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Blackberry Prairie Wheat | Moeller Brew Barn

January 29, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Maria Stein, Ohio, is not the first place you expect to find a great brewery. The tiny, unincorporated town in rural Mercer County is home to only a couple hundred people, and the cattle in the area likely outnumber them. This region of west central Ohio, just north of the midline of the state, was heavily settled by German Catholics in the 1800s under the spiritual leadership of Francis de Sales Brunner, a missionary priest who established parish churches in the area. The region is now known as The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches due to the unusually high number of Catholic worship structures in this rural area. When driving through this flat, agricultural county, you can see for miles in every direction, and no matter which way you turn, a tall steeple is silhouetted against the horizon. However, just outside of Maria Stein sits Moeller Brew Barn.
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Prairie Artisan Ales | Birthday BOMB!

December 9, 2016 |

ABV: 13%

In a few short weeks, Christmas will be here followed by New Year’s. Before I celebrate those two holidays, I have one more special occasion to celebrate–my birthday! Next week, I will be turning 31 and though I … Read More

Prairie Artisan Ales | BOMB! Imperial Stout

November 16, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There comes a point in every hobby where you have to take things to the next level. This usually involves investing more time, energy and, most of all, money. I’m someone whose always resisted that for any hobby. With craft beer, it’s been a specific price point. When I started drinking I set a price I was willing to pay for a single bottle of beer from a store. Surely, I thought, I’ll never actually cross that line. Nothing can be that good. Well Porchdrinkers, Prairie Artisan Ales finally blew me to the next level of craft-dom with BOMB!, its imperial stout.

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Beer News | Krebs Brewing Acquires Prairie Artisan Ales

June 30, 2016 |

Yesterday the beer world saw two fairly substantial pieces of news develop toward the late afternoon, so while I’m about 4 hours away from commencing my America Day Celebration, I felt it necessary to get you all caught up. Let’s … Read More

12 Beers of Christmas Day 11 | Prairie Christmas BOMB!

December 24, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Prairie Artisan Ales  – Christmas Bomb!

ABV: 11%

Merry Christmas everybody! Hope everyone gets exactly what they want this year!

I’ve already doted on Prairie Artisan Ales and, more namely, Prairie Bomb! on several occasions. When I caught word that Prairie was building a new bomb, a bigger and more powerful bomb, a Christmas Bomb!, I was of the utmost stoked. Billed as the O.G. Bomb! with “Christmas spices” added or “brewed with spices”, Prairie does well to not over-bill this as a completely different beer. It is, essentially, Bomb! with Christmas spices added or Bomb! “brewed with spices.” And that; that is why I love it so much!

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Prairie Artisan Ales- Eliza5beth

February 27, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This was my first foray into the world of beers from Prairie Artisan Ales out of Krebs, Oklahoma, and I have heard nothing but excellent opinions of their creations. So when I was able to snag a bottle of their Eliza5beth Farmhouse Ale when I was back in Colorado, I was both excited and curious. It’s not that I am new to farmhouse ales by any stretch of the imagination; I have just found it extremely hard to find their beers. My only regret was that I didn’t buy more…

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Prairie Artisan Ales – Bomb!

January 9, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Prairie Artisan Ales  – Bomb! (Batch 3 – Blue Wax)

ABV: 14%

A company started by two brothers. They didn’t start it due to a lack of good beer.  They wanted to do something that was “awesome.” Awesome is what they are doing. Prairie Bomb! is ridiculous. A venture from their customary Saison-fare in the best direction! Prairie Artisan Ales is becoming that brewery that when I try a new beer from them, I am never disappointed. This is an AWESOME thing. How awesome? This beer is like the Black Swan in my mouth. This beer is like two dragons eating rapscallions on a burning pirate ship. This beer is . . .

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 11 Prairie Artisan Ales The Beer That Saved Christmas

December 24, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Prairie Artisan Ales The Beer That Saved Christmas

ABV: 10%

Something special is happening in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prairie Artisan Ales, which was opened by brothers Chase and Colin Healy in 2012, has been quietly making some of the best farmhouse and barrel-aged beers in the country. Their mission, as stated on their Facebook page, “Is to create beers that go beyond the middle of the country to reach people around the world.” And they’ve clearly succeeded.

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Saint Somewhere/Prairie Artisan Ales – Plus Tot L’etat Farmhouse Ale

July 3, 2013 | 2

Saint Somewhere/Prairie Artisan Ales – Plus Tot L’etat Farmhouse Ale

ABV:  6.5%

IBU: 25

A farmhouse style ale that is brewed with persimmon and elderflowers.

