About- Chris & Sylvia Hollands
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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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!
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.
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?