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About- Chris & Sylvia Hollands

Chris & Sylvia Hollands

Chris & Sylvia Hollands

A craft beer couple who love experiencing new beers while exploring all this world has to offer! You will often catch us at a concert or traveling from brewery to brewery. The craft beer community is an amazing group and we are so proud to be a part of it. Cheers! Follow us on Instagram @chrishollands & @sylily

Posts By Chris & Sylvia Hollands

2 Days, 2 Nights of Craft Beer in Salt Lake City

May 23, 2016 |

If you’re looking for a beercation like the rest of us, we know you can have an exceptional one here. Utah is generally thought of as that dry place between craft beer mega states Colorado and California. Unlike the super states that surround us in virtually every direction, you can truly experience a good amount of what Utah beer has to offer in just 2 days and 2 nights, sightseeing along the way.  Read More

Vernal Brewing Co. | Not Your Mama’s Milk

May 20, 2016 |

ABV 8.5%

The city of Vernal is located in northeast Utah and just a short 20 miles west of the Colorado border. Vernal Brewing Company is located comfortably in downtown Vernal. Being that close to the Centennial State makes us wonder … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Happy Coachella!

April 22, 2016 |

Happy Coachella! If you have ever attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, no doubt you are familiar with the phrase ‘Happy Coachella!’. The phrase replaces many familiar terms such as ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, and maybe even ‘I love you’. You’re first introduction takes a moment to sink in. Soon after, you feel like part of a club that you have been invited to join in the middle of the desert.  Read More

Shades of Pale Brewing | Saint Blackout

April 8, 2016 |

ABV: 8.6%IBU: 85

Hey friends! Its springtime and we are looking forward to beautiful weather, outdoor adventures and excellent beers. We recently attended the ReAle Homebrew competition, a tailgate-style event celebrating the home opener for our MLS team, Real … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Deschutes Brewery

March 15, 2016 |

I built this little brewery in my garage and I just enjoyed brewing so much that I realized Sunday mornings, when I was out in the garage with music going and the flame going, and all my brewery stuff working … Read More

Red Rock Brewery | Rêve

February 23, 2016 |

ABV 10.3%

Although Valentine’s day is over for another year, it’s good to continue reflecting on things we love. When a highly anticipated seasonal release of a favorite local offering just so happens to land during the same week of warm weather in the middle of winter, the combination deserves reflection. Because, 1) Warm weather means summer really is coming back, and 2) Exclusive beer releases with limited bottles really are ‘all the hype’ and you’ll feel damn lucky to have your hands on the prize. When both happen to mingle, it feels like a celebration. Read More

Epic Brewing Company | Sour IPA Utah Session Series

January 29, 2016 |

We live in a state known for our curious alcohol laws. Laws we would say have inadvertently given strength to the Utah beer industry. Local breweries have been forced to brew beer at the low-alcohol 4% abv in order to serve on draft or be available in grocery or convenience stores. How can this possibly be a good thing you ask? It means: Utah-based breweries perfected the art of the ‘Session’ beer long before ‘Session’ became a thing for breweries (outside of the Beehive state) who looked for ways to avoid knocking out their consumers with huge alcohol content. In a land surrounded by high elevation, we’ve been keeping it low for years. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Reunion Bands

January 26, 2016 |

Welcome to the jungle PorchDrinking family, you’re gonna die! During the writing of our last playlist we were deep in the middle of non-stop Guns N’ Roses Coachella rumors. Well, guess what? This April we are going to experience one of the … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | The Beatles Unleashed

January 5, 2016 |

Happy New Year from our PorchDrinking family! As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming year, it’s hard to not to reflect on 2015. If we had not been shocked by recent events there is a high probability this playlist would have started … Read More

Uinta Brewing Co | Port O’ Call

December 29, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes

ABV 9.4%

Beer is an adventure! We have been incredibly lucky to have explored new beer all over this country. Craft beer has pushed the limits expanding an ever growing list of styles and methods … Read More

Red Rock Brewery | Griswald’s Holiday Ale

December 21, 2015 |

ABV 8.5%

What is the greatest holiday movie? Is it A Christmas Story or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Perhaps Red Rock Brewery’s Griswald’s Holiday Ale can help sort out this yuletide debate.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Likely a question that will … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Winter is Coming Epic Songs

December 15, 2015 |

Winter is a time for holiday cheer! In these parts, winter is also a time for howling wind propelling frost from the hills like daggers hitting your skin. While the rest of the PorchDrinking staff is geeking out about Star Wars, we’re … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Mix Tape Vol. 1

November 10, 2015 |

I recently had the pleasure of teaching a class of fourth graders about entrepreneurship. I discussed innovation and attempted to make the connection about how this has improved the way we do things. Now, these kids were full of … Read More

Squatters Craft Beers | Barrel Fever

October 20, 2015 |

11.2% ABV

There have been some big changes for Squatters and the Utah Brew Cooperative. New primary leadership may be taking one of Utah’s most beloved breweries in a slightly altered course. We hope Barrel Fever is something that will be built upon in the future. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Are you GABF experienced?

October 6, 2015 |

Based on actual events. This story is filled with intense excitement, heightened drama, supreme fun, and the inevitable lows as it all ends. Our GABF experience was a great one as always and it’s because of this we are … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Reliving Utah’s Past GABF Success

September 30, 2015 |

At the time you are reading this, we are either recovering from a week long hangover or dead! GABF would be the way to die. Hundreds of breweries bringing the best beers in the world. There is nothing greater than walking shoulder to shoulder with tens of thousands of like-minded people. Everywhere you turn is a new friend and a beer. Yep, pretty sure we died. Seems like the pearly gates are drenched in golden suds.

We live in Utah and dream of Denver, Bend, San Diego and Asheville. But wait a minute… if you believe in the alcohol lockdown in the Wasatch Mountains, we surely live in beer hell. We are here to say, this is absolutely not true. We present six GABF medal winning beers from the last several years. So when the Zion curtain locks us in, we will be okay, because Utah brewers make some sweet brews. Read More

2 Row Brewing | Random IPA

September 14, 2015 |

Average 2 minute reading time

8.5% ABV

New beer. Two words ranked amongst favorites: Barrel-aged, happy hour, beer festival, free beer! It’s fun walking into your local bottle shop to scour the shelves for that new label, but what’s better – is visiting a brand new location where the entire selection is new! Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | 1986

September 8, 2015 |

Hello PD family! Our last playlist got us thinking. We mentioned 1986, so we thought let’s do a playlist involving that year. Sure we could have taken the easy route and picked the top songs or the best songs from thrash music’s Big Four Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer’s iconic albums released nearly three decades ago (hmm, keeping that one in mind for the future). Nope, we made a list of songs from vocalists born in the year 1986.
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PorchDrinking Playlist | Bring the Noise

August 18, 2015 |

This time last month we were singing the praises to the 99₵ / 3-month Spotify trial. Fast forward to now and we just received the first bill for a regular month of service. Now, this so happens to take place the same time as Apple Music has three months free service. Which way do we go? Read More

Festival Recap | Utah Beer Festival

August 18, 2015 |

They came by the thousands this last weekend. A wave of thirsty beer lovers coming together to try hundreds of new brews from dozens of local and out of state breweries. Although the temperatures seemed to swell as the mid … Read More