AboutPam Catoe, Author at PorchDrinking.com – Page 3 of 4
Ultimate 6er | GABF Gold Medal Winners From TexasJanuary 16, 2019 | Pam Catoe
Each year thousands of beer drinkers invade Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, a three day event dedicated to American craft breweries. Last year Texas walked away with 18 medals, six of which were GOLD. I caught up with each of the winners to ask how it felt to bring home the Gold in 2018.
PorchDrinking’s Best in Beer 2018 | The Southwest RegionJanuary 7, 2019 | Pam Catoe
The southwest region may be one of the most overlooked in terms of craft beer notoriety. One reason is that much of the beer produced in this region doesn’t get … Read More
What We’re Drinking | December 28, 2018December 28, 2018 | Pam Catoe
We are officially in the middle of the holiday week, and it’s probably time for a nice break from all the festivities. Here is what your favorite PorchDrinkers are enjoying this holiday season, it’s time for another installment of What We’re Drinking.
Whitestone Brewery | Melted SnowmanDecember 13, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Living in Texas, we never really have a traditional fall season, or a normal winter, with temperatures frequently fluctuating 20-30 degrees in a week. So I always mark the start of fall based on the release of the first Oktoberfest brews, and then I wait patiently for the winter warmers to appear to let me know that “winter” is on it’s way. Regardless of the temperatures, nothing says winter and Christmas like a well-spiced winter warmer.
What We’re Drinking | December 7, 2018December 7, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Holiday party season is in full swing, and what goes better with the cooler weather than delicious full-flavored beers? Take a few tips from the PorchDrinking crew and bring one of these beauties to your holiday party. This is What We’re Drinking.
What We’re Drinking | November 9, 2018November 9, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Election day has come and gone, leaving either a wave of disappointment or excitement in its wake. People hit the polls in record numbers to exercise their right to vote, and crowds gathered across the country in various venues to await the results. No matter what side of the fence you are on, I think we can all agree it was an invigorating and exhausting week. Time to sit back, take stock of your voting efforts and grab a beer. If you need some good ideas on a which brew to choose, the PorchDrinking staff has you covered, here’s What We’re Drinking.
4th Tap Brewing Cooperative Brews Spooky Concept for Haunted House Entertainment PioneerOctober 30, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Halloween is upon us and haunted house fans in Texas know the House of Torment in Austin, Texas is as good as it gets. Nationally recognized, this pioneer in haunted entertainment features three re-imagined immersive experiences and a new bar, Torment Tavern. Read More
What We’re Drinking | October 12, 2018October 12, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Festival season is in full swing, and the PorchDrinking staff has been busy putting together a collection of the week’s finest brews. Festival season in fall can mean unpredictable weather, and in some parts of the country the unpredictable weather is serious; we don’t take that lightly. We hope everyone is staying as safe as possible with friends and family.
North By Northwest Brewery | Zombie Dragon IPASeptember 24, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Davis Tucker is one of the OGs of the Austin craft beer scene, originally brewing the Pecan Street Lager through a contract brewing arrangement with Shiner back in the late 1980s. He went on to open the original Copper Tank Brewery, but left that partnership shortly after, “I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to go out on my own,” he said. In September of 1999 he established North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery (NXNW) and it remains the longest standing brewpubs in the city.
Event Preview | Scallywag! Craft Beer Meets Punk RockSeptember 20, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Craft Beer meets Punk Rock – that’s the focus of the Scallywag! festival headed to Austin, Texas on Sunday, September 23 at the Austin 360 Amphitheater. The punk rock extravaganza features over … Read More
What We’re Drinking | September 14, 2018September 14, 2018 | Pam Catoe
This week has been an emotional one as we honor the anniversary of 9/11 and watch the crazy number of storms brewing in our oceans. Even as I write this, there is a deluge happening outside my window, which means it’s time to kick back, grab a good book and a cold beer. My fellow PorchDrinking staff found some great brews this week, along with some much needed sunshine. This is What We’re Drinking.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2018 Beer List AnnouncedSeptember 11, 2018 | Pam Catoe
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival, featuring more than 75 craft breweries, returns September 29, 2018 to Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX. The event, which is organized by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and co-presented by Craft Pride and Paychex, is the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed craft beer.
The OGs of Craft Beer | Saint Arnold Brewing Company – Amber AleAugust 15, 2018 | Pam Catoe
In a world of hoppy beers, where even a beloved kolsch-style must now be dry hopped, it is nice to go back to one of the standard styles that helped set the stage for the craft beer movement – the Amber Ale. Today this style doesn’t receive all the notoriety of a West Coast IPA or the new hazy IPA styles; however, it was one of the original popular craft beer styles appearing in the 1990s that continues to be a staple among fans.
4th Tap Brewing Cooperative | Kung Fu Robot IPAMay 4, 2018 | Pam Catoe
4th Tap Brewing Co-operative is one of the most interesting breweries in Texas because they are the only worker-owned cooperative brewery in the state. Founded in 2015, the brewery has taken an inspired, unique approach to their beers and just released their personal take on a new IPA, a Citra and Mosaic hop blend with a touch of flaked oats for a smooth mouthfeel. I caught up with co-founders Erin and John Stecker to find out more about Kung Fu Robot IPA.
Flix Brewhouse | America’s Cinema Brewery is ExpandingApril 24, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Flix Brewhouse opened in Round Rock, Texas in 2011 with the unique concept of combining a state-of-the-art movie theater with a microbrewery. Today they operate four locations around the country with plans to more than double that over the next year. I caught up with Greg Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Flix, to learn more about this ambitious expansion. Read More
Ultimate 6er | SXSW Craft BeerMarch 17, 2018 | Pam Catoe
SXSW is coming to a close; however, the music fest is in full swing. Unfortunately the fest is sponsored by Budweiser, but don’t let that discourage you – almost every official (and unofficial) venue is a popular Austin bar, club or music venue. Here are the six staple craft beers that you are bound to find around SXSW.
SXSW | Best Unofficial Craft Beer EventsMarch 10, 2018 | Pam Catoe
SXSW 2018 officially kicked off yesterday and the influx of people and events has begun. Here are a few ways to avoid the crowds and track down some of the … Read More
Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day Celebrates International Women’s DayMarch 8, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Each year women from all over the world participate in Pink Boots Society’s annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day in celebration of International Women’s Day. I sat down with President Laura Ulrich to learn more about this year’s event.
Independence Brewing Company | Cowboys from HellesFebruary 21, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Austin-based Independence Brewing Company just announced the release of their newest seasonal — a Munich-style Lager inspired by Pantera’s “Cowboys from Hell.” According to head brewer Brannon Radicke, “We listened to a lot of Pantera while making that beer, so it’s kind of infused with that attitude.”
Adelbert’s Brewery | Travelin’ Man Intercontinental IPAFebruary 2, 2018 | Pam Catoe
Established in 2011, Adelbert’s Brewery quickly became an Austin staple known for their variety of quality bottle conditioned Belgian Ales. But don’t let the old-world style packaging fool you, innovation has always been at the heart of this brewery. With unique beers ranging from the Whimsical series to fruited sours, Adelbert’s is all about taking risks that result in award winning beers.