This Saison pours a hazy orange pour with big fluffy white head.  The cork was … Read More

2019 WeldWerks Invitational Announces Saturday’s Pour List

June 17, 2019 |

One of the country’s most prolific new beer festivals returns this Saturday in the 2019 WeldWerks Invitational, and we now know exactly what to expect. The Greeley, CO-based brewery has announced their pour list for Saturday’s SOLD OUT event taking … Read More

Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Brings Elite Festival Experience

June 12, 2019 |

If there’s one true constant in the Colorado craft beer scene, it’s that Avery Brewing knows how to throw one helluva beer festival. In its second year of shifting from multiple style-themed festivals such as their Sour Fest and Strong … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

2019 Avery Invitational Pour List Preview & Ticket Giveaway

June 3, 2019 |

The Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary, which now enters its second year, is primed for an even bigger celebration than its debut. Armed with an all-star cast of breweries, and plans to unleash a myriad of vintages, this year’s festival … Read More

What We’re Drinking | May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Man, this year is just flying by! I don’t know if it’s ’cause “we’re having fun” or ’cause we’ve all been so busy, but damn…here we are–May 17! Our team has been busy little bees churning out amazing content and breaking news like the Boston Beer and Dogfish Merger, all while tending to their full-time jobs, families and friends. I think that deserves a beer, or three and that is what we did! Sit back and check out how we rewarded ourselves for kicking ass–here is what we’re drinking!

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Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Previews Brewery List

April 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

In the game of beers, you evolve or you die. Game of Thrones allusions aside, Avery Brewing, one of Colorado’s most storied brewing programs, has leaned into the notion that all great things must continue to evolve.

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2019 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

April 3, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 39 min


While the Craft Brewers Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable education from the multitude of sessions and seminars, as brewers we know the real fun comes with the after-parties surrounding the conference. To help you navigate the week-long schedule of tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases and more surrounding CBC we put together a day-by-day external events guide. Use the menu below to quickly navigate to the corresponding day.

Additionally we will be updating this guide throughout the week, so if we missed an event be sure to shoot us a message.

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Brewery Brackets | Which College Has the Best Craft Beer Scene?

March 26, 2019 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 15 min

In honor of the NCAA tournament, the PorchDrinking crew decided to commemorate the greatest month of the year with a little madness on our own. We took each team competing in this year’s bracket and wondered who’d win the Big Dance if we were to compared beer scenes from each school’s city.

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With New Partnerships and Offerings, Airlines Aim to Take Craft Beer to New Heights

March 18, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

I grew up in Minnesota but currently live in Chicago. This means that I often fly back to Minnesota for family occasions and holiday gatherings. The sub-hour long flight has just enough time for one round of drink service in the cabin. Typically, I opt for whiskey or plain water given the lack of craft beer offerings on most airlines. Now, that might all be changing. A few weeks ago, Minneapolis-based Fulton Brewing announced that Sun Country Airlines would be offering their Lonely Blonde Ale on flights for the first time alongside their current craft option, Surly Brewing’s Furious IPA. It’s an exciting move that shows airlines aren’t averse to the changing drinking demands of consumers. I spoke with a few airlines along with Fulton to get more info on how these partnerships work and what beer drinkers should expect on flights.

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February’s Looking Stout, Here’s the 2019 Mountain Sun Stout Month Lineup

January 24, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Ok, so 2019 didn’t exactly start off on the best note, with the government shut down, dumb people BirdBoxing the internet, more Kanye tweets, the whole Covington Catholic thing and another Patriots Super Bowl appearance, I think most of America is ready to move on to February.

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The Longer the Government Shutdown Goes On, the Bigger Problem it Becomes for Craft Brewers

January 8, 2019 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The government shutdown is now in its third week due to the debate over a border wall and has resulted in noted consequences for federal workers, government entities and general governmental functions. While many are more pressing, perhaps the one many craft beer fans should keep an eye on is how it impacts the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

One of TTB’s functions is approving new beer labels, licenses and ingredients that are vital to the continued business of any craft brewer, winery or distiller. As long as the government keeps its doors shut, the TTB does too, which means any meaningful innovation or initiative from craft brewers come to a grinding halt as the government body will not “review or approve any new submissions” during the shutdown.  Here are some of the major implications if the government decides to extend the shutdown further.

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