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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/22

September 22, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

GABF season is finally upon us! If you’re ready to immerse yourself in all things GABF, you may want to check out what Hops & Pie is up to this year. After a three-year hiatus, they’re back to hosting a slate of events in honor of GABF itself. With a new brewery takeover every night from October 5 through 8, you’ll have plenty to look forward to!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/8

September 8, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

It may not seem like it, but fall weather is quickly approaching. It looks like we’ll even be getting a blast of fall this weekend across the state, so you know what we need to do, right? Get the firepit going and break out one of your favorite heavy Stouts or Porters. What’s that? You don’t have any with you? Well, you don’t need to worry, because we’ve got multiple new options for you to get your hands on down below!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 8/25

August 25, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

After what seemed like an eternity, it’s finally football season again! If you’re an NFL fan, a college fan or just love football of any kind, plenty of your favorite breweries will have games playing in their tap rooms. So, if you’re trying to get out of the house to catch a game, why not enjoy it with a cold beer and your closest friends (beer lovers, obviously)?

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 7/28

July 28, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

It looks like we finally have some cooler temps ahead for this weekend, and you know what that means! Time to sit out on the patio at night—maybe even by a fire if you’re out in the mountains—while you sip on a refreshing brew. Well, our local CO breweries are making sure that you can find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a high ABV Barrel-Aged Stout or a crushable summery Ale.

Don’t forget, GABF tickets are on sale to the general public now, and as I’m writing this, there are still tickets available for Thursday and Saturday! Don’t miss out on the spectacle that is GABF. Get your tickets while you can!

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Event Preview | Session Fest 2022

July 21, 2022 |

It’s been three years since Drake’s Brewing Co. has been able to throw their summer classic with Bike East Bay. But Session Fest is finally back for its eighth year, this Saturday. With no beer over 5% being poured, it is meant to be an easy going afternoon where you get to sample the lower-end ABVs that breweries have to offer. Hopefully, this makes for hangover-free Sunday the next day.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 7/14

July 15, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As expected, now that we’ve gotten clear of the 4th of July, we’re seeing a little lull in new packaged beer releases. But don’t fret! There are still plenty of brand new releases along with a few surprise returns for you to enjoy. Take your pick to help you beat the heat this summer, but make sure to keep it local as always!

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California Craft Beer Week Returns This July

July 14, 2022 |

California craft beer week returns! Craft beer guilds across the state have come together to bring California Craft Beer Week (CCBW) to fruition. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/30

June 30, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

The holiday weekend is starting a little bit early because of the Avs Championship Parade going on today! Now it’s just a matter of finding the perfect spot to watch from and the perfect brew to sip on while you’re there. Keep the suds flowing all the way through the 4th of July to make it one of the best weekends in Colorado this summer!

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Fox Farm Brewery | Witch Meadow Black 2020

June 6, 2022 |

Summer sunshine be damned, we’re still enjoying Stouts despite this heat. The beer fridge was full and the selection was plentiful, but the chosen bottle today is one to remember.

Witch Meadow Black 2020, an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon and rum barrels with smoked coconut by Fox Farm Brewery in Salem, CT certainly helped fight off the Sunday Scaries this afternoon! This incredibly complex yet smooth Stout was 500ml of pure bliss. It neither overwhelmed in a combination of flavor nor body, despite the 13.6% ABV. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/21

April 21, 2022 |

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 (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We’re powering through April with loads of new beer releases to help you wet your whistle. If you find yourself near Hops & Pie this weekend, we’ve got the scoop on two great tap takeovers that they’ll be hosting! On April 22 Hops & Pie will be hosting Drekker Brewing Co. and following that up with a WeldWerks tap takeover on April 24. So, remember to swing by Hops & Pie, for both tap takeovers to experience numerous hard-to-find beers.

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Craft Beer News | Firestone Walker Mind Haze Tropical Haze Mixed Pack

September 14, 2021 |

Surely there are other people besides myself who are cherishing the last few days of summer, right? Fall has a lot to look forward to–football weekends and holidays–but Firestone Walker Brewing Co. just made quite the splash with a new release mixed pack that has enough vacation-vibe and tropical flavors to keep us celebrating summer well into the autumn season. Read More

What We’re Drinking | August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021 |

There’s been a very hectic aura in the air around here lately, and it’s likely due to a combination of school starting back, work being busy and the Delta variant of Covid-19 rising in cases. It feels like we somehow back tracked, but maybe we’re on the up-and-up. Maybe that’s a glass half-full perspective. Either way, you did it, it’s Friday and we made it. Cheers to that. Here is What We’re Drinking.

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Cactus Land Brewing Co. | Lucas Salted Pilsner

July 28, 2021 |

Go to any backyard BBQ in south Texas and you’ll likely see beers dressed in some form of chili-lime salt. Usually used on mass-produced lagers (especially those in a green bottle marked with two red X’s), dressing a beer has typically been a way to add flavor to mediocre beer, and the trend seems to be spreading. But what if a beer was intentionally brewed to compliment the addition while also tasty enough to stand on its own? That’s exactly what Cactus Land Brewing Co. set out to do with their Lucas Salted Pilsner, and based on the reaction from the locals, they’ve created the perfect beer to enjoy in the South Texas heat.

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New Belgium Brewing + Samuel Adams | Love Conquers Ale

June 28, 2021 |

Pride month is well under way and the time to celebrate love and inclusion is upon us. In celebration, New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) and Samuel Adams (Boston, MA) have released a limited series collaboration ale like no other. Love Conquers Ale is a Gose-style ale brewed with a unique mix of ingredients: coriander, sea salt, basil-infused lime peel, and blackberries. Read More

What We’re Drinking | June 24, 2021

June 25, 2021 |

Summer is settling in quite nice albeit incredibly hot already. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s nice to be able to do stuff this year when thinking back on how last summer was during the height of the pandemic. Baseball is on, bars are open and taprooms are calling your name! Lagers and Seltzers are sure to dominate pool patios and beach trips. To make sure we aren’t slacking on our end, check out our beers of the last two weeks. Here is What We’re Drinking:

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/17

June 17, 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.

We’re hitting some record temperatures this week in Colorado, but do you know what’s really nice on a hot day? That’s right, some cold aloe… oh, and a cold beer at your favorite brewery! Beat the heat this weekend and show all of the local breweries how glad you are that they’re back open at full capacity.

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Sparge Brewing Co. | Crushable Cream Ale

June 4, 2021 |

Sparge Brewing Co. has swiftly become one of the hottest spots to visit just north of Fort Collins, in Wellington, CO. They flourish their taps with six staple beers and consistent yet constant rotating seasonals and pilot brews. They have more than adequately displayed their ability to make and create beers of all varieties and styles, and they really seem to be popular all their own.

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What We’re Drinking | April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021 |

There’s been no shortage of activity happening recently and it’s a welcomed sight. Sports are back, industries like music and film are starting to expand again. Vaccinations are becoming available and there’s a positivity that we’re almost to the other side of the pandemic. We’re not there yet, though, so in the meantime, stay resilient, grab a beer, and check out what we’re drinking. 

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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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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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