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Posts ByKindsey Bernhard, Author at PorchDrinking.com

Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Libby Crider 2nd Shift Brewing

June 10, 2021 |

In Episode 45 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Libby Crider, owner and general manager, of 2nd Shift Brewing in St. Louis, Mo. Read More

Mile Wide Beer Co. Partners with Queer Kentucky to Release First Pride Beer

June 3, 2021 |

Mile Wide Beer Company is celebrating Pride Month with the release of Dorothy’s Riot, a Belgian-Style Witbier brewed with raspberries. The Lousiville, KY brewery has partnered with Queer Kentucky to release its first-ever Pride beer. Queer Kentucky is a platform for Queer people from all around our great bluegrass state to share their lives with others.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Alicia Valenski & Mel Fox ‘Work For Your Beer’

June 2, 2021 |

In Episode 44 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Alicia Valenski and Mel Fox, co-founders of Work For Your Beer.

Work For Your Beer is a community is a group of like-minded individuals who strive to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle without sacrificing the things we love.

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Ultimate 6er | Beers to Celebrate Pride Month

June 2, 2021 |

June is Pride Month and we are highlighting six beers you need to try this month! Before we get to the beers, here are six facts you should know about Pride Month:

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Kentucky Breweries Join Effort in Raising Awareness of Mental Health

June 1, 2021 |

The COVID-19 pandemic was instrumental in shining a light on the importance of mental health. While society was taking steps in raising awareness of mental health before COVID-19, it became even more important during COVID-19. It especially became important in the craft beer world, an industry that was extremely affected by the shutdowns and restrictions.

To continue to normalize mental health in the craft beer industry and community, Hope For The Day, a non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education, has partnered with Eagle Park Brewing, Hopsmash, Malteurop Malting Co., Egoproof and Hollingbery & Son Hops for an international beer collaboration.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Kate Russell & Jennifer Glanville

May 26, 2021 |

In Episode 43 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Kate Russell, owner and brewer at Hopkinsville Brewing Co., and Jennifer Glanville, brewer and director of partnerships at Boston Beer.

Russell was named the winner of Samuel Adams’ 8th Brewing the American Dream Experienceship program.

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Sonder Brewing Releases Collaboration Beer With Kings Island Amusement Park

May 24, 2021 |

After an eight hour day of riding every roller coaster and ride possible at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, there was nothing better than ending your day with the infamous blue ice cream while sitting under the Eiffel Tower look-alike overlooking the fountain. While attempting to not spill the blue ice cream on yourself, you realize how much your feet hurt and that you forgot to apply that second coat of sunscreen. At that point, nothing tasted better.

To take us back to those summer afternoons, Sonder Brewing has released Blue Ice Cream Ale, a collaboration beer with Kings Island Amusement Park.

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MadTree Brewing to Open Restaurant & Bar in Cincinnati’s Historic Over-the-Rhine District

May 20, 2021 |

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the world “alcove” as a small recessed section of a room. That’s exactly what MadTree Brewing‘s newest location is going to be—an alcove. The Cincinnati brewery announced its second location, a bar and restaurant located in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district.

Properly named MadTree Alcove, the new location will feature a full tap list of MadTree beers, cocktails and upscale farm-to-table offerings with two private event spaces. The two-story space will feature a large bar, light-filled lounges, dining areas and an intimate private dining room for small groups.

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Scout & Scholar Brewing Co. Honors Bardstown’s History & Future

May 18, 2021 |

The city of Bardstown, KY was founded by two brothers, William and David Bard, in 1780. William was a surveyor, land agent and frontiersman and, after drawing the first lots of Louisville in 1779, he explored beyond Louisville and laid out the city of Bardstown 40 miles away. David was a graduate of Princeton College, where he studied theology and later became a Presbyterian Minister. His goal was to bring the community of Bardstown together. 

Now, after 240 years, Scout & Scholar Brewing Co. opened in downtown Bardstown, paying homage to William Bard, the “Scout” and David Bard, the “Scholar.”

