Posts ByWhitney Froelich, Author at PorchDrinking.com
Hop Water—The Next Big Thing?March 2, 2023 | Whitney Froelich 1
As the weather in some parts of the country is warming up, a bubbly, refreshing NA beverage is riding the shirttails of Dry January. Hop Water is sliding into a go-to position for many beer enthusiasts. Hop water, which is essentially dry-hopped carbonated water, provides that crisp punch of Lupulin flavor we love in IPAs without the carbs and alcohol—making it suitable to drink anytime, anywhere.
Oktoberfest in Wisconsin | 8 Best FestbiersOctober 7, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
It’s the most wunderbar time of the year in Wisconsin!
No, not Christmas… It’s Oktoberfest! For those of us who love a malty, amber-colored lager with a hint of noble hops, Oktoberfest basically is Christmas.
Varietal Beer Co. | Valley Fresh IPASeptember 27, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
Where hops are, fresh hop IPAs are, too. The first week of September brings a buzz to the community of Sunnyside, Washington. Agriculture built this town — hop culture, to be exact. The first week of September (give or take) is the kickoff of harvest season, and drinking a Valley Fresh IPA is a great way to celebrate it.
Ultimate 6er | WBC Winners from WisconsinJuly 13, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
Cheese, brats, football, beer… with a claim-to-fame list like this, it’s no wonder that breweries in Wisconsin took home six medals at the 2022 World Beer Cup. The WBC coincides with the Craft Brewers Conference, which took place in Minneapolis May 3-5.
Brewery Showcase | Amorphic BeerApril 20, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
As one of Milwaukee, WI’s newest and most innovative breweries, Amorphic Beer resides in an old brick industrial building in the Riverwest community. The building has a long history of housing creative scientific endeavors, including being the birthplace of the world’s first handheld electric drill, post-WWI. The Hole Shooter was eventually absorbed into Milwaukee Tools’ product offering.
2022 Wisconsin Pink Boots Collab BrewsApril 6, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
The Wisconsin chapter of the Pink Boots Society celebrated International Women’s Month in March with five individual and unique Collaboration Brew Days across the state. For these brew days, independent craft brewery hosts created their own recipes using the Yakima Chief 2021 Pink Boots Blend of hops. Malteurop Malting Co. of Milwaukee donated grain for each of the brews. A portion of proceeds from sales of Wisconsin PBS Collab beers will help fund educational scholarships for local women in the fermented beverage industry.
Hinterland Brewery | Saving Gracie Gluten-Free Hazy IPAMarch 4, 2022 | Whitney Froelich
Hinterland: (noun) a word of German origin meaning “the land behind”; an unexplored, uncharted area full of possibility, opportunity and adventure.
Founded in 1995, Hinterland is Green Bay, Wisconsin’s first modern-day brewery to emerge from the late 1980s craft beer boom. Founders Bill and Michelle Tressler, who were both just 24 years old at the time, moved back home from a rock band drumming, magazine editing, corporate career adventure in California to open a brewery of their own. They rented an old cheese factory outside of town and bootstrapped their way through startup, nearly burning down the factory in the process. Eventually, the Tresslers and their head brewer Joe Karls moved operations into a turn-of-the-century meat processing plant in downtown Green Bay. The small, charming space worked well enough for Hinterland until 2017 when they got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand. They sold the building and brewhouse to Copper State Brewing Company.