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PorchDrinking Playlist | Best New Music of 2016

July 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

2016 has already packed itself full of some pretty great new music. Here is a playlist to get you grooving to some of the best new songs and most anticipated albums of the year so far. Read More

Terrapin Beer Co. | Sound Czech Pilsner

July 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV 5.2% | IBU 42

Terrapin Beer Co. enjoys great music, great beer and their wonderful community. All this is apparent in the beer company’s latest addition to their year-round lineup, Sound Czech Pilsner. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

July 25, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The U.S. Justice Department gives the green light to the AB InBev/SABMiller merger, Terrapin Beer Company is acquired by MillerCoors, and Sun King expands distribution in its home state. Why waste your time on election news when you can get up-to-date on all the happenings in the craft brewniverse? Read on for all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Event Recap | Square Roots Festival 2016

July 25, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Chicago in the summer is well-renowned for its weekly street fests, so to survive and prosper, a festival has to provide a unique experience. After attending this year’s Square Roots Festival, on Sunday, July 10th, my girlfriend Yajaira and I understood just why this festival was worth its stature among the litany of successful events.

Located across the street from Welles Park, on Lincoln Ave between Montrose and Wilson, Square Roots Festival is an event hosted by the Old Town School of Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. Known for its array of music and craft beer this fest did not disappoint.

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Coronado Brewing Company | 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA

July 25, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

ABV: 10% | IBU: 75

Imagine yourself in San Diego 20 years ago. The craft beer scene was in its infancy, in fact there were only five craft breweries in all of San Diego! Flash forward to today and there are over 115. As San Diego has grown over the years, so too have the number of craft beer breweries. One of the originals, Coronado Brewing Company is still producing fantastic beer. Started by brothers Ron and Rick Chapman, they are part of the OG original five! Their award winning beers are currently distributed in 19 states and 10 countries. Coronado was crowned as the 2014 World Beer Cup Champs for mid-sized brewery. They created an amazing 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA that is sure to grab your attention.

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Beerstagram | July 14th – July 21st

July 22, 2016 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Did you get to try out some new breweries or beers this past week? It seems like it from the looks of Instagram this week. Be sure to keep tagging us in your photos to have a chance to be featured! Cheers! Read More

The 9 Best Urban Chestnut Beers to Enjoy with Crawfish

July 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

When you’re from St. Louis and you fall in love with a New Orleans girl and her father tells you to “suck the head or starve,” it can be interpreted many, many ways.  Luckily for me I knew exactly what he meant, grabbed my plastic plate, filled it with a pound or more of steaming hot, red mudbugs and my life would never be the same. Read More

Ultimate 6er | Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast

July 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

I started listening to podcasts as a way to kill time at work, and Comedy Bang! Bang! was one of my first. At the beginning, I was completely baffled. Who were these people? What the heck were they yammering on about? There seemed to be punchlines with no setups, setups that went nowhere, stories that started in the middle, and a bevy of bizarre catchphrases. Inexplicably, I continued to listen until… EUREKA! A callback made sense! Before I knew it storylines were coming together, and I was finally on the inside of all those jokes I didn’t understand before. Read More

Bronx Brewery B-Sides | Boom Boom White IPA

July 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 8.1%  IBU: 64

BREWING: July – August

Summer has fully arrived! And with it, a long awaited Boom Boom White IPA B-side release from our friends at The Bronx Brewery.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | July 20th, 2016

July 20, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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