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Kentucky Brewer Named Winner of Brewing The American Dream

May 17, 2021 |

When Kate Russell of Hopkinsville Brewing Co. got the call she was named the winner of Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream Brewer Experienceship program, she thought she was being pranked. It was no prank, and Ashton Kutcher was not hiding behind Hopkinsville’s brewing tanks ready to tell Russell she was on an episode of “Punk’d”. Russell was, in fact, the winner of Samuel Adams’ 8th Brewer Experienceship program.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Maggie Skinner The Fermentorium

May 12, 2021 |

In Episode 42 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard converses with Maggie Skinner, the director of sales and marketing at The Fermentorium in Cedarburg, Wisc.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Brittany Canterbury Beale’s Beer

May 5, 2021 |

In Episode 41 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard converses with Brittany Canterbury of Beale’s Beer.

Canterbury is the general manager of Beale’s Beer in Bedford, Virginia.

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An Insider’s Guide to Louisville Breweries for the Kentucky Derby

April 30, 2021 |

All eyes will be on the city of Louisville on Saturday. It might be for just two minutes, but it will be an exciting two minutes. If you aren’t familiar with Louisville, the beer scene is incredible and growing. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, six new breweries opened and currently, three are in the planning phases.

While this city and state are known for their bourbon, the people here are ready to let the world know about its beer scene. To help you learn more about Louisville’s beer scene, here is PorchDrinking’s guide to Lousiville breweries.

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Louisville Beer Appreciation Day to Honor City’s Past & Present Breweries

April 30, 2021 |

When you think of the city of Louisville, you often think of the Kentucky Derby and bourbon. The founders of the Louisville Ale Trail want people to start adding beer to that list. The first annual Lousiville Beer Appreciation Day will be held Sunday, May 2 to highlight both Louisville’s growing craft beer scene and the city’s rich beer and brewing history.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Lee Lord Narragansett Beer

April 28, 2021 |

In Episode 40 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard converses with Lee Lord, head brewer of Narragansett Beer in Providence, Rhode Island.

In March, Lord was named as the first female director of brewing operations of the Narragansett brewery that plans to open in spring 2021 at India Point Park waterfront in Providence.

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Ultimate 6er | Dogs at the Dog Park

April 28, 2021 |

After being cooped up in your house all winter, it’s finally time to get your dog back to the dog park! Let’s be honest, you both need it. Your dog has all kinds of energy and he or she is ready to run and sniff and play!

You are completely over your dog continuing to paw at you while you’re on a Zoom work conference. Your dog may have gained some lbs during winter and it’s time for them to get in shape again. And your dog missed all his friends! Before you go, learn about all the different types of dogs you will experience and the beers that pair with them! And, when you’re done reading this, grab your good boy and girl and head to your local dog park!

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Gravely Brewing Co. | La Bamba Mexican Lager

April 26, 2021 |

It’s officially porch drinking, grass mowing, sitting by the pool and boating season. And some of the best beers to pair with those occasions are Mexican Lagers.

One Mexican Lager in particular that you’ll see a lot of Kentuckians pairing with those occasions is Gravely Brewing La Bamba Mexican Lager. La Bamba has been a fan-favorite at Gravely since opening in August 2018.

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Maine Beer Co. Prides Itself in Doing What’s Right

April 22, 2021 |

It’s easy to be a brewery that makes good beer. What’s harder is being a brewery that makes good beer and does the right thing. When brothers David and Daniel Kleban founded Maine Beer Company in 2009, they set out with a mission to do what’s right – no matter what. For themselves. Their staff. And the planet.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Rhiannon Hoeweler MadTree Brewing

April 22, 2021 |

In Episode 39 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard converses with Rhiannon Hoeweler, director of strategic impact at MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, for a special Earth Day episode.

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New Solar Canopy Will Provide 60% of Lawson’s Finest’s Power Needs

April 21, 2021 |

Earth Day isn’t just once a year celebration for Lawson’s Finest Liquids, it’s a 365-day celebration. Reducing their impact on the planet is a year-round effort for the Vermont brewery.

Lawson’s Finest latest effort includes the announcement of a 495-module solar parking canopy that will offset 50% of the brewery’s power usage. Lawson’s Finest has partnered with SunCommon, a solar energy solution to install the solar panels above the parking lot. The solar panels are fully permitted and plan to be completed this summer.

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