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About- Lindsay Krumel

Lindsay Krumel

Lindsay Krumel

Lindsay’s love for craft beer began at her hometown brewery, Jackie O’s. Since then, she has lived all over the great state of Ohio and experienced some magnificent brews along the way. When she’s not working at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University (GO BOBCATS!), she can usually be found with a drink in her hand. No matter the beverage, it’s safe to say PorchDrinking is her favorite pastime.

Posts By Lindsay Krumel

Great Lakes Brewing Co | Nosferatu

September 17, 2014 |

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: 70

My love affair with Nosferatu began not with the beer but with the film by the same name. Read More

Ultimate 6er | It’s All About The South

July 23, 2014 |

I’m currently on vacation with my family in Oak Island, North Carolina, a seaside town of about 7,000 located just north of the North Carolina/South Carolina border. In the spirit of things, I decided that for this week’s Ultimate 6er, I’d concentrate on beers brewed south of the Mason-Dixon line. My choices were limited to what I could find in the mix-and-match section at the local Food Lion, but I think what I came up with is pretty stellar. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | 4th of July

July 2, 2014 |

We asked the PorchDrinking staff for their favorite things about this all-American holiday. Have fun and stay safe celebrating this weekend y’all! Read More

Frankenmuth Brewery | Twisted Helles

June 30, 2014 |

ABV: 5.5%

Summers in Michigan were a staple of my childhood, from celebrating my first birthday at Higgins Lake to weeklong vacations in Harbor Springs. We took day trips to Petoskey, Charlevoix and Big Bear Dunes, and we usually made a pit stop in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. It should come as no surprise then that today’s showcase from Frankenmuth Brewery is Twisted Helles Summer Lager. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Pool Memories

May 28, 2014 |

Memorial Day Weekend signals the opening of virtually every pool in the good ol’ US of A. This week, we asked our staff to recount their favorite throw back or recent pool memories. Feel free to share yours in the comment section below!

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Jackie O’s | Paw Paw Wheat

May 23, 2014 |

Jackie O’s Paw Paw Wheat has been a summer staple here in Athens for some time now. Kelly Sauber, a major influence in brewing in Southeast Ohio, first brewed Paw Paw Wheat in 2003, but only recently did it become available statewide. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Summer Beer Festivals

April 23, 2014 |

Summertime is fast approaching, so in the spirit of warmer weather, Tristan asked the staff for their favorite summer beer festivals. Read below for some awesome events to check out this season, and if you have any to add to … Read More

Roundtable Discussion | The Craziest Thing You’ve Done For Love

April 2, 2014 |

With How I Met Your Mother ending this week, Tristan asked our staff to divulge the craziest things they’ve ever done for someone they loved or had a crush on. The responses will AMAZE you haha. But no, really, they’re … Read More

Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner Bock

March 12, 2014 | 1

ABV: 4.4%

Bitterness: 13 IBU

Shiner Bock. I couldn’t tell you the first time I tried it, but my most recent love affair with the Texas brew began shortly after Christmas. My friends Christine, Samantha and I went to see Dallas Buyers Club, and at the end of the film Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey are splitting none other than (you guessed it!) a bottle of Shiner Bock. Up until this point, I had kind of forgotten about it, which isn’t fair to such a stellar beer, but it just got lost in the fray. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Warm Weather Activities

March 5, 2014 |

If you’re like us, you’re probably sick of this frigid, snowy weather. But, now that Winter Storm Titan has passed, it looks like we’re in for a bit of a warm up this weekend! In anticipation, we asked our staff … Read More

Roundtable Discussion | The Life and Times of Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5, 2014 |

Philip Seymour Hoffman, undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of our time, tragically passed away at the age of 46 on Sunday, February 2. Taking a cue from our friends at Now This News, we asked our staff for their favorite memories of Hoffman’s incredible career. Please feel free to share yours in the comment section below. Read More

Samuel Adams | Cold Snap

February 3, 2014 |

ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 10

Last Tuesday, Ohio University shuttered its doors due to extreme wind chills, giving me a gloriously unexpected day off work. (Thank you polar vortex.) While at the store shopping for dinner, Samuel Adams new seasonal brew, Cold Snap, caught my eye. It’s as if the fates had aligned! For those of you who don’t know, a cold snap is a meteorological phenomenon described as a period of intensely cold and dry weather. If that doesn’t describe what we’ve been experiencing here in the Midwest, I don’t know what does. I’ve never met a Sam Adams beer I didn’t like, so of course I had to buy it. Read More

New Year, New Resolutions – Roundtable Discussion

January 1, 2014 | 1

Every year people make resolutions to make their upcoming year better personally or professionally. For this week’s Roundtable Discussion, Jason Behler wanted to know our biggest New Year’s resolution fails, the things we never should have attempted, and in hindsight were … Read More

12 Beers of Christmas | Day 12 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Christmas Ale

December 25, 2013 | 2

IBU: 30 | ABV: 7.5%

There’s nothing like the first Christmas Ale of the season! Great Lakes Brewing Company started pouring before Halloween. I’ll admit I was a bit spoiled this year, as they were also serving it in a number of places during Christmas in July. With flavors of cinnamon, ginger and honey, it legitimately tastes like Christmas in a bottle. Read More

Blue Moon Brewing Co. – Mountain Abbey Ale

December 16, 2013 |

ABV: 5.6%

This year we went to Carrollton, Kentucky for Thanksgiving. My brother Kyle lives in Cincinnati, so we stopped at his place on our way down. I know you all don’t know my family, but let me just say, we love our alcohol. I mean we had to bring the alcohol to dinner because there wasn’t going to be any there otherwise. So then it’s no surprise my dad had a beer quick before we got back on the road. (For the record, my brother took over driving from there on out.) Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale was what was in the fridge, and I heard from my dad that it tasted pretty good. Same thing came from my mom when we stopped on the way back. So again, no surprise, it ended up in our fridge at home, and yet, I still hadn’t tried it. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Thanksgiving Day Matchups

November 27, 2013 | 2

Many a Thanksgiving would be incomplete without football, and this year’s matchups between Green Bay and Detroit, Oakland and Dallas, and Pittsburgh and Baltimore should prove to be nothing short of what we’ve come to expect. But if you’re tired … Read More

Sixpoint Brewery – Bengali Tiger

November 14, 2013 |

6.4% ABV

62 IBU

I was out running errands last Friday when I happened upon Sixpoint Brewery’s Bengali Tiger. I knew I had a beer showcase coming up, and my Cincinnati Bengals were playing the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, so … Read More

Caldera Brewing Company – India Pale Ale

October 31, 2013 |

ABV: 6.1%

IBU’s: 94

Being the only hophead in the house, I volunteered to act as the guinea pig for Caldera’s India Pale Ale, one of the beers from my dad’s most recent Craft Beer Club shipment. On this gloomy fall day, the bright can in and of itself was just the pick me up I needed, not to mention the beer inside. Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Favorite Football Teams & The Beers That Represent Them

October 30, 2013 |

Since we’re right around the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, I decided to ask our staff who their favorite football team is, why, and if they had to choose one beer to represent their team, which would it be. Some of our finest gents rose to the occasion. Read More

Samuel Adams | Fat Jack

October 16, 2013 |

ABV: 8.5% | IBU: 25

This small-batch, double pumpkin ale eluded me last year, so imagine my surprise when I found a bomber of it at the Kroger in little ol’ Athens, Ohio over the weekend. I was ecstatic! And I have to say, it did not disappoint. Made with 28 pounds of real pumpkin per barrel, from the moment I opened the bottle all I could think was “this is fall.”

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