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Bluejacket, Winter’s Hit, Looks Toward Spring

March 13, 2014 |

The nightlife in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington, DC, is usually quiet in the winter, when the Washington Nationals baseball team heads to spring training in sunny Florida. The neighborhood is industrial, a work-in-progress, with fresh condo developments … Read More

Awesomesauce- TED Talks

March 13, 2014 |

In direct contrast to most of most of my peers who like to go out after work, be social, and have some fun,  my idea of an exciting Friday night is sitting on my couch with my Apple TV remote … Read More

Southampton Publick House – Imperial Porter

March 13, 2014 |

With Spring Forward a very big part of our lives this past weekend, you would almost think it was time for this writer to find a new style of beer to write about; a new muse to serve as inspiration, … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Erin Go Bragh

March 12, 2014 |

I have always been partial to St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps it is the mandated wearing of green (my favorite color) or maybe it is because my name is plastered across bars and parades across the country (Erin Go Bragh! Ireland Forever!). Or maybe it is just the requisite day-drinking involved. As a beer lover St. Patrick’s Day is just in general a great day, regardless of your opinion on corned beef and cabbage. So for your drinking pleasure, I present to you an Ultimate 6er sure to bring great craic.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

March 12, 2014 |

Is it patio time yet?!? It’s so close I can taste it! Please follow along as we showcase the not-to-miss events in this week’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat including a grip of St Patty’s Day happenings, some more beer releases, beer & yoga classes and a dive deeper into future events. Get stoked!

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Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner Bock

March 12, 2014 | 1

ABV: 4.4%

Bitterness: 13 IBU

Shiner Bock. I couldn’t tell you the first time I tried it, but my most recent love affair with the Texas brew began shortly after Christmas. My friends Christine, Samantha and I went to see Dallas Buyers Club, and at the end of the film Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey are splitting none other than (you guessed it!) a bottle of Shiner Bock. Up until this point, I had kind of forgotten about it, which isn’t fair to such a stellar beer, but it just got lost in the fray. Read More

Infinite Monkey Theorem | Barrel Aged Citra Dry Hopped Pear Cider

March 11, 2014 |

There are moments in your life that become firmly imprinted for the rest of your existence. The first time you ride a bike, the first time you see your team win a national title, your first kiss, the first time … Read More

Beer and Food – Wild Dubbel

March 10, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. As we mentioned in last weeks article, continuing on the with our theme of the month, this week we are featuring OAK at fourteenth and the New Belgium Brewing Lips of Faith Wild 2 Dubbel.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 10, 2014 |

Is it spring yet? The seasonals are changing and temperatures seem to be on the rise. That means festivals, celebrations, and don’t forget that St. Patrick’s day is this month! Everybody start getting excited.

. Founders Brewing releases beer locator … Read More

Show Me the Money | NBA Two Year Policy

March 10, 2014 |

What do you think of the “One and Done” Rule (a.k.a. the NBA eligibility rule)?

Two years ago after Kentucky hoisted the National Championship trophy: the rule isn’t perfect, but John Calipari has system beat, so there is no need … Read More

Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

March 10, 2014 |

Against the Grain Rico Sauvin

ABV: 7.6%

I passed a lone bottle of Against the Grain’s Rico Sauvin IPA at Party Mart in Louisville, Ky. And then I stopped. And then I picked up the bottle. The gentleman on the wrapper peered suggestively at me. I registered vague surprise that the bottle wasn’t sticky.

I mean… look at that dude. He is so skanky. The pimply nose… the hop cone mustache… the tickled nipple. He stares into the skanky part of your soul. Then again, I think he reflects the beer-drinking facet that I love the most: skanky soul-searching. Preferably at 1AM+. I carried the bottle to the counter.

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Atwater Brewery | Vanilla Java Porter

March 7, 2014 |

ABV 5.50%

IBU 12

You can’t drink all day without starting in the morning. On a cold Michigan morning like this, Atwater Brewery’s Vanilla Java Porter ain’t a bad place to start. Read More

Petrus Oud Bruin

March 6, 2014 |

Photo provided by www.betterbeerblog.com

ABV 5.5%

A day off generally revolves around weighing being productive or the more common form of procrastination. Luckily on my day off I was able to look forward to finally trying my Petrus Oud Bruin … Read More

Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest 2014

March 5, 2014 |

Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest

February 14 and 15, 2014

Duke Energy Convention Center. Cincinnati, Oh

Thousands of beer lovers gathered together during the two epic nights of the Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest. What some have claimed to become the largest … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

March 5, 2014 |

Welcome to this week’s Denver Beer Beat. What a week huh?! Hopefully all of you cerevisaphiles out there got your fix with Pliny the Younger popping up all over town. How lucky are we to have so many chances to try that coveted brew?! How about Avery Strong Ale Fest? So much good came out of that event that I must digress on to March. March is a month of transition. Lots of breweries are rolling out all of the big stuff from winter so they can to keep us toasty and warm while also trying to provide ample amounts of spring-esque suds for those gorgeous patio days. So whether you are trying to hit those last days of stout or gearing up for an afternoon porch session, please follow along as we showcase the not-to-miss events in this week’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat.

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Sidekick EPA – Two Brothers Brewing (Warrenville, IL)

March 5, 2014 |

IBU: 36.1
ABV: 5.1%

The last six months have seen an influx of new Midwestern and Colorado beers into Florida, and I, for one, am pretty darn excited about that. Founders and New Belgium are the two biggest new names in the state, but we are also starting to see some smaller breweries, such as Two Brothers. The Sidekick is the first beer I’ve tried from them. Read More

Stochasticity Project | Grapefruit Slam IPA

March 4, 2014 |

ABV: 8.2%

IBU: 95

I was recently asked someone in passing what their favorite citrus fruit was. Is that an odd question? I guess that’s the kind of question you ask and can expect an honest-to-god answer. Why would anyone taradiddle on tangerines? I think you can tell a lot about a person by their taste in citrus fruit – I’d venture that a majority of replies will be “ummm, oranges?”. That’s fine, oranges are good, but in all honesty, they’re the Bud Light of the citrus world. I don’t have anything against oranges or the good people who grow them (I have a glass of OJ every morning when I wake up) but this answer is all too milquetoast. There are so many varieties of citrus fruit; it’s damn hard to get anything but excited about them. The lowly citron, the mandarin orange, the lemon, the Kumquat!, the possibilities are endless. Read More

Beer and Food | Kolsch

March 3, 2014 |

Welcome back to the delicious world of beer and food. Now that we have covered the basics in last week’s installment, we can move into our first course to start the month. As a way to pay tribute to our … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 3, 2014 |

So are we drinking cheap beer again or not? While American sales might be down, distributors are backing off of the craft beer craze and pushing “cheap beer” ad campaigns further. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. But it’s okay, because we still have Sam Calagione to show us how we’ve been drinking our beers wrong all along anyway.

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Green Flash Brewing | Hop Odyssey Black IPA

March 3, 2014 |

ABV: 7.2%
IBU: 85

As spring approaches and Colorado’s notoriously schizophrenic weather becomes even more erratic, I find myself having an increasingly hard time deciding between a soothing, satisfying stout or a creature with sharper, hop-stained teeth. In these moments of seasonal indecision, my favor often falls on Black IPAs, especially ones crafted by West Coast breweries.
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