One Minute Reviews
PD’s staff take one minute to give their initial take on beer. Hilarity ensues
The state of Utah is fortunate to get the unforeseen variety of beer distribution that they do. Despite this crazy year, Lone Pine Brewing Company from Portland, Maine singled out the hive. Founded in 2016, Lone Pine was originally a small brew house, but grew their business with the opening of a production facility in 2019. So, with their distribution focused on the East Coast, the delivery of goods to the inland state and nowhere in between was a surprise.
The Utah brewing community was a little bit shocked when Kevin Templin left his long time position as Head Brewer at Red Rock Brewing Co. To us it seemed like an abrupt mic drop that didn’t make sense. After surviving the initial shock, we took comfort in the fact there must be something brewing in his mind. So we patiently let the months pass by. As the seasons morphed and the local craft beer continued to thrive, we might have almost moved on. Then, Kevin was back with a bang just as quickly as he had left—and this time he brought along the whole family!
In a small coastal town just outside of Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Brewing Company confidently wades into the infant market of African craft beer. While the rest of the continent shifts from homebrewing or no beer at all, to macro brewing (with the help of SABMiller and Heineken), Cape Brewing Company keeps up with the beer market as we know it, with a range of styles and rotating seasonals to keep craft connoisseurs happy.
ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 25.5
Another summer has come and gone. As we rapidly approach the fall season, you start to see pumpkin beers as the main focus within the craft beer industry. But for me, it’s all about the stout! I know that you can enjoy any beer during the year, no matter what season it is. However, when the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, I personally just love drinking stout, such as Against the Grain 35K.
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 …
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Style: American IPA | ABV: 6.0%
These past few months, my fiancé and I have been traveling to Allentown to finish planning for our wedding in July. Any time I head back to my hometown, …
Style: Russian Imperial Stout | ABV: 10.5%
Spring has practically arrived and with warm weather comes spring and summer beers. Darker beers tend to fade out to make way for the lighter brews, but Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery‘s Dark …
Dallas local favorite, Four Corners Brewing Co., is based in the developing “fly” part of West Dallas called Trinity Groves. Trinity Groves is known for its contemporary eats and “dope” view of Downtown Dallas and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Just this past week, Four Corners announced that they are expanding and will be moving into the up and coming Cedars neighborhood. (You can read about it here.)
What does Lionel Richie’s song “Easy” have in common with Weyerbacher? Lionel is “Easy Like Sunday Morning” and Weyerbacher’s Sunday Morning Stout is so smooth, that it’s just as easy to drink. This past Valentine’s Day, Weyerbacher Brewing Company …
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.
ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 18
Though all of us Seattle Porchdrinkers like to think that great beer is Seattle’s most popular exported beverage, there is one Seattle drink that may beat even beer in terms of reputation and recognition, and that drink is coffee. As the home of Starbucks, Tully’s and many other roasters, Seattle’s coffee industry rivals its beer industry for options, quality and appreciation. In acknowledgment of the popularity and similarity of the two industries, Two Beers Brewing Co. created the Cold Brew Coffee Brown Ale.
Style: Milk/Sweet Stout | ABV: 8.5% | IBU: 30
This past Christmas I was able to find a truly special stout, Terrapin Beer Co. Tiramisu-Hoo, at one of my favorite bottle shops, House of 1000 Beers. It was my first …
Style: Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels ABV: 14.4% | IBU: 60
Goose Island’s Black Friday release has come and gone, for many Americans that signifies standing in line at stores for crazy deals and price slashes on household items, toys …
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Style: American Double/ Imperial IPA | ABV: 8.0% | IBU: 150
As a huge fan of IPA’s, I am always wanting to drink the best IPAs/Double IPAs/Triple IPAs the craft beer industry has to …
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.
Looking for the perfect beer to bring to a Labor Day cookout (or any other Labor Day activity)? I’d like to introduce you to the Conviction Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing. Read on for a one-minute review in which I quickly make my case for the perfect Labor Day beer.
6.2% ABV | 57 IBU
This time last year we found ourselves in the middle of summer and a social media frenzy. The buzz was everywhere with the ‘brrr’ of buckets being gleefully poured over anxious participants. Being nominated to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ourselves, we experienced the excitement firsthand. It’s great to have fun while spreading awareness about a serious condition (and not to mention raising some serious cash to benefit research to find a cure).
In the mood for a hot cup of tea, but craving an ice cold beer? Look no further than Wolaver’s Wildflower Wheat! Brewed with pure organic wildflower honey and organic chamomile flowers, this unfiltered wheat ale is as soothing as it is refreshing.