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New Beers Resolutions

January 2, 2013 |

 

 

 

 

Drink more craft beer!

So much amazing beer… so little time.

Don’t become a snob.

Yes we love to promote Craft, but really it all starts with beer to begin with. When talking to our friend in Kentucky they mentioned that right now it’s all about getting people to enjoy beer first, then expanding their horizons. So drink beer. Whether it’s Coors or Westy 12.

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Southern Tier Brewing Company- Old Man Winter Ale

December 31, 2012 |

It’s my brother-in-law’s 30th birthday and I need to get him a gift. First, I need to decide what to get him. Beer. OK, that didn’t take long. But now that hard part, which one?

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Black Shirt Brewing Co., Denver, CO

December 27, 2012 |

Can you name another brewery that specializes only in red ales? I can’t. Black Shirt Brewing Co. is doing what you wouldn’t expect, focusing solely on creating red ales for the reason that they want to do one thing and do it right.

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Rogue Ales – Double Chocolate Stout

December 27, 2012 |
ABV  8.7%
IBU 50 
AA 77
Lovibond 135º
Plato 22º

Rogue has always been one of my favorite breweries. Most people know them for their Dead Guy Ale, which in all rights is an amazing beer. However, their Double Chocolate Stout has now become my favorite Rogue brew and perhaps one of my favorite stouts. While it is available on draft, I have yet to see it in Colorado. It is also available in a bomber – it is one you can’t miss being in a bright fire engine red bottle.Turns out I am not the only one who loves this beer as it won a gold medal at the 2010 world beer championships.

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Merry Christmas from PorchDrinking!

December 25, 2012 |

We here at PorchDrinking would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Thank you for being part of our family over the past 6 months and we hope that you are getting to spend time with your own!  Here’s a recap of our 12 Beers of Christmas.  May this next year be filled with great cheer and even better beer!

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 11: Boulevard Nutcracker

December 24, 2012 |

This beer pours a deep, dark brown almost black, Smells of roasted malt, coffee, and light herbaceous hops. The label says it’s a fresh hopped Winter Warmer, but the only hops I get are on the nose and it is … Read More

12 Beers of Christmas | Day 9- Mikkeller’s From To

December 22, 2012 |

8.0% ABV

Holy holiday cheer this beer is outstanding. Malty + sprucey + notes of a subtle mint chocolate. The balanced mouthfeel embodies a depth of both flavor and complexity, making every sip thirst quenching for the next. Halfway through … Read More

12 Beers of Christmas | Day 8- Shiner Cheer

December 21, 2012 |

When you’re from Texas, you’re not just from Texas. Being from Texas is more like a lifestyle than a classification. We almost all get the state outline tattooed somewhere on our body, we shout “TEXAS!” at inappropriate times whenever we … Read More

The Ultimate 6er – The League

December 19, 2012 |

The League is a hilarious glimpse at what we fantasy football fanatics endure every season. They’ve spoiled us with two episodes each of the last 2 weeks, so I thought I’d return the favor with an Ultimate 6er. Pick one of these bad boys up and tune in to FX this Thursday! Read More

Crafting a Nation Kickstarter

December 19, 2012 |

Recently we had the chance to sit down with Thomas Kolicko, the Director and one of the Producers of the upcoming documentary, Crafting a Nation.   This is the story of the recent boom of the craft beer industry throughout the United States.  Thomas’s mission much like ours here at PorchDrinking.com is to build a better beer community and he’s done so through this project.

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Homebrewing Gingerbread Stout: Part 2

December 18, 2012 | 1

The brilliant thing about homebrewing is that as long as you have excellent sanitation practices, there’s no reason you can’t tweak a recipe once you’ve already brewed it and begun fermentation. With the exception of beer flaws, lots of changes can take place in beers post fermentation. One perfect example is dry-hopping beers. When our Gingerbread stout wasn’t quite up to snuff, we upped the ante.

