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About- Josh Buchanan

Josh Buchanan

Josh Buchanan

Josh isn't a serious individual, but when it comes to his home teams, music and beer, he becomes quite the excitable boy. Whether it be rocking out at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, witnessing Cliff Lee shutout a team (without run support, obviously) or celebrating as Claude Giroux puts Sidney Crosby in his place, his cup is always more than half full.

Posts By Josh Buchanan

Southampton Publick House – Imperial Porter

March 13, 2014 |

With Spring Forward a very big part of our lives this past weekend, you would almost think it was time for this writer to find a new style of beer to write about; a new muse to serve as inspiration, … Read More

North American Divorce | Olympic Hockey Winners and Losers

February 25, 2014 |

No matter what team you’re going back to after the Closing Ceremonies and yesterday’s gold medal match, it is safe to say that this year’s Team USA performance made 2010 look like pee-wee hockey. In fact, for many, the Olympics … Read More

The Dogfather | Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

February 21, 2014 |

Laughing Dog Brewery, Sandpoint, ID

10 % ABV; 60 IBU

Bow Wow Wow Yippy Yo Yippy Yeah, it’s all about Stouts and Team USA!

It has certainly been an exciting time for Olympic Hockey enthusiasts. From the variations to rules and regulations, to the anticipation and build up of certain storylines and the actual matches themselves, there hasn’t been much to complain about…except maybe the early mornings during group play. But what better way to start the day then with the All-American Laughing Dog Dogfather. Nothing barks hair of the dog like this Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout at 7:30 AM. Who needs coffee anyway? Read More

Boulder Beer Co. | Shake Chocolate Porter

February 5, 2014 |

ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 39

There are chocolate porters, and there are CHOCOLATE PORTERS. This deviantly devilish beer falls into the later category. Without a doubt, the most chocolatey beer I have ever had, I feel it is my … Read More

NCAA Basketball Midseason Update

January 20, 2014 |

As many have expected, things at the top have experienced somewhat of a shakedown. The Buckeyes have lost 3 in a row after being one of the few remaining undefeated teams. They’ve recently suffered losses to Michigan State and Minnesota on the road and Iowa at home. OSU will look to get back on track against Nebraska on Monday for their second win against the Cornhuskers this season.

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Troegs Brewing Company- Nugget Nectar

January 20, 2014 |

Nugget Nectar- Imperial Amber
Troegs Brewing Company- Hershey, PA
7.5% ABV

The new year is upon us, and January can easily become a bothersome month with the lingering remnants of an unsatisfying winter. What that means for this writer is that too often does the cold weather eschew the cherished snowday reprieve but rather dampen spirits with slush, cold temps and ice. With planning consuming the month, it is not hard to lose track of what this month has to offer, except of course, when receiving a special delivery from Hershey.

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Long Trail Brush & Barrel Series-Culmination Chocolate Porter

January 7, 2014 |

With an exciting Sunday showdown for NFL fans across the country, I attempted to make good on a New Year’s resolution by watching football with other people….at a bar. Imagine that. Drinking beer, hanging out, high-fiving all over the place, who does that?

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NFL Where do they go now: Washington Redskins

January 6, 2014 |

With the NFL regular season coming to a close last weekend, our sports editors have taken turns answering some questions about teams that need to make some major adjustments before the start of next season. Josh Buchanan begins our series with the Washington Redskins.

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NCAA Men’s Basketball Shake Up

December 16, 2013 |

Being top dog in the country does not seem to be all that glamorous this early in the season. Entering week 7, there has been top ranked teams, not to mention the movement in the top 10. Preseason favorite Kentucky … Read More

Ultimate 6er- Party in PA (Celebration Edition)

December 4, 2013 |

It is this writer’s opinion that events are going pretty well in PA lately, and celebration is in order. These beers, all of PA soil, commemorate the perfect Black Friday upset in the Bahamas with Villanova beating Kansas, previously undefeated and ranked 2nd in the country, then Iowa the night after. Plus, with the return of the Flyers into the conversation about the Metropolitan Division, things have been pretty even keel for once, just like these beers in conjunction. Now, to the hometown heroes of this Ultimate 6er. Read More

