Colorado – The State of Craft Beer

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Yesterday (Sept 16th) I went over to Renegade Brewing Company to check out the unveiling of the ‘Colorado – The State of Craft Beer’ brand created by the Colorado Brewers Guild. With Colorado being home to 9 regional breweries, the oldest microbrewery in the country (Boulder Beer), and over 200 other breweries, it’s no wonder that we are claiming this name for ourselves. The brand will be rolled out in separate phases with merchandise, signage, and a comprehensive brewer-friendly website coming out at later dates. Colorado currently holds 7% of the nation’s craft beer sales and CBG is hoping to increase that to 20% by 2020, with the help of this new brand. One way in which they will do that is by working with the Colorado Tourism Office, which already boasts the state’s craft beer abundance to potential visitors. Of course the CBG will use the power of the internet to get the word out there as well but I expect you will start seeing the ‘Colorado – The State of Craft Beer’ brand everywhere as it is made available to put on beer packaging, clothes, festival tents, etc. Want to check it out for yourself? Head over to the Colorado Brewers Guild tent at Great American Beer Festival where you can also get a fresh beer brewed and poured by state representatives!

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Steve Kurowski, director of marketing at the Colorado Brewers Guild

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Cooking with Beer | Köttbusser Spicy Ketchup

PorchDrinking.com Article:
Chelsea Mitchell makes a spicy beer infused ketchup using Snow Drop Köttbusser Ale.

Ketchup – made with Snow Drop Kottbusser Ale by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. You need to make this right now. No, seriously, you need to make it because it’s an ingredient in the next recipe being posted.

http://www.porchdrinking.com/cooking-with-beer-kottbusser-spicy-ketchup/

Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : August 2014

Id say we had a pretty good dinner party. DrinkandSpoon x PorchDrinking 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer @porchdrinkingco @peoplesbrew @hornygoatbrewco @dogfishbeer @lagunitasbeer @sierranevada
Id say we had a pretty good dinner party. DrinkandSpoon x PorchDrinking
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer @porchdrinkingco @peoplesbrew @hornygoatbrewco @dogfishbeer @lagunitasbeer @sierranevada

Shoes and brews. What else could I possibly need on vacation? 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #vacation #beach @elevationbeerco @epicbrewing @firestonewalker @crookedstave @funkwerks
Shoes and brews. What else could I possibly need on vacation?
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #vacation #beach @elevationbeerco @epicbrewing @firestonewalker @crookedstave @funkwerks

We’re here for ya NYC. Stumbled right into a craft beer taproom - it was date. 
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #nyc #instabeer #beer #beerporn ((@dogfishbeer 60 minute IPA and @breweryommegang Fleur de Houblon ))
We’re here for ya NYC. Stumbled right into a craft beer taproom – it was date.
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #nyc #instabeer #beer #beerporn ((@dogfishbeer 60 minute IPA and @breweryommegang Fleur de Houblon ))

Hello @brooklynbrewery we are here for you. 
#drinkandspoon #nyc #beer #beerporn #craftbeer
Hello @brooklynbrewery we are here for you.
#drinkandspoon #nyc #beer #beerporn #craftbeer

Sorachi Ace - tasty tasty tayyyyystyyy. @brooklynbrewery 
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn
Sorachi Ace – tasty tasty tayyyyystyyy. @brooklynbrewery
#drinkandspoon #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn

New York - I’m feelin you. 
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer
New York – I’m feelin you.
#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer

Drinking some @bannerbeer on the edge of the boat in Martha’s Vineyard. (( session beers are perfect for those sunny days )) 
#drinkandspoon #drink #boat #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #marthasvineyard
Drinking some @bannerbeer on the edge of the boat in Martha’s Vineyard. (( session beers are perfect for those sunny days ))
#drinkandspoon #drink #boat #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer #marthasvineyard

Double Dry Hopped Vielle makes it all the way to Martha’s Vineyard. @crookedstave #travelingbeer 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer
Double Dry Hopped Vielle makes it all the way to Martha’s Vineyard. @crookedstave #travelingbeer
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer

Happy IPA Day from the beach! We are sippin on Jai Alai and hanging with Todd, the mastermind behind @bannerbeer (a session beer brewery). What are you drinking today? 

