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Judging A Beer By Its Label

July 5, 2012 |

A few weeks ago, some friends and I were at Whole Foods picking up some of their amazing guacamole (seriously, best grocery store guac EVER), and decided to get some drinks as well. None of us are particularly knowledgeable about … Read More

One Minute Review: Unibroue Ephemere Apple

July 5, 2012 |

Ephemere Apple – Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec 

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 10

As a reward for finishing my most recent article (Editor’s note: 1,000 words over a week and a half- hardly a Asimovian pace) I plunged into a snifter of … Read More

1 Minute Beer Review: Black Jack Porter

July 4, 2012 |

Black Jack Porter – Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont, CO

ABV: 6.8%

IBUs: 35

I stumbled on this beer after all of the Avery Brewing Company Tap Room staff and I were gifted a mixed case from some of … Read More

Ultimate 6er for the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

July 4, 2012 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Let’s face it, we all know it’s coming. Even though we may have a few of the details wrong (zombies prefer faces over brains—who knew?) recent events continue to validate our fears. If you don’t believe any of this, I’m having a Bath Salts party this weekend and you’re invited.

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More to Amurrrcuhhh than Bud Diesel

July 3, 2012 |

My country tis of thee sweet land of liberty of thee I drink.  I must admit, Amurrrcuhhh Day, or July 4th as many refer to it, is my favorite holiday.  There’s just no topping, grilling out and eating meat, … Read More

Southern Tier Brewing Co. | Back Burner Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale

July 3, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 9.6% | IBU: 53

Southern Tier calls Back Burner an “imperial barley wine style ale.” As it turns out, barley wine is not something hobbits drink. I know, I feel completely betrayed too. It took me, like, a half an hour to get my Frodo costume together. It is, however, a super tasty beer with a respectable alcohol content. Read More

Oskar Blues Brewing Company – Dale’s Pale Ale

July 3, 2012 | 1

Dale’s Pale Ale – Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Longmont, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 60

Beer in a can is the fucking bee’s knees. And there is something about this little red, white, and blue can that Dale’s comes in … Read More

1 Minute Beer Review: Session Premium Lager

July 2, 2012 | 1

Session Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR

ABV: 5.1% IBU: 18

This beer is inexpensive, but like other cheap beers, it does it without sacrificing the quality of beer you will drink. The simple, all-malt recipe make this lager … Read More

Top 5 Drinking Games

July 1, 2012 |

No, not beer pong or flip-cup. These are the top 5 video games for drinking with a group of friends.

  • Rock Band – The game for people who don’t typically play video games. Drinking brings out the rock star … Read More

The NBA “Draft”

June 29, 2012 |

When I think of the combination of beer and basketball, initially my mind drifts towards Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated, box office smash hit BasketBall.  While their biopic about the creation of America’s newest national … Read More

Dark Horse Brewing Company | Tres Blueberry Stout

June 29, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 7.5% | IBU: N/A

I’m pretty skeptical of anything boasting an added fruit flavor. 9 out of 10, times it turns out to be a gimmicky mix of artificial tastes and colors—ultimately tasting nothing like the actual fruit. Fortunately, this is not one of those cases. As it turns out, Dark Horse Brewing Co. has put together an exceptional stout that balances a fantastic blueberry nose with dark, rich flavor. Read More

1 Minute Beer Review: Frambozen

June 28, 2012 |

Frambozen- New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO ABV: 6.5% IBU: 15.5 Frambozen is exactly what it advertises, which is a raspberry brown ale. It has an understated amount of tart but just enough to pack a tasty punch. This … Read More

Unibroue Brewery | Maudite

June 27, 2012 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 8% | IBU: 22

Unibroue beers are juxtaposed with history and mythology. In an important way, the juxtaposition is quite literal; the bottom refermentation process that most of its French Canadian beers undergo produces a look and style that defies modernity. These unfiltered beers are a refreshing alternative to both the sterility and uninteresting nature of your local Safeway favorites, and one note style-box beers. Maudite is no different. It’s murky look and yeasty odor inspires curiosity. Part of it, I’ll admit, is bias. Its compatriot, La Fin du Monde, is one of my personal go-tos. And with a name that translates literally as “the Damned,” there are plenty of reasons why this beer deserves a pour. Read More

6/26/2012 Night Cap

June 27, 2012 |

As many of you know, myself and several members of our staff are based in the great state of Colorado and sadly this state is hurting some kind of awful right now. Wildfires have been ravaging several locations throughout … Read More

It’s a Man’s World

June 26, 2012 |

As I walk up to the porch, I often find myself wishing I would have used my predictably clean bathroom before I came. I step over misplaced socks on the stairs and wonder where that smell is coming from. Amongst … Read More

Oskar Blues Brewery – Deviant Dale’s IPA

June 26, 2012 |

Deviant Dale’s IPA – Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO

ABV: 8%

IBU: 85

I am a lover of all things hoppy. And when it comes to pale ales, Dale’s has long been a favorite of mine. Between the incredible flavor … Read More

Launch Day Night Cap

June 26, 2012 |

Exactly two months ago today I purchased the domain name porchdrinking.com.  Now, after two unbelievable month we’ve had an unbelievable day. A huge thanks to all of our viewers for making that possible and an even bigger thanks to everyone involved.

This … Read More

West Sixth Brewing Company

June 25, 2012 |

Shameful admission number 1: I didn’t drink quality beer until after I left Kentucky in 2006. My experience with beer consisted of keg parties with Natty or Keystone Light—beer for purposes of getting drunk or having a cheap evening.

Shameful … Read More

Sixpoint Brewery | Righteous Ale

June 22, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 6.3% | IBU: 57

New favorites can be a funny thing; when something comes along that radically alters your taste—be it a song, a dinner or a philosophy—that newfound love can quickly change into elitism. The excitement about a new discovery devolves into myopia, like a two-year-old demanding Skittles for dinner. I was guilty of this in recent history when I was too quick to anoint India Pale ales as the only style of beer I would ever need to drink after my palette was awakened by Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA. Though I’ve spent the last few years imbibing anything with IPA or “hop” and an emphatic qualifier in the name, I have equally denied myself that exciting feeling of discovery by eschewing all beers that didn’t promise my body weight in hops in each sip. Read More

Flavorful Female Ultimate 6er

June 20, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As a woman who enjoys beer, I would like for other women to enjoy beer as well. Looking back at my journey from Natural Light to Pliny the Younger, a few beers have stood out to me along the way. The ones I have selected for the Flavorful Female 6er highlights six styles: Wit, Pilsner, Sour, IPA, Quadruple and Stout. I would recommend trying each of these styles to appreciate new and different flavors, but the ones on my list are some of my personal favorites and what I find to be good representations of the style.

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