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Ultimate 6er | Colorado Ski Mountain and Beer Pairing

January 20, 2016 |

Winter in Colorado means trips up I-70 to your favorite ski mountain. After a long day on the mountain, nothing helps you relax and unwind more than a cold beverage, preferably a crisp and refreshing brewski (see what I did there?). This Ultimate 6er pairs six Colorado ski destinations with six delicious beers. Now, I could have taken the easy route by pairing mountains with their (awesome) local breweries. However, I wanted to get a little more creative instead, so I looked into certain resorts’ nicknames, runs, and mountains to really give PorchDrinkers six special pairings. Read More

Event Recap | 2016 Vail Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines

January 12, 2016 |

This piece was written and composed by PorchDrinking.com staff Tristan Chan, Cory Pelc, Kelissa Heiber, Kara Loo, Phil Joyce, Will Dozier, and Desiree Duzich with special contribution from Brittany Werges of 303 Magazine.

In a lot of ways, looking back on the 2016 Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines festival is fairly cut and dry. Everything was amazing. It really is that simple. And yet, I’d be disappointing not only myself, but more importantly organizer Laura Lodge, by leaving you with merely a singular over-the-top statement about the fest. I dare not use the word hyperbole because while my descriptions may seem gratuitous, they are one hundred percent truthful.
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Vail Big Beers Pour List & Must Tries

January 8, 2016 |

 

Cover image courtesy of vaildaily.com

 

AC Golden – Kriek Noir

The base sour beer was then allowed to ferment on 800lbs of Colorado grown sweet and sour cherries. 5.5 % ABV

Allagash – Nancy

Balaton & Montmorency cherries. The … Read More

The PorchCast | Episode 9 – Eric Ponce at Vail Big Beers

January 22, 2015 |

Episode 9 of the PorchCast features Eric Ponce, Senior Brewer of Goose Island Brewing Company‘s Barrel Program who sat in with us during the Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival. We were also joined by guest host Cory Pelc, … Read More

Vail Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Craft Beer’s Best Kept Secret

January 7, 2015 | 1

*This post has been updated to reflect the 2016 Vail Big Beers Event*

Laura Lodge is a pro. Checking in at a slender 5’4”, with conservative short locks, a focused, almost librarian-esque demeanor, Laura is on the whole unassuming. … Read More

Big Beers Festival in 140 Characters or Less

January 20, 2013 |

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of going to the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in Vail, CO. 13 of us from Northern Colorado loaded into a caravan and headed up the mountain for the 13th annual fest. That’s right, lucky 13. What could go wrong there? Read More