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Beer Cocktails | Double Ginger Moscow Mule

July 9, 2015 |

Originally posted October 23, 2014

A while back I started to notice copper mugs at a lot of the bars in Seattle. I soon realized that Moscow Mules were one of the most popular cocktails among my group of friends. For one they are almost always made consistently good and they taste fresh with a little bit of spice from the ginger.

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State of the Porch Address | PorchDrinking 3 Year Anniversary

June 25, 2015 | 1

Well hello there fellow PorchDrinkers! Let me start by saying a big thank you to everyone for supporting the website over the past three years. For those of you … Read More

Kentucky Derby Beer Cocktail

April 30, 2015 | 1

Confession: The first time I went to a horse race I never saw a horse. I was there for the party and was hanging out in bluegrass fields mixing cocktails. Which brings me to the event of the year happening this weekend, The Kentucky Derby.

Bourbon will be flowing, southern food will be frying and seersucker will be dancing. The royal cocktail of the weekend is the mint julep, which is laced with bourbon, mint, and simple syrup (water and sugar). What could be better than this southern tradition you ask? Adding craft beer to the mix.
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Beer Cocktails | April Red Beer

April 16, 2015 |

Today I am sharing a recipe that will help you add a zest to your typical red beer or Bloody Mary. This recipe is super simple and can also act as a major hangover reliever. This is also a fun and easy cocktail to serve at brunch or even for lunch. I had this cocktail today for lunch and it was quite addition to my detox salad. This Red Ale comes from Silver City Brewery out of Silverdale, Washington and has been up and running since 1996. The Red Ale is a very approachable and versatility beer that compliments most food items and is the prefect candidate for a beer cocktail.

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Beer Cocktails | Black Velvet

February 19, 2015 |

Today I am sharing a classic cocktail made with two ingredients. It is simple, good and refreshing. This drink is made with Blackstone Porter, which is made at Driftwood Brewery out of Victoria, British Columbia. This porter is a London style porter that has notes of bittersweet chocolate with a blend of caramel, black and chocolate malts and it has an ABV of 6%. The porter is mixed with champagne and garnished with a lemon twist. Let’s make a fun and easy drink together with porter and champagne!

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Happy New Year Cocktail

January 1, 2015 |

Today I am sharing a recipe that will help you ring in the new year with a beer cocktail bang! This beer cocktail is not only light, it is super tasty. It features two crafty delights including Spinnakers Queen Bee Honey Kolsch (formerly 2014 Happy New Beer) and 3 Howls Blood Orange Vodka.

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Spiked Hot Chocolate = Bourbon + Beer + Hot Chocolate!

December 18, 2014 |

Today my recipe highlights beer from 33 Acres Brewing Company located in Vancouver, Canada. I visited the popular tasting room on a typical stormy night in Vancouver and it was packed. 33 Acres has a sleek and modern tasting room that almost resembles a New England hipster coffee house. Beaming white washed boards and elegant clean lines with adorning taps make for an apeasing aura.

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Whiskey & Gingerbread Porter Sour

December 4, 2014 |

The holiday season is upon us and I am ready to drink some whiskey. What better way to celebrate then a whiskey beer cocktail? The porter used in this cocktail is from Russell Brewing Company out of Strawberry Hill, Surrey, British Columbia.

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Beer Cocktails | Pumpkin Citrus Smash

October 9, 2014 |

Seattle, Washington is the destination of the beer that is used in this beer cocktail. The Pike Brewing Company has been making beer since 1989 in Seattle. They are housed in the famous Pike Place Public Market and have a pub as well as a brewery. They brew many different beers, some of which include:

  • Pike Place Pale Ale: Heirloom amber ale with nutty and malty fruit flavors. ABV: 5.00% | IBU: 32
  • Pike Kilt Lifter: Ruby ale with subtle smokiness and rich malt flavor. ABV: 6.50% | IBU: 27
  • Pike Naughty Nellie: Golden artisan ale with fruity and soft malt flavors. ABV: 4.70% | IBU: 24

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Beer Cocktails | Hibiscus and Gin Spiked Ale

