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CANvitational hosted by Sun King

September 26, 2014 |

This is the second annual CANvitational hosted by Sun King Brewing Co in Indianapolis IN. As the name might suggest, a festival that celebrates canned beer throughout the craft community. This brings beers from all around the US to our beautiful … Read More

4 Hands Brewing | Resurrected IPA

September 26, 2014 |

My 3 year old daughter asks me this question every night at dinner – “Daddy, may I sniff your beer?” She then daintily sticks her nose into the glass and takes a very theatric, deep inhale. When I ask her what it smells like, she always tells me the same thing, “It smells like beer.” As if I didn’t already love her enough? Though she gave me the usual reply on my recent can of Resurrected IPA from 4 Hands Brewing, I’m here to tell you that it smells MUCH more interesting than just beer.

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Awesomesauce | Magic for Grownups

September 25, 2014 |

Last week, I took a train ride that I’ve wanted to take for over 16 years… I rode the Hogwarts Express!  On a family vacation to West Palm Beach, I told my husband that since we were in the same … Read More

Event Preview | Offensively Delicious

September 25, 2014 |

When: Wednesday, October 1, 6–10 p.m.

Where: Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO

Do you hate puppies? What about beer? I am so glad that you answered no to both of those questions. That means you can continue enjoying PorchDrinking.com. It also means that you need to check out Offensively Delicious, a pre-Great American Beer Festival event that mixes a comedy show and beer fest with a “we’re giving money to a no-kill shelter” cherry on top.

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Moonlight Brewing Company | Reality Czeck

September 25, 2014 |

ABV 4.8%

Since everyone has already hopped on (pun intended) the pumpkin train, I thought I would instead giddy up on the often forgotten Pilsner train because we hardly get autumn in Southern California. And few perform better in the Pilsner department than Moonlight Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, Ca.

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Roundtable Discussion |GABF Game Plan

September 24, 2014 |

Great American Beer Festival takes place Oct. 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Since that’s right around the corner, we asked our staff if they had a GABF game plan and what it was. Are they looking forward to sours, pumpkin, big beers or hoppy beers?

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Ultimate 6er | 6 Beers Your Bartenders Are Currently Drinking

September 24, 2014 |

We don’t always solicit advice from complete strangers, but when we do, it’s usually going to be about which beer to choose. Read More

2014 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft Results

September 24, 2014 | 3

All graphics created by Erin Horn 

We here at PorchDrinking believe beer should be fun. So last year we set out to add a different take on the Great American Beer Festival by inviting a mix of national and local … Read More

Rogue Ales | Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

September 24, 2014 | 1

IBU: 56
ABV: 6%

This past weekend, New York celebrated the annual Brooklyn Book Festival – which is basically book nerd Christmas. During the end of September, you celebrate the first stiff breezes of fall while running around the old Brooklyn courthouse discovering new writers, learning about your favorite authors, and getting all your favorite works signed. Over the years it’s become my favorite holiday, but besides my constant renewing of the website until the schedule of events is posted, it has no rituals. To correct this oversight, I decided to dedicate the weekend to the arts by trying a beer after the bard whose influence is inescapable in writing of the Western World: Rogue’s Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Cut Copy

September 23, 2014 |

The Australian electronic band Cut Copy, though formed in 2001, has become more successful these past few years with their appearance at large music festivals such as Governors Ball, SxSW and Lollapalooza, as well as the release of their hit albums “In Ghost Colours” and “Free Your Mind.” Their eclectic pop vibes, though youthful and lighthearted, are admirable and majestic, despite their seasoned veteran status. This playlist features some of the best Cut Copy songs, in my opinion, yet also includes singles from other bands that have similarly fresh sounds.

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2014 GABF Pour List Preview *UPDATED 9/26*

September 23, 2014 | 1

The Great American Beer Festival has always meant so very much to us. We were granted credentials to the festival in our first year of existence, and since then we’ve vowed to provide as much in-depth coverage as possible surrounding the … Read More

Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 56

September 23, 2014 |

What’s cookin’, you guys? I had a notion for a new InterNEAT theme.

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Boulevard Brewing Co. | Hibiscus Gose

September 23, 2014 |

ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 11

I have a secret. I can’t stop buying Boulevard’s Hibiscus Gose. It’s been in Atlanta just a few days, and my hands keep grabbing the cardboard box the sixer comes in. I’ve bought three so far. I can’t control it. Hey, Boulevard, why don’t I just direct deposit part of my paycheck to you?

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Four Items the Next NFL Commissioner Should Address

September 22, 2014 |

If anything has become clear in the wake of the train wreck that has been the last two weeks of news in the NFL, it is that the league needs a new commissioner. The reasons for this have been laid … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

September 22, 2014 |

This week’s growler brings you some must-read craft beer news. First off, the best beer bars around the country have been named by the readers of CraftBeer.com, so you must check that out to find your new favorite watering hole. Next, Odell Brewing has been around for 25 years and they are releasing a new beer to celebrate. Other important news includes a way to make beer while hiking, the Hop the Vote candidates have been announced, and Victory Brewing can now be found in Nevada. Expand your craft beer knowledge through this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Wasatch Brewery | Provo Girl Pilsner

September 22, 2014 |

4% ABV

Wasatch Brewery’s Provo Girl Pilsner is a beer showcase that I do not want to write. Why? Because I just spent the day shooting grouse with my good buddy Charlie, who moved to Utah a year before I did to fight fires and occasionally dress up as Smokey the Bear at rodeos. We had some wild nights together as members of Northern Michigan University’s Moosemen Rugby Football Club, and we just spent a day shooting birds and wandering around the Ashley National Forest in Utah’s Uinta Mountains (we didn’t get lost —we just didn’t quite know how to get back to camp). Sitting here by the campfire under some amazing stars with our tired pooches at our feet, writing in a notebook might ruin it. Read More