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Arcadia Ales – Sky High Rye

September 9, 2013 |

Arcadia Ales – Sky High Rye (6.0%, 55 IBU), Battle Creek, Michigan

Rye is a word that, being of German heritage, means the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted. I think of rueben sandwiches and Templeton’s Rye Whisky. That seedy, … Read More

The Alchemist – Heady Topper

September 6, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 8.00%   IBU: 120

Let me start out by saying that I’m so grateful to have amazing friends across the county. Trying new beers and highly sought after beers from coast-to-coast has become an ease. Not to mention this week, one of my beer ‘pen pals’ sent me the ever glorious Heady Topper. Read More

Homebrewing – Wild Porch Pounder

September 5, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

As many of you are aware, we had the pleasure of brewing our 1-year anniversary beer with the Mountain Sun. What you may not know is that the Mountain Sun graciously gave us 5 gallons to take home for a homebrewing experiment… and it got funky. In this homebrewing edition, I will be discussing the approach to making Porch Pounder Gone Wild. Read More

Rogue – Morimoto Soba Ale

September 5, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 30

The best meal I’ve ever eaten was at the Taj Hotel in New Delhi. It was sushi.

My Mom and I spent a month in India back in 2009, fulfilling a lifelong dream of hers to travel to the sub-continent. The hotel was lush in grandeur, with chandeliers hanging from the ceilings and ornate carpets covering the marble floors. The Taj was also home to a handful of excellent restaurants, one of them owned by famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The restaurant, cutely and aptly named Wasabi, was fairly small and on the bottom floor of the hotel, right behind one of the large, winding staircases. We were advised to go for lunch, as the mid-day sushi platter special was not to be missed. It was beyond incredible, and only cost us about $30. Amid the modern, funky decor from my perch at the small sushi bar, I experienced what I assume is the closest I will ever get to achieving Nirvana. Some days I dream of that wooden block laden with the freshest and most beatiful fish (how it was so fresh in the North of India? I thank technology and modern coolant methods!).

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The Ultimate 6er – Duck Dynasty

September 4, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

What if you favorite duck-calling, frog-hunting, beaver-killing family were epitomized into a specific beer style? The Robertson’s are synonymous for their Duck Commander Duck Call and their now wildly popular television show, Duck Dynasty. If you were to match these crazy Louisiana hunters with your favorite craft brew, what brews would you choose?

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Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine Festival

September 4, 2013 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

In two hours tickets go on sale for the best beer festival I’ve attended to date.  No, I’m not talking about GABF, I’m talking about the Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine Festival taking place January 9-11, 2014. Combine rare beer tastings, calibration dinners, an all star cast with the likes of Sam Calagione, Chad Yakobson and Adam Avery, all taking place during ski season, at one of the best resort towns in the world and you can understand why this is a can’t miss beer bucketlister. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. MST and will sell out very quickly.

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Flat Tail Brewing’s Little Green Dry Hop Saison

September 3, 2013 | 1

ABV 4.20%

Corvallis, Oregon’s Flat Tail Brewing has recently expanded distribution within the Pacific Northwest with some very memorable beers bottled in 22oz bombers. Earlier this year, they released a pair of “proposal beers;” Yes: Wild Ale and No: Ghost … Read More

Tennessee Brew Works: Welcome to Nashville

September 2, 2013 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

“Beer tastes better close to home,” says Garr Schwartz, head brewmaster at Tennessee Brew Works, one of Nashville’s newest almost-breweries.

The brewery, slated to open to the public in late September/early October, will be on Ewing (we’re all wishing it were Brewing) Avenue, tucked in the corner of the newly named SoBro (South of Broadway), down the street (ish) from Jack White’s Third Man Records. Schwartz co-owns the Brewery with Christian Spears, a bubbly, jovial beer lover originally from the East Coast. The two make a dynamic duo, Schwartz reigning in Spears’ overflowing enthusiasm with sound, spot-on brewing knowledge. Read More

Keep the (Two Brothers) Dog Days of summer going

September 2, 2013 |

Style: Dortmunder Lager   ABV: 5.10%

With the so called end of summer approaching in a matter of days with the holiday weekend, I felt a little need to stay with the theme and showcase a lovely beer that I have … Read More

Beerstagrams 8/23-8/30

August 30, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

As summer winds down we celebrate the final dregs of true porch drinking season.  This week’s collection featured contributions from Kentucky, North Carolina, and of course Colorado. Porch Drinkers unite to tie a few more back before the leaves begin to change colors. Share your beerstagrams by tagging us on instagram: @porchdrinkingco

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Stillwater Artisanal – Cellar Door

August 30, 2013 |

Summer is not yet over, my fellow malt-loving marauders of all things craft beer, and though the name may suggest hibernation, I can assure you that this American farmhouse ale is not one to tuck away in a deep, dark … Read More

Awesomesauce- 40 Days of Dating

August 29, 2013 |

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a boy and a girl live in the same city, and have been friends for years.  They spend tons of time together, and have maybe even had a crush on one another … Read More

Getting a Woody – Russian River Supplication

August 29, 2013 |

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Russian River Supplication Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 7.75%

Sour cherries, oak, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus  what could be better. This installment of getting a woody we look at Russian River’s Supplication that is part of Russian Rivers “ation” … Read More

Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter

August 29, 2013 | 2

ABV: 4.5%

If you are itching for a tour of Davey Jones’ locker, the Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter can take you there. Wait, does ‘Davey Jones’ locker’ apply to Lake Michigan or only the ocean? Whatever, I’m going with it. Also, … Read More

Sierra Nevada – Beer Camp #94 Belgian-Style Black IPA

August 28, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sierra Nevada – Beer Camp #94 Belgian-Style Black IPA

ABV: 7.7%
IBU: 52

Beer Camp #94 is a 2013 Beer Camp release from Sierra Nevada. Its distinct flavor profile is derived from buckets of black malt giving this beer a deep, black color and a huge body. Openhanded portions of bittering hops add balance and tip the mouthfeel definitively to the hoppy side of the scale, while Belgian yeast provides the brew with a slightly zesty undertone.

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New Holland Brewing Co. | Dragon’s Milk

August 27, 2013 | 1

Like many of my friends, I have hit a wall when trying to figure out when George R. R. Martin will be coming out with Winds of Winter (Book 6 in A Song Of Ice and Fire) and have been … Read More

Vermont Beer Trip Prospectus

August 26, 2013 | 1

When I decided to start writing here, my plan was to focus exclusively on Boston breweries. I enjoy showing people around my town and talking about it, and I felt like there was a lot to explore. Thankfully, I was … Read More

Anderson Valley | Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale

August 26, 2013 |

ABV: 6.0% | IBU: 20

Oh, the time has come once again for the leaves to turn and the crisp, autumn air to enter.

Anderson Valley’s Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale employs a zesty use of nutmeg and soft … Read More

Tap ‘N’ Run Denver

August 22, 2013 |

Sure you’ve run marathons, perhaps you’ve run up and down a mountain, hell maybe you’ve run through mud, fire and obstacles, but do you have the gastrointestinal fortitude, for the Tap ‘N’ Run, taking place this Saturday at 2 p.m. … Read More

What I Learned from ‘Orange is the New Black’

August 22, 2013 | 1

By now, you have hopefully binged through all of the hit Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.  Hopefully from the title of this post, you can tell that this is chock full of [SPOILERS].  I’m a big fan … Read More