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What We’re Cooking | Rodenbach Rote Grütze

September 17, 2020 |

After hours of imbibing in the finest German beers and breads of Oktoberfest, a refreshing, fruity treat is ideal way to slow down into the evening.

Rote Grütze, also known as “Red Groats” is a traditional dessert from Northern Germany that is incredibly easy, customizable, and flexible.

The Flanders Red actually provides a lot of the acidity required to cut through all the tannins from the berries. Rodenbach Alexander goes the extra mile with the character from the oak foeders combined with sour cherries.

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What We’re Cooking | Fried Beer-Battered Avocados

August 13, 2020 | 1

This week, we’re pulling a recipe out of the archives from our pal, former PorchDrinker Chelsea Mitchell. The batter, when combined with Upslope IPA, is full of flavorful hops and crisps up nicely, giving the avocados a nice crunch. Word to the wise: Frying avocados is no small feat, so proceed with plenty of patience and room for trial and error. In fact, you may want to check out Chelsea’s chronicle of her experience making these morsels of deliciousness before you get started!

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What We’re Cooking | The Ultimate Beer Burger

July 16, 2020 |

In the heat of summer, many of us enjoy grilling outside. This week’s recipe comes from Paul Lewis using his go-to burger recipe. Paul enjoys making things from scratch, which is why this recipe comes with instructions for the bun, cheese and patty. The addition of a Lager, in this case Dovetail Brewery’s Helles Lager, brings out a depth of flavor that will take your burger to the next level. Read More

What We’re Cooking | Beer Broth Mussels

July 2, 2020 |

We know wine and mussels go hand-in-hand but have you considered beer? This week’s recipe is provided by Rachel Morrison. Using an adapted recipe by The Spruce Eats, Rachel added some heat with jalapeño, serrano and even included leeks.

This dish is rich but not overpowering; it is well-balanced and spicy from the additional peppers added and the addition of Belgian beer cuts the heat nicely. This makes for a great appetizer to share with friends as it’s unique and somewhat elevated, though very affordable because mussels are cheap!

Photo Credit: Rachel Morrison

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What We’re Cooking | Grilled Wit Wings

June 25, 2020 |

As evidenced by the amount consumed annually in the U.S. – more than 18,000 per person by some estimates – chicken wings have a colossal fan base. In the summer months, the grills come out, and there’s nothing quite like grilled wings. Hot weather also calls for alternatives to the classic “hot wings.” This week’s What We’re Cooking recipe comes from Kevin Kain, who says these wings pair deliciously with a Belgian Wit. Enjoy!

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What We’re Cooking | Doppelbock Chicken Étouffée

June 4, 2020 |

This week’s recipe comes from Scott Johnson, our resident home chef. In his household, gumbo was served often, with Scott’s dad using a recipe from Emeril Lagasse that Scott’s brother would later adapt. Turning the standard chicken and andouille sausage gumbo made with white wine recipe into a dark étouffée was Scott’s way of putting his own spin on this Cajun classic. Read More

What We’re Cooking | Milk Stout Brownies

May 28, 2020 |

At PorchDrinking, we have several writers with a sweet tooth, and Karen Mills is no exception. Her Milk Stout Brownies (recipe adapted from Kitchy Kitchen) are the perfect complement for any occasion, rain or shine. Forgot milk, Karen recommends that you pair these brownies with your favorite stout or, in her case, some sort of barrel-aged goodness from WeldWerks.

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What We’re Cooking | Deschutes Easy Porter Cupcakes

May 21, 2020 |

For this week’s edition of What We’re Cooking, PorchDrinking’s Emma Wargolet provides this Porter cupcake recipe that comes from Betty Crocker and was adapted by Deschutes Brewery using their Black Butte Porter. Emma loves this recipe because it’s easily adaptable, and if you’re short on time, you don’t need to make the frosting from scratch (don’t worry, we won’t tell). These Easy Porter Cupcakes are rich enough without being overpowering, and the beer provides complementary notes of chocolate and coffee. Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter is available year round, so rest assured you can bake off a batch of these cupcakes every season of the year. Enjoy!

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What We’re Cooking | Beery Cheesy Fondue

May 14, 2020 |

Beer, like a great meal, is best when shared with others. This recipe brings that holy trinity of beer, food (in this case the king of foodstuffs, cheese), and people together around one delectable pot of gooey awesomeness. PorchDrinking’s Karl Kalinkewicz has been using this recipe for over a decade as a way to satiate cheese cravings while also hosting an interactive and communal food experience. Invite over your cheesiest friends, crack some beers, duel with your fondue spears over the last morsels of melted deliciousness, and enjoy this delicious recipe provided by Karl!

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PorchDrinking Staff Shares Favorite Recipes with What We’re Cooking

May 5, 2020 |

Beer, with all of its flavors and nuances, can enhance some of your favorite dishes. Many of us at PorchDrinking love to cook, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes featuring our favorite ingredient: beer.

