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Posts ByKindsey Bernhard, Author at PorchDrinking.com

DuClaw Brewing Co. Wants You to ‘Give a Crap’

March 7, 2021 |

Send a poop, get a six-pack. That’s what DuClaw Brewing Co. is asking people to do for their “Give a Crap Campaign.” The Baltimore brewery has partnered with Squatty Potty and the Colon Cancer Foundation to raise awareness for colon cancer and reach the foundation’s yearly goal of providing 10,000 colorectal cancer screenings to underserved communities in 2021.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Jen Blair New Realm Brewing

March 5, 2021 |

In Episode 29 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Jen Blair of New Realm Brewing joins Kindsey Bernhard.

Jen Blair is the Beer Program Manager at New Realm, co-host of False Bottomed Girls podcast and on the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee.

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Kentucky’s First Sake Company to Open Mid-Spring

March 3, 2021 |

Most people’s experience with sake is at the Hibachi grill when the chef sprays it into your mouth from three feet away. You either nail it or you leave the restaurant with sake all over your shirt. That’s the extent of your knowledge of the Japanese rice fermented alcoholic beverage. The Void Sake Company in Lexington, KY is ready to change people’s perception of sake and that it’s more than just a fun part of your Hibachi dinner.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Ruvani de Silva

February 25, 2021 |

In Episode 28 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Ruvani de Silva of PorchDrinking joins Kindsey Bernhard.

Ruvani de Silva is a beer writer with bylines on PorchDrinking, Craft Beer Austin, Good Beer Hunting and much more!

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Jessi Flynn Kweza Craft Brewery

February 23, 2021 |

In Episode 27 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Jessi Flynn of Kweza Craft Brewery in Kigali, Rwanda joins Kindsey Bernhard.

Flynn is the managing director of Kweza Craft Brewery, the first craft brewery in Rwanda; it is also owned and led by women. 

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5 Questions with Country Boy Brewing Co-Founder & Brand Manager Daniel Harrison

February 20, 2021 |

Country Boy Brewing opened in Lexington in 2012 by four Kentuckians, Daniel “DH” Harrison, Jeff Beagle, Evan Coppage and Nathan Coppage. Their four core beers Cougar Bait Blonde Ale, Shotgun Wedding Vanilla Brown Ale, Cliff Jumper IPA and Halfway Home American Pale Ale quickly gained popularity among craft beer drinkers across the Bluegrass State.

In February of 2017, Country Boy Brewing opened a 22,500 sq ft. taproom and production facility in Georgetown, Ky, just 19 miles from its original location in Lexington. And in May of 2019, Country Boy added a $1.8 million expansion to the Georgetown facility, adding 19,000 sq. ft. This weekend, Country Boy Brewing celebrates nine years of brewing craft beer in Kentucky.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Natalya Watson Beer With Nat

February 19, 2021 |

In Episode 26 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Natalya Watson, founder of Virtual Beer School, an online course that helps people prepare for the Cicerone Certification Program’s Certified Beer Server and Certified Cicerone exam.

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Ultimate 6er | Spruce Up Your Love Life

February 17, 2021 |

February is the month of love and Valentine’s Day just passed. Like most people, you might be having a hard time finding love right now because of COVID-19. That’s okay. PorchDrinking is here to help. This Ultimate 6er is going to help help you “Spruce Up Your Love Life” and guide you to some delicious spruce and pine beers.

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Kentucky Breweries Fighting for Right to Self Distribute Beer

February 16, 2021 |

The three tier-system was instituted after the fall of Prohibition as a means to prevent monopolies and corruption from engulfing the craft beer industry. However as the beer industry has flourished in the modern era, many states have recognized that the institution of distribution isn’t completely black and white. As it currently stands, 39 states across the U.S. have made it possible for breweries to sell their own beer directly to licensed retailers, bars and restaurants. This has allowed thousands of small independent breweries across the country the opportunity to grow more quickly with greater access to market. Kentucky is not currently one of those states.

However, Kentucky breweries have introduced legislation to change that. The Kentucky Guild of Brewers and its brewery members introduced Senate Bill 15 to the Senate to Committee on Committees on Feb. 3, 2021. The proposed legislation advocates for two things. First, it would allow brewers to self-distribute up to an annual total of 2,500 barrels per year. Second, it addresses the unfair contractual relationships between the distributors and craft breweries.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Kate Bernot Good Beer Hunting

February 12, 2021 |

In Episode 25 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Kate Bernot of Good Beer Hunting and Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.

Bernot is the primary Sightlines reporter for Good Beer Hunting and a contributing editor for Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.