#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #ipaday #ipa #craftbeer #beach
Happy IPA Day from the beach! We are sippin on Jai Alai and hanging with Todd, the mastermind behind @bannerbeer (a session beer brewery). What are you drinking today?

#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #instabeer #ipaday #ipa #craftbeer #beach

Yesterday’s lunch (and dinner) from @denverbiscuitco food truck - buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken, cheddar, and bacon smothered in sausage gravy. 
#drinkandspoon #denver #food #eat #foodie #foodporn #instafood
Yesterday’s lunch (and dinner) from @denverbiscuitco food truck – buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken, cheddar, and bacon smothered in sausage gravy.
#drinkandspoon #denver #food #eat #foodie #foodporn #instafood

Just a few things I picked up from Highlands Wine and Liquor. They have an ahhhhhmazing selection and the best employees. 
#drinkandspoon #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer
Just a few things I picked up from Highlands Wine and Liquor. They have an ahhhhhmazing selection and the best employees.
#drinkandspoon #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer

Grand Teton Snarling Badger and Avery Lilikoi … Hashtag Yum. 
#drinkandspoon #drink #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer @averybrewingco @grandtetonbrewing
Grand Teton Snarling Badger and Avery Lilikoi … Hashtag Yum.
#drinkandspoon #drink #denver #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #instabeer @averybrewingco @grandtetonbrewing

Afternoon snack. Much deserved. 
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #beergeek #craftbeer #instabeer
Afternoon snack. Much deserved.
#drinkandspoon #beer #beerporn #beergeek #craftbeer #instabeer

Southern Tier comes to Colorado. I was lucky enough to snag some, all thanks to the extremely cool @justinmvicroy - you’re the best! I won’t drink pumpkin beers while its still summer but I will cook with them :) @stbcbeer #drinkandspoon #colorado #denver #drink #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer
Southern Tier comes to Colorado. I was lucky enough to snag some, all thanks to the extremely cool @justinmvicroy – you’re the best! I won’t drink pumpkin beers while its still summer but I will cook with them 🙂 @stbcbeer #drinkandspoon #colorado #denver #drink #beer #beerporn #instabeer #craftbeer

Beer and food I brought to the BBQ last night - yumz on yumz. 
@wynkoopbrew 
#drinkandspoon #denver #drinklocal #colorado #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn
Beer and food I brought to the BBQ last night – yumz on yumz.
@wynkoopbrew
#drinkandspoon #denver #drinklocal #colorado #craftbeer #instabeer #beer #beerporn

Green Eggs and Hamwich from @snoozeameatery :: scrambled eggs with spinach and herbs, tender belly ham, melted swiss and dijon hollandaise. We also got a free pancake so id say it was a pretty fantastic way to start off this beautiful morning. 
#drinkandspoon #eat #eatlocal #food #foodie #foodporn #yum #snooze #breakfast
Green Eggs and Hamwich from @snoozeameatery :: scrambled eggs with spinach and herbs, tender belly ham, melted swiss and dijon hollandaise. We also got a free pancake so id say it was a pretty fantastic way to start off this beautiful morning.
#drinkandspoon #eat #eatlocal #food #foodie #foodporn #yum #snooze #breakfast

Trying to make some final stops before this wonderful program ends @passportprogram @imbibedenver 
#drinkandspoon #denver #denverpassport #passportprogram
Trying to make some final stops before this wonderful program ends @passportprogram @imbibedenver
#drinkandspoon #denver #denverpassport #passportprogram

Passport closing party at The Big Wonderful with @j_sm_n and @avocadofan 
#drinkandspoon #denver #bigwonderfull @passportprogram  #craftbeer #instabeer #beerporn @newbelgium
Passport closing party at The Big Wonderful with @j_sm_n and @avocadofan
#drinkandspoon #denver #bigwonderfull @passportprogram #craftbeer #instabeer #beerporn @newbelgium

Hiking, beers, and photobombs. 
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #golden #colorado #beer #craftbeer #instabeer
Hiking, beers, and photobombs.
#drinkandspoon #drinklocal #golden #colorado #beer #craftbeer #instabeer

