Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup... September 27, 2016 | Chelsea Mitchell
Porchdrinking Playlist | Proper Brewing Co.... September 27, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
Event Preview | Upslope’s 2nd Annual Backcountry Tap Room... September 27, 2016 | K.C. Cunilio
PorchDrinking Visits Iceland, the Land of Fire & Ice... September 27, 2016 | Christopher Hilliard
Trillium Brewing | Skimpy Sparrow September 27, 2016 | Alex Chavez
Event Preview | Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest... September 26, 2016 | Dan Bortz
2016 GABF Pour List Preview September 26, 2016 | Chris Day
2016 Presidential Debate Drinking Game September 26, 2016 | Hannah Carlson
Avery Brewing Company | Ale to the Chief September 26, 2016 | Mathew Powers
Have you ever been on a trip out of state and done quite a bit of beer shopping? You know, you casually search out all the best places to find local craft beer to drink while you’re on your trip. But you end up not drinking any of it because you’re attending a wedding that has plenty o’ booze, so you decide you should probably attempt to pack all the beer into your checked luggage. There’s no way it could be over 50 lbs, right? But you find out that your luggage is over the weight limit and have to remove 12 lbs worth of crap from your checked luggage and shove it into your carry-ons. You don’t know what that’s like? Oh good, neither do I.
Here’s what we’re drinking this week.
Happy Fall! We are still amidst the hop harvest season and saw a lot of photos of it shared over Instagram this week! We also saw a lot of tasty bottles shared, looking good Beerstagram world, keep on enjoying! Be sure to keep tagging us to be featured! Cheers!
This week was chock full of event announcements, new beer releases, and breweries giving back to the community. Hmm, am I forgetting anything? Only the grand opening of Stone’s location in Berlin, and a legendary collaboration brew that took place there! Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages (but preferably over 21), this is The Weekly Buzz!
Photo courtesy of Music Tastes Good.
Festival season may be winding down, but it’s not going quietly. With prices soaring and tickets selling out for mega-fests like Coachella and Bonnaroo, niche festivals have been popping up all over the Los Angeles area. The new kid in town is making its debut on the streets of Long Beach this weekend, September 23rd through the 25th, with a lineup as diverse as the LBC.
The Presidential Debate on Monday, September 26 is maybe the most anticipated debate in your lifetime or mine. Expect massive ratings on TV. Anticipate hostility between the candidates on stage. Plan on a few major soundbites to play on cable news for days afterward. And overall, honestly, you can likely expect to be a bit bored by the end. Which is why PorchDrinking brings you Presidential debate Bingo!
PorchDrinking has the antidote to debate boredom and political bickering. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents can ALL play our Debate Bingo game. Whichever candidate you support, we’ve got the card for you (five for each candidate, to be exact). Enjoy competing with friends.
ABV: 8% | IBU: 52
In the U.S., for the longest time, when you heard Guinness you thought of only the iconic stout that is a staple at every bar. But over the past few years the brewery has been dedicated to branching out and highlighting other beers to become known for more than the stout with the unique tap handle. Guinness‘ latest release, Antwerpen Stout, is just one of several beers that are hitting shelves in the U.S. to help diversify the Guinness name.
The week has finally come for the much-anticipated opening of Old Irving Brewing Company. OIB is located in the sneakily densely populated Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago just off the Edens at 4419 W. Montrose. The brewery is also only a couple blocks from the Montrose Blue line stop, making it very commuter friendly. Right now only street parking is available, however, a parking lot is in negotiations.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist is headed for Massachusetts.
The “Ghost of the Rhine” brewery that breathed life into the old Cincinnati brewing district resides in the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895) – a facility so large it hosts motorcycle shows, dances, concerts, and wiffle ball tournaments. But, even that expansive space wasn’t large enough to contain Rhinegeist. The brewery needed to expand, and Massachusetts is where it is landing.
September is a tricky month for outdoor beer drinking in Virginia. You pray for a break in the heat, for those fall-like temperatures to appear and bring with them the perfect weather for enjoying a brew or two at your favorite festival. “No more warm beer!” you cry. “Bring me fall!” Sadly, more often than not, you have to get real, accept that for some reason it’s still 90 freaking degrees outside, slap on your sunscreen and roll with it. The second annual Old Bust Head Brewing Company Bleu and Brew Beer and Cheese Festival was held this month on, you guessed it, a steamy, sunny September day! Lucky for us we’ve been blessed with some of the best beer coming out of Virginia, making that late summer heat much more bearable when you have a variety of beer styles at your fingertips. And when you pair local cheeses with local beers? The only heat you end up feeling is from that Smoked Gouda Jalapeño cheese bite sizzling in your mouth!
Devils Backbone Brewing Company may be best known for its Germanic, lager-centric catalog, but the brewery also takes time to put unique beers into the market. Nearly every season, Devils Backbone releases up to four new beers ranging from common styles to experimental fusions, and the Family Beer Project is an example of that. So it’s safe to say that whether I’m heading to my favorite bottle shop or Costco, I’ll be able to satisfy the intrepid beer fan within.
Over 5,200 miles away, two plus weeks of celebration featuring streets lined with jubilant semi-cognizant attendees sporting their dirndls and lederhosen prost-ing to the autumn festival of beer that is Oktoberfest. Meanwhile back in Denver, Colorado, you can now discover a slice of Munich in the form of liter steins and proper slow pour pilsner glasses that speak to the detail and authenticity of Bierstadt Lagerhaus.
It has been long awaited, and the day is almost here when BrewDog Brewing out of the U.K. will open its doors in Columbus, Ohio. But first, BrewDog needs to take care of a little business. How does the most badass brewery out of the United Kingdom take care of business, you ask? By inviting 46,000 ‘Equity Punks’ to Columbus for the Inaugural ‘Annual General Mayhem’ event on Saturday, September, 24th.
Chicago is well known for many things. Second City, The Great Chicago Fire, Italian beef sandwiches…
But perhaps the most famous item to come out of Chicago is deep dish pizza. We came up with our Ultimate 6er of local Chicago beers that pair well with some of our favorite local Chicago pizza places.
The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.