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Constance Del Rio

Constance Del Rio

Posts By Constance Del Rio

HenHouse Brewing Company | The Philadelphia Experiment IPA

June 18, 2020 |

The arrival of graduation car parades around town serves as a reminder that we’ve hit summertime. As new grads find exciting ways to celebrate their next chapter in life in the midst of a pandemic, some counties are starting to re-open with outdoor seating. Breweries that have been permitted to open outdoor seating and on-site consumption are now a beacon for the craft beer community.

HenHouse Brewing Company, based in Santa Rosa, California, isn’t open for outdoor seating quite yet, but that’s not stopping them from having killer curbside pick-up options and putting out freshies on the reg. One such offering is The Philadelphia Experiment IPA, named after an alleged military experiment which claimed that the union of gravity and electromagnetic radiation could render something invisible. (You know, normal things.) If you’re into conspiracy theories and enjoy juicy IPAs, be sure to follow HenHouse on Instagram for all the goods coming out of this seven-year old brewery. Read More

What We’re Drinking | May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 |

Another week of the global COVID-19 pandemic has ushered us out of the month of May, and we are starting to see some states (and breweries!) open back up and some new restrictions to aid in our safety while we explore this new stage in our country’s history. Continue to stay safe, shop local and do your part in stopping the spread of this disease. And while we typically use this site to bring a positive reprieve away from the real world, it’d be hard not to acknowledge the horrific scene of racism and police brutality that continues to flood our headlines. RIP George Floyd. We can do better as a community… without further ado, Here’s What We’re Drinking.

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What We’re Drinking | May 01, 2020

May 1, 2020 |

As we are all on the edge of our seats waiting to see what our states and counties will say about the shelter-in-place orders, I am sure we have a drink in our hands. This pandemic has brought out so many feelings across the board and we can appreciate them all. Our team is consistently trying to bring ya’ll non-pandemic-centric content but also bringing you the Craft Beer news as it develops. Let’s all take a collective breath, say something positive about the day, and check out what we’re drinking!

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What We’re Drinking | April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 |

As we see May on the horizon, the majority of us are still isolating and sheltering in place, waiting for some good news and a timeline of when life as we knew it can start again. We hope everyone is staying safe, practicing social distancing when out picking up essentials and yes, supporting local businesses! Our team is busy bringing ya’ll great articles and of course drinking great local craft beer while doing so. Check out what we’re drinking.

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Humble Sea Brewing Co. | Hop Blood Prince Foggy IPA

April 21, 2020 | 1

Gloomy weather always makes me feel like a movie marathon with an “on theme” drink in hand. Lucky, craft breweries are still conjuring up many magical brews. Humble Sea Brewing Co. recently released a beer any Harry Potter fan would … Read More

What We’re Drinking | April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020 |

Hope everyone is hanging in there amidst this global pandemic —we really are in this together. With the growing number of people testing positive for the virus to the ever growing number of unemployed due to this pandemic it’s getting harder to find a bright spot. Our PorchDrinking team has been my bright spot, and many adorable animal Instagram accounts keep me laughing and smiling during this period. The PD crew has amazing knowledge of craft beer and  is always turning me on to new things! Crack a cold one and check out what our team has been quenching their thirst with the past few weeks! Stay safe out there, folks!

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Event Recap | Trumer Pils Celebration of Craft

February 24, 2020 |

As San Francisco Beer Week comes to a close every year Trumer Pils throws its annual Celebration of Craft invitational. Trumer Pils is located in Berkeley, California, and invited more than 30 California breweries to share their wares with industries … Read More

San Francisco Beer Week 2020 | Opening Night Gala Recap

February 12, 2020 |

San Francisco Beer Week is underway and us on the Pacific Regional team are finally rested up from the Opening Night Gala, ready to attend other upcoming events during the week, and are ready to share all the delicious beers and fun times we had. The Opening Night Gala was thrown by the Bay Area Brewers Guild and, boy, did they bring it this year! Here are some of the stand outs from the night.

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San Francisco Beer Week 2020 | Can’t Miss Events

February 6, 2020 |

We here on the Pacific Team are hella stoked on San Francisco Beer Week 2020 and enjoyed both the San Francisco and Berkeley media previews. Now that SFBW is knocking on our door, what better way to get pumped then finding some killer events to attend?! The first night, February 7th, is a no brainer – SFBW Opening Night Gala on Pier 35, put on by the Bay Area Brewers Guild. Our Team has combed through the massive amount of events being put on over the 10 day craft beer week, and honestly still looking cause wow there is a lot happening, and found some can’t miss events for ya’ll!

