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About- Justin Vicroy

Justin Vicroy

Justin Vicroy

Vic is notorious for having a fridge stocked with nothing but Pliny the Elder. He also happens to be one of the biggest influences on getting our founder obsessed with craft beer. He also ralphed in our founder's car... they called it even.

Posts By Justin Vicroy

Port Brewing Shark Attack

August 5, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

9% ABV
70 IBUs

One of my favorite weeks in Television has begun, I’m talking about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Sharks have always been a source of both wonderment and fear for me. Legendary beasts of mythical proportions, I read and watched everything I could on them.

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Surly Brewing Company – CynicAle

July 22, 2013 |

Surly Brewing Company – CynicAle

ABV: 6.6%

IBUs: 33

There is nothing better than finding a hidden gem among a myriad of unknowns. That one album you picked up based on the picture, that book you got because of the … Read More

Ultimate 6er: Opening Day Baseball Beers

April 3, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

baseballbeerBaseball is back!  This season has me more excited than ever because of 2 reasons.  First, my alma mater’s mens basketball team shit the bed and went to the NIT, then lost in the 1st round.  LAME.  Second, my Red Legs, aka The Cincinnati Reds, are looking primed for another post season run.  Hopefully, they won’t lose in the divisional series like last year.  Baseball and beer go together like “peas and carrots”, to quote 1 of my favorite movies.  Some of my best adult memories involve baseball and consuming (I mean chugging) beers. Like that time I saw Roger Clemens make his comeback from retirement, via the minor league Lexington Legends.  Man, I drank a bunch of Kentucky Ale at that game.   So in honor of Opening Day earlier this week, here is my ultimate 6er for baseball season.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 11: Boulevard Nutcracker

December 24, 2012 |

This beer pours a deep, dark brown almost black, Smells of roasted malt, coffee, and light herbaceous hops. The label says it’s a fresh hopped Winter Warmer, but the only hops I get are on the nose and it is … Read More

Picking Hops With Wynkoop Brewery

August 28, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

On August 9, I was invited to join the Wynkoop brewers and staff to pick locally-grown hops for their beer Belgarado. It is a Belgian style Pale Ale made with all Colorado grown ingredients, except for the yeast. Fresh cut Chinook hops were shipped over to the brewery from Voss Farms in Arvada, CO. One of my friends from Kentucky, Andrew, was in Denver for the week and he was thrilled to be a part of this process. Plus, we were goaded with the promise of free beer.
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Left Hand – Wake Up Dead

August 14, 2012 |

Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout – Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CO

ABV: 10.2%

IBUs: 50

With it starting to get cooler (relatively) and breweries starting to release the bigger, darker beers, I find myself drinking dark beer more and … Read More

Hoppy IPA Day

August 2, 2012 |

Hoppy International IPA Day!  We, here at PorchDrinking, love us some myrcene & lupulin, so we would like to list some IPAs for every level of drinking. IPAs have become one of my … Read More

Lagunitas Brewing Company – Lucky 13.alt

July 27, 2012 |

Lucky 13 Alt – Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA

ABV: 8.8%

IBU: 76

Beers from Lagunitas are back in Colorado and I’m one happy beer consumer. One of the first beers I fell in love with, after moving out … Read More

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

July 13, 2012 |

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

ABV: 8%

One of the best perks of my job, as beer buyer for a liquor store, is free beer. I receive samples from sales reps of new products and seasonal items to taste … Read More

Father’s Day Drinking

June 17, 2012 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Growing up, my dad didn’t drink much, if any. So I don’t really have any fond memories of grabbing beers for him while he was working in the yard. However, my grandfather drank enough for three dads. Read More