pull out your yoga mat, get into Downward-facing Dog, and get ready for The Weekly Buzz.

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Ultimate 6er | Christmas Cookie & Beer Pairings

December 14, 2016 |

It’s that time of year again for Christmas Cookie and Beer Pairings! Our first edition of this pairing theme kicked off last year as you may remember, and I was very excited to bring it back for a second time this year. I was torn between sticking to all American brews for this year’s edition or if I should add some of those fantastic Belgian Christmas Ales in the mix, but then decided that this year’s version should be strictly All-American. There were definitely some great options for pairing. Also, just like last year, I did some homemade cookies and some store-bought for those of you that like to bake and for those of you that would prefer not to. Now let’s get on to the goods!

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

October 24, 2016 |

Surly’s head of brewing operations resigns, Firestone Walker retires three fan favorites, and Slim Thug gets his own craft beer. Why catch up on work emails when you can catch up on craft beer news? Keep reading to get all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Stem Ciders Expands Distribution with Odell / Breakthru Partnership

August 31, 2016 |

At less than three years of operation in their modest RiNo Taproom, Stem Ciders has quickly established themselves as the preeminent name in Denver craft cider, and now that reach is about to extend a lot further. Read More