AboutKurt Bevilacqua, Author at PorchDrinking.com
von C Brewing Company | Vienna Style LagerNovember 11, 2022 | Kurt Bevilacqua
While von C Brewing Company first opened its tasting room doors and outdoor beer garden a few years ago, its brewing heritage stems back a few centuries. This brewing family traces it origins to Magstadt, Württemberg, where a famous strain of lager yeast made its way to the city of Philadelphia. With the heritage of the von C family, it is no surprise than that they continue to make some flavorful, true-to-style Lagers here in 2022 — one of them being their Vienna Style Lager.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery | Kernza PilsMay 10, 2022 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Throughout the years, Dogfish Head has been a brewery about exploring the outer edges of what is possible within the world of craft beer. With one of its newest editions to its ever-evolving lineup, Kernza Pils is here to help restore the planet with every sip! Read More
Well Crafted Beer Company | Colonel ForbinMarch 21, 2022 | Kurt Bevilacqua
India Pale Ale is a style that is constantly morphing and adapting. There is plenty to be said, though, that the West Coast IPAs, like Colonel Forbin, can still be found on shelves at local stores.
For those in the Philadelphia region, there are some great IPA options worthy of having, including one from Well Crafted Beer Company. That would be the Colonel Forbin, and it brings true refreshment and plenty of hoppy flavors to the table.
Sly Fox Brewing Co. | Helles Golden LagerJanuary 12, 2022 | Kurt Bevilacqua
This is one for the lovers of classic styles. The ones who appreciate restraint yet quality. This is Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager – a clean and crisp rendition of the German-style lager that stays true to form. While innovation is always exciting, there is beauty in simplistic that is just as worthy as praising.
New Trail Brewing Co. | The Ground Walks Dry Hopped Keller PilsJune 11, 2021 | Kurt Bevilacqua
With new-school techniques mixed with a traditional style, New Trail Brewing Co., with the help of Pittsburgh’s Old Thunder Brewing Co., has created a uniquely flavorful and refreshing beer. The Ground Walks, which is a part of its fourth iteration of their Expedition Pack, is a type of beer that forges its own path. Read More
2SP Brewing Co. | Holiday Reserve Coffee StoutFebruary 5, 2021 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Collaborations are a regular occurrence in the world of craft beer. It’s one of the aspects that makes the industry unique — that togetherness and proof that competition isn’t a focal point. With their Holiday Reserve Coffee Stout, 2SP Brewing Co., which is located just outside of Philadelphia, took the idea of collaboration and looked outside the box.
Workhorse Brewing Company | Russian Imperial StoutNovember 9, 2020 | Kurt Bevilacqua
A style that continues to be a fan favorite among craft-beer drinkers is the Russian Imperial Stout. In Pennsylvania, Workhorse Brewing Company makes their own Russian Imperial Stout that provides complexly rich flavors sip after sip. Read More
Oktoberfest Beer Showcase | Victory Brewing Company FestbierSeptember 24, 2020 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Fall is steeped in tradition. It brings the change of another season, a reminder of the passage of time. The flannel shirts come out and the apples are ripe for picking. Along with that, the beer you’ll find on shelves at your local stores will replace the light, refreshingly tart and citrus flavors of the summer with the malty and more full-bodied offerings that are also a reminder of the changing of the calendar. Read More
New Trail Brewing Company | Ascent Hazy Double IPAJuly 2, 2020 | Kurt Bevilacqua
New Trail Brewing Company may be relatively new to the game, but they have created a strong portfolio that is already making waves throughout Pennsylvania. While they brew a range of styles, they continue to develop some fantastic IPAs. One of their newest creations being the big, bold and juicy Ascent Hazy Double IPA. Read More
Sterling Pig Brewery | Shoat PilsnerJune 5, 2020 | Kurt Bevilacqua
It is always easy just to follow in the footsteps of a path instead of creating your own. In all aspects of life this rings true. To discover new flavors and possibilities though in the world of craft beer, brewers must challenge the status quo. While others continue to just zig, Sterling Pig Brewery thought why not zag? Read More
Workhorse Brewing Company | Baltic PorterApril 22, 2020 | Kurt Bevilacqua 1
