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What We’re Drinking | August 18, 2017

What We're Drinking
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It would appear that the PorchDrinkers had a slow week. Personally, I found that I was getting too fat. This fatness led to a regimented, but not necessarily strict, diet and a week of “detox.” Not to make excuses, but I wouldn’t be surprised if other members of the PorchDrinking staff are finding themselves in the same boat. Sometimes you just need a short break from beer. Luckily, we always have a few die-hards to keep us afloat! This is What We’re Drinking.

Watermelon Session Ale | Montauk Brewing Co.

What We're Drinking
“At a great, chill bar in Long Island before a wedding. Happy weekend.” – Stacey Goers

Various Cherry Beers | Russian River, Mikkeller & Wicked Weed Brewing

What We're Drinking
“Cherry showdown tonight at my house!” – Danele Bova

Birra Nazionale | Birra Baladin

What We're Drinking
“Had the most amazing weekend staying at Birra Baladin’s beer-themed hotel in a small hilltop town in northern Italy then dinner and subsequent brewery tour in their Open Garden beer estate down the road. This beer is made with 100% Italian ingredients and is super easy drinking.” – K.C. Cunilio

I’d Floccs Wid It | Alvarado Street Brewery

Elle | Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery

Jackie O's Elle is a foudre-aged, mixed culture saison named after the brewery's "L" shaped mixed fermentation room. We picked up this bottle when we were in Athens, Ohio, for Ohio Brew Week, and cracked it open on a sunny August afternoon last weekend. The nose brings aromas of yeasty, raw bread dough and white Riesling wine, with some young wood and minerality in supporting roles. The flavor is assertively tart, with a lovely pilsner/wheat foundation (Jackie O's doesn't disclose their grain bill for this, so it might be all malt, but I think I pick up some wheat along with the very pale barley). The beer finishes very dry, showing how busy that mixed culture has been. This was a lovely beer for a sunny afternoon, and the pale, cloudy body even shined harmoniously with the weather. Cheers.

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