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Meet the Brewer

Q&A with Elysian Brewing’s Head Brewer Josh Waldman

July 25, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This month I had the opportunity to interview Elysian Brewing Head Brewer Josh Waldman to reflect on the state of Elysian brewing as well as some of the new additions to their canned lineup. These canned vessels possess the advantage of being super portable, light weight and literally crushable!

We were also given the chance to sample new cans of Day Glow IPA 16 oz cans possessing the same recognizable logo, and that familiar sweet hop forward profile. Find out more on what’s happening at Elysian Brewing from Josh Waldman.

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“Fuck Bad Beer” Sierra Nevada’s Brian Grossman is Bat Shit Passionate

July 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

“We’re bat shit passionate. I mean, you talk about sustainability, you talk about our beer quality, you talk about our family history. It’s all of that. You can’t just sum it up in passion because that has, you know, 50 shades of gray type of a feel to it. But, if you say ‘We’re bat shit passionate,” it’s like, ‘Okay!’ That’s what it is,” said Brian Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing.

The maturation of the craft-beer industry includes a changing of the guard, but for Sierra Nevada that transition will remain in the family. Formed in 1979 by Ken Grossman, his son Brian now serves as co-owner and serves as the GM of the brewery’s Mills River, North Carolina, location. We sat down to talk to Brian and find out what makes Sierra Nevada tick.

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Coming Soon: Greer Brewing | Gambling on Beer as a Career

May 12, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Back in the late 1990s, my wife had a habit of signing up for every contest she ran across — and winning. One day, a home brewing kit showed up at our home. It went straight into the basement and remained there until it was tossed in the trash during a spring cleaning. What a mistake, because right about that time, I discovered craft beer and fell in love with the entrepreneurial spirit it represented. Given my young age, I could have walked away from my television career and went into brewing, but I didn’t. Now years later, I’ve converged my love of responsible drinking and my love for media into writing about beer. Nevertheless, that spirit of putting one’s faith in beer continues today, such as the story attached to Chris Greer and Greer Brewing.

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Exclusive Interview | Looking Ahead to 2017 with WeldWerks Brewing

February 2, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

Back in January we chatted for a bit with Neil Fisher and Colin Jones of WeldWerks Brewing Company at the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival in Breckenridge, Colorado. The guys were nice enough to step away from their crowded booth and give us a thorough walkthrough of their upcoming 2017 plans, dropping so much exciting news and knowledge on us that we decided to pluck this interview out and do a feature.

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Proper Brewing Co.

September 27, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This place really is an adult playground. Looking to the left, we see Bill & Ted and to the right, we’re greeted by Wayne & Garth (all tanks have been given names of pop culture icons.) In the middle of it all, Jack is making beer on a home brew setup and today is in charge of the tunes at Proper Brewing Co. In between watching the boil, he takes a moment to set the next song.  Read More

Yolo Brewing Encourages Personalization, Experimentation

August 24, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

How many times have you been on a brewery tour and thought, “I wonder what it’s like to actually brew this beer?” Or maybe you’ve been working your way through a flight of beers and you became inspired. “How awesome would this beer be if it had ___ in it?” I can gladly say, I have found the spot for you: Yolo Brewing Co. Read More

Inside the Tank | WeldWerks Brewing Co.

June 2, 2016 |

Video Created by PorchDrinking.com Videographer Travis Weger

Voted Best New Brewery in America via a USA Today reader poll,  WeldWerks Brewing Company has quickly become one of the hottest new breweries not just in Colorado, but in the U.S. Our team sat down … Read More

Avery Brewing Company | Daywalker

April 12, 2016 |

ABV: 5.8% | IBUs: 5

Back in the day, while living the dream as a carefree twenty-one year old in Boulder, I had my first Avery Brewing Company Tap Room Rarity: the now-infamous Liliko’i Kepolo. The exclusiveness of this sweet-yet-tart … Read More

Meet the Brewer | Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione Talks Expansion & New Beer

December 28, 2015 |

It’s nearly impossible to talk craft beer without putting Delaware’s Dogfish Head first and foremost in the conversation. The company’s story began in 1995 when it opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, the state’s first brewpub in the resort … Read More