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AboutAlexis Dickie, Author at PorchDrinking.com

Alexis Dickie

Alexis Dickie

Exploring the world one beer at time--documenting it via my website and Instagram Adventures & Ales

Posts By Alexis Dickie

Ultimate 6er | Six Beers for Hot Backyard Hangs

June 23, 2021 |

Summer is here with all of its heat and humidity, so we’ve crafted the perfect Ultimate 6er of light, refreshing and delicious beers for your hot backyard hangs. From Lagers to Saisons to Goses, this list doesn’t skimp on flavor. Warm weather shouldn’t just mean a flavorless watery beer. Relax and refresh with these six brews:

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Charlotte’s Newest Brewery ‘Vaulted Oak’ Opening Tuesday

June 4, 2021 |

Charlotte’s newest brewery Vaulted Oak Brewing is set to open Tuesday, June 8. Housed in an old BB&T bank, Vaulted Oak will be the first brewery in the Oakhurst/Echo Hills neighborhood of Charlotte.

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Suffolk Punch Brewing | New Sours

May 10, 2021 |

Suffolk Punch Brewing opened in 2017 and just released their first-ever “true” Sours. Woolverstone, Riverwilde and Lord Fogh were aged for three years in French wine barrels and released in April.

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Charlotte Breweries Unite | Court Shoes Only

February 1, 2021 |

Queen City Brewer’s Festival is a Charlotte beer-lover’s dream every February, but the global pandemic has forced them to get creative this year. For the 10th Anniversary of the fest this year, they’re celebrating in the format of a collective beer release: Court Shoes Only.

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Sycamore Brewing | F*CK 2020 BUBS Hard Seltzer

December 17, 2020 |

We’re all sick of 2020, but Sycamore Brewing is shouting it loud and proud with their newest release. F*CK 2020 BUBS is a 9.2% ABV Hard Seltzer coming in hot to finish 2020 off right.

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Court Shoes Only | A Double IPA Benefiting ACEing Autism

December 7, 2020 |

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina look forward to Queen City Brewers Festival every February. But given all that 2020 has brought us, the 2021 Queen City Brewers Festival will be in the format of a collective beer initiative: Court Shoes Only.

2021 would have been a milestone 10th year of Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF). Each February the city gathers to sample beers from breweries across the city and region while benefiting a good cause. The proceeds of the festival and raffle historically have always gone to ACEing Autism. This is a nonprofit whose mission it is to serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through unique tennis programs.

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Sycamore Brewing | Christmas Cookie Winter Ale

November 20, 2020 |

Sycamore Brewing releases their highly anticipated Christmas Cookie Winter Ale today, Friday November 20. Last year their cans sparked controversy and even prompted a visit from North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

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Halloween Beer Treat | Resident Culture & The Eighth State ‘Instant Destiny’

October 15, 2020 |

Resident Culture Brewing Company and The Eighth State Brewing Company teamed up to create Instant Destiny. This Imperial Stout is packed with roasted peanuts, toasted cocoa nibs, vanilla, cassia bark, toasted coconut, and jaggery (a cane sugar traditionally consumed in Asia).

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Sycamore Brewing | Rising Hope IPA

October 1, 2020 |

Sycamore Brewing out of Charlotte, North Carolina, is partnering with Brewing Funds the Cure to release Rising Hope IPA on Friday, October 2. One hundred percent of proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

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Oktoberfest Beer Showcase | Town Brewing Rathaus Festbier Lager

September 25, 2020 |

Oktoberfest season is upon us and the PorchDrinking team is working their way through various Marzens, Oktoberfests, Pumpkin Beers, and anything fall themed you can imagine! Today we’re highlighting Rathaus Festbier Lager, a unique spin on the traditional malt-forward beers of the season.

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Ultimate 6er | Lagers for the Lake

July 22, 2020 |

We’re in the thick of summer and the humidity and heat across the country and there is no better way to cool off than light beers on the water! We’ve put together and Ultimate 6er of Lagers for the lake! These are crushable beers to enjoy on the water all day long.

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Divine Barrel Brewing and Vitamin Sea Brewing | Perception is Spoonfed

June 10, 2020 |

What happens when you have a beer collaboration planned and then COVID-19 hits? Divine Barrel Brewing and Vitamin Sea Brewing decided to do a virtual collaboration and created Perception is Spoonfed Berliner Weisse.

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Summer Beer Release Roundup

May 25, 2020 |

Summer beer season is finally upon us! We may not be able to enjoy our summertime brews as we normally would, but breweries across the country are continuing to put out new brews.

We’ve rounded up new releases from breweries distributing across the country or large regions of the country so you will have access to most of them! These beers range from light refreshing Ales to heavy Imperial Stouts. Just because it’s warm outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the quality of your beer!

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Edge City Brewery | #squadgoals Berliner Weisse

May 12, 2020 |

Opening a new brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina, is already a risky business move. In a city with more than 30 breweries, it’s hard to stand out and generate the revenue and clientele necessary to survive. But opening a new brewery during a global pandemic in any city is an even riskier business move. Edge City Brewery tossed both of those fears to the wind and opened in Charlotte on April 16, 2020. Read More

Newgrass Brewing | Balloonhead Berliner Weisse

April 7, 2020 |

Newgrass Brewing opened its doors in July 2015 in the quaint town of Shelby, NC. They are located between Charlotte and Asheville, just off of Highway 74, making it a convenient stop when traveling between the two cities.

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Brewery Showcase | Salud Cerveceria

March 20, 2020 |

I’ve been to over 550 breweries so it is pretty rare for a taproom to “wow” me at this point. When I walked into Salud Cerveceria for the first time a little over a year ago after moving to Charlotte, my jaw dropped.

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Ultimate 6er | Mardi Gras Beers

February 19, 2020 |

Fat Tuesday is right around the corner so it is time for the Ultimate 6er of Mardi Gras beers! Mardi Gras is a celebration that is dear to my heart after living in New Orleans for five years, so I am very excited to share my Mardi Gras beer recommendations with you!

These 6 beers are perfect for parade season. Whether you’re celebrating in New Orleans, Mobile, or on your couch, crack one of these and you’re ready to catch some beads.

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Resident Culture Brewing Co. | Iconic Anonymity Hazy Double IPA

January 14, 2020 |

Resident Culture is arguably Charlotte’s best brewery. They were just ranked in the Top 10 North Carolina Breweries on Untappd for 2019 and they were named the 2018 10th Best New Brewery in the World from RateBeer, just to name a few of their many accolades.

Located in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood, Resident Culture opened their doors two years ago. Their motto, “Stay Funky,” is encapsulated in their beers, can artwork, swag and in the taproom itself. Read More