September 11, 2014 |

Currently, I am in Mexico on a boozy retreat and wanted to share a recipe that highlighted some flavors of the south. I went to a bunch of a grocery stores and liquor stores to try to find the perfect craft beer. The craft beer scene in Mexico is on the rise but many small breweries are having to pay a hefty tax so it is hard to find these beers distributed in local beer stores. I did however find a craft beer out of Monroe, Wisconsin from the Minhas Craft Brewery called Seasonal Bad Hare Amber Ale. This beer has an ABV of 5.5% and is recommended for everyday drinking, food pairing and sipping. Read More

Coffee Stout Ice Cream Float

August 28, 2014 |

During the summer I love using fruit to enhance my beer cocktails, but I also crave cold summertime boozy treats. The post I am sharing today is one of my favorite summer treats and it involves ice cream. I came up with this cocktail because the weather has been quite hot and I needed something to cool me down. I took my favorite ice cream chocolate chip and made a boozy coffee stout float. The beer I used for this cocktail is the Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing out of Eugene, Oregon.

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2 Years of PorchDrinking | Our Favorite Posts

June 25, 2014 |

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of PorchDrinking.com. So to celebrate we thought we’d take a look back at some of our more memorable, successful, impactful and hilarious posts. As … Read More

World Cup Grapefruit Caipirinha Ale Popsicles

June 13, 2014 |

The World Cup is starting this week and it is going to be a fabulous month of eventful soccer games, drinking games and fun Brazilian inspired cocktails. I decided to turn my favorite Brazilian cocktail the caipirinha into refreshing summer popsicles. The caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail and contains cachaca a liquor made from sugar cane. The classic caiprinha contains lime, sugar and cachaca.

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Beer Cocktails | Spicy Summer Ale Margarita

June 6, 2014 |

Seattle is on the brink of summer and I am so excited to enjoy some summer beverages that will wipe out the rain for a couple of months. So, this … Read More

Four Way Fruit Ale Bramble Cocktail

May 20, 2014 |

Vancouver, British Columbia is the perfect weekend trip from Seattle and provides world class dining, views and brews. I was fortunate enough to take a weekend getaway last weekend and … Read More

Drinking in Style | How to Make the Perfect Mint Julep

May 3, 2013 | 3

The Kentucky Derby is the king of all genteel parties (and ranks fairly high on the not-so-proper list, as well – just ask anyone spending the first Saturday in May in the infamous infield). And as all PorchDrinkers well know, no party is complete without libations. The Kentucky Derby is evocative of many iconic institutions: lavish hats, faster-than-light Thoroughbreds and, of course, the Mint Julep. After all, no Kentucky party is complete without a bit of Bourbon.

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Our Staff

May 1, 2012 |

Tristan Chan

Founder

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Current: Denver, CO

Favorite Beer: Great Divide’s Grand Cru

Tristan created this blog as a means for his friends share a nation-wide porch drink … Read More

New Image Brewing | Madera 2023 Horizontal Tasting

January 4, 2024 |

Every beer is a journey. From the ingredients used to the processes by which they’re combined and fermented to a finished product ready for enjoyment, beer tells a story of evolving time and ingredients. New Image Brewing has fully embraced the journey and evolution of beer with first their Estufa series and now various Madera releases.

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Barrel Room Spotlight | Horus Aged Ales

November 30, 2022 |

Welcome to Round 3 of the Spotlight! For this installment all eyes are on Horus Aged Ales, a one-man operation out of Oceanside, CA. Kyle Harrop, the mastermind behind Horus, originally established himself in 2015. From there, he progressed it from a humble homebrew operation into what it has become today. Through experimental barrel-aging, unique adjunct additions, and countless collaborations with breweries all over the country, Horus has been able to stand out in one of the most competitive beer regions in the United States. We had the opportunity to pick Kyle’s brain and learn more about the methods and techniques he uses, and gain some further insight into what makes his barrel program successful.

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Barrel Room Spotlight | Mortalis Brewing

November 16, 2022 |

Entering the Barrel Room Spotlight for round two is another young but quickly-growing brewery out of Avon, New York. Since opening their doors in 2018, Mortalis Brewing has striven to create a portfolio of beers that both utilize the finest ingredients and break the mold to stand out in a competitive market. Beyond that, they want their beers to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment that promotes memorable and heartfelt human connection. Through this unpretentious and admirable formula, Mortalis has also succeeded in establishing a strong program of barrel-aged beers. We had the opportunity to speak with Paul Grenier, one of the co-owners of Mortalis Brewing, and really get a “behind-the-scenes” look at the inner workings of their barrel room.

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