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About- Hannah Carlson

Hannah Carlson

Hannah Carlson

If I’m not rooting for Mizzou, eating brunch, enjoying a new brew, or listening to This American Life on any given Saturday I’m either dead or kidnapped.

Posts By Hannah Carlson

Ecliptic Brewing | Orbiter IPA

February 17, 2016 | 2

Photo Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing

It’s hard to stand out – as a beer – in Portland, Oregon. A pillar of the city’s culture is its beer. You discover Portland by sipping your way through – your taste buds tickled by the variety, consistency, creativity, found within the city borders. Bets are that anything you have is going to be good.

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2 Days, 2 Nights in Seattle’s Craft Beer Scene

February 11, 2016 |

This post was written by Hannah Carlson and Katelyn Pelak of the PorchDrinking Seattle team

Seattle, one of the fastest growing US cities, is a mixture of business, wilderness, food, music, coffee, and – of course – beer. Its tenants include everyone from your pink-haired neighbor that works at a boutique featuring solely local arts and crafts, to the posh fashionista that is able to strut her stuff at Nordstrom corporate, to the plaid-donning Amazonian, who types code all week with the goal of treating himself to a trip into the mountains come the weekend. There is something here for everyone, which is why so many people, cut from so many cloths, have found their way to the Emerald City. Seattle, at its core, is an explosion of culture, curiosity and adventure that has encouraged locals to continue sink their roots in deeper. It’s also encouraged transplants to plant new ones. Read More

Event Preview | Pelican Pub & Brewery’s Brewer’s Dinner

January 27, 2016 |

If you are anywhere near Pacific City, Oregon this Saturday, we are begging you to clear your calendar. You won’t regret it.

If you haven’t already heard, the decorated Pelican Pub & Brewery will be putting on their annual … Read More

Inside the Tank | Pelican Pub & Brewery’s Darron Welch

January 25, 2016 |

On January 30, a few lucky PorchDrinkers will be headed to Pacific City, Oregon for a Brewers Dinner put on by Pelican Pub & Brewery. The event features a six course meal – everything from gnocchi with lamb ragu … Read More

Pasteur Street Brewing Company | PSBC Double IPA

January 20, 2016 | 1

By the time my boyfriend and I got to Saigon, Vietnam, we had been in Asia for a little over a week. In that time we had discovered exotic beaches, befriended monkeys, experimented with local cuisine and – of course … Read More

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company | KEXP Transistor IPA

January 5, 2016 |

ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 68

If you don’t live in Seattle, the letters KEXP might not mean much to you. If you do live in Seattle, you know that these are not just four, jumbled letters. KEXP is 90.3 FM – the radio station bringing the Emerald City innovative and experimental culture, groundbreaking music and now, great… beer? Read More

What We’re Drinking This Holiday Season

December 23, 2015 |

The holiday season is upon us. Snow is falling, carolers are singing, and breweries are debuting their best winter beers. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Unfortunately, between wrapping presents, decorating the tree, and watching Love … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Fremont Brewing (Seattle, WA)

December 17, 2015 |

The first time I spoke with Matt Lincecum and Sara Nelson, co-founders of Fremont Brewing, was on the eve of their expansion into Oregon.  After five years, the Seattle brewery would be distributing in their neighbor to the south, … Read More

Event Recap | Winter Beer Festival

December 9, 2015 |

The 2015 Winter Beer Festival took over the Emerald City this last weekend with three sessions over Friday and Saturday, giving guests the opportunity to taste-test from over 50 Washington breweries as they showcased their greatest winter beers.

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Event Preview | Winter Beer Festival

December 4, 2015 |

Photo Courtesy of the Washington Brewers Guild

The 2015 Winter Beer Festival kicks off in Seattle tomorrow, giving Emerald City residents the opportunity to taste test from over 50 Washington breweries. The event is put on by the Washington Brewers Guild, an organization representing the interests of the craft beer industry by advocating for smart beer legislation, both at a local and national level. The Winter Beer Festival is one of many beer festivals put on by the guild throughout the year. Read More

Brewery Showcase | Stoup Brewing (Seattle, WA)

December 1, 2015 |

Images Courtesy of Stoup Brewing

Location:

1108 NW 52nd Street, Seattle, WA, 98107

Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 03:00 PM — 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 03:00 PM — 09:00 PM
  • Thursday: 03:00 PM — 09:00 PM
  • Friday: 03:00 PM — 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 … Read More

Fremont Brewing Kicks-Off Oregon Distribution

November 17, 2015 |

Image courtesy of Fremont Brewing


Oregon, get ready to stock up your fridges, fill up your pints, and clink your glasses.

Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington, in partnership with Columbia Distributing, will begin arriving in Oregon this month. The expansion will kick-off with a celebratory event at APEX in Portland today, featuring ten Fremont brews, from 4 – 8:00 pm. Read More

Populuxe Brewing | Autumn Ale

November 17, 2015 |

ABV: 6.0%


There’s no denying it anymore. Fall is coming to an end. The final days of the season are bringing in unforgiving winds, cooling temperatures and, thankfully, a few final, fall beers. So before fall retires for the year, let’s cheers to finding a brew that perfectly captures the beauty, complexity and richness of autumn in a single sip. Read More

Southern Tier Brewing Co.| Choklat

October 14, 2015 |

Lakewood, New York, is by no means a bustling metropolis.

In all honesty, I have never been to this village – yes, village, you heard me correctly –  which sits at the very southwestern tip of the state. Because I haven’t experienced the place first-hand, I took it upon myself to do a bit of research on Lakewood, and the following is what I know to be true.

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Ultimate 6er | Harry Potter

September 4, 2015 |

In case you muggles missed it, September 1 was a very eventful day.

While you all were going about your typical Tuesdays – going to work, catching the bus, buying your groceries, whathaveyou, James Sirius Potter was starting his first day at Hogwarts.

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Dry Dock Brewing Company Welcomes New Head Brewers

August 31, 2015 |

If you haven’t been to Dry Dock Brewing Company, make it a priority.

Going on its tenth year, this Aurora, Colorado based brewery has been mostly known for its Apricot Blonde. Though the Blonde is sure to be a … Read More

Q & A | Rhinegeist Brewery 2nd Anniversary

June 26, 2015 |

All Photos Provided By Rhinegeist Brewery

For years, Cincinnati was the epicenter of a rich and thriving brewing culture fueled by the city’s strong German background. At it’s height in 1860, the Queen City boasted nearly 40 breweries producing … Read More

First Draft to Open in RiNo

May 14, 2015 |

Forget the phrase BYOB. It’s all about PYOB – pour your own booze. This is the mantra of First Draft, a new taproom and kitchen opening in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood in Denver.

First Draft will let their … Read More

Ultimate 6er | FRIENDS Beers

May 6, 2015 |

Your early 20s brings a lot of surprises, doesn’t it? A few that come to mind immediately: It really isn’t that easy to find your lobster, rent is way more expensive than you thought, you can’t afford a cab … Read More

Homebrewing | Storage Tips and Tricks

May 5, 2015 |

Photo courtesy of www.southernminn.com 

If you’ve given home brewing a shot, you’re not alone.

Recent research by the American Homebrewers Association shows that there are 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States, with the hobby gaining some serious momentum. Statistics … Read More