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Cleophus Quealy Beer Company | Frambozenbier

January 27, 2020 |

Barrel-aged, sour and fruited beers seem to intimidate people. And Cleophus Quealy Beer Company conjured up a magical elixir of all three: Frambozenbier.

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San Francisco Beer Week Event Recap | Berkeley Media Preview

January 24, 2020 |

It’s that wonderful time of year again where Craft Breweries and Craft Beer lovers alike rejoice in copious new beer releases, fantastically planned events, and can all relate to being both excited for San Francisco Beer Week (SFBW) to be here and counting the days until their livers aren’t screaming at them. Our writers in the San Francisco Bay Area were invited to preview some of the local wares and can releases for this year’s SFBW and we wanted to share the good word you! Read More

What We’re Drinking | January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 |

Seventeen days into 2020 and it’s already been a year so far—Australia is on fire and we seem to have adverted WWIII (I know, super amazing topics!). Our staff is also getting back to a normal work week, tending to their families, and churning out amazing articles. So, grab a cold one and see what we’re drinking.

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What We’re Drinking | December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019 |

The Holiday’s have come and passed almost as quickly as this year as felt—in a flash! While you are nursing that “omg so much family time” eighth glass of wine or holiday travel hangover, we here at Porch Drinking were churning out some stellar holiday and end-of-year round-ups! We work hard so we can play hard. Grab some sugar cookies, chuck the dead tree outside, and see what we’re drinking.

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What We’re Drinking | November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019 |

Wow, I cannot believe I just typed “November 29, 2019” into the Post Header! Whether you have braved the shopping malls to fetch the best deals, finally coming out of your food coma, or pulling out all your twinkle lights a la Clark Griswold, our writers have been hard at work churning out some amazing pieces and what better way to do so then with a beer in hand?! Now, go get some leftover pie, throw on a blanket, and check out what we’re drinking.

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What We’re Drinking | November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019 |

This week has been a crazy one for craft beer – news of New Belgium Brewing’s acquisition by Kirin’s Little Lion World Beverage rocked the industry! As we lean into the weekend and start making plans for Thanksgiving, or your … Read More

HenHouse Brewing Co. | Best Life Extraordinary Everyday Beer Blond Ale

November 7, 2019 |

We all want to live our Best Life and HenHouse Brewing Company brewed a Blond Ale that embodies that exact state of being. The Chicken Gang is at it again brewing up some straight magical elixir to brighten your day and help you to accomplish all your goals. *Disclaimer: might not accomplish all your goals but doesn’t everything seem better if you do it with a beer in your hand?!

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What We’re Drinking | November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019 |

How is everyone’s sugar hangover going?! I know I ate all the fun-sized skittle packs this week and very much need a candy-free weekend! Our writers have been getting in the Spooky Szn mood with some witchy brews! Kick up your feet, grab a cozy blanket, and let’s see what we’re drinking as we welcome fall into our world!

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What We’re Drinking | May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 |

Man, this year is just flying by! I don’t know if it’s ’cause “we’re having fun” or ’cause we’ve all been so busy, but damn…here we are–May 17! Our team has been busy little bees churning out amazing content and breaking news like the Boston Beer and Dogfish Merger, all while tending to their full-time jobs, families and friends. I think that deserves a beer, or three and that is what we did! Sit back and check out how we rewarded ourselves for kicking ass–here is what we’re drinking!

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What We’re Drinking | April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019 |

It’s been a busy start to spring, and our staff has been equally as busy attending the Craft Brewers Conference, family events, beer festivals and so much more. I really can’t believe we are already in mid-April–where did the time go?! Get comfy and see what we’re drinking!

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East Brother Beer Co. | Oatmeal Stout

April 9, 2019 |

In a world filled with outlandish new beer style varieties, sometimes you just want a classic style: something without all the bells and double dry-hopping. After a long day, no matter the season or temperature, a stout sounds like a nice way to end my evening. I escaped my Oakland/Berkeley/Hayward/San Leandro bubble the other weekend and made my way up to Richmond (it’s really not that “far”) and I was a happy lady! East Brother Beer Co. is nestled over by Point Richmond and has the classic beer style game down. That’s their schtick: classic styles done well.

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