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This past Saturday we celebrated our 1 year anniversary with a good old fashioned bottle share. What resulted was one of the greatest collections of beer I’ve ever been around at one time. We saw the likes of Heady Topper, …
Every summer for the past 24 years, over 10,000 visitors have travelled up north to The Centennial State’s beer-loving haven: Fort Collins. The City and its Downtown Business Association, renowned for their love of craft beer, has put on one of the greatest gatherings of brewers in the country known as the Colorado Brewer’s Festival 2013. This weekend-long event showcases a plethora of some of Colorado’s finest, from the tiny nano-breweries like Boulder’s Asher or Loveland’s Verboten, up to the near-macros such as Fort Collins’ own New Belgium and Golden’s Blue Moon.
I know I’m a little late since summer officially started a week ago, but I couldn’t resist showcasing Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Summer Solstice. According to their website, “it’s become affectionately known as ‘cream soda for …
Everyone who has ever homebrewed always aspires to see one of their recipes brewed on a commercial system. A few months ago, Tristan, our fearless leader, approached Phil and I to create a beer recipe for PorchDrinking’s 1 year …
Earlier this year we brought you our Summer Movie Preview for the first half of the season. Here’s our second part in the series replete with summer blockbusters that you should check out, and a few you might want to …
This taproom only treat was one warming experience. Avery blends the rich dark maltiness of a wee heavy with peated malt and to top it off, adds smoked chili peppers. From beginning to finish I got a ton …
It’s summertime, the weather’s warm and the sun is out. What better way to soak up the rays than with some smoky barbecue and refreshing beers to share among friends? Now that the season is officially here, everyone’s ready to …
This week we celebrate the PorchDrinking.com’s one year anniversary. So we wanted to look back on some of our favorite posts that some of you may have missed along the way. Some are being revisited due to their hilarity, others because of how well written they were, and others just because they hold special meaning to us personally. Here is the second installment of PorchDrinking.com First Year in Review.
I am an unabashed advocate and lover of all beers brewed in Colorado. In fact, prior to my Memorial Day weekend trip to Chicago, my top five breweries all resided in this grand, rectangular state: Avery, Great Divide, Renegade, Oskar Blues, and Left Hand. You have to admit that Colorado does indeed have a mighty fine selection of brews, right? And those five only scratch the tip of that clichéd iceberg! So, please forgive my Colorado Brew Bias (CBB), for it is ever present throughout my writing.
With that being said, over Memorial Day weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago, Illinois, home to sellouts and pretty-solid breweries alike (Goose Island and Pipeworks, respectively). However, the true grail of this mid-western region lies just across the border in Munster, Indiana, at a little brewery and brew Pub called Three Floyds Brewing.
Today marks the official anniversary of PorchDrinking.com’s inception. So we wanted to look back on some of our favorite posts that some of you may have missed as you’ve joined us along the way. Some are being revisited due to their hilarity, others because of how beautifully written they were, and others just because they hold special meaning to us personally. Here is the first installment of PorchDrinking.com First Year in Review.
This post originally appeared as one of the first posts on PorchDrinking when we launched FOUR Years Ago. We wanted to share this again, because Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout is a phenomenal Colorado beer and because many of you all have joined us since we first launched. For those who have followed us since the beginning thanks for your support and we hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.
Homebrewing has been an American staple dating back as far as our founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson homebrewed, Barack Obama’s administration recently “homebrewed”, and many of you probably do too. But imagine the opportunity to brew on a commercial system and actually sell YOUR own beer to the masses, all without the hassle of opening up your own brewery.
The first time I ordered a Lagunitas IPA, I was in a bar in downtown Chicago, having just run a 5K (a bizarre feat that is entirely uncommon in my life and will probably never happen again.) Anyhow, I couldn’t see the whole tap, but I could see the “Lagun” of the “Lagunitas” label. Naturally, I told the bartender I wanted the Laguna Beach beer, which, for the record, I still find to be hilarious. Try it out the next time you order it; just know your audience first.
In honor of our “first year of being a real thing”, we decided to brew a collaboration anniversary beer with Mountain Sun Brewery. John and Jeff were kind enough to give us the proverbial keys to the brewery and allowed …
I still remember vividly my first can of Heady Topper. I was out celebrating my birthday with my girlfriend, a burger, some oysters, and beers. Inexplicably, The Alchemist’s Heady Topper was listed on the menu, here in Boston. To this …
I have a reputation among my friends for being sort of a know-it-all. It’s mostly random, useless knowledge which makes me a useful trivia partner, but it mostly just takes up a lot of extra brain cells that I could be using for, I don’t know, nuclear physics or something more helpful to the world at large (unless you count winning some free beer as being helpful to the world at large.)
F.G = 5.5°P, O.G. = 22°P
IBU’s = 58, 10.9% alc./vol.
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company out of Akron, Ohio recently released two barrel-aged beers that have previously been draft only, these beers being Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wulver and Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Night. Of course, I had to review my favorite style first. Bring on the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout!
Searching for that refreshing brew this summer can be overwhelming while I stare giddily at the bottle shop coolers. I scan and scan until I find something that can pack in the flavor but also has a refreshing finish. I stay calm and I don’t get ruffled. I know I have found what I am looking for. It’s a Cucumber Cream Ale from Twisted Pine Brewery and it’s just one of the many green gourd guzzlers out in the market place this summer. To stay as cool as a cucumber this summer, walk with me through a myriad of tasty barley pops that pay homage to the cuke. To the cucumber beer patch we go . . .
It’s crazy what can happen in a year. What began as a fun project with myself and a handful of misfit friends is now approaching a year of existence. In honor of our 1st year of existence we’re throwing PorchDrinking.com 1 Year Anniversary Party bottle share on Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m.