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12 Beers of Christmas: Day 5 | New Belgium’s Snow Day

December 18, 2012 |

Growing up in Wisconsin, I am familiar with snow days. The anticipation as I went to bed wondering if it would be my alarm to wake me up or my mom coming in to unplug my clock and tell me school was cancelled. Putting on layers of waterproof clothes that would be enough to keep me warm as I played in the yard with my siblings for as many hours as my body could handle. Snow days have a special place in my heart, and as I open this cold bottle, warm memories come back to me. Read More

PorchDrinking and Country Boy Brewing God’s Pantry Food Bank Event

December 17, 2012 |

We are extremely excited to announce our first of many future benefit events.  Join us THIS Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Country Boy Brewing in Lexington, Kentucky for a night of special tappings with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting God’s Pantry Food Bank.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 4- Southern Tier’s 2XMAS

December 17, 2012 |

“…with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads…” If by sugar, he means malt, and by plumbs, he meant prunes. If he means stomach instead of head and drunken stupor instead of visions, then he must have bellied up at The Beer Trappe on Saturday night as Southern Tier’s 2XMAS joined the tap rotation. By the way, what the crap is a sugarplum?

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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 3-Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Celebration Ale

December 16, 2012 |

Style: American Style IPA
ABV: 6.8%
IBU: 65

Celebrate good times, come on!
It’s a celebration
Celebrate good times, come on!
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12 Beers of Christmas | Day 2: Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale

December 15, 2012 |

ABV: 5.5%

Anchor Brewing’s “Christmas Ale,” also known as “Our Special Ale,” is in its thirty-eighth year. I only wish I had heard of this brewery out of San Francisco before this summer; the recipe is different every year, and it would have been nice to have something to compare it to. The tree used on the label is also different each time around. This year it’s Araucaria heterophylla, or a Norfolk Island pine. Read More

12 Beers of Christmas | Day 1: Breckenridge Christmas Ale

December 13, 2012 | 3

ABV: 7.4%

Once upon a time, a time one day ago in fact, a single man braved the single worst element, wind, and walked the entire one block down to his favorite watering hole. Once he found a single seat at the bar, he knew it was time to make the #1 most important decision of his night: What will my first beer be? After scanning the droughts for one minute, his eyes finally came upon a single tap placed by its lonesome at the end of the bar, the tap for Breckenridge Christmas Ale. This was to be his first beer of the night. There was one thing amiss about the drought tap, however, atop it sat a single piece of paper. Taped to the back of the tap with one measly piece of Scotch tape, the single piece of paper simply read: “Christmas Ale : $1.” Read More

Ultimate 6er | Mayan Apocalypse

December 12, 2012 |

Beware ye, the end is Nye!

We have officially reached the end of our time on earth. Or so say the ancient Mayans, at least.

Friday, December 21, 2012 is the day we either rejoice for our lives or shudder with fear as we greet our demise. As for me, I’m down for a celebration. My last day on Mother Earth is going to be the biggest f’ing party I’ve ever seen! Why not go out with a bang, ya dig? Let’s all die with smiles on our faces.

So here ye, I propose this Ultimate 6er with all the appropriate themes of death.

In this order you shall enjoy these lovely brews before you revel in the face of the apocalypse. Read More

#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Co.

December 12, 2012 | 2

OMGeeeeeee! After a long awaited arrival, Magic Hat #9 is finally here! The first time I saw it sitting quietly in a liquor store cooler, I shrieked like a 10-year old school girl. Those of you from the East Coast have been able to get your hands on it for a while, and have tortured us less fortunate Coloradans with your tales of taste and complexity. But no more!

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Winter Beers Poll

December 11, 2012 | 1

I can tell by my heat blanket, the frost on my windshield, and the seasonal obsession with soups that winter is undeniably upon us.  As such a host of winter beers have emerged once again.  Whether they are winter warmers, variant IPAs, spiced delights or holiday themed treats, there’s something special about what winter beers bring to the table.  We want to know your favorites so vote below in our Bitch Beer inspired poll!

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