AboutConstance Del Rio, Author at PorchDrinking.com
We made it through another week, ya’ll! As we edge closer to fall and all it’s glory — spiced everything, pumpkins, dark beers, cooler weather, etc. — we should take time to reflect on the days that have passed already. It was only about six months ago that our country was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses closing and people being laid off. Now, many businesses are opening for outdoor seating, craft beer is seeing an uptick in brews being delivered to your door (which I hope never goes away!) and we’re seeing lower positive test rates. Our writers are busy covering virtual events and releases, and need some tasty inspiration — here is What We’re Drinking.
Even with some good news sprinkled into the news nowadays, like getting closer to a vaccine, we here in California are getting updates on nearly 400 fires throughout our state, evacuation notices, and unhealthy air quality to boot. Our team is trying to keep our spirits up by supporting local businesses and craft breweries when we can. Check out What We’re Drinking.
Don’t worry, this article is not cake. Apparently that is something we have to think about now; at least it’s nonsense and not a new “murder hornet” topic. Where I live we re-shut down a lot of businesses and today we now have some outdoor seating available again. What a week it’s been! Our staff has been keeping it chill with some tasty brews and getting some fresh air. Here is What We’re Drinking.
July usually is a month when we look forward to family gatherings, watching fireworks with friends and trips to mark the end of summer. Sadly, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and have to put these plans on hold to ensure the spread of COVID-19 lessens. Some states have opened outdoor seating for breweries and some counties are cracking down on gatherings on beaches. Even Costco, at least where I live, isn’t making party platters since groups of 10 or more are discouraged. Set up a camping chair in your backyard, crack a cold one, and check out how our team is coping with another week in pandemic-land. This is What We’re Drinking.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 …
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?!