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2013 Great American Beer Festival Breweries BreakdownJuly 30, 2013 | Tristan Chan 6
After several weeks of sifting through duplicate entries and moving breweries off the waiting list, the Brewers Association announced last night their full list of 2013 Great American Beer Festival breweries who will be attending the festival.
Avery Sour Ale Festival PreviewJune 6, 2013 | Tristan Chan 1
Avery Brewing Company has released their lineup for this Saturday’s sold out Sour Ale Festival. All profits from this year’s fest will go to the family of Kyra Hilden who … Read More
2023 Collaboration Fest Official Beer List Features Over 120 CollabsMarch 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan
With just under two and a half weeks away from the 2023 Collaboration Fest, the Colorado Brewers Guild has finally revealed its official pour list for the festival. The one-of-a-kind event, which brings together local and national breweries to brew distinctly unique collaboration beers designed specifically to be showcased at the event will feature over 120 beers from over 170 collaborating breweries.
These Are America’s Best Breweries for Barrel-Aged StoutsNovember 3, 2022 | Tristan Chan 28
As warmer days begin to dwindle and the daylight hours dissipate, it feels only natural for our taste preferences to evolve accordingly. The onset of colder weather, as well as the arrival of the holiday season, always feels like a natural signal for beer drinkers to shift their focus toward boozier, barrel-aged Stouts. In addition to the perceived liquid layer of warmth, these specialty releases also feel fitting for gifting or saving for special occasions, which become more bountiful as the end of the year draws nearer.
Coincidentally, in celebration of International Stout Day, we decided to showcase the country’s best breweries for barrel-aged Stouts. This post was co-authored by Tristan Chan, Eric Griffin, Alysia Shoemaker, and Britt Antley.
This post was made possible with the support of Laws Whiskey House. In addition to their no-shortcuts approach toward producing world-class whiskey. They also have lent their barrels to some of the best barrel-aged beers in the country. Explore more at www.lawswhiskeyhouse.com
2021 Craft Brewers Conference External Events GuideSeptember 7, 2021 | PorchDrinking.com Staff
The Craft Brewers Conference is back! Returning to Denver, CO this year, CBC will be held from September 9 through September 12 at the Colorado Convention Center. Touted as America’s Largest Craft Brewing Industry Gathering, this event is an annual show that travels to different cities each year. It serves both on-premise breweries and packaging breweries and is a great way to meet other craft beer industry professionals.
2020 WeldWerks Invitational Initial Brewery List AnnouncedJanuary 22, 2020 | Karen Mills
Last week, WeldWerks Brewing announced that tickets for their third WeldWerks Invitational beer festival will go on sale on February 8th, 2020 at 10:00 AM MST. Despite only its third year in existence the event has already risen to become regarded as one of the country’s best beer events in terms of collective talent of both breweries and beers. In the past, breweries such as Side Project, Perennial, Moksa, 3 Sons, and more have utilized the event as a platform to showcase their best and brightest. The Invitational also brings out WeldWerks’ own rarities in their Medianoches, Pastry Stouts, and Hazy IPAs. There’s so much to look forward to at this year’s event, which will take place on June 20, 2020.
2020 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Pour List & Can’t Miss BeersJanuary 9, 2020 | Tristan Chan
Throughout my years of visiting breweries, attending beer festivals and covering the industry, one thing has become abundantly clear, Coloradoans are spoiled when it comes to beer. This assertion is … Read More
PorchDrinking’s Best in Beer 2019 | Mountain RegionJanuary 2, 2020 | Tristan Chan
It’s been an interesting year in beer to say the least. This year we set out to explore a wider array of breweries and beers and came back pretty surprised by what we discovered. And while it would be nearly impossible to break down the best beers from 2019, we looked back on some of our favorites from the past year as well as some of the most stand-out breweries, beer festivals and stories from 2019. Enough exposition, let’s get straight to the honors.
2019 GABF Out-of-State Beer Drops Available in DenverSeptember 19, 2019 | Tristan Chan
This is a sponsored post from Molly’s Spirits, your go-to stop for some of the best local and national beer drops throughout GABF week and beyond. | Header Photo by Miguel Rivas
As we’ve all come to know, the Great American Beer Festival has far greater implications for Colorado beer fans that extend beyond the four-day festival itself. One of those external benefits is the growing practice of out-of-state breweries utilizing the week to make a special limited drop of beers either as a means to test the market, or just to make a splash to help grow their brands.
CBC Week Specialty Beer Releases GuideApril 5, 2019 | Tristan Chan
Much like we’ve come to know from when the Great American Beer Festival come to town, one of the major external benefits of major industry centric events like next week’s … Read More
Brewery Brackets | Which College Has the Best Craft Beer Scene?March 26, 2019 | PorchDrinking.com Staff 3
In honor of the NCAA tournament, the PorchDrinking crew decided to commemorate the greatest month of the year with a little madness on our own. We took each team competing in this year’s bracket and wondered who’d win the Big Dance if we were to compared beer scenes from each school’s city.
