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21st Amendment Brewery – Brew Free Or Die IPA

July 16, 2012 |

Brew Free! Or Die IPA – 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA

ABV: 7%

IBU: 70

In honor of the recently celebrated Amurrrcuhhh Day, I’ve decided to review the Brew Free or Die IPA. I may or may not have … Read More

Hop into Summer with Zommerhop

July 14, 2012 |

Zommerhop –  Brouwerij de Molen from the Netherlands

Style: American IPA

ABV:6.2%

IBU:42

Hops: Permiant and Sazz for bittering. Columbus and Cascade for aroma and flavor.

Background: Summer has hit and the temperature is rising. You are looking for a beer … Read More

Odell Brewery – IPA

July 13, 2012 |

IPA – Odell Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 7%

IBU: 60

If you are ever in Fort Collins, CO, you will be thankful to find four breweries less than a mile away from each other. To get the best … Read More

PorchDrinking Launch Party Recap

July 13, 2012 |

Photos Courtesy of Erika Schultz and Lizzie Bourque

It has been said all along that PorchDrinking.com was created as a fun medium for several friends to gather.  It was an opportunity to enjoy drinking and talking about … Read More

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

July 13, 2012 |

Smirnoff Ice BLACK Fruit Punch

ABV: 8%

One of the best perks of my job, as beer buyer for a liquor store, is free beer. I receive samples from sales reps of new products and seasonal items to taste … Read More

Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout

July 12, 2012 |

Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout – Hinterland Brewery, Green Bay, WI

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 30

 

Downtown living gets hectic and all the noise and bustle can quickly create an uncomfortable ambiance in my brain. Life downtown seems perpetually hurried … Read More

Round Table Discussion

July 12, 2012 |

Every now and then we here at PorchDrinking will sit down for a little round table discussion to share our thoughts through our virtual porch.  This week’s topic?  Well since we’ve been going down memory lane with our fits … Read More

One Minute Beer Review- Southern Tier 2XIPA

July 11, 2012 |

2XIPA– Southern Tier Brewing Co, Lakewood, NY

ABV: 8.2%

One of my friends mentioned that Southern Tier could be comparable to the Great Divide of the North East.  To that I said, why the hell is a north eastern … Read More

Ultimate 6er for the “Garden State” Soundtrack

July 11, 2012 |

I’ve been undergoing a spate of crippling nostalgia lately. It hasn’t been anything too depressing; entire afternoons squandered on multiple viewings of Clueless and American Pie interspersed with Daria marathons. The normal stuff. Fortunately, I’ve stopped short … Read More

Great Divide Brewing – Wild Raspberry Ale

July 11, 2012 |

Wild Raspberry Ale – Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 18

There is some misconception that all so-called fruity beers are both one-note and seasonal in nature. The misconception may be self-inflicted. Distinctly fruit beers have often been afterthoughts … Read More

What is Craft Beer?

July 10, 2012 |

As I walked out of Coors Field after a Rockies game, I saw a sign: “Craft Beer in 500 feet”. On this sign there was a Blue Moon logo and with its placement in COORS Field, I can assume … Read More

Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA

July 10, 2012 |

Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA – Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA

ABV: 10.8%

IBU: 110

As the name states, this beer will ruin you.

However, this is the first beer that I have taken the time … Read More

One Minute Beer Review – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

July 9, 2012 |

Special Double Cream Stout – Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, MI

ABV: 6.1%

Available:  AZ, AL, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY,  MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, VA and WI

When I saw special double cream stout … Read More

Trappist Achel – Bruin Bier Extra

July 9, 2012 |

Bruin Bier Extra – Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis, Achel, Belgium ABV: 9.5%

Trappist breweries are somewhat of a rarity in this world. As there are only seven Trappist breweries in the world (and seeing a six of them … Read More

Odell Brewery Company – Levity Amber Ale

July 7, 2012 |

Levity Amber Ale – Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO

ABV: 5.1%

IBU: 24

Like most amber ales, the first thing you are going to notice is it’s bronze in color. But it’s what’s inside that makes this amber ale … Read More

Great Lakes Brewing – Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

July 6, 2012 |

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter – Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, OH

ABV: 5.8%

IBU: 37

Availability: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

 I watched far too much … Read More

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

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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