New Belgium CEO Christine Perich Steps Down After Big Year of Accomplishments... October 27, 2016 | Tristan Chan
Ultimate 666er | Horror Flicks October 27, 2016 | Chris & Sylvia Hollands
One Minute Beer Review | Franziskaner Weissbier... October 27, 2016 | Lindsay Snyder
Brewery Showcase | Main & Mill Brewing Company... October 27, 2016 | Jordan Palmer
Cloudburst Brewing | Astronaut Chic IPA October 27, 2016 | Hannah Carlson
Celebrating Two Years of ‘Weird’ Beer in St. Louis... October 26, 2016 | Jordan Palmer
St. Louis Beer Community Rallying to Help Rebuild Hopskeller Brewery... October 26, 2016 | Jordan Palmer
PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 26th, 2016... October 26, 2016 | Jeremiah Cornelius
Epic Brewing Company | Oak & Orchard: Syrah... October 26, 2016 | Brady Akers
It has been nineteen years since the Cleveland Indians made it back to the Fall Classic. But I suppose we cannot claim to have the biggest drought at the present especially with the opponent we have…
This time around, we have a scrappy, injury-laden team many have considered underdogs the entire way by almost all the sports analysts out there. But we like it that way. It’s just like Cleveland to be a fly in the ointment, the ones who people count out immediately. So in this Ultimate 6er we include some of the best of Cleveland’s beer scene – with a few surprises that some people may not have considered to try as they head to their favorite bar to check out the Tribe battle with the best of ’em, or perhaps even watching the games in the comfort of home with a few close Cleveland Indians baseball fans.
With racial tensions higher than ever, and an election cycle that exacerbated those riffs to an even greater degree, it’s time to bring us back down to Earth and just laugh a little, sing a little, awkwardly dance a lot. That’s right white folks, Songs White People Love is back for Volume III, and it’s more awkward than ever.
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Beer, another great Barley’s Angels event, went off with a bang last Monday offering up some smoky treats at Links Taproom in Wicker Park. Barley’s Angels, a women’s craft beer appreciation and educational group, sure does know how to pick their taprooms. You would think that with 36 beers on tap, deciding which beer to choose would be a nightmare – but the Links staff is more than happy to discuss your likes and dislikes and recommend the perfect beer. On every wall you can see digital boards displaying the wide variety beers currently on tap and how much of the keg is left. This allows patrons to choose their beers wisely because once a keg is spent, a new brew is on.
Right now there is no hotter brewery in the Chicagoland area than Mikerphone Brewing. Head brewer/founder Mike Pallen has created such a buzz with his craft beers inspired by music that many of the releases fly off the shelves within hours in the handful of stores that actually receive his beers.
Surly’s head of brewing operations resigns, Firestone Walker retires three fan favorites, and Slim Thug gets his own craft beer. Why catch up on work emails when you can catch up on craft beer news? Keep reading to get all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
October is that spooktacular month where we are visited by all manner of ghouls, goblins, and other graveyard guests. In the midst of scary-oke sing offs and werewolf bar mitzvahs, there is one monster in particular that I eagerly await the arrival of, and that is the behemoth known as Black Tuesday from The Bruery. Every year on the last Tuesday of October – 10/25 this year – there is a celebration in the region of Placentia, CA presenting this roughly 20% ABV stout to the public, and The Bruery goes all out to toast one of its flagship beers. While its namesake recalls the disasters of both the fall of the stock market in 1929 and the legendary day that BT was born, the beer itself reminds us that sometimes you can take a real mess and produce something of absolute quality. Like Tina Fey being able to use Lindsay Lohan to make Mean Girls.
Sprawling across 1,700 acres in Idaho’s northern most region lies the world’s largest contiguous hop farm. Elk Mountain Farms, located in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, just 10 miles from the Canadian border, produces a majority of the hops used by Anheuser Busch InBev’s (ABI) High End Brands Division.
ABV: 5.1% | IBU: 15
Sitting on a busy part of Federal Boulevard in southwest Denver is a small noodle house. Inside this small noodle house sits dishes of soup dumplings, amazingly good pot stickers and other Chinese-Laotian dishes that recently made Lao Wang Noodle House #16 on The 50 Best Restaurants in Denver list, according to Zagat. What is most important, however, is the mouth-quenching Lao Wang Lager that is partnered with the food.
We may be well into the fall season, but over at PorchDrinking, we tend to drink what we want. Sure, we have our seasonal favorites, but we really enjoy drinking what we want, when we want it. So grab your favorite brew, sit back, and check out What We’re Drinking.
Whew, what a week and now with all of the Presidential debates behind us we can again focus on what matters… BEER! But really, this election cannot come soon enough, am I right? Anyways, what have you been sipping lately? Any stellar standouts to mention? This week on Beerstagram, we have a wide variety of options and locations to choose from. They are all looking good. Be sure to keep tagging us at @porchdrinkingco for a chance to be featured on next week’s installment of Beerstagram!
Halloween is a week away, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the sun is setting earlier each day. Whether you are mourning the end of summer or celebrating the approaching winter, fall is a great season for beer drinking. Pour yourself a Märzen or Pumpkin Ale and prepare yourself for the latest in news and nonsense. This is The Weekly Buzz.
Dry Dock Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary this weekend with an exciting tasting of specialty, rare, and vintage beers at its North Dock location (2801 Tower Road). The party goes from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday and tickets are just $35, which can be purchased here.
ABV: 16.8% | IBU: 63
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood
Vincent Price warned us all, but nothing can stop Avery Brewing from unleashing The Beast upon the beer-drinking world. It is big. It is bold. It is even a little frightening. It lurks in the depths of Avery’s brewhouse, ready to pounce on nearby taste buds. The Beast doesn’t just dominate the palate, it devours it… and you will love it.
It’s the middle of October, the shelves are filled with gourdy beers and the temperatures are falling outside. If there’s one thing I love about fall evenings, it’s sitting inside and stuffing my face full of delicious treats. On this particular day, I decided butternut squash soup would be the perfect meal to accompany my Netflix binge-sesh. This ain’t your run of the mill butternut squash soup either – I filled it with apples, fennel, onions and garlic. To give it an extra kick, I tossed in a good amount of Kaiser – an Imperial Oktoberfest Lager by Avery Brewing that is chock full of festive spices. The final product is finished with a balsamic reduction drizzle and a few sourdough croutons. Make this meal, cuddle up on the couch, and never leave your house again.
I know right now you’ve read the title and instantly assumed I am counter to everything that is right in the world. You are all chanting your fall mantras, “the spice expands consciousness, the spice is life and who controls the spice controls fall.” But I for one cannot take any more overly sweet, acrid, or overly spiced pumpkin beers. I think the problem is the gourd itself. Pumpkin, at least to the brewing process, primarily bring nothing but starches and very minor sweetness to the party. This inherently pushes the spices to the front and leaves nothing but the harsh wash of cinnamon on the palette. Enter the contender! Apple brings much more than pumpkin in the way of sweetness aroma, fall character, and a lasting drinkability that fits not just for early fall but all the way through Thanksgiving and into early December. A balanced apple pie presence to amplify an amber caramel and malt forward beer style is a match made in heaven.