Sawtooth Fish Tacos

When Left Hand Brewing Company reached out to me and asked if I wanted to cook something with their sensationally good and summery ESB, Sawtooth, I just about died. First I screamed, then I replied yes, of course. Since I was just about to go on vacation to the East Coast, I knew I had to do something with the fish we would be catching every day. I opted for fish tacos and I must say, they turned out to be incredible. Sawtooth’s rich, crackery-biscuit malt and sweetness made it a perfect addition for a somewhat spicy batter. It’s mild bitterness and fruity taste (more like apples than citrus, to me) allowed Sawtooth’s appearance in the mayo to blend with the lemon juice in all the right ways. Every piece of the dish turned out just perfect. To top it all off, because Sawtooth comes in 6-packs, we paired the meal with the star of the dish, Sawtooth Ale by Left Hand Brewing Company.

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Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : May 2014

Hello @trvebrewing I love you. #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Hello @trvebrewing I love you. #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Taking part in my first twitter beer club while studying. #Winning Follow the action @drinkandspoon</p>
<p>#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #hops #hophead #girlswhodrinkcraftbeer #twitter

“Taking part in my first twitter beer club while studying. #Winning Follow the action @drinkandspoon

Mid-day treat. #treatyoself #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #instabeer #instagood

“Mid-day treat. #treatyoself #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #instabeer #instagood”

I BELIEVE! @greatdividebrew #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #picoftheday #instagood #instabeer

“I BELIEVE! @greatdividebrew #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #picoftheday #instagood #instabeer”

Welcome to the brewniverse 4 Noses Brewing #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography

“Welcome to the brewniverse 4 Noses Brewing #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography”

What up 700 Facebook followers!! Thanks for all the love! #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #foodporn #recipe #cooking #drinking #friends

“What up 700 Facebook followers!! Thanks for all the love! #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #foodporn #recipe #cooking #drinking #friends”

@greatdividebrew supports my recipes so I support them! Go out and support your local brewery - or @greatdividebrew 😊🍻 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeercommunity #friends #drinklocal #denver #beergasm #greatdivide

“@greatdividebrew supports my recipes so I support them! Go out and support your local brewery – or @greatdividebrew 😊🍻 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeercommunity #friends #drinklocal #denver #beergasm #greatdivide”

Tonight’s Brews: Petrus Aged Pale and Epic’s Brainless on Cherries 🍻 @epicbrewing  #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Tonight’s Brews: Petrus Aged Pale and Epic’s Brainless on Cherries 🍻 @epicbrewing #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Follow me on twitter or follow #beerclub to see what we have to say about tonight’s choice: Imperial Russian Stout by @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #stonebrewing #stout #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm

“Follow me on twitter or follow #beerclub to see what we have to say about tonight’s choice: Imperial Russian Stout by @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #stonebrewing #stout #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm”

Loving the #beerclub pick tonight! @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer

“Loving the #beerclub pick tonight! @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer”

Beer selection for the @porchdrinkingco meet up tonight  

@mikkellerbeer @trvebrewing  #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography

“Beer selection for the @porchdrinkingco meet up tonight

@mikkellerbeer @trvebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography”

Pumped about these three things: Denver Passport, Denver Flea, and Agave Nectar. The passport = buy one get one free drinks at all the places inside, and one of them is @breckbrew. For the Denver flea - if you RSVP online you get a FREE beer. So yeah, ill obviously be attending. All hosted by my favorite party throwers @imbibedenver #drinkandspoon #drink #denver #colorado #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #party #beerstagram #instagood

“Pumped about these three things: Denver Passport, Denver Flea, and Agave Nectar. The passport = buy one get one free drinks at all the places inside, and one of them is @breckbrew. For the Denver flea – if you RSVP online you get a FREE beer. So yeah, ill obviously be attending. All hosted by my favorite party throwers @imbibedenver #drinkandspoon #drink #denver #colorado #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #party #beerstagram #instagood”

A glass of Black Cascade and a bottle of the Black Fox/TRVE collab @trvebrewing #beerheaven #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #weekend

“A glass of Black Cascade and a bottle of the Black Fox/TRVE collab @trvebrewing #beerheaven #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #weekend”