Experiencing GABF Without Attending the Fest | Recapping the External EventsOctober 1, 2018 | Mathew Powers
The Great American Beer Fest is more than just the festival held inside the confines of the Colorado Convention Center; it’s a week-long celebration of beer with events held throughout the Denver metro region. In fact, there are events occurring throughout the city even as hoards roam the GABF booths. The truth is simple: one not need purchase a ticket to the main event to experience GABF, in a manner of speaking. If by some chance you can’t obtain a ticket next year, but still want to embrace the grandeur attached to GABF, there’s a way — several ways — to achieve that goal.
For example, even though I attended the main festival, I also partook in several open-to-the-public events that proved just as fun as the big party. I also had to forgo numerous other events simply because one can only be at one place at a time. Here’s a few of those events, as well as a few I missed, which demonstrate the fun one can have even if unable to grab tickets to the main show. Read More
Guide to Out-of-State Breweries Available in Denver for GABFSeptember 14, 2018 | Tristan Chan
As we’ve all come to know, the Great American Beer Festival has far greater implications for Colorado beer fans that extend beyond the four-day festival itself. One of those external benefits is the growing practice of out-of-state breweries utilizing the week to make a special limited drop of beers either as a means to test the market, or just to make a splash to help grow their brands. In previous years, breweries such as Fremont, Perennial and Burial have all used GABF week as a launch pad toward regular, or in some cases semi-regular distribution to Colorado. In other scenarios such the short-lived Bell’s Brewing’s drop a few years back, these brief market flirtations can help stoke the hype for breweries that may eye a future full-time distribution play, which in Bell’s case finally came to fruition this year.
WeldWerks Invitational Releases Second Round of Pour List… Have MercyJune 6, 2018 | Tristan Chan 1
For anyone contemplating the perfect formula for throwing a successful beer fest and attracting elite level talent, we’ve figured it out. Start a well-respected brewery that produces phenomenal beer and then host an invitational. We’ve seen the pour list for this weekend’s sold out Avery Invitational, and this weekend’s attendees won’t be disappointed. Now we’ve also gotten a preview of the absolute heat being unleashed in two and a half weeks at the WeldWerks Invitational, and in the words of the immortal Uncle Jesse, “Have Mercy!”
16 St. Louis Beers That I Loved in 2017January 1, 2018 | Jordan Palmer
2017 was a banner year for St. Louis beer, and I say this based on how much of it I drank. Between festivals and brewery visits, my Untappd account topped 200 different beers in 2017. Is that a lot of beer? It is for me, but who is really counting?
2018 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Pour ListDecember 28, 2017 | Tristan Chan
Perhaps I’ve become a bit spoiled, or maybe even a little jaded, but its become few and far between that I’ll get downright giddy when it comes to the prospect of attending a beer event. However each year, there’s one event that rivals the level of excitement experienced on Christmas morning as a kid, Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines.
Insider’s Guide to Special Beer Releases During GABFSeptember 12, 2017 | Tristan Chan
As we’ve all come to know, the Great American Beer Festival has far greater implications for Colorado beer fans that extend beyond the four day festival itself. One of those external benefits is the growing practice of out-of-state breweries utilizing the week to make a special limited drop of beers either as a means to test the market or just to make a splash to help grow their brands. In previous years, breweries such as Fremont, Perennial, and Burial have all used GABF week as a launch pad toward regular, or in some cases semi-regular distribution to Colorado. In other scenarios such as last year’s short-lived Bell’s Brewing drop, these brief market flirtations can help stoke the hype for breweries that may eye a longer term distribution expansion in the future.
Shelton Brothers The Festival Announces Ridiculous Brewery Lineup + Rumored Pour ListAugust 8, 2017 | Tristan Chan 2
Over the past 18 years, Shelton Brothers has grown to become one of the country’s most prestigious importers of international beer as one of the more recognizable distributors in the U.S. Gaining recognition for carrying elite level brands like Cantillon, Blaugies, Fantôme and more, the MA-based wholesalers has also laid claim to one of the most elite level beer festivals in the country. The Festival, which rotates cities each year showcases not only the Shelton Brothers catalogue but also some of the country’s best and brightest up-and-coming breweries.
South East Craft Beer Fest Becoming a National Must-Attend EventAugust 1, 2017 | Tristan Chan
Two years ago I bemoaned the downward tailspin of craft beer festivals in a piece I penned: Have Beer Festivals Jumped the Shark. It seems in large part that a majority of them have done just that. Two years later, I could expound on an even greater litany of festival organizer faux pas, ranging from a failure to support breweries the day of the festival, to hooking up kegs to the wrong draft lines (I’ve actually seen this happen).
Country’s Rising Breweries Reflect on 2016 and Look Ahead to 2017December 30, 2016 | Mike Zoller
Photo courtesy of Corridor Brewery.
As 2016 comes to an end, we connected with a handful of brewmasters from around the country to reflect on this past year and what 2017 will bring for not only their breweries but the craft beer industry in general. We were able to catch up with some of the most admiral people in the business – from Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Dry Hop, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Corridor Brewery, Bluejacket, Jester King Brewing, Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Angel City Brewery, Coastal Empire Beer Co., MadTree Brewing, Burial Beer, Fremont Brewing, and SweetWater Brewing Co.