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Ultimate 6er | Summer Road Trip

June 18, 2014 |

Summer and road trips are as American as apple pie and ice cream, or cheddar cheese if you’re into that sort of thing. I love road trips and though I don’t have epic adventures planned for summer 2014, I wrapped one up with my brother last year that covered 6,000 miles in a two-week span of elation, madness and general fun. Read More

Great Divide | 20th Anniversary Celebration Recap

June 18, 2014 | 1

This past Saturday we celebrated Great Divide Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary with 2,000 of our hop cone compatriots in Denver, CO!

A long, line of craft beer connoisseurs formed on Brighton Boulevard. Cars slowly passed by looking for open parking spaces; patrons cruised in on their two wheelers and entered into the queue for bicycle valet (free courtesy of our friends over at Denver B-Cycle). A line of kegs outlined the entryway with Great Divide staff members donned in their 20th anniversary red shirts and sporting the largest of smiles. They knew what we were in for as we were wrist banded. . .

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

June 18, 2014 |

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? New to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? Visiting and looking for events to hit while … Read More

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival 2014 Preview

June 17, 2014 |

What: Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival
Where: Omni Interlocken Resort – Broomfield, Colorado
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 12pm-7pm

The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range. For the first time, the RMCF will be held at the world renowned Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colorado! The festival attracts consumers that are geared toward premium high-end product – including premium cigarshand-crafted brews, unique wine and spiritsfine automobiles, excellent food and everything encompassing the finer things in life.

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Steel String Brewery | Hilliard

June 17, 2014 |

There’s a new brewery in Carrboro, North Carolina. Well, “new.” It’s been around for about a year now, but I’ve only just gotten around to visiting it.

Carrboro, for those unlucky enough not to know, is an eccentric, eclectic and … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

June 16, 2014 |

New beers, new locations and new ways to use hops. Also, drink the most popular beer from the country you’re cheering for in the World Cup. You can find all this and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Anchorage Brewing & Jolly Pumpkin | Calabaza Boreal

June 16, 2014 |

Anchorage Brewing & Jolly Pumpkin | Calabaza Boreal

ABV: 7.0%

In honor of our collaboration roundtable this week, I figured I’d showcase a recent collaboration from a pair of breweries that I love to death. Calabaza Boreal is a team-brew by Anchorage Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin, and I’ll spoil the article early to reveal that this beer is delicious. If you like sours, you were probably excited when you read the title.

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World Cup Grapefruit Caipirinha Ale Popsicles

June 13, 2014 |

The World Cup is starting this week and it is going to be a fabulous month of eventful soccer games, drinking games and fun Brazilian inspired cocktails. I decided to turn my favorite Brazilian cocktail the caipirinha into refreshing summer popsicles. The caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail and contains cachaca a liquor made from sugar cane. The classic caiprinha contains lime, sugar and cachaca.

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Wine for Beer Lovers | Summer Edition

June 13, 2014 |

(Feature photo courtesy of DCanter)

Beer lovers shouldn’t just drink just any regular glass of wine. House white or red? Nah. PorchDrinking.com readers like to keep it interesting and you do have sophisticated, mature palates. Michelle Lim Warner is the co-owner; along with her husband, Michael; of a wine and beer boutique in Washington, DC, DCanter. She gives us some exciting wines to try this summer based upon nothing less than specific beer styles, just so you know where to start.

(MORE: Wine for Beer Lovers | Fall Edition)

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Indigo Imp Brewery | Summer Pale Ale

June 13, 2014 |

ABV: 6.4%

Summer will be here in less than two weeks. My palate begins to water (as do most of my pores) when I think about the more humid, sunnier climes that have begun to take shape as May has ended and June has begun. As I dust off the porch seats and steel myself for the incessant weed trimmers humming next door and kids screaming across the street, I anticipate with great relish the moments sitting down with some friends and cooling off with a nice, bright, somewhat hoppy ale.  Read More

The Official 2014 World Cup Drinking Game

June 12, 2014 | 3

It’s that time again. Thirty-two teams representing nations from across the world come together for one reason. To give us an excuse to drink for a month straight! Oh, and something about national pride and the glory of being crowned the greatest team in the world’s most popular sport. That too.

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Elysian Brewery | Savant IPA

June 12, 2014 |

ABV: 6.30%
IBU: 66

I am not a scientist and I rarely claim to be, but there has to be research available that proves that people love monkeys. I was at Hugo’s, my local beer store, trying to judge a beer by its label and make the impossible decision: Elysian’s DayGlow IPA with a tiger shooting rainbow lasers out of its eyes or Elysian’s Savant IPA with a monkey in glasses painting a picture. My past experience with Elysian has revolved around their incredible fall pumpkin beers, which made me appoint Elysian my beer of the evening for a rainy Wednesday night.

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2014 Bonnaroo Beer Lineup

June 11, 2014 |

As we’ve mentioned before, we’re pretty stoked to be attending and covering Bonnaroo Music Festival which officially kicks off. And it wouldn’t be like us to cover a festival that features fantastic local craft brews and not try to preview … Read More

The Ultimate 6er | Bonnaroo Edition

June 11, 2014 |

So you’re on your way to Bonnaroo, and you’ve been tasked with the ever-important beer run. Do you just go with the cheapest options available that will likely make you hate life itself by the end of the weekend, or do you get creative? Obviously, PorchDrinking prefers the creative option.

Included below are 6 canned beers that you can purchase in Tennessee. If you’re traveling by car from another state, the options become more plentiful, but we’ll keep it restricted to Bonnaroo’s home state.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

June 11, 2014 |

Hey there PorchDrinkers! Native to the city and looking for events to tide you over for the week? New to the city and looking for the best place to find tasty suds? Visiting and looking for events to hit while you are in town? Check out this week’s Denver Beer Beat . . . did we miss any events in this week’s? Let us know.

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21st Amendment | Lower De Boom

June 11, 2014 |

ABV: 11.5%
IBU: 92

I normally do not drink things out of small cans. The only things that come in small cans are energy drinks and pineapple juice. I was, however intrigued when I spotted a four pack of 21st Amendment’s “Lower De Boom” Barleywine on an endcap. It was on sale – the deal was sealed. Read More

Madtree Brewing | Sol Drifter

June 10, 2014 |

4.3% ABV

It’s summertime! Sunshine, pool parties, cabrewing, and most importantly, delicious summer beer! Madtree’s Sol Drifter will take all of the great things of summer and put them in your mouth. A sessionable blonde ale brewed with strawberries that is a refreshing tasty beer that everyone can enjoy, and it comes in a pink can, so ladies, you got that going for you.

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Powder Keg Brewing Company | Niwot, CO

June 9, 2014 |

101 2nd Avenue,  Niwot CO 80544

Estimated Open Date: Early July, 2014

Brewing System: 4 ½ Barrel Brewhouse

Food: Rincon Argentino out of Boulder for Argentinian empanadas as well as Shamanes Bake Shop for pastries and pot pies.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

June 9, 2014 |

This week, find out a little about yourself from the beer you drink. Also, be jealous (or lucky if you’re there) that Oregon has two craft beer weeks overlapping. Finally, there’s big news for Mikkeller, 3 Floyds, and The Bruery – all in this edition of the Growler Fill.

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Rivertowne Brewing | Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer

June 9, 2014 |

Rivertowne Brewing Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer – 4.8%ABV

Picture this…It is a b-e-a-u-tiful sunny day, let’s say 80 degrees or so, and you are floating down a river on the device of your choice, maybe its a canoe, kayak, tube, or … Read More