AboutBrian Margiotta, Author at PorchDrinking.com
Universal Studios Entertainment & 4 Hands Brewing Set to Release Voltron, Series One BeerMay 26, 2023 | Brian Margiotta
In an exciting development, St. Louis’ own 4 Hands Brewing Company has announced a collaborative endeavor with Universal Studios Entertainment, World Events Productions (WEP), LLC, and a selection of the country’s best breweries.
Voltron was a popular animated television series that originally aired in the mid-1980s. Produced by World Events Productions, the show centered around a team of young pilots controlling a group of robot lions that combine to form Voltron, a gigantic robot warrior. Voltron, often called the “Defender of the Universe,” battles evil forces to maintain peace across the galaxy.
Urban Chestnut releases new beer with Saint Louis ZooMay 23, 2023 | Brian Margiotta
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and the Saint Louis Zoo have again joined forces to raise awareness about animal welfare and conservation through a special brew. STL Zoo Bier Red Panda Light Lager, a clean and easy-drinking beer, pays tribute to the zoo’s red pandas, Pete and Winnie, featuring the adorable species on its can.
Melvin Brewing’s St. Louis Location Changes Ownership & Launches Renaming CampaignMay 12, 2023 | Brian Margiotta
Since the Roadhouse Brewery Group completed its acquisition of Melvin Brewing Co. last December, the future of Melvin Brewing’s Eureka location in the St. Louis area has been uncertain. This week, both Melvin Brewing & the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation revealed new details on the future of Melvin Brewing Eureka.
Center Ice Brewery | Flamingo SourJuly 29, 2022 | Brian Margiotta
What do you get when a St. Louis brewery with a passion for hockey teams up with the hockey-themed apparel brand Victor Hockey USA? You get a downright amazing beer that puts the taste of summer in a can!
2022 Side Project Invitational Announces Insane Pour ListApril 6, 2022 | Brian Margiotta
Beer lovers rejoice; this weekend, some of the best breweries & brewers converge on Maplewood – St. Louis, MO, for the second annual Side Project Invitational. After taking off 2021 due to COVID, Side Project is coming back with a bang. This year rather than just featuring Barrel Aged Stouts & Barleywines, the format shifts to welcome all Oak-Aged Beers including the wild, funky and sour beer.
2nd Shift Brewing | Chateau La DouchebagDecember 10, 2021 | Brian Margiotta
We have all seen them lining up outside a brewery as early as 6 a.m. — or sometimes the night before — to ensure they can be the first to claim their coveted release before anyone else and sometimes even flip the bottle on the secondary market. Yes, the rare beer seekers are out there, lurking in almost every brewery and bottle shop just waiting for that whale of a beer to drop.
Griesedieck Brothers Brewing | Golden PilsenerSeptember 27, 2021 | Brian Margiotta
When I get a quality Pilsner, I forget all about the juicy Triple IPAs and overly fruited Sours that are often all the rage. There’s something timeless about a quality Pilsner that feels right, from the aroma to the light, crisp mouthfeel.
Earthbound Beer | Chicken & Waffles Blonde AleJuly 2, 2021 | Brian Margiotta
Chicken & Waffles is typically not something you think of when you are thinking of beer; however, St. Louis based Earthbound Beer has turned a classic entrée into a delicious Blonde Ale with their Chicken & Waffles Blonde.
Chicken & Waffles was first brewed ironically back on April 20, 2015. According to Head Brewer & Presiding Comrade Stuart P. Keating, “I believe this beer was inspired by a patron at the bar, claiming we couldn’t possibly make a Chicken and Waffles beer. Challenge accepted!”
Wellspent Brewing Company launches “The Well” Membership ProgramMarch 30, 2021 | Brian Margiotta
Having recently celebrated its third anniversary, Wellspent Brewing Company is still considered a relatively young–yet notable–brewery in the already burgeoning St. Louis craft beer scene. This year, after the rollercoaster of COVID, they also launched a new membership program called “The Well.”