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Against the Grain Brewery | Loo-a-vuhl Pale Hazy Pale Ale

February 10, 2021 |

For anyone reading this outside the state of Kentucky, welcome to a teaching lesson on how to properly pronounce the city of “Louisville.” It is Loo-a-vuhl. Not Lewis-ville. Not Louie-ville. LOO-A-VUHL. Against the Grain Brewery has released the newest beer to their portfolio, a beer that educates the rest of the world on the correct pronunciation of their city, Loo-a-vuhl Pale.

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Hi-Wire Brewing to Open Taproom in Louisville

February 8, 2021 |

Hi-Wire Brewing is coming to The Bluegrass State. Hi-Wire announced it’s opening its sixth taproom in Louisville, Kentucky.

The brewery currently has a total of five taprooms: two locations in Asheville, North Carolina; one in Wilmington, North Carolina; one in Durham, North Carolina; and one in Knoxville, Tennesee. Hi-Wire becomes the first brewery outside of the state of Kentucky to open a taproom in Kentucky.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Danielle D’Alessandro Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

February 5, 2021 |

In Episode 24 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Danielle D’Alessandro, executive director of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

D’Alessandro was hired as the executive director of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild in September 2016, and currently has over 200 brewery members in the Guild.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Tamar Banner To Øl

February 2, 2021 |

In Episode 23 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Tamar Banner of To Øl in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Banner recently celebrated her 20th anniversary as a professional brewer. Banner spent time at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, New Belgium in Fort Collins and BrewDog in Columbus. In November, Banner took her talents to Denmark to become the head brewer at To Øl in Copenhagen.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Whitney Way City Star Brewing

January 29, 2021 |

In Episode 22 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Whitney Way of City Star Brewing in Berthoud, Colorado.

Whitney Way calls herself the “Jill of All Trades” for City Star Brewing, and that title fits her perfectly. Way is a co-owner with her husband, John. She is also the general manager, the taproom manager, she does the brewery’s accounting and taxes and helps with the brewing.

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Ultimate 6er | Beers for (Double) Dry (Hopped) January

January 27, 2021 |

While many of you are participating in Dry January, some of us are participating in Double Dry-Hopped January. Double dry-hopping is the process of adding hops after the wort is cooled, twice to add those beautiful hop aromas to a beer. You are essentially dry-hopping the beer twice. There is no real set way to brew a DDH beer because every brewery and brewer has their own way of doing it. It’s all in the science and creativity of making this beautiful liquid we all love. Here are six beers to drink this (Double) Dry (Hopped) January.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Sherry Wohlgemuth Missouri Craft Brewers Guild

January 26, 2021 |

In Episode 21 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Sherry Wohlgemuth, the executive director of the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild.

Sherry Wohlgemuth was hired as the executive director of the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild in October 2018, becoming the guild’s first full-time, paid employee. Currently, the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild has 55 brewery members and four in the planning stages. The state of Missouri has more than 100 independent craft breweries.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Beth Demmon

January 25, 2021 |

In Episode 20 of the Boys Are From Märzen Podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Beth Demmon, a freelance writer out of San Diego.

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Shannon the Dude’s Brew Has Cult Following

January 19, 2021 |

What happens when someone tweets you a picture of Shannon’s Sweet Tea? Well, you end up getting your own beer, of course. That’s what happened to Shannon Grigsby, famously known as Shannon the Dude. Shannon the Dude is an on-air radio personality and producer for Kentucky’s top radio show Kentucky Sports Radio. He is also the Ohio Valley Wrestling World Heavyweight Radio Champion.

“Well I was in New York, I was in Manhattan and somebody randomly tweeted me,” Shannon said. “I guess it was a local tea, like a sweat tea that somebody had and it was Shannon’s [Sweat] Tea and they said I didn’t know you had your own tea and I retweeted something to the effect of I never wanted to have my own tea but I have always wanted to have my own beer.”

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Introducing the Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Kaitlyn Colberg West Sixth Brewing

January 18, 2021 |

If you haven’t heard the Boys Are From Märzen podcast hosted by me, Kindsey Bernhard, is joining the PorchCast Podcast Network!

I started the Boys Are From Märzen podcast in July because, like many of you, I got very bored during the quarantine. And due to COVID-19, I had some more free time on my hands to start a podcast that highlighted some of the talented women who work in the craft beer industry in all shapes and forms. I just recorded my 20th episode (stay tuned) and I have interviewed brewery owners, brewers, social media influencers, journalists, educators, etc.

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