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Metropolitan Brewing Co | Afterburner Oktoberfest

August 26, 2015 |

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ABV: 6.1%
IBU: 30

I’ve been a lager lover ever since my college study abroad semester in Germany. Those minimalist, 4-ingredient beers served as my first introduction to good beer and opened the door to the rabbit hole of beer that I’ve been falling down ever since (Vielen Dank, Rothaus!).

After coming back to the US, though, it was difficult to find any American lagers on par with what Germany was churning out. And imports just never held up after the international travel. Plus, with the American craft ale boom starting to really ramp up, it was easy to get taken with the tide. So my lager love was cellared until I could return to Germany again.

Except there’s been a steadily growing American craft lager movement, and I’m definitely late to the party (thanks for distracting me, sour beers!). So it’s time to bust out my cellared lager passion and shout my lager praises Zicke Zacke style, for Metropolitan Brewing’s Afterburner Oktoberfest. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Tuesday Tunesday

August 25, 2015 |

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Here at PorchDrinking.com, Tuesday is Tunes-day. This week, we’ve put together a handful of eclectic jams to get you through to hump day.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 105

August 25, 2015 |

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Hola! You good? … Good! Glad to hear it. We’re a bit top-heavy today. Let’s just finish off these treats now. The diet starts tomorrow!

5. I tend to agree it’s Chris Pratt’s world, but Dave … Read More

Alabama’s Back Forty Beer Company Embraces Ambitious Expansion

August 25, 2015 |

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Deep Southern roots and big dreams. Those are additives you’ll find inside each beer from Alabama’s Back Forty Beer Company.

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BREAKING | Bell’s Brewery Beers Coming to Colorado for GABF

August 24, 2015 |

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That’s right midwesterners, your wet dream is finally coming true… at least for a few weeks beginning September 21. This morning Kalamazoo based, Bell’s Brewery announced that Crooked Stave Artisan Ales will be distributing Bell’s Brewery beers through … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

August 24, 2015 |

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Cannabidiol and pop-tart beers, more rights for New Jersey brewers, and a craft brew made especially for your dog. Some of these ideas may sound far fetched but they are most definitely true and all included in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill. Read on to get PorchDrinking’s summary of this week’s craft beer news.

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Festival Recap | Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2015

August 24, 2015 |

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With a year under our belt, Chris Day and myself ventured back up to Broomfield for our second Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival over the weekend. We recruited our old friends Will Dozier and Lynn Thayer to help us celebrate festivities and help out with photography. We’ll recap our travels and triumphs here and would love to hear everyone else’s feedback as well.

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Alltech Brewing | Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

August 24, 2015 |

This post originally appeared on December 5, 2013

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Kentucky Ale

ABV 10%

Can we all just enter into a covenant together? Don’t worry I’m not just making an obscure quote reference from the movie Yes Man, though kudos if you picked that up. I really do want us to come together on this one and curtail the growing trend of releasing pumpkin beers so damn early in the year. Read More

The Brewtography Project | Grist Brewing Company

August 21, 2015 |

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We continue this week’s edition of Dustin Hall’s The Brewtography Project with a selection of his stunning photography of Grist Brewing Company. The Brewtography Project aims to capture the essence of the craft beer industry by visual storytelling, which is why we are so drawn to his work. Each week we’ll take you through some of his pieces but for more of what Dustin is working on visit The Brewtography Project.

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Columbus Brewing Company | Creeper

August 21, 2015 |

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ABV: 10.5% | IBUs: 100

Throughout the year, Columbus Brewing Company drops delicious bombs on unsuspecting palates. Some are malt bombs, like Sohio Stout, while some are hop bombs, like Thunderlips, Dalton and Bodhi. While the legend of Bodhi is growing after winning a bronze medal at GABF and an exquisite writeup on this very site, Bodhi has a gold medal winning big brother in Columbus Brewing Company’s Creeper.

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Event Recap | Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

August 20, 2015 | 1

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The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival might be the only festival in the world where one can float down a river while watching musicians perform on the main stage. It’s a small town festival with big charm. In its 25th year, it did not disappoint. Read More

Event Preview | Hopped Up Hilarity

August 20, 2015 |

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The DC Improv Comedy Club decided it would bring DC Brau into its bar taps to happily fuel the crews and attendees of its late-night shows and support the local brew. Being creative souls, The DC Improv team wanted to have some fun with this effort.

Photo courtesy of The DC Improv.

The Hopped Up Hilarity event on Sept. 16 will not only debut pints of DC Brau (starting with The Corruption, an IPA with a 6.5% ABV), but will also feature drinking stories. Funny drinking stories. From amateurs. Read More

Getting a Woody | Elevation Beer Co. Fanboy Double IPA

August 20, 2015 | 2

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This post originally appeared Dec 9, 2013

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Beer: Elevation Beer Co. Fanboy Double IPA
Style: Double IPA Aged in Fresh Oak Barrels
ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 70

Double IPA and wood aged may not be something you hear on a regular basis. You may even cringe a bit. You may say don’t age the hops, drink them fresh. Elevation Beer Company has gone and done just the opposite of that. They have created a wonderful Double IPA and put that liquid into fresh oak barrels while still retaining the wonderful fresh, bright hop characteristics. Elevation’s Fanboy Double IPA is a big bold IPA that has the great woody notes from the barrel. This Fanboy is Getting a Woody. Read More

Join us for Paper Bird Tour Tasters at Elevation Beer Co.

August 19, 2015 |

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As we announced on Monday, Denver based band Paper Bird will be joining us for the second installment of our Tour Tasters session at Elevation Beer Company tomorrow night beginning at 6pm.

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Event Recap | DC Beer Week 2015

August 19, 2015 |

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There were just too many. There were too many beers, too many happy hours and too many educational events for PorchDrinking.com to even pretend to keep up. DC Beer Week was a huge success and here’s what we loved most! Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

August 19, 2015 |

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Those dog days of summer are back. They weigh heavy on us with rays of gold piercing through the clouds above. Only a few things can save us including but not limited to Sweet Action … Read More