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About- Kathleen Morton

Kathleen Morton

Kathleen Morton

Kathleen has worked in journalism and web management since working on The Miami Student newspaper at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The days of working with some of your best friends from college don’t have to be over after you graduate! Her passions include concerts at Red Rocks, hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding.

Posts By Kathleen Morton

Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Things about GABF

September 24, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s Great American Beer Festival week! This is our favorite time of year. Clearly you can see why.

Since all of us get super excited in the presence of good beer, Tristan asked the staff who was attending this year and what they were looking forward to most?

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Roundtable Discussion | Worst Craft Brewery Acquisition Scenarios

September 11, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

It seems that almost every month we’re reading of a new craft brewery bought by a third party. In January, Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed to buy Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co. Angry drinkers protested on the brewery’s Facebook page.

Tristan asked the staff, what craft brewery would you be most disappointed to see sold to a third party and why? Also would it matter if it were sold to another craft centric brand, one of the big three, or a private equity group?

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Added Ingredient in Beer

August 12, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Oh beer. How you dazzle us with your notes of coffee, fruit, chocolate and/or herbs. Sometimes you get strange on us with your flavoring and add things like celery, squid ink or oysters to the mix.

Either way, we asked our staff to tell us their favorite added ingredients.

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Roundtable Discussion | Perfect Clue-Styled Beer Scenario

July 8, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you ever have played the game, Clue, you know the classic murder mystery scenarios:

“It was Reverend/Mr. Green, in the Hall, with the revolver.” Or it might be “Colonel Mustard, in the Conservatory, with the spanner/wrench.”

We asked our staff to use this method to choose the beer, person and location that would be their perfect Clue-styled beer scenario.
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Roundtable Discussion | Beer Songs

June 11, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

No matter if you’re cracking open a cold one during the summer day or sitting by the campfire at night, you might need a few song options to keep you buzzed. Here are a few of our favorite (and sometimes, least favorite) songs about drinking beer.
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Roundtable Discussion | Camping Beers

June 3, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

So summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but for us happy campers, we just need warm weather to pitch a tent and drink a few beers. If you’re planning your own backcountry or car camping trip, you’ll want to read our list for the best camping beers. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | April Beer Month

April 15, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

In Colorado, February is known as Stout Month. And it makes sense, as the weather is still wintery and you need a drink that can fill you up.

That got me thinking, what kind of month would April be? It’s unpredictable, yet smack in the middle of spring, as we get amped up for summertime.

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite St. Paddy’s Day Memories

March 18, 2015 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and we are not done celebrating it quite yet. Our staff ponders some of the good memories (the clear ones) associated with the holiday.

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Roundtable Discussion | AB InBev Worst Case Scenarios

February 18, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

AB InBev stands for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the company makes up some popular brands such as Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Beck’s. AB InBev bought its first craft brewer in 2011, Goose Island. In January, it purchased Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co., making it the fourth craft brewery acquisition by the world’s largest beer company in the last five years.

Other craft breweries could be next. We asked our staff which breweries they would be upset to see bought by the $1 billion/year company.

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Roundtable Discussion | Beer and Cheese Pairings

January 21, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

To celebrate National Cheese Day (wait … no one else is celebrating?!) on Jan. 20, we asked the PD Staff for their favorite beer and cheese pairings. Pretty soon everyone got hungry and made a quick trip to the grocery store to stock up on the real essentials. We’d love to hear from you. Add your  recommendations in the comments.

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Roundtable Discussion | This Year’s Memorable Beers

December 24, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

2014 was a year of good beers, but sometimes we have favorites that weren’t necessarily released this past year. We asked the PorchDrinking staff to name their most memorable beers. Little did we know, we’d get such a variety from all over the world!

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Roundtable Discussion | PorchDrinking Staff Gives Thanks

November 26, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The PorchDrinking staff put the beer news aside for a second and got real together! We revisited last year’s roundtable and shared what we’re thankful for this past year. Find out how sappy the staff really is.

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Roundtable Discussion | Spookiest Memory from Halloweens Past

October 29, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Who needs a haunted house? Our PorchDrinking staff prepares to get spooked by remembering some of their scariest memories from Halloweens past.

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Roundtable Discussion |GABF Game Plan

September 24, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Great American Beer Festival takes place Oct. 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Since that’s right around the corner, we asked our staff if they had a GABF game plan and what it was. Are they looking forward to sours, pumpkin, big beers or hoppy beers?

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Roundtable Discussion | Seasonal Beers Out of Season

August 27, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Fellow PorchDrinking staff member Joshua Kan started the discussion about a week ago. His story goes a little like this.

A friend of mine just posted this status:

“Boycotting pumpkin beers and pumpkin spice coffees until it’s OFFICIALLY fall. One season at a time guys. Don’t be a Walmart.”

Thought it was a pretty interesting topic. What are your thoughts on drinking seasonal beers out of season?
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Roundtable Discussion | Advice for Your 21-Year-Old Self

July 16, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ever wish you could pull a Back to the Future move and tell your 21-year-old self a few things? We asked the PorchDrinking staff to tell us what advice they would give a younger version of themselves. The answers ranged from words of wisdom to a specific day in time that they may want to avoid.
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Roundtable Discussion | Brewery Collaboration

June 11, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It was announced this week that two big names in beer, Mikkeller and Three Floyds would be teaming up for a new brewery in Copenhagen, which leads us to ask … if you were able to collaborate and brew with any brewery in the world, which would it be and why?

The staff weighs in on their dream brewery collaborations.

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Roundtable Discussion | Mom Memories

May 7, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Ahhhh, Mother’s Day … it’s right around the corner and most likely, you still need to get your mom a present. Speaking of which, I found a really helpful list of “19 Gifts No Mom Wants On Mother’s Day” from Buzzfeed. Hope it’s helpful! We asked the staff to talk about their moms and reflect on embarrassing/funny stories. Of course, they became drinking related real fast! Cheers to our mamas!

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Roundtable Discussion | How to Properly Dress for an 80s Party

March 26, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

You’re invited to an 80s party, in particular, THIS party! Just one problem though, what do you wear? How do you properly dress for a party in the decade you made your debut? Or maybe you missed the 80s and came a little too late to experience the awesomeness. In that case, it’s even more necessary for you to read some ideas of what you will wear for the New Kids on the Block 80′s/Craft Beer Party!

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Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Stout

February 26, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sadly, 21st annual Stout Month at the four Mountain Sun locations in Colorado comes to an end this month. Don’t forget to stop by Vine St. Pub this Thursday as they round out the month with their Chops Competition and the final tappings of stout month. In honor of the awesomesauce that was this past month, we asked the staff about their favorite stouts.

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