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Posts ByMary Ellen Finnegan – PorchDrinking.com

Blank Slate Brewing Company | Fork in the Road

January 19, 2017 |

ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 70

Blank Slate Brewing Company was my first exposure to the Cincinnati Craft Beer scene when I arrived in 2011, when you could only find its brews on draft. Safe to say, both Blank Slate and I have matured a bit since then. Now, in addition to having a tap room of its own, one of the Blank Slate Brewing stalwarts, Fork in the Road, is available in cans. Read More

Platform Beer Co. | Yammy Yammy

November 23, 2016 |

ABV: 7.7%

Pair with: Friendsgiving gatherings. Thanksgiving leftovers.

‘Tis the season to embrace all things fall. If you’re burnt out on pumpkin-spiced everything, Yammy Yammy by Platform Brewing Co. features another star of the fall cornucopia, the sweet potato, making it … Read More

URGENT: Event Preview | Fifty West Brewing Co.’s Fifty Fest

August 22, 2016 |

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17th.  This date signals the return of Fifty Fest, a celebration hosted by Fifty West Brewing Company which brings together the perfect trifecta of Beers, Music, and Food.

A one day annual event, now in its fourth … Read More

Taft’s Ale House | Culebra Cut Coconut Brown Ale

July 14, 2016 |

ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 12

Pair with: A Hawaiian shirt, shades, and a laid-back island attitude

Summer is in full effect in Cincinnati.  With the arrival of these hot summer months, Taft’s Ale House has graduated their Coconut Brown Ale, Culebra Cut, from a draft-only offering to easily-portable cans. Just the kind of six-pack I’ll be bringing poolside. Read More