About Ryan Conklin

Let Ryan Conklin's love of outstanding food and drink served with a healthy portion of hospitality guide your culinary and spiritual curiosities as he introduces you to everything from his side of the bar. He brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry as he shares with you bartending and beer events, cocktail recipes and serving tips as well as beer porn and his perspective on the beer industry. Ryan is a bartender, writer, and photographer as well as a Certified Cicerone.

Ferus Fluxus – A collaboration between Upslope and Crooked Stave

“Collaboration” seems to be a real exciting word in the craft brewing industry as of late, and with the Denver Collaboration Fest coming up in March, everyone is talking about collaboration brews.  However, this beer is not about the upcoming festival, but more about friendship and camaraderie in the brewing industry.  “I have always thought […]

An Interview With Master Cicerone Rich Higgins

Rich Higgins Breakfast at Lou's Food Bar

With the city’s annual rodeo of beer events, Ryan Conklin of Euclid Hall fame had a chance to sit down and chat with Rich Higgins, master cicerone, covering everything from snacks to the laws of physics. Denver Off The Wagon: How did you get into the Cicerone program? Rich Higgins: Brewing at Thirsty Bear Brewing […]

Beer Porn of the Week – Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Beer Porn of the Week – Left Hand Oxymoron

Left Hand Oxymoron   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Beer Porn of the Week – Alaskan Smoked Porter

 Alaskan Smoked Porter [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

Beer Porn of the Week – Crooked Stave Mash

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Oskar Blues Ten Fidy   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments! Check out all the previous beer porn.]

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Boulevard Bully! Porter   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday* to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!] [*Monday: Sometime before Friday]

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Great Divide Hercules Double IPA   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Keizer Blauw   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Russian River Supplication   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday–err, Tuesday–to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Russian River Consecration   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Special this week: dubbel beer porn! [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Unibroue La Terrible   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Avery Salvation [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday* to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]

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Ska Buster Nut Brown [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday* to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!] [* Monday is a relative term]  

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!] [And yes, we know it’s Wednesday today. Better late than never!]