Posts ByDan Renfro, Author at PorchDrinking.com
Oddwood Brewing | Austinerbräu Oktoberfest FestbierSeptember 16, 2021 | Dan Renfro
Despite the temperature in central Texas still nearing 100 degrees every day, it’s finally time to start enjoying the wonderful Oktoberfest season.
Red Horn Brewery & Roastery | Todo El Día Mexican LagerAugust 10, 2021 | Dan Renfro
Drinking outdoors in August–in Texas–can be tricky. Trying to find something light enough to continue sipping while keeping flavor paramount is a difficult task.
Red Horn Brewery & Roastery makes it easy with Todo El Dia. This Mexican Pale Lager is a light, crispy brew that’s delicious even without limes.
Ultimate 6er | NBA Play-In TournamentMay 19, 2021 | Dan Renfro
The NBA Play-In Tournament is new this year so it’s a perfect time to find a local beer to support your team. Here’s a coast-to-coast 6er that covers the teams and matchups for the new kickoff to the NBA Playoffs.
Meanwhile Brewing is One of Austin’s Best Outdoor SpacesMay 4, 2021 | Dan Renfro
Meanwhile Brewing Co. has one of the largest and most unique outdoor spaces in Texas. When Will Jaquiss, Meanwhile’s founder and brewmaster, was searching for a location in Austin, he wanted to find the biggest space possible.
“We wanted to focus on the taproom experience, first and foremost,” Jaquiss said.
Despite opening within the last year, Meanwhile has been able to offer plenty of customers a beautiful outdoor space in southeast Austin. The 3.7-acre property has a large stage for music, jungle gyms for kids and a soccer field. Although not everything has been usable in the last six months, they have plenty of ideas for the future.
Hi Sign Brewing | El Berto the Mexican LagerApril 30, 2021 | Dan Renfro
Craft beer is about people. For most, it’s about the people you enjoy the beer with. For breweries, it’s about people that enjoy your beer. For Hi Sign Brewing’s El Berto, it’s about the person that inspired a beer.
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches | Jasmine Brett PaleMarch 26, 2021 | Dan Renfro
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches has been an Austin staple for craft beer fans and kolache lovers for years, and in 2019, they opened a brewery adjacent to their beer garden. Since then, Head Brewer John Snyder has been brewing delicious and creative beers.
Barn Town Brewing | Barrel-Aged Yer Killin’ Me S’mores!December 15, 2020 | Dan Renfro
The 2020 version of West Des Moines, IA-based Barn Town Brewing’s Yer Killin’ Me S’mores! offers a nostalgic and supportive approach to Stout Season.
This Milk Stout debuted last year as a nod to “The Sandlot.” Founder Pete Faber and his team knew they wanted to create a s’mores stout and they eventually decided to reference an iconic scene from their childhood. Like all beers at Barn Town, the concept, branding and execution balance eccentricity and thoughtfulness in a purposeful way.
4th Tap Brewing Co-Op | Stay GoldOctober 27, 2020 | Dan Renfro
The Black Pumas were nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 2020 Grammys, and they wanted to try something different in 2020. The Austin, TX-based group decided to collaborate with 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, with the goal of brewing a beer for shows that would benefit their community.
According to John Stecker, President and Co-Founder of 4th Tap, the goal was to create something “accessible and drinkable for summer shows.” That said, they didn’t want to simply put the Black Pumas name on a random beer. Rather, both entities wanted the group to be a part of the brewing process.
St. Elmo Brewing & Zilker Brewing | Slush BuddiesSeptember 4, 2020 | Dan Renfro
St. Elmo Brewing Company teamed up with Zilker Brewing Company to create a new hard seltzer for Labor Day weekend. Slush Buddies is a seltzer collaboration that neither brewery really saw coming, but both breweries loved the lighthearted approach to making something delicious.
Pinthouse Pizza | Electric JellyfishJuly 20, 2020 | Dan Renfro 1
Pinthouse Pizza’s award-winning Electric Jellyfish has had quite the journey. In 2015, the hazy IPA was designed to be a beer only available at the Lamar, TX location. In the five years since, it has become the brewery’s most popular beer. Soon, it will be the first Pinthouse Pizza beer available off-site.
Bay Cannon Beer Co. | Aleena Pineapple Hibiscus SourJune 16, 2020 | Dan Renfro
Not every beer from Bay Cannon Beer Company has a name. In fact, most brews available in the West Tampa, FL taproom are simply listed with their ingredients. “It’s about the beer,” said Matthew Juaire, co-founder and COO. He, along with fellow co-founder and head brewer Joe Simmons, believe that beer names are trivial and the focus should be what’s in the beer and how the beer tastes. Read More