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A very merry almost Earth Day to you, my fellow earthlings! I hope you are enjoying your day on this lovely planet by reading this article with a beer in your hand. While you do that, be sure to recognize all the different resources it takes to make that craft beer you are holding. Everything that you see in the brew, as well as the device containing that beer, comes from a vast number of components and people to make it happen. With this special relationship between us and Earth, being eco-friendly is very important.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving. On this day of over-indulgence in food and drink, the PorchDrinkers did not eschew their primary mission: to drink great beer. Not every meal may have been traditional, but we all had freely flowing craft beer in common. Whether you drank out of pure holiday spirit, or you were trying to avoid discussing politics with an elderly Fox News-viewing relative, beer is a required libation at any holiday meal. Grandma, Uncle Joe and Sister-in-Law Carol, this is What We’re Drinking.
For the last six years, Beers Made By Walking has offered beer drinkers in a select few cities an opportunity to explore a collection of one-off beers inspired by local nature and urban walks. This program began back in 2011 and over time has worked with 150 different breweries across six states.
This year, Beers Made By Walking hosted its annual Denver event at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, who was also the beneficiary of the proceeds from the event. Essentially, attendees got to feel like they were Ben Stiller in his Night at the Museum movies but with the added bonus of 33 breweries also hanging out for the evening.
Have any plans for next weekend? Consider joining Upslope Brewing Company at their 2nd Annual Backcountry Tap Room on Saturday, October 1st up in the mountains! The pop-up tap room experience will take place at Vance’s Cabin, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., overlooking the Holy Cross Wilderness. The Cabin, near Tennessee Pass, is located in the Red Cliff area of the Colorado Rockies, about 10 miles north of the town of Leadville, and about four miles north of Ski Cooper ski area.
ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 45
Upslope Brewing Company in Boulder has collaborated with beverage-makers hailing from as far as Northern Italy. Their Ozo Coffee Brown Ale, however, hits a little closer to home. Upon opening their second brewing location in East Boulder, Upslope wasted no time in collaborating with one of its new neighbors: Ozo Coffee Company. Ozo, another Boulder-based business, operates a café and roasting lab directly adjacent to Upslope’s Flatiron Park location. What resulted in this union is a liquid love child consisting of a two-time GABF medal winner and a massive amount of coffee beans. I was lucky enough to sit down with Upslope’s head brewer Sam Scruby to taste and discuss the origin of this roasty libation.
Lululemon is in the business of brewing, Odell will start canning, and Venezuelans might have a hard time finding beer in the near future. What is the world coming to? Find out the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Stories we’re focused on this week: multiple beer releases and lots of good things happening in Ohio. If you’re an Ohioan or just want to stay up to date on the latest craft beer news, click read more to get all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.