With the ingenuity of brewers these days, there are constantly new styles or hybrid variations of current styles that a consistently hitting the market. While a lot of these new-age beers have garnered a lot of worthy hype and praise, beer drinkers across the country can also still enjoy all the classics that originated hundreds of years ago in various European nations. Read More
East Branch Brewing Company | East Branch SchwarzbierFebruary 28, 2020 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Walk into any taproom and you’ll have a high chance of finding an IPA, Stout, Pale Ale, or another style with which you have grown familiar. While East Branch Brewing Company usually has some of these popular offerings on their draft list, they also mix in other, lesser known but just as tasty options. The perfect example is the East Branch Schwarz. Read More
New Trail Brewing Company | Pine Creek PilsnerOctober 7, 2019 | Kurt Bevilacqua
It’s easy when you come across a brewery that has built a strong reputation for brewing a certain style of beer to continue trying their latest offerings. New Trail Brewing … Read More
Troegs Independent Brewing | Apricot FarmetteJuly 22, 2019 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Hershey, Pennsylvania, is more than just The Sweetest Place on Earth! Beyond the chocolate bars, the town is also home to the 27th largest craft brewery in the U.S. based on beer sales volume. This brewery, Troegs Independent Brewing, has been around since the late nineties. Throughout the years, they have created a variety of beers including lip-puckering wild ales like Apricot Farmette. Read More
Kenai River Brewing Company | Peninsula Brewer’s ReserveMay 24, 2019 | Kurt Bevilacqua 1
Alaska needs to be on everyone’s travel list. One region in particular packs a bunch of the distinct traits that makes Alaska such a unique and special place into one area. With delicious and freshly sourced salmon and halibut on menus throughout the area and the home of the Kenai Fjords National Park, the Kenai Peninsula is a where you can experience a truly authentic Alaskan adventure! Read More
Root Down Brewing Co. | Low Bridge LagerMarch 26, 2019 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Let me be clear: There is nothing fancy about this beer. No foraged fruit from the wooded land out back; no rare yeast secretly used; no pungent ingredients to overpower the palate. Plain and simple, the clean and crisp Low Bridge Lager is a delicious combination of the four essential elements of beer that Root Down Brewing Company let shine in this brew. Read More
Brewery Showcase | Aston Abbey Brewing CompanyFebruary 14, 2019 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Unrepentant. That’s what each beer from Aston Abbey Brewing Company prides itself on.
But underneath the bright, refreshing flavors of their West in Peace Wit or the rich, malty aromas of their Bombs Quad lies the heart and soul of Chuck and Sue McKenna within each beer. The two of them have shared some of their fondest memories together, a list that includes opening up Aston Abbey Brewing Company as a husband and wife duo. Read More
Conshohocken Brewing Company | Mr. RobustoJanuary 28, 2019 | Kurt Bevilacqua
A quick Google search of the word robust and you will see adjectives like strong, vigorous and rich used to describe the word. With their seasonal release of Mr. Robusto, Conshohocken Brewing Company found a name that accurately advertises this robust porter. Read More
La Cabra Brewing | Mosaic ShatterDecember 5, 2018 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Along Philadelphia’s Main Line, sits a seven-barrel brewhouse in the suburb of Berwyn, PA. It’s the creation of a once Spanish teacher turned professional brewer. La Cabra Brewing, translated to “the goat” from Spanish, is named appropriately since the brewery shares similar features and traits to the animal. Fun, smart, and persistent are just some of the values both goats and La Cabra embody. And one of the latest releases from the Pennsylvania brewery is an IPA that falls in line with that same philosophy. Read More
Vault Brewing Company | Sweet Potato AleOctober 18, 2018 | Kurt Bevilacqua
The fall brings in a welcoming change as the leaves start to transform into vibrant colors before they gracefully fall to the ground here in the Northeast. Stepping out for fresh air, it noticeably has become crisper as it wisps by. And with everyone ironing their favorite flannels before heading out to enjoy the festive activities of the season, there is another phenomenon that lets you know that fall is upon us: beer shelves lined with various options of pumpkin ales.
But amidst the sea of pumpkin beers, the Pennsylvania-based Vault Brewing Company ventured off on their own quest to ring in the season with its Sweet Potato Ale, which gives beer drinkers a switch from the world of pumpkin-everything and celebrates another savory food that accompanies this time of year nicely.