Today’s nom fest : The Popper (burger with roasted green chiles, jalapeno cream cheese and haystack onions) and The Works (fries with cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch) at @parkburger 

#drinkandspoon #food #foodporn #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #yum #nom

“Today’s nom fest : The Popper (burger with roasted green chiles, jalapeno cream cheese and haystack onions) and The Works (fries with cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch) at @parkburger

#drinkandspoon #food #foodporn #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #yum #nom”

Best new brewery in town @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #brewery #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Best new brewery in town @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #brewery #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

PorchDrinkers goin hard on our random meet up. @tristanechan @porchdrinkingco @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #brewery #beerporn #beerstagram #bestoftheday #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“PorchDrinkers goin hard on our random meet up. @tristanechan @porchdrinkingco @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #brewery #beerporn #beerstagram #bestoftheday #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Some freshly made bread I picked up and strawberry jam I made with Anarchy by @4nosesbrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #food #foodporn #nom #yum

“Some freshly made bread I picked up and strawberry jam I made with Anarchy by @4nosesbrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #food #foodporn #nom #yum”

Between the Staves (yayyyyy!!!) and Vielle at one of THE BEST breweries in any town ever… @crookedstave 

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #denver #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #photooftheday #instagood #instabeer

“Between the Staves (yayyyyy!!!) and Vielle at one of THE BEST breweries in any town ever… @crookedstave

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #denver #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #photooftheday #instagood #instabeer”

Check out ‘Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing’ I made with Le Freak by @greenflashbeer and grapefruit over on PorchDrinking.com (@porchdrinkingco ) It’s quite delicious on salad and all kinds of other things.

 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography #beerstagram #instafood #instagood #instabeer #food #foodporn #foodstagram #nom #yum

“Check out ‘Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing’ I made with Le Freak by @greenflashbeer and grapefruit over on PorchDrinking.com (@porchdrinkingco ) It’s quite delicious on salad and all kinds of other things.

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography #beerstagram #instafood #instagood #instabeer #food #foodporn #foodstagram #nom #yum”

Fresh brews for the new apartment. Cheers! #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #beerstagram #instagood

“Fresh brews for the new apartment. Cheers! #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #beerstagram #instagood”

Lunch at my favorite BBQ spot in MO. It’s 50 years old and only open 3 months out of the year. #drinkandspoon #drink #food #foodporn #foodgasm #yum #nom #lunch

“Lunch at my favorite BBQ spot in MO. It’s 50 years old and only open 3 months out of the year. #drinkandspoon #drink #food #foodporn #foodgasm #yum #nom #lunch”

Hello, @perennialbeer - I’m diggin you

 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Hello, @perennialbeer – I’m diggin you

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Explore: 4 Noses Brewery Opening

I paid a visit to the brand new 4 Noses Brewing Company out in Broomfield for their opening day. I was expecting some good and some bad – because it was a new brewery after all. What I got was all fantastic.

The brewery itself was gorgeous. Wood-paneled walls, tree knots for tap handles, and a perfectly simple poured concrete bar. They even have a garage door to open up the brewery on sunny days. From the bar, you could see through the windows and take a gander at their massive set-up. These folks are not kidding around. They are fresh in the brewniverse and already they have an enormous brewing capacity. I could tell the founders had visited quite a few breweries and learned from other’s successes before building their own brewery.

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Slue Foot Sue’s Shindig

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Slue Foot Sue’s Shindig last night at the McNichols Building was a gosh darn hog-killin’ time (that’s western slang for ‘it was awesome’). Like all events put on by Imbibe, I wouldn’t expect anything less. Who is this lady Sue we were celebrating? She’s the star of an old western folk tale and the wife of Pecos Bill. Legend says that shortly after getting married, Sue got thrown from Bill’s horse, Widowmaker, and started bouncing back and forth between the moon and the earth. Now, there are several versions of the ending – one in which Bill shoots her to stop her from bouncing, one where he saves her but leaves her, one in which she lands on the moon, etc. I don’t know what ending to believe but I do know that Slue Foot Sue must’ve been one heck of a fun lady because her party was a blast.

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