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What We’re Drinking | September 6, 2019

What We're Drinking
Seth Garland

I am 100% sure summer just started, and now everyone’s talking about fall. But you know what, I’m not falling for it. Football can happen in hot weather. Pumpkin beers can cool you off on a warm summer evening. Oktoberfest can wait its happy little self a few more weeks so I can cram in some more patio time. But I suppose if I have to give in and deal with cooler nights, at least I know the PorchDrinking team’s out there, drinking good beers. The PD team abides. I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that.  It’s good knowin’ they’re out there, takin’ it easy for all us sinners in this week’s What We’re Drinking.

Igneous Pale Ale | Pueblo Vida Brewing Co.

Rauchbier Wiezen | Schlenkerla

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This @schlenkerla1405 Rauchbier Weizen is such a fascinating beer. I served this yesterday at our Oktoberfest Party at @themerchanthouse. One of our food courses was a board of 10 different German cheeses and sausages, and I needed something that could work flexibly with all the different flavors and textures present on that board. This was the first and best beer that came to mind. Rauchbier Weizen is essentially a smoked hefeweizen in which the barley malt (about half the grain bill) is smoked and the wheat malt is not smoked. The smoke character is noticeable but toned down from the brewery’s better known Märzen, and the expressive weizen ale yeast adds the signature banana and clove notes along with it. It’s a lot, but it’s all in balance. The smoke, subtle fruit, and gentle spice, along with the beer’s elevated carbonation, allowed it to work really well with the diverse flavors and textures on the snack board. This was the most fun beer to present yesterday because it so perfectly illustrated what a good pairing can do. Most attendees said it wasn’t a beer they might drink otherwise, but paired with the sausage and cheese they loved it. By the end of the pairing it had sold out!

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Double Two Hearted Ale | Bell’s Brewery

Double Sunshine | Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Copper Cerveza | Copper Hop Ranch

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  1. Hey Thanks Y’all! We’ so glad you had the chance to come out and try some things. Cheers!
    Tom & Mel
    Copper Hop Ranch Farm & Microbrewery
    Elgin, AZ!
    Support Local….👍❤️

  2. Joe Daniel Jarrette

    Gee, black/tan beer on
    Patty’s Day???
    It’s Green or nothing!!! with a bit of lime.
    Our hounds are black & tan

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