Bear Republic – Black Racer IPA

November 18, 2013 |


ABV: 8.1% IBU: 75

To give some background, while traveling down to visit my brother in Arlington, VA for his Halloween party, I knew it would be frowned upon to arrive empty handed. Lucky for us, Stateline Liquor … Read More

NCAA Men’s Basketball Preview

November 11, 2013 |

Regular Season Conference Predictions

With NCAA basketball tipping off officially this weekend, conferences have been shuffled, created and reduced. The biggest winner being the ACC, with the addition of Syracuse, Pitt and soon Louisville, look for plenty of exciting conference … Read More

Great Divide- Yeti Imperial Stout

November 4, 2013 |

harry 2Great Divide, Denver, CO
Yeti- Imperial Stout (Perennial)
9.5 % ABV
75 IBU

With Halloween recently ended, I thought it was prevalent to include a costume idea for next year. Whether is be a fictional superhero, our favorite movie character, or the most elusive monster in American culture, our ambitions know no bounds. Moreover, who wouldn’t want to spot a seven-foot Sasquatch walking around. Read More

Weyerbacher – Heresy Russian Imperial Stout

October 23, 2013 |

ABV 8.00%

Being a sports fan in Philadelphia right now SUCKS. Whether you are a Foles fan or if you hate Vick, there really isn’t much going on down on Broad and Pattison. The Flyers have been awful, before and … Read More

Octobrew Playlist

October 15, 2013 |

Now that we have quite the list of beers to try out thanks to the fantastic team effort at GABF this past week, we need some tunes to pair with those tasty selections. This playlist combines new albums and new collaborations from the liked of Deltron with his follow-up album to the Deltron 3030 with Event II. Read More

Hockey Week 1 Review

October 14, 2013 |

Unleash the Zambonis, it is hockey season! It has been quite exciting with Philly taking the spotlight once again. Starting out the worst than in the league, losing their first 3 games, not to mention only scoring as many goals in that stretch. Craig Berube, former Flyers bruiser and Assistant Coach, will be the interim coach, and completes the cycle for Philadelphia coaching changes this year, with every head coach getting the axe from the previous post, because heaven forbid it is actually the fault of our owners and general managers (yes, I am looking at you Ruben Amaro, Jr. and Ed Snider). Read More

Austin City Limits Festival PorchDrinking Playlist

October 1, 2013 |

With the conclusion of the festival season this weekend with Austin City Limits, today’s playlist showcases many of the top act headliners with plenty of new up-and-coming bands that will definitely be hitting the airwaves soon. Enjoy

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Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Big Bear Black Stout

September 27, 2013 |

ABV: 8.1%
IBU: 55

Now that it is slightly chillier outside, it finally feels socially acceptable to be drinking stouts and porters until the cows come home, which makes today’s showcase possible. Getting as excited as possible for the upcoming hockey season and already interesting football season, I mistakenly associate dark and heavy with session-able, whether it be Yeungling Black and Tan, Dogfish Indian Brown Ale or Smuttynose Baltic Porter.

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Brooklyn Brewery- Black Chocolate Stout

September 11, 2013 |

Brooklyn Brewery- Black Chocolate Stout

ABV: 10%

IBU: 51

Best Enjoyed: October-March

The lockout has ended and hockey is back in season. This my friends, calls for a beer. Sports and beer have always had an interesting marriage, consummated in parking lots, club boxes and sometimes divorced in bathrooms and pavements. Every game day has its own traditions, and for weekday games at Broad and Pattison, the equation always includes a trip to the Perch Pub (Broad and Locust Streets, Center City Philadelphia).

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The Trials of Johnny ‘Autograph’ Manziel

August 30, 2013 |

In the past 48 hours, the recent half game suspension of Texas A&M Heisman Winner Johnny ‘Autograph’ Manziel by the NCAA is, if anything, amusing. With no proof of Manziel violating NCAA Bylaw which states student-athletes cannot permit their … Read More