From beer cheese fondue to easy porter brownies, each week we’ll publish a new recipe for you to enjoy. So without further adieu, here’s What We’re Cooking, a collection of staff-picked cooking with beer recipes.

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Brewery Brackets | Which College Has the Best Craft Beer Scene?

March 26, 2019 | 3

In honor of the NCAA tournament, the PorchDrinking crew decided to commemorate the greatest month of the year with a little madness on our own. We took each team competing in this year’s bracket and wondered who’d win the Big Dance if we were to compared beer scenes from each school’s city.

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Revisiting the Highlights from 2019 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

January 17, 2019 |

Co-Authored by Eric Gorski and Tristan Chan, Photos by Justin Graziano, @BeerBreathCO

While beer festivals have multiplied to point of mainstream adoption, the truly elite continue to thrive and stand tall above the rest. There may be no festival that stands … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

November 21, 2018 |

Some of us are planning the dishes to cook for Thanksgiving or where to go on that notorious night before (tonight!). Maybe you’re a rockstar and are planning both. We are going to do our friends and family a favor by leaving the cooking up to them. Everyone loves the person who brings the good beer, so we are here to help you do that.

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PorchDrinking’s 2018 Midterm Election Drinking Game

November 5, 2018 | 1

Can you hear it? That’s the sweet sweet sound of silence on the horizon. We’ve finally arrived at election day, which means by tomorrow the barrage of political ads will be all but a distant memory. Until then, we thought we’d help make election day a little more entertaining with a 2018 Election Drinking Game.

Early voting numbers in several states have already dwarfed 2014, but the main event culminates on Tuesday, November 6 when millions of Americans will decide the fate of Congress, state officials and a host of other positions. After the polls close, there’s nothing one can do but sit back and watch the results. What better way to enjoy the tallying, than with a few drinks…and a game? It’s time for PorchDrinking’s semi-regular election night drinking game. Are you ready?

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Ultimate 6er | Gossip Girl

September 19, 2018 |

Hey PorchDrinkers! Gossip Girl here. Your one and only source for Manhattan’s elite. You didn’t think I could stay away for too long did you? It’s been 11 long years since I sent my first Gossip Girl blast and I’m feeling a little nostalgic. As the wise Blair once said, a girl needs only these four things: guys, girlfriends and Gossip Girl. So what’s been going on with our favorite upper eastsiders?  I’ve got the deets on our favorite trainwrecks—and most importantly, what they’re drinking. Read More

Paying Homage to the Pioneers, PorchDrinking.com Explores the OGs of Craft Beer

August 6, 2018 | 12

We at PorchDrinking.com thoroughly enjoy covering craft beer trends and showcasing the newest beers. But, before terms like Brut, Milkshake, New England and even BBA entered the brewing-industry lexicon, beer fans were thrilled to taste Ambers, Pale Ales and some mysterious beer that may or may not have arrived from India. So, for one month, we are going to take time to remember some of those OGs of Craft Beer — the brews that made it all possible.

An OG beer showcase will publish each day for the next several weeks. It would be a daunting task to cover them all (we are discussing less than one-half of the beers on our list), but our writers selected beers near and dear to their heart, ones that were often gateway beers that lead to our love of craft. We hope you enjoy our homage to the abridged list of classics.

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Niwot’s Powder Keg Brewing Closing its Doors Later this Month

March 2, 2018 |

Plain and simple, we’ve long exited the rainbows and unicorns era of the beer industry. We’re not wanting to turn all doom and gloom, but one can’t ignore the significance of the workforce downsizing announcements made in recent years from the likes of Stone, Green Flash, even Anheuser-Busch and most recently New Belgium, who last week announced a 4% cut to their workforce.

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Beer Debate | The Great Groundhog Day Results Showdown

February 1, 2018 |

When Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his slumber, the fate of the winter is in his furry little paws. Will spring come early, or will winter be sticking around for six extra weeks? This change in season doesn’t only affect the weather but also the beers that we’ll be drinking. Northeast Region Editor Dan Bortz and writer Constance Del Rio are about to engage in a verbal Battle Royale about whether or not they’d like the groundhog to see his shadow. This is the Great Groundhog Day Showdown!

Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Let us know in the comments! Read More

2018 State of the Union Drinking Game

January 29, 2018 |

For many, President Trump’s first State of the Union speech will be a tough one to view without also enjoying a few beers. Why drink out of anger, though, when you can turn a negative into a positive by making it into a drinking game? Sure, you may still find the entire ordeal infuriating, but at least it will afford you an opportunity to the celebrate how craft movement made American Beer Great Again.

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PorchDrinking Staff’s 2018 New Beer Resolutions

January 9, 2018 |

Welcome to 2018! The previous year proved to be a wee-bit tumultuous, and the craft beer industry was not immune to the chaos. But now we can put 2017 behind us and take hold of the one characteristic all New Years provide — a fresh start.

I think everyone deserves a beer year to remember. We hope that by sharing our New Beer Resolutions, we might help guide you towards a path to beervana in 2018.

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